Last week, Radim Malinic who works under the creative label of Brand Nu released his latest publication of work in his third book titled Book #THREE at Barrio Central in London, Soho. I was lucky enough to be invited to the exclusive book launch.
If you own this book or have flicked through it, please feel free to add your own comments at the end of this post.
About Radim Malinic a.k.a – Brand Nu
I have been a fan of Brand Nu for a while now noticing his style of design with his use of colour, abstractness and commercial credibility. I really connected with his work and it had some influence in my own work. Having owned his second book called BOOK of COLOURS, I’ve been quite interested in what he produces. So when he asked if anyone wanted to go to his latest book launch I jumped at the opportunity. Having spoken to Radim, he is a modest guy and genuinely a nice fellow too.
Look and Feel
You can tell a lot of love has gone into the construction of the book. From the lovely red cover design using a gold foil emboss printed on GF Smith paper to the tactile feel of the paper weight, it sets the tone for the whole book. The print quality of the book is of a very high quality to really show off the work.
The book is not defined into sections, it is a visual journey of 18 months of carefully selected pieces of work with a small description beside it. The work that really stands out for me are his experimental works of Papereflections & the Love / Hate project.
OK, the book is really a marketing tool and portfolio for Brand Nu, but it works. I would sum it up as a book to find design inspiration even if you’re not a fan of his design style. It shows how personality and design style can be applied to huge commercial projects without losing your soul and it can transform any campaign into something beautiful, vibrant and colourful.
If you are looking for theory and case studies of pieces of work, you’re out of luck. A lot of the content of the book is just visual. I would recommend you get a copy of Computer Art/Projects to get an insight into Brand Nu’s work and tutorials. If you are a fan of his work or if you want something to inspire your creativity then I would strongly recommend this book to anyone. It really shows off Brand Nu’s work in a new dimension and the expression of individuality is engaging from start to finish.
What do you think?
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