Tangent works on new website for The Lighthouse

Glasgow-based consultancy Tangent Graphic hopes to help The Lighthouse, Scotland’s centre for design and architecture, ‘become the force it was before’ after being chosen to create its new website.

Stairwell at The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse went into administration in August 2009 due to financial losses. Management of the centre was then taken on by Glasgow City Council.

The centre is now lining exhibitions and projects up again. The website, for both the design community and the visiting public, will support the increase of activity.

David White, director at Tangent Graphic, ‘We want it look like there’s loads going on and build the buzz again. The Lighthouse is looking to become the force it was before.’

White says that Tangent was selected out of a shortlist of potential firms by Ian Elder, manger of The Lighthouse, because of the consultancy’s previous work with other social arts projects like the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, for which it developed the pictograms.

He says, ‘It’s always difficult designing for social arts projects as you want to be cutting-edge, but at the same time bring in the visitors.’

Inspired by the building’s light interiors, the website’s text will be bright orange and blue on a dark background. White says that the site’s navigation will be simplified and interactive with a vertical carousel of options.

He says, ‘This should be a fantastic project that will be widely recognised. It’s great to be involved in the creative community of Glasgow. I hope that The Lighthouse will be a voice for it.’

Tangent says the website is set to launch in April.

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