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These are the graphic and web design firms to watch. Usually new, upencoming, or just newly listed, these web design studios and freelancers are the ones with the most potential for flavor and who have the newest outlook on the web design front. This category is unique because these sites will move to the 'old' batch when the next update arrives. See current 'old' batch.





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design firm04 (Tokyo, Japan)
Both a design shop and font foundry, the ambiguously named 04 straddles 02 of our favorite fields in media design. So, in addition to hosting 5 nice display fonts and 17 bitmapped fonts (all free), you can check out their work - especially an amazing little exhibit where they've posted 100 design variations on their name.

design firmBeingsmart (Los Angeles)
Smooth, sensual and monochromatic portfolio site of Christine Smart, built in Flash. Fresh wallpaper downloads every month as well as a newsletter that informs people of the beingsmart news. Her work will be featured in 800*600 and also has a chapter on basic design principles in "Instant Flash 5", a book by Osborne Press.

design firmc404 (NYC)
C404 is a new, New York-based creative collective that makes Web sites, CD-ROM, DVD, product and kiosk interfaces, animation, illustration, games, broadcast graphics, music videos and interactive installations, among other things. Their lead creatives are the award-winning former design team members behind the old Word.com.

design firmCisma (Brazil)
Very original and quirky Brazilian portfolio site of an illustrator and artist utilizing some advanced Flash and DHTML to create unique navigation and web design experiments.

design firmCitrus Design (in development)
Edgy.

design firmDivision Group (Seattle, WA)
Very slick and smooth, a little lacking in written content, fine graphical detail. DG focuses on identity branding, illustration, Flash & DHTML in mainly digital and print media design .

design firmFabric Collective (Moscow, Russia)
Industrial-style design, great sound effects Showcase site: Novene.

design firmFlat (NYC)
Design with a retro look. Showcase site: Flrt.

design firmGr33nhous3 (Brooklyn, NY)
Cold, technical. Also known as: Michaelgreen.com: see Indy section. Showcase site: Rocawear, Johnny Blaze.

design firmHonest (NYC)
Reminiscent of the work of Geoff Darrow (concept illustrator for The Matrix), vibrantly colored work of Jonathan Milott. Previously known as State of Agenda. Showcase site: Tuesdae.

design firmhyfn (NYC, Delray Beach, FL & Los Angeles)
Simple design that works, with an uncluttered, impressive collection of Flash interstitials in works section. hyfn is a new, young, cutting-edge multimedia design house with a penchant for designing great Flash sites for new musical talents.




design firmJeeto Corporation (Los Angeles, CA)
Concept website showcasing the design talents of Jeff Kelly. Jeff's modus operandi can be summed up as "One kid. A computer. Fun." Highly original and very humorous.

design firmMikeHansen.org (Boston, MA)
Busy, great attention to detail.

design firmNovene (Moscow, Russia & NY, USA)
Gaudy colors and cluttered design.

design firmParis France (Portland OR)
Technical-looking but fun.

design firmSegura Interactive (Chicago, IL)
Simple, text-based interface. Sister company to both design firm Segura Incorporated and international type foundry T.26. Jointly specializing in conceptually based graphical solutions ranging from Graphic Design, Print Advertising, Identity, Collateral, Packaging, Broadcast ,Internet and New Media. Showcase sites: T.26

design firmServiator (Westminster, CO)
Portfolio site of Michael Frederiksen, cool and gray. This multimedia designer's website highlights his design product, usually created with DHTML, Flash and Shockwave. Don't miss the Space Invaders Shockwave game. Recently reviewed in shift.jp.org "Cool Websites" section.

design firmSmarty Pants Communications (Seattle, WA)
Design with a slightly retro angle, smooth motion graphics. From branding to marketing design, copywriting to digital storytelling... "We're small and we'd like to keep it that way". Showcase site: The Alibi Room.

design firmTnop (Chicago, IL)
Simply designed portfolio site showcasing great logo design and a highly detailed talent for good typography. Good stuff here.



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