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locofoco limited

Where: 29 Otago Street, Glasgow, 0141 341 0303. Formed: 1994.

Why should I know them: CCA, Tramway, Yes Restaurant, Ubiquitous Chip, Air Organic, exhibition graphics for Glasgow 1999, UK City of Architecture and Design.

Current/future projects: 94 for 99 at The Lighthouse, 18x artist/design collaborative at the Tramway, Zero-stik(r), CCA signage, identity and website, Scotland's Future, Stravaigin Restaurant.

Awards: Design and Art Direction (D&AD) entry for Typography, 1999; Awarded Investor In People status, 1999; Scottish Design Awards: Bes Promotion, Best Use of Paper, 1998. -

Their identity: ’Locofoco is a North American word which means "friction match". We chose the name because it refers to sparking off ideas, ignition, energy and creativity. As communication designers our goal is to make the business of transferring ideas clear, exciting and above all, memorable. We all believe that design is about innovation, creativity and effectiveness.’

Janice Kirkpatrick's Graven Images is not the only company making innovative waves in Scottish design. The List looks at four of the other leading lights influencing the look of the nation's arts promotion. The future of graphic design is safe in these hands. Compiled by: Simone Baird

Navy Blue Communications Group

Where: 122 Giles Street, Edinburgh, 0131 553 5050.

Formed: 1994.

Why should I know them: Scottish Tourist Board, Miller Group, Traverse Theatre, RIAS, Ellesse UK, Scottish Arts Council, Scottish Museums Council, Waverly Wines and Spirits Group, Virgin, Edinburgh Film

Festival and The Scottish Executive.

Current/future projects: The next prospectus and a website for

Edinburgh College of Art.

Awards: Scottish Design Consultancy of the Year Awards, winners, 1999; Business Insider Annual Report Awards: Best Designed Report,

Best Printed Report, 1998.

Their identity: ’We have implemented a strapline of Thinking Out LouderTM, to outline to our audiences our commitment to producing

innovative, fon/vard thinking design solutions.’

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