I thought I would pay homage this week to the great Irish holiday, St. Patrick’s Day. It is an Irish holiday which is loved by all around the world. Every year on March the 17th people wear green, paint faces or even dye their hair to join the celebration. And who can blame them? A holiday which is associated with rainbows, pots of gold, leprechauns, shamrocks, green beer and phrases such as “Kiss me, I’m Irish?” Sounds fun to me! Before we go on you can see my gallery of St. Patrick’s Day design inspiration above this post.
Since I love design and illustration, today’s post will inspire you to create your St. Patrick’s Day inspired artwork! So keep on scrolling for some awesome St. Patrick’s day design inspiration:
Dutch Uncle have created a bottle design for the Irish Whiskey brand, Jameson. Their use of lettering and illustrations really captures the Irish Spirit! You can even spot some common Irish phrases, such as “It’s Jammers!” to add to the fun and excitement of the branding. See more of their work here.
“Who needs luck when you have a good book” is the motto of this poster! Olivia Bolton has shown that there is more to St. Patrick’s Day than the beer and celebrations. There’s no shame in reading a good book on this Irish holiday, especially one related to the day! See more of Olivia’s work here.
Joana has created some flat design labels to use on your social media, website or posters. She has captured the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in a simple form, such as a beer icon or a pot of gold. She has used greens and golds to capture the colour of the flag of Ireland. Follow her work here.
Qi Tong has created a short animating video for the day. The animation features shamrocks, leprechauns, gold and beer. He has even chosen some traditional Irish music to go in his video. You can watch the full video here.
Lily has created a set of icons to represent St. Patrick’s Day. Her icon set includes a diverse set of St. Patrick’s day objects, everything from a harp to a leprechaun is included. You can see her full set of St. Patrick’s Day Icon’s here.
Looking for a set of textures or wallpaper’s to represent the St. Patrick’s Day theme? Olga has got it right! She has created a set of textures that can be used as a desktop wallpaper or simply as a poster to lighten up any dull room. Check out her St. paddy’s day texture pack here.
I love the humour in this piece of artwork! Not only is the catch phrase “to beer or not to beer?” funny, but the designers have used a cut-out effect on the illustrations and font to give it an extra cheeky look.
Anna has created a set of calligraphy in the shape of related St. Patty’s Day objects. For example she has written the phrase “The luck of the Irish” in a horse shoe shape to give the phrase a unique touch. She has also used objects such as a shamrock, leprechaun beard and a smoking pipe. See more of her work here.
This piece is my favourite, it is a pint of beer wrapped in some foliage. The word “Sláinte” written on the poster means “good health” in Irish Gaelic. I’m sure lot’s of people around the world will be toasting to good health this St. Patrick’s Day. See more of John’s work here.
Time for some shameless self-promotion. Yes, I have included a piece of artwork I have created for St. Paddy’s Day. Using different textures and my own lettering I created not only a leprechaun , but a castle made out of shamrocks and gold! I wonder if leprechauns really live in castles of shamrocks? You can see some more illustrations here.
Got any more St. Patrick’s Day design inspiration?
Look at all those shamrocks and gold! Share your St. Patrick’s Day artwork with me, by posting your link in the comments below. I would love to see more of your St. Patrick’s Day design inspiration!