Hello December! Not a lot of days left on the calendar before the end of the year, let's go for that last stretch! Working on a brand, the user experience is everything. Not only it matters to the interactions of your site or app but it also matters on how your customers will react to your logo, product, and packaging. Let's take a look at this beautiful and minimal packaging by designers Nikhil Bapna, Ishaan Dass and Mani Singh for a smartwatch called: the Blink Watch where first impressions are everything. This project is a result of a collaboration work from Nikhil Bapna, Ishaan Dass and Mani Singh. Together on their play of this minimal product approach and yet charming on the typography; see the full project on Behance. Credits Nikhil Bapna Ishaan Dass Mani Singh More Links See the full project on Behance Packaging & Graphic Design
Lucas Berghoef has been using his Instagram to share much more than photos, he is posting his graphic design and web design experiments and they are awesome. There's so many good examples of typography and grid systems applied to web sites. I know you might say that it's just static images, but the whole point here is to get some inspiration. I particularly love the big contrast in font sizes and weights, they create a stylish magazine look and i will definitely try to apply some of those on future Abduzeedo redesigns. This is a collection of my work posted in the year 2017 on Instagram. All of the work has been fit to the square tiles on Instagram, alternating each post with either a black or light grey background. (Work in progress) Graphic Design on Instagram Follow Lucas Berghoef on Instagram
We would like to share this cool project that is currently live for support. Introducing Volume, the first publishing platform for high-quality illustrated books for visual creatives with also lovers of print. In this issue, we are taking a close and personal at the work of Anthony Burrill, designer and letterpress guru. Selecting from his private collection of printed matter, he gathered and curated throughout his career. This is a celebration of the pieces of paper that surround our everyday lives, offering a whimsical and almost philosophical perspective on how we view printed artifacts. Check it out! Image by Volume In their words Volume is a start-up enterprise powered by independent publisher Thames & Hudson. The international art publisher holds access to decades of editorial and design insight, production and printing expertise, and unparalleled distribution to the global book trade. The team is eager to pass its knowledge onto a new generation of creative talents and increasingly print-savvy audiences with Volume. Publishing is about passion, and publishers still have a vital role in helping creators find their audiences.” Volume will launch with the title Look & See, by graphic designer and letterpress guru, Anthony Burrill. As one of the most beloved creators in the UK’s lively craft printing scene, Burrill is known for his upbeat typographic posters. Look & See reflects as such, featuring Bodoniana binding and a cover silkscreened in three colors. And through Volume, Burrill will offer much more than just high-quality books to his project backers, including a specially designed print, a signed edition, a numbered limited edition in a clamshell box, and even the chance to spend a day with Burrill at his studio. Future projects include collaborations with John Maeda and Takenobu Igarashi, a reissue of a bible of Brutalism, a collection of “architectural fictions,” and a limited edition on one of videogaming’s iconic releases. “We truly hope that the new models offered by Volume will usher in a wonderful new era for books on the visual arts,” say Wall and Dietrich. More Links To learn more about Volume at https://vol.co a little glimpse
Ola Jasionowska is a graphic designer and illustrator from Warsaw, Poland with some amazing illustration work. I particularly love the posters created in 2017 and shared on Behance. When I saw the poster design project, it kind of reminded me of Saul Bass poster and style, very simple and bold. The color palette and combinations are also top notch. I could have all of these posters hanging on my walls, but my favorite has to be the David Bowie one. Below I selected some posters to get you inspired to, perhaps, try to create your own version in Illustrator. For more information about Ola Jasionowska visit https://www.behance.net/olajasionowska - there are more beautiful projects, like the Autumn posters. Poster Design
Raphael FS shared a quite awesome digital art project on his Behance profile. It's a project for the Rock in Rio festival, which is a super popular music event that started in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Raphael was in charge of doing post-production for one of the artworks provided by the agency Estúdio Ícone. He mentions that he started with that one but ended up recreating all of them to give a new look for the campaign. It's a quite awesome set of artwork, it brings me back the early 2000s when I was really into light effects and creating things like that in Photoshop. Of course this is way better than anything I could have made. I also recommend you to check out Raphael's full portfolio. He is a Brazilian designer and digital artist based in Rio de Janeiro with some beautiful work. For more information visit: http://www.raphaelfs.com/ Digital Art
Stranger Things 2, have you watched it yet? This is again a SPOILER FREE feature! I truly loved the second season and I am currently re-watching the first season since it's just that good. For the occasion, I stumbled across this very cool illustration series by Butcher Billy. He did indeed re-create the style and tribute to the 80s with the textures, typography and of course the illustrations. I absolutely love that he also applied the very same stylish treatment to Atari cartridges. Please enjoy! Butcher Billy is a designer/illustrator based in Curitiba, Brazil. He definitely has a distinctive style of illustration that might remind you from the comics of your childhood. Atari video games, Stephen King pulp paperbacks, Eerie comic books, Dario Argento B-Horror movies, MTV punks... these are some of the stranger things of the 80's. More Links Learn more about Butcher Billy via Behance Check out Butcher Billy's store at redbubble.com/people/butcherbilly
Henrique Folster shared a super interesting post on his Behance profile that definitely deserved a feature here on Abduzeedo. There's not a lot of information about the project with some amazing imagery to compliment. It's an editorial design but also graphic design and illustration effort by a collective of individuals for what seems to be a book about Budweiser and Barbecue. What really impressed me was the variety of styles throughout the images. The style spans a mix of modern and minimalist to classic 90s David Carson end of print type of compositions. There's a lot to love about it and it is definitely an inspiration. I hope one day I will be able to design a blog like this. Maybe in the future but until then get inspired by this great project. Editorial Design & Graphic Design Credits Diretor Geral de Criação: Sergio Gordilho Diretor de Criação: Matias Menendez / Nicolas Ferrario Dir. de Arte e Design: Henrique Folster / Rodrigo Sganzerla / Cacá Barabás / Kazuo / Marcelo Almeida / Daniel Matsumoto Ilustrador: Sarah Kamada / Gabriela Sánchez / Jorge Tabajara / Gilberto Marchi Redator: Lucas Ribeiro / Rafael Quintal Artbuyer: Carmen Castillo / Natasha Grazia Fotográfo: Rodrigo Pirim / Bruno Geraldi / Vitor Manon Produção de fotografia: Edinalva Farias / Peninha / Pepe Mockups Produção Gráfica: Carla Lustosa / Edson Harada / Fernanda Badan Retoque e Pré Impressão: Casa Vaticano Impressão: Leograf
Kicking off the Weekend with a very pretty graphic & print design project by Kansas-based designer Rachel Roth. She was invited to design an invitation for the Spencer Museum of Art located at the University of Kansas. There are two things I love about her work on this project, the choice of paper and her direction of double typography laying on top to each other. Something I've rarely seen and quite creative. Rachel Roth is a designer and art director based in Kansas City, MO, USA. Unlike almost everybody else, she focus her work into print, graphic design and art direction. Definitely worth checking out her Behance. An invitation for the Spencer Museum of Art's grand reopening gala, Lux Naturalis. More Links Learn more about Rachel Roth at design-ranch.com Follow Rachel's work on Behance Graphic & Print Design
Every morning I spend some time while having my coffee checking out some feeds and websites like Behance and Dribbble. There's always awesome things to look at from UI, UX to illustration and pure graphic design. There's also a lot of similar styles which is understandable, but sometimes there's something that is a bit different. That's the case of the Minimalist Visuals - Basketball&Tennis graphic design project shared by Jorge Espinoza. It has a classic pop-art almost style with thick black strokes and vibrant colors. There's also the nice use of some basic elements as textures, like circles. It reminds me a bit the work of the Brazilian Romero Brito, of course with less curves and personality but still quite cool. Jorge Espinoza is a designer based in Heredia, Costa Rica. He focus mostly on branding and packaging design but still finds time to explore some graphic design work like the one below. For more information make sure to check out his website at https://terricola.myportfolio.com/projects Graphic Design
I won't hide it, I am a huge fan of Under Armour. I am a fan of their brand, material quality and particularly the collaboration work they do. Let's take a look at this one especially done for Cal. The first public university in the beautiful state of California, we are taking a stroll into a rebranding effort was made from logos, messaging, to photography was up for a refresh. It's a beautiful and yet a playful result! Part of this project, we are looking at the work from Kirk Rous who is working at Under Armour as Art Director based in Baltimore, MD, USA. You should definitely check out his Behance for more of his projects. Cal was first. The first public university in the great state of California. They are the pioneers. They are the trailblazers who started it all. Same goes for Under Armour. When status quo was the status quo, they changed everything. Starting revolutions. Challenging authority. Being first. That’s what Cal and Under Armour have been doing since their respective day ones. Now, together, through passion, design, and the relentless pursuit of innovation, they fight to keep that revolutionary spirit alive. Credits Art Direction: Kirk Roush Photography: Sam Gordon Copy: Dane Rahlf More Links View the full project live on Behance Learn more about Kirk Roush Art Direction & Graphic Design
We're excited to share this rad personal project by Rio de Janeiro based graphic designer Vinicius Araújo titled 36 Days whereby he has inexplicably applied brand styles to letters of the alphabet leveraging a potpourri of graphic, industrial and motion design. We love how Vinicius only used Helvetica to create a representation of unique products we all know and love. A for Apple, B for Beats and so on. There isn't much written about the project so it is left up to us to interpret in our own special way. Be sure to check out Vinicius' Behance for more inspiring work from this Brazilian talent.
We're all in need of a little peace these days and we just love this new project of designing International Peace Stamps by New York-based bespoke design consultancy Stranger & Stranger. As one can fathom, designing International Peace stamps for 193 nations presents a big communication challenge so the crafty team at Stranger & Stranger developed universal themes around uniting enemies, equality, breaking down barriers and complimentary opposites. The resulting illustrations, typography and color palette come together in a beautiful bow worthy of international praise. Be sure to also check out more work by this inspiring design firm on Behance and stay tuned for an upcoming post showcasing some of their gorgeous packaging design for wines, beers, and spirits. ABOUT STRANGER & STRANGER Stranger & Stranger is an award-winning packaging design company specialising in the alcoholic drinks industry. We're based in London, New York City and San Francisco. We research, name and register brands worldwide. We design bespoke bottle shapes, labels, closures and all secondary packaging. We create all marketing support material and environment dressing, and we supervise production to the highest standards.
We have seen many alphabet concepts from minimal, illustrative and more. The one when we are featuring today is such a creative take on our everyday electronics. Designed by Brazil-based graphic designer Vinicius Araújo, we get to explore a new alphabet with electronics like a Apple, Beats, Nintendo and a lot more. Check out the full project on Behance. Vinicius Araújo is a graphic designer based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. We have featured the stunning work of Vinicius before on ABDZ through his wallpapers. Check out his Behance for more of his work. More Links Learn more about Vinicius Araújo via Behance Graphic & Industrial Design
We just scooped and had to share the elegant brand identity work by Caterina Bianchini for San Francisco-based skincare brand Sundaze. Caterina's design is meant to explore the use of unique graphic placement. The logotype has been developed to sit like a partial eclipse, giving a subliminal nod towards the products main purpose, as a daily sunscreen. The placement of the letters of 'Sundaze' draw reference from sun rays with the end result being a logo that completely references the sun. The design is continued across the packaging creating a coherent and bold range with a quirky design and a flexible logo that carries a unique personality setting it apart from a cluttered industry. Be sure to check out Catarina's Behance for more beautiful and perfectly minimal branding work. ABOUT SUNDAZE Sundaze is a modern skincare brand born from the sun-soaked streets of San Francisco, California. Sundaze is a beauty company that's main focus is the production of sunscreen. The company hopes to modernise the market through bold design choices and a new wave of organic sunscreen, that all have a brightening and moisturising effect. Sundaze is made with a difference, all the products are natural and completely free of parabens, the ingredients are hand-picked and it has a no stick and a grease-less texture.
Let's start this long Weekend for some of us with a very cool 365 days Instagram project by Christian Pietrzok. It's a letter a day for his 2017 daily project, it's always a good challenge for sure. I tried once and it's not easy! Hat's off to Christian to explore so many different styles. Let's give him some love and it's always inspiring to follow this kind of challenge as a designer, artist or even exploring other mediums like photography for example. Christian Pietrzok is an artist on a personal quest to complete 2017 daily project. 2017 is almost done, let's give him some love for the final push! This is my 2017 daily project. A letter a day for the next 365 days. More Links Learn more about Christian Pietrzok on Instagram Via Instagram
A little tribute to our Friday Fresh Free Font where we would feature a series of fresh fonts for you to download. Do you guys miss it? We can try to bring it back! But for now, let's feature this cool free font called: Agent by London-based Mark O'Neill. It's a nice font for graphic design needs especially related to posters and logos! Check it! Get yours and start your experiments! Mark O'Neill is a graphic designer and illustrator from London, UK. Definitely follow his latest work on Behance. Agent is minimal stencil display typeface inspired by clear simplistic geometric forms and structures envisaged by Le Corbusier. The font was created for a 4 week project under the name 'envisage' - see it on my website. More Links Learn more about Mark O'Neill via Behance Follow Mark on Instagram FREE Font
We hope you're getting familiar with the Adobe Creative Residency program at this point, an amazing endeavor brought to us by the dreamers at Adobe who are generously empowering talented individuals to spend a year focusing on a passion project, while sharing their experiences and processes with the creative community. Today, we're excited to mark day four with the inspiring work of Chelsea Burton, a graphic designer and illustrator hailing from Erie, Pennsylvania with a passion for street art, skate board-smithing & longboard deck designing who develops her own line of boards showcasing original artwork. “I plan to approach topics that most strongly reside within me, including the public perception of female strength, individuality, sustainability, product quality, and—always—functional and accessible art application,” says Burton. Chelsea will spend her Residency year creating and launching a new line of longboards as a follow-up to her university senior show and serving as a grander launching pad for a lifelong entrepreneurial goal. She will design and create both the wood decks and vinyl graphics with messages to inspire others to find the purpose and meaning of creativity in everyday activities. Chelsea has a strong belief that her products aren’t necessarily part of a traditional craft, but they have the potential to broaden public awareness about the possibilities of intentional and functional art application. MORE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRES ADOBE CREATIVE RESIDENT CHELSEA BURTON A lifelong pledge in opposition to the clean-cut framework that is housed in expensive taste, my artwork has always found it’s calling in the nitty-gritty, bump and grind freedom of the streets. A sketchbook has continuously been only a beginning—a basic map from which my work is pulled off the page and pushed to the limit of reality. There is a desire to have my work to be revisited and to be used; I want it to go beyond white walls, creep into every crack, and breathe in every city bustling with life.