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My thoughts on graphic design, illustration, art and other things.

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  • Alan Kitching - A Life in Letterpress Exhibition, Glasgow

    A Life in Letterpress

    I do love good old-fashioned letterpress printing. It’s something that us designer types love to use now and again. So last night I went along to the opening of the Alan Kitching…

  • Anthony Burrill Large Scale Letterpress Printing

    Steam Rolled Typography

    A short video showing the very talented print-maker and designer Anthony Burrill creating a very impressive large scale letterpress print. Made even more amazing as its created using a vintage steam roller!…

  • Brandenburg Gate - Trip to Berlin 2015

    Willkommen in Berlin

    From Hugo Boss to Mercedes-Benz German design and engineering is all around us. Berlin is a city I’ve longed to visit but never quite managed it until now – and I wasn’t disappointed.…

  • Hello New York

    Visiting places you’ve only ever seen on TV is quite surreal, so exploring New York and seeing the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Times Square and of course the Ghostbusters HQ was…

  • Wally Olins – Branding Guru

    If you’re a graphic designer then no doubt the name Wally Olins will be familiar to you. Wally was a pioneer, and one of the worlds most successful corporate identity and branding…

  • Nobody tells this to beginners

    Love this short typographic animation by Saar Oz. Simple, clean and meaningful. If you’re a graphic design student, or a designer fresh out of college, you should take 2 minutes to watch this.…

  • New Book: Icon

    Counter-Print produce some really cool books on design, branding, illustration and I’ve bought quite a few over the last few years. So I was delighted when they approached me earlier in the…

  • Breaking Bread – Award Winners

    Congratulations to my good friend Fraser on winning the award for ‘Best Street Food’ at last nights Food Awards Scotland 2014. Well deserved for all the hard work he’s put in over the…

  • On the Streets of Manchester

    Here are some photos I took on my last visit to Manchester. I’ve visited Manchester on many occasions and I always enjoy my time there, not just in the pubs or karaoke bars…

  • Ed Smith Photography has a new website and logotype

    The new portfolio website for Glasgow based photographer Ed Smith has now gone live. As well as being designed to be responsive for various screen dimensions including desktop, tablet and smartphone it…