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Weekly Roundup: Your Favourite Sites 10 years ago, Tesla Model 3 and More

Weekly Roundup: Your Favourite Sites 10 years ago, Tesla Model 3 and More

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. Before you do, it's time for the Weekly Roundup where we curated our some of the interesting things that happened on the Web either it is news, a new tool to try, a cool video and some sites inspiration that caught on attention. We'll also include some Abduzeedo articles from the past week just in case that you've missed them. Time to sit back, see what you've missed and gear up for the next one. If you do have any suggestions, send us an email or via Twitter @AoiroStudio From the Web This website shows you how awful your favorite sites looked 10 years ago     7 things you need to know about the Tesla Model 3     10 profitable small businesses you can start with $100 or less     Bored programmer made Android Blacklist for the worst apps on Google Play     Filming Location Map via Product Hunt A simple way to discover what movies were filmed around you   Hall Monitor via Product Hunt Monitor everything in one place   From Abduzeedo Brand Identity for Moon Dream Recording  Moon Dream Recording is a brand identity and graphic design project created and shared by Erik Musin and Timofey Popandopulo. The brand identity has very nice and simple look but with some very 80s applications. Below you can see a bit more behind the process with some descriptions and a multi-media set o applications like audio and video. Enough talk, check out after the break.    Netflix Recommendations: Given the Movie  Trying out a different formula for our regular schedule on Abduzeedo. How about we share Netflix recommendations? We would focus on subjects surrounding design, photography, cinematography and more. For today, we are taking a look at this sublime and beautifully shot documentary entitled: Given the Movie. It's an exploration through a child's eyes named Given of his family traveling around the world, going through many cultures across their journey and surfing. I just loved the photography direction by Devin Whetstone, it is earthy, warm and makes you feel part of the entire movie.    Delicious Brand Identity and Packaging: Utopick Chocolate Bars  If you happen to have a sweet tooth you may have noticed that chocolate bars are having a moment in the world of packaging design poising themselves as the perfect creative canvas for creative folk to have some fun when it comes to brand identity. It's a known fact that packaging has a true impact on how we discern taste and we're already salivating over the work by multidisciplinary design studio Lavernia & Cienfuegos for Utopick Chocolates.    Unbelievable Animal Sculptures by Beth Cavener  Gotta love when you find a unbelievably talented artist you didn't know before! I was struck by the work of sculpture artist Beth Cavener. She not only comes up with the perfect image of animals, but her pieces emote so much beauty and a sense of urgency, it's amazing.    Introducing Figma 2.0 with New Features with Prototyping and Developer Handoff  We would like to share exciting news from our friends over Figma where they are introducing their newly 2.0 packed with features including Prototyping and Developer Handoff. This is pretty huge! I can't wait to give it a try myself and maybe share my thoughts on ABDZ. Meanwhile, let's take a look at what they offer with real-time collaboration, the end of versioning and more.    Small Spaces Envy in Brooklyn's Greenpoint  Minimal living is having a heydey and with home prices soaring from coast to coast and around the globe, the trend of families moving into small spaces in an effort to amplify their lives is on the rise. We came across this amazing space in Brooklyn's Greenpoint neighborhood as featured on Dwell last year and were more than inspired to start trolling Redfin for our own space. Not to mention, immediately post all the crud currently housed in our garage on Craigslist. This clever, and we must add talented, couple (Jacqueline Schmidt of Screech Owl Designs and David Friedlander, Communications Director at LifeEdited) proves you really can make it work in under 700 square feet of space, of course a strategic eye for design and luxurious finishing helps too. All photos shot by the talented Matthew Williams.    Amazing Architecture Photography of ICC  Lars Stieger is a freelance designer and photographer from Hamburg, Germany posting some incredible posts on photography and architecture on his Behance profile. Most of them are about architecture or parts of the urban landscape. The difference is the color treatment applied to the photos and of course the capture itself. The composition is flawless in my opinion. It might look easy to do that, but I challenge you to go out to your downtown area and snap some photos. After doing that you will be able to understand how hard it is to capture images like the ones like the Internationales Congress Centrum Berlin or ICC project that Lars shared.   

Weekly Roundup: Tesla First Production Model 3, $1195 ‘Holographic’ Phone and More

Weekly Roundup: Tesla First Production Model 3, $1195 ‘Holographic’ Phone and More

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. Before you do, it's time for the Weekly Roundup where we curated our some of the interesting things that happened on the Web either it is news, a new tool to try, a cool video and some sites inspiration that caught on attention. We'll also include some Abduzeedo articles from the past week just in case that you've missed them. Time to sit back, see what you've missed and gear up for the next one. If you do have any suggestions, send us an email or via Twitter @AoiroStudio From the Web First Production Model 3     Electric cars will dominate the roads by 2040 according to new report via TheNextWeb     Google Earth adds live video feeds for watching natural wonders in real-time via TheNextWeb     RED is selling a $1195 ‘holographic’ phone for filmmakers via TheNextWeb     SoundCloud lays off 40% of its workforce, says it’s not going anywhere via TheNextWeb     Canva Color Wiki via Product Hunt Everything you need to know about colors   DomainHack.Me via Product Hunt Create domain hacks for any word   From Abduzeedo Branding & Logotypes Work by Wete Studio  While most of our team and part of North of America is celebrating a holiday today, I am currently working on a branding/logotype project for a client. Scouting for inspiration on Behance, I stumbled across the work from Wete Studio where they shared their latest of their personal and commercial work. I thought it would be great to share it here on ABDZ, hope you like it!    Digital Art & Retouching: Raw Series by Cristian Girotto  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. What do you think?    Astonishing Papercut Artworks by John Ed De Vera  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.    Industrial Design: Foldable Desk made of Cardboard Paper  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. So he made a design that was cheap to make, easy to assemble and transportable. Check it out!    Painted Over NES Games by Andrés Moncayo  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!    Interaction Design & Art Direction: The Refugee Nation  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. A flag of the "Refugee Nation," created by Syrian refugee was orange and black, to represent the life vests the athletes wore as they set off in boats for a better life. It's quite a beautiful story, I would definitely the full project via his Behance.    Brand Identity for Real Estate Agency Build Top Lux  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.   

Weekly Roundup: Facebook reached 2 Billion User Milestone, Classic Snes is Back, iPhone 10 years ago and More

Weekly Roundup: Facebook reached 2 Billion User Milestone, Classic Snes is Back, iPhone 10 years ago and More

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. Before you do, it's time for the Weekly Roundup where we curated our some of the interesting things that happened on the Web either it is news, a new tool to try, a cool video and some sites inspiration that caught on attention. We'll also include some Abduzeedo articles from the past week just in case that you've missed them. Time to sit back, see what you've missed and gear up for the next one. If you do have any suggestions, send us an email or via Twitter @AoiroStudio From the Web Facebook reaches 2 billion user milestone via TheNextWeb     The classic SNES mouse is coming back to complete the full retro gaming experience via TheNextWeb     Instagram is now using AI to fight trolls and spammers via TheNextWeb     Why are some of the ugliest sites on the Web also the most popular? via TheNextWeb     The first iPhone: What the critics said 10 years ago via TheNextWeb     App Icon Generator via Product Hunt Generate your app icons in milliseconds!   Checkman via Product Hunt The best tool for UI/UX Designers to verify mobile app UI   From Abduzeedo Brand Identity for Master Padilla Auditorium  There are so many ways to find inspiration, especially when it comes to brand identity. Fau Giménez shows us that really well by the super clever use of a reference on the architecture of the building to use it as element on the brand identity system. The usage goes beyond just logo, if you look at the graphic design created for collaterals and banners you will see how flexible and efficient the solution is.    Graphic Design and Motion Graphics for IBM Leadership  It is awesome to see motion graphics taking an important role on design teams across the tech industry. With product and user experience design evolving at rapid pace, motion designers have a critical importance in helping constructing the best interface for users. Some times a simple motion can help designers reduce the need for artifacts or components. Video-games have been doing this for a long time and little by little our day to day interfaces are getting there. This post is an example of motion graphics and graphic design used to help create and solidify design principles and branding. The project was created and shared by Ross McCampbell    Surreal Illustration Style: The observatory  The Observatory is an illustration and graphic design project created and shared by Anxo Vizcaíno. It is one of those projects that make your imagination fly away. It reminds me those old school 80s artworks, like you still can see some street artist doing on plates and stuff like that. It has the space theme but with a surreal style of presenting the human figure. It also reminds me of the Monument Valley game due to the isometric perspective. Anyways, I selected some images below for you to check it out.    Insane Artworks by Luke Dixon  Time for some dope illustrations! Get your coffee and start your daily inspiration rituals looking at these insane artworks by UK based artist Luke Dixon. These are totally awesome, very detailed artworks by Luke. He's got a great attention to details, what makes his pieces quite unique!    Set Design: Phenomenal Basketball Court Design in Paris  I really love seeing this kind of artsy set design collaboration between us artists to bring art and people together. It's just beautiful! We are taking a look at this basketball court not like the others where colours and gradients come together in vibrancy and happiness. Behind this collaboration, we have Pigalle x Illstudio and Nike. They have been doing this initiative since 2009 and Illstudio jumped into the plot back in 2014. Let's sit back and enjoy this vanishing art piece.    Design Freebies - Fonts, Mockups and Icons  It's time for that beloved time of the month when we bring to you some sweet design freebies! It's always great to keep your resources updated with awesome items, so that when you need one, you know where to go!   

Weekly Roundup: A Self-Driving Supermarket, Twitter New Design and More

Weekly Roundup: A Self-Driving Supermarket, Twitter New Design and More

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. Before you do, it's time for the Weekly Roundup where we curated our some of the interesting things that happened on the Web either it is news, a new tool to try, a cool video and some sites inspiration that caught on attention. We'll also include some Abduzeedo articles from the past week just in case that you've missed them. Time to sit back, see what you've missed and gear up for the next one. If you do have any suggestions, send us an email or via Twitter @AoiroStudio From the Web Could Wheelys Moby-Store be the future of retail? via TheNextWeb     Twitter gets some sweet design updates across all its apps via TheNextWeb     Google Drive will automatically back up your hard drive later this month via TheNextWeb     Amazon is buying Whole Foods in a massive $13.7 billion deal via TheNextWeb     Robinhood’s plan to open financial markets to the masses via TheNextWeb     Make Twitter Great Again via Product Hunt Get the old Twitter design back   Chill N' Sound via Product Hunt Play and mix ambient sounds to boost productivity   From Abduzeedo Brand Identity Au Sommet Place Ville-Marie  We are taking a look at this brand identity project by Sid Lee for Au Sommet Place Ville-Marie located in Montreal, QC, Canada. I really do enjoy featuring projects coming from my own hometown. For this case, there is a mixture of visual identity and graphic design of this iconic monument of Montreal that was built in 1958 by I.M. Pei & Partners. Place Ville-Marie recently launched and promoted its new 360˚rooftop experience and this is what we are now exploring.    Last Week's Perfect Office      Wonder Woman Collection  Wonder Woman's movie is totally awesome and there are plenty of scenes where she proves herself a true warrior. It's been 75 years since her creation, and it was about time to have a film representing this great character in the right way.    Typography Artworks by Bao Nguyen  Bao Nguyen is a designer based in Sacramento, California, and he comes up with some astonishing typography artworks. He designs super dope titles for movies and games, which is pretty awesome. Here are some of his pieces. Fore more of it, please visit his portfolio at Behance! I hope you enjoy these! Cheers.    Graphic Design: Wild Creatures by Ivan Belikov  Creatures 2 is a graphic design project that consists of a compilation of recent personal illustrations about creatures and coats of arms guardians. Created by Ivan Belikov these illustrations have a striking style with a lot of movement and details. The fur is a great example. Ivan was able to recreate the volume beautifully well by using different shades of color. Of course the creatures themselves are simply gorgeous.    Web Design & UI/UX: Bodyport Start-up  Let's take a look at this superb web design and UI/UX project from the mighty folks from Anagrama and their work for Bodyport. They are a San Francisco based start-up dedicated to the development of at-home cardiovascular monitoring technologies at the reach of everyone. The whole UI across the identity and web design has been made to be easy and friendly to follow. I loved the micro-interactions from the header to icons, it's pretty neat. I personally wish there was an additional colour to balance the contrast but that might be just me. Hope you like it!    Illustration & Typography: Harnham Salary Guide (2016)  Mixing both 3D Illustration, Typography, and design, let's take a look at the 2016 Salary Guide of Harnham. A guide that revealed the positive trends in the UK for Analytics and Data professionals and a distinctly candidate driven market. Designed by Craig Minchington and Radim Malinic, they both combined their skills into a composition of 3D, CGI, typography and a vibrant colour palette. Personally knowing both of their styles, the final result is a delightful mixture of a well-defined conceptual layout, props for their work.    Photography: Exploring the The MAAT in Lisbon, Portugal  We are exploring today the The MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology located in Lisbon, Portugal through photography by Joel Filipe. If you are like me who does appreciate the architecture om full view and perspective, well you will love this project. You just gotta love his colour palette against the beautiful sky to create a stunning photographic atmosphere. This is definitely a location to mark on your map/list on your next or first adventure to Lisbon, Portugal.   

Weekly Roundup: Apple's WWDC 2017 Recap, Samsung’s insane 32:9 Monitor and More

Weekly Roundup: Apple's WWDC 2017 Recap, Samsung’s insane 32:9 Monitor and More

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. Before you do, it's time for the Weekly Roundup where we curated our some of the interesting things that happened on the Web either it is news, a new tool to try, a cool video and some sites inspiration that caught on attention. We'll also include some Abduzeedo articles from the past week just in case that you've missed them. Time to sit back, see what you've missed and gear up for the next one. If you do have any suggestions, send us an email or via Twitter @AoiroStudio From the Web Here’s everything announced at Apple’s WWDC 2017 via TheNextWeb     Samsung’s insane 32:9 gaming monitor laughs at your dual monitor setup via TheNextWeb     10 tools based on AI that will change your freelancing career via TheNextWeb     HThe best Chrome extensions to boost your productivity right now via TheNextWeb     StackForest via Product Hunt A curated directory of tools and services for professionals.   Boutir via Product Hunt Build your shop in 3 minutes, then manage on mobile   From Abduzeedo 80s-Inspired Abstract Illustrations  Hah! The 80s, a beautiful era that never ceases to come back and to bring us back memories from the past, where everything was wildly different. Let's take a look at France-based visual artist/art director named Quentin Deronzier. His art is a mixture of a trippy colour palette and yet abstract to make us feel like we are in a middle of sci-fi world, like the Omni Magazine. I just love his style and can't help to appreciate the level of experimentation, hope you will like it too!    Animation: Breath of the Night GIFs by Nancy Liang  It's amazing to see GIF images still popular. When I started my design career, or even before that back in the 90s, GIFs were the only way we could see animation on the web. It ended up losing space to Flash with its vector animations but, incredibly, GIFs made a come back and now are super popular. It's almost the core of memes. Of course artists and designers take it to the next level making beautiful animations and loops. Nancy Liang created a super stylish set of illustrations and animations with a nice retro feel.    Badass Poster Design by Grzegorz Domaradzki  Grzegorz Domaradzki is one of those artists that you should have an eye on all times, because you know that he'll come up with some awesome design. It's been some time since we last posted some of his works, so today I thought it would be nice to update you on his latest, badass posters.    Motion and Graphic Design: Grand Yellow - On My Way  Grand Yellow - On My Way is a motion and graphic design project shared by Akatre studio. There's so much to love about this project, especially the abstraction and the sort of surrealist mood created. Below you can see some of the stills but I also recommend you to check out the video.    What is the best Prototyping Tool for you?  What is the best prototyping tool out there? We have asked that question to ourselves and between us many times. The answer is simple, there isn't one. All the tools out there have their own advantages and disadvantages, the question is which prototyping tool works the best for you? One thing though, we are living at an incredible time and grateful to have so many great tools at our disposal to increase our workflow, achieve better results and collaboration. Maybe it's just about having your own list of criteria to tackle down.    Papercut Art of Endangered Species by Patrick Cabral  A papercut art series that makes you go wow and wonder if it is real or not. Well, it's real and it's called Endangered Species by Patrick Cabral. Based in in Manila, Philippines, he is a designer and typographer but he is also a paper cut artist. This project is a collaboration with World Wide Fund for Nature and Acts of Kindness to raise awareness about species that are in danger. I am not so sure about the amount of work involved in every single piece but it's a bold statement that 50% of the sales will go to WWF. Check it out!    Graphic Design: Exotic Destinations On Earth Illustrations  Exotic Destinations On Earth is a graphic design project created and shared by JIMMI TUAN and Bratus ™. The idea was to create a calendar and gift for students to get confident for an ESL english test. The restult is a set of beautiful illustrations about the most exotic destinations in our planet. From the desert to rout 66, there are many well-known and not so popular places, but the style and composition of the graphic design pieces are top notch. Below you can see them all.   

Weekly Roundup: Fancy Keyboard Overlay, Apple's WWDC 2017 and More

Weekly Roundup: Fancy Keyboard Overlay, Apple's WWDC 2017 and More

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. Before you do, it's time for the Weekly Roundup where we curated our some of the interesting things that happened on the Web either it is news, a new tool to try, a cool video and some sites inspiration that caught on attention. We'll also include some Abduzeedo articles from the past week just in case that you've missed them. Time to sit back, see what you've missed and gear up for the next one. If you do have any suggestions, send us an email or via Twitter @AoiroStudio From the Web This fancy keyboard overlay shows all the commands you need in Vim via TheNextWeb     How Microsoft is redesigning Skype beyond the Snapchat generation via TheNextWeb     Apple’s WWDC 2017: Here’s what to expect via TheNextWeb     Makr via Product Hunt Design your own tees, totes, temporary tattoos & logos   Documentation Agency via Product Hunt We write your product or library documentation.   From Abduzeedo Gradient Exploration with Radial Series  Let's kickstart this week with a series of gradient exploration by Yuliya Shumilina, a Miami-based designer. I love these! If you remove the factor of the colour palette, I just liked how each pieces create an atmosphere with the shapes, shadows and lighting. Especially the lighting, it's just gradients but it does have a sense of depth across. This can definitely go into abstract art, what do you guys think?    Thoughts on: What should be my design title?  What should be my design title? This is a different approach from our usual inspirational features, hope you will follow along. This question was brought up by a good buddy of mine on what should be his design title? It wasn’t a question of “Fake it till you make it” but mostly what are the industry standards nowadays in terms of what is my title and what are my roles? For this article, let’s go deeper for the case of what are the differences between a UI/UX Designer, an Interaction Designer, and a Product Designer. Shall we?    Incredible Graphic Design Process for a Poster by Partee Design  The best way to learn is by seeing how people do the work that inspires us. Nowadays there are many ways to learn about design, there are sites with tutorials like this one, videos on Youtube and many other venues. Most of the time though, it's about tools like Photoshop, Illustrator. When I see a graphic design process that is done in the analog way, I feel the need to feature it here on ABDZ. That's the case for the poster design for la Local de Joventut 2017/2020. by Partee Design.    Fantastic Doodles by Visothkakvei  An unaware bystander might read the title an ask what's the big deal of doodles. Well, when the artist behind a doodle is a very talented person, then you take doodling to a new level. It becomes doodle art, and this is amazing.    Brand Identity & Graphic Design: Máxico Identity  This stunning brand identity is the work from Monotypo Studio for a travel agency that promotes organized trips into magical villages in Mexico like Tequila, Patzcuaro, Morelia & San Miguel De Allende. Looking at the overall branding itself, you can't help but appreciate the approach at their handcraft use of texture and printing material with that gold foil. All together to create such a patrimonial and historical look at the pre-Columbian culture which makes it even more interesting to discover as a tourist and a designer.    Conceptual Art & Illustration by Sylvain Sarrailh  We are looking at the conceptual art & illustration work of Sylvain Sarrailh who is currently based in France. His stylish art always has been a mixture of illustration and also painting. What I like about his art is the non-presence of the main character which is presented as a shadowed silhouette, kind of giving this "Seul Au Monde" atmosphere across. We would definitely suggest you guys check out his ArtStation where you'll see more of his latest work, hope you will enjoy!    Misen : The Best, Most Thoughtfully Designed Chef's Knives You'll Ever Need  Just in time for Father's Day here in the U.S., if the Dad in your life is in the market for a new set of beautifully crafted chef's knives look no further than Misen, a new brand of chef's knives with three simple mandates in mind: quality, thoughtful design at an honest price. The folks over at Misen were kind enough to let us test drive their Misen Essentials Set and we were immediately wooed by the supreme quality (Japanese steel) and functionality (sloped bolster and hybrid blade) of these beautiful knives. With those terms I may sound like a gastronomist but I'm somewhat of a hurricane in the kitchen. When it came to putting these guys to work I'll admit I felt a bit more professional.   

Weekly Roundup: Snapchat Custom Geofilters, Splashy and More

Weekly Roundup: Snapchat Custom Geofilters, Splashy and More

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. Before you do, it's time for the Weekly Roundup where we curated our some of the interesting things that happened on the Web either it is news, a new tool to try, a cool video and some sites inspiration that caught on attention. We'll also include some Abduzeedo articles from the past week just in case that you've missed them. Time to sit back, see what you've missed and gear up for the next one. If you do have any suggestions, send us an email or via Twitter @AoiroStudio From the Web Snapchat expands design studio for custom geofilters via TheNextWeb     Could Dubai be the next global startup hub? via TheNextWeb     Google launches animation tool so you can turn boring data into cool GIFs via TheNextWeb     This app uses artificial intelligence to turn design mockups into source code via TheNextWeb     mssd.me via Product Hunt Easiest way to gather all your messages with one link   Splashy via Product Hunt Auto changing Unsplash photos as desktop wallpapers   From Abduzeedo Graphic Design: Paper Craft Project Inspired by The Little Prince  Le Petit Prince is a graphic design project created and shared by Rafa Miqueleto. It was a commissioned work done inspired by The Little Prince movie. One of the coolest things about this project is the tools and materials used. It's a paper craft full of style. The details and the dimensionality added by layers of papers and folds is just beautiful. In addition to that, and the most amazing in my opinion, is the irregularities of the cuts. I have tried to do this type of work in Illustration and Photoshop, however it always end up looking to uniform or computer generated. Nothing can beat the real deal, it's almost a homage to graphic design projects from a different era, an era without computers.    This Week's Perfect Office      Typography Design and Free Latina Essential Font  I remember when I started my web design career how limited our resources were. We were literally stuck to 4 typefaces and not more than 256 colors in the very beginning of things. Flash gave us the opportunity to experiment a bit more, but because it was closed and not friendly to SEO it was never the right choice. Thankfully today the web has evolved and we have a plethora of beautiful fonts, free and paid, available for our web and typography design projects. For this post I'd like to share this really cool free font called Latina Essential by the good friends over at Latinotype foundry.    Beautiful Italy Black and White Photography  There are some awesome scenes in Italy in the latest season of 'Master of None'. Here in Brazil, there are tons of Italian immigrants and we get to see a lot of their culture, so Italy has always been a country Brazilians really enjoy.    Hands-On Android O Beta: My Initial Thoughts  After the announcement from the latest Android O at the Google I/O, an annual event for developers. Google released a Beta program that can give you the opportunity to try the pre-release version of Android and share your feedback. It’s a Beta version so obviously, there might be bugs and errors from the launch version. But if you own one of the eligible devices, you can easily enroll your device and get started. I decided to give it a try with my Google Pixel and here are some of my thoughts.    Industrial Design Digital Detox Phone  Halcyon is a concept industrial design project created by Mike George. It's a phone to escape the digital world. The idea is simple, we all know that smartphones have completely changed the way we live. The average person spends 3.6 hours a day on their smartphones on social media. The smartphones got as connected, and yet people have never felt more lonely. Mike's idea is to go back to simplicity and reduce the venues where people can fabricate personas and end up missing out on what's important. Halcyon is a flip-phone. A gorgeous one and it embraces the trend of 'digital detoxing.'    App Design and UX: Onstreet Community Concept  We are checking out this app design concept that involves UX and motion for a community called: Onstreet. Designed by Seoul-based designer Jaejin Bong, it's an app based on a mixture of photo app and a shopping experience. So basically you're sharing your daily look and you can tag the items that you are wearing so others can collect that information to buy them. It's an elaborate take on mobile shopping and I think that the idea is quite unique. I am not personally the genre of person to take a picture of my outfit but there's a certainty of a market of users for this experience and I'll be intrigued to see how the future holds as the retail experience is slowing dying. Check it out!    Awesome Science Posters by Justin VanGenderen  Justin is one of those artists that you should have an eye on, because he'll definitely design something cool! His posters are really dope, and his latest work features science! Yeah, science! You may remember him from previously posted articles here at Abduzeedo, and we had to share these amazing pieces with you.    Drone Photography: Exploring the Bahamas, Hawaii and Austria  Drone Photography has been taking another leap yesterday with the announcement of DJI Spark that we are soon getting our hands-on! Meanwhile, let's take a look at the work from Matt Porteous who is taking us on a journey in the Bahamas, Hawaii and Austria. All the footage has been taking with his DJI Mavic Pro. What I love about this series is the style that Matt is sharing through his captures. Quite inspiring to follow!   

Weekly Roundup: Google I/O Highlights, Missibve for iOS and More

Weekly Roundup: Google I/O Highlights, Missive for iOS and More

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. Before you do, it's time for the Weekly Roundup where we curated our some of the interesting things that happened on the Web either it is news, a new tool to try, a cool video and some sites inspiration that caught on attention. We'll also include some Abduzeedo articles from the past week just in case that you've missed them. Time to sit back, see what you've missed and gear up for the next one. If you do have any suggestions, send us an email or via Twitter @AoiroStudio From the Web Instagram adds Face Filters, because of course it did via TheNextWeb     Google introduces Lens, an AI in your camera that can recognize objects via TheNextWeb     Google brings the Assistant to iOS to compete with Siri via TheNextWeb     Google’s new Photo Books uses AI to make printing your pictures dead simple via TheNextWeb     New Google Daydream headset will require no PC or phone via TheNextWeb     Android Go is Google’s new streamlined OS variant for low-spec devices via TheNextWeb     Missive for iOS via Product Hunt Meet the one app for team email and chat, now on iOS   Yolk via Product Hunt Snap a selfie to detect your mood and get healthy meal ideas   From Abduzeedo Taking a Voyage into the Deep Void with this Illustration Series  I've always been fascinated with space and its deep void, what about an illustration series that is giving up a glimpse and also a tour of our whole 9 planets from the solar system. Well, this is what motion designer Mitch Myers created and it's just stunning. Everything made in Cinema 4D so it's giving us quality with a mix of realism and look. What's cool about it too is that they are all optimized and animation ready for your next project.       Discover Freelance.tv: Stories about Freelancing  Somehow freelancing in our field is something we can all relate to, whenever we've done it (and still do) or you've never done it at all. One thing for sure, it isn't as glamorous as it seems (I've personally did for 8 years) and I can admit that it has its ups and downs. There is a lot more work involved if you compare to a 9-5 schedule because with freelancing, you don't have a schedule. You can work as much as 20 hours a week to 90 hours a week; depending on how you organize your workflow and most importantly how hard you hustle at getting the clients, promoting yourself and etc.       Gather by Ugmonk: Minimal & Modular, your Next Desk Organizer  Your desk, is it organized or just a cluttered mess? Most desk organizers on the market always on either ugly, badly designed or/and cheap-made. Well, our good friend Jeff Sheldon over Ugmonk is introducing Gather. A minimal, modular organizer that cuts clutter and it's amazing. We've been fans of Ugmonk for a long time, we always admire his avant garde entrepreneurship and his care of good design. This time, it's a beautiful and useful product design currently live on Kickstarter, we would like to congratulate Jeff on getting it funded in less than one hour. What a milestone of something that has been in the works for the last 3 years.       Product Design: Wrist Watches  Some people love their wrist watches. I usually don't use one, but I sure enjoy a well designed clock. When it comes to the product design of clocks, we can find thousands of models online and it's just a matter of taste to find the perfect fit for you.       Super Realistic 3D Rendering of a Homeless  We have been posting a lot about UI/UX, architecture, photography and branding. I know some of you think we forgot about Photoshop or 3D but we have not forgotten. To prove that to you I want to share this incredible project created by Yan Blanco titled Homeless. I have no words to describe how amazing the 3D rendering is, so here is from Yan's words: the project is tribute to all those who are forgotten and ignored. To those who have incredible stories never told. To those who make the streets their home, during the day, at night, in the heat, in the cold. They are always there.       Lettering Design with Kyle Letendre  Nothing is more refreshing than a dose of lettering design that is quite awesome, inspiring and playful to look at. Well, this is exactly what Chicago-based freelance lettering artist/designer Kyle Letendre has done and it's stunning! First comment is that I love his colour palette on this project was he recalled them to be various pieces of lettering from the past year or so. It kind of reminded me of the colours from the biru brand Sapporo, don't you think? I just liked the variety of different styles included in this collection, quite impressive.       Design Freebies: Icons, UI Kits, Website Templates and more  ITime to update your resource library with some amazing design freebies, fresh from the oven for you. Today we're sharing with you icons, UI Kits, fonts, PSD Website templates and Mockups! So hurry and grab these awesome assets for your next great project!       Brand Identity and Graphic Design for The Metropolitain Orchestra  The byHAUS Studio shared a great brand identity and graphic design project on their Behance profile. It's the new identity for The Metropolitain Orchestra with Yannick Nézet-Séguin. They describe it as a rethought the identity by playing with contrasts and sensations. The new logo is a monogram composed of two letters: one anchored in modernity, the other in a classical tradition. Moreover, the perfect circle which replaces the letter O is exploited throughout a graphic design platform as a window where the music is expressed. A lyrical and opulent typographic game completes the identity system. Thus, OM proudly takes the place it deserves: an orchestra assumed, relevant, well of its time, but still and always resolutely classic - in their own words.       Amazing Graphic Design and CGI Work from Filtre Studio  We are fans of graphic design, photo manipulation and retouching. We can see a lot of incredible work done for the advertising industry. The quality of the work is so good that most of the times you are convinced that what you see is real. Of course when we saw the work done by the folks over at Filtre Studio we knew we had to post it here on ABDZ.      

Weekly Roundup: Apple How-To Videos with iPhone 7, elegant Facebook Messenger on Desktop and More

Weekly Roundup: Apple How-To Videos with iPhone 7, elegant Facebook Messenger on Desktop and More

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. Before you do, it's time for the Weekly Roundup where we curated our some of the interesting things that happened on the Web either it is news, a new tool to try, a cool video and some sites inspiration that caught on attention. We'll also include some Abduzeedo articles from the past week just in case that you've missed them. Time to sit back, see what you've missed and gear up for the next one. If you do have any suggestions, send us an email or via Twitter @AoiroStudio From the Web Microsoft announces the Windows 10 ‘Fall Creators Update’ via TheNextWeb     This Israeli startup has a battery that can charge an electric car in 5 minutes via TheNextWeb     Apple creates video series to help iPhone users take better pictures via TheNextWeb     Microsoft insists on calling AR and VR ‘Mixed’ Reality. Maybe we should too. via TheNextWeb     HERO iPhone 7 Plus Mockups via Product Hunt Carefully crafted iPhone 7 Plus mockups for creatives.   Caprine 2 via Product Hunt Carefully crafted iPhone 7 Plus mockups for creatives.   From Abduzeedo Case Study: Gradients in Illustrator  Let's kick-off the week with a case study by Evgeniya Righini-Brand about gradients. Not only that but they are only made in Adobe Illustrator. We are covering her experiment that she did for her Mastering Gradients in Illustrator class on Skillshare. It is such a lovely case study that we dearly love on Abduzeedo, please note that her experiments took from 30 minutes to an hour. It's all possible when you are willing; check it out!    Minimal Mother's Day Gift Guide  With Mother's Day right around the corner it's not too late to surprise the mom out there with a keen eye for the simple yet stunning, multi-tasking products to make her crazy day just a bit easier. We had some real fun curating this standout selection of goods that will cater to the busy mom with no time to deal with anything in the least bit fussy. We've done our best to gather our favorite minimalistic items that compliment all facets of her life from beauty and fashion to photography and design. This is our Mother's Day Gift Guide, peek the gallery here for some inspiration and a sure way to make the mom in your life, whatever her passions may be, feel like she's #1.   Elegant Brand Identity for Clinique Vestimentaire  Clinic Clothing is a brand identity and art direction project shared by Vivien bertin for a fashion design. The visual language is simple but quite elegant with a classic black and white scheme and simple but yet bold typography. In this post you can see the brand identity and design process for this project including the applications from the physical world like collaterals to web and mobile app design. Everything is consistent but also coherent from the visual design point of view, if you look at the applications you can tell that they are part of a family or system. That, in my opinion, is what great design is all about.    Inspiring Motion Work of the Animation Studio Onesal  We tend to focus our posts on individual contributors but it is important to also talk about the companies and studios that most of these amazing motion designers might work. Today we are featuring the animation studio Onesal Studio. They are based in Tokyo, Japan and shared their demo reel or showcase video on their Behance profile. There's so many cool projects like the Living Interface for Discovery Channel Japan or the La Vuelta 2016. The video really captures the stunning work of this animation studio.    Vintage Movie Titles Design  These were curated at "Movie Title Stills Collection", and are definitely the result of a dedicated cinephile. You can see some amazingly designed titles when our grandfathers were being born. How great are these? For more of each film, like casting and all of that, and also for the complete collection (hundreds, probably thousands of titles), visit "Movie Title Stills Collection". Cheers! ;)/p>    Adventurous Typography Design & Calligraphy  Let's finish off the week with a typography design and calligraphy project that totally defines a genre and style. Overall, It kind of reminds me of the work from the latest Fantastic Beasts movie or even Pirates of the Caribbean. Designed by Hanoi-based Biksence Nguyen, we are taken on this voyage of mixture of lettering, gradients and textures. It's quite beautiful, I personally loved this take on the "Octopus" piece, you'll understand what I mean when you see it.   

Weekly Roundup: Surface Laptop Hands-On, YouTube New Slick Design and More

Weekly Roundup: Surface Laptop Hands-On, YouTube New Slick Design and More

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. Before you do, it's time for the Weekly Roundup where we curated our some of the interesting things that happened on the Web either it is news, a new tool to try, a cool video and some sites inspiration that caught on attention. We'll also include some Abduzeedo articles from the past week just in case that you've missed them. Time to sit back, see what you've missed and gear up for the next one. If you do have any suggestions, send us an email or via Twitter @AoiroStudio From the Web IKEA is thinking about embedding its furniture with artificial intelligence via TheNextWeb     YouTube is testing a slick new design – here’s how to get it right now via TheNextWeb     Surface Laptop hands-on: Oh my god it’s so pretty via TheNextWeb     2017 predictions for Big Data, IoT, and AI via TheNextWeb     Massive Google Docs phishing attack swept the internet today [Updated] via TheNextWeb     Pirates may have cracked the code to 4K UHD torrents via TheNextWeb     Voice Swap via Product Hunt Live voice changer & face filters for video selfies.   Snapchat Ads via Product Hunt Snapchat's official self-serve ads manager   From Abduzeedo Bringing Unity in our diversity through large Mural Design  We are huge fans of Kyle Steed and have been following his career since the early days of the blog. We've always admired his work, even though according to him, he's still figuring it out. His work goes from simple frames to huge painted murals. In addition, he's managed to gather a huge following on Instagram and for great reason. The motive of this post, however, is to shine a light on his most recent project and biggest mural design he's ever endeavored to create. Not only is it overwhelminginly powerful in size, the social message speaks volumes as well.       Tribute Series to David Bowie as the Starman  A little after a year now that we've lost David Bowie but his music will always lives on. Being a figure of popular music, we've been always fascinated by songs like: Starman where lyrics like: "There's a starman waiting in the sky" are music to your ears. That being said, Novans V Adikresna decided to make a tribute on his honour, a series where fantasy and cosmic elements merged together to create a stunning atmosphere.       Smart and Beautiful Logo Design by Spoonlancer  Spoonlancer is a a freelance designer currently based in Fukuoka, Japan. He has a set of beautiful logo design projects on his Dribbble page that are for us a great source of inspiration. The range of styles is something to be definitely highlighted, from simple lines like a giraffe or a frong eating a fly to more classic/vintage looks like the amazing Book Keepers one. In addition to that there's very smart ideas like for the Breakfast Bear, the bear nose is a fried egg. There's much more to get inspiration from his work and that's why we are featuring them here on Abduzeedo.       Saikai Packaging: a Japanese-Inspired Fika Brand  We love packaging projects and it's even more interesting when they are made by students. Let's give a look at this project from the Mid Sweden University, a cultural exchange and food between Sweden and Japan through fika. What's Fika? It's a Swedish term for "to have coffee" that comes mostly with pastries, cookies or pie. For this case, they decided to mix Japanese senbei cookies and green tea to create a brand named: Saikai.       Clever Wordmarks by Duminda Perera  One thing I love about creative people is that they have to use that overflowing creativity somewhere. Some might write songs, compose melodies, stroke brushes in a canvas or even play with words and design logos. Duminda Perera is an Italian logo designer that comes up with amazingly clever ways to depict words as wordmarks.       Fauxsaics: a Series of Typographic Mosaic Illustrations  We are sharing a typographic series that just makes you go Wow! just by its splendid concept and even more about the execution. Have you ever took a picture of a mosaic tile composition and try to position the shot with your shoes? I know I did! That's basically the concept behind Fauxsaics , a series of typographic mosaic illustrations designed by New York-based designer Nicholas Misani. What I love about this series is not only there's a good amount of work in the typography, there's also even more details to the mosaic as well. These are the kind of projects we love seeing on Abduzeedo!       Beautiful 3D projects in Low Poly Modeling  Mohamed Chahin is a 3D artist from Alexandria, Egypt with an incredible portfolio full of 3D projects and compositions that are just awesome. I love his Low Poly personal challenges like the 30 Days of Low Poly which is always been featured at Dribbble. There's a lot to love about his work, the color palettes, the simplicity and especially how clever the comps are. In terms of tools, he seems to use Blender, which is a free 3D tool. That makes it even more compelling and exciting for us willing to jump on the 3D train.      

Weekly Roundup: Elon Musk's Boring Company, Instagram 700 Million Users and More

Weekly Roundup: Elon Musk's Boring Company, Instagram 700 Million Users and More

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. Before you do, it's time for the Weekly Roundup where we curated our some of the interesting things that happened on the Web either it is news, a new tool to try, a cool video and some sites inspiration that caught on attention. We'll also include some Abduzeedo articles from the past week just in case that you've missed them. Time to sit back, see what you've missed and gear up for the next one. If you do have any suggestions, send us an email or via Twitter @AoiroStudio From the Web Instagram shows no sign of slowing as it hits 700 million users via TheNextWeb     Amazon unveils Echo Look, a $199 AI assistant that gives you fashion tips via TheNextWeb     This transparent Samsung Galaxy S8 is a thing of beauty via TheNextWeb     Apple is using the same Lexus model as Google’s Waymo to test self-driving tech via TheNextWeb     Google teams up with Huawei for high-end Raspberry Pi rival that runs Android via TheNextWeb     Watch how Elon Musk plans to fix LA traffic with giant underground tunnels via TheNextWeb     Lightwell via Product Hunt Make mobile apps without writing code   Sketch Confetti via Product Hunt Generate gorgeous confetti patterns in 1 click.   From Abduzeedo Typography and Font Design: Biotif Typeface  BIOTIF is a modern Grotesque sans serif with a geometric typical characters, Inspired by Modern Style & Industrial Era Typographic and Graphic design, comes in 16 Fonts +Italic from Light to Black, BIOTIF is was manually hinted and optimized in small sizes for screens    Our New Favorite Tool for Online Design Classes  Skillshare is an online learning community with over 15,000 classes where anyone can discover, take, or even teach a course. After tapping into this amazing resource for over a month now, I’m happy to say that it is a great resource of practical knowledge from well-known creatives who are big names in their respective industries. You can get 2 months for free by checking out this link or by using the promo code "abduzeedo". I’ve had the chance to finish three online design classes or courses so far and I’d love to share a little bit of my findings.    Photography & Digital Art: Minecraft in Real Life (Anicube)  Let's take a look at this cool photography mixed with digital art by aditya aryanto. His project is named: Minecraft in Real Life and it's basically what animals would look like if they were treated with a Minecraft theme and as Aditya called it: Anicube. I can't say that I find this project quite creative and fun execution as well. Check it out!    Sew Good : Danielle Clough's Magical Embroidery Design   A new beginning. A second life. Not something you usually associate with an old tennis racket, (a wooden one, no less)! But that is just what multi-talented South African photographer, designer, VJ and embroiderer Danielle Clough has done - and quite beautifully. Clough takes ordinary found objects and literally transforms them into works of art through the decidedly old-school handicraft technique of embroidery design.     Illustration & Painting: My Giant Watercolor Eden  I've always been fascinated about the amount of time spent on an illustration or a painting, maybe it's because I am not patient enough. On the other hand, let's take a look at the stunning work of Maria Tiurina and her art. She focus her work into digital art and character design as well, we are looking at her most detailed watercolour painting to date, it took months to create from the light pencil to the final result. You should definitely check out the timelapse video below.    Make your dream of a beautiful web design into reality with Squarespace  Have you ever set out on the daunting task of creating a personal website to promote your business or online shop, portfolio, passion project, etc…but haven’t been able to quite find the motivation or time to do so, especially the task of having a great web design? We here at Abduzeedo have certainly become big fans of Squarespace for its ability to deliver accessible, beautiful website design for anyone looking to tackle their dreams and make a mark. Squarespace is a one-stop shop for creating a beautiful home online without all the back-breaking work of installing software, worrying about bandwidth, applying security patches or even the overwhelming nature of making sense of it all. Squarespace makes it so incredibly simple it’s almost impossible to believe. Just upload content, customize your design leveraging their copious template choices, more than 45 to be exact, and you’re ready to go.    Typography: Exploring the Soft World of 3d with Smooth Alphabet  Smooth Alphabet is a typography project created and shared by Jose Carlos on his Behance profile. As the title suggests, it's about it's all about a 36 letter alphabet done in 3D with very smooth forms. The most fascinating thing besides the typography design itself, is the fact that Jose created a letter per day. In addition to that, it wasn't the first time he challenged himself to achieve that feat, it's actually the 4th edition of this personal challenge. I have to say, I struggle to post a photo a day, and it only requires me to snap a photo. Imagine creating a 3D artwork every day. That is one of the reasons to feature his work here on ABDZ.    Web Design Concept for the Photographer Aldo Sessa  Aldo Sessa is a concept art direction, UI/UX and web design project created and shared by Adrián Somoza. Aldo Sessa is a well-known photographer and artist from Argentina. With this concept project Adrian really takes advantage of the beautiful imagery to make a web site that almost feels like a museum exhibition. Super clean and simple it's a great example of web design in my opinion.    Digital Art & Set Design: Unsmart Devices  Let's take a look at this cool series of digital art and set designs named: Unsmart Devices. Designed by the mighty folks from FOREAL Studio, it's a great study of creative explorations of what could be our everyday things if they were "unsmart". Having our share of several viral fail videos, let's just say that some of the concepts in this series revealed another aspect of us humans experimenting with objects that aren't necessarily right for its purpose. I let you be the judge!   

Weekly Roundup: $360 dual-camera Xiaomi Mi 6, Microsoft New To-Do App and More

Weekly Roundup: $360 dual-camera Xiaomi Mi 6, Microsoft New To-Do App and More

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. Before you do, it's time for the Weekly Roundup where we curated our some of the interesting things that happened on the Web either it is news, a new tool to try, a cool video and some sites inspiration that caught on attention. We'll also include some Abduzeedo articles from the past week just in case that you've missed them. Time to sit back, see what you've missed and gear up for the next one. If you do have any suggestions, send us an email or via Twitter @AoiroStudio From the Web Snapchat’s new World Lenses show the promising future of AR via TheNextWeb     Instagram now works offline on Android via TheNextWeb     Xiaomi’s $360 dual-camera Mi 6 is packed to the gills with powerful hardware via TheNextWeb     Leaked iPhone schematics hint rear Touch ID and vertical dual-cam setup via TheNextWeb     Microsoft just killed Wunderlist to launch a new To-Do app via TheNextWeb     GoPro’s Fusion camera lets thrillseekers shoot 360-degree video in 5.2K via TheNextWeb     Google updates PhotoScan so you can take glare-free pics in one tap via TheNextWeb     Ordering.Co via Product Hunt Create online ordering apps + driver apps without code Lilium via Product Hunt The world’s first electric vertical take-⁠off / landing jet From Abduzeedo Art Direction & Graphic Design: RUH  Hope everyone enjoyed their long Happy Easter Weekend, we would like to start off the week with an art direction & graphic design by Leta Sobierajski for the brand RUH. I love how Leta is thinking outside the box with her colour palette and texture; I must admit that cyan, gold and black/white can go pretty well together. See it for yourself!    Interior Design: Virgin Active Fitness in Bangkok  Let's take a look at this interior design by ORBIT of a Virgin Active Fitness located in Central Eastville, Bangkok. You'll be charmed by a futuristic design and layered into different themes whatever it was for swimming, weightlifting or even intense cycling sessions. I personally loved the play of the neon lights coming from the ceiling. We are featuring the work from Tinnaphop Chawatin who is an architectural photographer behind these beautiful shots.    Satirical Illustrations by Pawel Kuczynski  Pawel Kuczynski is a polish artist who creates amazing satirical illustrations. When you first look at the illustrations you think they are funny. On a closer look you actually realize that they are much deeper. Pawel illustrates some pretty serious world problems. He portrays political, social and cultural issues we deal with daily. Pawel certainly uses his illustrations to show us in a pretty straight forward way what is wrong with our world today. Too much social media time, internet, political craziness. It is all portrayed here, take a look. Pawel's work is highly recognized and the artist has been rewarded with more than 100 prizes and distinctions. His take on world's problems is certainly thought provoking. Take a look.    Game Design & Illustration: Remember Me | Paris 2084  Hope everyone enjoyed their long Happy Easter Weekend, we would like to start off the week with an art direction & graphic design by Leta Sobierajski for the brand RUH. I love how Leta is thinking outside the box with her colour palette and texture; I must admit that cyan, gold and black/white can go pretty well together. See it for yourself!    LYNK & CO: Introducing 03 Concept  Back in October, we covered the LYNK & CO launch in Berlin for the reveal of their Model 01; that will hit the market later this year, starting in China followed by Europe and USA in 2019. Today at the Shanghai International Auto Show, they are taking it one step closer to launch by unveiling the all-new 03 concept. A bold, mid-size and sporty sedan with a classic look that will feature free connectivity and lifetime product warranty for all the other cars including this concept.    Typography and Branding: Type of Tape  Type of Tape is a project of experimental typography with the purpose of giving more visibility to the personal design initiatives that are created in Colombia. The project was created and originally shared by Lully Duque and Laura Cárdenas on their Behance pages and it's one of this projects that in addition to being beautiful, has a big social impact.   

Weekly Roundup: Samsung New Massive Ultra-Wide Monitor, Apple Clips and More

Weekly Roundup: Samsung New Massive Ultra-Wide Monitor, Apple Clips and More

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. Before you do, it's time for the Weekly Roundup where we curated our some of the interesting things that happened on the Web either it is news, a new tool to try, a cool video and some sites inspiration that caught on attention. We'll also include some Abduzeedo articles from the past week just in case that you've missed them. Time to sit back, see what you've missed and gear up for the next one. If you do have any suggestions, send us an email or via Twitter @AoiroStudio From the Web Samsung takes on dual-monitor setups with its massive ultra-wide display via TheNextWeb     Apple’s Clips app for video is available now via TheNextWeb     Study: Microsoft Surface buyers more satisfied than iPad owners via TheNextWeb     YouTube removes ads from channels with less than 10k views via TheNextWeb     Sadblock via Product Hunt Block sad/depressing news from your social feeds Fact Check by Google via Product Hunt Google fights fake news in search with 'fact check' From Abduzeedo Graphic Design: Baugasm 365 Posters  Beware of a very long scroll feature, just because it’s quite aesthetically awesome! We are featuring the graphic design work from Vasjen Katro for his 365 poster series called: Baugasm. He is already hustling it out on his second year and it’s still going strong. This whole series is a blast of inspiration that we can all learn and get inspired from. Happy Scroll!       The Perfect Office - Magnetic Hourglass, Samsung DeX Station Dock, Office Ideas and More    Interaction Design and UI/UX: Smart Expense App   We are taking a look at this interaction design of an app named: Smart Expense. Designed by Prakhar Neel Sharma, it’s a colourful approach on how you should manage your daily expenses with cute illustrations and graphics to be more familiarize with your finance. I personally liked the “explore” section since it’s giving you a little bit more options within the app. It’s an overall beautiful work but I can’t help to spot the many spelling errors, be careful with that Prakhar!     Photography: Still Optimist (Pony Mtl x Sid Lee Collective)  We are taking a look at some photography work from LM Chabot for a project entitled: Still Optimist. Published on Behance, this is a collaboration with Ponymtl and Sid Lee Collective. Behind Pony, we have a Montreal-based artist named Gabrielle Laïla Tittley who is releasing a new summer collection called: Still Optimiste. Coming out with a colourful palette of images, I love the avant-garde attention of details and especially when it’s an initiative coming from my hometown. Hope you dig it as well!       Illustration: The Work from Christian Orrillo  Let's take a look at the stunning illustration work from Christian Orrillo who is a self-taught digital artist based in Santiago, Chile. Focusing his work also into painting, I loved that he decided to focus on contemporary art but with a colourful twist. There isn't much more information about Christian but you'll notice that his work is based around pastel colour palette and it's quite amazing.       Architecture: Inside the Dropbox Offices in Sydney  For this week's architecture, we are traveling to Sydney, Australia inside the offices of Dropbox. With a concept of creating a workplace as home, Dropbox worked with Gensler who is an agency based in San Francisco, California. I really love the ceiling with these clean lines with that touch of wood that totally changes the mood between night and day. Definitely worth a look      

Weekly Roundup: Pac-Man on Google Maps, Snapchat Stories and More

Weekly Roundup: Pac-Man on Google Maps, Snapchat Stories and More

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. Before you do, it's time for the Weekly Roundup where we curated our some of the interesting things that happened on the Web either it is news, a new tool to try, a cool video and some sites inspiration that caught on attention. We'll also include some Abduzeedo articles from the past week just in case that you've missed them. Time to sit back, see what you've missed and gear up for the next one. If you do have any suggestions, send us an email or via Twitter @AoiroStudio From the Web This genius startup lets you rent amazing gadgets and delivers them to your door via TheNextWeb     The science behind fonts (and how they make you feel) via TheNextWeb     Google Maps now lets you play Ms. Pac-Man for April Fools via TheNextWeb     Snapchat launches Stories search and Facebook hasn’t copied it yet via TheNextWeb     Stories as a Service via Product Hunt Add stories to your website with 1 line of code New Spotify Web Player via Product Hunt Spotify new UI for web player (no more Adobe Flash) From Abduzeedo Branding and Visual Identity: Wyre Case Study  Wyre is a branding and visual identity project shared by Ramotion ✪ on their Behance profile. It's really nice to see the process behind the constructioon of this visual identity system and how some decisions were made during it. Wyre is an enterprise-level API which allows companies to instantly send funds worldwide without taking on any price volatility and for a fraction of the cost. The ultimate task was to re-brand Snapcard as Wyre and design a dynamic branding language yet reflecting a trustworthy and stable feeling.   Motion Design: Awesome work of Eyedesyn  If you love motion design and are not following Eyedesyn, you should start right now. EJ Hassenfratz, the mastermind behind it, is always sharing some incredible tutorials on Cinema 4D, for free. As he mentioned on his site " I aim to help designers realize their potential and get into the mindset of making learning a lifelong habit". In addition to that he also teaches at Lynda.com. It's an super noble cause, and we here at Abduzeedo always support the sharing of knowledge. For this post I'd love to feature some of his work from his Dribbble profile.   Mobile Design: Interactions by Tubik Studio  We would like to share the latest mobile design from Tubik Studio. We’ve published their work before on Abduzeedo but we truly admire their philosophy to always innovate; especially what’s regarding mobile interactions. Getting inspired by new UX interactions are always refreshing and pounding your mind to create or have them in mind during your next wireframe session. Hope you will enjoy!   Super Realistic Pencil Drawings by Arinze Stanley  If you like super realistic drawings you have come to the right place. Take your time to admire the exquisite work of Nigerian artist Arinze Stanley. Arinze has some impressive hyperreal pencil drawings in his portfolio. The images look so perfect you will wonder if they are photos or not. At least I was so amazed with all the details and realism of the images that I had to stay focused on the fact that I was looking at drawings. His images look so soft and realistic, it is amazing. The artist works with graphite and charcoal pencils and creates huge portraits that take hours (around 150 to 200) to be completed. From beautiful hair to droplets of sweat and subtle light reflections, the portraits are pure perfection.   Industrial Design and UI/UX: Orion Cycling Navigation  We would like to share this industrial design by Clement Dauchy about a cycling navigation called: Orion. What’s interesting about this project is that we get to follow his process from the sketching, industrial design, packaging and the UI/UX from the product. Impressive work I have to admit and I would love to see something like Orion in action and see how the UI will react in a live environment with cars and streets all around.   Architecture: Airbnb Offices in Dublin  Airbnb, we know the name and most of us have at least experienced once of their many homes or experiences all over the World. Let’s reverse and take an inside look and architecture into one of their homes: Airbnb Offices in Dublin. Designed by Heneghan Peng Architects, you’ll be charmed by an open space with many textures of wood and structural elements including a dramatic cascading staircase. Please enjoy!   Ghost in the Shell: Art Tribute  Today is the release date of the movie Ghost in the Shell starring with Scarlett Johansson. Aside from the "whitewashing" drama, I personally watched the first 5 minutes video and thought it was such a great adaptation to the anime. It's great to know that the creator named Masamune Shirow was part and supporting the movie cast. When a movie with this prestige comes out to the theaters, it always does bring artists together to create and make a little tribute to the movie. Hope you will enjoy this collection we've put together!  

Weekly Roundup: Japanese Solar Cell, 4-Year-Old Hero and More

Weekly Roundup: Japanese Solar Cell, 4-Year-Old Hero and More

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. Before you do, it's time for the Weekly Roundup where we curated our some of the interesting things that happened on the Web either it is news, a new tool to try, a cool video and some sites inspiration that caught on attention. We'll also include some Abduzeedo articles from the past week just in case that you've missed them. Time to sit back, see what you've missed and gear up for the next one. If you do have any suggestions, send us an email or via Twitter @AoiroStudio From the Web New Japanese solar cell is closest to reaching maximum efficiency via TheNextWeb     4-year-old uses Siri to save his mom’s life via TheNextWeb     Meet Nadia, the scarily human’ chatbot who can read your emotions via TheNextWeb     How to prepare for employment in the age of artificial intelligence via TheNextWeb     Unsplash Bulk Downloader via Product Hunt Download a batch of stock images from Unsplash at once! The Rapture Startup Framework via Product Hunt Huge startup UI tool for HTML5, Photoshop & Sketch From Abduzeedo This Week's Perfect Office  We've built a nice set of items for your perfect office this week! Beginning with Unicoo, an adjustable drawing desk for artists seeking cool solutions for their needs. Print your pictures directly from your Smartphone using Kodak's Instant Photo Printer. Samsung has released a beautiful TV that will mistake the untrained eye for a regular framed image. But there's more!   Motion Design and Illustration: Loopy by MUTI  Loopy is a graphic design and motion design project created and shared by MUTI on their Behance profile. This project caught my attention because it shows where our industry is heading in my opinion. The project is a set of motion design pieces on very stylish illustrations, the sort of illustrations we would see featured on design sites just a illustrations a few years back. Now, however there's subtle and elegant animations, which really takes it to a new level. As the title of the post suggest, they are all perfectly looped motion graphics. Check them out.   Product Design: Anicorn Hidden Time Watch  I think most of us shared our love for gradients. As a designer, I do! What if it shares the time through a gradient on a beautiful watch?! This is the product design we are sharing today named: the Hidden Time Watch. It’s a play on the colour contrast of the gradient to tell the time, it’s quite a genuine concept. It almost feel like an optical illusion and I think it’s such a cool factor. Currently on Kickstarter, the watch is unisex and comes in three colours including rose gold, black, and white.   Graphic Design and Visual Identity: Feiner Herr  Let’s take a look at this visual identity & graphic design work by Hojin Kang in collaboration with Sebastian Haus for Feiner Herr; a street food startup that is all about pancakes with a twist. I really appreciate how the approach totally fits with what Feiner Herr is all about from the colours, product, the chef and that fancy looking truck. Hojin totally nailed it, hope you will enjoy!   Web Design and Visual Design for Nokia OZO  Nokia OZO is a web design, interaction design and UI/UX project shared by Viktor Vörös on his Behance profile. OZO is a virtual reality camera, the first of its kind and of course it looks extremely futuristic and the work that Viktor did an excellent job showcasing it on a beautifully simple and elegant web site. The cool thing about his design is that the camera is always on the first plane and everything looks secondary in a way. The images of the camera always pop and the low contrast text and black and white theme help with that quite a lot. Enough of descriptions, check it out after the break and let us know what you think.   Adobe Premiere 25th Anniversary  Raise your hand if anyone of you have ever use at least once Adobe Premiere? What was the version? It’s hard to believe that they are celebrating its 25th Anniversary. For the occasion, they are sharing with us some cool souvenirs to take us down the memory lane. Give it a look, you’ll get to watch of their first demo from Version 1. Happy 25th Adobe Premiere!   ABDZ Photo Challenge: Our #abdz_lookup Picks  For this week, we went with the hashtag: --> #abdz_lookup. Whatever is your focal point, the main purpose of this challenge is to simply look up. You'll realize how much you can discover really interesting angles or even a picture as a whole. Hope you guys had fun!   Architecture: Inside the Offices of VSCO Oakland  VSCO is an editing app that I use almost every day to enhance workflow with my photography through taking photos, editing, filtering and sharing them. That being said, I am always wondering about the architecture inside the offices will look like, a behind the scenes look to see their work environment of such a genuine app that changed the way we take pictures.  

Weekly Roundup: Send Money with Gmail on Android, Apply to YC and More

Weekly Roundup: Send Money with Gmail on Android, Apply to YC and More

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. Before you do, it's time for the Weekly Roundup where we curated our some of the interesting things that happened on the Web either it is news, a new tool to try, a cool video and some sites inspiration that caught on attention. We'll also include some Abduzeedo articles from the past week just in case that you've missed them. Time to sit back, see what you've missed and gear up for the next one. If you do have any suggestions, send us an email or via Twitter @AoiroStudio From the Web Facebook’s new tool helps you get started quickly with React Native projects on any OS via TheNextWeb     Google now lets you send money via Gmail on Android via TheNextWeb     Don’t fall for this ingenious fake attachment scam in Gmail via TheNextWeb     Scary interactive map shows how water levels will rise due to global warming via TheNextWeb     Google open-sources JPEG encoder that reduces file sizes by 35% via TheNextWeb     Netflix’s new button lets you skip your show’s intro sequence via TheNextWeb     Apply to YC via Product Hunt Apply to YC Animista via Product Hunt Create beautiful CSS animations in your browser From Abduzeedo Graphic Design: Keep On Rolling Skateboarding Deck Design   Keep On Rolling Deck is a typography, illustration and graphic design project shared by Ink Bad Company on their Behance profile. I am a fan of skaboarding. I was a amateur trying to be professional skateboarder myself in the past. Spent an enormous amount of hours on the streets practicing and of course breaking boards. There's something about your deck design that makes skateboarding unique. There's so many styles, colors and variations. Your board is almost an extension of you and your style. The design Ink Bad Company created for this board has definitely a classic, almost old wild west mood. Below you can see a bit more of the process behind as well as the amount of details.   Web Design & UI/UX: Team "Named" Concept   We would like to share this web design project by Minjae Baek entitled: Team “Named”. There isn’t much information about what it is entirely about but the mixture of personal work/unsplash into his layout suddenly makes everything different and out of this world. I gotta love his visual approach, somehow the layout kind of reminds me of Abduzeedo’s.   Photography: Vatnajökull Glacier's Ice Caves   The East from North America is getting a pretty big snowstorm at the moment, so I thought about going through the same cold lines and featured the work from Mikael Buck and his stunning Glacier's Ice Caves from Vatnajökull, Iceland. Going through his project, it’s amazing with all the details and perspectives that makes you so stunned about this spectacular artifact from nature.   Branding and Packaging Design: Milk   Milk Packaging is a packaging design, branding and graphic design project shared by Erik Musin on his Behance profile. I have seen and posted quite a few packaging design projects for milk carton but this one from Erik is probably the coolest. At least it's the most elegant in terms of simplicity and clever by the way he uses the pink color for the lid. There's not much to add from my side in terms of description, you have to check it for yourself, so just scroll down and enjoy it.   Interaction Design: Moonlight Official Site   We would like to feature this interaction design project by Watson DG for the Moonlight Movie. Recently the movie has won many prestigious awards at the Oscars (2017) and especially for the Best Picture. Asides from the reveal controversy, the kind folks over Watson DG created the site that drew many of our attention to its success. From the visual, the site offers a simple and clean experience. I gotta appreciate the detail for the headings with that thin ruler line across and used as a divider.  

Weekly Roundup: Facebook first VR app, Waffle Grid and More

Weekly Roundup: Facebook first VR app, Waffle Grid and More

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. Before you do, it's time for the Weekly Roundup where we curated our some of the interesting things that happened on the Web either it is news, a new tool to try, a cool video and some sites inspiration that caught on attention. We'll also include some Abduzeedo articles from the past week just in case that you've missed them. Time to sit back, see what you've missed and gear up for the next one. If you do have any suggestions, send us an email or via Twitter @AoiroStudio From the Web Facebook launches its first real VR app for 360 photos and videos via TheNextWeb     Review: Insta360 Nano turns your iPhone into a portable VR video rig via TheNextWeb     Report: WhatsApp begins testing a way to actually make money via TheNextWeb     Apple is selling refurbished units of the new MacBook Pro without Touch Bar via TheNextWeb     https://thenextweb.com/google/2017/03/09/google-takes-slack-new-hangouts-chat-meet-apps/#.tnw_qtbLMFb1#.tnw_512ylC5T via TheNextWeb     Waffle Grid via Product Hunt An easy to use flexbox grid system. Spin via Product Hunt A station-less bikeshare. Pickup and drop off anywhere. From Abduzeedo Illustration: Stylish Buildings of Miami   Miami 2017 is an illustration project shared by Remko Heemskerk on his Behance profile. As the title suggests, the illustrations are about Miami, more specifically, buildings and architecture of that beautiful city. There's a mix of the famous art deco buildings and some more modernist interpretations. All of that reinterpreted through simple vector illustrations with no gradients, just solid colors and quite a bit of contrast. What I love about these illustrations is that I try to take photos of buildings in real life with the goal to make them look like these illustrations. Remko did a fantastic job, check them out.   http://abduzeedo.com/tokyo-storefronts-beautiful-watercolor-mateusz-urbanowicz   Mateusz Urbanowicz aka. Matto, is a very talented illustrator and digital designer. Born and raised in Silesia, Poland, Matto currently lives in Tokyo. The artist has a lot of beautiful artworks on his portfolio. But one series of illustrations he created really caught my attention. Tokyo Storefront series is a collection of exquisite watercolor pieces showcasing Tokyo shops. What is so unique about it is that Matto turns the busy life of Tokyo into delicate illustrations. You are almost transported to a parallel Tokyo where everything is calm and quiet. Subtle lines and colors give life to storefronts the artist encountered in some of his explorations around the city. Forget the concrete jungle and all of the gray colors you see in Tokyo and enjoy some beautiful watercolor storefronts.   Interaction Design and Branding: Blank   We would like to share this interaction design project that involves branding as well by Jaejin Bong and it’s titled: Blank. What’s Blank? It’s a shopping experience that reliable with a user-friendly approach with a system with cards. Driven by its own set of categories, you can also throw questions and obviously shop. I think it’s an interesting concept that can be played with during your spare time.   http://abduzeedo.com/art-direction-phone-wall-campaign   The tagline of this campaign is: The more you connect, the less you connect. There’s a powerful message through the lines of this campaign tagline and you can easily relate with what it is all about. We’ve been through debates where technology grows at such a fast pace that the consumer grows to be even more demanding but at what point? I love the fact that the art direction gives you a clear understanding and a reflection to a sad reality of a present day. I love technology but I do agree that we have to keep a balance in our lives. A great thought from the work from Donghai Liu for Ogilvy Beijing.   ABDZ Photo Challenge: Our #abdz_minimalism Picks   For this week, we went with the hashtag: --> #abdz_minimalism. Minimalism is a pretty common term that we've once expressed our interest for. The interesting part with this week's challenge is that we all have our own vision of minimal so it will be quite interesting to see your own vision of minimal.