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Chapter V - "Retro"

Chapter V - "Retro"

I love retro futuristic artwork, it has been my favorite style since the beginning of my career and it's always cool to see more people exploring that. Today I share the work done by the Sense Collective for their new...
Undiz - Illustration

Undiz - Illustration

I love neon style illustrations, especially the light effects created by the blue and pink color tones. The work of Patrick Seymour created for Undiz exemplifies this in mixing more handcrafted typography. The...
The Karate Kid: Final Fight

The Karate Kid: Final Fight

Karate Kid is a classic from the 80s, with memorable passages like the training Karate by polishing cars, or catching flies with chopsticks. Besides that there was Cobra Kai and their sensei. So many memories and...
Uzicopter: 80s Inspiration by Signalnoise

Uzicopter: 80s Inspiration by Signalnoise

Uzicopter is a Tumblr dedicated to personal and downright inspiration from badass visuals from the 80s. Curated by James White from Signalnoise , it is to us a real pleasure seeing such goodness hand-picked by James...
The Punk Movement’s Influence on Photography and Fashion

The Punk Movement’s Influence on Photography and Fashion

In honor of this year’s Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute’s “Punk: Chaos to Couture” Gala taking place tonight in New York City we felt appropriate to pay homage to punk inspired fashion including a few...
80s New York City Subway Photography

80s New York City Subway Photography

This week I finished reading Malcolm Gladwell's The Tipping Point for the second time, and certainly not my last. It's a great book with super useful and engaging insights about how little things can have a huge impact...
80s Sexy Robots by Sorayama

80s Sexy Robots by Sorayama

We started the week with a little case study showing how to create a poster inspired by the Daft Punk, so nothing better than to end the week with an overdose of 80s robot inspiration. Introducing female robots created...
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Top Gun F-14 Photography Inspiration

Top Gun F-14 Photography Inspiration

This weekend Top Gun is back to the movie theaters in IMAX and 3D and we can't wait. It doesn't get any better than Navy pilots and dogfights with F-14 Tomcats and MIGs. A generation got inspired by this movie and we...
What if Social Media were invented in the 80s

What if Social Media were invented in the 80s

If Social Media was built in the days of DOS, 14.4 Kbps modems and Netscape Navigator, they would have looked very different. Well Kinna McInroe and Jo Luijten made this ambition from the past into a reality. This...
80s Christmas Artwork in Photoshop

80s Christmas Artwork in Photoshop

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas and it's time for our holiday tutorial. For this year we will have a very 80s image inspired by the work of Arkuma using Photoshop CS6. So for this tutorial we will create a...
A Tribute to the 80s by Arkuma

A Tribute to the 80s by Arkuma

Most of the writers of Abduzeedo are from the 80s and we always expressed our love for that decade's style especially the neon lights, terrible VHS quality and the music. In terms of visual design, we can see the...
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LCD Style Effect in Pixelmator

Digital LCD effects are very common but they still impress me especially in terms of light effects. The way the light gets blurry on the edges and super strong in the center is simply amazing. I have been doing this...

Stylish Work of Filipp Ryabchikov

Filipp Ryabchikov is a young self-taught graphic designer from Russia, Saint-Petersburg. I came across his portfolio while looking for some 80's/retro inspiration from new artists and designers. I really like his style...

The Awesomeness of the Thundercats

We've been hearing lately a buzz about a possible Thundercats movie. That would be pretty sweet, since the Thundercats was one of my all time favorite cartoons... So I thought it would be a good idea to check some cool...

Retro and Colorful Illustrations by Steve Wilson

Steve Wilson is a recognized illustrator based in Brighton, the UK who has a impressive list of top clients including names like Sony BMG, Coca-Cola, Virgin and many more. What is really cool about his work is the retro...
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Awesome Retrography Inspiration

It seems like everyone is throwing back to the 80s these days doesn't it? I keep running into designs that pop with outrageous colors, geometric shapes and amazing typography. It seems every generation lives through a...

Ultimate Retro Graphic Design Inspiration

One of the greatest influences in my work is the 80s, maybe because I grew up in that decade and I was always watching TV or playing my Atari 2600. The colors, the geometric plans with neon, light effect and gradients,...

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