Interstate of Mind » Interactive http://www.interstateofmind.com Ideas from the heart. Creative minds for the driven and uncompromising. Interstate. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 13:07:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.1 MINI Art Beat http://www.interstateofmind.com/mini-art-beat/ http://www.interstateofmind.com/mini-art-beat/#comments Wed, 21 Aug 2013 18:01:32 +0000 http://www.interstateofmind.com/?p=3060

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ALPHABET http://www.interstateofmind.com/alphabet/ http://www.interstateofmind.com/alphabet/#comments Thu, 10 Jan 2013 18:44:00 +0000 http://www.interstateofmind.com/?p=2835

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V&A – Hollywood Costume http://www.interstateofmind.com/va-hollywood-costume/ http://www.interstateofmind.com/va-hollywood-costume/#comments Mon, 17 Dec 2012 12:57:08 +0000 http://www.interstateofmind.com/?p=2796 Hollywood Costume is the Victoria and Albert Museum’s blockbuster of the year. So much hype to promote this exhibition featuring more than 100 costumes from iconic films, I was so excited to see it.

Movies are about people. They are at the emotional core of every film and it is their story that moves us. A film’s characters hold our attention and are of endless fascination to the audience. Hollywood Costume is about the costume designer’s role in bringing these people to life – from script to screen.

All the years of avidly watching films seemed to have all been building up to this amazing cinematic experience. I was in complete awe of not only all the costumes, but the whole production of the event. Stepping into the exhibition brought the excitement that I feel when sitting down to a guaranteed classic film. Atmospheric music, along with archive files, making-of and behind the scene videos and beautiful and inventive typography used throughout.

Check this epic exhibition out for yourself at the V&A, but hurry because the tickets are sell fast!! (Exhibition runs – 20th October 2012 – 27th January 2013).

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Web Lab http://www.interstateofmind.com/web-lab/ http://www.interstateofmind.com/web-lab/#comments Fri, 21 Sep 2012 11:15:00 +0000 http://www.interstateofmind.com/?p=2646 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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Blob http://www.interstateofmind.com/blob/ http://www.interstateofmind.com/blob/#comments Fri, 17 Aug 2012 10:01:22 +0000 http://www.interstateofmind.com/?p=2583 http://www.interstateofmind.com/blob/feed/ 0 Vel-O-Drome http://www.interstateofmind.com/vel-o-drome/ http://www.interstateofmind.com/vel-o-drome/#comments Wed, 08 Aug 2012 09:02:42 +0000 http://www.interstateofmind.com/?p=2456 Crystal CG have worked with LOCOG to create this animation intended to excite the crowd before each cycling event at the Velodrome.

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Chemical Brothers ‘Velodrome’ – London 2012 from CrystalCG International on Vimeo.

Crystal CG have worked with LOCOG to create this animation intended to excite the crowd before each cycling event at the Velodrome.

Inspired heavily by Tron, and with a custom made track from the Chemical Brothers, this is an overly cool video that adds even more excitement to an already incredible sport! You can read a little more about the animation here.

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New Designers Show http://www.interstateofmind.com/new-designers-show/ http://www.interstateofmind.com/new-designers-show/#comments Mon, 09 Jul 2012 17:06:39 +0000 http://www.interstateofmind.com/?p=2206 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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A http://www.interstateofmind.com/a/ http://www.interstateofmind.com/a/#comments Mon, 02 Jul 2012 09:34:29 +0000 http://www.interstateofmind.com/?p=2229

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State of the Art http://www.interstateofmind.com/state-of-the-art/ http://www.interstateofmind.com/state-of-the-art/#comments Fri, 20 Apr 2012 16:36:53 +0000 http://www.interstateofmind.com/?p=2058 Our esteemed Creative Director Nigel Gray is definitely of the old school. Put more fairly he’s uncomfortable with technology. He’s not the only one of course, it takes a particular kind of person to actually enjoy working with computers and that delight doesn’t always exist in the creative brain. So how does the classically trained Creative Director work with the modern studio? The answer is seemingly so simple, you get him a brush. Well, not just any brush, a beautifully styled Nomad capacitive brush for the iPad. Combined with a clever paint app he’s able to sketch on the go and email his sketches direct to the studio. No paper sketchbooks, scanning, file storage and retrieval, just emailed direct from the app.

Here are a few sketches Nigel has created (and emailed back) from this weekends Bahrain Grand Prix.

The Bahrain hotel

La Fontaine - restaurant gallery

Bernie Ecclestone mobbed by the media

A green and lush paddock

Photographers in the paddock waiting for some action

Sir Jackie Stewart holds court

Bored Media Centre security

VIP Guest

Peter Wahl from Tilke

The BBC crew

The Sky crew

Tense Saturday qualifying for Jenson's dad

Bread chef

Welcome party bbq chefs, great kofti kebabs

Watching the race

The amazing monotones of the Mercedes garage, perfect for my limited palette.

The FIA check the cars late in to the night - no chance of any secrets being captured with this detail

The garages are dismantled and cargo containers packed in the pit lane

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Words Words Words http://www.interstateofmind.com/words-words-words/ http://www.interstateofmind.com/words-words-words/#comments Mon, 16 Jan 2012 11:03:17 +0000 http://www.interstateofmind.com/?p=1924 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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