HALFTONE 2017

The first week of November has found itself brimming with cultural activity, with the likes of Mind Over Matter by the Institute of Designers in Ireland, a day of creativity aiming to shed light on mental health in the design community, VUE National Contemporary Art Fair located at the RHA with 21 participating galleries, and The Future,…

Café Culture

Katy Gaffney is a graduate from the Visual Culture department at NCAD, a culinary connoisseur and one-half of the coffee|culture collective.   It’s a well-worn adage that coffee and creativity go hand-in-hand, not least because of caffeine’s ability to kick us into a higher gear. Rather, it’s the simple act of sharing a coffee with…

Do it Yourself

AOIFE DUNNE  Visual Artist, Creative Director and Stylist, Aoife graduated from NCAD Fine Art Media in 2016. She is going from strength to strength with her piece LIMITLESS exhibited nationally and internationally from London to the US.         You describe yourself as a visual artist, creative director and stylist, do you think it’s…

Studio Nugno

It’s predicted that by 2020, 50% of the US workforce will consist of freelance and self-employed workers and with 85,000 Irish creatives said to be working for themselves, Ireland is certainly set to take a similar path. But what is attracting Ireland’s creatives to pursue a career with such precarious prospects? Eleonora Bigi and her…

Bright Futures

The Graduates   CONOR FORAN     Conor is a Visual Communication graduate from NCAD, he is the co-founder of BARE Magazine and was recently awarded the illustrious Vincent Steer Award by the International Society of Typographic Designers. He based his recent final year project on his personal experience with a stutter.      …