Interstate of Mind » General http://www.interstateofmind.com Ideas from the heart. Creative minds for the driven and uncompromising. Interstate Creative Partners. Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:22:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Tasting Success http://www.interstateofmind.com/tasting-success/ http://www.interstateofmind.com/tasting-success/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:57:48 +0000 http://www.interstateofmind.com/?p=3308 Last year I was lucky enough to attend the winter edition of the massively popular food festival, Taste of London. When our friends at Natoora told us they would be taking part in the summer festival I got a little excited at the prospect of not only attending the event, but also being able to design something for it.

For those not aware of this sumptuous festival I’ll explain a little about it. The festival happens twice a year, once in the summer and again in the winter. This year’s summer festival was held in Regent’s Park and promised to be the biggest and best ever! They did not disappoint!

Businesses of all sizes are in attendance, from artisan producers to worldwide brands and small niche eateries to legendary fine dining establishments. There is an abundance of food and drink to be had and you are only ever a few yards away from a freebie or two. Including samples of the delicious white peaches from Natoora.

This year Natoora were on the same stall as master chef  Theo Randall, supplying all the fruit and vegetables for the shared stand. Interstate designed part of the stand including some large format posters, smaller sized chalkboards as well as limited edition bags that were given away with signed copies of Theo Randall’s latest book. The stand was always busy and the peaches were a big hit with everyone waiting for food.

Being from Scotland I did not let the good ol’ Scottish weather of rain showers ruin my evening. I ate the finest cuisine from some of London’s top restaurants. I drank Pina Colada from the inside of a scooped out pineapple and I rubbed shoulders with some of the world’s best chefs, not to mention the excitement of seeing the work we produced being used in the real world. As a designer there is nothing better than seeing your work out there and I’m sure every designer still gets that feeling of pride regardless of the scale of the job.

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If this taster is anything to go by we are in for a real treat this race weekend at Battersea Park! 

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Getting busy with the aerosol http://www.interstateofmind.com/getting-busy-with-the-aerosol/ http://www.interstateofmind.com/getting-busy-with-the-aerosol/#comments Fri, 19 Jun 2015 16:00:13 +0000 http://www.interstateofmind.com/?p=3290 It’s not often we’re asked to get our hands really dirty in the name of motor sport expression.

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It’s not often we’re asked to get our hands really dirty in the name of motor sport expression but in this instance we needed to shake up the status quo and have some serious fun with a spray gun.The ‘status quo being the VW Motorsport end of season celebration party in Wolfsburg with an exhibition of Helena El Mokni’s 14 iconic World Rally Championship photographs, elegantly framed in dark cedar ‘upstaged’ by two of her Global Rallycross shots from Las Vegas in bespoke, hand painted, sprayed and stencilled frames – with attitude.

Inspired by the graffiti art of Vegas and the figure work of American artist Keith Haring the frames used the stars and stripes graphic and key colours from the two Andretti Autosport operated VW Beetles, Rockstar yellow and 7Up green.

These funky additions to the exhibition set proved a popular choice as a further frame has recently been completed and is now adorning the wall of VW senior management.

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Reserve your space http://www.interstateofmind.com/reserve-your-space/ http://www.interstateofmind.com/reserve-your-space/#comments Mon, 15 Jun 2015 10:00:04 +0000 http://www.interstateofmind.com/?p=3260 Interstate MENA reserves a space in the The Diplomatic Area in Manama, Bahrain.

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Interstate MENA have recently worked alongside Manama Realty to design a set of construction screen billboards that surround the site of a much needed carpark within The Diplomatic Area in Manama, Bahrain.

The boards bring a bright colourful contrast to the surrounding office buildings and are designed to encourage patrons to reserve and rent the carpark spaces within.

The striking flat colour ‘pop art’ style is something quite new for the region and certainly seems to be grabbing the attention.

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Helping to get lives back on track http://www.interstateofmind.com/helping-to-get-lives-back-on-track/ http://www.interstateofmind.com/helping-to-get-lives-back-on-track/#comments Fri, 12 Jun 2015 11:28:42 +0000 http://www.interstateofmind.com/?p=3268 Founder and trustee of the charity, Sir Jackie Stewart recently unveiled the new identity for the ‘Grand Prix Trust’.

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Over the past few months we have been busy designing a fresh new identity for the ‘Grand Prix Trust’ – a charity that supports past and present F1 mechanics, engineers and their families in times of need.

Founder and trustee of the charity, Sir Jackie Stewart recently unveiled the new identity at the Williams Conference Centre and gave everyone a taster of what is to come.

We’re excited with how the project is developing and we are looking forward to revealing more of the brand over the coming months – helping give this great cause the limelight it deserves.

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BBC Good Food Eat Well Show http://www.interstateofmind.com/bbc-good-food-eat-well-show/ http://www.interstateofmind.com/bbc-good-food-eat-well-show/#comments Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:14:49 +0000 http://www.interstateofmind.com/?p=3233 BBC Good Food Eat Well Show at Olympia, London.

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Last weekend, the Interstate team took themselves along to the BBC Good Food Eat Well Show down the road at Olympia, London.

The exhibition brought together healthy food brands and producers alongside an inspirational line-up of healthy eating chefs and celebs. An opportunity to discover how to balance a healthy lifestyle with a love of good food.

The highlight for us was to see the BBC Good Food Eat Well book series on display – very popular it was too! 

Not only did we leave with full stomachs and bags of tasty foods, but also minds full of inspiration and ideas to share with our clients!

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A Tasty Set of Books for BBC GoodFood http://www.interstateofmind.com/a-tasty-set-of-books-for-bbc-goodfood/ http://www.interstateofmind.com/a-tasty-set-of-books-for-bbc-goodfood/#comments Fri, 10 Oct 2014 11:36:37 +0000 http://www.interstateofmind.com/?p=3189 BBC GoodFood and Ebury Press relaunch their best-selling cookbook series this week with a modern and colourful new design, crafted by Interstate.

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BBC GoodFood and Ebury Press relaunch their best-selling cookbook series this week with a modern and colourful new design, crafted by Interstate.

Celebrating its 25th birthday, BBC GoodFood has been feeding the nation with delicious dishes and giving top tips for the kitchen. To celebrate this benchmark, BBC GoodFood has recently refreshed its identity and Interstate was tasked with bringing it to life across its highly successful set of best-selling books.

We created a fresh and colourful design, guaranteed to stand out on the shelves and easy to use in the kitchen.

We are delighted with the results and can’t wait to get our aprons on.

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Competition of the Week http://www.interstateofmind.com/competition-of-the-week/ http://www.interstateofmind.com/competition-of-the-week/#comments Wed, 12 Sep 2012 16:49:27 +0000 http://www.interstateofmind.com/?p=2640 Guess where Nick and Nigel are and what Nick has just seen and is making Nigel smile? Best answer wins a prize.

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Just like the old days… http://www.interstateofmind.com/just-like-the-old-days/ http://www.interstateofmind.com/just-like-the-old-days/#comments Tue, 14 Aug 2012 13:17:55 +0000 http://www.interstateofmind.com/?p=2535

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Ever feel like you’re being watched? http://www.interstateofmind.com/ever-feel-like-youre-being-watched/ http://www.interstateofmind.com/ever-feel-like-youre-being-watched/#comments Thu, 12 May 2011 08:05:18 +0000 http://www.interstateofmind.com/?p=1548 At first glance I thought it was a miniature Batman; but alas it was a cat on our hot tin roof trying to spy on our latest projects…

 

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