Look out, the Scots are coming. Leith design group Northcross has, in a Braveheart-inspired move, acquired two York-based consultancies, Ideas and BCA. Mel Gibson (pictured) and his painted warriors may have ultimately failed to conquer England, but Northcross MD John Slater and his devils in skirts look set to try again.
MarinaTex, an organic and biodegradable alternative to traditional plastic, was developed by University of Sussex student Lucy Hughes.
The visual identity combines the club’s “illustrious heritage” and “future glory” with an eye to digital platforms and more casual fans.
The week-long festival will also host speakers including interaction design expert Daljit Singh and representatives from Heatherwick Studio.