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Wedding Branding

This weekend I went to a beautiful wedding at Glenskirlie Castle in Stirlingshire. The invitations were white with a subtle lilac edge, hinting at what was to come for the main event. Sure enough, the wedding followed a lilac and white theme with lilac dresses and ties for the wedding party, hints of purple through the grey kilts and dashes of pinks through the bouquets. The menus, table plan and name place cards continued the theme of lilac and white with butterflies weaving throughout. Everything flowed and it was an effective form of branding for a wedding. Here are a few examples of other forms of wedding branding. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/534380312012592496/ https://www.pinterest.com/pin/534380312011989554/ https://www.pinterest.com/pin/534380312009336497/

20 Tips for Design Interview Success

I found an interesting article discussing 20 Tips for Design Interview Success. It seems the major factors are to be confident, punctual and know the facts about the company and yourself in terms of your work and skills. Also, you must show your best work and make your portfolio suitable for the type of work you will be doing for the company. You can read the article here.

99U Quarterly

I recently came across 99U Quarterly magazine, a magazine created for designers on how to turn your ideas into a reality. I love the style of the magazines as they each feature similar styles but are exciting in the creative way they use typography to convey the information. I’ve always been a fan of bright, bold typography and instantly fell in love with the layouts and often use them as a source of inspiration. You can view the magazines here.

Topolabamba

Today after running riot over town between printers and the art store, I went for lunch at Topolabamba on St. Vincent’s Street, Glasgow. It was the first time I had noticed this restaurant so decided to give it a try. I instantly fell in love with the decor as it reflected the Mexican food with Mexican motifs, rustic doors and wood panels, but also had a modern contemporary touch with colourful lights. Each table is given pencils to circle their choice of dishes — or as the girls at the table beside me were doing, draw and doodle on the back of the menu. Later on, I followed a bright white neon sign downstairs to the toilets. The stairs were decorated in Mexican mosaic tiles, with cartoon sketches of skeleton people and bulls making up the wallpaper. I reached some bright blue doors with rustic handles, with an illustrated skeleton with red lips highlighting the door for ladies. Through the door, the bright blue continued with beautifully tiles mirrors above each sink. When I went back upstairs, my food had arrived and it was as good as the decor suggested. The chicken tinga tacos are a must! I will definitely be back. You can visit…

Creative Identity

A blog article on Creative Review caught my attention today with an extremely clever, creative identity. Hoxton Street Monster Supplies is a shop in London that sells products for monsters. All proceeds go to the Ministry of Stories, a creative writing and mentoring centre for young people in East London. The aim of the identity is to encourage young people to be creative and use their imagination like the one used in the creation of products for the store. This mirrors the aim I have for a piece of work I am working on at the moment for Alice in Wonderland so it is interesting to see a similar goal being put into action. The packaging of all products conveys simple typography, with creative names for products such as a tin of sweets named “A Vague Sense of Unease” and a clotted cream fudge bar called “Impacted Earwax”. Working for a company like this must be a lot of fun as your creativity would always be encouraged. The shop’s website is the thing I was drawn to first as they have recently updated their settings. The website is set to “human” mode by default, but can be changed to mummies, vampire bats, werewolves and…