Designer Spotlight – Divine Design

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If you have ever cracked open an Irish home and interiors magazine you have undoubtedly been treated to the subtle pairings of textiles and colours that typify the distinctive style of Divine Design. This award-winning interior design studio divides its attention between commercial and residential clients, applying a rigorous consultation and research process to address the needs of any given project. The …

Stock is dead, long live stock

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Not every project has the budget or timeframe to fly out to the Antartic (or even down the road to Athlone) to get a perfect shot for that flier or landing page. That’s when creative types turn to outside vendors for some help. Enter the humble stock photo. It used to be true that most imagery of this type had …

FESPA 2018

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With the end of the year approaching it is time to look ahead to what is coming in 2018 for print and packaging professionals. One of the big dates for 2018 has to be FESPA in Berlin, Germany. The Federation of European Screen Printing Associations will host over 700 vendors next year for four days from May 15 – 18. The …

Designer Spotlight – Steve Simpson

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If there is a word that sums up the work of Steve Simpson it has to be ‘Distinctive’. The Dublin based illustrator’s work is instantly recognisable; the textured, organic shapes jostling with the vibrant lettering to create a colourful tapestry that never loses sight of the need to convey a message but offers endless and delightful details and visual humour. …