HOBBS WINDOW DISPLAY PROPOSAL

HOBBS-BRITISH STYLE FASHION

This is the very first window display I have created during the Visual Merchandising course I did in DIT College in Dublin. I wanted to create a window which was a mix of a traditional British style and child-like drawings. I wanted to show this in a grotesque way, as a place where little girls like to dress in their mother’s clothes pretending they are adults. The window proposal is made of an electric tape, chalk and handmade paper bags as a merchandising product.

Hobbs window proposal
Hobbs window proposal in DIT College

 

HOBBS STYLE

Hobbs style
Hobbs style board

INSPIRATION

 

THE PROCESS OF MAKING

Researched British folk, illustration and patterns to develop the design idea.

THE FINAL PRODUCT

Hobbs style hand made paper bags
Hobbs style handmade paper bags

 

Author: Walkowska Aleksandra

 

 

COMMERCIAL SIGNAGE AND DISPLAYS

TYPOGRAPHY AND SIGNAGE IN DUBLIN

It is a pity … that when walking through Dublin town one has to pay so much attention to the traffic. Concentrating only on what’s on the eyes level. Let’s be honest very uneven sidewalks, holes in the road and so on make it hard to look around. Dublin is a small but very busy town.

Otherwise, all those cool signage and typography would be much more appreciated. I really like the cool signage at the facades of Dublin’s shops, restaurants and coffee shops. Influenced by the Victorian industrial era carrying the history and the past of the town.

MARY’S BAR

 

MURPHY’S BEST ICE CREAM IN TOWN!

LEMON CREPES, PANCAKES

However, you want to call them!

DADA MOROCCAN RESTAURANT

GEORGE’S STREET ARCADE

FADE STREET SOCIAL

 

I CAN’T REMEMBER … 🙂

 

 

 

 

BUTLERS BEST COFFEE AND CHOCOLATE IN DUBLIN

 

COCU THE COUNTERCULTURE

 

CANDY MATTE COSMETICS

 

PYG RESTAURANT

 

DUBLIN PICTURE FRAMING

 

TEELING WHISKEY THE SPIRT OF DUBLIN

 

STILL, WORTH VISITING!

Author: Walkowska Aleksandra

 



SPRING / EASTER WINDOW DISPLAY, DUBLIN 2018

SPRING WINDOWS IN DUBLIN

Last weekend I had a quick run through Dublin town. I wanted to check the spring windows display. It is a long and cold winter this year anno domini 2018. Only very few stores have made a reference to the Easter time and mostly inside of a store rather than in the windows. Otherwise, the displays are domineered by a splash of vivid and intense colours for the coming season.



Here is a link for Abama display company, recently I have been receiving catalogues with their products. The company is based in Germany and it is a supplier of a wide range of props and products for window displays and various decorations. Hope for those who are interested in or work in visual merchandising it would be a useful website to browse on 🙂

 

 


 

ZARA

 

MASSIMO DUTTI

 

BROWN THOMAS

 

OASIS

 

RIVER ISLAND

 

DEBENHAM

 

DUNNES STORES

 

EASTER AT BUTLERS

 

VICTORIA SECRET

 

HERMES

 

GRAFTON STREET WINDOW

Author: Walkowska Aleksandra

 

     

 

THE 9&50 FREAKSHOW – NCAD GRADUATES SHOW 2017

TEXTILE ART & ARTEFACT

National College of Art and Design, Graduate Exhibition, Dublin 2017

Coming into the room full of butterflies within a second I was under an impression that I was covered in them! Even though they were not flying it felt that they were. There was so much to look at, I felt excited as a child who is chasing butterflies on a hot summer day.

Like if I was dreaming one of my abstract dreams where I am feeling happy and hyper. Stimulated by images appearing in front of my eyes, knowing I would wake up in a good mood because of the mad, colourful dream. Even if it was hard to find a story and a connection between one artwork and another, all together it made a perfect sense. Freakshow is like a dream wrapped in a warm blanket of all shades of brown colour.

 


THE 9&50 FREAKSHOW

BY LAUREN HOEY

‘Surrounded by ideals of perfection, my interest lies in the feelings of inadequacy and self-doubt; resulting in fantasies of escape and evolution to compensate. Using a variety of mixed media and textile techniques, I explore and imagined a narrative that borrows from a dark but humorous aesthetic informed by a freak show of hybrid creatures. A celebration of the imperfect has resulted in an installation that takes a classroom as the stage for an eerie metamorphosis.’ says Lauren Hoey

 

The 9&50 Freakshow, NCAD Graduates Exhibition, Dublin 2017
The 9&50 Freakshow, NCAD Graduates Exhibition, Dublin 2017
The 9&50 Freakshow, NCAD Graduates Exhibition, Dublin 2017
The 9&50 Freakshow, NCAD Graduates Exhibition, Dublin 2017
The 9&50 Freakshow, NCAD Graduates Exhibition, Dublin 2017
The 9&50 Freakshow, NCAD Graduates Exhibition, Dublin 2017

 

LAUREN HOEY AT WORK

https://www.facebook.com/LaurenHoeyArt/videos/1585546894806428/

Apologies for being dormant on Facebook. Here's a little clip of 1 out of 70 paper cut butterflies I've been working on. In total, the 70 butterflies took approx. 12 hours, 7 scalpel wounds, 3 tears and a dash of blood.

Posted by Lauren Hoey Art on Friday, 17 March 2017

 

source Lauren Hoey Art

NCAD 2017 SHOW CATALOGUE

Author: Walkowska Aleksandra

 

 

         

 

THE NATIONAL COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN IN DUBLIN – CERAMICS

National College of Art and Design - Ceramics, Graduates Show 2017

CERAMICS, GRADUATES EXHIBITION 2017

The exhibition is taking place each year at the end of June and usually, it lasts for ten days. Among Dublin art colleges it is the most creative graduate’s shows.

The origins of the College date from 1746 and by 1924 the National College of Art and Design was fully established. The campus is located on Thomas Street in around the area of Guinness Storehouse. The College has four Schools; Design, Education, Fine Art and Visual Culture.

The School of Design is the largest in the College and comprises ceramics, glass, metals, fashion design, industrial and product design, textile design and visual communication. In design, the emphasis is on solving specific problems set by the project. While students are expected to master the relevant technologies, the aesthetic design factor is stressed equally. There are many links with industry and students often work on competitions sponsored by commercial firms. The College aims to promote a broad education in design which can be the basis for a variety of careers either as part of a team in industry or by working individually in a studio or small business. (source http://www.ncad.ie/about)

I had taken a large number of photographs on that day and unfortunately was unable to take the names, titles and the contact details of the artists. If any of the artists will come across this article, please contact me and I will provide a relevant link to your work.

 

CIRCUS OF LIFE

BY IRENE DUFFY

National College of Art and Design - Ceramics, Graduates Show 2017
National College of Art and Design – Ceramics, Graduates Show 2017
National College of Art and Design - Ceramics, Graduates Show 2017
National College of Art and Design – Ceramics, Graduates Show 2017

PSYCHOPOMP

BY REBECCA JANE DOLAN

National College of Art and Design - Ceramics, Graduates Show 2017
National College of Art and Design – Ceramics, Graduates Show 2017
National College of Art and Design - Ceramics, Graduates Show 2017
National College of Art and Design – Ceramics, Graduates Show 2017

 

POCKET PARKS

BY ALICE MARY BRENNAN

National College of Art and Design - Ceramics, Graduates Show 2017
National College of Art and Design – Ceramics, Graduates Show 2017
National College of Art and Design - Ceramics, Graduates Show 2017
National College of Art and Design – Ceramics, Graduates Show 2017
National College of Art and Design - Ceramics, Graduates Show 2017
National College of Art and Design – Ceramics, Graduates Show 2017

 

CYMATICS

BY FRANCES TREANOR

National College of Art and Design - Ceramics, Graduates Show 2017
National College of Art and Design – Ceramics, Graduates Show 2017
National College of Art and Design - Ceramics, Graduates Show 2017
National College of Art and Design – Ceramics, Graduates Show 2017
National College of Art and Design - Ceramics, Graduates Show 2017
National College of Art and Design – Ceramics, Graduates Show 2017

 

 

National College of Art and Design - Ceramics, Graduates Show 2017
National College of Art and Design – Ceramics, Graduates Show 2017

 

DISPLACEMENT

BY ADELE WALSH

National College of Art and Design - Ceramics, Graduates Show 2017
National College of Art and Design – Ceramics, Graduates Show 2017
National College of Art and Design - Ceramics, Graduates Show 2017
National College of Art and Design – Ceramics, Graduates Show 2017

 

BONDING

BY MANDY JACKSON

National College of Art and Design - Ceramics, Graduates Show 2017
National College of Art and Design – Ceramics, Graduates Show 2017
National College of Art and Design - Ceramics, Graduates Show 2017
National College of Art and Design – Ceramics, Graduates Show 2017
National College of Art and Design - Ceramics, Graduates Show 2017
National College of Art and Design – Ceramics, Graduates Show 2017
National College of Art and Design - Ceramics, Graduates Show 2017
National College of Art and Design – Ceramics, Graduates Show 2017
National College of Art and Design - Ceramics, Graduates Show 2017
National College of Art and Design – Ceramics, Graduates Show 2017
National College of Art and Design - Ceramics, Graduates Show 2017
National College of Art and Design – Ceramics, Graduates Show 2017

 

 

National College of Art and Design - Ceramics, Graduates Show 2017
National College of Art and Design – Ceramics, Graduates Show 2017

 

NCAD 2017 SHOW CATALOGUE

 

Author: Walkowska Aleksandra

 

         

 

SHAKESPEAREAN CHARACTERS

Merchant of Venice mask

HAMLET, KING LEAR AND THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

I have chosen three male characters from Shakespeare’s plays: Hamlet, King Lear and The Merchant of Venice. In styling the denim products, I wanted to create a display for male customers of M&S, creating a contemporary look mixed with the presence of Shakespeare’s characters and the versatility and long tradition of denim as a fashion material.

The year 2016 was the year of the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, this event became an inspiration for my project. Among other things, I also wanted to work with men’s fashion. It seems to me it is less restrictive than women’s fashion and also it is difficult to dress a man badly. The styling is very informal, and each of the models wears a denim fabric.

The most consuming of all was making the props: skull, mask, crown and wreath. Props have been preserved to this day, decorated with Swarovski crystals, they look very good on the white wall of my apartment.

 

Shakespearean characters fashion display
Shakespearean characters fashion display
Hamlet fashion display
Hamlet male fashion display
Merchant of Venice fashion display
The Merchant of Venice male fashion display
King Lear fashion display
King Lear fashion display
Hamlet and Merchant of Venice display
Hamlet and Merchant of Venice display
Contemporary Yorick skull
Contemporary Yorick skull
Merchant of Venice mask
The Merchant of Venice mask

TRADITION OF DENIM FABRIC

Through my research, I found out some interesting facts about denim fabric. It has a long tradition goes back to as far as seventeen century. There is a dispute where did it originate from Italy or France?

The colour of denim wasn’t blue at the start and the Italian sailors in the city of Genoa where making trousers out of it for work in the harbours. The material was strong and sturdy. The French pronounce the word Genoa – Gênes, it may be the origin of the word jeans.

In France, in the city of Nîmes the French were trying to reproduce the jean but instead, they created similar fabric later on known as denim. From Nîmes as the French say de Nîmes – denim.

 

Display inspiration, denim and past modern trend
Display inspiration, denim, and past modern trend

 

King Lear inspiration
King Lear and Hamlet inspiration 

ADDITIONAL PROPS

 

Theatrical information about the characters
Theatrical information about the characters

 

Shakespeare 400 poster
Information poster

 

Author: Walkowska Aleksandra