Interstate of Mind » Livery 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 Tune in… http://www.interstateofmind.com/tune-in/ http://www.interstateofmind.com/tune-in/#comments Tue, 05 Mar 2013 12:01:54 +0000 http://www.interstateofmind.com/?p=2930 We’ve been busy over the past few weeks creating something hi-speed, hi-tech & hi-def.

Keep watching for more.

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Style over continent http://www.interstateofmind.com/style-over-continent/ http://www.interstateofmind.com/style-over-continent/#comments Sat, 10 Sep 2011 11:50:41 +0000 http://www.interstateofmind.com/?p=1720 When you already have a sponsor for a Motorsport team it’s easy to think that the work’s been done. But it’s important to give the sponsors image as much care and attention as you can, because retention is as important as a win.

With this in mind the Spanish borne Addax GP2 racing team commissioned us to review their teams cars liveries to reflect the importance of their sponsors to the ongoing success of the team. A design was agreed on and one of our production team flew out to Valencia to plan the car out on site at the teams impressive garages.

The home of GP2 in Spain

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The next big thing? http://www.interstateofmind.com/the-next-big-thing/ http://www.interstateofmind.com/the-next-big-thing/#comments Mon, 09 May 2011 11:33:38 +0000 http://www.interstateofmind.com/?p=1511 Interstate's latest livery design for British driver, Tom Blomqvist

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The 24th and 25th of April saw the beginning of the new ATS Formel-3 Cup which is the German Formula 3 Championship for single seater cars, which is seen as a strong launch pad for drivers to make their mark in the world of motorsport and help them work their way towards top racing championships such as Formula 1.

ATS Formel-3 has launched careers for a number of legendary F1 drivers including Michael and Ralph Schumacher, Jarno Trulli, Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Nick Heidfeld.

Interstate, and myself inparticular, were keen to take notice of the new season starting as we had the privilege of designing the livery for Tom Blomqvist, a 17 year old driver who is already giving people plenty of reason to talk about him.

At the age of 16, Tom became the youngest ever driver to win the Formula Renault UK Championship, a full two years younger than Lewis Hamilton.

Its no surprise that the Blomqvist name may sound familiar, as Tom is the son of legendary rally driver Stig Blomqvist.

For me, this was a great opportunity as this was the first racing livery I had worked on. I found it a challenge to begin with as it was unfamiliar territory and there were many rules, regulations, techniques and approaches to livery design that I was not aware of which I had to quickly learn. Certain aspects which may seem small at first, like sponsorship placement, do have a huge impact on the design of the livery.

I tackled this project head on and really got stuck into a new realm of graphic design to me, and now the season has gotten underway I feel really proud to see my first livery design speeding around the race circuits.

Tom had a good first race at Motorsport Arena Oschersleben, Germany, which took place on the 24th and 25th of April, and this weekend saw Tom have another strong race, this time at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium.

You can keep track of Tom’s progress here.

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Sydney Telstra 500 http://www.interstateofmind.com/sydney-telstra-500/ http://www.interstateofmind.com/sydney-telstra-500/#comments Thu, 23 Dec 2010 10:54:33 +0000 http://www.interstateofmind.com/?p=900 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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Union Representatives Go to Olympia http://www.interstateofmind.com/union/ http://www.interstateofmind.com/union/#comments Tue, 07 Sep 2010 17:25:32 +0000 http://www.interstateofmind.com/?p=412 One week we’re completing the livery of the Lotus 125 showcar, the next we’re completing the livery of The Ice Cream Union’s freezer…

The Ice Cream Union attended the 2010 Speciality Fine Food Fair this week, held at London Olympia. Amongst all manner of delectable culinery offerings, the Union stood out from the crowd with their new freezer and were the recipients of many glowing and positive comments both about their delicious ice creams and their innovative approach of their brand’.

Get behind the Union and become a fully fledged member at www.icecreamunion.com

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The staying-power of Formula 1 http://www.interstateofmind.com/the-staying-power-of-formula-1/ http://www.interstateofmind.com/the-staying-power-of-formula-1/#comments Sun, 08 Aug 2010 11:31:45 +0000 http://www.interstateofmind.com/?p=288 This afternoon at Laguna Seca I watched a race featuring classic Formula 1 cars. It's amazing to think that these cars, some of which are over 30 years old, are still maintained and kept in race condition for reunion events like this. Having recently worked on The Power of Formula 1 project it was also great to see some of the cars featured in the flesh... or bodywork!

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This afternoon at Laguna Seca I watched a race featuring classic Formula 1 cars. It’s amazing to think that these cars, some of which are over 30 years old, are still maintained and kept in race condition for reunion events like this. Having recently worked on The Power of Formula 1 project it was also great to see some of the cars featured in the flesh… or bodywork!

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Jeff Koons for BMW http://www.interstateofmind.com/jeff-koons-for-bmw/ http://www.interstateofmind.com/jeff-koons-for-bmw/#comments Wed, 02 Jun 2010 14:49:10 +0000 http://www.interstateofmind.com/?p=600 This year BMW asked pop-artist Jeff Koons to paint the 17th car in the series who responded by painting a BMW M3 GT2 around the notion of desire. BMW has invited artists since 1975.

More on BMW's blog

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This year BMW asked pop-artist Jeff Koons to paint the 17th car in the series who responded by painting a BMW M3 GT2 around the notion of desire. BMW has invited artists since 1975.

More on BMW's blog

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Information Design Taken to an All New High http://www.interstateofmind.com/information-design-taken-to-an-all-new-high/ http://www.interstateofmind.com/information-design-taken-to-an-all-new-high/#comments Thu, 18 Feb 2010 16:34:10 +0000 http://www.interstateofmind.com/?p=317 No-frills South African airline ‘Kulula’ has uncovered, and highlighted, some informative and fun observations about one of it’s Boeing 737’s through a clever piece of livery design.
Although I don’t think I’m too concerned looking at where the black box is located, I’m now in the know where to find the all important ’secret agent code’. Having a (fun) study-up of all things plane-related before boarding definitely beats staring into space whilst waiting for your seat row to be called, any day!

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No-frills South African airline ‘Kulula’ has uncovered, and highlighted, some informative and fun observations about one of it’s Boeing 737’s through a clever piece of livery design.

Although I don’t think I’m too concerned looking at where the black box is located, I’m now in the know where to find the all important ’secret agent code’. Having a (fun) study-up of all things plane-related before boarding definitely beats staring into space whilst waiting for your seat row to be called, any day!

Below are some more descriptions that also feature on the aircraft (in case you miss any in the images):

aircon ducts (not that kulula needs it… they’re already cool)
a.p.u. (extra power when you need it most)
avionics (fancy navigation stuff)
back door (no bribery/corruption here)
black box (which is actually orange)
boot space
cargo door
cockpit window tagged as the sun roof
emergency exit tagged as the throne zone (more leg room baby!)
engine #1 and #2 (26 000 pounds of thrust)
front door (our door is always open … unless we’re at 41 000 feet)
fuel tanks (the go-go juice)
galley (cuppa anyone?)
galley (food, food, food, food…)
landing gear (comes standard with supa-fly mags)
loo (or mile-high club initiation chamber)
nose cone (radar, antenna, and a really big dish inside)
overhead cabins (VIP seating for your hand luggage)
rudder (the steering thingy)
seats (better than taxi seats)
selection of windows tagged as kulula fans (the coolest peeps in the world)
stabiliser (the other steering thingy)
tail (featuring an awesome logo)
windows (best view in the world)
wing #1 and #2
ZS-ZWP (OK-PIK) tagged as secret agent code (aka plane’s registration)

Images courtesy of shanairpic, Flickr.

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Best Presented Car http://www.interstateofmind.com/best-presented-car/ http://www.interstateofmind.com/best-presented-car/#comments Tue, 05 Jan 2010 19:36:25 +0000 http://www.interstateofmind.com/?p=117 Interstate’s livery for Dextra-sponsored GT Marques won the ‘Best Presented Car’ award on Saturday. The Alex Martin driven car was participating in the GT Cup at Silverstone.

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Interstate’s livery for Dextra-sponsored GT Marques won the ‘Best Presented Car’ award on Saturday. The Alex Martin driven car was participating in the GT Cup at Silverstone.

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