Issue 33: By Decoy

This month’s cover is by street artist Decoy. The design is based around capturing the essence of a moment, a “double take” on a profound or mundane thought.

The art Decoy creates has an intentional juvenile quality, playing with the boundaries of colour theory in an simplistic way, subtracting detail to create precise, uncluttered artworks.

Take a walk in Dublin city to see some of his works, and look forward to more painted surprises on your local wall. Stay up to date by following @decoy_art on Instagram or visiting

Sam Tranum portrait
Sam Tranum

Sam Tranum is deputy editor of Dublin Inquirer. He's been a newspaper reporter, a newspaper editor, an assistant professor of journalism, an author and a book editor, among other things. You can follow him @samtranum.



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