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 MuseumThe purpose behind this project was to create an identity one wouldn't necessarily expect from a museum.
QV MelbourneThe 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 ComputersThese vector illustrations were created for a magazine insert for Acer.
Solace MagazineThis magazine cover embodies everything that appeared within that issue of the magazine.
Incredible EntertainmentThe artwork here was used on everything from large murals to postcards.
Mini CooperThis was for an experimental project commissioned by the Cool Hunter. Only 50 designers were invited to participate.
Shack RecordsMalinic has done work for Shack Records for five years for a number of their music releases and events.
Blossom Hill at WimbledonThe 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.
SimplicityA personal project, inspired by the designer's love for broccoli.
Central St. MartinsIdentity materials for the annual art prize for MA Fine Art students of Central St. Martins College in London.
Blossom HillA follow-up to the successful Wimbledon campaign.
Alien ZooPart 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...