Hello from the Material_WORKS team!
It’s our turn to take over the blog this week and what a day to start it on. Today is the day when Scots officially celebrate their heritage and scream from the rooftops about how amazing Scotland and being Scottish is.
Banter, the scenery, Irn Bru, square sausage and tattie scone….they are all things that us Scots love about our wee country, but over the past few weeks, the WORKS team have had many reasons to tell people how proud we are of the work which has come out of our Scottish office; all of them in relation to some of our very special clients.
The BAFTA British Academy Scotland Awards took place a couple of weeks ago at the Radisson Hotel in Glasgow. These awards are a celebration and recognition of the amazing talent in the film and television industry originating in Scotland. It’s a chance for people to show that you don’t have to be based in London, or have an unlimited Hollywood budget in order to create an amazing piece of work to entertain people. Some of the nominees and winners on the night included the wonderful Emma Thompson for her work in Robert Carlisle’s “The Legend of Barney Thomson”, David Tennant was up for Best Actor in “What We Did On Our Holiday” and of course, Mrs Brown’s Boys won best comedy/entertainment.
Our team were delighted to be part of this event by creating the concept for the event invitations, programmes and stage graphics for the evening. Yet again, we prove that you don’t have to be a worldwide agency to create some amazing work.
Following on from that, the Scottish National Team launched their new Home and Away kits last weekend ahead of their World Cup campaign. Once again, we were really excited to see the crest which was created here in our delightful little Glasgow based office, come to life on two amazing kits. It’s the first time that the crest has been used on the home kit in full colour, and we’re sure you’ll agree that it looks fantastic.
And finally, it just wouldn’t be right to post a blog on St Andrew’s Day and not mention our Scottish (sorry – BRITISH) heroes. The Murray Brothers!
Our clients at the ITF put on an amazing final for the public at the Davis Cup Final in Belgium yesterday. For those of you who haven’t seen the Davis Cup before, it is a completely different atmosphere in comparison to the civilised Wimbledon. People get into the spirit of the game and it is very much a spectacle. Here, you can see the opening for yesterday’s final which looks absolutely amazing!
Talking of the spectacle – once again, Andy has put us on the map finishing the match off in style and allowing team GB to be victorious over Belgium in the world cup of tennis, for the first time in 79 years. To have won both Wimbledon and now the Davis Cup in such a short period of time requires a whole lot of determination and passion for the sport. How is he going to top that?
Our proposal is to rename St Andrew’s Day to ‘St ANDY’s Day’ in honour of the man himself. Pretty fitting don’t you think?
Huv a braw wee day, and keep yer peepers peeled fir the rest a wur blogs this week.