The amazing people over at RETOKA . just shared another set of their coolest abstract series title Skylines. They also have animated some of them creating a even more nostalgic look. I say nostalgic because it reminds me of the classic Sega Genesis title Streets of Rage for some reason. They are city skylines translated to vertical and colorful lines, including famous places like San Francisco, Panama, Chicago amongst others. Retoka is an art director and designer based in Barcelona, Spain. For more information make sure to check out http://retoka.com/ Illustration
Nothing like a fresh 3D set to start the day. It's awesome that artists get to come up with so many cool creations, like these by Patrick Foley. These are some very cool abstract scenes, in which materials, textures and lighting are the main characters. As usual, these are only a handful of his works. For more of it, please visit his Instagram account! I hope you enjoy these as much as we did. Cheers! ;) Uma publicação compartilhada por Patrick Foley (@patrick_4d) em Set 25, 2017 às 9:41 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Patrick Foley (@patrick_4d) em Set 22, 2017 às 8:48 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Patrick Foley (@patrick_4d) em Set 16, 2017 às 3:05 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Patrick Foley (@patrick_4d) em Ago 27, 2017 às 3:17 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Patrick Foley (@patrick_4d) em Ago 15, 2017 às 9:18 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Patrick Foley (@patrick_4d) em Ago 11, 2017 às 12:33 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Patrick Foley (@patrick_4d) em Ago 10, 2017 às 12:48 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Patrick Foley (@patrick_4d) em Jul 18, 2017 às 7:58 PDT
Back in 2010 we featured some clever artworks by Christoph Niemann in which he used Google Maps as his canvas. Today, we're updating you on his latest work, which is pretty incredible and witty. Christoph takes everyday elements, mundane things and make 'em part of super clever illustrations. His capacity of abstraction is such that he was featured in Netflix's "Abstract - The Art of Design". So, check out a selection of his latest pieces below and watch the documentary whenever you get the chance! Cheers. ;) Sunday. Uma publicação compartilhada por Christoph Niemann (@abstractsunday) em Jun 4, 2017 às 7:03 PDT Hello summer! Uma publicação compartilhada por Christoph Niemann (@abstractsunday) em Mai 28, 2017 às 5:59 PDT Greetings from Zürich! See you today at 18:30 at @modissa_official for the release of my new book "Souvenir". (Pictured: virtual Marylin graffiti at the @kunsthaus-zurich ). Uma publicação compartilhada por Christoph Niemann (@abstractsunday) em Mai 23, 2017 às 7:33 PDT Happy Mother's Day! Uma publicação compartilhada por Christoph Niemann (@abstractsunday) em Mai 14, 2017 às 5:46 PDT My retrospective at the @CartoonmuseumB in #Basel will open May 5, 2017. Uma publicação compartilhada por Christoph Niemann (@abstractsunday) em Abr 23, 2017 às 4:39 PDT See you in #Paris! Tomorrow 6pm opening of my show at @colette ! Uma publicação compartilhada por Christoph Niemann (@abstractsunday) em Abr 2, 2017 às 4:35 PDT The penguin says it's time fora drink. Uma publicação compartilhada por Christoph Niemann (@abstractsunday) em Mar 23, 2017 às 5:08 PDT Sunday cleaning (from my book "Sunday Sketching") Uma publicação compartilhada por Christoph Niemann (@abstractsunday) em Mar 5, 2017 às 5:10 PST I'll be on @deutschlandfunk Radio; 13:30-15:00— available as a podcast tonight. (In German) Uma publicação compartilhada por Christoph Niemann (@abstractsunday) em Fev 26, 2017 às 4:27 PST From my book "Sunday Sketching" published by @abramsbooks (E) and @knesebeck_verlag (D) Uma publicação compartilhada por Christoph Niemann (@abstractsunday) em Fev 12, 2017 às 4:39 PST ! Uma publicação compartilhada por Christoph Niemann (@abstractsunday) em Jan 21, 2017 às 10:26 PST January 1. Uma publicação compartilhada por Christoph Niemann (@abstractsunday) em Jan 1, 2017 às 7:25 PST From my book 'Sunday Sketching'. Uma publicação compartilhada por Christoph Niemann (@abstractsunday) em Nov 20, 2016 às 5:31 PST TONIGHT: Join New Yorker Creative Director Nicholas Blechman and myself at Rizzoli Books, Conversation and Book Signing of SUNDAY SKETCHING and WORDS, 6PM, 1133 Broadway (between 25th and 26th), NYC. Uma publicação compartilhada por Christoph Niemann (@abstractsunday) em Nov 3, 2016 às 8:41 PDT
We see a lot of designers doing daily personal projects, like a letter a day, or a photo a day, however I love the idea of Isabella Conticello to work on a geometry a day. She simply explored basic shapes, simple colors to create a series of very cool designs. One thing that is really cool to see is her evolution in terms of trying to come up with something. I used to do a tutorial a week and did that for over 5 years, so I appreciate the commitment of these great designers. For more information about Isabella check out her Behance page
Sometimes we just need some simple things to inspire us, good imagery and basic shapes can create an intriguing contrast like the one that Oliver K accomplished with his project titled Weekly Project: Abstract Shapes. He mixed stock photos with some shapes in a very seamless way. Of course the images are also quite amazing. I have been posting a lot of editorial design and UI/UX, so for this post I tried to go a bit off the track and go back to some abstract composition. For more information about Oliver, check out https://www.behance.net/olly_k
Peter Tarka is a designer and illustrator from Warsaw, Poland. He has been featured in several digital publications, even listed at the Photoshop’s 25 Under 25. His talented is visible especially on projects like the Boxes, in which he mixes 3D, Photoshop and abstracted ideas to create quite inspiring artworks. For more information about Peter check out his Behance profile at https://www.behance.net/trk
I can't get enough of abstract artworks, especially those in isometric perspective with some nice 3D effects like the work that Jean-Michel Verbeeck created titled Abstracts. The color palette and the style is really inspiring and gave me some good ideas for a next tutorial. For more information about Jean-Michel check out http://www.konstruktiv.be/ Abstracts is a series of my random thoughts translated into abstract sculptures and compositions in an isometric environment.
From time to time we get to see an artwork that will really excite and amaze us by its quality and beauty. Joey Camacho, a Canadian designer, comes up with tons of top notch pieces of abstract 3D artworks. Every month he designs pieces like these below, full of color, amazing shapes and a lot of inspiration. These are way too good! It's amazing the variety of different pieces he gets to design... so diverse and cool! Here you can see just a handful of his artworks. For a ton more, please visit his portfolio at Behance! There you'll get to see more great amazing examples of fantastic abstract art. I hope you enjoy it! Cheers! ;)
Mixing typography with abstract art is quite an endeavor, but that was something that Jaroslav Hach decided to face and we think he nailed the challenge. The result is an intricate and exquisite set of letters that sometimes look like they are coming from an interstellar civilization. From his own words, Hach describes the font, Shape Typeface, as an abstract font composed of various shapes including spheres, cubes, rectangles and triangles. The best way to understand is to simply scroll through and see for yourself. Also make sure you check out Jaroslav's website at http://jaroslavhach.com/
One of my favorite painters and artists of all time is Piet Mondrian. He was an important contributor to the De Stijl art movement and some of his most iconic work is made of primary colors and simple forms like the infamous Composition with Yellow, Blue and Red. I love the simplicity of his work and typically any artwork that follows this style. Enter this post, inspired by the late, great Mondrian.
Anthony James put together a series of amazing abstract typographic experiments that are really inspiring. I am really motivated to play with some of the techniques explored, especially those combining several lines to create an object. Perhaps inspiration for a new tutorial on the way... A series of playful and sometimes abstract typographic experiments, simply created to practise various techniques (aren't entirely literal). For more information about Anthony check out his website at http://www.anthonyjamesart.com/
We love personal projects, you probably know that because we always say that, but it's true. It's really amazing to see what people do in their spare time or just for the purpose of learning and improving their skills. Today we feature some beautiful images created by Mike Winkelmann in July 2014. Mike has been creating one image per day for 7 years. I'm on my seventh consecutive year of "everydays" (haven't missed a day!) and this year is focusing on Cinema 4D, Octane Renderer, X-particles, etc. Mike Winkelmann, also known as Beeple, is a graphic designer from Appleton, Wisconsin, USA. His short films have screened at onedotzero, Prix Ars Electronica, the Sydney Biennale, Ann Arbor Film Festival and many others. He has also released a series of Creative Commons live visuals that have been used by electronic acts such as deadmau5, Taio Cruz, Tiësto, Amon Tobin, Wolfgang Gartner, Flying Lotus and many others. He currently releases work on Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder imprint. For more information visit http://www.beeple-crap.com/
Following our series of abstract inspiration posts we are featuring some very cool geometric artworks inspired by the Penrose Triangle and impossible geometries. I have always been a fan of this style and it will forever fascinate me how simple forms can fool our brains. The Abduzeedo logo is heavily inspired by this style as well.
Yesterday we featured a post about abstract photography of urban scenes. Today we will continue the series with a collection of abstract patterns from a wide variety of products. From simple artworks to real products, I found this as inspiration to come up with some new wallpaper designs. For you, I hope this post will aide in inspiring your own creative explorations.
This weekend I was waiting for my flight sitting at the airport with no internet and decided to create a new wallpaper for Abduzeedo. I started in Photoshop, but then I decided to play a little bit with Pixelmator. After 1 hour and lots of experimenting the final result looked really nice and that's what I want to share with you in this tutorial. So in this tutorial I will show you how to create an abstract image using Pixelmator. The process is super simple and it won't take more than 30 minutes for you to achieve the same result. Step 1 Open Pixelmator and create a new document, I am using 2880x1800 pixels for the dimensions. Step 2 Fill the background layer with black, and then add a new layer. Fill it with black as well and the go to the Effects Panel and select Light Leaks. Step 3 Select Nebula for the Light Leak. Step 4 Increase the size of the effect by moving the controllers Step 5 Back to the Effects panel, select the Tiles option. Then select Bug Eye. Move the center point up a little bit. You can also play with the values to change the preset the way you think will look better. Conclusion This technique is super simple but you can put together a really nice wallpaper, it works really well with photos and others colorful background colors. Now it's up to you, just experiment and have fun.
Nowadays, almost every photographer use graphics software to completer the picture, like many painters used a "original version" in the past. Some artists use pure imagination to paint their artworks, other may prefer to create art by using a real life model as reference for the anatomy. What if these abstract models were real people? These abstract models were created by Hungarian photographer Flora Borsi, for more from Flora visit behance.net/yayuniversal
Our friend Justin Maller started a really cool project this year, it's called Facet and it's quite a challenge because it's a daily image project. Justin will create a piece a day for 365 days. He has put together 25 already and as you can see in this post, they are simply awesome. FACET was born out of a desire to just play and experiment as I did when I first started making art. Over the decade plus I've been creating work, I had evolved to a place where I was obsessed with refining my pieces, pouring more and more hours in to them, tweaking and picking and murdering any chance of having any fun. I missed simply making something, enjoying the process and then releasing the result in to the world without losing my mind trying to perfect it. I made the first few with no real end game in sight, just for pleasure. I began to think I could create an exhibitions worth of material when my girlfriend Ting challenged me to make it a daily project for a full year. Perhaps unwisely, I accepted, and thus the quest for 365 began... For more information visit: http://facet.la/