Last week I started the process of redesigning Abduzeedo. This usually takes quite a long time because I like to explore a lot of variations, I also like to look for a lot of references, especially in editorial design in order to try to find elements that could work in the web context. I will be sharing the evolution in my Dribbble account, there you can find the first draft: http://dribbble.com/shots/1166138-Abduzeedo-Redesign?list=following For today's post I would like to share this editorial work by Jimena Barragan title Revista - Diseño 2 - Cátedra Gabriele. I love the look and feel of the layout especially the grid and typography work.
John Holcroft is a freelance illustrator from England. His illustrations are very strong and meaningful making it easy for the user to undertand the message, needless to say he does a great job. Enjoy! For more from John Holcroft visit behance.net/johnholcroft.
Dale Magazine was designed by Argentinean graphic designer Sofia Copello. The task was to create a Cultural Magazine that featured modern art, music, design and interviews. It includes an artist portfolio booklet and a monthly agenda for activities. Enjoy! For more from Sofia Copello visit sofcopello.com.ar.
Neil Webb is a editorial illustrator from London, and have worked for most major newspaper in UK. He has a very clever style with a good use of illusion and retro color making some truly amazing editorial Illustrations. For more from Neil Webb visit his portfolio neilwebb.net and his Behance Gallery behance.net/neilwebb. In my work, the aim is to provide a concise visual solution. Much of my work has a conceptual take that hopefully serves to enrich the theme. Ideas are important. As are colours and shapes!
Mágoz was born and grew up in a little city near Barcelona. His illustrations are visually appealing, using few elements and colors, he plays with the comunicative part of the images, focusing on the conceptual value. He currently works as a freelance illustrator in the field of press, editorial, covers, posters and murals, in addition to teaching workshops. For more from Mágoz visit his website magoz.info. For more from Mágoz visit his website magoz.info.
Archphoto is a Italian book series and online magazine that debates on the theoretical discussion of the issues related to architecture and society seen from the multiple points of view of the Disciplines That complement architecture: contemporary art, anthropology, sociology, photography, cinema, literature, music, design. Cover design, art direction and layout by Artiva Design.
WE is a very well designed business magazine from Sweden. Great typography mixed with photos and a simple grid are the key ingredients for this design done by Swedish graphic designer Mattias Sahlen along with POP Kommunikation. For more from Mattias Sahlen visit mattiassahlen.se. WE is SSG's customer magazine consisting of various interviews, articles and news. It is aimed at SSG’s prospective and existing clients as well as stakeholders and opinion-formers. The circulation varies between different issues and for this specific issue it was 12.000 copies – spread over the whole country. The purpose of the magazine is to strengthen the SSG brand and emphasize the advantages of SSG’s concepts and services.
Jot down is a contemporary culture magazine from Spain. The entire magazine is black and white and it's a quarterly publication directed by Brands & Roses. We are going to review it's 3rd issue that contains 320 pages of good design. Enjoy! Simplicity is the keyword as black the keycolor.
As you have probably noticed, we are fans of illustrations of all sorts, however there's one style that stands out, at least for me. I am talking about the woodcut style or editorial style illustrations. I don't know exactly the name of the style but I can say that Ricardo Martinez masters the technique with some incredible examples. Check out the illustrations that we selected from his portfolio. For more information about Ricardo visit http://www.behance.net/RicardoMartinez Ricardo Martinez Ortega, born: 1956 Santiago, Chile of Spanish immigrant Parents. He moved to Spain (Madrid) with his family in May 1969. Ricardo began his professional career towards the end of the seventies. Soon he was creating illustrations for publications, advertising agencies, and comic books. In 1981 he moved to Miami, where he worked at an ad agency, conceptualizing ads for Seven Up , Dr.Pepper, and American Express, and movie posters. Shortly thereafter, he was hired for a staff position at the "The Miami News" as a designer/illustrator/graphic artist. After six years, the paper was sold to Knight Ridder, and Ricardo went on to be the Op/Ed illustrator for the Miami Herald. While in Miami, Ricardo and his childhood friend Nacho created "Goomer". This comic strip has been continuously published since 1987. First in the Spanish daily "El Pais" and since1990 in "El Mundo". In 1989, Ricardo returned to Madrid with his American wife to be a part of the founding group of the newspaper "El Mundo". He became the Assistant Managing Editor and headed the Art Department, supervising both illustration and graphics. In May of 1990, he began to publish editorial cartoons which he did with the writer and his business partner, Nacho. Nacho stopped working on the political cartoon in February of 2002. From then until now, Ricardo has been both the writer and artist for his regular political cartoon.
As a big fan of Editorial Designs I selected this amazing project to share with you today. It's a limited edition book with the full career review of the Belgium tennis player Kim Clijster. Take a look and get inspired by this great project. The book was designed by Tim Bisschop, to find out more about Tim visit behance.net/houtkaaizeven and houtkaaizeven.be The only authorized, exclusive and limited edition on Kim Clijsters: 250 Dutch copies and 150 English copies, no reprints. Every box is numbered and signed by Kim Clijsters and contains 10 unique bottles with certified souvenirs from the places where Clijsters wrote tennis history: ground from her first tennis court in Bree, Belgium, gravel from Roland Garros, Ryegrass from Wimbledon, a synthetic diamond (Diamond Games, Antwerp, Belgium), real pieces of her gold-plated trophy winner singles, Proximus Diamond Games, Antwerp, 2004, hardcourt from the Australian Open, natural gut tennis string of one of her rackets, pieces of a signed tennis ball from the US Open, 2012, fragments of her shirt worn on her last official match in New York... For this book, Belgium’s greatest ever sports ambassadress has chosen thirty of the most important moments of her exceptional 15-year career: from her first steps in junior tennis, the final at Roland Garros, and her first grand slam title at the US Open, to her successful comeback, and her last match in New York in 2012. All these key moments are recorded by tennis journalist, Filip Dewulf, furnished with comments by Kim herself, and richly illustrated with some splendid pictures, many of which are published for the first time. This full career review makes an ideal book for everyone who still wants to cherish Kim Clijsters as a sportswoman and a person, even after her retirement from tennis. With quotations from top international players: Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Mats Wilander, Andy Roddick, John McEnroe, Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Steffi Graf, Victoria Azarenka, Martina Navratilova e.a., and an interview with Kim by the Dutch sports journalist, Wilfried de Jong. Credits Texts: Filip Dewulf and Wilfried de Jong Project: Jan Maes, Gautier Platteau, Stephan Vanfleteren and Karl Vannieuwkerke Design: Tim Bisschop (Houtkaaizeven) Picture selection: Stephan Vanfleteren Picture editing: Séverine Lacante Photogravure and printing: die Keure, Bruges, Belgium Binding: Van Mierlo, Nijmegen, The Nederlands Publisher: ©Cannibal Editors Buy the book here
It's quite hard to brief in just one paragraph what I think about James Patradoon and his artworks. Having a background on traditional illustrations, James have developed a range of work that goes from happy neon to dark obscure ideas. His artworks are beautiful and powerful on terms of meaning at same time. You can see more artworks from James at his Official Website, he also got a really interesting Blog that you should check too.
Dean Bradshaw is one example of someone that is amazingly in love and passionate with his work. He's an Australian photographer and digital artist current living in Southern California of the US. This is a set of different editorial photography for brands and publications and I must admit that the photographs are so rich and detailed in lighting. Also not to mention so vividly vibrant in colours. For more information on Dean Bradshaw, check out more of this work on DeanBradshaw.com.au or follow him on Twitter @deanbradshaw. Editorial photography refers to pictures in a magazine that are not ads. They are the photographs that go along with the articles, even the cover of the magazine. Some photographers shoot only editorial type work, others shoot both editorial and commercial. - Definition of Editorial Photography
Twisted Fork aka Dan Matutina is a designer and illustrator based out of the Philippines. I really like his portfolio and it looks like a lot of other people do too since he's had some really big clients: Popular Mechanics, Wired (Italy), CondeNast, Google (Southeast Asia), Pictory, The Few Gallery, BBDO Guerrero, DDB, Publicis Manila, Rogue Magazine, Friday Night Fist Fight, McDonald's, Bayantel, Nestle, Coca-Cola Foundation, Inc. According to Dan himself his style "is a mix of handmade & digital, clean & dirty, old & modern aesthetics. I love mixing colors with different textures & shapes to tell a story." Enjoy :D
RAWTOASTDESIGN aka Jesse Kuhn caught my eye the other day with is piece, "mustache on my mind." Turns out he's got a strong body of work to go along with that one so be sure to check out his site if you get a chance. Today I'm featuring some of his editorial illustrations and I think a few of his children's book illustrations too. Besides having great work I love this guy's attitude about work. According to his bio he's all over the place when it comes to location, taking full advantage of the mobility a determined freelancer can enjoy. Here's how he describes it in his bio: His current location is usually TBA due to his obsession with the mobility and transparency that current technologies have allowed for with todays professions. One week you may find him back in his hometown putting the final touches on an editorial commission in a coffee shop, and then the next week in his studio in NYC. If it's been cold out for an extended period of time then you'd better look south, more than likely he's soakin' up some of that vitamin D on a Florida beach and completing jobs there for the month. Oh, and if you ever come across a human with a laptop, sketchbook, and scanner strewn out on the floor in the middle of an airport there's a good probability that it's RTD concocting something for your viewing pleasure in the not too distant future. I hope his work and attitude inspire you guys :)
Chris Knight is a photographer from Wiesbaden, Germany. He moved to the US when he was young and currently lives in North Miami Beach. Chris attended college at the illustrious University of Central Florida where he majored in Broadcast Journalism - a degree that his mother wishes he would have stuck with. Chris also is Justin Maller's friend and you will notice that the photos that Justin uses for his creations are from Chris. For more information about Chris Knight we highly recommend that you check out his new updated portfolio at http://www.chrisknightphoto.com/