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Branding & Graphic Design: OMG Clothes

Branding & Graphic Design: OMG Clothes

A mixture of calligraphy and graphic design for this stunning yellow branding for the clothing brand named: OMG. I am not sure if it's a real brand or not. But I loved the fact they used Geogrotesque Font Family for their brand and the fact that they used a colour like yellow to a palette that complements typography and bold stroke outline. This is a collaboration work between Brain&Bros DZ. and Noah Wilcox. Coming from São Paulo, Brazil until East Troy, WI, USA, we get follow their full project on Behance. Photo Gallery   More Links Check out Brain&Bros's site brainbros.cc Follow Brain&Bros on Behance Follow Noah Wilcox on Behance

Poster Design: We Love Posters by Anagrama Studio

Poster Design: We Love Posters by Anagrama Studio

Poster Design, an expression of graphic design where I wish that will stay forever even though with things going even more digital. The mighty folks over Anagrama Studio do it so well and we are a fan of their work on Abduzeedo. Check out their latest work on posters entitled: We Love Posters, thank you for sharing the love. It's definitely a versatile collection filled different graphical treatment. Anagrama Studio is a brand development studio located in Mexico City, Mexico. We love their work and featured them before on ABDZ. Check out the latest of their work on anagrama.com. Photo Gallery   More Links More information on Anagrama Studio: anagrama.com Follow Anagrama Studio on Behance

Logo Design & Graphic Design: 66 Smart Words

Logo Design & Graphic Design: 66 Smart Words

We are sharing this fun experimentation that involves logo design, graphic design and obviously words. Designed by Bachir Design, this is a personal collection where a word is spelled out into a straight-forward concept. Seeing this project reminded how often we would encounter a logo and we would be saying how the design is so simple. Well it might be because the work has been well done, this experimenting proves it well. Bachir is a brand designer from Rabat, Morocco. He's is also an art director and brand design developer, you should check out more of his work on Behance. I made this collection just for fun, it was such a funny & good experience for me i hope everyone enjoy it. Photo Gallery   More Links Make sure to follow Bachir on Behance

Illustration: Häagen-Dazs Packaging

Illustration: Häagen-Dazs Packaging

A cool looking packaging "packed" with illustrations by Andrew Wagner for Häagen-Dazs. In collaboration with a UK-based creative agency called LOVE, they were in charge of the brand design overhaul meanwhile Andrew was in charge of the illustrated pattern to represent each and different flavours. The folks at LOVE invited artists from around the World to collaborate on this project and Andrew was one of the many lucky ones to work on this project, he has to create a pattern that would represent Vanilla Pecan, and Banana & Cream. Andrew Wagner is a multidisciplinary designer and artist based in San Diego, CA. He has worked with brands like Adobe, Häagen-Dazs and IBM, also serve as an adjunct teacher at the Woodbury University. Häagen-Dazs has recently embarked on their biggest packaging overhaul in almost 20 years -LOVE, the UK based creative agency behind the new brand design overhaul, wanted to make the packaging an object of desire, and bring to life all Häagen-Dazs’ extraordinary recipe textures, colours and sensations. As part of the design process, LOVE invited 13 artists from across the world, each with a distinct style, to create a unique illustrated pattern for each Haagen-Dazs flavour. From 3D illustrators to flat graphic artists and textile designers, each was paired with the flavours that felt most connected to their work. I had the pleasure of being one of the 13 artists, and the wonderful flavours I was tasked to visually create were Vanilla Pecan, and Banana & Cream!   Links Check out Andrew Wagner's Site: awags.us Check out his work on Behance

Beautiful Graphic Design Erkenntnisweg und Heiliger Geist

Beautiful Graphic Design Erkenntnisweg und Heiliger Geist

Yuta Takahashi shared an incredible graphic design and editorial design project on his Behance profile titled Erkenntnisweg und Heiliger Geist.  As he mentions in the description, this book, which combines modernity and minimalism, ancient knowledge and philosophical thought, has a completely new, unique design. You can definitely see that right away with the cover that is simple but very elegant because of the paper texture. Below I also added more info I got from the project, but just spend some time checking the images, they are truly inspiring. We designed Michael Debus's book "Erkenntnisweg und Heiliger Geist". The book attempts to use philosophy to unravel the wisdom handed down in the form of myths and legends. Project description Through the unique cover art, we represented the idea of multiple layers of doors of knowledge appearing and being opened by thought. On the other side of the door, the letter "I" appears. We represented the reader's awareness transitioning from darkness to daylight through the use of neutral colors between light and shadow. As a result the book's appearance is reminiscent of the cloister in church architecture. Graphic design Yuta Takahashi is an Art Director, Designer, working on branding graphic design, editorial design and packaging design. His work feature minimal designs which grasp the essence of materials and remove unnecessary elements. For more information make sure to check out and follow Yuta on. Instagram www.yutatakahashi.jp

Brand Identity for Real Estate Agency Build Top Lux

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. Challenge BTL is a company that invests in high-end real estate projects and deliver results that always exceed the (already) high expectations of their customers. Although their team of investors and architects is responsible for the creation of some of the top residential buildings on the local market, they lacked the branding collateral necessary to promote their brand. They tasked HYPE Digital Agency with the job of revamping their brand identity in way that will allow them to place their signature below their work with pride. Brand Identity HYPE Digital Agency is a digital growth agency from Sofia, Bulgaria. They help B2B companies generate more business online by delivering websites and marketing programs tailored to complex purchasing decisions. For more information check out: agencyhype.com

Branding & Logotypes Work by Wete Studio

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! Wete Studio is a small and independant studio that specialized in typography, graphic design and art direction. Currently based in Barcelona, Spain; you can definitely find them via Behance. Few commercial and personal type works I did between 2016-2017. Clients: Desigual, Superism, Fortune Magazine, Overall Murals, Carolina Herrena, Aritzia, CdeC, LVMH, Agencies: 2x4, Creasenso, Havas   Links Check out Wete Studio: wetecacahuete.com Follow them on Behance

Packaging & Graphic Design: The Bijou Factory

Packaging & Graphic Design: The Bijou Factory

Gotta love when a packaging project doesn't follow its classic codes of graphic design. The rad people working at Phoenix the Creative Studio know how to actually keep it unique for every single project. We have featured their work last month and now again with this packaging for The Bijou Factory. A colourful package that makes you wanna look it at every aspect before buying. Check it out! The awesome folks from Phoenix the Creative Studio is based in Montreal, QC, Canada. They are all about creating brand experiences that engage people and build connections. We have featured their work before on ABDZ and they are really good to what they do, check them out at phoenix.cool. The Bijou Factory offers a range of DIY self-made jewelry kits. Based on the belief that DIY and premium quality go well together, The Bijou Factory showcases a fine product that is easy to make. We imagined a custom box, which breaks the classic codes of the jewel case, by adding a window that shows the centrepiece of the product. We conceived a fresh, colourful and soft packaging that matches the jewelry as well as the target customers. The shapes appearing on the box are reminiscent of handmade work and reminds us of the different pieces of the jewelry. In order to support the DIY aspect of the brand, we have created labels that directly include the buyer in the experience: a jewel "made by you". The smiley face that is created by the letters "i" and "j" of the logo also evokes this pleasing and reassuring aspect. Finally, the friendly tone used on the boxes reminds you that making your own jewel is "as easy as taking a selfie" or "walking in high heels".   Links Check out Phoenix the Creative Studio Site: phoenix.cool Follow them on Behance

Logo Design Process: Marvel, a Prototyping and Collaboration Tool

Logo Design Process: Marvel, a Prototyping and Collaboration Tool

We would like to share this logo design process from our good buddy Paul von Excite who has done a tremendous job at redesigning the new Marvel logo through a custom logotype. From the sketching to the final result, let's follow an in-depth process through his words. I would like also to mention that it is the logo of the Marvel app, a prototyping and collaboration tool not what some of you might think! Paul von Excite is a designer that specialized his work into branding, lettering and logos. Located in Utrecht, Netherlands, we have featured his work before on ABDZ, make sure to follow his work on Behance and Dribbble. Marvel's co-founder Murat Mutlu reached out to me for a logotype refresh. I quite liked the old logo actually. Next to being awesome, Murat was pretty clear in his intend for style direction and after a quick call I was excited to get started. The goal was pretty clear, the new type needed to resemble a friendly, fun yet professional character with lots of personality and energy. The Marvel type also needed a stand-alone "M" character for smaller display usage.   In Paul's Words As mentioned above the goal was pretty clear which made the hunt for inspiration much easier. I had a clear view in my mind on how the first sketches should look, image below was used as a reminder while sketching. Work included from Nick Slater, Sergey Shapiro, Mark Caneso, Leo Gomez and myself.   Sketching Actually took a lot of inspiration from the previous Marvel type, especially the "r-v" and "v-e" connection were interesting to explore further.   Murat was a big fan of the angled versions as it resembled an energetic character. In the following image it was time to reflect on the type and see what needed improvement. The top left "M" was favourite over the bottom left "M", used Photoshop to combine the two together.   Final Sketch At this point it was time to improve the reflections of the sketch above and build the final sketch. With the above sketch underneath I used tracing paper to model the final sketch.   The counters of the "e" and "l" turned out a bit too small but left it at that and decided to go digital from here and refine it in Illustrator later.   Digital Version Below is a screenshot of the final sketch with the vectoring lettering on top. To position the characters correctly along the curved underline I started the tracing with the underline and used the underline as grid. The finished trace has a slightly less slanted curve angle, coming closer to an arch. Other aspects like kerning, stroke width and corners were also digitally refined.   Alternate Version With the full logotype done we still needed a stand-alone "M", this particular one was tricky to use because it was so slanted and angled. This caused us exploring back and forth between different "M's" but after all we maintained the original "M".​​​​​​​   The stand-alone "M" will only be used at the smallest display's, on small to medium and above sizes the full Marvel type will be used most. We modified the original "M" from the word-mark to make it fit better within smaller sizes and make it look more extinct.   Final Result Had an awesome time working together with Murat on the new Marvel logotype and really satisfied how the final result came out. Hope you like me doing this kind of articles more often, I would like to do this on a more regular basis and happy to hear your feedback for improvements!   Links Find out more about Paul von Excite: paulvonexcite.com Follow Paul on Behance And follow him on Dribbble

Graphic Design and Motion Graphics for IBM Leadership

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 Buck invited me to work as an animator with their extremely talented team for an IBM project. Forty shots were created to highlight key moments from expert testimonies about IBM’s Cognitive platforms. Below are some of the pieces I animated. Graphic Design and Motion Graphics Digital is not the destination.   A cognitive bank can outmaneuver today’s market.   Cognitive experiences can scale.   Create new experiences and you create new revenue opportunities.   When people no longer want to own stuff, how do you sell them stuff?   Montage of the project by Buck. Credits Directed by: Buck Executive Creative Director: Orion Tait Executive Producer: Anne Skopas Producer: Anabella Zubillaga Production Coordinator: Alexi Yeldezian Production Intern: Sarah Berry Creative Director: Jon Gorman, Ben Langsfeld, Daniel Oeffinger Art Direction: Nicolo Bianchino, Ben Hill Design: Nicolo Bianchino, Andreas Bjoern Hansen, Kimberly Dulaney, Ben Hill, Jon Gorman, Stephen Kelleher, Ben Langsfeld, Ross McCampbell, Daniel Oeffinger, Chris Phillips, Federico Reano Animation: Nicolo Bianchino, Andreas Bjoern Hansen, Rocio Cogno, Trentity DeWitt, Daniel Dickheiser, Ben Hill, Jon Gorman, Ben Langsfeld, Ross McCampbell, Daniel Oeffinger, Alex Perry, Chris Phillips, Federico Reano 3D Modeling: Arvid Volz Compositing: Nicolo Bianchino, Andreas Bjoern Hansen, Jon Gorman, Ben Hill, Alex Perry, Carly Senora, Wei Shen Wang Lighting: Ben Langsfeld, Ana Luisa Santos, Chris Phillips Set Fabrication: Janet Kim Stop Motion Director: Jon Gorman Stop Motion DP: Anibal Hernandez Set Assistant: Harry Summers

Brand Identity for Master Padilla Auditorium

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. Product description Creation of the graphic identity of the Maestro Padilla auditorium, with the aim of creating an even greater cultural demand of the existing one and at the same time that the city of Almería bets on the design, as do the big cities like Malaga, Seville and even Granada And to be able to compete as a city of design. The project will range from the design of the auditorium brand, through the creation of campaigns related to the events that will take place, create a distinctive language where the audience can be differentiated from any event that takes place in the city, Development of social networks, and thus indirectly (or directly) improve that visual culture of design. Graphic design project in which the corporate identity and visual language of the Maestro Padilla Auditorium of Almería, located in the center of the Andalusian capital, will be designed and developed. It's a good time to create identity and make Almería bet more on design. I have been studying the current situation regarding graphic design of the city, and this type of projects are great to make it grow in an area that Almeria does not currently have. As I have reflected, the Maestro Padilla Auditorium needs to renew its image, which would be another reason to develop the project and create a greater culture of design in the city of Almeria. I have been studying the current situation regarding graphic design of the city, and this type of projects are great to make it grow in an area that Almeria does not currently have. As I have reflected, the Maestro Padilla Auditorium needs to renew its image, which would be another reason to develop the project and create a greater culture of design in the city of Almeria. I have been studying the current situation regarding graphic design of the city, and this type of projects are great to make it grow in an area that Almeria does not currently have. As I have reflected, the Maestro Padilla Auditorium needs to renew its image, which would be another reason to develop the project and create a greater culture of design in the city of Almeria. Brand Identity and Graphic Design

Editorial Design: Play, Cook, Kiss: Culinary Tricks

Editorial Design: Play, Cook, Kiss: Culinary Tricks

Happy Friday guys! We are sharing a culinary book that is everything except being conventional. Let me explain, the folks at Juicy Square did an incredible job at editorial design to express the passion for food through the pages of the book entitled: Play, Cook, Kiss: Culinary Tricks. The title says it all, the design is playful and does a play on the material too. Something we have rarely seen in this part of the industry. Mixing different mediums from sketching, typography, images and graphic design; this book is certainty a gem. Juicy Square is a studio that works mainly in graphic design, editorial design and print. Located in Vilnius, Lithuania, a city of immense allure; I love their motto about an outstanding graphic design is not only lines and figures. It must be reasonable and thought-through in order not only to be aesthetic, but also to be functional. To be complete. PLAY, COOK, KISS: CULINARY TRICKS What is the most important thing in food-making? Despite the quality products, time-tested recipes and cooking skills, it’s love. The passion. In other words – it’s courage. Being fearless leads one into the unknown areas of possibilities and sets the new plots of the future. That is the main message of the culinary book filled by wisdom and charisma of Alfas Ivanauskas, creative director and editor in chief of the Kitchen Mythbusters. It’s not just a culinary book. It’s an creative and inspirational guide in a form of diary and an album.   That is why features of it were adopted and incorporated into the creative process of the design concept. And it came crafty, detail and unique in every page – full various forms of drawings, blueprints of recipes, notes and so on. All this gives vitality to the book and makes it “alive”. Even the recipes were took out of it and places in a special extra issue to make more space for the sense of philosophical culinary quest. The task for design demanded a lot of unorthodox solutions. Therefore, the visual language is vivid in it: a few different concepts and ideas interact and strengthen each other here. Various composition techniques come hand-by-hand in this book. Check out Juicy Square's site: juicysquare.com Follow Juicy Square on Behance

Poster Event & Graphic Design: Russell Shaw AIGA Atlanta 2017 Poster Show

Poster Event & Graphic Design: Russell Shaw AIGA Atlanta 2017 Poster Show

AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Artists) of Atlanta asked brand designer and art director Russell Shaw to contribute a promotional artwork for the second annual poster show. With the theme of “Art Director’s Cut II,” they would focus on the film- and movie-inspired poster designs contributed by designers All the proceeds from the event would towards AIGA's annual programming. Russell took this genuine approach with paper cutout designs and graphic design. The result is just spectacular. Don't you agree? Russell Shaw is a brand designer and art director based in San Francisco, CA, USA. He works mainly in graphic design, branding and illustration; for more of his work please check out his Behance. I created the call for entries and promotional artwork by hand out of paper and found objects. The title “Art Director’s Cut” is an obvious play on the film industry, but seemed like a good opportunity to explore paper cutout designs of theatre signs and marquees on a messy, artist’s desk backdrop – replete with a nod to the quintessential movie snack: popcorn, which I used to create three-dimensional lettering for the event’s main title. The entire piece was assembled in real life and photographed from above to create the final visual communication in portrait and landscape orientation.   Check out Russell Shaw's site: russellshawdesign.com Follow Russell's work on Behance

Graphic Design: Marquee Light Bulbs Toolkit

Graphic Design: Marquee Light Bulbs Toolkit

I love the internet and how it made things accessible in ways that are hard to explain for those that didn't live before internet. This post is an example. As a fan of graphic design I was always exploring ways to create things in Photoshop. You can go to our Tutorials section and you will see that there are many examples of things like neon light, smoke and marquee light bulbs. Nowadays you can find everything pretty much done for you, like the  Marquee Light Bulbs – Front View 3D assets that Peter Olexa and Pete Deeezy shared on their Behance profile. It has everything you need to create your composition with those elements. I know it might not be the same thing than creating something from scratch, but in my opinion graphic design is about communication more than recreating the wheel. Description Brand new and exclusive Marquee Light Bulbs – Front View 3D style typography toolkit with 4 lettering sets, 6 grunge display fonts and lot of shapes & elements. This bundle is exclusive and first time on sale only on Dealjumbo! All these letterings & shapes are great for any print or web projects, so maybe it’s time to add something creative and unique to your typography toolbox ;) Whether you want to create original hi-res print design or just add something new and fresh to your typography collection, this bundle from TV Artworks can adhere to all your needs. You’ll find here super realistic vintage style light bulb lettering and lot of graphic elements. Just check all previews and you’ll love these unique graphics ;) Download small sample from this bundle for FREE with extended license here! Graphic design sample Assets

Graphic Design - Classic Formula 1 Inspired Stamps

Graphic Design - Classic Formula 1 Inspired Stamps

As a fan of Formula 1 I had to post about these beautiful stamps created by Paprika and shared on his Behance page withe the graphic design project titled of Canada Post / Formula 1. Paprika used some of the most iconic F1 race drives in history and designed some timeless stamps. Figures like Michael Schumacher, Gilles Villeneuve, Lewis Hamilton and of course the greatest of them all in my opinion, the one and only Ayrton Senna. In addition to the stamps there's some sort of posters and collaterals. Everything has that nostalgic feeling of races of the past. It feels modern but at the same time vintage.  I selected some images below for you to check out. Paprika is a graphic design and strategic marketing firm specializing in business communications services: corporate identity programs, branding, annual reports, brochures, catalogs, posters, packaging, environmental design, signs and websites. Paprika  has won more than 700 national and international awards for design excellence since opening its doors for business in 1991, including Aiga, Applied Arts annual awards, Art Directors Club and Type Directors Club of New York, British Design and Art Direction, Communication Arts, Coupe Magazine, Grafika, Graphex, Graphis, How International and I.D. Magazine as well as being featured in D&AD annual book and shortlisted at Cannes Lions. For more information check out http://www.paprika.com/ Graphic design

Graphic Design: a New Poster Collection Spring

Graphic Design: a New Poster Collection Spring

Quim Marin has started a poster series that really should get your attention. With a combination of graphic design and probably 3d for the mockup presentation takes the whole poster to a newer level. Here's to somebody who probably got bored with the free presentation mockups that you can find online. His series is a beauty of playful colours mixed into a CGI set that just keep you from wanting more. Check it out and hope you like it as well. Quim Marin is an art director and designer based from Barcelona, Spain. Quim has been in the business for more than 15 years. Besides of that Quim has worked and currently in art direction, graphic design, creation of advertising campaigns and more. Check out his profile on Behance. New Poster Collection Spring/Summer Project Gallery   More Links Check out Quim Marin's site: quimmarin.com Make sure to follow Quim on Behance

Stylish Graphic design and Brand Identity for Peak Running

Stylish Graphic design and Brand Identity for Peak Running

Peak® Running  is a graphic design and brand identity created and shared by Mane Tatoulian on her Behance profile. There's just too much to love about this project. From the imagery, composition, color palette and simplicity, everything seems to be right at they are supposed to be. I particularly love the black and white theme as you probably already know by checking the blog. Now, she added that great pop of color with the lime green and that adds so much more character to the graphic design, especially the posters.  Mane Tatoulian is a graphic designer from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her portfolio is full of beautiful work like this one. She seems to really explore this type of visual language, simple, inspired by Swiss style and with excellent presentation. I just wish she could share a bit more details about the creative process. Anyways, for more information check out: https://www.behance.net/mtgd_ Graphic design and Brand Identity