Internet.org by Facebook is a art direction and digital art project shared by our favorite studio, ARS Thanea. We posted about them and featured their work so many times, actually every time they post something new because their work is quite inspiring. This time we are sharing the project they shared on their Behance profile for the Internet.org for Facebook. It's an advertising campaign, but we tend to focus on the technical aspects of the digital art and art direction for this post. Background Internet Access is considered a basic human right together with Freedom of Speech, Gender Equality, Water and Shelter by the United Nations. Each person that comes online has the potential to create and share knowledge that improves the internet for all. That’s why Internet.org by Facebook is exploring ways to get the unconnected half of the world online. To date, Internet.org has brought more than 19 million people in 38 countries online through a range of services — like installing wireless hotspots, beaming internet from the sky and creating platforms that enable data-free access. How could the internet be considered the World Wide Web if only half of the world’s population is connected? We created a series of print and digital ads with real cut-in-half objects to tell the story of an incomplete internet and its potential. So we all can realize how much music, art, stories and knowledge is missing online. Art direction and digital art Educational icons Additional Assets Making off Credits Facebook Brand Planner: Ravi Khanna Digital Media Manager: Anna Ziskin (On Set) Head of Brand Marketing: Nate Mordo Head of Consumer Marketing: Kofi Amoo-Gottfried Sid Lee New York Creative Director: Felipe Ferreira Account Director: Brett Niebling Account Executive: Gillian Couchman Producer: Dana Kandic Ars Thanea Executive Creative Director: Peter Jaworowski Producers: Marta Król, Tomasz Wachnik Art Director: Karol Klonowski Concept Artists: Krzysztof Rosłan, Mikołaj Piszczako, Michał Lisowski Typography: Mikołaj Piszczako Digital Artists: Marcin Kowalski, Łukasz Wiktorzak, Piotr Frączkowski, Maciej Mizer 3D Lead Artists: Piotr Nowacki, Łukasz Skurczyński Modeling & Textures: Ernest Kośka, Anna Mierzejewska, Jakub Włodarczyk Shading: Piotr Nowacki, Ernest Kośka, Jakub Włodarczyk Animation: Piotr Maciocha Photo Crew: Photographer: Francisco de Deus Photographer’s Rep: Blake Pearson / VISU Producer: Susan Shaughnessy Production Coordinator: Brie Walsh Animator: Zack Williams Digital Tech: Alex Smith 1st Photo Assistant: Mari Juliano 2nd Photo Assistant: Ben Mistak Gaffer: Leandro Viana Fabricator: Makoto Aoki / Swell Fabricator Asst: Tomoka Tsuchimochi Fabricator Asst: Erina Hattori Prop Stylist: Paola Ramirez For more information check out https://www.behance.net/gallery/47954189/Internetorg-by-Facebook
We would like to share this digital art illustration by Lukasz Poland for a limited edition gift pack tube. There’s something quite powerful about this illustration and I love the use of Double Exposure mixed with a level of details that can only make you stop and appreciate every single part of this image. Stunning work and I wish this was a series with multiple animals. Maybe in the near future! Published via Behance , Lukasz is an illustrator based in Toruń, Poland. There isn’t much information about him but we look forward to see more of his work.
Last month, we were all smashed by the trailer of the controversy and still in the making movie: Ghost in the Shell. I personally watched the trailer and loved it. I liked how they make an effort to keep it close as possible to the animated series. It’s also a great thing to have the Creator of GITS onboard as well. We are taking at the work from Furio Tedeschi and his 3D/digital art contribution to the project. Furio Tedeschi is a 3D character artist over Paramount Pictures . where he is currently based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has created a lot of characters going from the Robocop that we've featuerd before, Stars Wars, Batman and even that monster from Stranger Things. Some of the modeling work I did for the GITS collaborative project. Special Thanks to Gavriil Afanasyev Klimov , Christopher James Ford , Colin Thomas and Vaughan Ling without these guys this project would not have been possible.
We are sharing an illustration poster series about Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy by Krzysztof Domaradzki. I have been a huge fan of this trilogy because it’s a modern take of what Batman could have been in our times. With Christopher Nolan genius direction, it’s a trilogy that was truly memorable filled with so many great moments of cinematography. Along those lines, Krzysztof’s work on this illustration sets the tone right with its monochromatic colour scheme. Krzysztof Domaradzki is a talented artist, designer and illustrator based in Poznań, Poland. We’ve featured his work before on Abduzeedo and it has always been a stunning combination of various mediums of drawing, typography, graphic design and of course illustration. In his Words The concept stage was a long and exhausting process. I knew from the very start that I wanted to keep the trilogy black and white (I think that the monochromatic color scheme really fits the character and the dark, moody tone of Nolan's films ). It took several attempts to find the right balance between the story and the characters. I was first approached in 2014 to do a single poster dedicated to Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy and again later in 2015 commissioned to create 3 separate screen printed posters dedicated to each part of the trilogy.
The stunning digital paintings by Giulio Rossi made a debut here in 2013. And the post was a hit. After three plus years Giulio has a lot of amazing new pieces on his portfolio. This is why we decided to show you a new round of his inspiring digital paintings. Giulio Rossi is an Italian self-taught artist with a pretty striking style. From sexy female characters to a cute sailor dog and more, his artworks are filled with creativity. The bold colors, lines and intricate details will certainly get your attention. The expression of Giulio's characters, specially the eyes, will tell you a whole background story. Take a look. Giulio explored different techniques before diving deeper into digital paintings. But after getting into the digital artwork scene and discovering a new way to express his creativity he was hooked. And the result as you can see here is amazing. Dive in the images we are showcasing here and make sure to visit his portfolio for more. You will be able to see the artist's passion and talent in every single artwork. Enjoy! My passion is ART, ever since I was a child, I was attracted to this field. I'm a self-taught artist EXPLORING different techniques from acrylic paintings to ink and chalks drawings. Recently I started drawing with a digitizing tablet and I discoverd a whole world to express my CREATIVITY and to improve my artistic skills. All Rights to Giulio Rossi All Rights to Giulio Rossi All Rights to Giulio Rossi All Rights to Giulio Rossi All Rights to Giulio Rossi All Rights to Giulio Rossi All Rights to Giulio Rossi I'm always looking to challenge myself and improve my skills in the amazing world of graphic art. I used to realize my latest digital artworks thanks to a digital tablet, Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator, Mypaint, Artrage, Corel Painter, Zbrush. All Rights to Giulio Rossi All Rights to Giulio Rossi All Rights to Giulio Rossi All Rights to Giulio Rossi All Rights to Giulio Rossi All Rights to Giulio Rossi All Rights to Giulio Rossi All Rights to Giulio Rossi More about Giulio Rossi: Society6 Facebook Personal Site
Coming out from a Weekend with the Emmy Awards, we’ve witnessed a rise of so many incredible TV Series that really gives the new edge to our experience at home. The mighty team over at Ars Thanea were given to create the key visual for HBO and celebrating their 25th anniversary. Imagine all these famous characters in one picture, the result is quite impressive. Ars Thanea is an award-winning CGI Studio with such a talented team based in Warsaw, Poland and New York City, USA. We are great fans of their work and their mixture of “Avante Garde” style is like no others and they got the opportunity to work with a huge variety of popular known brands like Ubisoft, Nike, Discovery Channel and a lot more. For over 25 years we've been witnessing the remarkable stories of our favorite characters from HBO Original series. And again, we’ve been invited to create a Key Visual to sum up the amazing TV experience given to us by HBO. Over 45 characters (including Dragon) in one pic! Happy Anniversary HBO Asia! Credits Client: HBO Asia Head of Creative and Content: Magdalene Ew Marketing Director: Vilia Chia Senior Art Director: Patrick Tan Copywriting: Paul Deepa Creative Production Studio: Ars Thanea Producer: Tomasz Wachnik Art Director: Karol Klonowski Concept Artist: Piotr Frączkowski Lead Digital Artist: Marcin Kowalski Digital Artists: Piotr Frączkowski, Łukasz Wiktorzak
New York City, it’s been quite a long time I last visited this city. It must be pretty at this time of year with the winter wonderland, well we are featuring an illustration/animation project with Paris-based illustrator Florent Hauchard with Parallel Studio for New York Times. The final result creates the rightful atmosphere of a cityscape scene with so much history and architectural features. Florent Hauchard is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Paris, France. I recently had the pleasure (and honor) to work with Parallel Studio for The New York Times. As a collaborative work with the team over Parallel Studio , please make sure to watch the little GIFs, they are super subtle and makes you wanna appreciate one view per image at the time.
I am a big fan of the brand Under Armour, in my opinion the quality of their clothing is just that good and I really do love how they innovate all the time with the performance of their material to enhance your workout or your everyday life. Also every time I looked at their latest imagery, I can’t help to notice the beautiful work from Mike Campau in collaboration with Christopher Massaro, Kristian Espinosa and 9bStudios (Yazan Malkosh, Omar Malkosh, Maram Stash, and Jessica Kim). What I do enjoy about their work is how detailed it is and you can’t almost tell the difference from a photograph. Images created for launch of Swacket for Under Armour... part sweatshirt, part jacket. Full Jackets were created CGI using Marvelous Designer, Clo 3d, and MODO. Macro details were shot in studio and post processed to match campaign. More Information: http://mikecampau.com.
Luis de la Barrera-Montenegro is a visual artist, 3D, motion artist based in Madrid, Spain. He has been making an interesting 3D digital art series about our everyday tools as we all commonly know them about. But in his series, he actually replaced the elements or shall we call them components used instead of actually making 3D renders of the tool itself. The results are so clever and remarkable. Hope you will enjoy this collection! More Information via Behance.
Today is the day where the movie Rogue One: a Star Wars Story, it’s pretty exciting and are you gonna watch it today or this Weekend? Whatever if you’re a fan or not, it’s just incredible to see how inspirational designers will create and make as a tribute to the movie. Let’s take a look at the work of Pixel Jeff who is a Pixel Artist based in Taipei, Taiwan. Let’s enjoy his series at making some different landscape backgrounds with the main characters from Rogue One, including the Darth Vader. More Information via Behance.
We are fans of the work of Romain Trystram on Abduzeedo, we always loved his Tron-stylesque illustrations where he uses a vibrant colour palette that seems always be happening at night time. What I do thought about his latest NYC Illustration series is that the colour palette has completely reversed from night to day and the lighting is just stunning. You can easily recognize some spots from the famous New York City and wildly felt like some illustrations are also been featured on the late Casey Neistat vlogs. Hope you will enjoy these! Here is a new little series of architecture illustrations in nyc. My goal is to understand more realistic lighting and work as fast as possible on big shots. Each illustrations took me less than a day. I'll probably update new illustrations here. More Information: https://romaintrystram.myportfolio.com.
This poster series has a lot of great elements that we love on Abduzeedo, first of all we’ve always been fan of everything related with the word: neon. Posters always have been one of our first love of design way before everything went digital with UI, UX, Interfaces and etc. Let’s take a closer look at the work of Tarek Okbir who is a graphic designer currently based Liège, Belgium. Other than focusing his work on UI/UX and Interface design, Tarek created his amazing poster series about very popular artists. As he called it the Music Edition, you can recognize artists such as Lana Del Rey, Alicia Keys and more. Hope you will like it! Hello, here are some illustrations I worked on, part of my Bad Neon project. In order: Stromae, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore, M.I.A, Alicia Keys, Drake, Lana Del Rey More information: http://www.fnkfrsh.be.
There is nothing more impressive than challenging yourself to create/make every single day. We are busy people with our lives, hobbies, etc and finding personal time to actually create needs lots of discipline and willingness to achieve. With those 365 days project, you have to commit for create 365 times, it’s not a small number. Let’s take a look at this poster series by Vasjen Katro entitled: Baugasm. Vasjen is a visual designer and creative director based in Tirana, Albania. This series is filled with vibrant colours, 3D, typography treatments, shapes and more. It is quite inspiring to follow his path, you should definitely follow him too. I challenged myself to design one poster every day for one year. Make sure to follow his Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/baugasm/.
We are probably sure that you are excited for the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story coming out next month. Just like we are as well! You’ll probably be seeing lots of promotional content online, it’s all part of the campaign. We would like to share something more appropriate to us, how about a poster series? Let’s take a look at the work from Sébastien DEL GROSSO, he is a graphic designer, illustrator and photographer based in Paris, France. We’ve featured his work before on Abduzeedo, we love his versatility, techniques and willing to try different mediums. Let’s enjoy the latest of his series entitled: Le Cosmos de Star Wars. More information: https://sebastiendelgrosso.myportfolio.com.
Hearing news from Adode MAX where they introduced (coming soon) the Project Felix. A product where you’ll be able to easily create 2D and 3D assets, that sounds like it could be amazing. While it’s coming soon, we rather appreciate what’s been done by artists in Autodesk 3DS MAX where I feel there is more control for your composites, lighting and etc. Let’s take a look of what Margarita Zhitnik and Denis Zhitnik have been working on for their piece called: BEAST. Other than getting inspired by Elysium and Death Race, I can’t stop referring the background with the TVs and Graffiti to the Flash’s lair from the upcoming Justice League movie. I was inspired by such films as Elysium and Death Race and I wanted to do something similar. Car I did in Zbrush and the GTR's model and props from libraries. Thank you Denis Zhitnik for help with render and materials! More information via Behance.
We would like to feature the work from Amr Elshamy on Abduzeedo, it’s a shame we’ve never featured him before. He is a self-taught artist based in Egypt and has worked with brands like Adobe, Microsoft, Chevrolet USA and more. Amr has many talent and going from filmmaking to digital art, I guess this is one of the best perks of being a freelance. You can choose to do whatever you feel like or what is your goal you are leaning towards. Let’s take a look at the series called: Round Things where by using very simple techniques, Amr was able to create imaginative creations. So creative that one of his pieces is featured Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 Splash Screen. You should definitely also check out his tutorial on how he made that piece as well, just click right here. My work "falling..." has been featured on the splash screen of Adobe Photoshop CC 2017. More information: http://www.hotamr.com.
We’ve been encountering a several designers having their take in movie posters. I mean who doesn’t love movies? We are still waiting in line for movies and eating popcorn! We are still embracing the movie experience at its best. With the amount of content we can find online about our favourite movies, with that much content it’s always great what you can stir up with a redesign and a concept. Especially when you just watched the movie and you’re feeling inspired to create. We are taking at some of the movie concepts from Laura Racero who is a freelance art director, designer and illustrator in Madrid, Spain. We’ll also include some of her personal concepts where she has done a beautiful job at blending elements together from stock photos. Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives - choice, not chance, determines your destiny." – Aristotle More information: http://lauraracero.com.