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HOT 50: Wii FIT

Designed by Hiroshi Matsunaga for Nintendo, the Wii Fit exercise game has broken records for sales across the world. Deemed to be the world’s third-bestselling console game, it has promoted the idea of taking exercise at home, with members of a family or groups of friends taking part in the fun, but it has also […]

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HOT 50: LIZZIE MARY CULLEN

It is rare for an illustrator to make a big impact on design, but Lizzie Mary Cullen is doing just that. She makes it into the Hot 50 because of the way she has developed her own work and used it to promote design in new and interesting ways. Since she won top prize at […]

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HOT 50: MIN-KYU CHOI

Min-Kyu Choi, the designer of the inspirational folding plug, has made this year’s Hot 50 following his triumph at the 2010 Brit Insurance Design Awards. Choi, who graduated from the Royal College of Art’s Design Products MA in 2009, developed the folding plug design with help from his tutors Ron Arad and Sam Hecht. He […]

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HOT 50: CHANNEL FOUR

Since 1981 the publisher and broadcaster Channel Four has invested in creativity. The overwhelming view from the Hot 50 selectors is that it’s a powerhouse of great commissioning – providing popular, intelligent and awardwinning programmes. The Genius of Britain, an IWC Media production, stood out in 2010. The independent television company created a landmark series […]

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HOT 50: ANTHONY BURRILL

A prolific 2010 for graphic designer Anthony Burrill cements his place in this year’s Hot 50. It began with widespread applause for his recent exhibitions, including a collaboration with product designer Michael Marriott, The Right Kind Of Wrong, at London advertising agency Mother, and the Geometry in Nature and Colette shows in Paris. Another solo […]

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HOT 50: JULIA CASSIM

Anyone who knows her bears testament to the dedication of Julia Cassim to inclusive design. A senior research fellow at the Royal College of Art’s Helen Hamlyn Centre since 2000, she has brought together creative communities across the world to work with disabled or aging people to understand their needs and seek to remedy them […]

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HOT 50: NEVILLE BRODY

If 2010 belonged to anyone it was surely Neville Brody. The hugely successful Anti Design Festival staged in London in September owes its inspiration to him; he was appointed head of the Royal College of Art’s newly renamed School of Visual Communication (a job he took up this month); he joined D&AD’s executive committee; and […]

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HOT 50: BRITISH MUSEUM

The British Museum has long been a patron of good design. Its exhibitions are invariably well portrayed through design – take, for example, the current Book of the Dead exhibition, designed by Land Design Studio. Last year saw the opening of four new British Museum shops, designed by the then Small Back Room creative director […]

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HOT 50: BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION

As clients go the British Heart Foundation is one of the best. This is demonstrated by its impressive haul of awards, and especially its success at the 2010 Design Week Benchmark Awards where it was named as Client of the Year. The charity has achieved numerous accolades at the Benchmarks, previously winning Best of Show […]

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HOT 50: BERG

Few design groups make it through to the Hot 50 – creativity and going beyond the norm is, after all, what should make up their everyday workload. But some go further still, often unwittingly providing new models that others might follow and thus keeping the design community fresh. One such is Berg, the interaction specialist […]

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HOT 50: BARCLAYS BIKE SCHEME

A familiar scene playing out across the streets of London is one of people cycling to work, back home or just for pleasure on the blue Barclays-backed bicycles which, incredibly, already have been used for more than 1.5 million journeys. London Mayor Boris Johnson introduced the scheme in July 2010, and it has seen more […]

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HOT 50: AVATAR

In the future greedy humans colonise the planet Pandora to harvest its rich minerals with complete disregard for the planet’s eco-system or the 3m-tall, blue-skinned indigenous people, the Na’vi tribe, who live there. Hero of the day and paraplegic human Jake Scully, played by actor Sam Worthington, is transformed into a Na’vi avatar to gain […]

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