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Marathon Woman

Posted by Mickey, 12 June 2014

This Friday the 13th (woohoo) my film Marathon Woman will be screening along with Lisa Fingleton's Someone To Love in Saint John's Listowel at 8pm. Admission 5 bob. Marathon Woman is a documentary about my wife Ailbhe's attempt to run a marathon in the Sahara having never run anywhere before.

Motion Factory

Posted by Johnny, 29 April 2014

Some characters and sets from projects i’ve worked on are on display at a lovely exhibition in Paris, curated by Yves Geleyn.

There are storyboards, puppets and other delights from 15 directors working in film, music videos and commercials. The show runs until August 10th at the Gaite Lyrique (photo by Vinciane Verguethen).

 

www.gaite-lyrique.net

Kerry Film Maker in Residence

Posted by Mickey, 30 October 2013

I have been appointed Kerry's Film Maker in Residence! It's a byoot of a job, and it lasts 6 months. There are lots of different elements to it, including making short films with young people in schools. That is starting next monday in Castlegregory Secondary School. Should be a bit of craic. The picture to the right is of the trophy for the 50 Hour Shoot Out I organised as part of the Kerry Film Festival. As part of the residency I am writing a blog:

www.kerryfilmmakerinresidence.com

Memory Palace

Posted by Johnny, 20 May 2013

I have a piece in a group exhibition "Memory Palace" at the V&A from June to October. The entire show is based on a book by author Hari Kunzru. My interactive exhibit depicts the last chapter - it was made at Nexus in collaboration with superbrain Andrea Cuius. Come visit!

www.vam.ac.uk

AGI

Posted by Johnny, 26 February 2013

I'm majorly delighted to announce that i've been made a member of Alliance Graphique International. AGI is a sixty-odd-year-old association of graphic designers and designers, which includes many of my heroes and other inspiring brains.

 

www.a-g-i.org

Christmas Gifs

Posted by Johnny, 7 December 2012

Seasonal greetings pals! I squeezed out a Santa for this collection of Christmas-themed animated gifs, curated by the illustrious Ryan Todd.

www.christmasgifs.org

Rocket Science

Posted by Mickey, 30 October 2012

Great news! I have been adopted by the good people at Rocket Science Productions. I am being represented for commercial work in Ireland and abroad. Take a look at my illustrious stable mates:

Paul Rand

Posted by Johnny, 22 August 2012

Rather terrifyingly, i've been asked to design the poster for a Paul Rand exhibition to be held next November in Dublin. They are looking for help to fund the project so please point your money gun at the link below.

www.fundit.ie

Gunns in Galway

Posted by Mickey, 4 July 2012

My documentary on the shop where I get my camera equipment - Gunns - is screening in the Galway Film Fleadh. Delighted that this wonderful family are getting some exposure and recognition. A lovely bunch. It's on sunday the 15th of July in the town hall.

www.galwayfilmfleadh.com/

Typocircle talk

Posted by Johnny, 20 June 2012

The Typographic Circle asked me to give a presentation of my work next week. If you are in London come along for wine, beer, nibbles and animation nerdery.

www.typocircle.com

Awards newsflash

Posted by Johnny, 7 May 2012

Exciting news - Back to the Start won some things! A pencil from D&AD, a Grandy, six cubes from the Art Directors Club, a Grand Clio, and Creative Review's Annual gave it Best in Book.

www.dandad.org
www.adcglobal.org
www.clioawards.com
www.andyawards.com

Graphic Design— Now In Production

Posted by Johnny, 23 March 2012

The Het Klokhuis title sequence is included in an exhibition organised by The Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum. The moving image section is curated by Ian Albinson from Art of the Title.

The exhibition runs at Governors Island, NYC from May 26, 2012 – Sept 3, 2012.

TED - Ads Worth Spreading

Posted by Johnny, 1 March 2012

Back to the Start is one of TED's ads worth spreading this year. It's a very impressive collection of films, so we're really thrilled to be included.

www.ted.com/aws

Offset

Posted by Johnny, 23 January 2012

Come to Dublin! Offset is an astounding annual-ish festival of design, illustration and photography.  I'll be on stage muttering at some point but there are far better reasons to attend as evidenced by the line-up.

www.iloveoffset.com

Red Bubble

Posted by Johnny, 17 November 2011

I did a pretty in-depth interview with RedBubble, about design, animation, creative block, and the making of Chipotle's 'Back to the Start' film.

www.redbubble.com

Papercraft 2

Posted by Johnny, 15 November 2011

A still from The Seed was kindly featured on the cover of Papercraft 2, published by Gestalten. Its an exciting and comprehensive collection of paper-inspired work from the last few years.

www.gestalten.com

Screen writers loan

Posted by Mickey, 22 July 2011

Myself and my wife Ailbhe Keogan have been awarded the Screen Writers' Loan by the Irish Film Board. This means they give us a chunk of money so that we can pay ourselves to write for a few months. Then if the the film gets made, we have to pay them back. If it doesn't we don't. The screenplay is called Found, and will be amazing, and I'm sure we'll pay them back their money.

D&AD New Blood

Posted by Johnny, 22 June 2011

I'll be part of an panel of creatives at D&AD New Blood 2011 on July 4th, offering advice and portfolio reviews to students. The event is curated by Jamie Wieck who has written an astoundingly comprehensive tweetable guide to post-graduation called #the50.

www.dandad.org/talent/new-blood
www.the-50.org

Rubberbandits

Posted by Mickey, 11 May 2011

I directed a video for The Rubberbandits

www.vimeo.com/23627261

Nike78

Posted by Johnny, 28 July 2010

Nike78 asked me to "challenge the function of a pair of Nike trainers" which I promptly did by removing function entirely, and repainting a pair of clogs.

www.twitter.com/nike78

Studio Music

Posted by Johnny, 24 May 2010

Studio Music 'provides an insight into the creative process of visual practitioners, through the music that they listen to whilst working'. There is a great collection of mixtapes you can listen to on the website, alongside a contribution of semi-easy-listening from me.

www.studiomusic.fm

It's Nice That talk

Posted by Johnny, 30 June 2009

The supernice people at It's Nice That asked me and two other guests of my choosing to give a presentation in central London last week. I asked graphic designer David McFarline photographer Marco Bohr - both of which are available to watch on the site too.

www.itsnicethat.com/events