Interstate of Mind » Fontstuff Ideas from the heart. Creative minds for the driven and uncompromising. Interstate. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 13:07:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 A morning with Fedrigoni & Anthony Burrill Fri, 21 Jun 2013 10:31:15 +0000 Tuesday morning took James and myself down to Clerkenwell for the opening of Fedrigoni’s Imaginative Papers Studio showroom.

This was a great opportunity for us to check the true potential of Fedrigoni’s special papers. With shelves of impressive client samples, draws full of versatile stocks and stacks of beautifully designed Fedrigoni paper packs.

For this special event Fedrigoni collaborated with printmakers People of Print and graphic artist/print-maker/designer Anthony Burrill for a screen printing taster to celebrate the launch of Materica, a range of empathetic papers giving the same tactile and visual sensations as the natural elements that have inspired them. This was an exciting experience for us design geeks as we had the opportunity to screen print our own Anthony Burrill designed screens, which were then signed by the man himself.

Check out how we did…


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A Sign of Things to Come… Wed, 29 May 2013 11:22:38 +0000 GroSign

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Interstate goes into 13 Mon, 14 Jan 2013 10:26:50 +0000

As you may know the past couple of years have been quite a challenge here at Interstate.

But, as we go into 2013 we look forward to welcoming you to our new studio at 13 Bramley Road, London and continuing to create innovative creative solutions for clients both old and new.




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ALPHABET Thu, 10 Jan 2013 18:44:00 +0000

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Jamie’s Recipe for Christmas No.1 Thu, 20 Dec 2012 16:01:53 +0000 Congratulations to Jamie Oliver for securing the festive top spot in the book charts with his latest book ‘Jamie’s 15-Minute Meals’, designed by Interstate.  That is Jamie’s third year in a row at Christmas number one, and we are honoured that the last two were designed by us.

’15-Minute Meals’ sold a whopping 117,911 copies in the week to 15 December and over 586,355 since it’s release at the end of September. What a great end to the year!

See the story of how the book came to life on our case study.

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Web Lab Fri, 21 Sep 2012 11:15:00 +0000 Excitement is stirring in the basement of the Science Museum in London as Google is showing off the power of the internet. Invading the physical realm by launching a new exhibition, Web Lab is a series of interactive Chrome experiments made by Google that brings the extraordinary workings of the internet to life, with the aim of inspiring the world on the possibilities of the web.

Visitors to both the Web Lab and web abled people across the world are coming together to make music with one another, launch information into cyberspace and see where images on the web live and travel. A highlight for me was watching my photograph being taken, processed, translated, and then drawn in sand by a sketchrob.

The exciting installations will be around for a year at the Science Museum, so take a look if you can. Failing that, the experiments are interactive for anyone, anywhere at Chrome Web Lab. (If you don’t have it already, you will need to download Chrome). The website is beautifully put together, and it will be easy to get lost playing on all the online experiments which can all be saved to your account and shared on the usual social medias.

Here is a glimpse of my participation both at the Science Museum and online.











See here for more information.

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Olympic Logo a Day Thu, 02 Aug 2012 14:06:09 +0000 A lovely alternative Olympic logo idea. Sarah Hyndman of With Relish, a London based design agency, started a project called  Olympic Logo a Day. The idea was to take a photo of random objects arranged to resemble the Olympic Rings each day for a whole year. Not only Sarah was involved, the project was open to contributions from far and wide, and the end result has been made into this charming video showing each and every image throughout the year.

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Once, Twice, Three Times an Olympics Host City Thu, 02 Aug 2012 11:50:24 +0000 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

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New Designers Show Mon, 09 Jul 2012 17:06:39 +0000 This weekend I was lucky enough to have a look around the New Designers Show held at the Business Design Centre in Islington, where graduate designers are given a national platform to show off their portfolios, network and share ideas with designers from other disciplines.

Taking place over two weeks, with nine distinct design zones representing all major design disciplines, New Designers was an event full of innovation and fresh thinking. Over 3,500 of the most talented newly graduated designers from across Britain came together to showcase contemporary applied art – product design, metal work, ceramics, glass, textiles fashions and home accessories, illustration, graphic design. The range and quality of work was great. With a real show of originality, style and vibrancy the future of British design is set to be bright.

Want to know more? Take a look here.

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Words Words Words Mon, 16 Jan 2012 11:03:17 +0000 The start of a new year and Selfridges kicks off 2012 with a brand new store-wide initiative: Words Words Words. Celebrating the beauty of words, the joy of writing and the art of conversation. Appearing in all parts of Selfridges from the much-anticipated window displays to the exciting program of in-store events, the concept celebrates the power of the written word.

On the ground floor of Selfridges is an exciting pop-up shop with all your letters from A-Z on all kinds of consumer goods. Also online shops Keep Calm Gallery bringing some of there lovely prints and Tatty Divine bringing a quirky Name Necklace area. Dangerous for my wallet!

Visit the lower ground floor and you’ll see the UltraLounge has been transformed into a library and become the epicenter of the Words Words Words theme. The library provides a unique interactive space to become fully immersed in the topic, including fascinating classes and lectures from The Idler Academy and It’s Nice That, hand writing analysis sessions, story telling workshops and Penguin Book Club.

Take a look at there schedule of instore events or check what they have on offer in store.

I really enjoyed spending my Saturday afternoon lost in the world of Words Words Words. Get down there before March 1st if you can.

Selfridges Window

Words Words Words Pop-up Store in Selfridges – Image from Tatty Divine Blog

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