So in the aftermath of this years Ryder Cup, the main headlines are still dominated by the controversy surrounding ‘that press conference’, which we illustrated in our last post. But we must not forget, that no matter how badly you feel your captain has performed, you, as players still have to go out & do it on the course. So I wanted to pay tribute to the guys who actually rose above al the pressures of being considered ‘favourites’ & got the job done.
This illustration started as a doodle I did of Jamie Donaldson while on the phone. I thought having the 13 mugshots would make a cool wall print, so if anyone has any interest in having it as a print we might make it so 🙂
We finished up on one of our favourite yearly projects last week – the Kildare Readers Festival Programme of Events! We were lucky to have designed and illustrated this brochure for the second year in a row – and we really enjoy being part of it.
This year, the cover was to depict the warming atmosphere of the festival – and to highlight the format of the conversational and welcoming nature of the festival. So, in order to illustrate this, we created an evening-time image which allowed us to add in some atmospherical lighting with the illuminated lamps.
We sent it to print last week and finally got our hands on the printed version on Friday! We’re delighted with how it turned out, as was the client. We got it printed with our printing partners over in Blessington – Punctual Print. They always manage to create fantastic final products and managed to bring our design to life in excellent quality.
It was a busy weekend for us here in DoodleMoose Towers & what better way to unwind last night than to have a glass of one of my very favourite Irish Craft Beers which is brewed only down the road in Kilcock, Co.Kildare.
McGargles range of beers really are special but my personal Favourite is Granny Mary’s Red Ale. I’m sure the lads in McGargles celebrated themselves with one or two of these after an action packed weekend at the Irish Craft Beer & Cider Festival.
“Granny Mary is the fierce matriarch of the McGargle family, and it’s said she once knocked a fly off a cows arse with half a glance. She has a temper as fiery as her malt-driven red ale, balanced by bitter hops that give it a well-rounded taste. Without saying a word she could make or break your day, especially if you question her unshaking belief that dolphins aren’t real.”
This week I have mostly been drinking “Anchor Summer Beer” brought to us by the Anchor Brewing Co. This is a very refreshing American style filtered wheat beer, but I warn you, it is hoppier than Bugs Bunny on National Hopping Day!
As the name suggests it is a special brew released for the Summer months, so it is only available between April & October so snap some up quickly!
I have tried a few of the Anchor Brewing Co.’s beers but there are a whole host more out there. I’ll get there eventually! If you like this Summer Beer I would also recommend their Steam Beer.
A big congratulations to all the blogs shortlisted for Blog Awards Ireland! We were involved with the judging process for a number of the Arts & Culture section. We really enjoyed rooting through all the wonderful blogs and discovering some gems!
We want to say a special congratulations to all the food bloggers that have been shortlisted that have been/due to be part of our Monday Munchies! Without these guys and their delicious recipes, our blog wouldn’t be doing as well as it is today.
Here’s a list of the blogs we’ve had/will have the pleasure of working with! Click the links below to check out these amazing blogs – oh, and I dare you to not drool while reading them!
It’s that time of the week again where we unleash an animated gif of sublime wit & whimsy (self praise is no praise at all!)
This week we’ve uncovered the secret behind Rory Mcilroy’s immense head of curly locks. The simple old hair dryer! Well that, along with a morning Jagerbomb of course. Don’t judge, we’d all do the same if we won 3 tournaments in a row:)
Remember, we would love to see some other illustrated gifs, if you’re a digital artist, illustrator or creative and would like to give it a bash, we will showcase yours on our blog along with any links to your site etc! You can send them in to firstname.lastname@example.org