The New Curator | Book Review

Understand the art world? No, we don’t either! Luckily, The New Curator, by Natasha Hoare, offers some serious insight into some of the most innovating and interesting practices today, including Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin and Art Angel. A ubiquitous word in contemporary culture, the term ‘curate’ can be interpreted in a number of ways. Originating from the Latin word curare […]

Don’t Get A Job…Make A Job | Book Review

Don’t Get A Job…Make A Job: How To Make It As A Creative Graduate is a new release from Laurence King Publishing by author and lecturer Gem Barton. Full of advice and insights for new and emerging graduates on how to forge a path of their own in the creative industry, this is a must […]

The Book of the Bird | Book Review

As a boy in short trousers, our good friend and previous contributor, Conor Stevens used to tell people that he wanted to be an ornithologist. So who better to review the newest Angus Hyland publication all about our feathered friends, The Book of the Bird. As a snot-nosed brat I used to tell anyone who would […]

Creating a Brand Identity: A Guide for Designers | Book Review

For designers, creating a brand identity can be a complex and daunting challenge. A variety of skills are required to ensure that the successful brand shapes consumer’s perceptions and expectations. We caught up with Dublin designer Shane Kenna, who reviewed the new Laurence King, Creating a Brand Identity for us. Creating a Brand Identity by Catharine […]

The Creative Workplace | Book Review

Inspired by OFFSET 2015 and the creative workplace of some of  its speakers, Roads Publishing has produced a book featuring some of the world’s most innovative and beautiful workplaces, all in one sharply produced book. The Creative Workplace opens with an introduction from our good friend and human man, Rob Alderson, who is the former editor-in-chief of It’s Nice That, and […]

IADT Future Proofed 2016

Some of Ireland’s creative talent of tomorrow showcased at the IADT graduate exhibition. Last week OFFSET took to their bike and cycled out to Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art and Design to check out the next crop of Design graduates at the Future Proofed exhibition. Future Proofed the title of the Visual Communications Exhibition was […]

Where’s Warhol? | Book Review

It’s no secret that we’re fans of illustrator Andrew Rae here at OFFSET. We’ve even been lucky enough to have him on our main stage in Dublin and at our 2014 Limerick event. In this new publication from Laurence King, Andrew is joined by art historian, Catherine Ingram, to bring us back in time with […]

Bob The Artist | Book Review

Hot off the presses from Laurence King Publishing, the beautifully produced book, Bob The Artist, landed at OFFSET HQ this week. We’ve been fans of Marion Deuchars for some time now and her first foray into the world of picture books is a major hit for the award winning illustrator of the Let’s Make Some […]

Exhibition Review | The Turner Prize

OFFSET recently took a trip to the to the damp but culturally vibrant city of Glasgow to catch the final weekend of The Turner Prize. The weather in Glasgow was incredibly bitter that weekend so we wrapped up in our warmest woolies and hopped on a train to Tramway to catch OFFSET 2016 speakers and […]

Hate Mail : The Definitive Collection | Book Review

Hate Mail : The Definitive Collection is the ultimate retrospective of London-based illustrator/designer, Mr Bingo and his hugely popular Hate Mail project. Since 2011 and starting off on Twitter, Mr Bingo has sent 928 vintage postcards embellished with offensive messages to recipients around the world. This book, the ‘Rolls Royce’ of books, is a beautiful, high […]