Uniquely Dublin - Phoenix Park Map

A map of the Phoenix Park, Dublin. Winner of the Uniquely Dublin graphic design competition.

This illustration was the winner of the graphic design category of the Uniquely Dublin competition hosted by the Little Museum Dublin.
The brief of Uniquely Dublin competition was as follows:
We’re looking for entries that celebrate Dublin today. If you have something original to say, we want to hear it. Show us something that surprises or delights us. It could be a cartoon of your favourite character or a poem on Sandymount Strand. It could be a poster for the new Dublin or a piece of local slang as we’ve never seen or heard it before. It could be a painting, a slogan, a piece of propaganda or even a song. Make us look at Dublin with fresh eyes. Your eyes.
There were seven categories in which work can be entered; Film, Animation, Photography, Graphic Design, Written Word, Visual Arts and Music and the judging panel included Robert Ballagh – Visual artist, Moya Doherty – Producer and co-founder of Riverdance, James Hanley – Visual artist, board member of the National Gallery of Ireland and Peter Pearson – Historian, conservationist and visual artist, amongst many people at the top of their field.
So my piece for Uniquely Dublin is a map of one of my favourite places – The Phoenix Park. It’s a place that grew up very close to and spent a lot of time there with my family, having picnics, running in races, attending concerts, walking the dog, going to see the pope – it was definitely an important part of my childhood and growing-up years and I still love to go there now. The illustration shows just some of the things people enjoy on a visit to the park.
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