WHAT A BLAST. That's TDK Edinburgh's first year flown by! Thanks to everyone that came through to Glasgow last week for a good old celebration with our pals over there. And especially to everyone who has been coming along to our events throughout the year and helping out. You #smart, you #loyal. As always #TDKtuesdays will be taking a break in January, but keep your eyes and ears peeled for some big plans for next years events! Also MAKE SURE you get involved and enter in The Design Kids Awards, you talented bean. Also one last job of the year, [electrifylive] are looking for a graphic designer! HAPPY HOLIDAYS FOLKS!
— Ben Whiting
Get the low down on your fav Edinburgh creatives, how they started out and if they’re hiring!
We chat with freelance illustrator and designer, Sophie Cunningham about the big lull she had after graduating, her part-time retail job and spending less time on the things that don't matter and more time on the things that do.
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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Our top picks for recommended articles, blogs and companies in Edinburgh.
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!
Marked with thought #2
Clever logos with that extra level of distinction and relevance.
MbF Podcast #10 SuperHi…
This month we chat to Rik Lomas founder of SuperHi, an online code school, resource haven and worldwide community of 1,500+ creatives learning to code and grow professionally.
The World Symbol Festiv…
The inaugural World Symbol Festival took place in Ostend, Belgium, in 1994, and was organised by Belgian designer Paul Ibou.
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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.
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