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Simple Black and White Design

Simple Black and White Design

It is holiday in the US this Monday and besides resting a bit and trying to learn new things, like a new language (italian this time). I took some time to work on the final details of the new Abduzeedo site. Hopefully it will go live in the next couple of days but I want to share a bit more of the references I had during the process. Today I will feature 2 web design projects and a poster that illustrate the look and feel I am trying to achieve. If you have references on this style, share that with me via the comments, I'd love to see more examples on this look and feel.

Black and white posters

Black and white posters

Posters are always a great outlet for designers giving us a canvas with fixed dimensions to explore different ideas, styles and forms. The purpose, of course ,is communication. Fabian Fohrer explores some really cool ideas on a series of black and white posters for a college project. I love how simple and bold some of them are, especially with the usage of just black and white. This is a selection of b/w posters arose the last year. Some are the result of university projects, some are personal works. All KD—Lounge posters (4/7/8/9/12) use our Moderat typeface. Fabian Fohrer is a gra­phic de­sign stu­dent based in Constance, Germany, with a passion for bran­ding, gra­phic design and typo­gra­phy. For more information check out

Black and White Inspiration

Black and White Inspiration

The new Sin City movie is scheduled to be released in a couple of weeks and from the latest trailer it is looking fantastic. I love the black and white, high contrast style and I am playing with some concepts inspired by that for a new ABDZ poster. So for this post I will share some images with that sort of noir style.

Man On Earth - Black & White Photography

Man On Earth - Black & White Photography

This photography series is done by British photographer Rupert Vandervell. It highlights the unique visual characteristics of the human form against the urban background. For more from Rupert Vandervell visit Captured against the ever-changing backdrop of the modern city, these photographs highlight the presence of life and the unique visual characteristics of the human form against the urban background.

Rainy Day Black & White Photography

I really like moody photographs. It's great to see photographers capturing amazing images like these featured here. Rainy days are pretty special... it's fuel for growth in every way. In nature, rain only brings growth, rebirth and that feel that things will be kept in their natural order. Sometimes, it may cause even destruction, but most of the time, rain simply gives us amazing days to get cozy. I want you to feel this with this post. Not the depression rain might bring to some, but coziness a time to think about life. It's great. And of course that these were taken by some really talented artists/photographers. For more of their art, please, visit each portfolio by clicking the images. I hope you show them some love. Enjoy! Cheers. ;) Shawn Felipe Acevedo Orozco Drew Bryden Steve Lundeen Francesco Baldiotti Piero Damiani nick dewolf Nathaniel Smith Paolo Carmignani Sharon Pilkey Jason van der Valk

Black & White Streets of the World

There's something special about Black & White photography, the way it turns a single moment into so many feelings. What better place to take moments from than the streets. Check out this selection of street photography from all over the globe. Enjoy! by soneryaman by roblfc1892 by oO-Rein-Oo by DinnerSpoiler by celilsezer by oO-Rein-Oo by Lekompakt by Nat-ty by cahilus by david-sotosek by dannyst by Yousry-Aref-Photos by petarda18 by MisterKey by JACAC by guyprives by minotauro9 by RezzanAtakol by Masisus

Black & White Snow Wonderland 2

Last year I made a post called Black & White Snow Wonderland and we had a great feedback, everyone seemed to love it. Since I just got my first snow day of the season this weekend, I decided to repeat the dose and pick some fresh photos from this winter. Hope you enjoy! Here is a link to my first post Black & White Snow Wonderland Denis Romanov Madison Guy sparth David Olsson thostme Zen Roxy local paparazzi Greg Berdan leah.beah Mike Cialowicz iPlaid34 mountain dawg phule beaconsoul Rukasu1

Iceland Through Black & White Photography

Taken by the Spanish freelance photographer Patricia Gil Mayoral, this collection of black & white photos from Iceland is simply amazing. Each shot of landscape heaven is very nostalgic with a great feel to it, you can look at each shot and imagine a story behind it. Take a look through this collection and enjoy! For more from Patricia Gil Mayoral visit her at

Black & White Snow Wonderland

Winter time is on, and last night the east coast got hit with a big snow storm that left everything white. So I decided to share some incredible black & white photography of snow wonderland. Enjoy! Gavin Dunbar Lens 92 Gavin Dunbar socks57 fede_gen88 Wiking66 Tobi_2008 sant.o andywon Wout VdV Philipp Klinger Aurélien VIVIER Mute* Subjective Art Zeb Andrews JenniPenni Andri Elfarsson

The Streets in Black & White

I love black and white photography and specially shots on the street, where people are not expecting and most of the time don't even know they have been captured in that very moment. The feelings that the streets bring into a photography are so strong and priceless. Check out this selection of black and white photography. by Michael Penn by Hugh Hill by Michael Penn by alberto.degennaro by Sion Fullana by About a Mayordomo by charles le brigand by petergriffin_1892 by Doudou by silvertony45 by Sion Fullana by johnkershner by silvertony45 by C.W. Thomas by flydime by Sebastian Mary by Mohsan by Alexandre Foulon by Sailing (Ronn ashore) by ndnbrunei by bstorage by David Guimarães by H.M.Lenstalk by unclebuzz1 by Valery Titievsky by H.L.Tam

The Simplicity and Elegance of Black & White Business Cards

Why go too crazy when you can keep it simple and elegant with black & white. A great business card design can be in any form of design or color, but sometimes all you need is to keep it simple in order for guaranteed success, and here are some really good samples of how you can get it done right. The main thing about business card is to represent yourself and/or your work in that little piece of paper (if you chose to go with paper with all the other options we have today), and a lot of people find it difficult to do that. One thing for sure is that you can't go wrong if you make it simple, no matter what is your working area, a black and white business card will fit for anyone. It's the forces of the combination of the two main colors that give a great contrast and such an appeal onto the design. Combine this with other classic elements and you have a great business card. So, how can you express yourself on your business card if it's so simple on black and white? That's when the extra elements will get in play, in these samples if you see each business card on this selection you will notice that most of them have an extra element to increment the black and white design, it can be a special typo, a different design, some drawings, anything that will help the card to represent yourself better. Worse case scenario as you can see in some of these is that the card will be too simple but yet elegant. Enjoy!

NOIR, depthCORE Chapter XXXV

Today the Collective released a new exhibition, their 35th, precisely, and it's entitled "NOIR". The coolest thing in the NOIR chapter is that it's entirely in black & whithe and with, as usual, fantastic pieces. It's definitely worth checking it out. For more info visit Today, the Collective are delighted to release our 35th exhibition, an entirely black & white body of work entitled 'NOIR'. Consisting of over one hundred songs, photographs, illustrations and animations, 'NOIR' is a deep and immersive experience that is the result of an enthusiastic and considered response to an evocative theme from new and old artists alike. The months behind the scene spent creating the work that comprises this Chapter were some of the most artistically charged in our six year history; it is no stretch to say that this was an immensely enjoyable release to create. We consider this Chapter to be one of our better efforts, and (as always) hope you enjoy viewing it as much as we did producing it. Justin Maller Creative Director Below you can see some of the fantastic designs from the NOIR chapter.