Jeff Koons for BMW

Jeff Koons for BMW

2nd June 2010

This year BMW asked pop-artist Jeff Koons to paint the 17th car in the series who responded by painting a BMW M3 GT2 around the notion of desire. BMW has invited artists since 1975.

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Harnessing the Power of Formula 1™

15th March 2010

Bernie asks for the impossible – at least something not done in the last sixty years – an F1 Brochure. With failure not an option we invested nearly 5,000 hours creating a 360 page prospectus fit for Formula 1™.

Jamie Oliver, Client of the Year

Jamie Oliver, Client of the Year

17th February 2010

Recent addition to the Interstate client list, Jamie Oliver has just been awarded the ultimate accolade of Client of the Year at this years Design Week Benchmark. Alongside this, Jamie’s culinary empire also bagged individual awards in both the Household Goods and the Retailers category as well as being runner-up in Best of Show, the judges deeming his most recent projects ‘beautifully crafted, interesting and strong’.

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Retaining a Shari’a Stability

Retaining a Shari’a Stability

17th December 2009

Abu Dhabi stepping in to bail out Dubai is news in itself, but if they hadn’t, the repercussions for Shari’a Banking would be equally significant.
Defaulting on the Islamic bonds (Sukuk) could have destabilised the Islamic finance sector at a time when the world isn’t in the best financial health. This damage limitation exercise by Abu Dhabi means Islamic finance is still profitable ‘post Dubai’ (Forbes).

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Al Riwaq Launch

Al Riwaq Launch

8th December 2009

After months of refurbishment, Bahraini Gallery Al Riwaq relaunched today as Al Riwaq Art Space,  showcasing the solo exhibition of local artist Waheeda Malullah.

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Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather

2nd November 2009

During a lunchtime walk along Westbourne Grove last week I noticed an identity on the side of a taxi that reminded me of something similar we produced at Interstate. The Egyptair logo in question (launched as part of a 2008 rebrand) had a lot in common with a marque we developed for Dubai-based DXB Sports in 2007.

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Interstate California

26th August 2009

Following a set of new business opportunities, Interstate was invited to visit LA for the first time in 2009.
This marks a new chapter in the company’s history that will see us returning to ‘The Golden State’ for new
and sunny ventures.

Making of the ‘Ecclestone Collection’ anniversary book

Making of the ‘Ecclestone Collection’ anniversary book

26th August 2009

How do you document 50 years of Grand Prix history in one day? The task was to shoot 24 historic sports cars, some with an estimated value of over $10 million dollars a piece, in 12 hours as the book would begin with a dawn shot and end with a dusk shot.

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Interstate wins Mumtalakat roster

25th August 2009

Interstate is set to work on the new branding scheme for Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company, after winning a global roster announced earlier this year. Mumtalakat, the investment arm of the Kingdom of Bahrain is an active shareholder and investor in diverse businesses nationally and internationally. Looking to focuss even more of their investments internationally the company needed a new strategy and identity to reflect their global approach.