Archive for June, 2013

Work in Progress

Saturday, June 29th, 2013


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Was doing this at the recent All City Tivoli Car Park Jam (All Caps). Not finished yet, but ye might spot it flying around in the Dublin area. And now for a photo of SPRAYCANS IN A BAG:

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They look so snug, don’t they?

DabbledooMusic Fundit Campaign Underway (Wahey!)

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Today is a good day. Just launched the DabbledooMusic Fundit campaign to get a few quid together so we can build a proper interactive website for the project. At the moment we’re running off a pretty basic blog with loads of great lessons up there, but in order to spread and get more people involved as we REVOLUTIONISE THE WAY MUSIC IS TAUGHT, COMPOSED AND PERFORMED, we’re gonna need to step it up some. Have a look here to find out more about what we intend to do (the video explains it all pretty well!), what prizes are on offer and also stay in touch with the events and BUZZ we have planned for offer the course of the campaign.

Already we’re 11% funded (thanks folks!). We’ve got 33 days to go, so if you believe in what we do, please donate to support the project. If yr totally strapped, you can still help by sharing it and getting the word out. At Dabbledoo Towers, we’re really looking forward to bringing this to the next level, and we’re pretty lucky to have gotten such support and positive feedback from everyone in the last year and a half. We’ve come a long way, let’s keep her lit!

Oh and here’s a stop motion we did of a graf piece I did featuring Igor the Great to promote the campaign. Shouts to Gilly for camera skills and to the crew at the Shaw for giving us such a prime location!

 

Algorithms and Silkscreens

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

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Recently took part in a print workshop as part of the Glitch Festival in Rua Red, which was curated by Nóra O Murchú. It took place over two Saturdays. The first one was based in Rua Red itself, with Julien Gachadoat taking us through the programming language Processing from the very beginning. Eight hours later we had a pretty good understanding, and got comfortable enough to start creating our own designs using nothing but code (see example above).

I barely scrapped passes in computer programming when I was in college so it was pretty refreshing to have such a good teacher who explained it from the most simple concepts up. The other participants were a great bunch too and we got to trade heaps of ideas, plus I heard about this and this.

The next week we went to Black Church Print Studios in Templebar and exposed out designs through screens. We then used the exposed screen to print direct onto a number of materials, including bags, tshirts and fabiano paper (see below).

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Hats off to our instructors, Louise and Hugh, who brought lots of encouragement and enthusiasm to the day. Well done to Nora for putting together such a deadly workshop (within a deadly festival) and fair play to Rua Red for hosting it all! This has got to be one of the most comprehensive and value-for-money workshops I’ve done, plus it’s pretty sweet to end up with loads of stuff I designed at the end. Yus!

Oh yeah and there’s gonna be a Irish producer showcasre/closing party for the festival REAL SOON:

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Jus sayin…

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

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For Roise

Monday, June 24th, 2013

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Brookfield Community Garden

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

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Back in July 2011, I facilitated the painting of a wall out in Brookfield with children from the local primary school. It was the first phase of a clean-up operation for a laneway between the school and the estates which had been used for illegal dumping as well as being the site for a tragic death. In the two years since this piece was completed, the laneway has been transformed, with raised beds, irrigation systems and colourful signage all in place. A number of local community projects look after the scheme, and I’ve got to say fair play to them for all the work they’ve put in. A few weeks ago I dropped back to work with another youth group (many of whom I worked with years ago and are still spraypainting!) and we did a 60ft mural near the entrance of the laneway. The sun stayed out and we got some nice results!

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Konono No. 1 Live in Dublin

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Fettercairn Community Centre

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

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Popped out to Fettercairn recently to work with a youth group on a rather tricky graffiti piece. The theme was ‘anti graffiti and anti litter’. I decided to ignore the anti graffiti element and focused on anti litter. Went with something different as it was a corrugated surface and tricky to work on so came up with something a bit more in a graphic design style.

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This might be on e of the first things ever I’ve done that didn’t have black lines, but it worked out sweet, the group really got into it and they did a pretty tight job!

 

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Oh and well done to Pizza Dog (that’s his name) who kept trying to grab my pizza until he was finally rewarded with a gust of wind which practically handed it to him. Fair’s fair innit.


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Maga Bo Returns!

Friday, June 14th, 2013

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About 2 years ago I was going on about how deadly Maga Bo is. Finally managed to sort out a gig for him on his upcoming European tour to promote his rather awesome ‘Quilombo de Futuro‘ album. He’s done up a tasty mix of his tunes to promote the tour, you can check it below on Soundlcloud. I recommend downloading it for vehicular cruises.

He’s going to be joined by percussion players from Ajo Arkestra, with support from Limerick’s Peter Curtin, as well as Saudade selectahs Edzillion and myself. Gonna be a big one!

BBQ Skull

Friday, June 14th, 2013

 

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Did this piece yesterday at the Temple Bar Night Market. Big up Dublin City Parking Services who clamped me as I worked. Loads of cool pieces done from the likes of DMC, Wilko and Kathria Rupit. Shouts to Alexa from White Lady Art for organising it. Here’s the photos:

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