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The Edinburgh Apprentice - Final challenge

The Edinburgh Apprentice - Final challenge

The Edinburgh Apprentice is a competition open to students from all four Edinburgh Universities. Taking part in the competition gives students an opportunity to develop real-life, practical business skills. More details can be found at http://www.icue.tk/After successfully completing four previous rounds, the five remaining Edinburgh Apprentice contestants came to Glidden on Thursday 18... Read More

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Father Christmas - Brand Identity Guidelines: 2014 update!

Father Christmas - Brand Identity Guidelines: 2014 update!

New for 2014! As a festive treat, enjoy our updated Father Christmas Brand Identity Guidelines and ensure your christmas is brand-aligned. The team at Glidden wish you a very Merry Christmas and an exceedingly happy and prosperous 2015! Copyright: Glidden 2014 Read More


Just our type

Just our type

On a recent lecturing visit to Edinburgh College of Art, team Glidden spotted this nostalgic printing set in one of the design studios and the memories came flooding back. The aroma, the feel, the craft - you can't beat it. Inky fingers all round . . . Read More

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Are you sitting comfortably?

Are you sitting comfortably?

Team Glidden have just bought one of these bad boys . . . As we all know, poorly designed seating can lead to bad posture and can seriously affect your well-being. We have just bought one of these very ergonomic Herman Miller Mirra office chairs and already there is a frisson of excitement rippling through the studio in anticipation of what may be to come. We'll let you know how it goes, but at... Read More

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Glidden on Newsnight, BBC Scotland

Glidden on Newsnight, BBC Scotland

Team Glidden were recently invited to appear on Newsnight, contributing to a feature on 'Brand Scotland'. The discussion was prompted by the Scots Pine being selected as Scotland's National tree, and the increasing number of symbols representing attributes of Scotland. Featuring Gordon Brewer and Steven Godden with contribution by Andy Glidden of Glidden Design and Brand... Read More

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Father Christmas - Brand Identity Guidelines

Father Christmas - Brand Identity Guidelines

As a festive treat, enjoy our Father Christmas Brand Identity Guidelines and ensure your christmas is brand-aligned. The team at Glidden wish you a very Merry Christmas and an exceedingly happy and prosperous 2014! Read More


Brand Identity: Campus coffee and consumables

Brand Identity: Campus coffee and consumables

Glidden were recently appointed by The Edinburgh University Student's Association (EUSA) to create a brand identity, marketing materials and interior design concept for The Shop and The Coffee Shop, student retail offerings. Both will initially appear in a shared commercial space at King's Buildings House, and as such the outlets are intended to have a complimentary brand look and feel.... Read More

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Brand Marketing: Glidden do the Honours

Brand Marketing: Glidden do the Honours

Brand marketing and promotional collateral for The Unviersity of Edinburgh's urban castle. Glidden were recently appointed by Honours Catering to produce a range of marketing materials to promote weddings at Teviot Row House - one of The University of Edinburgh's most prestigious buildings. Teviot Row House - Typographic lock-up  Honours Catering - Brochure Brochure detail... Read More

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Glidden feature in PPA Scotland exhibition: 100+ Years of Scottish Magazine Publishing

Glidden feature in PPA Scotland exhibition: 100+ Years of Scottish Magazine Publishing

Last week Team Glidden were invited to attend the Professional Publishers' Association (PPA) of Scotland’s exhibition, celebrating 100+ years of magazine publishing in Scotland, and showcase our work as part of this landmark event. The National Museum of Scotland served as a dramatic back-drop to the event, which began with a drinks reception and opening address by Alan Ramsay, Chairman,... Read More

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Made in Scotland - A Celebration of Innovation

Made in Scotland - A Celebration of Innovation

Team Glidden attended by special invitation the inaugural 'Made in Scotland' event at the Zaha Hadid-designed Riverside Museum in Glasgow, on Thursday Nov. 1st, organised by Business Insider and sponsored by Marks & Clerk, Intellectual Property advisors. The event focused around the challenges and opportunities faced by Scottish inventors in developing their inventions from concept to... Read More

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A dirty weekend - Glidden goes screen printing

A dirty weekend - Glidden goes screen printing

Last month team Glidden paid a visit to The Edinburgh Printmakers, to re-connect with the messy end of the graphic design process. For modern commercial graphic designers, the profession has become a largely screen-based activity, with rare opportunities to visit print jobs on-press, a joyous part of the design process. Spending a weekend with the sleeves rolled up was a fantastic opportunity... Read More

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Edinburgh Magazine Festival 2012

Edinburgh Magazine Festival 2012

Team Glidden recently had the pleasure of attending the inaugural International Magazine Festival, held at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh. Organised by PPA Scotland, the event played host to an inspiring exhibition of magazines from across the globe, curated by Jeremy Leslie of magCulture. The collection featured an interesting selection of titles, showcasing excellence in publishing design... Read More

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Glidden rebrand - behind the scenes

Glidden rebrand - behind the scenes

And so after only 6 years, but what seems like decades, we are pleased at the knowledge that if you are reading this, we must have finally unveiled our new branding! But why did it take so long, why should anyone consider rebranding at all, and how did we go about the task? The story goes back 15 years to 1997, when the company was originally founded in London as The Glidden Design... Read More


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