One of the things I do enjoy the most on Abduzeedo is discovering the stories behind the projects we feature. Designing with a purpose and expressing a meaning or a story through the clean lines and strokes of a logo is quite beautiful. Let’s take a look at the work of Adriana Astua about designing a concept branding for organizing a Sport Games in Costa Rica. Behind the initiative, the folks from Publimark Mullen Lowe asked their team how they would envision their ideas for every single province of the country. Adriana was given the task for Cartago City. I like the fact that she used the concept of focusing her design on little mosaics, that together formed a pattern related in a diversity of architectural works. Hope you will enjoy! Cartago is a Costa Rican small province full of richness: its people, flora and fauna, history and colonial architecture. As an “elected” city to organize the 2016 Games its logo was designed unifying Cartago’s most important historical icons. The Basílica, Turrialba Volcano and Cachí’s Dam are surrounded by a sphere from Guayabo’s National Monument, achieving a powerful synthesis, elegant and with a lot of movement. Each icon is created with 5 lines as a tribute to the 5 Games rings. Credits 3D & Modeling: Tatiana Astua & Giovanni Rojas Copywriting: Federico Nieto More information via her Behance.
Productivity is everything and the more I get older, time is also super essential to the results and efforts at being more efficient. Among all the factors to the success at the state of producing more, I believe having the right workspace is also a huge influence that contributes to the overall concept to productivity. We would like to share the work of George Nijland and his project called: Pod-Space. A conceptual architectural project in illustration and interior design that creates little spaces for an office, small living room with a pool and basically creating your own getaway space. For this project, George used Photoshop and Autodesk 3Ds Max Vray even though it totally convinced me that it was a photograph in the first place. I wish there was more details on the project but we can’t help to be inspired by his design and imagine how greatly we will fit in such a beautiful and minimal space. More information: http://georgenijland.nl.
Between the announcement of the iPhone 7 and the most (not-so) outrageous removal of the headphone jack. I would say that what surprised me the most was the announcement of the new product called: Airpods. In my opinion, It’s not a design for everyone and it comes to a pretty expensive price. With a little search, you can find very affordable wireless headphones out there. That comes to what we would like to feature the work of Mauricio Romano and his AUXILIARY project. What is it? It’s a collaboration exploration with his community of Instagram at creating/making a conceptual headphone with a designed-wear mindset and detachable earbuds just in case you need to replace the broken one. From the sketches and doodles, you’ll get to follow his process from the piece of paper to the final render that he did his earbuds and headphones. Definitely worth checking out. AUXILIARY is a new kind of project for me. It was a design exploration with a small community of followers on Instagram. It was a journey in which we explored new forms and sparked new ideas. More information: http://mauromano.com/auxiliary.
Let's talk about VSCO and their recent overhaul app update that generated a lot of feedback from the community especially designers. Whenever you liked it or not, one thing for sure is no one ever (ever) like change. It's part of who we are as human beings and I don't think it's going to change anytime soon. From my personal opinion, the app has (and still) important user flow problems that disadvantage your experience with it. After Instagram, VSCO is my second "go-to" app on my phone, it's a really great photo editing app that totally change the game for me. Having thoughts, I should investigate the philosophy/concept VSCO had about this update, it would be great to share with you guys. As many would think about doing a redesign? Of course as we take a closer look of Ilja Miskov and his improvements to the app. Taking on the simplicity and minimalism of VSCO brand, Ilja took an even more simple approach to the UI and took an extra care to the icons. Which reminded how frustrating it was to navigate through the current VSCO app and really not understanding what were the icons for until you clicked on them. It still the case. But their recent redesign of the app is just terrible. Even after the update to 4.0 they have already confused millions of users with weird iconography. Many including myself wouldn't understand what those icons meant to be and what actions they do. But now with the version 5.0 the whole user experience of the app has gone wild. I don't understand how to interact with the app, I don't understand how those weird gestures they introduced should help me navigate through the app. They've made everything even more confusing, settings less accessible and even the iconography less understandable again. More information: https://dribbble.com/iljamiskov.
Behance, how often do you go on it? How many times a day? How many times a week? We love Behance here on Abduzeedo. It has been bringing so many new artists to our attention throughout the years and we can't help to recognize its true purpose to the platform. What also brought us to our attention is this campaign concept by Vlad Likh on: "What if Behance did some massive campaign/advertising to promote their brand? What it would look like?". Let's take a look! Behance is a place that enables people to unleash their creativity. Why not use the service logo "Bē" to express this idea for communication purposes? Video About Vlad Likh Vlad is an Art Director/Designer from Triangle/Cross Collective based in Moscow, Russian Federation. He focus his work into identity, web, motion, advertising campaign, strategy & other fields of brand creation. More on the project via Behance.
It's been a long time since the last post about industrial design, which by the way, is my background. I sucked at industrial design, but I learned a lot about materials, budgeting and prototyping. I love seeing projects about the topic, especially car design. The BMW Vision NEXT 100 is one of this projects that makes wonder about the cars we will see in the future. It's a concept but gives a glimpse of what's coming and that's why it deserves a feature here on ABDZ Video
Thomas Le is a designer from Boston who came up with this amazing concept for nike. Basically an exploration of modern upper technology (Flywire/Magwire) and how that could be interpreted with old methods of making such as weaving/braiding leather lace on a leather upper. For more from Thomas Le visit behance.net/toomasle.
Australian Designer Flavio Argemi in collaboration with innovation agency Zero, this concept for Linkedin explores an improved user experience and interface for the professional network, while introducing new tools and considering how we might undertake business in the future. For more from Flavio Argemi visit behance.net/flavioargemi. A new dashboard The reimagined dashboard introduces voice commands, allowing users to search, navigate the site and post updates. The streamlined navigation system ensures a consistent user experience across devices. The profile overview widget and new features are displayed on the dashboard. LinkedIn's new AI system allows the platform to deliver relevant content specifically tailored to its users, using real-time behavior data analysis. Voice commands can be used to search, navigate the site and post updates: The new Talk-In feature combined with a “LiveTranslate” functionality allows users from all over the world to connect with suppliers, partners and job candidates. The Marketplace The Marketplace is a multilingual platform that allows LinkedIn users to find projects and opportunities across region, deal size and vertical of expertise. The new Talk-In feature combined with a “LiveTranslate” functionality allows users from all over the world to connect with suppliers, partners and job candidates. Profile Pages The redesigned user profile page introduces “Promote your profile”, a feature that displays your availability status for new projects and opportunities. Company Profiles The new company profile delivers a more immersive brand experience, with deeper content and richer presentation. The marketplace widget presented on the sidebar brings powerful business development opportunities for individuals and organizations. Fore more details visit Zero's website
TVR is an independent British manufacturer of sports cars. The company manufactures lightweight sports cars with powerful engines. Irish designer Lukasz Kulakowski decided to put together a new concept logo for TVR based on their old logo and the Union Jack flag. Check it out! For more from Lukasz Kulakowski visit behance.net/emptypagestudio. The company manufactures lightweight sports cars with powerful engines and was, at one time the third-largest specialized sports car manufacturer in the world, offering a diverse range of coupes and convertibles.
Agnieszka Graczykowska is an Interior Designer and Product Designer based in Wroclaw, Poland. With a wide range of skills from CGI Visualization to the process of a construction, Agnieszka has created this beautiful workspace for those who work at home. With an ergonomic approach, this desk concept is to make things easier and help your organize your workflow. All Rights to Agnieszka Graczykowska All Rights to Agnieszka Graczykowska All Rights to Agnieszka Graczykowska All Rights to Agnieszka Graczykowska All Rights to Agnieszka Graczykowska All Rights to Agnieszka Graczykowska All Rights to Agnieszka Graczykowska All Rights to Agnieszka Graczykowska All Rights to Agnieszka Graczykowska All Rights to Agnieszka Graczykowska All Rights to Agnieszka Graczykowska Links More info about Agnieszka: https://www.behance.net/agagraczykowska Via Behance
We live in this transitional phase where wearable devices are becoming reality. From simple devices tracking your health stats to smartwatches and Google Glass. There is a lot to learn as in any new media and the best way to do so is by trying, exploring and experimenting. We live in a moment that ideation is more important than iteration, we need to try new things until we find the right way. With that in mind today we feature a super cool Google Glass concept app for Facebook created by Leonardo Zem. Leonard is a UX, Interaction Designer and Product Designer from Brazil. For more information visit: https://www.behance.net/leozem
Behance Plus is a concept designed by Moe Saad, a designer from Ontario Canada. With the goal of making behance a more interactive and social platform. Check it out! For more from Moe Saad visit onewox.com and behance.net/onewox
This is a concept design by German designer George Kvasnikov. Wikipedia is one of the most visited websites in the world. It hasn’t been changed or redefined during the last 10 years. This is a try to make Wikipedia more modern, readable, useful and personal. For more from George Kvasnikov visit gkvasnikov.com. The Design This is a try to make Wikipedia more modern, readable, useful and personal. After research steps were done, we started to create the look and feel of new Wikipedia and here is the result. Welcome the Grid We have completely redesigned the homepage of Wikipedia. We really wanted to bring order to Wikipedia to make it easier to operate with. Homepage - Grid View Homepage - Cover View The New Reading Experience We've chosen a more readable font to improve the user experience. We have created a universal grid for text, pictures, graphics, formulas, tables and more, thus focusing on the most important things. Keep focused, nothing distract your attention from the essence anymore New, clean layout and beautiful typography makes your read experience more enjoyable Clear Structure, Rich Integrations The menu is clearly structured and the features are easy to operate. Now the articles are displayed as pieces of paper, which you can easily organize, sort and navigate between them. Interaction with the new wikipedia is like interaction with real paper Click "Menu" button to see the new, clearer Wikipedia navigation Wikipedia's own history page helps you to navigate between read and saved articles Integrated Text Editor Write your papers more efficiently right in your browser. It's possible to save your documents in the cloud, edit them wherever you are and publish them when they're done. And the best thing about it is, the bibliography is created fully automatically. Select text and pictures to add them to your text editor Activate focus mode to pay attention only on the essential Mobile Capacity it's very important to make Wikipedia available wherever the user are. Beautiful, readable typography and clear navigation are especially important on mobile devices. The new Wikipedia is platform for independent. This is a concept design by German designer George Kvasnikov. For more from George Kvasnikov visit gkvasnikov.com.
Wearable devices are the future at least we have been seeing more and more explorations of how these devices should look and behave. The project Cyclus by holy ™ is a great exploration of the cool things you can do with them. As we love concept projects here at Abduzeedo we had to feature them. Check it out and let us know what you think about wearable devices. Cyclus | a clock rolled around your wrist, a personal assistant helping you track your fitness and an interpreter to your smartphone. Nothing more. holy ™ is a design studio from Athens, Greece. For more information check out their work at https://www.behance.net/holybehance
This project is by italian designer Manuel Bortoletti and it illustrates the brand identity of Tenuta Veneta, the name of a fictitious multifunctional structure which promotes the quality of the agri-food of the Italian region Veneto. Enjoy! For more from Manuel Bortoletti visit manuelbortoletti.com and behance.net/manuelbortoletti. The project starts with the logo analysis, whose purpose is giving the feeling of direct contact between the producer and the final consumer. Then, it continues with studying the labels of the products sold in the shop, trying to create a consistent visual identity, adhering to the values of the brand. Finally, the project takes into account a small informative booklet and the website. The first wants to communicate the face and the history of the products, while the second will give the possibility to subscribe to the events organized by Tenuta Veneta and buy products directly from the online shop.
Fred Nerby a designer from Melbourn, Australia crated a conceptional and systematic design approach encouraging user behaviour and a greater control of data within a responsive grid. Take a look and let us know what you think. For more from Fred Nerby visit http://nerby.com/ & behance.net/nerby. The Concept A conceptional and systematic design approach encouraging user behaviour and a greater control of data within a responsive grid. The overall concept was created with a systematic design approach encouraging behaviour and a greater control of user data. Facebook is a natural part of peoples lives today and it's well known that a part of the platform's psychological success is caused by targeted and personalised information. This concept draws upon that theory by giving more control back to the user of what they want and don't want to see, creating a greater and more personal environment when interacting with the UI. I approached the platform from a user perspective and focused on targeted & personalised data while maintaining a visually appealing UI. Facebook has done a good job with this for a long time but we're still not seeing the full extent of what's possible within this platform. I believe the future of digital production, design & development in general lies within personalised or targeted information. Every day we're bombarded with advertising and other media who's desperately trying to get our attention with more traditional (narrative) campaign strategies. I believe in focusing on the platform itself and adding value that's personal and actually useful for the end user. What are your thoughts on this concept? Share your opinion about this concept, do you think this would work or be a failure?
During my daily search for content I ran into something that quickly caught my attention. We get to seen many kinds of photographs out there, and the ones that really stand out are the creative ones, with neat ideas and execution. That's exactly the case of the work of Stephen Criscolo, a young artist who's been showing great talent on Flickr. I really like tone on these: both color and mood. These make you think and make you wonder about the stories behind each photo, don't they? These are only a handful of this pieces, but you'll find many more in his portfolio. I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;) Headaches The Five Stages of Grief .denial.anger.bargaining.depression.acceptance. Depths Open waters Untitled Foundation Nightmares Looking glass Gardens of the goddess messages from across the narrowest sea The worlds I wish I belonged to The crystal dimension Discovery Lingering nirvana War The grotto The galaxy's daughter The Moonborn Fallen stars Until a higher power takes me A haunting