I've been a fan of indie comics for some time now, and there are some that are pretty funny, but I find truly fantastic when an artist manages to make a funny and stylish comic. Tucker Rzepecki, also known as Bob Rz, is one of those guys. Based in Washington, Bob Rz was really inspired by Calvin's creator, Bill Watterson. Yesterday, during a little chat with Bob, he said, and I quote: Watterson really strove to protect cartooning as an artform and that's a tough thing to do in the papers anymore. I'm a fan of Bill myself, and I totally relate to Bob's style, because eventhough having simple lines, really cartoonish, it is really sharp he's got a pretty awesome line work. I'm a fan already, and I bet you guys will relate to him as well. So, here's is a brief selection of his work. In his DA portfolio there's a ton more, you must visit it. And what about you? Do you do comics? Would you share with us? ;D
Fran Ferriz is an illustrator, 3D Artist, graphic and industrial designer from Spain. He has really cool works but in special the 3D characters. They are simply beautiful, very cartoonish and funny. You can check out more of his work on his website but you can have a nice preview with some images we selected for you. My name is Fran Ferriz (1979) and I'm designer. Here you can view a selection of my work design of 2D and 3D characters, graphic and industrial design. I am presently product manager, working in the creative direction of the toys company Famosa. Also I'm working as a freelancer for many companies and brands and I have dedicated much of my work to one of my great passions: video games, working for the company Devilishgames, with whom I have had fortunate to win many awards for innovation and design.
Out of all the disasters that happened this year, these are the ones we can laugh about, everybody makes mistakes but this photoshop disasters are made by people who make a lot of dollars and are not really suppose to make these kinds of mistakes, and that's why it's so fun to see them. Check them out yourself and double check you next image for any disasters. All these images were provided by photoshopdisasters.com, and we highly recommend you check the site out, photoshopdisasters.com is a great place to improve our photoshop skills learning from the others mistakes.
Some design trends are a big mystery for us. When the subject is movie poster, there are some things that tend to repeat from time to time. We even had a post about hand drawn movie posters some time ago. What about that weird trend of flying heads? You don't know what I'm talking about? Then you should probably pay more attention to action movies. Here's a little list of movies that got posters with flying heads. Casualties of War Space Cowboys A Few Good Men Courage Under Fire Rules of Engagement and so many others... So, just for us to chill out a little bit during our busy day, watch this clever video. Cheers! ;)
One of the biggest challenges when advertising a product, is to come up with an idea that is not obvious, but still is clever enough to deliver the message your client wants. When you do that and still manage to be funny, you hit the jackpot. Here are some examples of clever advertising and how a simple idea might be just the right one to go with. Remember, complex might not be best way, so stick to simple ideas... most times less is more! Found these on Flickr. Enjoy!
This week, a friend of mine linked me a video that brought back some bad memories. Every designer knows how difficult is to deal with picky clients, who don't know what they want... instead of keeping all things simple, they want a logo here, a sign there, a title on the top. This video portraits perfectly the struggle between client and designer, how we get to do most things they want... I said most things, not all things. I'm still willing to pick the jobs I want, not everyone that comes to me. Anyways, enjoy (if you can)! ;D Creating A Stop Sign - Watch more free videos
I've already seen some of these sometimes before, and it's really amazing who these dudes manage to make such realistic 3D paintings, messing with nothing but our perception. And I just wonder whether or not this is just a hobbie for them, or is it their actual income source. Anyways, Julian Beever and Kurt Wenner are trully talented artists. Julian Beever Kurt Wenner Julian Beever Julian Beever Kurt Wenner Julian Beever Julian Beever Julian Beever Julian Beever Julian Beever Julian Beever Julian Beever Julian Beever Julian Beever Julian Beever Julian Beever Julian Beever
Everyone has experienced at least once the frustration of not solving a Rubik's Cube. And that's like a BIG frustration, at least for me. And one thing I've never seen before was ads for the Cube, I mean, did anyone ever seen any before? Well, I've just crossed to 3 of these at Adgoodness, and decided to put up some inspiration for you guys. Here are also some really incredible video of a dude solving the friggin' cube in 9 seconds. If that doesn't get you inspired, and all jumpy to solve you Cube, I don't know what in the world will. Cheers! ;p
Yesterday we found about this 16 years old kid who made nice pics of old games in the real world, and it was quite funny. Today, following a potential series of game related posts, some cool pictures of "Legod Video Games". Ronn (or skinny coder), a dude from LA came up with the idea of building old games scenes with Lego, and the result is really something. Check these out! And we've also found a Flickr pool full of these... Hope you all like it. Cheers! :) Metal Gear (NES) Metal Gear (NES) Duck Hunt (NES) Duck Hunt (NES) Excitebike (NES) Bionic Commando (NES) Contra (NES) Mortal Kombat (Arcade) Castlevania (NES) Shadow of the Colossus (PS2)
Probably one of the greatest things about design is when someone comes up with a good idea do revive old, cool games. What about a Mario Kart race going on in highway somewhere, or maybe Donkey Kong throwing stuff at Mario and Luigi from a real skyscraper? It was a really awesome idea, the person who came up with these is a real genius. Does anyone knows who did it? If you do, drop a comment! Enjoy and cheers! Update: Thanks to our reader Oli Kenobi, we got to know the mastermind behind these pieces: Lee Vidal, aka RETROnoob. And we couldn't go that far to find such a creative artist... he's got a DeviantArt account, of course. I've updated all pictures to bigger versions. Enjoy! Update 2: Check out our new post - Awesome LEGOd Video Games! Street Fighter Mario Bros 3 Street Fighter Advance Wars Yoshi's Island Advance Wars Donkey Kong Excitebike Ice Climbers Mario Kart Outrun Yoshi's Island Advance Wars Mario Bros 3
It's great how advertisers have been comming up with such funny commercials along the years. Reebok and Nike have chosen the right way to go! If we're missing any other funny commercial, please leave a comment! Enjoy! And to finish, more tackles!! Haha!
Most of us, during our photoshop sessions, have made some bizarre experiments using pictures of family, ourselves, strangers or even celebrities. Bobby, a 37 years-old from New York took those experiments to a whole new level. These pictures are really funny, some are a little bizarre, but all of them are the product of an insane, open mind. Making Adam Sandler look like a Soprano got this guy lots of extra points. Awesome! You can check out more of his very creative work at http://www.flickr.com/people/digital_graffiti/
Isn't it freaky when you're reading a magazine, and then you notice that the cover model is missing her belly button? Or maybe that foxy red head has got the longest fingers in history? Yeah, that's more common than you might imagine. Photoshop Disasters is a blog dedicated to... photoshop disasters. There are pages and pages of those freakish images of semi-nude babes that you think are hot... until you notice a third hand... geez, disgusting. Check it out! Castles In The Air OMG. That's a three handed lady!!! I wonder if the dude noticed that little detail. Highlander Now we all know that they took the pictures without swords. I mean, why?? That's not to hard to hold a sword during a photo shoot. Jordache Nippleless. If that is even a word. Maxis The title for this one cracked me up: "Model Distorts Space-Time Continuum". Lol. These are only a few of it. Please, visit the blog to check all the disasters! Author: Paulo Antunes | If you want to write an article and have it published here send it via email to abduzeedo[at]abduzeedo.com
A friend of mine sent me this video and I can't stop laughing. It's a fashion show in Paris where a model awkwardly encounters problems with her shoes.