Our good friend Radim Malinic recently released some fresh work from his portfolio and we had to feature them on ABDZ. It's two branding projects and we are sharing one which is a branding for a new London medication studio called: Inhere. From the logo, type, icon system; we are just stunned by the choice of colours. Always so lovely! For those who is familiar with Radim's work, (in my opinion) he is the master of colours. Let the work speak for itself! Radim Malinic is a person that wears multiple hats from being a dad, designer, creative director, illustrator and speaker. I wonder how he gets any sleep! You should definitely check out his book: Book of Ideas that we've featured on ABDZ. Inhere exists to help busy Londoners stop, pause and hear themselves again. They run run bite-sized meditation sessions of different lengths and with different focuses throughout the day. Project Gallery In their words London’s first teacher free, drop-in meditation studio has opened in the heart of the City. Inhere is the brainchild of Adiba Osmani, who wants to offer the stressed out, overworked City community a flexible, hassle-free and stylish place to retreat and unwind. Inhere has worked with a team of leading design talent to create this elegant new concept in meditation studio design, the first of its kind in the capital. The aesthetic of the Inhere brand has been created by brand design expert, Radim Malinic of Brand Nu, and the tranquil surroundings of this serene studio in the heart of Monument have been designed by set designer and stylist Mihaela Berbecar. Penguin Media Solutions have provided the AV experience. Radim Malinic is a renowned creative director and designer based in London who has worked with leading global brands such as Google, Sony and Adidas. He has produced the brand identity for Inhere and taken inspiration from the cycle of day and night, and the geometric compositions of mandalas. Malinic has created a bold, graphic eye-like logo device which conveys the studio’s aim to soothe stressed out Londoners by encouraging them to take some time out to look inwards and find inner peace and calm through the ancient art of meditation. Partly inspired by the concept of a creative block, Malinic’s logo is comprised of two halves. One half made up of sharp lines directed outwards and one half made up of curved forms moving inwards, aiming to show how meditation can transform the outward looking, linear anxieties and worries of the mind and help bring the focus of the mind inwards, reducing symptoms of anxiety and stress. More Links Learn more about Radim Malinic at: brandnu.co.uk Follow Radim on Instagram
Today, we are happily announcing the Launch of Radim Malinic's Book of Ideas on Abduzeedo. It's been quite a few years since his last publication and this time, Radim has put together a journal/collection of 256 pages of his work from the past and also sharing his deep thoughts on our creative industry by not only from a successful perspective but through his creative blocks as well for which is quite interesting one's take of how you encounter these kind of obstacles in your career. I got to become a creative director by saying yes to pretty much everything I thought I could either learn from or do a good job at. I’m curious about everything,” he says. “I got to a point in my career where I found myself needing one more thing - a reason. This collection of my work has been chosen from the last four years of searching for purpose and reasons. About Radim Malinic A designer, creative director, illustrator and speaker; Radim takes a multidisciplinary approach to Design by combining his signature mixture of vibrance and fluid concepts. Currently based in South West London, UK; Radim has been embracing freelance life for more than 10 years now and has worked with brands like: Acer, Arts Council England, BBC, The London Film Museum just to name a few. Some Thoughts It’s about how the world outside influences the creativity inside; and how it inspires us, teaches us and makes us create better work.Coming in one size, this book is bound into a solid paperback cover with a beautiful feel and texture. This book is truly for everyone, it' s not particularly aimed to a certain target of audience. Through the book, you get an insight of who is Radim Malinic and what he was been through in the past few years of his life. While going through the pages, this book has given some thoughts about my career myself, what's not working and the things I can do to improve my situation. Get your book now: http://www.novemberuniverse.co.uk/products/book-of-ideas
The X-Pop Bluetooth Speakers are a powerful medium with handsfree calling, built-in noise filter microphone, cristal clear sound and many more. Designed by our friend Radim Malinic, an award-winning art director, illustrator and graphic designer based in London, UK. With themes like LOVE, PLAY and MOVE; you sure won't go unrecognized. All Rights to Radim Malinic All Rights to Radim Malinic All Rights to Radim Malinic All Rights to Radim Malinic All Rights to Radim Malinic All Rights to Radim Malinic All Rights to Radim Malinic All Rights to Radim Malinic All Rights to Radim Malinic Links More about Radim Malinic: http://www.brandnu.co.uk/work/ Follow Radim Malinic on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brand_nu
Radim Malinic aka Brand Nu is an art director, illustrator and graphic designer based in London, England. He just relaunched his website with plenty of creative, colourful and beautiful works. From global brands to family businesses and individuals, Radim sure is a versatile designer; hope you'll enjoy these commercial and also experimental pieces. We live in the world where edges are getting more and more blurred, we live in the inevitable crossover of many worlds. It takes time to find a unified voice or image without confusing the main objective - simplicity of understanding. For more information on Radim Malinic, check out his website BrandNu.co.uk or follow him on Twitter @brand_nu. All Rights to Radim Malinic All Rights to Radim Malinic All Rights to Radim Malinic All Rights to Radim Malinic All Rights to Radim Malinic All Rights to Radim Malinic All Rights to Radim Malinic All Rights to Radim Malinic All Rights to Radim Malinic All Rights to Radim Malinic All Rights to Radim Malinic All Rights to Radim Malinic All Rights to Radim Malinic All Rights to Radim Malinic All Rights to Radim Malinic All Rights to Radim Malinic All Rights to Radim Malinic All Rights to Radim Malinic
The West End Show' is an innovative gallery exhibition by Radim Malinic, a leading London graphic designer and illustrator. Malinic explores the magical and bustling part of the capital in a series of elaborately illustrated poster designs, bringing together classic old century design with the dazzling neon future of the 22nd century. 'I wanted to do something that was different, conceptual and intriguing - it’s a place that’s been very inspiring for me. It’s the heritage - the narrow streets, the buildings, the glitz and glamour. It’s got a heartbeat’, explains Malinic. He adds, ‘Once you look behind the history it’s got an enormous amount of legacy. People now take the area for its face value, it's a place to go shopping and getting annoyed by huge crowds at Leicester Square' explains Malinic. Through a combination of bold typography, illustration and poetry, each piece tells the delicate story of classic design over-shadowed by the limitless offerings of this exciting city. Malinic interprets his love for London by exploring the true characters of the real life musical that is London's West End. 'The West End Show' offers an inspiring touch of nostalgia for the frenetic capital resident. The show, cleverly titled West End show, presents ten posters, each dedicated to one West End area, such as Soho, Covent Garden and Fitzrovia. The ornate, bold designs capture the vibrancy of the area, with a healthy smattering of the gaudy neon and glittering lights that festoon its streets.The show is now open to public at Nancy Victor Gallery, London until March 2. Online store with limited edition prints and merchandise opens on March 3 For more information about 'The West End Show', you can visit theWestEndShow.co.uk , also have a look at Radim Malinic's work at BrandNu.co.uk and follow him on Twitter @brand_nu .
Brand Nu aka Radim Malinic, is an award winning art director, illustrator and graphic designer from London, England. He recently re-opened his online shop with new items such as a t-shirt and poster packs in addition to his showcase books. As a great contributor to Abduzeedo and to his community, we're more than happy to introduce his latest venture. Radim Malinic has firmly established himself over the last few years as one of the most successful and prolific commercial illustrators working today. His award winning work is renowned worldwide for its innovation, passion and attention to intricate detail. All of the items below can be purchased from Brand Nu Shop. For more information on Radim Malinic and his work under the name Brand Nu, check out his website BrandNu.co.uk or follow him on Twitter @brand_nu. You can also check out his personal website at RadimMalinic.co.uk and the website of this studio Black Sands at Black-Sands.co.uk. Radim Malinic is also the curator of a blog named Colour Spaces at ColourSpaces.co.uk and also follow Colour Spaces on Twitter @colourspaces. The Golden Rule Printed in the UK by FunkRush. Red heavy cotton garments with silk screen two colour print. 5 x A3 Poster Pack One Poster Pack Content: Seven Summers, The Golden Rule, Glorious Sunshine, Rogue Rouge, A tale of Autumn. Printed on 150gsm silk art paper. 5 x A3 Poster Pack Two Poster Pack Content: Eight Random Facts, A Dark Love Tale, You Are Sweet as Sugar, Fizzibble, Bohyme Bohemian. Printed on 150gsm silk art paper.
A few weeks ago, we made an interview with Radim Malinic, an illustrator and graphic designer based in London, England. Now he's back this week with a Book Giveaway for his Book #Three, a collection of commercial and experimental work done by Radim during the last couple years. The interview with Radim Malinic / Brand Nu can be viewed via this link http://abduzeedo.com/interview-radim-malinic-aka-brand-nu. We have 5 "Book #Three" to giveaway. To participate is very simple, just leave a comment in the comment box below with a valid email so we can contact you. Update: The Winners are JMerrill, Femi, Cruz Barcelona, Sonic21 and Franz Jeitz. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everybody for participating. I'll contact the winners and we'll send your Book #Three from Radim Malinic To get more information about the Book Three, you can click on this link Brandnu.co.uk/Book-Buy . Several self-initiated experiments, unpublished elsewhere, which show the passion and excitement that Brand Nu applies to seeking new techniques to add to his ever expanding creative arsenal.About the Book Three Book #THREE by Brand Nu from Brand Nu on Vimeo. About Radim Malinic Radim Malinic / Brand Nu is an award winning art director, illustrator and graphic designer based in London, England. Under the name of Brand Nu he works with leading household brands as well as upcoming business, playing a crucial part in the formation of brand language, product advertising, print illustrations and web solutions. Radim Malinic has firmly established himself over the last few years as one of the most successful and prolific commercial illustrators working today. His award winning work is renowned worldwide for its innovation, passion and attention to intricate detail. For more information on Radim Malinic, check out his website BrandNu.co.uk or follow him on Twitter @brand_nu. You can also check out his personal website at RadimMalinic.co.uk and the website of this studio Black Sands at Black-Sands.co.uk.
In design, we all have our heroes and this week let me introduce one of them, Radim Malinic aka Brand Nu, one of the most sought after designers in the industry. Radim is an art director, illustrator and graphic designer from London, England. He truly gave a proper boldness to simple colours and shapes. And with an extensive and diverse client list, Radim really showed us that it was right to believe in your skills and gotta work hard in order to pursuit your dreams. Radim Malinic has firmly established himself over the last few years as one of the most successful and prolific commercial illustrators working today. His award winning work is renowned worldwide for its innovation, passion and attention to intricate detail. See more of Radim Malinic work at [www.brandnu.co.uk] or [www.radimmalinic.co.uk] to see full scope of projects spanning his commercial and personal portfolios. He is also the curator of [www.colourspaces.co.uk], a design news blog for inspiration and resources. Follow @brand_nu and @colourspaces on Twitter. Radim Malinic aka Brand Nu 1. First of all, we would like to thank you for taking your time for this interview with Abduzeedo. For those that aren't familiar with you, tell us a little bit of yourself? I've been working under the name of Brand Nu on design and illustration projects since 2005. My work is for diverse spectrum of clients, ranging from everyday household brands to new products and businesses. My work puts emphasis on colourful aspects and strong messages during formation of brand language and products. During my time in the creative industry I have enjoyed many opportunities to expand my skill set and explore various sides of advertising and design. Being a freelancer, I don't always know what I will be working on next, I am yet to find out who would be my dream client or brand to work for. On the top of my commercial portfolio, I have published three limited edition books, showcasing of my work, experiments and personal pieces. Recently, I have been also writing opinion columns and expert articles for various design magazines. 2. Congratulations on the relaunch of your site. From the actual idea to the final result, how long was the process of making your new website? Thank you. I think it took about 6 months from the initial idea to the live date. However, it was roughly three weeks worth of man hours to do all of the work around my work commitments. I knew I wanted to simplify the lay out, I knew I wanted to weed out any extra 'design' elements and cut straight to the bone. I had my last site for two years, it gave me a good starting point, knowing what worked really well and what I could do without. In December of last year, I sketched out the main layout exploring a few different ways of how to structure the information hierarchy. After leaving the idea to set for a few weeks, I made a few changes and sent it onto my web developer. Due to massive workload, I only had time to fill the site with content a few months later. 3. You're also the curator of the website ColourSpaces.co.uk, how did you came up with this idea and how do you manage your time with your blog? Originally, I wanted to create online magazine, creating look of printed publication online. I wanted to turn classic print lay outs into HMTL5 website which would look noble and exciting and as always - unusual. Unfortunately, due to very little available time, I am yet to peruse the concept. In the meantime, I have started ColourSpaces - a heap of inspiration which also doubles up as my scrap book, online archive, bookmark list with many other uses. Over the years, I have enjoyed incredible generosity of online bloggers who wrote about my work, providing links to my site. I wanted to return the favours with ColourSpaces. Visitors can see projects that I find exciting and go straight to designers websites to learn more information. Furthermore, as a constantly curious being, I always wanted to ask many questions to many fellow designers and creatives, I wanted to know their opinions on common subjects, working practises. Having been on the receiving end of interview questions before myself, there's been a lot of questions I felt could still be asked. They could still make for an interesting interview, even though some of the people were already interviewed many times before. Very soon, I will be making selection of creatives for the Second ColourSpaces Interview season, with a few surprises in the mix. One day, maybe, I might put all of the interviews in a book, which could be a nice read. 4. You've recently moved your studio once again, how's the new vibe and how does it inspires you? Is it for the final time? If I remember correctly, this is the 6th studio in as many years, but this one is for foreseeable future. I have relocated from Central London a few stops down the Tube line. After the couple of years in Chelsea and joys of ambulance sirens or fire crews working around the clock, I now live in a very quiet leafy suburb, not so far from Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Club. Now, that I own the house I that I work from, I have decorated the workspace as I wanted right from the start. I'm truly loving the vibe and the work produced here does really show the fun side. I prefer to work from home, it gives me freedom to work when I feel like it or need to. 5. How do you see the design industry right now? What's your take on the growth of designers around the world? The constant fast pace of all creative industries is awe inspiring. Everything and everyone is vying for attention, everything needs to sell in order to be successful. When you look around you, it's a break neck speed without any sign of slowing down. The opposite in fact. Graphic design has been around for since day one, but the leap in digital design and illustration has been immense in the last decade. Now we have tools to turn our wildest ideas into reality. Designers used to spend months on one piece of artwork, we know churn out the same piece of work in a day or two with many projects being worked on at the same time. We are lucky to live in the time when we have tools to help us achieve the results much faster. Everything is becoming transparent, people crave tutorials to see how certain effect is done. We want to know all of the secrets, it's in our DNA. When you then combine the passion with hunger, you end up with vibrant international design scene - all connected via blogs, magazines, websites etc. If I finish a project and I want to shout about it, I can get a few thousand people all around the world to see it within 24 hours. The design industry, in its many forms, is enjoying very healthy period right now. As long as people feed their tools with lots of solid ideas, we should keep seeing a lot of good stuff around. 6. I've always wanted to ask you this! Have you ever had a creative block? If yes, what do you do? Indeed I do get creative blocks, which I see more as kind of style evolution 'pit stops'. Everyone reading this interview will know that the best work is created with fresh new ideas. When you have signature style of your own, it can be very easy to fall in a trap of doing the same 'work approach' over and over. The clients who commission on basis of previous work can be just happy with derivation of what you have done previously. It is up to you if you take initiative and raise the bar of expectations. These opportunities provide perfect scenario to be experimental and be paid for it too. It would be ever so easy to go and 'borrow' ideas that have been tried and tested. When you try to decipher your latest client brief and think of what would be the best solution as well as evolution of your style, then you might hit a wall or two before you find the next level. Sometimes, if I have an option to switch everything off, I go out trying not think about work for a day. Inspiration seems to knock me on the nose when I get around town. When it happens, everything starts making sense again. 7. What was your proudest 'Brand Nu' moment so far? When I embarked on this journey, I did not have any plans or goals. I wanted to figure out how things are done, how I can explore the well of possibilities that are available. A few years later, I realised I could leave my day job and start on my own which I think was my proudest moment so far. I worked with some huge clients and my work has been all around the world. I loved everything I have worked on so far, even though it has not always been walk through the park. This is very subjective industry with obstacles and challenges as well as big rewards. I remember the day my name appeared in a magazine inspiration section amongst the 'design heroes' I've always admired, I sported a very big smile on my face. 8. What are the plans for 2011, any future projects? Now I have finished my site and rounded off a few major advertising campaigns, I will be turning my attention to a few self initiated and collaborative projects. This month, I am collaborating with photographer Nathalie Gordon on a nice crossover project which I am hoping to share as soon as it's done. Then even bigger team will be in action for my directorial debut, working on music video for Cinematic Label. When all is finished, I have got an idea for a short movie, for which I would like to write soundtrack too. All of these ideas have been in my sketch book for some time, I've been marking down comments and adding ideas all the time, I wish there was more hours in a day to get them all done. Commercially, I would like to expands my signature style with a few new additions and produce some new exciting work for existing and new clients. So, in the nutshell, business as usual. 9. Once again, thank you very much for the interview. As a final word, inspired by John C. Jay (http://bit.ly/h8S2PK). What are your 10 lessons for young designers? 1. Take your time, and spend time on your growth when you start up. 2. Make sure you learn the industry basics before you experiment. 3. Good portfolio goes much further than spam email 4. Work for non profit organisations, pro bono. Think of karma points. 5. Don't steal ideas, you'll get caught very quickly. 6. Be nice to clients, they will be back for more work 7. Think one step ahead of those being two steps ahead already. 8. Self promotion is the key, think differently again. 9. Collaborate, experiment and step outside your comfort zone from time to time. 10. Always use up all of your ideas and start from anew on next project.