1. Get The Glass – North Kingdom
Some people may part my opinion on this one, but I ruddy love this project. I’m not into games at all, but this caught my attention and didn’t let go til I got the glass. It may be pretty primitive game if compared to Call 4 Duty or similar heavy weight games, however, I appreciate the coding, idea, and execution. North Kingdom are scoring high. Other websites from the folio to look out for is the Absolute Kravitz. Again, not too keen on Kravitz, but the site is visual porn.
More Info: http://www.gettheglass.com
2. Brand Nu – Splatters, Shapes and Colours
Yup, I am so proud of my little achievement that I had to put it in my top three moments of 2007. The collection of work within the pages, shows my work and its diversity. Online sales have been pretty strong and there’s only around 100 pieces left. If you’re planning on cashing up on me one day, every book is hand-signed. Only kidding.
More Info: http://www.brandnu.co.uk/index.php?shop
3. iPhone and iPod Touch
Apple is on fire. Great products, great design, simply great all around. Still, a few more clued up sales people in the stores would help. Anyways, the iPhone has redefined the whole new generation of mobile phones and rumor has it, the next generation of this little slick beauty should have more features inside.
More Info: http://www.apple.com/iphone
4. MWM – Various in 2007
Everytime Matt updates his site, you know there’s gonna be something rather exciting lurking inside. His use of vector graphics and colurs is amazing, the compositions are second to none and I can’t wait to see what he brings out in 2008.
More Info: http://www.mwmgraphics.com
5. Behance Network
Scott Belsky and co-brought us a little tool to network with other creatives. Nice clean interface, effective tools and navigation. In the times where there’s abundance of social and network websites this one should be here to stay. Once everyone recovered from the ‘Vote for me’ spam, things are back to normal. If you’re after new creative talent or collaborators pop over there and see it for yourself.
More Info: http://www.behance.net
6. McFaul does Toshiba
The undisputed leaders of the designers league spent a month or two or four working on this great project for Toshiba. Incredibly executed and crafted to perfection.
More Info: http://www.mcfaul.net
7. Brand Nu – Murals
One of the defining works of 2007 for me has been a mammoth of a project for Sloanes. I was commissioned to illustrate more than 45sq metres on the theme “Outside / Inside.” Fortunately, the client hasn’t changed much from the first proofs and I had the much appreciated freedom to do my best work. And I did.
More Info: http://www.brandnu.co.uk
8. Valp | Nietylko
One of my designer friends who keeps pushing the boundaries in different directions to anyone else. 2007 seaw him working on some crackers including fiercely amazing illustrations for various magazines.
More Info: http://www.nietylko.net/
9. Alberto Serveso
The man who brought a new and very fresh style of fashion illustration. His work has been in 2007 in the spotlight of a few magazines earning him well deserved praise. Unfortunately, he also gave a lot of people the idea to copy his work shamelessly.
More Info: http://www.recycledarea.co.uk
10. Edvard Scott
This Stockholm based illustrator is one of the creatives that I keep an eye on. Not most often but every few months there’s something new that would make me stop and think of his creative thoughts. Since then I’ve some other people working to a similar style, however, he’s top of my favorite pile in that direction.
More Info: http://www.edvardscott.com/#cmyk
Brand Nu is the trade name for an outstanding and innovative imageer and graphic designer who has extensive experience and a hands on approach that has resulted in an international client list full of returning customers. Radim Malinic, the creative force behind Brand Nu, prides himself on his artistic sensibility.
See our interview with Brand Nu here.