OFFSET London Titles with Aran Quinn

Using what seems like every second of his time when he wasn’t working at The Mill+ in New York, Dublin’s Aran Quinn created our OFFSET London titles. We caught up with Aran to see exactly how it all went down and how he injected his quirky and inventive use of stop motion along with that cheeky sense of humour […]

A New Perspective with Morag Myerscough

We are counting down the days to OFFSET London and we are delighted to have award winning designer and artist, Morag Myerscough speaking on Friday afternoon. Founder of Studio Myerscough and a founding member of Supergroup, Morag is a hero of ours, creating immersive and engaging places out of spaces. We caught up with her despite her very […]

Irelandopedia | Book Review

Fatti Burke, known to her friends as Kathi, is a Dublin-based illustrator and designer. Hailing from Waterford originally, she has just launched her book, Irelandopedia, which she has co-written with her father John Burke. For her first book this is an impressively ambitious undertaking, with the father daughter teaming up to produce a children’s book […]

Danger Mouse

After 20 years off the telly, Danger Mouse came back on our screens this week on CBBC. Offset stalwart and illustrator Steve Simpson worked on the original cartoon at Cosgrove Hall over twenty years ago. I dropped him a line during the week to see what he makes of the new updated version and to […]

Story Hun? | Culture Night

This Friday sees the 10th incarnation of Culture Night and amongst the many events taking place, one of our picks for the night is illustrator and artist Aoife Dooley‘s Dublin Hun for Downstairs Dublin along Merrion Square. Aoife was invited to be an ambassador this year for Culture Night and she will be doodling caricatures […]

Little Houses | Book Review

Little Houses by Helen Musselwhite and published by Laurence King Publishing brings counting to life through the magical and colourful world of paper cut houses. Journey to lots of different little houses as you learn to spot and count from one to ten, (well, as your child learns to count from one to ten)! Helen’s […]

Roads Classic Covers

There are now 34 titles in the Roads Classics series. The first ten were published in 2013. The covers, layout and over all design structure of the books were initially developed by OFFSET 2012 speakers Conor & David. Roads were keen that the artwork represents a gentle nod, or an abstract reference to each novel, […]

Graphic Design Visionaries | Book Review

Packed full of examples of work from 75 of the world’s greatest graphic designers and a couple of former OFFSET speakers, Caroline Roberts’ ‘Graphic Design Visionaries’ lays out beautifully and in chronological order the visionaries who have shaped the field of graphic design over the last 100 years. The book is easy to navigate with […]

Upstarts

Making Waves: 2014 ICAD Upstarts Exhibition opening The annual ICAD Upstarts programme involves an intensive series of workshops held over six weeks, during the summer months with the cream of Ireland’s creative talent playing an active part in developing the Upstarts. The briefs are challenging, different and usually push the candidates capabilities. The Upstart this year has […]

The Project Twins | New Exhibition

  The Project Twins are Cork based design and art duo Michael and James Fitzpatrick. Their style of art and design creates playful graphic work across a broad spectrum of mediums. Their new show Sticky Thoughts is a collection of prints and paintings depicting their usual brand of humour, irony and wit and explores ideas […]