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Art & science entwine to visualise quantum physics

The power of art to convey complex ideas is being taken to the subatomic level in a new form of collaboration between physicists at the University of Glasgow and a local artist Gregor Harvie approached the university’s Quantum Theory Group to seek advice on his current work exploring the nature of the universe. Combining a background in science and art Harvie is well-placed to approach the confounding world of the very small, exploring new ways of looking at aspects of […]

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3D OOH advert takes The Scotch Whisky Experience in a new direction

A novel approach to out-of-home advertising brings added dimensionality to The Scotch Whisky Experience in Edinburgh. Creative media and digital marketing agency ALT is engaging passersby on Princes Street through the medium of 3D, banishing traditional flat screens to demonstrate the ins and outs of the attraction. Marrying technology and heritage the eye-catching ad showcases the distillation process by harnessing suspended baubles and other visual tricks to change perceptions of the national drink. Nathan White, board director at ALT, commented: “This campaign […]

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Creative Scotland accused of a cover-up in Highland sex scene scandal

Creative Scotland is to be hauled before culture secretary Angus Robertson to answer for its decision to award £84k of funding to an arts project featuring actual sex. The cash financed two phases of research and development for Rein, a multi-screen film exploring themes of sexuality set in the Scottish landscape.  The arts body withdrew support for the project back in March citing the inclusion of ‘non simulated sex acts’, which it claimed marked a ‘significant change’ from the original funding application. Documents […]

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Inverness Castle’s three towers experience to bring the Highlands to the city

Mather & Co

Plans to transform Inverness Castle from a prison into a visitor attraction have taken shape with the reveal of concept images Mather & Co. The experiential design agency has been commissioned to bring its visitor attraction expertise to the Highland capital, bringing the romantic red sandstone pile to life by taking visitors on a journey through wild glens through three separate tower experiences. The North Tower will be transformed into the Cèilidh Rooms, a music-themed embodiment of Highland culture developed […]

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Aberdeen agency preaches creativity from its dedicated co-working hub

An Aberdeen design agency is playing its part in boosting creativity in the region by throwing open the doors to a new creative hub dedicated to nurturing talent. Brand and digital agency FortyTwo Studio is sharing two refurbished self-contained offices at its new premises, a former church hall at 35 Mid Stocket Road, since moving in earlier this year. The spaces house a photography studio for hire as well as a creative base for like-minded individuals to get a head start in […]

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Lewis acquires Tayburn to establish a Scottish creative powerhouse

Lewis + Tayburn

Established Edinburgh-based creative agencies Lewis and Tayburn are embarking on a new shared future together in which they promise to establish a new agency model that puts their clients such as FMCG and Whyte & Mackay in the driving seat. Creative and digital agency Lewis has agreed on a six-figure sum to acquire branding design and digital agency Tayburn, providing synergies of expertise in areas such as branding, packaging, design, and digital. CEO David Lewis said: “For the past year, we’ve been looking closely at […]

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Colourful Co-op mural brings a wealth of symbolism to Dennistoun

art, symbolism and poetry

A worker cooperative wholesaler based in Dennistoun has brightened up its quiet corner of the east end by commissioning a colourful mural to set out its values and ethos. Greencity Wholefoods commissioned Cobalt Collective for the eye-catching work, spanning the entire front facade of their offices. Serving to lift spirits and make a statement the piece shouts out the presence of the worker-owned business, its members and artists studios. Celebrating nature and cooperative values the vegetarian business recruited Glasgow-based mural artists Erin […]

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Dentsu Creative go hands-on with Valspar to shake up paint selection

The power of home improvements to transform interiors takes centre stage in a new campaign that paints Valspar as a market leader in colour mixing. Valspar, part of the Sherwin Williams Company, is personalising the process of paint selection by thrusting the creative process into the hands of consumers with ‘Shake it Up’, a vibrant campaign encouraging DIYers to cast beige aside and experiment with different tones and hues. Delivered jointly by Dentsu Creative’s Edinburgh and Manchester offices the active campaign celebrates the art of vigorously […]

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Heineken offers British drinkers a taste of Spain this summer

Heineken, brand launch

Heineken UK is pushing fast-growing Spanish beer brand Cruzcampo throughout the spring and early summer with a £10m TV campaign incorporating video on demand, out-of-home and social media activity. The Edinburgh headquartered brewing giant tasked creative agency Lucky Generals to open the eyes of British drinkers to the European brand with an all-medium approach that includes influencer and public relations work. Choose to Cruz emphasises the brand’s roots in Seville by inviting further flung consumers to relax in their local bar with […]

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Laura and David Haggerty open up on an ALT-ernative approach to creative marketing

Laura Haggerty

Starting a new business is a tall order at the best of times but imagine combining that with the unpredictable new reality of COVID-19 and working closely with your spouse. Managing just such a feat is newly formed creative media and digital marketing agency, ALT. In conversation with The Scoop Laura and David Haggerty, co-founders of ALT, share the highs and lows of life behind the scenes at the Glaswegian agency. Finally able to pause and reflect the pair said: “Establishing […]

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Performing arts institute finds its feet following a rebrand

Scottish Institute

The Scottish Institute of Theatre, Dance, Film & Television (The SI), formerly known as the MGA Academy of Performing Arts, has undergone a full rebrand in tandem with its relocation to Livingston. Now under the ownership of Silver Rock Studios The SI, founded in 2011, has updated its brand identity to reflect its growth, including the capacity to cater to international students for the first time. A new logo and fonts communicate the institute’s creative pedigree and help to communicate […]

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Video artwork puts London’s multiculturalism into words

Tfl Douglas Gordon

A thought-provoking new artwork that celebrates the vibrant culture of Soho has launched at Tottenham Court Road station.  undergroundoverheard by Douglas Gordon is one of several artworks commissioned by Crossrail Art Programme and sits alongside works including Chantal Joffe’s A Sunday Afternoon in Whitechapel at Whitechapel station and Conrad Shawcross’ Manifold (Major Third) 5:4 at Liverpool Street station.  Situated in the Dean Street entrance to the Elizabeth line at Tottenham Court Road station, Gordon’s new artwork comprises a video on a large screen seen by […]

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Picture This

An image is often said to be worth a thousand words but if a few of those go unsaid what does that say about ownership? In a mood for change the visualisation industry is pushing for greater acknowledgement of their work by uniting behind a common copyright character. Wwe look at the implications for disseminating the work of others. In the unstated pecking order of construction-related professions, visualisers have long occupied the lower rungs of fame, languishing in the small […]

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Material, Glasgow’s Leading Creative Agency, Achieves B Corp Certification on Its 21st Anniversary

In celebration of its 21st year in operation, Material, the Glasgow-based creative agency, has officially attained B Corp certification. Following a rigorous application and assessment process, Material now joins the esteemed B Corp community, consisting of just over 8000 businesses globally that share a commitment to using business as a force for good. The principles of B Corp align seamlessly with Material’s internal culture and its diverse portfolio of clients, including The Macallan, University of Strathclyde, the SEC, BAFTA, and […]

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Awards Rewards

The proliferation of award programmes makes it harder than ever to stand out from the crowd, prompting a flight to established awards for showcase and discovery, a message championed by Form Digital, crowned Scottish Design Agency of the Year 2022 at the Scottish Design Awards. Since opening their Glasgow studio in 2019, Form Digital has been no stranger to navigating a competitive market, having gone from strength to strength competing with more established brand agencies – helped in no small part by the cachet of […]

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