Design Projects - Hospital Radio artwork

 

I first volunteered with Hospital Radio back in 1985 when I was a request collector with Radio HBS in Glasgow. On moving to Dundee I joined Radio Tayside (later to become Hospital Radio Tayside and then BRIDGEfm Hospital Radio). During this time I was involved in creating many documents, leaflets and logos starting in 1992 with the 40th anniversary logo. As you can see the number of variants of each logo has grown as I have been able to adapt it for may different uses.

 

Radio Tayside - 40th anniversary

 

A minor variation on an already created logo. This was used 1992.

 

Record logo © copyright DC Thomson.

Radio Tayside 40th anniversary logo

 

Radio Tayside

 

A redesigned logo following move to new premises. The record player is still included from the original artwork, and the logo is based around the initials 'RT'. Used 1993 - 1998

 

The full logo was designed in mono and colour, with the station name available on its own or simply as the 'RT' initials. A special Christmas version was also created. At this time most of the work was for print use only and therefore mainly mono.

 

Logos and derivatives © copyright Gordon Low, record logo © copyright DC Thomson.

Radio Tayside logo - full size - colourRadio Tayside logo - full size - monoRadio Tayside Christmas logo - full size - monoRadio Tayside initials - monoRadio Tayside - Make it RT in Dundee logo - monoRadio Tayside writing - mono

 

Hospital Radio Tayside

 

Another new logo following another move to new premises and a minor name change. Used 1999 - 2001

 

This logo still features the original record player and more of the logos were designed in colour for inkjet printing and website use.

 

As well as 'flat' versions of the logo 'shadowed' versions were created as well. Following on from the Radio Tayside logos abbreviated initial logos were created along with special Christmas and Newsletter versions.

 

The 'arrow' design was also echoed in a smaller version containing the HRT initials alongside the NAHBO "Percy" logo of a patient in bed listening to a rather oversized radio!

 

Logos and derivatives © copyright Gordon Low, record logo © copyright DC Thomson.

Hospital Radio Tayside full logo - colourHospital Radio Tayside initials - colourHospital Radio Tayside full logo - mono with shadowHospital Radio Tayside initials - monoHospital Radio Tayside Christmas full logo - colourHospital Radio Tayside - initials and bed logo in arrowHospital Radio Tayside - variation of logo for station newsletter

 

BRIDGEfm Hospital Radio

 

Brand-new logo collection created in 2001 following the merger of two local hospital radio stations - Hospital Radio Tayside and Radio Liff.

 

Sadly the record player didn't survive the merger as a break from the past was requested for this design.

 

This time I tried to keep the logo as simple and eye-catching as possible whilst still lending itself to mono and coloured variants, abbreviated versions, adapted versions and those with straplines added.

 

New additions this time included rectangular window stickers, website graphics, small collecting can 'thanks' stickers and desktop wallpaper / mouse mat backgrounds.

 

Logos and derivatives © copyright Gordon Low.

BRIDGEfm - full colour logo with strapline addedBRIDGEfm appreviated logo - colourBRIDGEfm - full mono logoBRIDGEfm appreviated logo - monoBRIDGEfm logo - adapted for bulletin use - colourBRIDGEfm - full colour logo Christmas versionBRIDGEfm banner/window stickerBRIDGEfm abberviated version for websiteBuilding the BRIDGE logo for station newsletterBRIDGEfm artwork for desktop wallpaper and mouse matsBRIDGEfm circular artwork for collecting can 'thanks' stickers

 

BRIDGEfm - 50th anniversary

 

Updated version from 2005 of BRIDGEfm logo for 50th anniversary of first broadcast.

 

Logos of other stations used in some designs to reflect station's heritage.

 

Logos and derivatives © copyright Gordon Low.

BRIDGEfm 50th anniversary - bannerBRIDGEfm 50th anniversary - full logoBRIDGEfm 50th anniversary - 'all stations' logo

 

Scotland's Hospital Radio Stations

 

Designed for the 'shrs' website in 2003 bringing together information about Scotland's Hospital Radio Stations in one place.

 

Logos and derivatives © copyright Gordon Low.

Scotland's Hospital Radio Stations - logo monoScotland's Hospital Radio Stations - logo with text monoScotland's Hospital Radio Stations - logo colourScotland's Hospital Radio Stations - embossed logo with text colour

 

 

Design Projects - Hospital Radio programme and related artwork

 

The first Hospital Radio programme I presented was on Saturday 19 April 1986 and I continued to present live programmes until 1992. From 1999 I started recording programmes for Hospital Radio stations, the first of which was The Music Box. These programmes have been supplied to over 30 Hospital Radio stations across the UK. The Music Box: Mirror Music programmes were recorded specifically for Hospital Radio Tayside and have yet to be re-recorded and made more widely available. The BRIDGEfm Music Mix, as you may gather by the name, is exclusive to BRIDGEfm Hospital Radio.

 

The Music Box

 

Two versions of this logo were created in 1999 and this is based on the second version with the bass clef correctly positioned. The Music Box is a 30-minute programme for Hospital Radio stations.

 

Logos and derivatives © copyright Gordon Low.

 

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The Music Box - mono logoThe Music Box - colour logoThe Music Box - colour logo, embossed and boxedThe Music Box 'M' - colour

 

The Music Box: Mirror Music

 

This logo was used for the short-lived hour long programmes for Hospital Radio Tayside from 1999. At some stage they will be updated for general station use.

 

Logos and derivatives © copyright Gordon Low.

The Music Box: Mirror Music - mono logoThe Music Box: Mirror Music - colour logo embossed and boxed

 

MBonline: The Music Box online

 

The Music Box online (MBonline) website was launched in May 2001 after having previously been part of the Hospital Radio Tayside website for 18 months.

 

Logos and derivatives © copyright Gordon Low.

 

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MBonline logo - colour, boxed and embossedMBonline logo - colour, full text, boxed with white backgroundMBonline logo - colour, website address, boxed with white backgroundMBonline logo long - colour, website address, boxed with white background

 

The BRIDGEfm Music Mix

 

The BRIDGEfm Music Mix is a two hour programme of songs from the 50s to the 90s produced exclusively for BRIDGEfm Hospital Radio from 2005.

 

Logos and derivatives © copyright Gordon Low.

The BRIDGEfm Music Mix logo - colour

 

 

Design Projects - other artwork

 

In addition to the above, generally Hospital Radio related artwork, I have also been asked to create logos for The Owl & Pussycat Nursery by Steve McCartney, radio presenter Ronny Costello and Dancing Discos.

 

The Owl & Pussycat Nursery

 

Designed for The Owl & Pussycat Nursery in 2001.

 

Logos and derivatives © copyright Gordon Low and The Owl and Pussycat Nursery.

The Owl and Pussycat full logo (colour)

 

GordonLow.net

 

Designed for this website and other related items in 2005.

 

Logos and derivatives © copyright Gordon Low.

GordonLowNetGLlogoreversed

 

Ronny Costello

 

Artwork created for Hospital Radio colleague and local radio presenter Ronny Costello in 2006.

 

Logos and derivatives © copyright Gordon Low.

Ronny Costello colour logo - landscape versionRonny Costello colour logo - portrait version

 

Dancing Discos

 

Artwork created for Dancing Discos in 2008.

 

Design elements kindly made freely available by designus.com.

 

Logos and derivatives © copyright Gordon Low.

Dancing Discos logo - full versionDancing Discos logo - orange versionDancing Discos logo - mono version

 

Dundee Museum of Transport

 

Artwork created for Dundee Museum of Transport for their website and advertising material in 2010.

 

Logos and derivatives © copyright Gordon Low.

Dundee Museum of Transport - long version with website

 

MacValley Users Group

 

Revised artwork produced to update website in 2010.

 

Logos and derivatives © copyright Gordon Low and MacValley.

MacValley Users Group revised logo 2010

 

RM Buses Limited

 

Artwork created for company vehicles, stationery and website in 2012.

 

Logos and derivatives © copyright Gordon Low.

 

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RM Buses LimitedRMbuses.comRM Buses lanscapeRM Buses squarebusbus2

 

Strathtay Scottish bus

 

Replica artwork and painting guide produced for a restored 1982 bus repainted into Strathtay Scottish colours to mark the company's 30th anniversary in 2015.

 

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Strathtayvinyllayout1B01aemergdoorcontrolW06apushtoopentypex2W09aemergencyairsupplytextbootlidposterL01aBestBusAroundtwolayersleylandletters60mmhighgordonlowstrathtaybus1bus3