Conic

A small craft brewer from Glasgow. A taste for classic corporate design and a whimsical sense of humour combine to make Conic’s appropriately inappropriate identity. Conglomerate branding for a one man band.

7 techniques for graphic design

Contents Intro Subject/Concept Techniques Format Form Layout/Composition Motion Colour Typography Systems Conclusion Introduction Consider graphic design as visual communication, analogous to verbal communication. Verbal communication is about passing information from one person to another through spoken or written words – it employs verbal techniques like language, vocabulary, slang, volume, body language, figures of speech, sentence structure etc.  Experts in 7 techniques for graphic design

Concrete Bodach

Concrete Bodach is a psychogeographic blogging and songwriting project that seeks to “animate the trickster submerged in the seemingly smooth, settled surfaces of Glasgow. Accounts of Glasgow’s haunting, grotesque, and psychedelic pasts and presents.” G.A.Projects designed and developed a website and visual identity which felt analogous to CB’s mission.

Gallus Brewing

Gallus brewing were launching into the crowded market of Glasgow craft beer. They wanted to mark themselves as different. They threw out the artisanal, delicately crafted rubbish that other brewers talk about. They simply aimed to make tasty beer for tasty people. Gallus brewing, a Glasgow company that does craft brewing differently: Bold, brash, Gallus! Gallus Brewing

Pig Rock Bothy

Commissioned by the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art to create a permanent, but moveable exhibition for The Pig Rock Bothy. A small building in the main garden’s of Modern One, and an art piece in itself, where various temporary exhibitions and installations are held. Part of The Bothy Project, When the Bothy didn’t have Pig Rock Bothy

Makers Space

We were commissioned by Glasgow Life to design the brand identity and environment for ‘Makers’ Space’. Part of the European Championship Festival 2018. Maker’s Space, held in Merchant Square, occupied a destination right in the hub of the festival.  ‘Maker’s Space’ was a series of designer-led crafting workshops held over two days. Subjects included lamp Makers Space

Make Works —Patreon Gift

‘Hand And Hammer’ A pattern-making tool packaged as a typeface. Designed as a gift for Make Works to send to their patrons. Make Works is an open-access directory of fabricators, material suppliers, workshops and manufacturers. Inspired by material and process ‘Hand And Hammer’ opens production to everyone. Much like Make Works itself. Created with Malcolm Murdoch Make Works —Patreon Gift

A: Skateable Object

A: Skateable Object was a sculpture for the Cultural Canons and Kickflips exhibition back in 2014. The experiment combines typography and skateboarding. What’s not to like? Normally skateboarders would appropriate existing street furniture and architecture, instead, A: Skateable Object asks how they would interact with typography. Obstacles were generated by extruding and rotating pre-existing typefaces A: Skateable Object

5 things for 2021

Here are five ‘goals’ for 2021. Three big-picture and two more specific 1. Make more design-friends. I’ve been feeling a bit isolated design-wise this year (has everyone?) I actually don’t know if it’s because of the pandemic or that my closest design-friend moved to Sweden. I also think that my mindset since moving on from A 5 things for 2021