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
Concept Cars always have been a fascinating subject for us to get inspired for the future. What will be the next coming? Today, I am showcasing this concept car by Hussain Almossawi and Marin Myftiu from Skyrill.com, I hope you guys will enjoyed it! The XKX Jaguar is a new generation electric roadster, aimed at pushing both performance and power efficiency to a new level. This concept tries to revive the glorious design lines of the brand, combining fresh solutions, a unique, new aerodynamics, tailored around the electrical elements of the power system as well as cutting-edge energy feedback. Inspired by the e-type from 50 years ago Sketches One of the main challenges during the concept drafting was avoiding the heaviness associated with many of today’s muscle cars, including actual Jaguar models. Like with the models of the golden era, we wanted to recreate a thin, elegant profile, but still showing off all the extra power and technological improvements. The solution was dividing the volume into two separate perceptive entities: one that “floated over” and transmitted the characteristic veil-like feeling, and another, below this layer, that spoke of all the power and adrenaline this car was capable of, which was translated into ample front and rear openings at the sides. The morphology of the lower part was the most important and is obviously the most distinctive compared to current roadsters; the delicate equilibrium of the large curves of the air intakes had at the same time to transmit aggressiveness, but still appearing light and ephemeral, giving the adequate perceptive lightness to the upper curves. This, is partly due to an intricate array of reasons, but in large part it’s also the very nature of those stylish cars of the ‘70s; the minimalistic, flowing lines of the E-Type, are maybe the very perfection of an automobile, almost entirely deprived of all the subtleties and excessive detail, they have very little to be improved. Just like the sculptural representations of Konstantin Brancusi, the E-Type represents somehow the very essence of an automobile, with almost total smoothness, the perfect balance of muscle and elegance, all embodied in a dreamlike shell that seems to stay afloat, hovering on some dense, invisible fluid which also shaped it’s very being. Given the circumstances, is somehow a paradox to try to follow an evolutionary path that leads to something “better” than these masterpieces. However, a new, in depth study of some glorious Jaguar models, was in our view a chance to find that path again, looking for distinctive DNA traits of the model through the years. And applying current styling trends and standards, especially in the view of new body-forming techniques and new technologies, we started to envision the very successor of the E-Type and XK8 Jags, applying similar, stylish curves that run harmoniously from nose to tail, some of them uninterruptedly.
Andrew Kim is a 19-year-old born product designer from Seoul in Korea. He is currently studying at Art Center and living in L.A in United States. Andrew create products that is purely innovative and creatively minimalistic. This is in my opinion a great example of taking your personal projects to a whole new level. This is some of his inspiring concepts and they plenty more on this website. For more information on Andrew Kim, check out his website and blog at MinimallyMinimal.com or follow him on Twitter @designfabulous. Honda N2 Concept Warp Concept Polyply Concept Eco Coke Bottle Concept
The electric cars always have been a fascinating solution to a new way of living among the growing green society around the world. Hopefully, one day the electric cars will be part of the majority of cars on the planet. Let me share with you this BMW i Concept cars that might give you a new way of thinking about the future. BMW i stands for visionary vehicles and mobility services, inspiring design and a new understanding of premium that is strongly defined by sustainability. With BMW i the BMW Group is adopting an all-embracing approach, redefining the understanding of personal mobility with purpose-built vehicle concepts, a focus on sustainability throughout the value chain and a range of complementary mobility services. Copyrights to BMW For more information about the BMW i Concept cars, you can visit their website at BMW-i.com. Images Courtesy of BMW-i.com Images Courtesy of BMW-i.com Images Courtesy of BMW-i.com BMW i 3 Concept Images Courtesy of BMW-i.com Images Courtesy of BMW-i.com Images Courtesy of BMW-i.com Images Courtesy of BMW-i.com BMW i 8 Concept Images Courtesy of BMW-i.com Images Courtesy of BMW-i.com Images Courtesy of BMW-i.com Images Courtesy of BMW-i.com Images Courtesy of BMW-i.com Images Courtesy of BMW-i.com
52 designers will make 52 raygun concepts during 52 weeks. This is the basic premise of this really funny and awesome project. With the colaboration of some really outstanding designers as Mark Weaver, Juan Molinet and Olly Moss, this project still got a lot of rad designs to show us. Here I showcased the first 10 entries, but keep one eye at their website every week to get some new fresh concept. More information and awesomeness, please acess Raygun 52 Official Website. 001 // EA Mark27 "The Percolator" by Emory Allen 002 // Gemerald Blaster by Zac Neulieb 003 // HAN-11 by Travis Olson 004 // The Solar Stinger by Sam Sellers 005 // Grandblaster Flash by Paul Carroll 006 // GLORBRAY by Joey Ellis 007 // The Peacekeeper by Ross Bruggink 008 // The Prodigal Son by David Sizemore 009 // Solar X-Gamma Ray Convector "El Rayo" by Juan Molinet 010 // TCAR-2258 “The Cluster Cannon” by Evan Stremke
People always ask me If ever get bored of doing vectors and the answer is always "I can't". Why? Because, as most of you, I also got heroes on what I do and these guys are one of the main reasons I can't quit. Human Nature 84 is probably my favorite vector artist, not just because of his personal style, but because of the revolution his making on vector graphics. As me, you won't believe that every of this artworks bellow are all vector made, no mesh or blends used, just pure vector. Ok now, even If you're not a vector fan, you should defnitely check his Flickr or his Devianart to witness the evolution of this revolutionary artist, god bless him. The Process
It was a stumble and a half when I found Philip Straub and his insane portfolio full of amazing digital painting, illustrations, and some of the best futuristic concepts I've ever seen. His work is definitely magical and it's great inspiration. For more visit philipstraub.com
A college student has come up with the concept for a motorcycle that is upright and you wear as sort of an exoskeleton. It's so freaking cool!! I can't wait to see it move from concept to reality. Check out the video to see an animation of it in action. The transportation program at the Art Center College of Design has produced legendary car designers, including BMW chief of design Chris Bangle and Henrik Fisker, the creator of the Fisker Karma electric supercar. But this year, after professor Bumsuk Lim’s inaugural motorcycle-design class, the buzz is all about bikes, especially Jake Loniak’s exoskeleton motorcycle concept Deus Ex Machina. You can watch the video here Here it leans forward like the motorcycle in Tron. via DesignBoom and Popular Science
This is an amazing concept that could revolutionize something as simple and ubiquitous as the keyboard. This keyboard works more like a touch screen than a keyboard, there are no actual keys. This means that it is not limited to standard keyboard set-up. It's more like an extra screen that happens to be touch-sensitive. It reminds me of the interfaces on the Enterprise in Star Trek The Next Generation. Here are just some of the ways I could think of using this keyboard: Imagine you are playing a game and the unnecessary keys disappear, leaving only the keys you'll need for the game. It would also rename those keys to better coincide with what they are used for. Not only that, it could serve as an additional screen where you can see all the heads-up display options without having to change the main view. I'm sure the gaming industry would be the first to take full advantage of this. Part of the keyboard disappears and becomes a tablet for designers. No more pop-up menus blocking your work. As you can see from the picture below the keyboard can change to a swatch without having to cover your screen. No more having to exactly memorize keyboard shortcuts. When you load up Photoshop (or whatever program you use) the keys change and actually tell you their function instead having to memorize the list. This keyboard concept was designed by Art. Lebedev Studio. via designboom
Everyone uses a mouse, and most of you have probably heard of carpal tunnel syndrome. I never really worry about it but it does linger around the back of my mind. I even know some people who have been afflicted by it. There are different things you can do to avoid getting it, using a more ergonomic mouse in one solution, OR you can use this mouse that looks like it was designed for an alien hand. It looks kinda of interesting and I'm totally willing to try. I know that after a few hours on photoshop my wrist can get tired. I probably should invest in a Pen tablet soon. Read more about it, and see more pictures, here: DVICE
Hi everyone, I'm a new writer here at Adbuzeedo. I love all things design (like most of you reading this) and this is my first posting and I hope you enjoy it. I've seen many concept cars in my lifetime, whether on the web or at a car show, but I've never seen anything like these before. These concepts come from the Royal College of Art (I'm guessing that's in the UK somewhere). They're incredible! But of course, like all concept cars, I'll probably never see them on the streets...ever. Oh well, they're still cool to daydream about. Vehicle design at the Royal College of Art turns 40 next year. The postgraduate course, with a global reputation for nurturing up-and-coming car designers, boasts an alumni that reads like the who’s who of the car design world. It includes highly influential figures like Peter Horbury who turned Volvo around, and the maverick designer of Ford of Europe, Martin Smith, as well as Jaguar design chief, Ian Callum. Other graduates include the original Audi TT designer and current head of Kia design, Peter Schreyer and Aston Martin’s design director Marek Reichman. This year’s fourteen graduates kept the flag flying. Competing for the 2008 Pilkington Automotive Vehicle Design award, their projects ranged from a fresh take on eco-design to finding new ways of expressing personalisation. A couple of the students even challenged the status quo by designing boats for an imaginary future destroyed by global warming. Enigma concept by Paul Howse Winner: Airflow concept by Pierre Sabas Concept car by Ilaria Sacco omega concept by Joonas Vartola This weird wavy blue one below is actually the concept for the interior of a car. It's supposed to be flexible and allow for a much more comfortable ride as it conforms to your body. I just came back from a long car ride this weekend and because I'm tall (6' 4" or 1.9 meters) I'm always uncomfortable. Commended: Noah concept by Jung Hoon Rhee Commended: Phoenix concept by Sergio Loureiro Da Silva Winner: Nuaero concept by Jon Radbrink Nereus concept by Ceri Yorath I found this on design boom, who got it from Hi-Res, who originally got it from Wallpaper (Oh the internet is such an incestuous place. lol)