Martin Lambie-Nairn

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Martin Lambie-Nairn
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Martin Lambie-Nairn in 2008
Born
Martin John Lambie

(1945-08-05)5 August 1945
Croydon, London, England
Died25 December 2020(2020-12-25) (aged 75)
England
EducationCanterbury College of Art
OccupationDesigner
Years active1965–2020
Known forChannel 4 "Blocks" logo
BBC1 "Virtual Globe"
BBC Two 'The 2s' idents
The Personality 2s
Rhythm & Movement
BBC One 'Balloon' idents
Spouse(s)
Cordelia Summers (m. 1970)
Websitehttp://www.ml-n.com

Martin John Lambie-Nairn (5 August 1945 – 25 December 2020) was an English designer and animator. He was the founder of Lambie-Nairn. He was known for creating the original Channel 4 logo. He was born in Croydon.[1]

Lambie-Nairn died on 25 December 2020, aged 75.[2]

Lambie-Nairn also animating the title sequence for British comedy TV series Mind Your Language.

Lambie-Nairn held an Honorary Doctor of Arts from the University of Lincoln,[3] and was a Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design. He also held an Honorary Doctor of Arts from the University of Northampton.[4]

Bibliography[change | change source]

  • Brand Identity for Television With Knobs On, Phaidon Press, 1997 ISBN 978-0-7148-3447-4

References[change | change source]

  1. "CRAFT: The man who made TV sponsorship idents sexy – PROFILE/Martin Lambie-Nairn has changed far more than TV logos, Belinda Archer says". Campaign. Retrieved 28 December 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Martin Lambie-Nairn: Designer behind famous BBC and Channel 4 'idents' dies". BBC News. 28 December 2020. Retrieved 28 December 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "UNIVERSITY HONOUR FOR 'SPITTING IMAGE' CREATOR". lincoln.ac.uk.
  4. "Honorands 2010". University of Northampton. Retrieved 28 December 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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