Let's take a look at the Illustration & Art Direction project by Eiko Ojala about a selected collection of his work from 2016-17. What's interesting is that you would think that is paper cut but it's a illustrative mixture with graphic design. The Beautiful craftsmanship that you should definitely be inspired. Check it out! Eiko Ojala is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Tallinn, Estonia. You should definitely check out his Behance for more of his stunning work. More Links Learn more about Eiko Ojala at ploom.tv Follow Eiko Ojala on Behance Illustration & Art Direction
Last week we have featured the latest tech keyboard by Logitech called Craft. By its beautiful industrial design, we managed to get one for the blog that we will gladly review in the upcoming weeks. By the meantime, let's take a look at the illustration and art direction work by the mighty Pawel Nolbert who has been making the news recently with the launch. Stylish and right fitting to the colourful world of Pawel, let's dive into his universe. Pawel Nolbert is an independant illustrator, graphic designer and art/creative director based in New York, USA. We always have been fan of his colorful portfolio on ABDZ, definitely check him out on Behance. I’ve partnered with Logitech on Craft - a new keyboard with creative input dial that gives you greater control over your creative process. Project Gallery More Links Learn more Pawel Nolbert at nolbert.com Follow Pawel on Behance Read more about Bengt Brummer's work on the Logitech Craft
For all of the wine lovers out there it's no news that this time of year presents the annual harvesting of grapes and along with that, amazing photo opportunities at every turn. We grew ripe with envy when we discovered Alessandro Puccinelli's beautiful imagery of the Muscat harvest in Southern France wanting to transport ourselves to this magical moment immediately. If you'd like a little backstory on the the harvesting of wine grapes, it's actually the most integral step in the process of wine-making. The time of harvest is determined primarily by the ripeness of the grape as measured by sugar, acid and tannin levels and winemakers base this all-important decision to pick based on the style of wine they wish to produce. I'm pretty sure the lovely woman in the last image may have discovered a bad grape. Enjoy and cheers! How do grape growers know when to harvest? The best wine growers are so familiar with the taste of ripeness that they can walk down a row tasting grapes and know intuitively when to pick. However, there is a fair amount of science to back this up. Just so you know, timing the harvest is the single most important decision a grower or winemaker makes each year. Wine Harvest Season Chart
It's that time of the year where our friends from Ars Thanea reveal the visuals for their Cannes Lions Imagination Day Conference. Each year, they will present something unique and certainly get our attention. This year is no surprises with the symbolic lion back again but this time in all fury. Please enjoy because it's awesome! Ars Thanea is CGI Studio based in Warsaw, Poland. This award-winning team has been producing some of the best projects we've ever seen on ABDZ, it's always great seeing what they are working on to constantly raising the bar. Ladies & Gentleman we proudly present you the brand-new Key Visual created for Cannes Lions Imagination Day Conference 2017! Some of you know for sure that we’re seasoned in creating glass or crystal lions, however this year’s creature is unique. We raised the bar and we brought to life the real, furry king of the jungle. And to be honest, we’re pretty f***ng proud of this cat! Project Gallery Credits Client: SAR Stowarzyszenie Komunikacji Marketingowej Project Director: Anna Zimecka Project Manager: Paula Kielar Project Coordinator: Kornelia Mielczarek Creative Production Studio: Ars Thanea Executive Creative Director: Peter Jaworowski Producers: Marta Król, Michał Zieliński Art Director: Marcin Kowalski Concept Artist: Michal Lisowski Digital Artists: Maciej Mizer, Marcin Kowalski 3D Lead Artist: Łukasz Skurczynski Modeling: Łukasz Skurczyński, Ernest Kośka, Kuba Włodarczyk, Michał Serafin Textures/Shading: Ernest Kośka, Maciej Łypik, Jakub Włodarczyk, Michał Serafin Fur: Maciej Łypik Rendering: Maciej Łypik More Links Learn more about Cannes Lions Imagination Day Conference at imaginationday.pl Learn more about Ars Thanea at arsthanea.com Follow Ars Thanea on Behance
The kind of project I do enjoy featuring on ABDZ, it's a combination of art direction and photography. We are taking a closer look at the work of Boston-based art director Jeremy Haunschild. The approach is simple but kindly efficient especially when it's mixed with Interior Design. Commissioned by Puma, let's enjoy also the Behind-the-Scenes process for this project. Jeremy Haunschild is a art director based in Boston, MA. His work is focused in art direction, photography and advertising, check out his Behance for more works. For PUMA's 2017 Global teamsport initiative, I designed the visual system and concept that would carry throughout the extensive international diaspora of executions required to support the teamsport business category. I art directed the photography of the key athletes that appeared in the campaign as well as the overall layout and design of the typography and all aspects of post-production. Project Gallery More Links Learn more about Jeremy Haunschild at jeremyhaunschild.com Follow Jeremy on Behance
Let's take a look at this interesting campaign that involved advertising & art direction for Destápate. What I love about this campaign is the approach and actually the story behind why. It invites you all Colombians to celebrate who they really are instead to hide underneath clichés. You should check out the commercial, it's quite lovely and share the love! Mullen Lowe SSP3 is an advertising agency in Bogotá, Colombia. You should definitely check out their site for more work. Video It's a campaign that invites all colombians to stop hiding beneath clichés and stereotypes and start showing all the flavor, body, color, and attitude that they have inside, to show what they really are. Project Gallery Colombia transform #Destápate in a tool to protest against the stereotypes which have labeled Colombians and create a conversation so strong, it became a national trend. Credits Agency: Mullen Lowe SSP3 Client: Cerveza Aguila - AB InBev Video Clip Producer: 36 grados Visuals Producer: Carioca Studio More Links See the full project on Behance Learn more about Mullen Lowe SSP3
2047 Apologue is a show by the Chinese director and visionary–Zhang Yimou. Presented on last June at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Beijing. We follow the work from Radugadesign about their involvement in motion and set design. I love how the concepts comes to live following the incredible vision and direction from Zhang Yimou. Check out the video as well, it's well worth it. Radugadesign is a studio that creates lots of goodness from videomapping, motion design, interactive installations, VR, digital interiors and more. Based in Moscow, Russian Federation,, you should definitely follow their work on Behance. The director extends the traditional forms of stage performances, combining Chinese folk art with modern technology. The show consisted of eight performances, which were prepared by 20 international and local teams. The Radugadesign studio in cooperation with WHITEvoid (Germany), the director of the London Theater of Contemporary Ballet Rose Alice and CPG-Concept (Lisa Keegan) developed a visual accompaniment for the kinetic dance performance "Weaving Machine". This one concluded the show. In each of the performances, the emphasis was focused on the fact that technology and humans are merged together, but nothing is eternal and technology can leave us. Video Photo Gallery Credits Visual Projection Show Creative Director: Ivan Nefedkin Maxim Deev Producer: Safiullina Irina Project Manager: Elizaveta Golokhvastova Art Director: Alexander Abramov Technical Director: Evgeny Bespalko Storyboard: Sergey Voronov Media Artists: Alexander Abramov Sergey Nikitin Elen Elkiev Video case Production Directed Video: Alexandra Zagorodnyaya Director of Photography & Editor: Artem Ermakov Director: ZHANG YIMOU Agency: Kingwaychina Kinetic lights installation: Creative Direction & Programming WHITEvoid and Kinetic Lights Choreography: Emma Seward and Rose Alice Weaving Performer: Wu Shuxiang Presented by Buick More Links Find out more about Radugadesign: radugadesign.com Follow Radugadesign on Behance
Let's start off the Week with this Art Direction & Motion project by UK-based Cape & Monocle. Entitled: Zanzibar (Love Is Love), it's a music video that tells the story of a robot (last of his kind) scattering places in goal to find parts to rebuild his partner. You are taken into this beautiful melody as you are right away charmed by the visuals and intriguing concept makes you watch till the end of the music video. Frame by frame is just a pleasure to discover. Sit back and give it a watch. Cape & Monocle is a team that consists of Ben & Laura located in the UK. They specialized their work into Art Direction and Creative Direction. From big to smaller projects, they will also work their skills into 3d and 2d key art, style frames, animation for TV, animated music videos, social media content and more. Check out their site at cape-monocle.com. When we made Kam’s first music video for ‘Zermatt’ it was made up of 40 or 50 small vignettes – our goal was eventually to expand some of them into full narrative music videos for his future releases. For Zanzibar, the second release from his project, Kam was keen on doing something with the clip that featured a mysterious robot from the first video. We came up with the concept of a robot being the last thing left in a world that had been destroyed by its own creations. Before everything was wiped out, the robots partner had been attacked and destroyed. Zanzibar opens with him waking up after the devastation has stopped. He embarks on a long journey around what is left of the world to scavenge parts to rebuild his partner. Watch the Video Video Stills More Links Learn more about Cape & Monocle: cape-monocle.com
The short film and video art Epic Fail is a really cool motion design project created and shared by Greg Barth on his Behance profile. It is an avant-garde essay that questions how we perceive truth, information and politics, seen through the dual lenses of our real and virtual identities. Moved by the political events that shook 2016, the film is inspired by Jean Paul Sartre’s “Nausea”; or how we can develop visual embodiments of our emotions as a catharsis on how to deal with reality. In a time where post-truth news divides and conservative politics fails to lure in young voters, a extraordinary vote for world peace has dramatic consequences. Motion design Stills Greg Barth is an award winning artist and director from Geneva, Switzerland, currently based in London. He specialises in design driven projects using physical effects, ranging from video art and installations to performance and short films. His passion for strong, often surreal concepts, and contemporary minimal aesthetics have brought him to work for renown international clients, get published in prestigious design books, and be strongly featured in the visual industry's leading blogs and websites.
Savee. is a new service that helps you to save and organize your images and inspiration. It works like FFFound and Designspiration in a way but has a different visual style, more bold for lack of better word. I saw this project and thought it had a really beautiful web design and style, then I saw that it was created and shared by Andre do Amaral I was even happier. Andre is a Brazilian designer based in the Bay Area and currently working at Netflix. He is from my home state and of course that gets the right to be featured here on Abduzeedo. Web design Savee it is the best project I've done through my career. It's a fun and intense side project that still requires a lot of my time, but I love it. I believe that detail really matters. So I designed and built with few other talented minds the simplest tool for users to save images from any website. Credit and thanks go to Adhemas Batista Ana do Amaral Andre Ribeiro Doug Alves Elena Miska Felipe Rocha Peter Bagi Tom Sears Vitor Andrade Zé Felipe. For more information check out https://savee.it/
Noelia Lozano is a Madrid-based graphic designer and art director that specializes her work into paper craft, CGI and 3D. For her latest project, she had to put those skills in action to create a set design for Adobe at the prestigious 2017 OFFF edition. In collaboration (Art Direction) with DR Digital Agency, it must have been quite an honour to be able to create something that would have been seen by more than 4000 attendees. You should definitely check out the full project as well on her Behance. Noelia Lozano a freelance graphic designer and art director based in Madrid, Spain. Focusing her work into paper craft, CGI and 3D; we've seen her work before on ABDZ, you should follow her work on Behance. Video Adobe at OFFF 2017 branding imagery, I was reach to design the visual Imagery campaign for Adobe at OFFF 2017 creative festival in Barcelona at Museo del Disseny. OFFF festival has become one of the most popular creative and design event across Europe, with more than 4000 assistants for all over the world. The main task was to develop a bold visual imagery to be used for the campaign on different applications as well as design the stands for Adobe at the festival, two main different areas where the participants to the event could explore new senses with Adobe, becoming their experience at the festival unique and memorable. The references that DR Digital Agency, the agency in charge of the art direction, used for the style and art direction was a colorful, tactile and bold graphic… kind of memphis style. Links Check out Noelia Lozano's site at: http://www.noelialozano.com Follow Noelia on Behance Find out more on DR Digital Agency
An Interaction Design and Art Direction for Refugee Nation by Justin Au. I don't know if you guys remember at the last Olympics, we've witnessed a team of refugee athletes compete in the games. A first in the history and since they had no official "home" to call their own, no anthem and no flag. A flag of the "Refugee Nation," created by Syrian refugee was orange and black, to represent the life vests the athletes wore as they set off in boats for a better life. It's quite a beautiful story, I would definitely the full project via his Behance. Justin Au a designer and an art director working at Ogilvy & Mather New York. Currently based in Brooklyn, you should definitely follow his Behance where you'll find work for IBM, 36 days of type and more. Video Bringing the world together to support Refugees. For the first time in Olympics history, the games saw a team of refugee athletes compete in the games. But unlike other competitors supported by their nation countries, these champions had no official "home" to call their own, and thus, no anthem and no flag. The flag of the "Refugee Nation," created by Syrian refugee Yara Said, was orange and black, to represent the life vests the athletes wore as they set off in boats for a better life. Another Syrian refugee, composer Moutaz Arian, created a wordless anthem to convey a universal message of love and hope. The Refugee Flag has since become an international symbol of welcome and inclusion. It is hoisted all over the world by different people, organizations, and even countries as a sign of solidarity in support of refugees. I was tasked with designing a web experience that captured and explained the idea behind the flag and all that it stands, to visitors from all over the world who may have stumbled upon its colors. Links Follow Justin Au on Behance
Let's take a look at this art direction & advertising campaign proposal by designer Rui Gonçalves for Reliance Life Insurance. That tagline is pretty neat and tells the story of the two pieces very well. You just gotta love the layered composed elements and also the perspective that gives you a unique puzzle of the global situation. Props to the post-production skills from Rui who does a very job to express the behind-the-scenes. And also sharing his frame-by-frame process so we can get inspired from. Rui Gonçalves is an art director/graphic designer based in Barcelon, Spain. By the quality of his work, I am surprised we have never featured his work. Check out more of his work via Behance. "Everything is okay, until it's not" Advertising Print proposal for Reliance. This work was done only by using photoshop. Photo Gallery More Links Check out Rui Gonçalves's site: ruimgoncalves.com Follow Rui on Behance
We are featuring the work from Rita Goulão from her art direction and branding works where lettering and typography shines on every single piece of work. Based in Barcelona, aside from her work, you can definitely tuned in to her monthly radioshow at Rádio Quântica. A designer and a DJ both together for a great combination of graphic design with a musical flair. Hope you like it! Via Behance, this is the work from Min (1988) aka Rita Goulão who is an artist and designer based in Barcelona, Spain. Working mainly in design, illustration and also music, you can definitely follow her experiments with typography and lettering on her Instagram.. As a DJ, she's part of Monster Jinx, an independent label where she worked as graphic designer and art director, and now occasionally collaborates with. She also leads a monthly radioshow at Rádio Quântica, Mineralogy, where she shares her music selections with the rest of the world.
Let's take a look at a branding & art direction project by Size Agency about the Family Takes Book through its identity, branding and graphic design. Reading stories for your kids is a part of parenting that we somehow neglect with the age of technology. It's definitely easier with tablets or phones for interactivity but somehow it's always good to keep our roots. Published on Behance, we are featuring the work from Size Agency who is a studio based in Zagreb, Croatia. I loved how they put an accent on typography across their work, definitely give them a follow. Family Tales is one of the most exciting UK startups that connects parents directly with writers who make personalized stories for their kids. Credits Marko Cvijetic Andrej Virant Sadiković Jurica Koletić Ivan Fistric
Let's take a closer look at the Interaction Design & Art Direction work from New York based studio named Anton & Irene. They usually work for clients or self-initiated projects but this time is for a friend named Shantell Martin who is an artist who is best known for her black and white drawings. You definitely check out the full case study as well. Published on Behance, this is a project by Anton & Irene who are a studio based in Brooklyn, New York. They are the kind of people where they will be interested in new projects, ideas, student work and more. We love their work and they are the real definition of designers, check out their site. We usually work for clients, we sometimes do self-initiated projects, but this was the first project we did for a friend.
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! Published on Behance is the work from Leta Sobierajski who is a designer and art direction based in Brooklyn, New York, USA. Incredibly diverse, Leta is coming from a background of combining photography, art and more traditionnal design elements to create utterly and bizarre compositions.