Print edition cover

For this cover, I wanted to capture the feeling of stumbling upon someone enjoying a moment of calm in the city.

This pocket of green space is in Grand Canal Dock, in stark contrast with its surrounding backdrop of tall apartment blocks and hotels. Accessible public parks like this can sometimes feel like hidden oases, totally at odds with recent developments in Dublin, and I love seeing them being enjoyed and conserved.

I’m an illustrator and designer from Dublin interested in making bold, impactful images. You can view my portfolio or contact me at and on Instagram @johnhowardireland.

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