Having spent some time up in Scotland earlier this summer (which I duly ranted on about here) I have to confess I still don’t get the whole Glasgow vs Edinburgh rivalry. Suffice to say, inhabitants of both are staunch advocates of their respective cities (the former with a certain cultural hauteur, the latter with a kind of snarling certainty).
But it seems that Glasgow based studio Freytag Anderson are doing their bit to bring the intercity foes together if some of their recent work is anything to go by. The studio, run by Daniel Freytag and Greig Anderson, have done some blisteringly good holistic identity work for the Scottish National Gallery (based in the heart of Edinburgh) ranging from invites and posters to signage and wall captions. But they have proved themselves especially adept at maximising the potential of the gallery’s bold, columned facade, bringing it to life to reflect the exhibitions within.
Top work chaps!
- Bow down witches, it's a Best of the (cob)Web Halloween special!
- Photographer Philippe Chancel captures North Korea’s intensely choreographed ceremonies
- From a family-run “famzine” to a 30p grime mag, it's October's Things
- Wellcome Collection publishes book of early infographics, charts and diagrams for organising nature
- Sophie Koko Gate, an animator with immense illustrative skill
- Artist and illustrator Jamie Johnson's gently surreal compositions
- Bompas & Parr explores the strange world of sploshing (NSFW)
- Working Not Working reveals the top 50 companies creatives would kill to work for
- Kodak returns to its 1970s symbol, joining the retrobrand bandwagon
- Kodak unveils the Ektra: its first ever smartphone
- Retracing and recreating historic reggae record sleeves with photographer Alex Bartsch
- William Knight's socially conscious portfolio of graphic design