Conor Nolan is an illustrator, designer and printmaker from Dublin. His work uses expressive and energetic brushstrokes, and a layering of colours inspired by the aesthetics of screen printing to create his vibrant imagery. His cover image was influenced by the varied appearance of Dublin’s different homes, visualised to represent the current housing difficulties faced by those living or trying to live in Dublin. Check out more of his work at cnrnln.net or follow him on Instagram @cnr_nln.
“If you got a nickname that was sort of funny or self-demeaning it stuck in the foreman’s head,” says John Walsh, who worked down the docks between 1962 and 2009.