Community Showcase: Matheus and Jade, two Project Café mockup artists
You may or may not be aware of Wii 2 Blog’s mockup gallery (if not, you should go check it out!), which features over 100 fan-made mockups of Project Café. I’ve been fortunate enough to have had two artists email their work to me personally for inclusion, and I’d like to showcase them on the front page today.
Matheus K. (mdkex)
I first came across Matheus’s work when looking for mockups on deviantART. He is a Brazilian artist hailing from the fandoms of several popular anime series, and has made a number of very polished 3D renders of what he thinks the Wii’s successor might look like. His designs are inspired by the alleged leaked images, but he has added his own touches to them, and made them look far more attractive than the “painted Windows 7 boxes” we’ve been seeing over the past couple of weeks. He even went as far as creating some fake blueprints for the system, which you can see in the gallery below (as always, click the pictures to see them full-size).
You can check out more of Matheus’s art and follow him on his deviantART page.
Jade Doel (peachy)
Jade, who goes by the name peachy at the forums, is currently studying the art of product and furniture design. What better product to try and design than Project Café’s mysterious controller? His designs carry a little bit of Apple-esque design flair, but are very clearly more than just an “iPad with buttons.” He dubs his creation “nStream,” and has recoloured it in 4 glossy colours. He even took the time to create several mockups of a possible splash screen and user interface for the controller, which, while probably not very realistic, look very cool nonetheless.
Jade has a personal blog at which he posts many of his designs, which you can bookmark and follow if you’re interested in seeing his other work.
I’m hoping to feature more original work from the community in the future, so if you’re an artist looking for some exposure, feel free to send your Project Café art in to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll consider featuring you in a post.
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