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This Artist's Illustrations Of Dublin Place Names Are Amazing

By Alana Laverty

December 20, 2016 at 12:10am


Artist, Brian Lowry, from Stillorgan, created these illustrations with a very literal take on Dublin place names. 

From Chapelizod portrayed as a lizard in bishop's clothing to the dolphins swimming through an orange barn as Dolphins Barn – each one is intended to resemble 'a walk through Dublin through the eyes of a five-year-old.'

The inspiration stemmed from the fact that I am about to become a father in September. Originally I wanted to create unique artwork for our son's nursery. Having imagined these places as a toddler myself – Poolbeg towers being a cloud making factory – I wanted to give him an imaginative journey through Dublin that we can take with us no matter where we live in the future.


Our favourite


Literally, dolphins in a barn 

Dolphins Barn

The Blessington Basin, in a wash basin

Blessington Basin

A factory that makes clouds – we love it

Poolbeg Towers

A still organ. Stillorgan. Geddit?


A fox on a rock = Foxrock


Brian intends to 'continue the series and develop them into prints/t-shirts which will be available for purchase'. 

We'll take one of each please.

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