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!
- Patrick Savile’s dreamy designs draw from 70s airbrush art, Roger Dean and Turing patterns
- Illustrator Nathan Cowdry depicts an unusual dialogue between two strangers in his new comic, Shiner
- Our round-up of this year’s UK grad show identities and show designs
- Nathalie du Pasquier opens first solo show in UK for almost 25 years
- Photographer Ian Kenneth Bird shares his top photobooks
- Bureau Borsche talks us through its album artwork for Laurel Halo
- Alex Norris’ hilarious three-panelled webcomics are universally appealing
- Pigalle, Ill-Studio and Nike have redesigned the Paris Duperré basketball court
- Leipzig graphic design studio Lamm & Kirch on their shared ethos
- Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger on how to stand out
- From Lemon Twigs to Laura Marling: Hollie Fernando’s painterly photography folio
- Why materials matter: Seetal Solanki on the Grenfell Tower tragedy