business card · contest · giveaway

Card Contest Voting - The Bullet Giveaway Result

Hey, guys!! It's been an awesome experience to have you guys sending so many card designs for our contest! It's pretty great to have many of you participating like that.

sites of the week

Sites of the week #17

Last week we've released cool sites like Fabio's personal website. This week we don't have personal websites, but we're listing some amazing portfolio sites and an awesome flash site from Brazil.

web design · inspiration

Web Design: Religious Sites

Since my friend and I are developing our church's web site, I start to research tendencies for this kind of site. And my surprise is that there are really awesome sites out there about it! From vintage style to illustration, flash elements, gradients, photographic background... there are many trends, but all of them are really well done. So check these out, it's pretty great! Cheers.

video · inspiration · art · 9li

Inspiration: Bruno 9Li

Since the beginning of the blog we’ve featured designers and artists from all around the globe; including Brazil, the country where I was born and live. Even though we had some Brazilian artists, no one featured was from my state or even my city, until today. In this post I will feature a really talented artist from Porto Alegre.

tutorial · job board · fireworks

Abduzeedo Job Board banner in Fireworks

A short time ago Fabio wrote a tutorial showing us how to create an image inspired by Andy Gilmore's work.

inspiration · opinion · discussion

Unique Style: A Designer's Perspective

One of the greatest challenges when you are starting a design career is the pursuit of your own unique style. As designers, we sometimes think that having a unique style may be the only way to achieve success in the design world, but is that true? In my opinion, having your own style can help, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s the only way to succeed in the design business.

graphic design · interview · art · lowpop

Interview: Lowpop

Lowpop, or Ringot Baptiste, is a 25 year-old graphic designer from France, and I had the pleasure of interviewing him for Abduzeedo.

design · epoch · art group

Epoch competition

Epoch has been up and running for the past few weeks now, and while there was a lot of activity in that time, it has started to wane of late. With this in mind, I have decided to start a competition, to hopefully drum up some publicity.

design · inspiration

Inspiration: ER.GE.BE

One of greatest things about collective sites is the amount of cool works they got. ER.GE.BE is a Brazilian design collective studio and is the home of many designers. They have done pieces for many major companies, such as MTV, Nike, Adidas, BMW, among many others.

wallpaper of the week · wallpaper · iphone

Wallpaper of the Week 21

This week we have a really cool wallpaper created by Ee Venn Soh, a digital artist and illustrator from Johor Bahru, Malaysia with a really impressive portfolio.

tutorial · pixelmator · comic

Comic Style effect in Pixelmator

I know it's been quite awhile since the last time I published a Pixelmator tutorial, but the wait is over. This weekend I took some time to play around with Pixelmator and I also had the opportunity to test out the new beta version called Tempo. I must say, the new features are really neat.

liu bolin · invisible · inspiration · carmelion

Inspiration: Liu Bolin

Liu Bolin is a very creative artist. He does an exhibition about humans, that becomes a chameleon. The human body then tries to copy the color of the area around him. Some pictures almost look like they're are invisible. Great.

magazine · esquire · e-ink · eink

The future of magazines

Some of you may have already seen the news about the new issue of Esquire magazine containing E-ink on the cover. Computer Love posted something about it. I saw it on the news this morning. I'm definitely going to run to the newsstands today after work to check it out in person.

video of the week · stop motion · light painting · music video

Video of the Week #22

Some time ago we've had a few posts about stop motion. We've featured a list of stop motion inspiration and also we gaveaway some software. Not to mention those awesome light paiting pictures and videos we've posted. But what about mashing those two techniques? That's what a girl called Kaki King made for hir "Pull Me Out Alive" music video.

inspiration · guest writer · game

Inspiration: American McGee’s Grimm

As a dedicated gamer I always follow the news in the industry and new releases in particular. This week I came across “American McGee’s Grimm”. Gameplay aside, this game is very interesting from the point of view of design.

best of the week

Best of the Week #29

This Best of the Week could be all about Google Chrome. But you probably have already read a lot about it, even here on Abduzeedo. Because of that, we decided to feature a collection of different subjects for your inspiration.

Shields · Rob · misprinted · inspiration

Inspiration: Rob Shields

I know Rob Shields for years now and I subscribed to his DeviantArt-Account. It was very interesting to watch him over the years, seeing the progress he made, the details he respected on.

inspiration · comics

Inspiration: Mark Brooks

Mark Brooks is an awesome American comic book artist who is currently signed to an exclusive contract with Marvel comics. He's known for his manga-influenced style, and detail in drawing backgrounds and scenery.

blog · news

September news

August has come and gone, and it was a great month for the blog. We’d like to thank you all for visiting the site, and for sharing your thoughts and opinions with us on the articles we've published. It was, as Steve Jobs says, phenomenal. We can’t forget to thank our sponsors for the support. They've been great! For September we have some exciting news.

vector · junior · inspiration · celso

Inspiration: Celso Junior Vector Graphics

When I first found out what vector graphics were, I was impressed (and I mean really impressed) by this artist. He's extremely talented, and makes very good artwork that would fit really well on your desktop. The bad news is that he stopped doing vectors in 2007.

scene · style · animation · 3d · inspiration · video

Video Inspiration: Sigg Jones

When the heavy weight champion wrestler Sigg Jones drinks a strange Powerdrink he loses control of himself unleashing all the good he had. His Agent will have to set him straight... Sigg Jones is the name of a short movie made by three students from Supinfocom School in France. The Film was made using 3DSmax.

tutorial · photography · inspiration

Great Photography by Dave Hill + Quick Tutorial

When I take pictures, I usually adjust them in Photoshop, giving colors some life, working in contrast, applying some color curves. Dave Hill is a great photographer who's developed a great effect for his pictures. Take a look at this work and don't forget to visit his personal website.

sites of the week

Sites of the week #16

One of the greatest sites that we're going to show you this week is the personal website from Fabio Sasso, the main brain behind Abduzeedo.

funny · video of the week · posters · movies

Video of the Week #21

Some design trends are a big mystery for us. When the subject is movie poster, there are some things that tend to repeat from time to time. We even had a post about hand drawn movie posters some time ago. What about that weird trend of flying heads? You don't know what I'm talking about?

inspiration · interview

Interview: Radim Malinic from Brand Nu

This week we have another interview with a great designer.

chrome · browser · google

Chrome Round-Up

Everyone knows that Google has released his Web Browser called Chrome. Almost all blogs around the globe at least has mentioned this big news.

adobe · event

Adobe CS4 Event September 23rd

Mark your calendar, Adobe officially announced they will unveil the next version of the Creative Suite on September 23rd; and we're invited! It’s going to be brilliant: See the unveiling of new Adobe Creative Suite 4 on September 23!

web apps · ubiquity · mozilla · firefox

Mashup your web apps with Ubiquity from Mozilla Labs

Mozilla Labs has a released an awesome new add-on for Firefox that allows you to mash-up web applications. It's incredible! I can't wait to try it out. It's still in the alpha stages so there are kinks that still need to be worked out. But it looks amazing so far.

universe · planets · inspiration

Inspiration: Great Universe Collection Part II

Whohaa, here's part 2 after part 1 was so successful. It was finally time to publish a second article with these awesome pieces of art. When I look at this collection of fake universe pictures I always ask myself if this could actually happen.

giveaway · motion graphics

Giveaways: Helvetica Result and The Bullet Tutorial

What's up everyone? It's been an awesome time here at Abduzeedo... this week we had seriously thousands and thousands of visits, and we'd like to thank you all for hanging out here so often. We really appreciate it!

video · inspiration · superjail

Video Inspiration: Superjail

Ok guys. This is kind of a "must see" video. When i first watched it i was laughting my ass of, but it also is the most brutal tv-show i've ever seen. The pilot was aired on tv on May 13 2007 and then the show disappeared from the screen. They produce now more episodes of this show.

wallpaper of the week · wallpaper

Wallpaper of the Week 20

Another week and another great wallpaper for you.

movies · action figure

The Joker Action Figure

The Dark Knight keeps surprising us... first, it was the movie itself. Now, some products related to the epic are getting some attention. Hollywood have always got some good merchandising for their movie, specially when the subject is Action Figures. Action Figures have always been a big PART of our lives. Not our lives? Well, at least MY life.