This + That

ThisplusThat is the online presence of me, Dougal Marwick. I'm a copywriter, music maker and seller of vintage clothing. I live by the sea with my family.

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Full Deck

Along with 50 or so other artists and designers, I have a deck on show in Bar Gandolfi, Glasgow this month as part of Re:ply Skateboards’ Re:deckorate Exhibition in aid of SkatePal. Mine is a collaboration with Chris Logan who (as usual) took one of my typically stupid ideas and made it look classy, and artists Jennie Temple and Chris Walker who helped with screen printing logistics. Turns out that stuff is tricky to execute so special thanks to them for holding steady.

Mind Palace

This high-minded illustration of mathematician Paul Erdos (by the superbly monikered Aad Goudappel for Majedie Journal) was selected as Merit Winner in this year’s 3×3 Illustration Annual. Salutes as ever to my Touch compadre Chris Logan for the art direction on this one, and thanks to Aad for the great work!


A learning experience

Along with my Touch colleague Donald I’ll be leading a one-day workshop at Graphic Design Festival Scotland on Tuesday 24 October. There are millions of other folk taking part too, from industry behemoths like Wolff Olins and Pentagram, to nice hard worker Anthony Burrill and the good homies at Recoat, so be sure to swing past the Lighthouse in Glasgow and get educated. Here I am hard at work at a previous GDFS – photo by Gordon Burniston.

That new-new

I am proud to say that the new Touch site is finally live, with a whole lot of work for your viewing pleasure. Design by Chris Logan, words and general hindrance by me, site build by Shaun Perry and project photography by the always on-point Alistair Ferrier.


Most Thursdays, I get together with my friends and go skateboarding at what is commonly referred to as Thursday Club. While this is a largely social endeavour, most of the Thursday Club crew are very, very good in spite of their advancing years. (I wish I could say the same about me.) Shout to Benjie Bateman for stacking dem clips over the unforgiving Scottish winter.

Technical drawing

We recently commissioned Peter Judson to create an illustration for the latest issue of the Majedie Journal. This was something of a coup as I love his methodical, Memphis-influenced style and unwavering attention to detail (it didn’t hurt that the article was about spending time on perfecting the little things). His large scale mural work at Bankside in London has rightfully been getting some coverage of late…

Welcome to the Jungles

I work with musician Mathieu Thomas and LuckyMe on the Parc en Ciel project, and am pleased to share the latest chapter of this story, a short film entitled St Remy. Director Peter Marsden at LuckyMe collaborated with New York filmmakers, Jungles in Paris, for this and I think you’ll concur, it makes the music taste even better.

Pretty in pink

A few months ago I hinted that the above might happen. Thanks to the clever sorts at Everpress (and Chris for the type assistance) my Instagram ramblings will soon be available on an actual living breathing t-shirt. Gildan heavyweight, with four colours to choose from if bacon pink is too tough. Wear and air.

Funny money

A flipping cool (sorry) piece of art direction from Chris Logan, with help/hindrance from yours truly, for Majedie Journal issue five. The coin was magicked by set maker extraordinaire Lou Blackshaw, and shot by the equally talented Rowan Fee.

New old music

If you missed them first time round, limited quantities of the 7VWWVW album and 10 inch are now available at Bleep. There were too many people involved in the making of these records to thank here but special secret shout to LuckyMe for helping with logistics. These won’t stick around for long…