Interstate of Mind » GrandPrix 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 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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Senna http://www.interstateofmind.com/senna/ http://www.interstateofmind.com/senna/#comments Tue, 10 May 2011 12:08:21 +0000 http://www.interstateofmind.com/?p=1534 Using only archival footage and previously unseen material, this is the first film about Ayrton Senna's life.

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Using only archival footage and previously unseen material, this is the first film about Ayrton Senna's life.

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See Trailer on Vimeo

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In Pursuit of Excellence http://www.interstateofmind.com/in-pursuit-of-excellence/ http://www.interstateofmind.com/in-pursuit-of-excellence/#comments Fri, 25 Mar 2011 16:07:17 +0000 http://www.interstateofmind.com/?p=1308 Way back in ’06, we were appointed to formulate the brand identity for the FIA Institute Excellence programme, intended to form the cornerstone of the FIA Institute’s aim to drive and reward excellence in all aspects of motor sport safety and sustainability.

The original Interstate design focused on the first iteration of the programme through the Institute’s Centres of Excellence. Now the Institute has made the most recent addition to its developing programme through the Young Driver Excellence Academy.

The Institute’s adaptation is still in evolution but its dynamics and modernity make a strong impression for the Young Driver Excellence Academy – with the gold shard, radiating from the centre of the ‘Vortex’. Still expressing the values of the organisation; Safety, Sustainability, Innovation and Excellence, the ‘Vortex’ marque now has youth and ambition on its side too – all under the watchful eye of former F1 driver and two-time Le Mans winner, Alex Wurz.

Richard Woods, Director General of the FIA Institute and long-standing Interstate client says:

“This selection event has been an incredible story for the FIA Institute. We started out with a process that was open to drivers across the world. After an exceptional response from the ASNs, we chose 18 drivers who arrived here in Austria on Saturday. From those 18 we have the 12 who will go forward for the season. But there really are no losers here. Those who haven’t been successful have spent three days in the company of world-class competitors and coaches and have had the opportunity to learn a huge amount.  Now we look ahead to our first year with the FIA Institute Young Driver Excellence Academy.”

Here are shots of the 12 specially selected drivers attending their first of 6 workshops to be held across Europe.

Images from flickr.

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Lotus Evora Cup GT4 Photo Shoot http://www.interstateofmind.com/lotus-evora-cup-gt4-photo-shoot/ http://www.interstateofmind.com/lotus-evora-cup-gt4-photo-shoot/#comments Sat, 24 Jul 2010 15:32:40 +0000 http://www.interstateofmind.com/?p=51 Yesterday I visited the Lotus Cars factory in Norfolk to photograph the new Evora Cup GT4 with renowned motorsport and automotive photographer Patrick Gosling. The day long shoot coincided with the car’s shakedown track testing session in the morning at the company’s Hethel Test Track before moving on to Snetterton Circuit in the afternoon to really put the car through its paces!

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Yesterday I visited the Lotus Cars factory in Norfolk to photograph the new Evora Cup GT4 with renowned motorsport and automotive photographer Patrick Gosling. The day long shoot coincided with the car’s shakedown track testing session in the morning at the company’s Hethel Test Track before moving on to Snetterton Circuit in the afternoon to really put the car through its paces!

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