Metrocard Art

Metrocard Art

4th November 2009

I was intrigued by Anthropologie’s window display as I walked down West Broadway last week. They have painted a New York Subway map on the window through which is viewed a suspended cut-out Manhattan island made of expired Metrocards.

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Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather

2nd November 2009

During a lunchtime walk along Westbourne Grove last week I noticed an identity on the side of a taxi that reminded me of something similar we produced at Interstate. The Egyptair logo in question (launched as part of a 2008 rebrand) had a lot in common with a marque we developed for Dubai-based DXB Sports in 2007.

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Arabic Typography in New York

Arabic Typography in New York

30th October 2009

Nigel and myself attended the Arabic Typography workshop at the TDC (Type Directors Club) in New York last weekend. The event was hosted by Nadine Chahine, Linotype’s branding manager and Arabic Type expert.

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The World’s Best Player… in any Language

The World’s Best Player… in any Language

11th September 2009

In my opinion the words ‘global brand’ are overused in modern day football and are often taken out of context of what the ‘beautiful game’ stands for. However, as a designer with a growing interest in Arabic typography it was refreshing to see Real Madrid’s recent issue of language specific player shirts.

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Interstate California

26th August 2009

Following a set of new business opportunities, Interstate was invited to visit LA for the first time in 2009.
This marks a new chapter in the company’s history that will see us returning to ‘The Golden State’ for new
and sunny ventures.

Making of the ‘Ecclestone Collection’ anniversary book

Making of the ‘Ecclestone Collection’ anniversary book

26th August 2009

How do you document 50 years of Grand Prix history in one day? The task was to shoot 24 historic sports cars, some with an estimated value of over $10 million dollars a piece, in 12 hours as the book would begin with a dawn shot and end with a dusk shot.

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Ice Cream Galore

Ice Cream Galore

25th August 2009

This Sunday it was ice cream galore at the South Bank food festival, as the IcecreamUnion brought their freshly made Argentinian produce to the market for the first time. Here at interstate we found a favourite in the traditionally flavoured dulche de leche. Join the union by logging on to their new website icecreamunion.com.

Interstate wins Mumtalakat roster

25th August 2009

Interstate is set to work on the new branding scheme for Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company, after winning a global roster announced earlier this year. Mumtalakat, the investment arm of the Kingdom of Bahrain is an active shareholder and investor in diverse businesses nationally and internationally. Looking to focuss even more of their investments internationally the company needed a new strategy and identity to reflect their global approach.

Racy Fonts

25th August 2009

Two typographers and a pro race pilot collaborated to design a font with a car. The car movements were tracked using a custom software, designed by interactive artist Zachary Lieberman. Here at Interstate we’re not sure about the font but we’re loving the idea. Why not hire a F1 car next time around.

A ‘brand’ new pair of socks

A ‘brand’ new pair of socks

15th August 2009

Being a Yankees fan it pains me to say it but the Red Sox have scored a home-run with their recent rebranding exercise. It is a great case for the argument that a logo’s primary function is to identify, and not to explain.

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