After a long time of flat design with solid colors it's always good to share something different. Adobe and their Instagram account are exploring Light & Shadow in graphic design.
When you are designing only a daily basis, at some point you'll hit the creativity wall. You'll just get stuck with the same ideas, and might get a little bumped for not finding proper inspiration. Worry not! Here are some beautiful, super slick web design inspirations for you.
And yet another very cool project that blends perfectly industrial design with architecture in goals to reduce homelessness with one the many most densely populated cities in the World with 27,000 people living per square mile. The folks at Framlab came up with a concept that would use the framework that already exists in the city - scaffolding.
A cool looking packaging "packed" with illustrations by Andrew Wagner for Häagen-Dazs. In collaboration with a UK-based creative agency called LOVE, they were in charge of the brand design overhaul meanwhile Andrew was in charge of the illustrated pattern to represent each and different flavours.
Stuart Lippincott has been posting some incredible 3D rendering on his Behance profile. They are part of his everyday challenge and as the name suggest, he has been creating one illustration every day. I particular love the style and I can see that it's becoming more and more a trend.
Let's have a look at a beautiful series of illustration by Jing Zhang about the maps of America. With the summer season hitting its full speed, this series is quite inspiring of your next road tip this year. Jing Zhang has been inspired since this is her second map projects for when she drove across America back in 2016.
We are taking a look at this interaction design & motion project of the iOS app called: Defind. What is it? It's an app that will search of word for you by you defining its definition. The concept might be useless to some but I liked about this project is about its execution, flow, motion and overall UI design.
Some artists come up with really awesome, innovative artworks. Andrey Prokopenko is an Ukranian designer that brings some fresh and beautiful artworks, going from scenery and characters to logo and icon design, but on this post we'll focus on his scenes and character pieces, because they got a really awesome style going on!
You can't help but enjoy when artists/designers go out of their ways to create and work with their hands. There is this satisfaction and appreciation for their work when patience goes into play in paper craft. The results are just phenomenal.
In Photography, you are welcomed to a wide range of a variety of tools to somehow increase your workflow or simply change the game. We've seen things from aerial to drones but how about street photography using a car?
Yuta Takahashi shared an incredible graphic design and editorial design project on his Behance profile titled Erkenntnisweg und Heiliger Geist. As he mentions in the description, this book, which combines modernity and minimalism, ancient knowledge and philosophical thought, has a completely new, unique design.
We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. There are so many cool stuff out there that we could assemble infinite perfect office spaces every week! So we'll assemble some, and we'd like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have?
illustration · cgi · 3d · digital art
Starting off the week with this stunning magazine that is a spread for the Kiplinger Magazine located in Washington, DC. Designed by Pakistan-based Omar Aqil, he used a combination of Phoshop, Illustration and Cinema 4D. The result as you can imagine is right down colourful and you can't help to appreciate all the details.
It's been a long time since the last time I wrote Photoshop tutorials. A lot of things have happened as I probably mentioned in the past. Right now there are tons of sites with Photoshop tutorials and they all share tons of content so I started to feel it wasn't necessary for me to keep doing.
We all had a long week of work, school and maybe vacation (some of us) and after spending some time relaxing with family, friends; we'll mostly spend be ready to tackle a new week.
HYPE Digital Agency created a very solid brand identity project for Build Top Lux, a signature real estate agency. They also shared a bit of their creative process and how they ended up choosing the final logo as well as the creation of collaterals. For the logo they chose the concept that references the idea of opening doors. Below you can see a bit more about it.
set design · art direction · cgi · 3d
Noelia Lozano is a Madrid-based graphic designer and art director that specializes her work into paper craft, CGI and 3D. For her latest project, she had to put those skills in action to create a set design for Adobe at the prestigious 2017 OFFF edition.
An Interaction Design and Art Direction for Refugee Nation by Justin Au. I don't know if you guys remember at the last Olympics, we've witnessed a team of refugee athletes compete in the games. A first in the history and since they had no official "home" to call their own, no anthem and no flag.
game · illustration · NES
New York based designer Andrés Moncayo has published a fantastic project of painted over NES games which consists of a repainting of screenshots from the mythic NES gaming console. He painted over some true classics such as Double Dragon II, Contra II and more!
I know it's not Friday yet but how about a freebie packed UI patterns, UI components, customizable illustrations, icons, symbols and more. On top of all that, it's a iOS UI Kit for Sketch, PS and XD. The mighty folks at UI8 Design just shared what they called: MNML just for us and let's not forget that is available for personal and commercial use.
A project where I feel that industrial design shines for its right purposes and cause. We are checking out this design by Seoul-based designer HaYoung Lee for a foldable desk made of cardboard paper. This effort came up while HaYoung has been traveling to India and noticed some kids taking notes and studying without a proper desk and a chair.
Papercut artworks are really something. People might think it's a child's thing, but there are artists that take it to state-of-the-art level, such as John Ed De Vera, a multidisciplinary designer, with a penchant for lettering, paper-cutting, and experimenting with different and new media.
Scott Geersen shared a beautiful motion design project on his Vimeo and Behance pages. It's the TEDx Sydney Titles and it features some quite awesome 3D and real scenes, which is one or the other I cannot say based on the video because everything is just too real. The theme of this year's event was "unconventional".
Let's take a look at this series where digital art and retouching goes mixing together for a wonderful result. Some might find it a little offensive but the series title makes it quite clear what is it about. Aside from the beautiful composition, lighting, colours and the subject itself. I just love how the project description is short and limited so it leaves the full judgment to ourselves.
Our friends from Adobe are introducing some pretty cool features with Adobe Stock. One of them is an editorial collection with big partners that can provide photos from a diverse range of subjects. You should definitely check out their announcement video to get a little sneak peek. Another thing they have announced is the enhancement of the search capabilities within Adobe Stock.