The Olympics; Reworked

The Olympics; Reworked

14th August 2012

So the 2012 Olympic Games are now over, and if I’m being honest, a few months back I never thought I would feel even the slightest bit lost without the daily hype surrounding the athletes and their sporting achievements, and which country is in the lead with gold medals. But incredibly, I am now. Thankfully […]

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Olympic Coin

Olympic Coin

7th August 2012

I almost forgot about the ridiculousness of paying £1.20 for a miniature bottle of no-name water in Stratford station this weekend after receiving a sparkling new Olympic 50 pence piece in my change. According to The Royal Mint, these coins are all but being taken out of circulation by the general public as they hoard […]

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Golden Cage

Golden Cage

3rd February 2012

[iframe: width=”420″ height=”315″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/Y78FztTd414″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen] While browsing through Kiosk Design‘s blog today, I came across a charming illustrated music video for a band called ‘The Whitest Boy Alive’. The video is illustrated by LA based Geoff McFetridge. I love how beautifully simple the illustration style seems, but it is also very surreal in parts, […]

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50 Years of Private Eye

50 Years of Private Eye

13th January 2012

The V&A have been showcasing the works of Private Eye’s highly regarded cartoonists for the magazine’s 50th Anniversary. The exhibition features 50 (one for every year the magazine has been published) of the trademark speech bubble front covers, as chosen by editor Ian Hislop, along with walls worth of original artworks spanning their five decades. […]

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We are not amused

We are not amused

6th April 2011

With the Royal Wedding less than 4 weeks away, WillKat fever is hotting up. Excited about the publicity opportunity ahead of next years’ Olympic Games, VisitEngland chief executive James Berresford says: “The wedding […] will mean that once again the eyes of the world will be turned to our nation. We will have a wonderful […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Geometry of Pasta

The Geometry of Pasta

4th June 2010

Judging a book by it’s cover I thought it would be a lovely piece of information design about the many different pasta types but I never imagined it to be a fully functioning cookbook.

Get a better taste for the book through it’s promotional website and check out the accompanying animation.
Buon appetito!

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Mouse Trap

Mouse Trap

12th March 2010

Really interesting application called ‘IOGraphica’, created by Moscow designer Anatoly Zenkov. It maps the movement of your mouse over a period of time and converts it into linework. It’s really simple to use, just start the application, minimise the window and let it run whilst you carry on with your work. The results form such intricate creations that they become works of art – almost Jackson Pollock-like! The first image post is the result of Monday’s work. The circles depict areas where the pointer was stationary, whilst the lines track movement. Track my ongoing masterpieces for this week…

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Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are

18th December 2009

From Beastie Boys to Boys with Beasts. Director Spike Jonze has used his surrealist visionary skills to create the motion picture based on the childrens bedtime favourite ‘Where the Wild Things Are’. Taking direct inspiration from the author Maurice Sendak’s illustrations, Jonze has created a Lo-Fi fairytale spectacle that has been lauded by adults and children alike since its release. It shows how an audience doesn’t always need to be wowed by bank breaking CGI effects when the original narrative is so strong.
Link to Official Trailer

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