Interstate of Mind » Print 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 Roger That! http://www.interstateofmind.com/roger-that/ http://www.interstateofmind.com/roger-that/#comments Tue, 29 Mar 2011 02:30:40 +0000 http://www.interstateofmind.com/?p=1322 Shoreditch on a Saturday afternoon,  Alex and I venture down to London’s Kemistry Gallery to view the ‘Roger That!’ exhibition which was showcasing a new graphic interpretation of the phonetic spelling alphabet. Developed in the early 1930’s, the phonetic alphabet was created to ensure the clarity of communication in the new aviation world.

All 26 letters from Alpha to Zulu are brought together in two special Pantone colours by three design studios based in London. United by their skills in typography and bringing their international heritage in lettering design and research to bear, Inventory Studio, ESW/P and Julia present a witty and imaginative visualization of the phonetic spelling alphabet. Each print in the exhibition exposes the often absurd and sometimes poetic connections between letter and code.

Images above courtesy of Kemistry Gallery

All the posters are displayed around the gallery ordered by a fun story using all of the letters in the colourful alphabet. I really enjoyed my journey through this exciting interpretation of the alphabet and urge you to pop in to the Kemistry Gallery if you are in the area.

The exhibition will be running from 24 March through to 16 April.

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Not a Bad Job For a 70 Year Old http://www.interstateofmind.com/not-a-bad-job-for-a-70-year-old/ http://www.interstateofmind.com/not-a-bad-job-for-a-70-year-old/#comments Fri, 18 Mar 2011 12:35:22 +0000 http://www.interstateofmind.com/?p=1234 Whilst working on a recent project, my journey of print and production enlightenment took me to Baddeley Brothers in East London for a lesson in the fine art of printing techniques and finishing.

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Whilst working on a recent project, my journey of print and production enlightenment took me to Baddeley Brothers in East London for a lesson in the fine art of printing techniques and finishing.

Baddeley Brothers was founded in 1859, whilst the family name has permeated throughout London’s history of printing and craftmanship since the 17th century. They have carried on the fine tradition of print techniques such as die stamping, foil blocking, blind embossing and letterpress plying their art into the 21st century.

In todays world of the behemoth ten colour Heidelberg and its four/five man production team, it was a breath of fresh air to walk into Baddeleys and witness the job being created in front of me. After deciding on the correct mix for the die stamping ink I was taken on a tour to show me the final process. A clean and clinical finish was being produced a machine over 70 years old and one that will probably still be going in another 70 years.

It is a fantastic way to get an extra dimension into your print work with a number of techniques at your disposal and is an inspiring experience watching these artisans at work.

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