1st September 2004
The man who created the long-running satirical TV series
‘Spitting Image’ and who has designed TV brand identities for BBC1, BBC2 and
Channel Four is to be honoured by the
Martin-Lambie-Nairn, who runs the London-based branding and
design agency Lambie-Nairn, is to receive an honorary Doctorate of Arts at the
university’s awards ceremony in
The award is in recognition of Mr Lambie-Nairn’s outstanding career in branding and design, particularly in the field of television, where his agency has produced the familiar animations on BBC2, the BBC1 identities featuring dancers and the colourful Cbeebies animations for children.
He is perhaps best known for coming up with the idea of ‘Spitting Image’ in 1981, when he recruited two graduates of Cambridge School of Art – Peter Fluck and Roger Law – who were working as illustrators and who had produced sculpted caricatures to appear in magazines.
Calculating that a political television satire using puppets might be a good investment, Mr Lambie-Nairn offered to fund a pilot episode – hence the credit throughout the long-running series: ‘From an original lunch by Martin Lambie-Nairn.’
Lambie-Nairn was founded in 1976 and focused
initially on branding for television, creating ground-breaking identities for
Its past and current clients include the ITN News Channel, BT, Reuters, Friends of the Earth, ntl and O2 among many others.
Martin Lambie Nairn will receive his honorary doctorate
There will be a second awards ceremony at
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