A simple graphic representation of a Scottish thistle adorns the labels of these beers, which are brewed in Scotland. ‘They are instantly identifiable,’ says in-house designer David Gladwin. Camra’s Ashworth agrees. ‘The designs are modern and eye-catching, and not aimed at the traditional beer drinker.’ The beer is, in fact, ‘aimed at no-one in particular’, says Gladwin. ‘We wanted to move away from beer’s fuddy duddy image,’ he adds, ‘and make it contemporary and approachable for younger drinkers.’ Black Isle’s pump clips, letterheads, business cards and vehicles all feature the thistle icons.
The graphics of clubbing has been celebrated in a new book by designer Rick Banks. Now, designers reflect on their favourite nightclub identities from over the decades.
Eureka! has created a new identity for Bristol Old Vic, which is based on its archive of typography and poster designs dating back to the 18th century.
Humphries Kirk has worked with the Design Business Association and its members for 30 years, helping design studios grow, transition and close when necessary, having recently assisted the sale of
Children’s book illustration student Viola Wang has scooped this year’s top prize, beating over 80 other entrants.