Callin Mackintosh is an independent, London-based Scottish graphic designer specialising in typographically driven editorial and identity design. Callin’s 9 years of industry experience include working at established London studios, as well as leading the design output during his 3 years as design director helping establish a newly founded studio.
He is experienced working with a wide range of clients including art galleries, architects, book publishers, start-ups, breweries, jewellery designers, film festivals, musicians and fashion designers.
Notable projects include creating the identity and brand guidelines for the Sundance Film Festival 2020 in Utah, USA.
Callin’s passion for designing books also lies in collecting them. It was this dedication that led to him starting OOP (Out of Print Books), a small online bookshop selling rare, hard-to-find, art & design books. The aim being to get these important books back into the right hands to inspire and educate a new generation of designers.
Rhiannon Rebecca Salisbury and Arusha Gallery have called upon eighteen selected artists to invoke and create an ancient deity. The chosen deity from each artist as reflected in new artworks (painting, sculpture, sound and installation) are presented in a new group exhibition which seeks to reawaken a host of awe inspiring and mystical entities, bringing them back to the forefront of people’s consciousness.
The exhibition identity created by Callin Mackintosh takes inspiration from researching ancient alphabets and deity symbolism, exploring their simple, geometric forms. The selected display typeface feels both primitive and alien much like the gods themselves. The addition of a crucifix and inverted crucifix in place of the letter ’T’ represents the good and evil of these mythological beings.
The folded concertina invite works both as a poster and functional document with all additional exhibition details on the reverse.