Some local events and talent

If you are out and about in old Dublin town this weekend don’t forget the Dublin Flea Market is on this Sunday in Newmarket Square.

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D went along to the Abram Games exhibition in NCAD the other day and said it was brilliant – so if you get a chance get along. And now for the blurb –

Abram Games was one of the 20th century’s most influential British graphic designers. His works demonstrate the immediacy of the most simple of visual designs, their effectiveness in transmitting a message and producing a powerful impact in the mind of the viewer.

Games designed some of Britain’s most iconic wartime propaganda images, such as the “Join the ATS” recruitment poster of 1941 (nicknamed the “Blonde Bombshell”). During his time as Official War Poster Artist, Games designed about 100 posters for the British war effort. Using his own distinctively sparse, modernistic style, his work before, during and after WWII earned him a reputation as the most direct and efficient of visual communicators. Games has left behind a body of work which can now be seen as a fascinating record of social history from the war and interwar periods of the 20th century.

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And for those of you who like to shop online for fine art prints by Irish artists then check out Canvas Online Store.

All works are archival digital giclee prints on hahnemuhle paper and are in editions of 10. They come signed or with an authentication card.

The featured artist this week is Chris Haughton

CHRIS HAUGHTON is an Irish illustrator living and working in London. He regularly illustrates for publications such as The Guardian and The Independent. He was listed in Time Magazine’s ‘Design 100’ in 2007 for the work he has been doing with People Tree, a fair trade clothing company.

Chris has traveled extensively throughout Asia and is very influenced by Japanese prints and Indian painting. He has digitally recombined drawings and collage elements from his sketchbooks to create surreal imagery and landscapes.

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I wish I had money to buy the four pictured above. They would be perfect in the bedroom.

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3 comments
  1. sharon said:

    hey mel….the flea market poster is by my friend chris judge…check out his cool illustrations at http://www.chrisjudge.com

  2. M said:

    hi sharon – chris is a very talented illustrator. glad to see he has set up a shop.

  3. Hilary said:

    Oh love those chris Haughton pics especially the last one!

    I hope to definitely pay the Flea market a visit this sunday 🙂

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