Thursday, May 7, 2015

Roger O'Reilly

Roger O’Reilly is an internationally acclaimed artist who has worked for editorial and design clients across the globe. His award winning illustrations are characterized by a style which translates classic poster art into a modern and timeless look. The project is borne of his love of the golden age of poster art and the opportunity to create a new series of prints that reflect the rich cultural and natural diversity of this beautiful isle of ours. It's also been ( and will hopefully continue to be) a lot of fun.

The Kilkenny Poster

The poster features St Mary's Catholic cathedral whose unmistakable silhouette sits at a height above the city. The famous castle is also featured. Built in 1195 for William Marshall, 4th Earl of Pembroke, it has dominated the "high town" of Kilkenny ever since.

The "Marble City" refers to the limestone or "Black Marble" quarried in the region

Kilkenny Poster

This is the poster that germinated the idea of the site.
I designed it as a gift for some friends, but quickly realised there was a demand out there for an updated version of the old railway posters, so I went to press and started selling them through a few local outlets.