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 Wild lets users design spaces and share their vision “in real time”, which the company claims can help bridge the gap between ideas and reality
McDermott & McGough’s piece is a functional, secular safe space that can be used by the public for quiet contemplation or hired out for ceremonies.
This month, head to Manchester for a city-wide design extravaganza, delve into the world of Roald Dahl and read all about the history of graphic design.
Exhibitions, print fairs and a room full of giant bees are among our picks of the best events to get down to at this year’s Northern extravaganza.