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Graphic Design Inspiration: Jazz Art Festival

Graphic Design Inspiration: Jazz Art Festival

Polish designer Marta Gawin designed this amazing promo package for the Katowice Jazz Art Festival. From matches to posters, everything was designed with such a cool style. Check it out! For more from Marta Gawin visit martagawin.com.

Editorial Design Inspiration: Snow Wolf

Editorial Design Inspiration: Snow Wolf

In this editorial design inspiration we are displaying Snow Wolf, a product brochure for Xuelang aka Snow Wolf. Designed by Tom Jueris, this Asian style brochure is wild and outstanding. Check it out! For more from Tom Jueris visit behance.net/surrge.

Posters - Graphic Design Inspiration

Posters - Graphic Design Inspiration

Posters carry the very essence of graphic design. One sheet of paper to communicate a message, a mix of type, space and image. Here is a really cool selection of posters from over the globe. Enjoy! Graphic design is the art of communication, stylizing, and problem-solving through the use of type, space and image. The field is considered a subset of visual communication and communication design.

Fun Truth Facts Graphics

It is always nice to bump into a cool website. While reading my regular feeds I discovered Kind of Normal - Truth Facts and had a blast checking their funny graphics about truth facts. From fashion advise to weightlifting, from what your single-speed bike says about you to the evolution of written language, these guys have some cool facts to illustrate. Check it out! We will show a few of their truth facts here, to see more visit kindofnormal.com/truthfacts.

Editorial Design Inspiration: VISION Newspaper

Editorial Design Inspiration: VISION Newspaper

Vision Newspaper was a college project by the Argentinian designer Mercedes Bazan. Vision makes great use of grids, with very rich typography and photos. Enjoy! For more from Mercedes Bazan visit behance.net/mercedesbazan.

Halloween Party Posters

Halloween Party Posters

Happy Halloween everyone, today I wanted to post something relative to this date so I found these awesome halloween party posters designed by Cape Town designer Ian Jepson. The posters are a mix of illustration, typography, and color with a hint of creepiness, check it out. For more from Ian Jepson visit ianjepson.co.za and behance.net/ianjepson. Friendly Ghosties Tour It Came From The Jungle: Halloween 2013 Halloween Extravaganza 2013

CD Cover Designs by Nicolas Lalli

CD Cover Designs by Nicolas Lalli

I really like the mix of music and design so today I selected some super cool cd covers designed by Nicolas Lalli, a graphic designer from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Check out these covers and get some cool inspiration for your next cover project. For more from Nicolas Lalli visit behance.net/nicolaslalli.

Editorial Design Inspiration: WE Magazine

Editorial Design Inspiration: WE Magazine

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.

Simplicity Poster Designs by Ross Gunter

Simplicity Poster Designs by Ross Gunter

Ross Gunter is a graphic designer from London with a taste for simplicity. Ross designed a series of posters for his personal project "Bridging the Gap" and each posters focus on simplicity design with two core elements; a consistent layout and a substantial graphic. For more from Ross Gunter visit rossgunter.com and behance.net/rossgunter.

Editorial Design Inspiration: Jot Down Mag

Editorial Design Inspiration: Jot Down Mag

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.

Beautiful Design Work by Commoner

Commoner, Inc is home of the brilliant designer Richard Arthur Stewart and on this post you will see some of the amazing work he has done. Very clean design with a lot of style to it, making every bit of detail so enjoyable. Check it out! For more works from Richard visit commonerinc.com Fast Eddie's Barber Shop Fast Eddie's is a no nonsense barber shop found in Allston, MA. one of Boston's many historical neighborhoods. This place is the epitome of traditional Americana, which I wanted the mark and typography to represent; Franklin Gothic and ATF Bodoni scanned from a letterpress book with a mashup illustration combining an iconic eagle and barber's comb. I wanted to stay away from the "red, white & blue" barber pole theme and stick with something high contrast and modern. Stark, rich blacks screen printed on whitewash 100 lb. card stock give the collateral a strong masculine feel while referencing the brand's age and history. Poe Covers Reimagined A tribute in my own way after discovering how much I love Edgar Allan Poe's work. I wanted the design to reflect his tongue-in-cheek way with words. His themes were very dark and at sometimes too morbid to even read, but he always had a way of conveying them in an almost whimsical, comedic fashion. I thought this was truly the beauty of his work. To be able to illicit such a broad range of emotions from the reader and in such a short amount of time, remembering that the majority of his stories aren't more than 20 or so pages. The Lower Depths Identity for a taproom and restaurant in Kenmore square, inspired by it's port town history. Rat City Beer Co. Rat City is a boutique brewery specializing in artisanal craft beer, located in the heart of Allston, MA. The company was named as a tribute to the neighborhood it resides in, notorious for it's overwhelming rat population. Being ever optimistic, the name was a way to show local pride as well as differentiate itself from the many other brewhouses in Boston and the surrounding area. Drawing much influence from the prohibition era, the design and copy give a nod to the classics while still remaining relevant and contemporary. The brand reflects a blue collar, D.I.Y. aesthetic that is steeped in tradition with respect for the craft of home brewing.

Elegant Print & Graphic Work by Astronaut Design

The face behind Astronaut Design is 26 year old graphic designer, Vyacheslav from Almaty, Kazakstan. I'm a big fan of his simple and minimalist approach to design, in particular his prints. His work is clean and to the point and that's one thing I can really appreciate. Swing by his portfolio to check out more of his work and let me know what you think via twitter!

Amazing Poster Design

When it comes to graphic design, there are few pieces that I really love to do. One of them is posters! I actually don't know why I like it so much, but every time I find some posters pieces in the web I really appreciate it! Ruben Córdoba Schwaneberg makes some amazing posters. I really like the "3D" feel in these, because if you look at these carefully, you'll see some red and blues displaced above the images. I really like it... it makes these pieces pop out! What you think about it? For more of Ruben's work you may visit his portfolio at Behance! I hope you all enjoy these. Cheers! ;)

Featuring Manipulator Alexander Lataille

We got a chance to introduce Alexander Lataille a few weeks ago. His interesting manipulation style provided for unique feedback on his work. This week, we're taking the time to feature him and his artwork. Feast your eyes upon the work of a true graphic manipulator! Everything you can imagine is real. - Pablo Picasso Be sure to look forward to an interview in the coming weeks!

DeviantART Colors: Black

Following our great Black Week, today we featured only works exposed at DeviantART, a great place for inspiration and references. These images are really great, and I bet you'll really enjoy them. And of course, I'm still thinking about tomorrow's Black post. Any suggestions? Web Design, Wallpapers and DeviantART are done, we need at least 2 more topics. Help us define these 2!! And again, give some love to the artists by visiting each one's portfolios. Hope you like it. Cheers! ;) Mark Brooks asuka111 Tobias Kwan Ketmara Darkrose42 Christoffer Habter mclean Jose Carlo G. Mendoza Kerem Beyit Katarzyna Napiórkowska Nekro | Borja Fresco Costa Sine Qua Non Manx-Works recycledwax Juha Arvid Helminen Miss-Deathwish gnato emciem Fernanda Brussi emreturhal Remigiusz Kozdra Denoro

Design Deconstructed: WhiteHouse.gov

Hello, my name is Youssef Sarhan & I regularly write on my design blog over at www.whiteinkblog.com, and I also like to share my posts here, on abduzeedo. With a great audience and community it's a brilliant forum for discussion. In this feature I try to shed some light on the development process and/or elements of a selected design. By deconstructing the design into layout, typeface, colours & use of images we will hopefully develop a better understand of how the final result was achieved. I feel that this degree of awareness is crucial to a graphic designers development; being able to not only identify the design elements but the rationale behind them.(Via: www.whiteinkblog.com) In this edition of Design Deconstructed (DD) I am going to be observing the brand new website of the White House (http://www.whitehouse.gov/). Within minutes of President Obama being sworn in the new site had gone live. I'd imagine it has received a huge spike in visitors but it seems to be coping perfectly. I'm trying to find out the designer/company who is behind it, so if anyone knows? It looks fantastic. It's clean, feels like a position of authority and most importantly approachable. It doesn't look like a news site, like it used to. Here's an image of the homepage. As you can see it's pretty sharp looking. You can view a 100% version if you click the image. I have overlaid the grid over it, at least a grid which I think fits. It's a 3 column grid thats subdivided again into 3 more columns. The subdivisions really come into play in the bottom footer which has many links to different categories. Starting at the top, I think the header shows the level and attention to detail that went into making this site look how it does. It's detailed, precise and well-planned. These small images can really set a design off. Further down, a divider which separates the main content and the categorical links. You may like to click and view the image at 100%. Similarly at the bottom. Love the use of little stars in the required field instead of an asterisk* Next is the Navigation, easy to use rollover bar, I love the use of italc/regular fonts. Set in Georgia. I feel overall the site suits the new President. I'd love to see the development process to get a real idea of how it came to this end. It's a nice alternative to his also excellently designed www.change.gov website which he used during the campaign. The subtle use of the semi-transparent white box is a nice touch. Nothing too over the top on the site but at the same time it stands out and airs class. The primary typeface for titles of the site in Gerogia. Copied from what I think is the css. h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6 {font-family:Georgia,"Times New Roman",Times,serif; color:#036;} You can view the style.css file here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/includes/eop/style.css The body text is set in Lucida. html, body {font-family:"Lucida Sans Unicode","Lucida Grande",Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;} body {font-size:12px; margin:0; padding:0;} strong, em, b, i, .bold {font-family:"Lucida Sans","Lucida Sans Unicode","Lucida Grande",Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;} Finally, the colour palette consists of appropriate shades. Blue, Navy, Maroon, Grey, etc. Here is a simple drop selection from the blurred image. Here is an image I was saving until the end; Its the before version, as you can see. It's a good change. A huge improvement from the previous site, which looked like a news site. Hopefully this will be a reflection on the presidency. Check it all out here: www.whitehouse.gov Further Reading: Design Deconstructed: White Ink Blog Design Deconstructed: Google Design Deconstructed: WP Remix

Video Inspiration: "Urban Bubbles" TV-Spot & Making Of

This is a very nice theme spot for Mnet. It is a composition of hd shots of movie stars and frameworks created and animated in Cinema 4D. It was created by Orijin, a design group from South Africa. Get more details and motion graphics on Orijin.co.za Mnet "Urban Bubbles" from panic embryo on Vimeo. Mnet "Urban Bubbles" VFX Breakdowns from panic embryo on Vimeo.