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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: Mac Pro Concept, iPhone 8 Rumours, CSS Peeper and More

Weekly Roundup: Mac Pro Concept, iPhone 8 Rumours, CSS Peeper 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 Mac Pro concept gives us a peek at the future of upgradeable Apple products via TheNextWeb     This guy traveled through China to build his own iPhone – part by part via TheNextWeb     New iPhone 8 ‘leak’ points to an invisible camera under the display via TheNextWeb     This smartwatch helps you capture important moments in your life via TheNextWeb     Meet Susan Bennett, the woman with the soothing voice behind iPhone’s Siri via TheNextWeb     YouTube has a secret ‘Dark Mode’ – this is how you activate it via TheNextWeb     Huntr via Product Hunt A Kanban board for your job applications CSS Peeper via Product Hunt Smart CSS viewer tailored for Designers. From Abduzeedo Photography: GRVTY Series by Daniel Garay Arango  Let's start off the week with a photography series named: GRVTY by Daniel Garay Arango. What's particular about this series is the tone and also the extra mile that Daniel took really make it stand out even more from what we've seen around. It will definitely be interesting to see his process from start to finish but what I can see here is a mixture of photography and photoshop. It's really architectural project to a whole new level.       Motion Design Inspiration: Hypnotic Animations  You thought we had forgotten about our Monday motion design inspiration right, but we did not forget it. We might have delayed for a bit but here it is a selection of incredible animations and motion design skills created and shared by James Curran. James is a familiar name here on Aduzeedo, we have featured his work a couple of times but what can we do if he keeps delivering. For this post we will feature more of his amazing perfectly looped animations, from subjects like the video-game Outrun to of course politics. Everything with a lot of sense of humor.       Interaction Design & UI/UX: Transit Tracker Concept  Let's take a look at this interesting interaction design concept of a transit tracker by Matteo Mapelli. As I am starting to see a trend with designers using the font: Montserrat; it's a great readable font especially on apps. What I really enjoy about this concept is the main (bottom) navigation, that subtle-overlayed gradient and wrapped with the menu button is quite neat. What raises a question is the use of the map when you've actually found your destination and also the use of the other features from the navigation. Overall, it's pretty great!       Digital Art & Game Design: TRON Concepts  We would like to share this stunning conceptual digital art by GMUNK for TRON. It was for and I quote: "create a series of concept frames for an Unspecified, Inconspicuous Mystery Trawn Project that nobody can ever speak of. The team’s approach was varied, as the brief was essentially wide open granting the boys the opportunity to frolic in the Trawnic Atmosphere; iterating and discovering some bold, unique, and fresh concepts that informed their massive output." On Abduzeedo, we deeply loved the movie TRON back from 2010, we are feeling quite nostalgic looking these concepts. Hope you will like it as well.       Photojournalism: Cinematic Tokyo by Stijn Hoekstra  Tokyo Tokyo Tokyo. A city I miss dearly! To remedy to my sadness (hah), let's take a look at the photojournalism project by Stijn Hoekstra. Named Cinematic Tokyo (the project title says it all), I love his approach from a cinematic perspective considering that is also part of his daytime job which makes it even more perfect with Tokyo as a working environment. It's such a busy city that Stijn captured moments that makes us feel we are in an actual movie which makes it quite interesting.      

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.  

Weekly Roundup: 3D-Printed House in 24 Hours, Food Genie and More

Weekly Roundup: 3D-Printed House in 24 Hours, Food Genie 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 Gmail now lets you receive 50MB attachments via TheNextWeb     Samsung Galaxy S8 pics continue to pop up and these are the best yet via TheNextWeb     This smart watch is actually a Raspberry Pi computer running Windows 98 via TheNextWeb     Apple unlikely to switch to USB-C on the iPhone 8 because you can’t have nice things via TheNextWeb     This company 3D-printed an adorable house in 24 hours via TheNextWeb     Concept Library via Product Hunt Website templates and layouts for Sketch or Photoshop Food Genie via Product Hunt Let Food Genie help you decide where to eat From Abduzeedo Motion Design: Twisted Letters Experiments   Twisted Letters is a series of motion design, art direction and graphic design experiments created and shared by * Webshocker * on their Behance profile. I have been seen these artworks via my Chrome extension that shows popular Dribbble entries every time I open a new tab. I was always in awe with how smooth and clever the animation and and motion design work was, so I decided to find out who was behind this clever designs. Below you can see some of them, my favorite has to be the Ss and the Happy word.   The Perfect Office - Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, ASUS Designo Monitor, Office Ideas and More   We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we'll assemble a perfect office, and we'd like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have?   Motion Title Design: NBC Hero Logo   We would like to share this motion title design work by Lost Project for NBC. The famous logo was created in the 40s, we were first introduced to that we see (with little iterations) nowadays by the end of the 80s. The spectrum of colours are quite memorable and Lost Project’s work also makes a beautiful tribute to the original core by keeping a modern twist.   Web design: The Journal Concept UI/UX   The Journal concept is a web design, UI/UX and graphic design project shared by Bohdan Kononets and Slava Kornilov on their Behance profile. As the name suggests, it's a concept project for a journal or a blog if you prefer. There are so many good things about this project, in particular the detail pages. The little colored frame for content gives it a nice editorial style, of course there might be some issues like the images overlaying the borders. Anyways, it's a great project and definitely inspired me for the next batch of changes on the Abduzeedo design.   Illustration and Graphic Design: Amour and Cacao   I stumbled across this beautiful illustration and graphic design project by Imédia Firme Créative, especially the work from Marie-Joëlle Lemire, Nicolas Lambert, Valérie Pilotte and Claudie Déry. It’s one of those things that you’ll giveaway as a gift and for this present case is so well done. I also really enjoy the print work with the shiny vinyl. Congrats to the whole team for winning an award for Applied Arts Magazine 2017 in Ilustration.   Architecture Photography: Beautified China   There’s something about Architecture Photography that makes appreciate a lot more another aspect of my love for design. There’s a passion behind tracking a perspective and doing what’s necessary to get to that location. At the destination, you just let your mind free and enjoy the different angles offered by its view. It’s quite fun and inspiring, it gives a meaning to exploration. Let’s take a look at the work from Kris Provost and his series named: Beautified China.   ABDZ Photo Challenge: Our #abdz_shadowplay Picks   We would like to start off by saying THANK YOU for taking part and sharing your shots for this week's challenge. We had more than 200+ posts on Instagram and it's quite amazing guys! Again it was a lot of fun to go through your submissions and having a chance to how do you foreseen the challenge in your own terms. I hope you guys have enjoyed and if you have any comments/suggestions, please do share with us via Facebook or Twitter.  

Weekly Roundup: Return of Nokia 3310, Hands-on LG G6 and more

Weekly Roundup: Return of Nokia 3310, Hands-on LG G6 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 Galaxy S8 to officially be revealed on March 29 via TheNextWeb     The Nokia 3310 is back, baby via TheNextWeb     Hands-on: The LG G6 embraces design and durability with tiny bezels via TheNextWeb     Wildfire via Product Hunt Record your browser actions for automated workflows Product Person via Product Hunt Find out what type of product person you are. From Abduzeedo Motion design: UI and UX Collection   Motion design is intrinsically useful for product design, especially when designing for mobile devices. Even experience designers might have a difficult time evaluation solutions on the computer without testing on the device. In addition to that, there's so much information that can be lost by using the old approach of static mocks. Those are just a couple of reasons why motion design and prototype are mandatory steps during the product design process. After Effects, Principle, Framer, Javascript or straight native Java or Swift are some of the tool available. They all have their pros and cons but the important thing is that they all gives us that extra level of information to helps us on our decision making process to deliver the best user interface.   MacBook Pro Review - Love and Hate with the Touch Bar   It's time for our honest appraisal of the MacBook Pro. After almost 5 years using my old MacBook Pro, a first generation retina display, the time had come for an upgrade. I've been chomping at the bit for Apple to announce a new laptop because mine was having a lot of issues. Be it the bevy of dead pixels, battery life of less than 1 hour to the most frustrating of all, ghosting effects on my screen. So finally, at the end of last year, Apple announced the new MacBook Pros with the Touch Bar. Time to hit the savings and purchase one.   Illustration: Grimms' Fairy Tales by Ale Giorgini   Grimms' Fairy Tales Illustrated by Ale Giorgini is a set of illustrations of wallpapers based on classic fairy tales. Whichever one is your favorite, it isn't hard to get glossy eyed and nostalgic over the forever legendary Brothers Grimm tales. With his brilliantly retro flair, Italian illustrator Ale Giorgini evokes the same feeling and transforms the iconic tales of 'Little Red Riding Hood', 'Snow White' and 'Hansel and Gretel' into stylish, contemporary illustration pieces for the home.   Interaction Design: Behance Desktop App Concept   As a designer, I am a frequent user of Behance. It’s a beautiful platform that featured some of the best artists, designers and illustrators out there. One thing that annoys me though is the design hasn’t changed much in the last few years. For example, those gradient buttons are hitting me hard! Let’s take a look at the work of Nora Park who decided to take the platform for an overhaul concept. Overall, I really enjoyed her interaction design and direction for Behance, too not keen on the interactions but in the “ensemble”; it’s a lovely concept!   ABDZ Photo Challenge: Our #abdz_strideby Picks   Here we are, with more than 100+ posts over Instagram with the hashtag #abdz_strideby, we say it was a pretty successful first Abduzeedo Photo Challenge. It was a lot of fun to go through your submissions and having a chance to witness the beautiful parts of the World that you guys lived in. I hope you guys have enjoyed and if you have any comments/suggestions, please do share with us via Facebook or Twitter.  

Weekly Roundup: Apple WWDC On June 5, Introducing uProxy and more

Weekly Roundup: Apple WWDC On June 5, Introducing uProxy 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 takes on LinkedIn with new job ads via TheNextWeb     How Ashton Kutcher is building tech to fight child sex traffickers via TheNextWeb     This 7-year-old girl applied for a job at Google, CEO Sundar Pichai replied via TheNextWeb     Apple will announce the future of iOS and macOS at WWDC on June 5 via TheNextWeb     Samsung is reportedly cramming Sony batteries into the Galaxy S8 via TheNextWeb     uProxy via Product Hunt Internet without borders. A safer path to Internet. Feedme via Product Hunt Search all restaurant delivery services at once From Abduzeedo Motion Design for UI by Michal Sambora   There's a clear shift or I would say evolution of interface design that relies more in motion design to make it easier for people to understand how to use the application. In addition to that motion design can enhance the visual experience tremendously. Michal Sambora has great examples of subtle and not so subtle animations to illustrate that. There are some quite interesting experiments, especially the real weather project that uses 3D to create dramatic icons for a weather app. Some of the projects seem to be experimental only, but even if they are not based on real implementations, they are still worth checking them out.   Product Design: Whym - Seamless Instant Interpretation App   Whym - Seamless Instant Interpretation App is a product design project shared by the Netguru Team on their Behance profile. As the name suggest the idea is simple, you have an app that provided you access to a live interpreter 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Simple ideas tend to be the most difficult to execute well but, visually at least (I have not had time to download and play with it yet) it looks quite beautiful. This project covers some of the main user journeys like: onboarding, call and connect with an interpreter and purchase more minutes. It is a quite good example of product design presentation.   Digital Art and Advertising: Internet.org by Facebook   Feb 15, 2017 Internet.org by Facebook is a art direction and digital art project shared by our favorite studio, ARS Thanea. We posted about them and featured their work so many times, actually every time they post something new because their work is quite inspiring. This time we are sharing the project they shared on their Behance profile for the Internet.org for Facebook. It's an advertising campaign, but we tend to focus on the technical aspects of the digital art and art direction for this post.   Illustration: Colorful Work of Romain Trystram   Romain Trystram is an illustrator from Morocco with an incredible portfolio. What really catches my eye is his illustration style with colorful, I dare say, 80s color palette sometimes. There is a mix of abstract and more conventional illustrations. The abstract is the the one that I particularly tend to prefer, however most of them seem to be inspired by architecture or urban scenes. I selected a few illustrations for this post to highlight that.   Photography: Aston Martin Lagonda with Tomek Olszowski   Aston Martin Lagonda with Tomek Olszowski is a photography and retouching project shared by Recom Farmhouse and Tomek Olszowski on their Behance profiles. As they describe in the project: Cult cars don't come much less conventional than the Aston Martin Lagonda. Only 645 were ever made, and they're like no other car before or since. "The wedge-shaped body is the height of a Porsche 911 but over five metres long, with an outrageously space-age dashboard." The photography and art direction of this project is simply amazing. There's a classic noir mood, and despite the 70s appeal, it reminds me a lot of the 80s with the color palette used.  

Weekly Roundup: iPhone 8 Wireless Charging Rumour, BeatsX and more

Weekly Roundup: iPhone 8 Wireless Charging Rumour, BeatsX 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 Study: No one really likes to look at your selfies via TheNextWeb     Dating app ‘Sapio’ matches singles based on intelligence level via TheNextWeb     Apple reportedly going all in with wireless charging for the iPhone 8 via TheNextWeb     Apple is reportedly gunning to introduce an iris scanner to the iPhone 8 via TheNextWeb     The Startup Button via Product Hunt One button, 20 different startups BeatsX via Product Hunt Wireless earphones with 8 hour charge TodayFlights via Product Hunt Simple, beautiful flight tracking in Notification Center From Abduzeedo Product Design Process: MINUS-8 Watches   MINUS-8 is a industrial design and product design project share by Brett Lovelady on his Behance profile. There are so many things to love about this project and the fact it's from 2 years ago is even more interesting for me. The watch brand was created by Astro Studios designed to express the things that make the West Coast so special: Free thought, pure form, and always living on the leading edge of America. The outcome is a truly beautiful watch with a mix of style and function well balanced out.   Illustration: Johnnie Walker x Pawel Nolbert   We would like to share this illustration project by the talented Pawel Nolbert for his work with the known Whisky brand Johnnie Walker. Approached by Diageo/LOVE, his work was applied to multiple labels from Johnnie Walker but also for limited edition gift packs. Going through this project ad you can’t help to notice how gorgeous it is and it’s great that Pawel shared some of his process on his Behance. Make sure to check it out!   Graphic Design: Pictogram music posters 2017   Pictogram music posters 2017 is a graphic design project shared by Viktor Hertz on his Behance profile. The amazing thing about this project is that we featured Viktor back in 2011 when he posted the first version of this idea. He picked 15 songs from different artists to create a series of minimalist vector illustrations. It is also great to see the evolution of his style from the first iteration to this one. The forms got much simpler in a way, and there's a bit more color without the need of textures.   Mobile Photography: Introducing the Next-Gen Moment's Cases and Lens   On Abduzeedo, we do enjoy brands especially independent brands that are the game changers in their areas of expertise, for the main reason to always bring the best to they can accomplish. It is the case for Moment a brand that we dearly love. They are back with a Kickstarter campaign to introduce their latest novelty for mobile photography by bringing to production: a Battery Photo Case, Photo Case and an all-new Wide Lens. Let’s give it a look.   Interaction Design: I, Steak Mobile App   Nowadays, cuisine is something that we have less and less time to give during the day. Even some of us, don’t even how to boil an egg! We are featuring this interaction design about an app called: I, Steak. It’s an assistant app that will help cook the perfect steak! It’s a pretty cool idea since it is quite a task from the picking, shopping and of course cooking. I love the minimal approach!  

Weekly Roundup: Instagram Album?, Donald Draws and more

Weekly Roundup: Instagram Album?, Donald Draws 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 may soon let you share multiple photos in one post via TheNextWeb     Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook unite to draft letter against Trump’s immigration ban via TheNextWeb     California company hosts ‘bring your parents to work day’ via TheNextWeb     Donald Draws via Product Hunt Trump draws for everyone! From Abduzeedo Product Design - Replay UI/UX   Replay is a product design project created and shared by Gruev Vladimir. In a nutshell it's a concept project for a music app, as Gruev said, inspired by Spotify, VK, Apple Music and Discogs. There are quite a few interesting ideas and visually you can see clearly the influence of Apple's visual language, especially the shadows and the player screen. That said, it looks a solid exercise where he went all the way designing for desktop and mobile as well as thinking about beyond product design but also branding. Of course it is hard to evaluate a design like that without testing but we always encourage and support this type of effort. Everything that helps us become better at what we do deserves to be shared.   Branding & Visual Identity: Drap Agency   Starting off this week with a branding & visual identity project by Mireldy Design in collaboration with Drap Agency from Croatia. With an attractive colour scheme, we are getting charmed with an iconography with thick lines and how they are treated from the business cards to brand gear as well. I also appreciate the additional colour used on the web design to create a contrast from the two main colours used. What do you think?   Industrial Design: Noordung Electric Bike   Let’s share this minimal and yet packed of features industrial design of an electric bike named: Noordung. Originally coming from Slovenia, there will be only a few of these made. With features with of course being electric, it could be also be used as a speaker for your music, lightest urban bike, charge your devices and ride your commute with an eco-friendly mindset. It almost looks like a motorcycle but it isn’t, thanks for the forwarding gorgeous design.   Phone Review: Google Pixel   Let me start this review by saying that first of all I am a huge (hardcore) fan of Apple ever since the iPhone 4, where I still think that is the best phone they ever made. As of late, they haven’t been stepping it up their game in terms of innovation. In my opinion, they just have been strategically reinventing the wheel by recycling what’s been done and adding with some extras to get us excited for more. By the meantime, other brands have been doing other things to raise up the competition including Google where they have introduced their first phone actually named Pixel. This following review will be based from my perspective from the day-to-day especially how the phone react to different situations from photography, usability and overall experience. Let’s go!   Illustration: Daily Renders: Dimensional UI   Daily Renders: Dimensional UI is an illustration, motion graphics and UI/UX project created and shared by Fyn Ng on his Behance profile. There's a not a lot of information shared by Fyn but the illustrations are quite descriptive in terms of what the project is all about. Basically Fyn created three dimensional user interface, literally. The toggles, map and Instagram examples are quite clever and beautiful. I don't believe there is any desire on having interfaces like that, however it's a lovely daily challenge and I am sure Fyn learned quite a bit by doing it.  

Weekly Roundup: First Samsung S8 Photo, digital marketing trends and more

Weekly Roundup: First Samsung S8 Photo, digital marketing trends 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 real Samsung Galaxy S8 photo and release date leaked via TheNextWeb     Learn all you need to know about AI in just 6 minutes with Snips via TheNextWeb     it's time for the Weekly Roundup where we curated our some of the interesting things that happened on the Web. via TheNextWeb     Google is reportedly readying a ‘budget’ model for the new Pixel via TheNextWeb     Sketch 42 via Product Hunt Now with export presets, touch bar integration, and more BlackPods via Product Hunt Get your Airpods painted black! From Abduzeedo This week's perfect office   We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we'll assemble a perfect office, and we'd like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have?   Booking.com Design Concept   booking.com is the one of the most well known websites for travellers, it's a huge company with an amazing team dedicated to bring the best service for their users, this scenario makes hard to propose any suggestion about their UI, but this design concept deserve a special attention, it had study, research and a beautiful final result.   Product Design: Portable Wireless Keyboard by Orée Artisans   We would like to share this cool product design made by Orée Artisans, what they built is a range of lasting technology like accessories for your everyday life crafted by a solid piece of premium wood. We are featuring their portable wireless keyboard called Board 2 that is crated to last and in goal to enjoy your natural touch.   Architectural Photography by Andrei Tudoran   Bold is a architectural photography post with the main subject being buildings and architecture. It was shared by Andrei Tudoran and it is a series of photos on building details with a very warm mood. The contrast between the building and the cyan sky is quite beautiful, especially the contrast with the white or beige concrete structures. I have been trying to take a photo a day this year and buildings with the sky in the background is my number one choice. I wouldn't consider my entries as architectural photography, but what Andrei did here quite well is what I have been trying to achieve with no much success. Well, it's been raining here in Northern California quite a bit.   Interaction Design: Sing Movie Official Site   I have to admit something, I never enjoyed the official sites from movies. They usually go with a simple (and boring) site with a trailer. Maybe too simple? That’s why we would like to share the interaction design for the official movie of the movie Sing. Loved the fact that the mighty folks from Watson DG decided to create an experience in reflection the movie instead of taking a simpler route. Let’s give it a look!   Sonoma weeHouse, a Beautiful ultra-minimal home   If you are interested in the ultra-minimal home idea, you've come to the right place. What is an ultra-minimal home? Well, take a look at this amazing project by Alchemy and you will understand. The Sonoma weeHouse is based on Alchemy's original weehouse. Their original project is a modular prefabricated housing system that optimizes many elements of the traditional design-build process. Here they took the basics of the original and gave it a very nice outcome. The result, as they say, is a small, ultra-minimal, high-end home. If you were still not sure that less is more in architecture too. Sonoma weeHouse will make you change your mind.