Tasting Success3rd July 2015
Last year I was lucky enough to attend the winter edition of the massively popular food festival, Taste of London. When our friends at Natoora told us they would be taking part in the summer festival I got a little excited at the prospect of not only attending the event, but also being able to design something for it.
For those not aware of this sumptuous festival I’ll explain a little about it. The festival happens twice a year, once in the summer and again in the winter. This year’s summer festival was held in Regent’s Park and promised to be the biggest and best ever! They did not disappoint!
Businesses of all sizes are in attendance, from artisan producers to worldwide brands and small niche eateries to legendary fine dining establishments. There is an abundance of food and drink to be had and you are only ever a few yards away from a freebie or two. Including samples of the delicious white peaches from Natoora.
This year Natoora were on the same stall as master chef Theo Randall, supplying all the fruit and vegetables for the shared stand. Interstate designed part of the stand including some large format posters, smaller sized chalkboards as well as limited edition bags that were given away with signed copies of Theo Randall’s latest book. The stand was always busy and the peaches were a big hit with everyone waiting for food.
Being from Scotland I did not let the good ol’ Scottish weather of rain showers ruin my evening. I ate the finest cuisine from some of London’s top restaurants. I drank Pina Colada from the inside of a scooped out pineapple and I rubbed shoulders with some of the world’s best chefs, not to mention the excitement of seeing the work we produced being used in the real world. As a designer there is nothing better than seeing your work out there and I’m sure every designer still gets that feeling of pride regardless of the scale of the job.