‘Special’, ‘Process’

6th August 2012

The use of the humble Process Magenta and Process Yellow as some of the London 2012 colours has allowed the games to become immediately distinctive. These colours are two of the four inks that feature in standard printing, from newspapers to literature and the smart thing is, that by using these, allows some collateral to be […]

Opportunist Advertising

Opportunist Advertising

2nd August 2012

LOCOG make epic flag fail. Specsavers take advantage of sensitive topic. Hilarity ensues.

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Grab the Torch

Grab the Torch

2nd August 2012

A day before the torch arrived in my part of the world, we went to the local BMW dealership to hold the object itself. Gloves donned, children briefed that if dropped there’d never be any more pocket money.

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Find Your Greatness

Find Your Greatness

2nd August 2012

Wieden & Kennedy have created a campaign for Nike+ entitled ‘Find Your Greatness’ which encourages you to get out there and be active.

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Once, Twice, Three Times an Olympics Host City

Once, Twice, Three Times an Olympics Host City

2nd August 2012

A lovely infographic taking a look at how London as an Olympic host city has changed, developed and grown from our first games in 1908 to the ‘austerity games’ in 1948  and the current 2012 Olympic Games. Designed by Design by Soup and found on visual.ly

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The Great and the Goodwood

The Great and the Goodwood

13th July 2012

The sun held out on the last day to create a truly ‘glorious’ Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012. Beautiful cars were driven as nature intended and the usual eclectic mix of die-hard petrol heads rubbing shoulders with young bronzed champagne-fuelled ladies.

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Birds of a feather

Birds of a feather

3rd July 2012

Flying home the other day I sat in Geneva airport waiting for the plane to arrive. I soon noticed it had behind me and as I glanced through the tinted glass of the terminal for a split second thought the British Airways livery had faded, or my eyesight was getting much worse than I had […]

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The Transformers

The Transformers

2nd April 2012

We all had a great time at the Transform awards. It has taken a while to get the old photos out, and delete most of them for being too blurry, dark or everyone having evil eyes, but here you go. Well done team.

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Same but different

Same but different

22nd September 2011

Spotted in a toyshop recently, a pastiche of the PVAXX wordmark originally created by Interstate to feature on the side of the late season Renault R26 and launch R27 F1 cars. The entire car including ING have been given a ‘tweak’ to still replicate the brands but obviously not use the real names.    

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Big Ben

Big Ben

12th May 2011

Creating artwork on a LARGE scale.

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Completely Innocent, or totally Gaga?

Completely Innocent, or totally Gaga?

8th March 2011

A couple of brand stories this week; In one corner, Innocent drinks, the pioneer ‘friendly’ brand has to get all serious and ‘ask’ a new children’s vitamins range called ‘Innocent Vitamins’ to stop trading under that name. And in the other corner, Lady Gaga telling the Icecreamists that they cannot use the term ‘Baby Gaga’ for their well publicised breast milk ice cream.

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The Emergence of Vertere

The Emergence of Vertere

25th February 2011

We’ve just finished creating a new identity for a niché Hi-Fi audio component manufacturer. More to follow on our website soon

Watch (and listen to) this space…

A sweet result

A sweet result

18th February 2011

We ‘scooped’ a prize last night at the Design Effectiveness Awards, held in the glitzy surroundings of the Brewery at the Barbican, London.

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Nothing left but brand…

Nothing left but brand…

17th February 2011

When two mobile phone providers join to share their networks, the reason you choose to sign up with either of them may well boil down to which brand you like the most…

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Eat My Graphics

Eat My Graphics

31st January 2011

Branding and cupcakes. Perfect.

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Find us…

Find us…

24th November 2010

These funny little icons certainly aren’t new, but they are appearing more and more in our lives. On billboards to cereal packets, these QR Codes as they are known, are a digital link to information. Install an app on your camera phone, and it will automatically take you to a URL, write a piece of […]

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Mix your media

Mix your media

5th November 2010

The current Aviva ‘Big Picture’ global campaign is well underway and has received plenty of coverage. For me, it’s not how it looks (real customers placed in large formats on large buildings around the world) but rather the delightful use of media in the main entrance in Victoria station.

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‘Live’ from LS:N Global Autumn Trend Briefing

‘Live’ from LS:N Global Autumn Trend Briefing

20th October 2010

One sunny afternoon in October Interstate ventured out to Kings Place on a trail to discover the future. This is what we learned…

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The Business of Motorsport

The Business of Motorsport

24th September 2010

The Business of Motorsport in Asia forum at the Singapore Exchange was an interesting session covering the impact of hosting a Formula 1 race in a city. Mr. Iswaran, the Singapore Senior Minister of State for Trade & Industry and Education talked highly of the commercial impact Formula 1 has had on the city since 2008.

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Play F.C. and Pierluigi Collina on Sky News

Play F.C. and Pierluigi Collina on Sky News

10th June 2010

Pierluigi Collina was interviewed on Sky News this morning for his opinion on refereeing at the upcoming World Cup. The backdrop for the interview featured the Play F.C identity designed by Interstate. Collina refereed the final of the Play F.C 6-a-side football tournament hosted at Upton Park last night in aid of the One to One Children’s Fund.

Watch the full interview here.