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Illustration & Art Direction: Selected Editorial Work by Eiko Ojala

Illustration & Art Direction: Selected Editorial Work by Eiko Ojala

Let's take a look at the Illustration & Art Direction project by Eiko Ojala about a selected collection of his work from 2016-17. What's interesting is that you would think that is paper cut but it's a illustrative mixture with graphic design. The Beautiful craftsmanship that you should definitely be inspired. Check it out! Eiko Ojala is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Tallinn, Estonia. You should definitely check out his Behance for more of his stunning work. More Links Learn more about Eiko Ojala at ploom.tv Follow Eiko Ojala on Behance Illustration & Art Direction  

Editorial Design: Hello Mr. Magazine

Editorial Design: Hello Mr. Magazine

We are featuring an editorial design project from the Hello Mr. who is a community of men who date men who share thoughts and conversations about interests, hopes and fears. Since their launch back in 2012, they have gathered interests from people all around the world. Published twice a year, they are back on Kickstarter to introduce a new artist residency for the creators of tomorrow. It's called: The Issues. In their words We are a collective of artists and writers that reflect the diverse perspective of the LGBTQ community. When we launched in 2012, we sought to create a platform for emerging talent and unheard voices, and add to the momentum for more inclusive representation in media. With your help through our first Kickstarter, we brought Hello Mr. into the world. Eight issues later, we are expanding that mission, and introducing an artist residency that propels the creators of tomorrow. We’re calling it The Issues. We're launching a magazine residency called "The Issues" and providing mentorship and resources for new ideas in queer publishing! Using our global distribution experience and mentorship from industry leaders, we are providing the tools and resources to get new ideas from queer voices off the ground. We think of it as an academy for editors, art directors, and media-makers of the future. With your support, we will help launch our first magazine-in-residence, and distribute it inside the next issue of Hello Mr. Photo Gallery   Returning to Kickstarter to launch The Issues residency is the perfect way to remind us of our original mission. We are more than a magazine, we're a community that believes changes happens from the ground up. And coming back as a Kickstarter Gold project helps us raise awareness for the new stories we want to tell with The Issues. More Links Find out more about Hello Mr. Magazine: hellomrmag.com Check out their recent project on Kickstarter

Editorial & Graphic Design: Everyone, El Salvador

Editorial & Graphic Design: Everyone, El Salvador

The mighty folks from Toronto-based Underline Studio have partnered with the Salvadoran human rights organization, Asociación Pro-Búsqueda. To create and design a special edition newspaper that highlights the atrocities of El Salvador's civil war through art, poetry and action. Their goal is to spread awareness and promote their cause. You should definitely check out their Kickstarter and give them your support. Behind this Kickstarter Campaign, it's the work from Underline Studio. Based in Toronto, Ontario; they focus their work into brand, corporate and marketing communications. Project Gallery   More Links Support their campaign now on Kickstarter Learn more about Underline Studio at underlinestudio.com Follow Underline Studio on Instagram

Editorial Design: Play, Cook, Kiss: Culinary Tricks

Editorial Design: Play, Cook, Kiss: Culinary Tricks

Happy Friday guys! We are sharing a culinary book that is everything except being conventional. Let me explain, the folks at Juicy Square did an incredible job at editorial design to express the passion for food through the pages of the book entitled: Play, Cook, Kiss: Culinary Tricks. The title says it all, the design is playful and does a play on the material too. Something we have rarely seen in this part of the industry. Mixing different mediums from sketching, typography, images and graphic design; this book is certainty a gem. Juicy Square is a studio that works mainly in graphic design, editorial design and print. Located in Vilnius, Lithuania, a city of immense allure; I love their motto about an outstanding graphic design is not only lines and figures. It must be reasonable and thought-through in order not only to be aesthetic, but also to be functional. To be complete. PLAY, COOK, KISS: CULINARY TRICKS What is the most important thing in food-making? Despite the quality products, time-tested recipes and cooking skills, it’s love. The passion. In other words – it’s courage. Being fearless leads one into the unknown areas of possibilities and sets the new plots of the future. That is the main message of the culinary book filled by wisdom and charisma of Alfas Ivanauskas, creative director and editor in chief of the Kitchen Mythbusters. It’s not just a culinary book. It’s an creative and inspirational guide in a form of diary and an album.   That is why features of it were adopted and incorporated into the creative process of the design concept. And it came crafty, detail and unique in every page – full various forms of drawings, blueprints of recipes, notes and so on. All this gives vitality to the book and makes it “alive”. Even the recipes were took out of it and places in a special extra issue to make more space for the sense of philosophical culinary quest. The task for design demanded a lot of unorthodox solutions. Therefore, the visual language is vivid in it: a few different concepts and ideas interact and strengthen each other here. Various composition techniques come hand-by-hand in this book. Check out Juicy Square's site: juicysquare.com Follow Juicy Square on Behance

An Editorial School Project: Xplore Newsletter

An Editorial School Project: Xplore Newsletter

Nothing to start off your Weekend with an editorial project made by a graphic design student. The project is called: Xplore Newsletter and it has been designed by Parmuditho Wahyudhana. Remove the fact that I loved his choice of subject which was the city of Tokyo but I enjoyed his treatment on the layout with different shapes into the grid to make everything messy and unique at the same time. I also enjoyed his direction on the pictures with a psychedelic approach that gives you an impression of Japan from the 60s, beautiful work Parmuditho! Looking forward to see more of you in the future. Behind this school project is the work from Parmuditho Wahyudhana who is a graphic design student from Jakarta, Indonesia. You should definitely follow his work on Behance. Newsletter about tourism and travel, assignment from typography class. The brief is to designing a Newsletter about one of the asian country, the contents it can be about traveling, politics, culture and etc.

Editorial Design: Save the Children

Editorial Design: Save the Children

I am one of those believers that believe that design can change the world by its purpose and its reasons. We do what we do for what we believe is worth fighting. We are able to create things that can drag emotions, thinking and more. Let’s take a closer at this editorial design by Mother Design for Save the Children. As I quote: “..creating an opportunity to engage with the people behind them”. Designed by Mother Design  is a team of designers, strategists and producers with offices in London and New York City. With a mindset of working side-by-side with their clients, seeing their work for Save The Children gives a warm positivity for a great cause. Helping the children of Za′atari share their world. When Save The Children invited us to visit Za’atari – the world’s second largest refugee camp and home to over 80,000 Syrians – we discovered an incredible project. Magnum photographer Michael Christopher Brown had created a photography class in which he gave 12 children iPhones and equipped them with the skills to tell their own stories. These kids have no direct connection to the outside world; no way to share their story and, vitally, to have others respond. My Own Account was about going beyond the photographs, creating an opportunity to engage with the people behind them. We took inspiration from social media to create an exhibition in which visitors could show their love for the photographs that they really connected with. These interactions were recorded and shared with the children of Za’atari in what, for many, was their first interaction with the world outside since arriving at the camp.  

Branding - Memória Audiovisual Mineira

Branding - Memória Audiovisual Mineira

The project Memória Audiovisual Mineira is a research project focused to recover and preserve the precious cinematographic work done in Minas Gerais, Brazil. Each issue will feature a character that was important in the development of this movie culture. They will explore their work, peculiarities and career. The brand work that Beto Nunes created illustrates that elegantly well. The symbol create is such a smart exploration of the initials MAM, using simple lines Beto achieve an incredible result. I love how everything is very clear but not obvious, that keeps the symbol elegant and intriguing. Some might say that the angles are too acute, but that doesn't bother me at all. The symbol also was wisely used to create a beautiful pattern for the basic collateral work. Check out the work and let me know your thoughts. Also if you have links to works you like, let us know. We would love to feature and comment about your suggestions. For more information check out https://www.behance.net/betonunes

Cover Design by Ray Oranges

Cover Design by Ray Oranges

We are getting to the end of another year, and among several posts we published on this blog there are some that stand out. Usually it's the post that was just published :) - just joking, but not completely because the images we are sharing in this post are quite inspiring. Ray Oranges, a designer and illustrator from Florence, Italy shared a project on his Behance profile that has truly beautiful vector illustrations, playing with negative space and geometric lines. The work is a series of illustration covers for Norme & Tributi MESE_Il Sole 24 Ore. For more information check out http://www.ray-oranges.com/

Editorial Illustrations by Eiko Ojala

Editorial Illustrations by Eiko Ojala

Playing with our imagination and how we can fool our brain with simple play of light, shadow and depth is one of the things that fascinates the most when it comes to visual design and graphic design. The work that Eiko Ojala shared today is a great example of beautiful editorial illustrations communicating a message through simple ideas and of course, playing with our brain. For more information about Eiko, check out http://www.ploom.tv/

Editorial Design Inspiration: Makeshift Magazine

Editorial Design Inspiration: Makeshift Magazine

Makeshift is part of a new breed of magazines passionate about their content, form, and community. The design is simply beautifully put together by Spanish designers Gema Navarro and Santos Henarejos. Enjoy! For more from Gema Navarro visit behance.net/gemanavarro and Santos Henarejos visit behance.net/santsserif. Formed in 2011 and redesigned with the launch of Issue 9 in 2014, Makeshift is a field guide to hidden creativity. From homemade aircrafts in Nigeria to drug smugglers in Mexico, the quarterly magazine uncovers creative solutions from the economic fringe. Makeshift is part of a new breed of magazines passionate about their content, form, and community. The Navigation Issue, was structured in three chapters with individualized icons: “Local Hunts,” “Global Treks” and “Inner Quests.” The issue featured cross-border tunnel smugglers in Gaza, spacesuit stitchers in the US, and black market currency traders—the so-called “blue dollar”—in Argentina, among other stories.

Editorial Illustrations by Jim Tsinganos

Editorial Illustrations by Jim Tsinganos

Jim Tsinganos is an illustrator from Sydney, Australia who specializes in editorial illustrations. In this post we'll show some of his work done for Money Magazine along with others. Enjoy! For more from Jim Tsinganos visit tsinganos.com and behance.net/tsinganos. ePayments Code - Money Magazine Switching to Higher Interest Savings - Money Magazine Super Annuation Property - Money Magazine Transaction Rewards - Money Magazine Insurance up, Savings down - Money Magazine Lack of Protection for Whistleblowers - Money Magazine "Astroturfing", posting fake reviews on the net to lure business. - Money Magazine Big Banks payback excessive Credit Card fees. - Money Magazine Skin feature - Nature and Health Magazine. Same Sex Marriage Laws in New Zealand - Law Institute Journal of Victoria China's Hard Climb to Affluence - The Milken Institute Review America's Expensive Addiction to Oil and the Search for Sustainable Alternatives - The Milken Institute Review. America's Expensive Addiction to Oil and the Search for Sustainable Alternatives - The Milken Institute Review. America's Expensive Addiction to Oil and the Search for Sustainable Alternatives - The Milken Institute Review. America's Expensive Addiction to Oil and the Search for Sustainable Alternatives - The Milken Institute Review.

Grid Design References

Grid Design References

For the past few weekends I have been playing with some new ideas for the Abduzeedo layout. Checking stats, analyzing what other sites do in terms of organizing large amount of content and heavily visual. One of the references I have been trying to use is newspaper grid systems. Below I selected some references I have in my mood board.

Editorial Design Inspiration: 99U Quarterly Mag

Editorial Design Inspiration: 99U Quarterly Mag

In this editorial inspiration we'll take a close look at the 99U Quarterly Magazine Issue No. 3. A print publication offering our best creative insights packaged in a beautifully designed pixel-free format. Enjoy! At 99U, we recognize that reading about idea execution online is a catch-22: the web browser isn’t always the ideal environment to lean back and shun the emails and notifications that distract us in our day-to-day. To help offer a reprieve from the madness, we are happy to publish the 99U Quarterly, a print publication offering our best creative insights packaged in a beautifully designed pixel-free format. This issue we went big on bold conceptual illustrative elements to introduce each feature article. Our normal palette of black and white was freshened up with teal (Pantone 333U) and we relied on the beautiful Vitesse as our accent font of choice. All of these elements were put into play with new, elegant, thin patterns that acted as section breaks and interstitial quotes. The cover, by MUTI, is a counter-intuitive take on the concept of fall, which is usually viewed as the beginning of the Earth's yearly cycle of decay and renewal. Instead, we viewed fall as the time to begin anew: this is when school begins, sports seasons start, and it becomes much easier to get back to work after a long summer layoff. Close observers will see the actual early bird grabbing its worm. Credits CREATIVE DIRECTION: Raewyn Brandon & Matias Corea DESIGN: Alejandro Torres Viera EDITORIAL: Jocelyn K. Glei, Sean Blanda, & Sasha VanHoven ILLUSTRATOR: MUTI

Teenage Wasteland Illustrations

Teenage Wasteland Illustrations

Goni Montes shared some really cool illustrations on his Behance profile, the title of the project is Teenage Wasteland. I love how he illustrated some iconic situations that mostly every teenager go through. The style of the illustrations also are just beautiful, with muted tones combines with saturated accent colors. For more information about Goni, check out his website at http://www.goniart.com/

Editorial Design Inspiration: Saude Magazine

Editorial Design Inspiration: Saude Magazine

Saude Magazine is a Healthy Magazine from Brazil and has an amazing mix of food photography, grid layout, and typography for you to enjoy. Take a look and pick some ideas that you can use on your next editorial adventure. Designed by Fernanda Didini, for more visit behance.net/fdidini and fdidini.com. Credits Design and Creative: Fernanda Didini Art direction: Bob Quinafélix Art editor: Laura Salaberry Photography: Alex Silva Photography assistant: Bruno Marçal Production: Andréa Silva, Ina Ramos e Alê Ravizza Food production: Silvia Marques Lettering: Kauan Vinicius

Editorial Illustrations by Maria Corte

Editorial Illustrations by Maria Corte

Maria Corte is a spanish illustrator from Barcelona, Spain. Even though these are her personal project illustrations, it carries a heavy editorial style to it because of all the meaning behind each piece. Check them out! For more from Maria Corte visit mariacorte.com and behance.net/mariacorte. Atomic peace Fetish Pregnancy questions Requiem for the staircase Religious architecture Waiting for my man Strainer Tribute to Nabokov Breast cancer prevention Melting ice caps Crisis in the Eurozone

Editorial Design Inspiration: Watermag Surfnews

Editorial Design Inspiration: Watermag Surfnews

Watermag is a school assignment by design student Bjarke Nøhr Kristensen from Denmark. He chose to redesign the danish surf magazine Watermag surfnews and his work was great. Check it out! For more from Bjarke Nøhr Kristensen visit behance.net/BjarkeKristensen.