Star Trek to Los Angeles for LSAD graduate Meg

Alan Owens

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Alan Owens

Meagan Hyland with Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright - her print 'Yvonne of the Dead' is on the wall behind the trio
LIMERICK School of Art and Design has established itself as having a global brand in the area of fashion, but one graphic design graduate is making waves in the film community in Los Angeles.

LIMERICK School of Art and Design has established itself as having a global brand in the area of fashion, but one graphic design graduate is making waves in the film community in Los Angeles.

Meagan Hyland, who graduated from LSAD in 2010, met Star Trek star Simon Pegg along with movie director Edgar Wright at an exhibition paying tribute to Wright’s movies in Gallery1988 in LA last week.

The Dublin-based designer was exhibiting prints at the Official Edgar Wright Art Show - the director famous for Pegg-starring movies Shaun of the Dead, The World’s End and hugely popular cult television show Spaced.

Meagan was lucky to meet the stars, as well as Nick Frost, a fellow actor and collaborator of the pair, at the star studded exhibition.

“They were lovely,” Meagan said afterward.

“The guys came to have a look at the show and greet fans and the artists.

“There was a queue to get in for what seemed like a mile down the block full of fans and art collectors they even brought lawn chairs,” added the artist with a laugh.

Meagan, originally from Kildare, created limited edition screenprints inspired by Spaced for the exhibition, which star Pegg took a shine too.

“Simon, Edgar and Nick were all very accommodating, taking the time to go around the exhibit which was packed with people and to meet all the artists and talk about their work as well as sign the artwork the fans had just bought or brought with them,” she said.

“When I asked to get a picture with Simon he was more than obliging and told me he had bought one of my prints earlier that day. It was a great experience and I’m glad I went over for the opening because I got to meet so many of the other artists whom I admire and talk too.”

The artist added that she “loved my time” in LSAD and has fond memories of her time in Limerick.

“I made so many great friends and learnt so much from going there. I wouldn’t have gone to any other college.”