The latest news, insights, jobs and more from Melvin Creative
June 28, 2021
The Do's and Don't's of Graphic Design

Is graphic design your passion? Mine too, and I mean that in the memey-est sense of that phrase. I have a very basic understanding of photo editing and design skills, which hasn’t stopped me from trying to create. Experimentation is key, but there are some simple rules of thumb you can follow that will result […]

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June 16, 2021
This year's top fonts (for now)

Trends come and go, and the same is true for fonts. It is always difficult to forecast what will be popular, so instead of guessing, we’re going to look at which fonts have already seen a rise in use, and the reasons why. Serif fonts – personal favourite: Ogg Classic, retro-nostalgic, sophisticated, and flourished, serif […]

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June 2, 2021
What are the design trends of 2021 (so far)?

From product packaging to social media to visual art, here are some of the top trends in graphic design that have made their way into the cultural production of Glasgow’s best artists and designers. Serif fonts The simple aesthetic of fonts like Helvetica have given way to the more flourished design of serif fonts. More […]

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May 19, 2021
Know Your Colours

Red - rage or intimacy? Although often representative of aggression – blood, fire, heat, rage – reds are a diverse palette encompassing more positive associations such as passion and energy. Red is provocative, attention-grabbing, and sometimes, in its deeper tones, even sensual. Its lighter tones can convey an intimacy that is not necessarily carnal, however, […]

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October 16, 2019
Tighean Innse Gall

A bit of a two-fer in this post. Firstly, in the foreground you'll see the Annual Report I designed for Tighean Innse Gall who are based in beautiful Stornaway, and in the background wedding stationery flat-sheets, I also designed recently. The annual report was printed digitally, 250 copies, and the cover was forme-cut to create […]

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October 15, 2019
Melvin Creative: getting our network on

We’re back to tell you about the past month at Melvin Creative. It’s been a varied month for us, as we got out from behind our desks and went out into the big and (as it turns out) not-so-bad world of networking. And it wasn’t just because of the Fortnite blackhole. To B2B or not […]

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October 15, 2019
Edinburgh - Allan Wright

Delighted to receive copies of the photographic book 'Edinburgh' I designed for award-winning photographer Allan Wright and award-winning Scottish actress, director, and writer Gerda Stevenson and the eagled-eyed Carol Carr PR. Only just published, it's already sold-out with a reprint on the way. A fantastic photographic record of modern-day Edinburgh with poems from Gerda, it's well worth […]

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September 30, 2019
New website, new Melvin Creative

If there’s one thing that most creative or digital agencies have in common, it’s that one of the last things to get done is your own website. Between designing websites for clients or creating logos, reports, packaging and what have you, there just isn’t time for doing the in-house stuff. It often gets pushed back […]

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