Everyone surviving the CHAOS that is @edfringe and @edintfest ? so much great creative stuff to see! Any reccommendations? Be sure to check out @thetouchagency's incredible 'Aftershow' project @leiththeatre and on their insta, you can even buy all the cool designs as edgy mech. Also @gateedinburgh are on the scout for an art director, and creative team members to hire. Our next #TDKtuesdays event will be up very soon and it's sure to be SOMETHING *hint* special!
— 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.
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.
Plants VS Planters
I’m just going to buy myself a set of these gorgeous Plant vs Planters prints by Alberto Cerriteno so that I don’t have to feel so guilty about killing all our real plants.
Hobo signs and symbols
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