Out of the Blue currently houses over 200 artists, arts organisations and other creative businesses at The Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Abbeymount Studios, NMR Studios (Niddrie Mains), Meanwhile in Leith and Out of the Blue Music Studios. The list below is a selection illustrating the range and quality.
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We design and print stylised maps of Scotland, surrounding areas and locations worldwide.
Unlike other map designers we re-draw maps at range of macro or micro zoom focus levels that means our designs have appropriately scaled features and an appropriate level of detail no matter what size of print we produce. This allows for great looking city, town, or even street level artwork in sizes from A5 (smallest) to A0 (largest). Prints are offered in the most common frame sizes, but custom sizes can also be accommodated on request to fit any frame or wall space.
We match map locations with either minimal or more contrasting colour palettes to create a range of styles including options that fit well with the colour scheme of almost any room.
We are committed to quality which is why we use a 9-colour print process to produce the widest possible colour gamut. This ensures that the bright and vibrant colours in our designs are faithfully reproduced in print. We print on the highest grade art-quality paper for a high-end finish and for prints that look good for years to come.
Since the business began in late 2018, we have satisfied thousands of online customers, and our prints are stocked in a number of brick & mortar stores in the Edinburgh area. We offer maps of over 1000 locations, adding more all the time, and we are always glad to take requests for maps of specific locations.
We can accommodate most customisation requests, and around 25% of our customers do choose to modify the text on their prints when ordering to produce a more personalised print. Want to get in touch? Find our contact form here.
Timeless and contemporary fashion design for today’s modern woman. At Mauda the aims are simple. Create great quality, contemporary fashion pieces for women and maximise the cooperation of local craftsmanship, business and skills. We’ll know that we’ve got it right not just by thriving on our own but as we watch collaborators grow through our journey together.
I am an abstract mixed media painter, creating small and large works on canvas, panel and paper.
My paintings hold my fears, my love and my dreams–a conversation between shape and line, insular and enmeshed, strident and strong, floating alone in silence or teetering on the edge. In a careful balance, my paintings represent relationships past and present as I maneuver a new world.
Give me a charcoal line and I will show you my heart’s story…
Moody Monday Limited
Moody Monday debuted to critical acclaim in 2014, led by designer and creative director Eliza Kesuma.
After graduating with a degree in Textiles & Design from Heriot-Watt University, Eliza undertook multiple freelance projects and work experience opportunities with notable design companies. In 2008, a major interiors company recruited her as part of their communication and design team.
Noticing a niche in the interiors market for distinctive designs that challenged traditional creative concepts, Eliza began developing a signature style that was innovative, stylish and luxurious. By embracing individuality, she strives to subvert people’s expectations of interior design with her highly original and provocative collections.
Moody Monday’s core philosophy that beauty can come from the unlikeliest of places underpins each design, product and project Eliza creates. Her ‘Secret Music Collection’, inspired by the hidden inner workings of an abandoned musical organ, produced exquisitely compelling designs that received widespread praise at exhibitions across the UK.
Along with a bespoke service that tailors design concepts to fit the specific needs of clients, Moody Monday welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with innovative interior companies, global brands and businesses.
Noise Me Up
We are a team of passionate and dedicated Sound Designers and Audio Software Engineers.
We have extensive experience in the games and interactive audio industries. Whatever your project we can help make sure you stand out and connect with your audience emotionally, and in a fun and interesting way.
We are based in the cultural capital city of Edinburgh, and we can also work on location with your in-house teams.
Orla O’Connor Casting
Orla is an independent Casting Director based in Edinburgh. She has worked in the industry since 2000, developing a strong, comprehensive knowledge of the finest acting talent in the UK and Ireland.
Out of the Blueprint
Out of the Blueprint is a new RISO print studio at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall, offering affordable, eco-friendly print services.
PHILIA is a multifaceted creative studio with a focus on ethical production.
An evolving project, PHILIA creative output is garment-led, with a view to cross-industry innovation and collaboration.
Precious Metals Workshop
The Precious Metals Workshop is Edinburgh’s educational and resource workshop for jewellers and silversmiths.
I mostly make paintings, from large scale canvases, miniatures to murals, small painted sculptures to text based artworks. I explore the complicated coupling of eastern and western cultures in richly vibrant portrayals of the different autobiographical factors present in my life.
Rare Bird Media
Video production services for film, tv, documentary, live events and promotion.
Ray is a professional editor/camera op who has worked in broadcast and corporate environments and is always looking to connect with the audience through engaging storytelling.
He has won a prestigious Royal Television Society Award and was Awards’ Shortlisted for two documentaries he was commissioned for, produced, shot and cut. In addition to that, he is an experienced editor on FCP, Adobe Premiere, After Effects and more. He has shot with broadcast cameras as well as DSLRs to produce a diverse catalogue of work to which he is always looking to add.
Remode Collective is a Community Interest Company (CIC) set up to celebrate multicultural diversity, build new skills and explore ways to reuse textiles.
We are based in Edinburgh and we offer a range of creative workshops, classes, community projects end events, as well as collect leftover and unwanted textiles to produce handmade and unique items.
Our aim is to establish a multicultural community of crafters, designers, seamstress and tailors that come together to learn from each other, while promoting a sustainable and ethical use of skills and resources.
Robin Paine is an artist noted for original and accomplished figurative drawings and paintings. She has developed her own lexicon of imagery drawn from her interest in mythology, anthropology, social history, Art history and Natural history.
“My paintings would probably be best described as “figurative” or “realist”. I work from life whenever possible and I have found that this is essential when I’m painting people.
I have been affected by works of art from many periods, ranging from Roman Egyptian painted portraits to paintings of Gwen John, but I would also cite film (i.e. the early films of Jean Luc Godard) and photography (the German photographer August Sander) as sources of inspiration.”
Robyn is freelance producer based in Edinburgh. Since 2009 she has worked with a number of Scotland’s leading arts festivals, organisations and theatre companies.
Robyn is interested in high quality, professional work that tells stories which are currently untold and/or underrepresented on stages, as well a creating new platforms for this work to be seen and heard by diverse audiences.
Sarah Kwan Artist is a freelance Illustrator based in Edinburgh who specialises in portraits, food illustration, design, murals and signwriting. Her most recent ‘East Meets West Series’, explores the connections between Scottish / British and Chinese culture in a fun and playful way – with decorative patterns and pops of bright colour.
She graduated with BA Hons Fine Art Drawing & Painting from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in 2008. She’s exhibited in galleries such as The Royal Scottish Academy and The Scottish National Portrait Gallery.
As well as painting portraits Sarah works with brands to create signs, chalkboards, murals, live painting events and painted window displays. Brands such as: Ruffians Barbers, The Naked Grouse, Wemyss Malts and Dram & Smoke have used her skills in their events and product launches. She is open to new commissions that include portraits, design or painting, and can help create eye-catching designs for your business or events. Please feel free to get in touch anytime to discuss a project.
Sew Ho Studios
Sew Ho’s specialise in clothing construction, alterations, embroidery and print for workwear, eco and upcycled uniforms, team wear, one off gifts and accessories. Kate and Nikki want to create great products while focusing on growth and wellbeing for every person involved in the process.