Le monde est a nous27.07.16
My Touch colleague Chris and I have developed the brand identity and delivered the campaign for the 2016 Edinburgh International Festival. With the world in such a strange and scary place, it’s nice to be able to communicate a simple and inclusive message. Shout to the team at EIF for collaborating with us on this one.
All seeing aye27.07.16
LuckyMe are label of the month over at Resident Advisor. Having been involved a fair bit with the label over the years, I have watched them go from playing at Octopus Diamond in Edinburgh to appearing on The Late Show – without compromising their independent spirit.
$o $olid Crew27.07.16
Along with some esteemed chums I played a few records at the launch of an exhibition by artist and Slave Skateboards head honcho, Ben Horton, whose work is currently on display at the Skylark in Portobello before moving on to Liverpool. Salutes to Focus, the Skylark and Scottish skate legend Cubic for orchestrating this transatlantic crossing.
7VWWVW have contributed a track to a promo for the Local Heroes Design project, an exhibition developed specially for Scotland’s Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design. With work from Trakke, Karen Mabon and Tom Pigeon (pictured) this is a great showcase for Scottish Design talent and we are proud to be involved.
We commissioned Dan Woodger to produce a series of tragicomic illustrations on the subject of the forthcoming US Presidential elections for the latest edition of the Majedie Journal. (NB: there is definitely one very real clown in this image. Here’s hoping his wheels fall off long before November 8 2016.)
Glasgow smiles better29.04.16
I’ve known Hugh ‘Shug’ Duncan on-and-off for the best part of two decades. While he is celebrated for saying some daft things, he is also an inspirational father, son, husband and skater. Director Benjie Bateman recently put together this two-parter documenting the lead-up to Shug’s very own skate video premiere. Get on the Hype Train!
180g vinyl. By Parc en Ciel. Out on LuckyMe worldwide April 29 2016. Watch the trailer by Goroka below. Thanks.
I don’t often contribute industry-type things but this was an interesting one-minute brief for a mobile phone addiction charity. If you are reading this on your iPhone then you know how that goes. I laid it out too in about a minute too, hence why it looks somewhat shonky.
A few years ago when my wife worked at Platform in Glasgow, she asked me to help with a name for a new arts festival. Given that Platform is in Easterhouse and the event’s focus was to be on boundary-blurring artists, I proposed Outskirts. They dug it and Outskirts has grown to become a fixture at Platform, with this year’s lineup including Matthew Bourne, Company of Wolves and a collaboration with Glasgow International 2016. Go there.
Do the Math07.03.16
I helped and hindered with the copy, brand tone and art direction on the recently-launched website for design and architecture studio, Four-by-Two. The site was designed by (surprise!) my colleague Chris Logan. Works a treat I think you’ll concur.