The history between New York and Ireland is as old as New York itself. Fran designed this print with those New Yorkers who hail from Ireland in mind. Irrespective of where you're from the notion of heading to the Big Apple and taking a bite is a dream held by many and that idea is central to this piece. The typography of 'New York' is a tip of the hat to the seminal New Yorker magazine. We hope you like it.
The Irish Rock pays homage to some of the great bands and artists who have come from Ireland and gifted the world some amazing songs. Rather than simply list them, Fran chose a line from a song to represent them. Happy hunting. If you get stuck, feel free to drop us a line and we'll help you out.
Like many I was deeply saddened by the passing of Sinéad O’Connor. She has been a huge part of the soundtrack of my life. This piece, is in a sense, a tribute to her influence on me and the world at large. I chose lyrics from her song Mandinka to accompany the portrait as in many ways they encapsulate the defiant aspect of her character perfectly. ‘I don’t know no shame’ and ‘I had refused to take part’. Rest in peace Sinéad.
Where Will It End? really sums up the Irish attitude. The sentiment is said firmly tongue in cheek, well 90% tongue in cheek anyway. Us Irish do like to think of ourselves as humorous, we have a history of eloquence from our great writers to the Blarney Stone and, as we might say in Dublin, we're bleedin' gorgeous! We hope you enjoy the humour and if you're not Irish, we hope you know someone who is and you can laugh at them!