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CREATIVE HEROES - 100 years of design & advertising in Scotland Gallery Four
11 May

Join us at The Lighthouse on Thursday 11th May from 6pm for a panel discussion on the history of graphic design and advertising in Scotland. 

Tickets are priced £2 and available here.

Is there such a thing as Scottish graphic design

if so where did it come from

and where is it going?

And why does hardly anyone know its history?


Join Mark Breslin (ISO), Jordan Took (Graphical House) as well as design-veterans Andrew Hunter and Gerry Farrell to discuss the topic "Graphic design and advertising in Scotland – yesterday, today, tomorrow“. The event will be hosted by Brian Dixon from Glasgow School of Art. The discussion is open for questions, ideas and opinions from the audience.

The panel discussion will open the exhibition “Creative Heroes - 100 years of design & advertising in Scotland” in The Lighthouse. The exhibition presents selected works from 100 years of design and advertising in Scotland. Starting with pioneers like Charles Rennie Mackintosh it recalls also names like Rex Stewart, Forth Studions and Hall Advertising who shaped and build the Scottish Design Scene.

Entrance fee will be donated to a youth design project. Drinks and networking from 6pm with talks beginning at 6.30pm. 


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