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The Pict Perspective | A Graphic Design and Creative Arts Company

Warriors who are forging their own path through the world of art.

Behind our name “The Pict Perspective”
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What’s in a name?

I thought it was about time that I let everyone else in on how we decided on our name. Firstly, we both love art. Secondly, we both have an intense love for the beauty of Scotland and Ireland. Anyway, on with the Story.

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell just as sweet.” By William Shakespeare from ‘Romeo and Juliet’.

What is in a name? Well, times have changed and today names give us a sense of something’s ability and a general background. A history if you will.

The Pict Perspective, our name, and to a point a very brief summary of who we are as a company, if you know something about the Picts that is.

If not, well, let me break it down for you…

The Picts, possibly taken from the Latin ‘picti’ meaning ‘painted people’, were a distinct group of people believed to have lived in the ancient parts of eastern and north-eastern Scotland.

They were known to be fierce warriors, whose women were treated as equals, with a distinct culture and a belief in Pagan Gods and Goddesses. What they called themselves however, is something we may never know, as their name is what the Romans called them.

The Picts, as a people, gave the Romans a run for their money. They may have lost some battles, but they won the war, as Scotland never fell to the Romans.

So why did we, my sister and I, fixate on the Picts?

Well, Pict women were warriors, they painted themselves and fought alongside the men in wars, and they went on hunts too. The Picts were artists, yes they had quite an advanced social structure, but they artists as evidenced by the Pict Stones found scattered through certain parts of Scotland.

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Whilst searching for synonyms for the words ‘drawing’, ‘look’ and ‘idea/innovation’ I came across ‘Depict’ and ‘Perspective’. After continuously checking out other words, I looked at my book and noticed how good those looked and how great they sounded together. That caused a bit of a tangent in my thinking, as I was reminded of something I had read not too long before our search for a company name began. A search through “Wikipedia” for “The Picts”, upon finding out more about these amazing people, I knew that my search was over. You see, my sister and I both have a deep, intrinsic love for both Scotland and Ireland.

So began The Pict Perspective, a company that values art, in all its forms, with, hopefully, a new way of looking at things. It is at this point that I must ask, “Can we help you get a Pict Perspective?”

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