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Illustrators Ireland is a non-profit organisation that supports the development of Illustration in Ireland by showcasing the work of our members and fostering links with similar organisations at home and abroad. As a professional organisation we aim to raise the profile of Irish illustration as a dynamic and cutting edge art form, as well as promoting the work and skills of our individual members.

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Alé Mercado

My work is rooted in strong concepts. Every element of the image has a purpose that strongly relates to the brief it is supposed to serve.

When I set off in search of my style, I ended up working in two main directions:

The first one had to do with the creative aspect of illustration. A passion for Cinema and Comics are what made me an image maker in the first place, and it is with them as inspiration that I developed a visual language that I can honestly say is my own way of seeing things.

The second direction had to do with the actual process of producing the image. Traditional relief printing gave me the key to make sense of what I was doing digitally. To the point that they’ve become almost interchangeable.

It was in an interview to Zina Saunders that I heard for the first time “Digicut” referred to her digital woodcut work. I immediately adopted the term to describe mine.


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Alé Mercado

Poster for La Giselle

Hippocampus II

Hippocampus I

Hippocampus III

Born Under A Bad Sign

M Night Shyamalan

Rite Of Spring II

Rite Of Spring III

The Rite of Spring IV

The Song of Wandering Aengus

A Dream Of Death

Coole Park 1929

Bowie Low

One Must Still Have Chaos

You Must Be Ready to Burn

Alé Mercado

My work is rooted in strong concepts. Every element of the image has a purpose that strongly relates to the brief it is supposed to serve.

When I set off in search of my style, I ended up working in two main directions:

The first one had to do with the creative aspect of illustration. A passion for Cinema and Comics are what made me an image maker in the first place, and it is with them as inspiration that I developed a visual language that I can honestly say is my own way of seeing things.

The second direction had to do with the actual process of producing the image. Traditional relief printing gave me the key to make sense of what I was doing digitally. To the point that they’ve become almost interchangeable.

It was in an interview to Zina Saunders that I heard for the first time “Digicut” referred to her digital woodcut work. I immediately adopted the term to describe mine.

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