inspiration · graphic design

Inspiration: Dvein

Dvein is a motion and interactive studio based in Barcelona. They make some awesome stuff, and you can see that in their portfolio. Some of their work I can't even tell whether it's real or not. Seriously. Besides that, their portfolio is one of the most stunning portfolios I've ever seen.

inspiration · illustration · asian · website

Inspiration from Asia

When I'm looking for some inspiration, or if I just want to check out some great artwork, I love to check out this great site called Startdrawing.org. It showcases artists strictly from Asia. There's some pretty amazing work on it.

best of the week

Best of the Week #24

July is past and it was a really good month, because of that we've chosen for this week lots of links. Of course, we've got awesome news and design references such as the new Delicious, the launch of Cuil and the Fabio Sasso's interview, the guy behind Abduzeedo, at the Fuel Your Creativity.

tutorial · hdr

HDR Experiments and RAWs for download

I'm far from a professional photographer, I'm more of an enthusiast and I love to play around with my Canon G9. It's not an SLR camera but it works really fine for my skills and, also, it does RAW; everything I need for my addiction to HDR. I still have a lot to learn but I thought it would be nice to share some of my experiments.

inspiration · graphic design · drawing · design

Inspiration: Sophie Griotto

Born in 1975 in Alès (South of France), Sophie Griotto is a designer whose artistic path began through applied arts at Nîmes, Toulouse and Paris. Since then she's been able to work with illustration story board for some arts agencies.

SA3S · T-shirt Design

SA3S Royale Comedown T-shirt

Hi people. I have just submitted my first ever t-shirt design to Design By Humans and would very much appreciate your votes and get it printed up. Many thanks in advance! PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VOTE

sites of the week

Sites of the week #11

This week we have amazing sites to show you, but one is special to almost all of us, is Delicious, yes Delicious, but with a new design! The interface is similar to the old one, but it has new features and looks very beautiful.

graphic design · inspiration · t-shirt

Inspiration: Mathiole

Mathiole is the flickr code name of Matheus Lopez, a brilliant Brazilian graphic designer, who's been doing some absolutily cool t-shirt designs for a few sites, such as Camiseteria and my favorite, Threadless. In his

wood · web design · web · inspiration

Wood in Web Design

Another day I was talking to a friend of my, and he told me that he would love to see more posts about web design here at Abduzeedo. When he told me that, I totally understood that we're kind of posting just about photography and illustration... and only Fabiano is doing something about web with his tutorials and links in the Best of the Week series. So today, web design it is!

trip · chicago

Lost in Chicago eating Chicago-style pizza

Last Sunday I arrived in Chicago and had the opportunity to visit one of the coolest cities I’ve ever been to.

funny · advertising · clever

Awesome Clever Advertising

One of the biggest challenges when advertising a product, is to come up with an idea that is not obvious, but still is clever enough to deliver the message your client wants. When you do that and still manage to be funny, you hit the jackpot. Here are some examples of clever advertising and how a simple idea might be just the right one to go with.

inspiration · olympic · posters · history

Olympic Poster Design over the last 112 years

As the Summer Olympics draws near every aspect of popular culture tends to involve itself in it. The design world especially plays an important part in inspiring people to get excited about the games.

css · tutorial

Mini-layout inspired on 9rules design - CSS Part

Previously we've shown how to make a small layout on fireworks based on the 9rules desing. Now we're going to show you how to set this to code up. We're gonna explain everything, from slicing in Fireworks to setting the css in the code.

wallpaper of the week · wallpaper

Wallpaper of the Week #15

This week we've got an exclusive wallpaper from SA3S, the creative outlet of Dean Cook, an awesome designer from the UK. We strongly recommend you to visit his portfolio and to check his awesome works! He's got some wicked stuff there! Enjoy! Cheers.

tutorial · photoshop · illustrator

Hell of Tutorial in Photoshop

A few days ago I took sometime to try some tutorials I read such as the really cool Dramatic Text on Fire Effect in Photoshop by Collis from PSDTUTS, and put some 3D typography ideas into practice.

video · funny · video of the week

Video of the Week #18

This week, a friend of mine linked me a video that brought back some bad memories. Every designer knows how difficult is to deal with picky clients, who don't know what they want...

graphic design · inspiration · illustration

Inspiration: Adam Spizak

We begin this week with fresh works from a polish designer named Adam Spizak. He's got great pieces and I would like to share them with you. Adam makes cool compositions, using pictures, vectors, making awesome, colorful illustrations. We'd love to get this dude interviewed! What do you guys think about it? Anyways, have a wonderful week, you all!

video · Typography · tutorial · photoshop

A Visual Guide To: Super Cool Frilly Bits Typography

Hi there, this is my first post for Abduzeedo and I'm starting with a quick video tutorial of one of Fabio's cool designs. Fabio got in touch with me and suggested that we did some work together regarding video tutorials. To get things rolling I thought it would be nice to create a video on one of my favorite tutorials

best of the week

Best of the Week #23

This week we've choosen some good references for graphic designers and 3 articles about architecture also. But one of the biggest news that we've heard about this past 5 days was the negotiation between Google and Digg... around $200 milion...

pictures · photography · inspiration

Beautiful Photography by Joey Lawrence

I'm couting the days to put my hands on the camera I've bought a few days ago. I've always wondered what kinds of pictures I would take, what kinds of effects I would produce, if I would photoshop it or not.

design · photoshop · inspiration · illustration

Inspiration : Tragiklabs (Evergrunge) Artworks

Hi everybody, nice to see you here again. Now I come out with my second post. I come out with Tragiklabs Artworks. The arts is just awesome, with some Psychadelic arts. Tragiklab Inc.

concept · product · mouse

A new mouse design that's pretty far out there

Everyone uses a mouse, and most of you have probably heard of carpal tunnel syndrome. I never really worry about it but it does linger around the back of my mind. I even know some people who have been afflicted by it.

sites of the week

Sites of the week #10 - Winners Announcement

In this week, besides our selection of Sites of the Week we will announce the winners of the 2 iconsets from Iconshock and the 2 licenses for the In the Mod application.

article

As Seen by the Color Blind

Probably one of the biggest questions for me was "how do color blinds see world?" Evad, from COLOURlovers answered that for us in a awesome article! It's incredible to see that these people manage to live seeing only part of the light spectrum...

software · hdr · review

HDR Software: Essential HDR Reviewed - 2 copies Giveaway

The program formerly known as "Project Wukong" has been released a few days ago as Essential HDR.

design · graphic design · vector · inspirations

vector arts from ID deviant artist

Hai everybody, this is my first post for this blog. For this time, i just want to greet everybody by showing some vector arts from here (vector arts from Indonesian Deviant Artist). Hope you enjoy this n_n Lately i've seen many great vector arts from my country. Most of them inspired me, some of those looks funny with a nice composition, the others are nice with a few color. . For me those arts are cool and give me unique sense when see it,, wish you too :)

logo · interview · adopekid

Interview: Adopekid

He called himself Adobekid but after Adobe contacted him he had to change his name. He changed it to Adopekid and if you look at his artworks you can recognize that they are very dope. Adopekid's website: Myspace.com/adopekid

design · inspiration · modern · classic

Inspiration: Plate Designs

I thought that these classic and modern designs on plates were pretty good. As some of you may see, there are some nice shapes inside the plates design. There are also some colours that go well together will the design. Here they are...

optical illusion · inspiration · funny · chalk · 3d

Amazing 3D Chalk Art

I've already seen some of these sometimes before, and it's really amazing who these dudes manage to make such realistic 3D paintings, messing with nothing but our perception. And I just wonder whether or not this is just a hobbie for them, or is it their actual income source. Anyways, Julian Beever and Kurt Wenner are trully talented artists.

motion graphics · credits · title sequence · tv · film · animation

7 Beautiful title & credit sequence designs

I love motion graphics and animation. One thing I look for when I go to the cinema or watch a TV program is a nicely designed title and/or credit sequence. It's not absolutely necessary, but if it's there, and done right, it adds a new level of enjoyment to the film or show. I feel like there has been a bunch of great sequences lately so I thought I'd post a few that I liked.

wallpaper of the week · wallpaper

Wallpaper of the Week #14

This week we will have a cool wallpaper from the AudioJungle Wallpaper contest. There were so many awesome designs and the winners are really good, however we decided to pick another one, a dark and cool wallpaper from Victor Sutardja .

inspiration · bodypaint

Inspiration: Stunning Bodypaint Pictures

Just a normal day for me, until a friend showed me some pictures with Body Paint. Here's a set with some of those mind blowing pictures and the art of body paint itself. Enjoy reading the text (which I doubt you will).

inspiration · illustration

Inspiration: Christopher Haines

We've already featured him here at Abduzeedo, in the last Wallpaper of the Week. He's a designer from Australia, with a passion for art and design. He's got some great work in his portfolio, and I'd like to share it with you. His name is Christopher Haines. He's works are really cool, and go from photo manipulation to illustration.

tutorial · photoshop · illustrator

Crazy Cool Vectors in Illustrator and Photoshop

In this tutorial I will show you how to create a very nice image inspired by the amazing work of Andy Gilmore. If you don't know who he is, I highly recommend you to check his work out. He creates images combining vectors and blend modes to create astonishing designs, and that is what we are going to do.

video · video of the week · video clip

Video of the Week #17

One of the greatest things about design is how some people get to use classic references in their work. This week's video has that classic touch, and uses the theme song from 1952 film, Singing in the Rain. But not only uses the song, they also manage to turn the song into something new, yet, really enjoyable. Now add a dude breakdancing. Cool, huh?