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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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,

AVATAR

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,

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