What up peeps? It's getting colder up here but the events are hotting up 🔥 This month's #TDKtuesdays we'll be visiting the legends at @thetouchagency. More news - Have you seen that stonker of a rebrand that @bbctwo just did? 😩🙌 @tisoonline are looking for a part-time graphic designer, I've also heard that Edinburgh @theandpartnership are on the 👀 too if you need a gig.
— Ben Whiting
Get the low down on your fav Edinburgh creatives, how they started out and if they’re hiring!
Scottish creative duo Kirsten Murray and Kat Summers (aka. The Tits) started working together on side projects as a way of finding their way back to working for the love of design. At the beginning of the year, they left Edinburgh to design their way around the world. Starting in Sri Lanka, they've been working remotely in Malaysia, Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan.
Bloody legend —Chris Logan from Touch—let us in to have a bit of a chat :D It was awesome to hear about Touch and also a bit more of what's happening in the design scene of Edinburgh. Find out how Chris found his way into design and some awesome highlights on the way.
In a beautiful old building at the harbour of Leith, we had a bit of a chat with Kurt from Stance. Kurt walked us around Custom Lane—an amazing building that Stance have been collaborating with. Seriously if you're in the area check this beauty out! Kurt offers up some pretty great words of truth—read on to hear what he's got to say as well as the journey that himself and Stance are on.
Oh gosh... where do we start! Not only do we love what Jack Fletcher is creating with his awesome illustrations—we're also loving what he's getting up to on the sidelines! Collaborating with other creative disciplines to create something I think we'd all long to be a part of—check out The Free Company, after you have a bit of a read of all the things Jack is up to :D
Counterpoint is edited by illustrator and printmaker Bethany Thompson and journalist Sam Bradley. They founded Counterpoint as an online project in 2013, and began printing as an independent magazine two years later! Here we had a chat about potato prints, RISO printing and Sam throws out some great tips from some tough lessons.
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The World Symbol Festiv…
The inaugural World Symbol Festival took place in Ostend, Belgium, in 1994, and was organised by Belgian designer Paul Ibou.
D&AD exists to stimulate, enable and award creative excellence in design and advertising. Now D&AD, its members represent the creative, design and advertising communities, not just in Britain, but worldwide.
Neon Moiré is a curated event guide of the world's most interesting design conferences and events on our digitized world. The agenda will focus on graphic, typography and interaction design conferences, not to forget design film festivals and an overview of the top design summer schools.
Moo loves great design and believes it can work wonders for every business. Check out their latest inspiration on the Moo Blog!
Hey: Design & Illustrat…
Counter-Print have released their latest book in collaboration with Hey Studio in Barcelona. One of the most innovative and celebrated European design agencies of recent years, Hey are capable of working in a variety of mediums and fields, uniting both spheres of graphic design and illustration seamlessly. The work and accompanying (…)
LogoArchive #1 is the new zine format to accompany the online study of form language in logo design, conceived and designed by Rich Baird. Rich shared some thoughts on the print production and his independent publishing plans.
TYPO Labs Identity
Created for developers by developers TYPO Labs aims to connect font engineers with developers and exchange best practices, advance the state of the art and encourage the integration of new type technologies into future digital communications. The events identity makes use of a variable type system and was designed by Bernd Volmer (…)
Hobo signs and symbols
To cope with the uncertainties of life, hobos developed a system of symbols they’d write with chalk or coal to provide fellow “Knights of the Road” with directions, help, and warnings.
Multiplicity Foiling Workshop
CodeBase 38 Castle Terrace Edinburgh EH3 9DZ
8-12 Niddry Street South, EH1 1NS Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Creative Edinburgh Awards & 7th Birthday Bash!
Assembly Roxy 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU Edinburgh
Creative & Corporate Love: Going Global
The Fruitmarket Gallery 45 Market Street Edinburgh EH1 1DF
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