Lose Yourself in a Good Book

Lose Yourself in a Good Book

9th February 2011

Last Friday saw the re-release of Marian Keyes’ latest novel, The Brightest Star in the Sky, which we at Interstate are very excited about. Having been approached by Penguin back in October last year, following our hugely successful Jamie Oliver/Penguin collaboration, we were briefed to create a fresh new look for the Queen of Chick-Lit. […]

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Eat My Graphics

Eat My Graphics

31st January 2011

Branding and cupcakes. Perfect.

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Sydney Telstra 500

Sydney Telstra 500

23rd December 2010

Interstate was at the final race of the V8 Supercars Australia to see James Courtney of Jim Beam Racing  crowned the 2010 champion.

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The Best Christmas Card So Far This Year

The Best Christmas Card So Far This Year

22nd December 2010

Many a card has popped through my letterbox this year bringing messages of greetings and cheer. It’s one of the winners of the London Design Festival / V&A Xmas Card competition.

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J’adore J’ai Mangé

J’adore J’ai Mangé

17th December 2010

Last night saw the debut launch of Jamie Oliver’s new fragrance, ‘J’ai Mangé‘ on his Christmas tv show ‘Jamie’s Christmas Lock-In‘. As Interstate branded the ‘spoof’ scent, Louise and I were invited back stage to the filming of the programme to see Jamie in action winding up his celebrity guests. It was great seeing everyones […]

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King Giulio has arrived in Oz

King Giulio has arrived in Oz

14th December 2010

On his recent trip to Australia, our very own King Giulio was greeted by a few of his subjects at the Sydney Telstra 500 V8 Supercars Australia race.

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A Month in Marrakesh

A Month in Marrakesh

7th December 2010

This time last week we visited our client; Hardie Grant, to take a look at the proof sheets for a cook book we’ve been designing these past few months. We can’t reveal too much just yet, but we can tell you that it’s filled with recipes by Andy Harris, who embraces the wealth of flavours […]

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Jamie’s Christmas Lock-In

Jamie’s Christmas Lock-In

1st December 2010

Last night Lucy and I were invited to the filming of Jamie’s Christmas programme, which couldn’t have been timed better with all the snow fall over these past few days. It was great to see how a TV show is made and how it all pieces together. We’ll tell you all about the shinannigans from […]

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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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A century of Olympic posters

A century of Olympic posters

2nd November 2010

Passing the local library, I stumbled upon a graphic designers dream; a collection of Olympic posters showcasing the past century of games. Styles have changed over the years from strong, almost propaganda style glorious paintings, to minimalist iconic graphic art. In my opinion, the style peaked in Mexico ’68 (main image).

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On the streets of Buenos Aires

1st November 2010
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Say… fantastic, tasty, crumbly, organic …Cheese!

Say… fantastic, tasty, crumbly, organic …Cheese!

28th October 2010
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Jamie stops by the studio

Jamie stops by the studio

21st October 2010

Great day with Jamie and his team working on a new project at our studio today, so exciting. We have worked with and met some amazing people since starting Interstate and Jamie was another fantastic character that we will not miss an opportunity to get a photo of for the Interstate family album. From Nicole Sherzinger to Lewis Hamilton, Bernie Ecclestone to the Crown Prince of Bahrain, Dolph Lundgren to Pierluigi Collina, the album makes us smile.

Jamie’s confidence and energy was so lovely to experience and a real inspiration to the team.

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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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2010 D&AD Book Launch

2010 D&AD Book Launch

15th October 2010

There are quite a few members of D&AD at Interstate so when the Annual comes out it’d be rude not to go and celebrate. This year, the venue was the Getty Images Gallery where we were surrounded by dramatic prints of days gone by. The Annual itself has been illustrated this year by celebrated fine-artist-signwriter […]

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Mirror, Mirror, in the park…

Mirror, Mirror, in the park…

12th October 2010

Next time you’re passing by the studio, take a stroll down the road to Kensington Gardens and take in the Anish Kapoor installations (Turning The World Upside Down). Beautifully polished surfaces reflecting a dramatic Autumn sky.

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Great looking stories

Great looking stories

6th October 2010

Our friends at Visual Editions have just launched their first book: The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman; Introduced by Will Self

In their own words:
We publish books that use visual writing: writing that uses visual elements as an integral part of the writing itself.

Coming soon:

VE2: Tree of Codes
Jonathan Safran Foer
An experiment in printer’s patience

See visual writing in action on Visual Edition’s website

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Round I go
Water World

Water World

5th October 2010

The Beijing National Aquatics Center aka the Water Cube (home of the 2008 Beijing Olympics swimming and diving categories) has been transformed from hi-tec sporting arena to an underwater aquatic adventure playground. Covering a third of the 32,000 sqm site, the interior to the snappily titled ‘Happy Magic Water Cube Waterpark’ has been designed with two personas in mind.

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