This residency aims to support a Scottish emerging or established designer/maker. It provides the artist with the time and space to explore new ideas and ways of working within Cove Park’s international and cross-disciplinary programme. Without the requirement of a final project or presentation, this residency is intended to promote the development of new ideas and work.

Emlyn Firth is a Glasgow-based designer working in the fields of graphics and typography. As well as establishing a successful design practice Firth has worked collaboratively on a number of cross-disciplinary projects in Scotland and abroad. He launched A Visual Agency in 2012 and is part of design collectives such as The Press and State.

His time at Cove Park will be used to research and rework lost typography – specifically PISMO a collection of rare hand drawn

1950 Czech type with a view to generate new work.