Rise Above

We once again led a workshop at Graphic Design Festival Scotland, and for this year, inspired the universally terrible state of global politics and the music of Black Flag, we asked our participants to come up with the name and identity for a progressive and caring political party (imagine!). They did us proud with presentations that included everything from verses by Kendrick and glass half-full optimism, to sweets shaped like boobs. Bravo!

Aww Shucks

We recently completed the identity for the White Horse Oyster & Seafood Bar, a slick new hostelry that launches this month on the site of the oldest pub on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile – which dates all the way back to 1742, fact fans. Be sure to pop past and shell out (sorry) on some tasty British seafood and fancy booze next time you are passing.

Welcome Back

So how did we follow up Edinburgh International Festival’s iconic ‘Welcome World’ campaign that gained them (and us!) so much positive feedback in 2017? A simple but effective progression that celebrates the Festival’s seventieth year of welcoming performers, locals and visitors to the festival city. Looks great in the Edinburgh sunshine.

Linn House for Chivas

A lovingly restored Victorian lodge in the Highlands of Scotland, Linn House is the exclusive retreat of Chivas Regal, so when we were invited to work on the new identity and guest materials for this illustrious invite-only venue, we didn’t wait to be asked twice. A continuous golden ‘pour’ runs across all applications of the new identity, a reference to the nearby Linn Falls and the water of life itself. Full case study on this exciting project coming soon.

Distilled Knowledge

We are currently adding the finishing touches to a brand education book for our spirited friends at Chivas Regal. With illustrations from the supremely talented David Sparshott, this one promises to be a must have for anyone lucky enough to attend a Chivas brand workshop. As ever, keep an eye out on our case studies section.

A Perfect Chemistry

Those in Edinburgh over summer will probably spot our campaign work for the Scottish National Portrait Gallery’s summer show, A Perfect Chemistry: Photographs by Hill & Adamson. Documenting the short-lived yet incredibly productive collaboration between David Octavius Hill & Robert Adamson (who took some of the earliest examples of social documentary in the history of photography), our response focussed on the close partnership between these two, a response that truly stands out in the crowded festival landscape.

A new look for Rabble

The Farrow and Ball paint is now dry over at Rabble, a brand new bar and restaurant — with rooms — in Edinburgh’s New Town. Not only did we take care of the playful yet swanky visual identity and signage, but we got the chance to flex our packaging skills with a rather tasty in-room cosmetics line. No stealing the bottles please…

GDFS 2017

We are delighted to announce that we will once again be leading a workshop at Graphic Design Festival Scotland, which this year explores the relationship between design and democracy. With this in mind, we’ll be posing a tricky branding brief… The rest of the festival lineup looks incredible too with everyone from Wolff Olins and Studio Dumbar, to MTV and the always-insightful Supermundane. See you in October, and prepare for a provocative brief. Image courtesy of Stephen Hughes.

Richard Murphy Architects

The multi-award winning architectural practice Richard Murphy Architects turned 25 in 2016, and to coincide with this we were tasked with creating their new identity. Richard and his team wanted something that would convey their aesthetic expertise and professionalism, while still making an impression at a two-day birthday symposium attended by friends, clients and colleagues.