Review and Giveaway: Radim Malinic’s Book #THREE

Book #THREE by Brand Nu is a unique book that serves as the portfolio of Radim Malinic, one of the most prolific and successful commercial illustrators around.

Radim is the illustrator of the awesome graphics that you see in the header and footer of Webdesigner Depot. If you didn’t see our interview with Radim, you can check it out here

It’s filled with designs from the past 18 months, both in detail and in real-world settings.

The list of clients included in this book is extensive, and includes high profile organizations such as the London Film Museum, QV Melbourne, Acer Computers and Haagen-Dazs ice cream.

Read on to know more about #Three and for a chance to win 1 of 5 books that we will be giving away next week…

In addition to a number of client projects and editorial designs, the book also includes some experimental designs that are previously unpublished.

Each project has a brief description, covering the basis of the project. It’s an inspirational masterpiece, as well as a great example of a portfolio design appropriate for a high-caliber designer. It shows a level of commitment and professionalism that many designers don’t bother with.

Three is one of my lucky numbers and as the initial project name, ended up being the final title.

The Book of Colours was an obvious name for pages filled with vibrant images but I like the ambiguity of THREE, which could be anything, in any colour or shape. The title vector image is based on Buttermilk font, which I have modified slightly. The whole image is a subtle number three.


Available on the Brand Nu website is an article about the making of Book #THREE, which gives an interesting, behind-the-scenes look at what goes into the production of this kind of book.

And here’s a cool video made for the book:

The idea for Book #THREE came in October 2009 when I had a look over some recent work. As with any bigger multipage project I printed out three copies of a flat plan on A4 pages and started to scribble down a few ideas for page layouts.

At that point I realised I wanted to create and feature work to showcase the new techniques in my work.

A flat plan will give you an exact idea about content placement and enables you to juggle this with ease. The third flat plan draft was the final version, though detail did change as I started to put the book together in Adobe InDesign.


It’s definitely worth a look if you’re considering a similar project.

For a chance to win one of 5 copies of Radim’s new book, simply leave a comment at the end of this post. We’ll run this contest for one week and announce the results on Friday June 11th, 2010. This giveaway is open to users worldwide and includes free shipping to anywhere in the world for all 5 winners. Only one comment/entry per person.

Below is a sampling of images from Book #THREE. For more of Radim Malinic’s work, you can purchase Book #THREE for £11.99, or check out the showcase on his website.

 

London Film Museum

The purpose behind this project was to create an identity one wouldn’t necessarily expect from a museum.

 

QV Melbourne

The artwork here was primarily used for large-scale ads, including a range of outdoor ad spaces and large billboards, as well as on QV Melbourne’s website and in press materials.

 

Acer Computers

These vector illustrations were created for a magazine insert for Acer.

 

Solace Magazine

This magazine cover embodies everything that appeared within that issue of the magazine.

 

Incredible Entertainment

The artwork here was used on everything from large murals to postcards.

 

Mini Cooper

This was for an experimental project commissioned by the Cool Hunter. Only 50 designers were invited to participate.

 

Shack Records

Malinic has done work for Shack Records for five years for a number of their music releases and events.

 

Blossom Hill at Wimbledon

The artwork here was used as the centerpiece for the Wimbledon tennis tournament, used on everything from press ads to outdoor signage and even on custom rickshaws.

 

Simplicity

A personal project, inspired by the designer’s love for broccoli.

 

Central St. Martins

Identity materials for the annual art prize for MA Fine Art students of Central St. Martins College in London.

 

Blossom Hill

A follow-up to the successful Wimbledon campaign.

 

Alien Zoo

Part of a series of illustrations for the Alien Zoo website, each with distinct styles.


Reviewed for WDD by Cameron Chapman

Please share your thoughts and comments on the book below, for a chance to win 1 of 5 books…

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  • http://ljd.dk Laust Deleuran

    Whoa, some of this stuff looks really nice. Would like to have that on my bookshelf :)

  • http://www.thomasguillot.com Thomas G.

    Pretty awesome book! :)

  • http://logopond.com/members/profile/showcase/32453 EnriqueG

    Impressive his work, as usual, full of inspiration. Just gotta love it.

  • Sake

    Looks good for inspiration! Not exactly my style of design, but the ‘London Film Museum’ identity definitely attracted my attention in a magazine, thought it was great!

  • Shankar

    Superb Collection of Radim. Innovative and very beautifull. Thanks to share.

    S.R Shankar

  • Prakash ghodke

    great book and awesome work done by radim…love to win

  • Suzie

    Looks amazing! love the cover.

  • http://hector-lee.com Hector Lee

    Its always a dream to be able to publish your own works. I wonder when will I get that dream.

  • Kuse

    Very nice type on cover!

  • Marie

    Looks like an awesome book. I especially like the typography piece for Central St. Martins.

  • Trendez

    This is what I call source of inspiration (y)

  • http://www.katado.com Robert Hoppe

    Impressive work. If i win the book, i could get many new ideas and impressions.

    Rob

  • http://mja.exs.lv/ Matiss

    The book looks really amazing! I think I’l join in :)

  • Asker

    The works are brilliant.really awesome.

  • http://www.webirezumi.com Stefan

    Awesome, really cool… (this time I’ll win for sure! hehe)

  • http://www.creatuswebdesign.nl/ Gert van den Brink

    For what I’ve seen so far the book looks amazing, full of good material and inspiration for other designers!

    I would love winning one, and, if I don’t win I would think of buying one.

  • http://www.alexandrupitea.ro Alexandru Pitea

    Wow, great work!

  • adil

    totally love it, very inspiring

  • Vav’

    Wow there are really nice stuff !
    I love the posters for the London Film Museum

  • maco

    Very nice book :)

  • Colin

    Inspirational stuff. Would love a copy

  • http://www.slurpystudios.com Katie Steed

    Wow, looks amazing! Sure would love to win that book!

  • http://www.bilouweb.fr bilouweb

    Hello. I really like the work of Radim !
    It’s impressive !

  • janice

    I do love radims work, it’s very refreshing and has a feminine quality which imho is a good thing.

  • Cornelius

    I love Radim’s works and have gotten myself his first book, “Splatters, shapes & colours”. Haven’t got around to ordering the subsequent two volumes but I sure I will. He’s a constant inspiration and make everything look Brand Nu

  • http://warstwy.com adone

    Nice giveaway. Amazing artworks. :O

  • http://www.bankaidesign.nl/ Tom Klaassen

    Looks like a cool book!

  • http://webexpedition18.com Nikola Lazarevic

    This is quite unique and awesome book, I would love to have it!

    Thanks for this beautiful giveaway.

  • http://www.glensbo.com/PROFIL/ Henrik Glensbo

    These illustrations are just so inspiring. Light and full of dreams. Marvelous. It must take months to create these projects. I definitely follow any future development.

  • http://twitter.com/michalkozak Michal Kozak

    This stuff is so nice I can look at it over and over again! I wanna #THREE, I wanna #THREE!

  • http://chrismauck.com Chris Mauck

    Impressive work. Very nice!

  • http://www.shinyhappyart.com Anna Bartlett

    Amazing artwork. Clean and dynamic. Would love to see the whole book!

  • Jef

    Standing ovation !

  • Arturo

    I love the mini cooper design

  • Sharon Chen

    Great book and design concept! Thank you for share. Good luck to myself!
    Best regards, Sharon

  • Ankit

    Great inspiration, esp because its print.

  • Stevie Lee

    Great work.

  • arnold

    COOL

  • Endovelico

    Could do better

  • http://www.ryanstance.com ryanb

    Very cool stuff. Hey, and 3 is my number too!

  • Oren

    That’s a gorgeous book. ‘Specially love the cover.

  • Lubinrho

    Beautiful designs. I’ve always admired the header designs on WebdesignerDepot.com. Nice to learn more about the artist behind the work. I can’t wait to see more. Thanks!

  • Scott

    Nice work!

  • Alex L.

    Lovely book, I want one so badly!

  • http://www.ryanajarrett.com Ryan Jarrett

    Those designs are incredible – the detail in some of them is fantastic

  • http://books.moonsoar.com Court

    Wow, the work shown is absolutely beautiful! Loving the London Film Museum posters – especially the inclusion of the Dalek and the Storm Trooper. :)

  • Leo

    Fantastic Collection. Radim’s work is indeed inspirational. I even had a pleasure to meetup on one occassion. Top notch works. All the best Radim.

    Many thanks.

  • Nkidd

    Looks pretty ledgendary!

  • http://www.creativeindividual.co.uk Laura

    Wow I’ve same some of this stuff but would love to see the rest. I love it all but in particular the stuff for the London Film Museum and QV Melbourne. Radim, you’re amazing!

  • http://www.thatdeadpixel.com Mike

    I would love to have the book, looks nice!

  • Naphtali

    Some very cool work.

  • http://www.ate5.com Jordan Walker

    What an excellent collection for artistically talented individual.

  • Crystal

    I love the header and footer of WDD — it’s great to see more of his work!

  • http://www.litup.com evan

    Wow, amazing, please sign me up ^_^

  • http://www.ejlittle.com Eric Little

    The artwork is inspirational and amazing!

  • http://www.iamyung.com Yung Tsai

    That is one awesome book cover!

  • http://www.blog.skix.pl SkiX

    He is the best!

  • http://www.sukisoo.com suki soo

    Ohhh I love his book~

  • Nathan

    This is a really great collection, thanks for making the community more aware of such a wonderful designer.

  • Sean

    If Andy Warhol were born 20 years ago, I would imagine his work to be very similar.

  • http://www.stantonstreet.com Tony Casas

    VERY beautiful!

  • http://www.davidrcole.com David Cole

    Hope I win! :P

  • Coxychap

    Some really lovely, inspiring stuff in there *jealous*!

  • CynthiaT

    That looks amazing, would love to add that to my collection!

  • http://tomsbigbox.com/ Tom Walters

    Looks like a great book – hope I win!

  • Aaron

    Very impressive.

  • Ddesign

    Amazing portfolio, i’ve seen a lot of his work around before…especially like the promotional video for the book….rather good

  • http://magickalmusings.net Tricia

    Wow, this looks like a really excellent book to have around for inspiration!

  • http://lindseypionekdesigns.com Lindsey P

    Radim Malinic’s work is so inspirational to me being right out of school and starting my career. His aesthetic is something that I strive for to give pieces that extra kick that his has I am excited to see more of his work in his book in the future!

  • Angie

    Love it! So inspiring and indicative of the level of detail that should be incorporated into every piece.

  • http://www.artlesspixels.com suying

    I’ve always loved how he made the simple ones become complex and every design looks as if it was calculated with greater algorithms. Simply majestic and meaningful.

  • torka

    W0W… it truly looks awesome!!!
    I want one! ^__^
    Good luck to everyone.

  • http://www.designflairbyalyssa.com/ Alyssa

    I would LOVE a copy of this book.

  • http://www.dilationdesign.com Paul DD

    Brilliant!
    Recognise loads of the work but never knew it was all done by the same person.

  • Alexander Design

    Wow.. This is pretty good looking stuff! I wish to have one copy one time in my bookshelf.

  • http://http//www.sfere.nl Bart van de Laar

    wow, love this kind of stuff. Nice dude.

  • http://joelkidd.com Joel Kidd

    This looks like a really cool book. I hope I win!

  • http://www.blendup.com.br Kaiserlino

    Man, it simply looks awesome

  • Ross M

    Would love to win… nice looking work :D

  • http://nancyludesign.com Nancy

    Nice, looks like a book for great inspiration.

  • RaJaKen

    Awesome work, very very impressive :thumbs up:

  • http://hdwizja.pl hdwizja

    Awsome book, what else can I say… I will tell you more when I get one into my hands :D

  • http://www.bethshero.com Beth

    Amazing… beautiful work!

  • http://hiddevanderploeg.nl Hidde van der ploeg

    Wow, Thats really really really REALLY inspiring work

  • http://mesopinions.ca Francois

    Looking very sharp and nice !! I’d like to have it.

  • http://www.orphicpixel.com Mc

    so this is for winning again, when will be my turn?

  • http://www.evanjacobs.net/ Evan J

    The book looks neat, would love to win one :-)

  • tyler michael

    This is a great collection. i like it (:

  • http://campolar.me campolar

    He’s a nice designer… would like to win too :D

  • http://www.cathiewalker.com Cathie

    What gorgeous designs – very inspiring!

  • Yongning Liang

    Such a awesome book I never seen before. I would like it if i got it. :-D

  • http://pukingalien.com emma!

    Wow waow wea-wow!

  • Fernando Vilasboas

    belle work! Very nice… Inspiring!

  • http://blog.krahoe.at Matthias

    The above posted pictures are looking really awesome! Would be great to see more of them ;)

  • Denise

    This book looks amazing! I’ve always been interested in commercial design and advertising…

  • http://www.oyun1game.com Oyun1

    Awesome book, it can be so heplful

  • http://sot.et.byu.edu Austin B

    Book looks amazing.

  • http://absoluteparagon.deviantart.com/ Adam

    Looks sick!

  • Timothy D

    would love to win. good ref. book it is.

  • Justin

    I like free books!

  • http://wesleymiles.com wees

    killer contest, i’d expect nothing less :)

  • http://coratcoretblog.blogspot.com AnggaRifandi

    I never know Radim Malinic before, I hope I can know him better from his book

  • Dndesign

    Book looks great. Count me in.

  • http://www.rebzmedia.com Chris

    What a beautifully designed book full of inspirations! This is most definitely worthy of a slot on the design shelf!

  • http://2fanofsports.blogspot.com/ Akbar

    Just Awesome Work!! Would Love To Win!!! :)

  • http://hollisbartlett.com Hollis

    Nice. Count me in.

  • http://pixelcreate.co.uk Andy

    Pretty amazing stuff. I wish I was that good although im only 18 so I’ve got a while to practice.

  • http://voras.org Voras

    Oh my, the book’s simply awesome – I am in!

  • http://www.typographic365.co.uk/ Andrea

    Radim Malinic’s work its amazing, would love this book! :D

  • http://www.gabrielbianconi.com Gabriel Bianconi

    :D Nice contest.

  • Vitor

    Great book, hope one of them becomes mine :D

  • Ana Clara

    Wonderful illustrations!!! I’d love to get the book!

  • http://vasdegua.blogspot.com/ Omar D.

    Niceeee, me gustaría ganármelo.

  • http://bannerdesigner.net/webdesign-digital-interfacedesign.html Webdesign Königswinter

    Looks like a fantastic Book, would like to see it in my Collection!

  • http://www.behance.net/juckauri Juckauri

    Wow! Very nice work, i really like this book!! :)

  • nick s

    inspiring and perfect work and perfectly put together, i would have the grace my shelf anyday

  • kipodi

    amazing!!

  • http://www.flickr.com/halvornordrum halvor

    Great work! I checked out his site and, wow, awsome!

  • hayalet

    Fantastic cover :o

    I really love it

  • http://www.apeuk.org Rachel

    Impressive stuff. Both the book and the design on Web Designer Depot.

  • http://www.davidtercero.com Dave

    The book is amazing, really quality work! Very inspirational!

  • camiel

    looks amazing! Really good for inspiration!

  • Joel

    Nice book :)

  • http://www.exemplarss.com Neenad Rajagolkar

    Have started my own small lilttle creative agency in Goa, India and this book will definately help me in my work as your website has helped me.

  • http://i.am.dannci.com/ Dannci

    Awesome Work! I’d like to have it.

  • http://agr8man.blogspot.com Sarath

    Wow!!thats a great book for designers…would be delighted to have one…

  • http://www.menartis.com Felix Martin

    Great works. I hope my works will look this brilliant.
    Good luck to everybody.

  • phil182

    I really would like to win this awesome book =)

  • http://danijelg.com Danijel Grabovac

    WOW!

    That guy is really awesome :))

  • http://fensonjeremy.co.cc Fenson Jeremy

    Now that’s a magic book. Don’t you just love that Cooper?

  • Nik

    love this style of design! awesome stuff!

  • http://www.creative-dynamics.eu Darren Booy

    Fantastic design

  • http://u2-site.com Jedrzej

    I’m not impressed ;)

  • http://yellowmonkey.pl yellowmonkey

    Love the book! Would be really nice to get it :)

  • johannes H.

    Impressive! winning a book would be great :)

  • http://www.targetblank.co.uk Karl

    Never seen the other two and probably will never see this one… unless of course i win it ;-)

  • Lady Jay

    WOW.

    Can’t believe I’ve never heard of Radim Malinic before ( especially since he designed the background of this site!! ) His work is gorgeous!

    Thank you for sharing this with us.

  • http://queensboro.com kit

    I am a bookaholic and am craving more

  • Oriana Guedez

    LOVE IT!! :) and need it!! Thanks for sharing this !!!

  • http://filomenarte.com.ar Gabriela Calza

    I really want one!! Thanks!

  • Hannibal

    Looks like an interesting read, would love to win it.

  • mona

    wow Impressive work! :)

  • http://www.animhut.com/ sriganesh

    thanks for the giveaway, a creative inspiration .

    i like to win the book, the sample showcase has made a big impression ! what will be the if i get the whole bunch of creative inspiration .

    let me see !! i should be one among the Five !! finger crossed !! :P

  • Christina

    Wow, that looks impressive :)

  • http://pixelcreate.co.uk Andy

    Love it!

  • Samantha

    Great source of inspritation.