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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Words Words Words

Words Words Words

16th January 2012

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 […]

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Christmas chart toppers!

Christmas chart toppers!

21st December 2011

Congratulations to Jamie Oliver for securing the festive top spot in the book charts with his latest book; Jamie’s Great Britain designed by Interstate.

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Jamie’s Great British Wallpaper

Jamie’s Great British Wallpaper

26th October 2011

If you take a look on celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s Website and Twitter page you will see he has chosen to use a page from the introduction of Jamie’s Great Britain as his backdrop, designed here at the studios of Interstate Associates. Take a look for yourself ! Also, last night saw the first of […]

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Beautiful & Simple by Interstate

Beautiful & Simple by Interstate

29th September 2011

Here’s the first glimpse of Interstate’s new identity for boutique legal recruitment and resourcing consultancy founded by Siobhan Kinsella and Richard Ziegler.

UPDATE: Take a look at the Case Study.

 

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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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Sweet

Sweet

21st September 2011

Passing Jigsaw on Westbourne Grove, off for lunch one day, I saw the Jigsaw window display. To mark ‘Wool Week’, and the Campaign for Wool, Jigsaw brought some model sheep and wrapped the storefront in a great ‘woolly pully’ for want of a better expression. Really lovely idea and one of those where when it […]

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Style over continent

Style over continent

10th September 2011

When you already have a sponsor for a Motorsport team it’s easy to think that the work’s been done. But it’s important to give the sponsors image as much care and attention as you can, because retention is as important as a win. With this in mind the Spanish borne Addax GP2 racing team commissioned […]

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An Exos Experience at the new Hethel track

An Exos Experience at the new Hethel track

23rd June 2011

A big day yesterday as the new Hethel track was unveiled to VIPs. Parading alongside the classic Essex-Lotus 81B driven once more by a Mr N. Mansell, the 2011 Lotus Renault F1 car and the racing spec Evoras was the stunning Lotus 125; the F1-inspired customer car, branded by Interstate.

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The next big thing?

The next big thing?

9th May 2011

Interstate’s latest livery design for British driver, Tom Blomqvist

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Graphici graffiti

Graphici graffiti

26th April 2011

An irony-free slice of personal tagging sitting happily next to the beautiful squiggle-mark of the Mind charity.

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Designspiration

Designspiration

11th April 2011

When experiencing a creative block, one of the first things we do nowadays is trawl the web for some inspiration. Although there is a lot out there on the world wide web, at times it can be rather tedious sorting the crap from the quality. A few months ago saw the launch of a new visual bookingmarking […]

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T is for Tarmac…

T is for Tarmac…

11th April 2011

A graphic designer’s staple is to have a collection of letters that are made from everyday objects and shapes. Want a new twist? Why not ensure that the letters also relate to the image…

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A Food Journey to the Heart of Morocco

A Food Journey to the Heart of Morocco

1st April 2011

Today sees the international launch of ‘A Month in Marrakesh’, a recipe book and travelogue published by Hardie Grant, with food by Andy Harris; editor of Jamie Magazine, who embraces the wealth of flavours that Morocco has to offer, all of which are brought to life by beautiful photography and illustrations from renowned photographer David […]

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Music Concert Posters

Music Concert Posters

30th March 2011

Stunning poster series from artist Hye Jung Bae for fictitious concerts of electronic musicians playing classical music with digital instruments.

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Roger That!

Roger That!

29th March 2011

Shoreditch on a Saturday afternoon,  Alex and I venture down to London’s Kemistry Gallery to view the ‘Roger That!’ exhibition which was showcasing a new graphic interpretation of the phonetic spelling alphabet. Developed in the early 1930’s, the phonetic alphabet was created to ensure the clarity of communication in the new aviation world. All 26 […]

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Pick Me Up 2011

Pick Me Up 2011

21st March 2011

On Saturday, Chrissie, Jess and myself visited Pick Me Up contemporary graphic arts fair at Somerset House. Pick Me Up is the UK’s first contemporary graphic arts fair which is now in it’s 2nd year, after a successful first show last April.

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Not a Bad Job For a 70 Year Old

Not a Bad Job For a 70 Year Old

18th March 2011

Whilst working on a recent project, my journey of print and production enlightenment took me to Baddeley Brothers in East London for a lesson in the fine art of printing techniques and finishing.

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11/03/2011

11/03/2011

17th March 2011

It was with shock and sadness that myself and fellow colleagues watched the tragedy of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami unfold on Friday morning. The emotional and environmental reverberations are being felt around the world a week later and I’m sure they will be for a long time to come. The immediate nature of graphic […]

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GT1 & GT3 Identities to feature in Shift 2 Unleashed

GT1 & GT3 Identities to feature in Shift 2 Unleashed

15th March 2011

The much anticipated sequel game to Need For Speed by EA will feature cars from the GT1 and GT3 championships. The realism and detailing in Need For Speed, Shift 2 Unleashed is impressive, right down to the Series’ logos on the bonnet, sun-strip and door numbering panels; all designed by Interstate.

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