Despite the overused terms, great design makes sense, and it makes a difference. Design, when seen as a service, has a greater chance of becoming trivial, lacking consideration. Those brands that place emphasis on design, and see it as a necessity and not a service, are in the business of producing culture, as opposed to consumption. Gilgamesh endeavors to work with healthy brands who appreciate this perspective, and therefore have the power to influence culture, possibly change the world in some small way.
This Cuneiform tablet was an ancient ledger, likely inscribed during the reign of the mythical Sumerian king, Gilgamesh. It is an early example of written language, visual communication, recorded history, and the distribution of ideas. It is a testament to how information can be manipulated; how truth becomes legend, and legend evolves into myth. It is also, arguably, an ancestor to the fields we know today as Graphic Design and Typography. This chunk of rock-turned-matrix is symbolic of what Gilgamesh as a studio stands for.
The method behind the madness?
Gilgamesh is a culture machine that prioritises quality over quantity.
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Featured artwork: Piero Manzoni – Artist’s Shit (1961)