Bloomsday: Wicklow Heather House Bloomsday Gin

Wicklow Heather Restaurant Bloomsday Gin

Happy Bloomsday! In late 2019 I was approached by Andrew Kelly of Wicklow Heather Restaurant and House in Wicklow about the use of my James Joyce caricature as part of the label design for their Bloomsday limited edition gin.
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“About 10 years ago to the day we began collecting very rare books and memorabilia for our Writer’s Room which over time has turned into one of the largest collections of work of first edition Irish literature.

To celebrate the Writer’s Room we have distilled our own limited edition gin. The Gin’s name is “Bloomsday” which celebrates James Joyce in particular and his life.

When working on the label for the bottle I came across your caricature of Joyce for Bloomsday. I absolutely loved how quirky it was and instantly wanted to base our design around it.

We are producing a limited number of 200 bottles of the gin where the label will be prominent.”

It was so wonderful to be approached in this way and we worked out the details for the use of the James Joyce caricature. I think the resulting label looks great:

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Anyone whose work is image-based will know how frequently other businesses will just use your work as a free stock image library so the Wicklow Heather Restaurant properly sourcing the image and working with the artist really meant a lot.

It really looks like an amazing venue and I hope to get up for a visit as things begin to normalise, and maybe even sample that gin!

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Birthday Gift Caricature for Veterinary Nurse!

Birthday Gift Caricature Allan Cavanagh

This personalised digital caricature was a birthday gift for a veterinary nurse! It features her and her fiance holding their pet dogs. I’ve drawn them having their favourite tipples of whiskey and gin. He’s a golfer so I’ve drawn him in vintage golf attire (always good for caricatures!) and she’s wearing her favourite dressing gown and boots! They were recently engaged so I’ve drawn her wearing a slightly larger-than-life engagement ring! As she’s a veterinary nurse I drew her wearing a nurse’s cap with a couple of paw-prints to signify her job!

My digital caricatures are just €75 and are delivered straight to your inbox by email as high resolution jpegs. Please note the image here is low-resolution for faster loading. The whole process is completely contactless, and they can be gifted digitally anywhere in the world by email, or you can print them yourself. Once you order I send you a short form to collect your details and you email me back recent high-resolution head and shoulder photos of the subjects. I do the rest! Price quoted is for up to 2 likenesses, for more people in the caricature I will need to know the details so just drop me a line with what you have in mind.

In this time of absence from each other caricatures are a delightful, thoughtful and highly-personalised gift to show someone you’re thinking of them.

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30th Birthday Personalised Digital Caricature from Photos 🎂

30th birthday personalised caricature order online

Personalised Caricature for 30th Birthday: there’s been a lot of birthdays celebrated in absentia in the last 10 months and looks like we’ll be continuing that way for a while yet. *HOWEVER* you can still reach out to that loved one on their birthday with one of my contactless digital caricatures! This one was to celebrate the 30th birthday of the subject and was a gift from one of her close friends. It features many personalised references including fitness, sport, race medals, music, favourite drinks and favourite fashions! I had a strange craving for coffee while drawing this… 🤣☕

Ordering one of my personalised digital caricatures is very easy. Once you’ve ordered there’s a short form to complete for all the details you’d like included and you just email me photos of the subject. Once it’s completed it’ll simply pop into your email inbox! From there you can print it yourself or gift it via email! As there’s no postage involved these contactless caricatures can be sent anywhere in the world. Give me a shout to find out more!

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