I first met Gabriella Marcella at one of those occasionally-awkward drinks mingling sessions which happen after talks and other events. We spoke about her Glasgow risograph print and design studio and did our best to pilfer canapés from any and every passing waitress. But it was only when my colleague Liv came across her work at the Graphic Design Festival Scotland that I took the time to check out her work again and was bowled over not only by her smart new site but also by her bright and vibrant print and poster design.
It’s the kind of graphic work that pushes pretty much all of our buttons, straining at the frame with its hyper-colourful sense of fun. There’s compositional rigour there too for sure, but first and foremost these are images in which the retinas can revel.