Matthew Swan

Projects —
  2. Make It Move
  3. Limbo Magazine
  4. GCHQ
  5. SAC
  6. Life After GSA
  7. Art School Posters 
  8. The Digger

Extra/Other — 
  1. Sleazy Posters
  2. Kinetic Type Animation
  3. Bricks 101 Poster
  4. Untitled (moving image)
  5. Looppool

Photography —
  1. Film1
  2. Film2

Info —
Glasgow based graphic designer with an interest in visual identity, typography and editorial design for print, as well as digital based media, motion design and animation. So yeah, pretty much anything design related.

Communication Design BA(Hons)
— Glasgow School of Art [2020]

Available for freelance and contract work.

Contact —

This project was to create and develop a unique new visual identity for the Government Communications Headquarters to promote and celebrate its centennial. By focusing on creating a visual language that subtly and playfully breaks away from the typical cliches associated with intelligence organisations, creating a much more furtive and indirect representation of the GCHQ, while avoiding the stuffy and serious nature of government identity. resembles the abstract vernacular and inherent visual associations with codebreaking and espionage, resulting in simplified machine-like letterform shapes that combine with uncomplicated typography.

As technology was a driving theme of the GCHQ identity, an augmented reality app will ‘decode’ hidden information on posters using a phone’s in-built camera. The app recognises the poster’s secretive visual language, to trigger a reveal, which transforms the poster into a colourful animation, communicating the details of the GCHQ celebratory event held in London.