Over the course of 9 years we've posted countless posts and have had the chance to discover incredible designers, illustrators and enthusiasts. To my own surprise we have yet to feature Van Orton Design. We posted one of his projects 2 years ago, but not featuring the man himself which I'd say was an oversight we are rectifying immediately. Van's illustrations are simply awesome, colorful, fresh and inspiring. It reminds me a little bit of the work of Romero Britto, a Brazilian artist known for colorful paintings. The main difference is that Van's is a bit more geometric and explores pop themes like movies, rock bands and other pop culture subjects. It also has some resemblance with another one of my favorites, James White. Enough talk, time to check out the work for yourself. Also for more information about Van Orton Design check out http://vanortondesign.com/. Enjoy!
Ramin Nasibov is a designer from Germany who loves to take architecture photos on his instagram. Each shot is very minimal, symmetric and colorful making every composition amazing. If you're a fan of symmetry, I'm sure you will love this post. Enjoy! For more from Ramin Nasibov visit nasibov.me, behance.net/nasibov, and for more photos like the ones on this post, follow him on instagram @raminnasibov.
The Central St. Giles Court is a building complex located in Camden, London. The main idea of the project is to break the concept of a simple office building and transform it into a multi usage complex with space to multiple activities. The project is a partnership among Renzo Piano and Fletcher Priest. The concept of bringing activities to this area was really nice, and to do that they combined restaurants, stores, offices and even residential spaces in one location. The buildings have colorful facades and form a beautiful contrast with London's grey landscape. Another interesting thing about this project was that the buildings were elevated in 6m to invite people to walk through it, to participate. Enjoy the images and also visit rpbw.com for more information. © Michel Denance © Michel Denance © RPBW ph. Maurits van der Staay © RPBW ph. Maurits van der Staay © Michel Denance © RPBW ph. Maurits van der Staay © RPBW ph. Maurits van der Staay Each facet is unique, differing in height, orientation, color, and relationship to natural light. Glass, steel and ceramic are the primary elements of the skin. In each fact the ceramic is used in different shade and colors that respond to the surrounding building, thus helping to integrate the scheme in the immediate urban environment. © RPBW ph. Maurits van der Staay © Hufton & Crow, Courtesy L&G and MEC © Hufton & Crow, Courtesy L&G and MEC © RPBW © RPBW © RPBW © RPBW ph. Joost Moolhuijzen © RPBW
Carlos Cigarro is a self-taught illustrator from Portugal with a very unique style of illustration. Very colorful, structured by the use and the lack of outlines with the mix of elements it's just amazing and very innovative. Enjoy! For more from Carlos Cigarro visit http://cargocollective.com/Cigarro#
Roya Hamburger is an illustrator from Amsterdam, Netherlands and since she was a child her favorite activity was drawing and she wanted to turn that talent into her profession. Starting as freelancer she created illustrations for magazines such as FNV and Flair, major magazines in Belgium. Now she has worked for clients such as Cosmopolitan magazine, Elle, M, Avant Garde, ABN-AMRO, Bruna, British Airways, Man Power, Dutch Railways, Postbank, Deloitte and Touche, Peter Stuyvesant and Martini. When working for publishers and advertising agencies objectives always revolves around communicating a message. This is exactly where my passion and skills overlap. When it comes to commissioned work, the main point is “telling another’s story” After sixteen years being a professional in commissioned work, its time for me to tell my own story as well with chosen subjects and communicating in my own way. I have this long-time dream to create work that “broadens consciousness”, with an idealistic flavour, using graphic design, illustration and animation as vehicles. For more information about Roya Hamburger visit her Web site at http://www.royahamburger.net/ deardeer Lost and Found Typographic illustrations The Elbow Room The Only One the Segregation In my work I am always looking for the best possible balance between composition, shape and atmosphere to carry out a certain message. I seek to integrate different images into one by using both graphics and realistic images. So my work gets more depth by merging 2D and 3D. I therefore feel more like a designer then an illustrator per-se. More than once ore twice
Françoise Nielly's painting is expressive, exhibiting a brute force, a fascinating vital energy. Oil and knife combine tsculpt her images from a material that is , at the same time, biting and incisive, charnel and sensual. Whether she paints the human body or portraits, the artist takes a risk : her painting is sexual, her colors free, exuberant, surprising, even explosive, the cut of her knife incisive, her color pallet dazzling. Françoise Nielly Growing up in the South of France where she lived between Cannes and Saint-Tropez, is never far from the light, the color sense and the atmosphere that permeates the South of France. This is coupled with her studies with her studies at the Beaux arts and Decorative Arts, and her sense of humor and of celebration. Françoise Nielly's painting is expressive, exhibiting a brute force, a fascinating vital energy. Oil and knife combine tsculpt her images from a material that is , at the same time, biting and incisive, charnel and sensual. Whether she paints the human body or portraits, the artist takes a risk : her painting is sexual, her colors free, exuberant, surprising, even explosive, the cut of her knife incisive, her color pallet dazzling. Françoise Nielly is a passionate woman who loves life, wide open spaces, sushi, blue lagoons, the Internet, humor, books, Paris, New-york and Vancouver. Resolutely inscribed in her epoch, she is an accomplished artist ; 20 years of artistic expression explain the maturity of her work and the perfect mastery of her art. She lives and paints in Paris near Montmartre; shows and sells her work in Europe, in Canada and in the United States. Click Here for more from Françoise Nielly Tutorial If you like these paintings, check out this tutorial we posted last year - Fantastic Digital Painting Image in Photoshop and Corel Painter
Andrew Archer is an Illustrator from New Zealand. These illustrations are such beautiful inspirations, full of drawing lines taking you on different direction and very colorful without the use of very strong colors, giving it that smooth feeling throughout the piece. It's really worth the time checking every piece and getting new ideas and techniques from it. Biography I’m Andrew, and twenty four years ago I was born in Auckland, New Zealand, and this is where I still call home. I’ll admit, it’s been a hard time becoming a full time illustrator on a tiny island at the bottom of the world but since NZ is actually ahead of nearly everyone in the world timezones, i have used this to my advantage to read the future and beat deadlines like no-other. I’ve been working as an illustrator since 2006. Before that I studied graphic design and worked in the industry for a few years only to realize 80 percent of my "design" was actually illustration. I grew up with pens and paint but then the personal computer dominated the world and so I had to try it out, which is reflected in my work. I use a healthy mix of both traditional and digital techniques with no real preference of medium. I didn’t take art through my younger years, but I did eat crayons which quite possibly is where my off-beat colour palettes come from. I’m greatly inspired by surrealism, juxtapositions and sublime narratives but more specifically wood block prints, edo period art, cartoons, ideograms, characterization, travel and Asia. Through my work I’ve been lucky enough to work within a range of super cool mediums including editorials, advertising, web, moving picture, storyboards and more and continue to do so. I have also had the opportunity to work with a whole load of lovely people who continue to inspire and support me to do what I do. I hope you enjoy my work and website as much as I have enjoyed creating everything here.Andrew For more from Andrew, visit www.andrewarcher.com
Straight from Australia, the illustrator Eamo Donnelly is best known for his intricately hand inked, character driven illustrations, infused with an eclectically dynamic colour palette with a true blue Aussie cheekiness. Eamo has illustrated for American Way, Blender, CBS Interactive / Chow.com, Complex, ESPN, GQ, Golden Plains Festival, Jmag, King magazine, Maxim, Mens Health, Mountain Dew, Monument, Nike, Playboy, Runners World, Radar magazine, Redbull, RipCurl, VH1. As well as commercial commissions, his love affair for Australian eighties nostalgia prompted him to create personal works that reflected the beauty and uniqueness of the culture he grew up in. These works have been seen on Jeeps for Mountain Dew, wallets for Poketo in L.A, shoes for String Republic in France, t-shirts for Owl Movement, esky's, stubby holders, clocks, bar walls and street posters and in exhibitions in Melbourne, Sydney and in the U.S and the U.K. In 2009 he was short listed for best original illustration in the Australian Desktop Create Awards and in 2010 he will be a speaker at Melbourne's Design Conference AGIdeas. He is also an occasional Australiana reviewer for Melbourne's online sub cultural guide ThreeThousand. Visit http://www.eamo.com.au
I was surfing the web, more specificaly at Behance when I was very impressed by the work of Ratinan Thaijareorn, aa visual designer from Thailand with a portfolio filled with beautiful illustrations. Do not forget to check out Ratinan's portfolio at Behance, it's definitely worth it "Ratinan Thaijareorn A.K.A."ISE" was born and raised in Bangkok,Thailand. She loves painting as her best friend and also love to draw fashion style female figure. She got her degree in visual communication art & design from Rangsit University. Now she work on illustrate field,freelance and open a clothing shop name Weisschwarz" Some Works
Fil Dunsky is an amazing illustrator from Khabarovsk, Russia, with an incredible talent specially when it comes to the use of colors and shades to create depth. I was totally impressed by Fil's work and for the clients he has worked for, companies such as Microsoft, Nestle, Adidas, Nike... you name it.That's why we decided to feature him here on Abduzeedo. As I cannot understand a single word in Russian, it was very difficult to get more information about Fil, but we will try to get in contact with him. However, you must visit his Behance profile to see more of Fil's work, you won't regret it.
While browsing through emptees today I found this really awesome t-shirt designer with some really cool tees that I would definitely wear. Chris Rushing is an independent designer from Tennessee that runs his own design company and he puts a lot of style into his work, check it out! For more visit chrisrushing.com
Hey guys this tuto is showing you how to use really cool colors on your images, in my case I created a poster with a good mix of typo and very strong colors. It's a mix of simple techniques and a lot of style to bring your work to a new level, follow the tuto and have fun! For more of my work you can check out my behance Yesterday while creating the post Amazing Ad Campaigns that was one ad campaign that really caught my attention, and it was the Ray-ban Colorize, the images used were so colorful and have so much live to it that amazed me. So I decided to try to reproduce this effect and teach you guys how to do it. My version is not the same it has a bit of my style into it and I will show you step by step how I did it. First things first, what I had in mind was to find a good portrait to start with, if you look for stock photos like I did on this case, a really good place is DeviantArt Stock, and there I found this photo: The Photo is from katanaz-stock. Make sure you check it out, got some great photos there. So I open the photo on Photoshop and the first step is to select the background, create a new layer and paint it yellow. Now I am going to duplicate the background layer and on the top one I will apply Image > Adjustment > Threshold in this case I applied a level 60 and the result you get should be like this. Now with the Magic Wand Tool select the black part of the layer and paint it dark purple, invert the selection and delete the white part of the layer, and set the layer mode to Hue. On the background layer go to Image > Adjustment > Hue/Saturation ( Hue: 186 | Saturation: 71 | Lightness: -38) you result should be like this: Now we got to a point that I wanted with the colors so I will go to Layers > Flatten Image that way the 3 layers will merge into only one image. To make the image look brighter I will go to Image > Adjustments > Shadow/Highlights (Shadow: 50% | Highlight: 0%) Now we are done with the photo lets start working with the typo to fill out the blank spaces and give some style to the posters. Using the font cow.cow (size 36) with the color yellow I wrote “Sexy colors look sexy together”. Now with the same font but this time in red I will write abduzeedo and place it at the top, I select the yellow background and apply a layer mask to the abduzeedo text layer to give a better contrast between the photo and the typo. To pass a better message trough the image I select the Custom Shape Tool and get one of the talk bubbles that already comes with Photoshop and create a decent size talk bubble using the color red. Inside the bubble I wrote; “Inspiration for your mind” in white using the font Can Can de Bois. I selected both layers and rotated a little bit to the side so everything won’t look so square. To make it look even better and give and awesome contrast I hold ctrl and click on the text layer then I press ctrl+shift+i to invert the selection, I go to the bubble layer and ad a layer mask that way the text area will be a hole on the bubble. For a better contrast I reduce the text layer Opacity to 60%. I got to a point that where I really like what I’ve done but I still need to give a last touch to it so I will use a brush to give a little style to the image. I create a new layer and using the brush set from angryblue I start playing around adding some yellow paint in the area where I got the yellow typo. And the final touch using the same brush set I add a little paint spots using the color red around the typo abudzeedo on the top keeping the same background contrast using the same layer mask as the typo. Here is the final result: Hope everyone liked it, you can you this same effects to create a bunch of different things, just adapt to your style and have fun!
Here in Brazil these are some pretty famous flip-flops that we call "Havaianas, as legítimas" (I believe that the best translation for this would be 'Havaianas, the real ones'). Some years ago they were considered just another regular flip-flops available at the market until their design and marketing guys decided to replace the product's image at the market as modern, comfortable and great looking sandals to be able to reach a new range of clients. To give the product this whole new look and also to launch it globally they release some very nice campaigns hiring some of the best Brazilian Digital Artists, guys such as Adhemas Batista and Guilherme Marconi. Below you can see some of this campaigns. Let us know if the adds were good enough to make you wanna buy one!! ;)