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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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Blast from the past!

Blast from the past!

It has been said that you shouldn't say anything in social media that you wouldn't tattoo on your own forehead. Well, we recently found this little gem from 2010, still floating around in digital eternity. Does it stand the test of time? The sentiment certainly does but not sure about the shirt - what do you think!? Read More

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The Design Council: The value of design

The Design Council: The value of design

  Wonderful animation from the Design Council on why your business should invest in design.Via The Design Council. The Value of Design from Design Council on Vimeo. Read More

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Reflecting on the evolution of the computer mouse

Reflecting on the evolution of the computer mouse

On hearing the news of the recent passing of Douglas Englebart, the inventor of the computer mouse, we at team Glidden took a look back at the evolution of mouse form and function.  The concept of the computer mouse was first patented in 1970 by Douglas Englebart. It quite simply involved two rolling wheels housed in a wooden box, and a single clickable button. Englebart nicknamed his... Read More

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Facebook sneaks in subtle update to identity

Facebook sneaks in subtle update to identity

You could be forgiven for missing it, but last week Facebook undertook a subtle update of their identity . . . The new Facebook icon features the 'f' character breaking out of its bounding box, which has been given a completely flat blue tone, dropping the lighter toned band along the lower edge.The bar of the 'f' has had the angle of the right side increased slightly, giving it a more... Read More

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Excellent Radio 4 discussion on Art and Design with Ron Arad and Antony Gormley

Excellent Radio 4 discussion on Art and Design with Ron Arad and Antony Gormley

Listen to Radio 4 Start the Week discussion on Art and Design with Ron Arad and Antony Gormley, chaired by Andrew Marr.Antony GormleyRon AradAndrew Marr discusses art and design with sculptor Antony Gormley, former Arts Council chairman Christopher Frayling, design tutor Sarah Teasley and industrial designer Ron Arad. On Start the Week, Andrew Marr explores how Britain trains the artists and... 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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Caxton and the Printing Press

Caxton and the Printing Press

Over 500 years ago, William Caxton opened England's first printing press in 1476, just 20 years after Johann Gutenberg invented the mechanical moveable type press in Germany, revolutionising the dissemination of the written word. Listen to Melvyn Bragg's fantastic 'In our time' Radio 4 broadcast on printer William Caxton and the impact of the printing press. Read More

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Think brand, not 'logo' . . .

Think brand, not 'logo' . . .

So you now have your world-beating product – after years of technical, financial and psychological struggles. You’ve convinced your friends and family and some people in suits that your idea is brilliant, and now you are ready to conquer the world. But wait a minute – how do you let people know it is yours? And where do you stick the logo? There’s a flat bit on the side... Read More

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