Wake Up & Smell The Coffee!

Derek Green Sunday, April 01, 2018

We’re delighted to announce that [gawr-juhs] has been selected to create the branding and identity for Bholcàno – a new independent coffee chain – that will be seeking planning permission from the City of Edinburgh Council to construct its first outlet close to the summit of Arthur's Seat. read more

Making an exhibition of yourself

Derek Green Thursday, February 08, 2018

If you were to ask 100 graphic professionals what the most rewarding part of their job is, I suspect a high percentage would answer that it was watching their ideas evolve from roughly drawn concepts into finished physical items. I can clearly recall the heart-stopping moment I had, in 1990, as I walked out of London’s Hammersmith tube station to be confronted with work that I’d recently completed for a contemporary music organisation. As I surveyed the billboards in from, my grin must have been a mile-wide. I believe that the first time anyone sees their work mass-produced and publicly displayed as a professional designer, is always a special moment. read more

Should we trust design by social media approval?

Derek Green Thursday, September 28, 2017

I was scrolling through my LinkedIn news feed recently, when I saw yet another post asking for the design opinions of its members. To summarise the post briefly, it contained a graphic that displayed the same word in five different typefaces. The author asked its network to select the word in the font that they thought would be most attractive to a ‘millennial’ audience.  read more

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