John O'Flynn - Artist

John O'Flynn - Artist

Bloomsday!

I have long admired the lithographic advertising posters of the first half of the  20th Century – especially those of London Transport. While doing an evening art course three years ago I experimented with producing a few poster designs along similar lines. Above are two I produced to advertise James Joyce’s  “Bloomsday Celebrations” in Dublin (top), along with four examples of London Transport posters (bottom). 
 
While on the subject of Joyce…. drawing and books always compete for my time, so I try to be selective with what I commit to read – especially longish books. So I was glad to hear of the following three-minute audio/video-enactment of Joyce’s “Ulysses”! So if you’re wondering what the basic story is – this is a quick primer!
 http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/people/ulysses-in-three-minutes-1.1429107
(Courtesy “Irish Times” website, @ 15/06/13, 10.00hrs GMT; & Director Robert Gogan)

 

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