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

Design guidance for text-intensive documents

Derek Green Thursday, December 21, 2017

A friend asked if I would be willing to cast my eye over an eBook document that they’d created in a popular word processing package. They told me that they were happy with the content, but felt it was lacking something visually. Could I make suggestions on how to improve it? read more

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