Gathering Ireland – cover illustration

Our first project in third year started with making photographs, linocut print and a cover illustration for the Letterpress Celebration of the Gathering (a collection of linocut illustrations with typesetting).¬†Gathering Ireland: “In 2013, Ireland is opening its arms to hundreds of friends and family from all over the world, calling them home to gatherings in villages, towns and cities.”

I used papercut technique combined with wooden type pieces for my cover illustration:

 

My second idea was illustrating a boy, who plays on a guitar which attracts people from all over the world back to Ireland: