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Introducing Adobe Creative Resident Chelsea Burton

Introducing Adobe Creative Resident Chelsea Burton

We hope you're getting familiar with the Adobe Creative Residency program at this point, an amazing endeavor brought to us by the dreamers at Adobe who are generously empowering talented individuals to spend a year focusing on a passion project, while sharing their experiences and processes with the creative community. Today, we're excited to mark day four with the inspiring work of Chelsea Burton, a graphic designer and illustrator hailing from Erie, Pennsylvania with a passion for street art, skate board-smithing & longboard deck designing who develops her own line of boards showcasing original artwork.  “I plan to approach topics that most strongly reside within me, including the public perception of female strength, individuality, sustainability, product quality, and—always—functional and accessible art application,” says Burton. Chelsea will spend her Residency year creating and launching a new line of longboards as a follow-up to her university senior show and serving as a grander launching pad for a lifelong entrepreneurial goal. She will design and create both the wood decks and vinyl graphics with messages to inspire others to find the purpose and meaning of creativity in everyday activities. Chelsea has a strong belief that her products aren’t necessarily part of a traditional craft, but they have the potential to broaden public awareness about the possibilities of intentional and functional art application.   MORE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRES ADOBE CREATIVE RESIDENT CHELSEA BURTON A lifelong pledge in opposition to the clean-cut framework that is housed in expensive taste, my artwork has always found it’s calling in the nitty-gritty, bump and grind freedom of the streets. A sketchbook has continuously been only a beginning—a basic map from which my work is pulled off the page and pushed to the limit of reality. There is a desire to have my work to be revisited and to be used; I want it to go beyond white walls, creep into every crack, and breathe in every city bustling with life.

Brand Identity: New York Women's Surf Film Festival

Brand Identity: New York Women's Surf Film Festival

Honoured to be sharing this brand identity project for the New York Women's Surf Film Festival. Into their 5th annual festival, their goal is to celebrate the filmmakers and female wave riders who live to surf, highlight their sense of adventure, connection to the ocean and more. Designed by Shanti Sparrow, it was greatly inspired by the movie by its aesthetics, also we can witness the work from Sarah Lee that we've featured in the past on ABDZ for her underwater photography. Get inspired! Shanti Sparrow is an Australian-based designer, illustrator and dreamer living and creating in New York, USA. Love the fact that Shanti would work on projects for not-for-profit clients that create awareness and raise funds for important humanitarian, environmental and research-based causes. The branding design for the 5th annual film festival was influenced by iconic retro surf culture and the nuanced aesthetics of contemporary film. Product Gallery   Credits Underwater Photography by Sarah Lee Event Photo by Dennis Cahlo More Links Learn more about Shanti Sparrow at shantisparrow.com Follow Shanti Sparrow on Behance

Illustration & Brand Identity: Brand Refresh for Mutual Attraction

Illustration & Brand Identity: Brand Refresh for Mutual Attraction

About a week ago, we've featured the latest work from Radim Malinic with the branding project for Inhere. This week, he is back again but with a project in collaboration with Bristol-based Craig Minchington. It's a refresh that involves brand identity and illustration for Mutual Attraction. A dating agency and matchmaking service that needed some love to share their expertise for everyone in the name of love. Radim and Craig both have similar skills but for this project, Radim was in charge of the creative direction & design. And Craig was behind the 3D modelling, I am digging the overall project especially where you can clearly see the style from both designers. Collaboration work between Radim Malinic, a freelance creative director, graphic designer and speaker from London and with Craig Minchington who is also in the same field but based in Bristol, UK. They have worked together on several projects including the Harnham Salary Guide (2016) featured on ABDZ. Mutual Attraction is a London dating agency and matchmaking service. Mutual Attraction is all about meeting people face to face, in the flesh and stepping away from the screen. Dating in the real world, with real people, looking for real love. Refreshingly simple yet effective. Project Gallery   Credits Creative direction and design: Radim Malinic / Brand Nu 3d modelling: Craig Minchington / Adora Attack More Links Learn more about Radim Malinic at brandnu.co.uk Learn more about Craig Minchington at adoraattack.com

Brand Identity & Graphic Design: First Edition of Synergy Event

Brand Identity & Graphic Design: First Edition of Synergy Event

We are taking a look at this prestigious brand identity and graphic design for the first edition of the Synergy event. Designed by Portugal-based Pedro Matos, the event took place at the recently recovered Vidago Palace Hotel. I love how Pedro used inspiration from the actual event location where he mentioned that the skylight drew his attention. That's just the best when you can get this kind of inspiration and Pedro took a joy to share some of his progress as well. Please enjoy! Pedro Matos is a senior designer based in Braga, Portugal. Focusing his work in graphic design, branding, and creative direction; you should follow his delightful portfolio via Behance. First edition of Synergy, an event that gathers the most significant business partners of Primavera, in a two-day event. This edition took place in the recently recovered Vidago Palace Hotel, a jewel from the Art Nouveau period, in Portugal. Project Gallery   Credits Client: Primavera BSS Studio: Pi Creative Studio Creative Direction and Design: Pedro Matos Photography: Pedro Matos More Links Learn more about Pedro Matos via Behance

Architecture & Branding: Nike Ibirapuera Football and Running

Architecture & Branding: Nike Ibirapuera Football and Running

We are taking a look at the architecture & branding project for the largest park in São Paulo, Brazil. We are featuring the work of Ricardo Carvalho worked on the branded renovation for the football fields and the running tracks. Everything was invested and commissioned by Nike Brazil. It was interesting to see of the Behind-the-Scenes about the process and seeing the final result. Give it a look! Ricardo Carvalho is a creative director and sports branding specialist based in São Paulo, Brazil. If you're a fan of sports and especially branding, you should definitely check out his Behance. Ibirapuera is the largest park in Sao Paulo City, and Nike invested on a branded renovation for the football fields and the running tracks. The new sport place opened to the public in August 2017 and the revitalization of the field has gained synthetic grass, lighting and new crossbars. The new running tracks now have marks to indicate distance, indicating two different training modes inside the park. Project Gallery Credits Client: Nike Brazil Photo: Nike / Divulgação Agency: Octagon More Links Learn more about Ricardo Carvalho at rccarvalho.com Follow Ricardo's work on Behance

Graphic Design & Typography Works by Sami Christianson

Graphic Design & Typography Works by Sami Christianson

Let's take a look at the latest work from Sami Christianson who is a designer, art director and letterer based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Combining graphic design into packaging projects really to make it stand out from the crowd, especially when you think at the placement at the final product. Imagine the competition in a supermarket, my favourite from her work so far is the "Sum of the Parts" project. Sami Christianson is a senior designer, art letterer and art director from Vancouver, Bristish Columbia. Focusing her work in graphic design, typography and packaging; you can really see a change in her latest. Definitely worth a follow on Behance. Project Gallery   More Links Learn more about Sami Christianson at samichristianson.com Follow Sami on Behance

Branding: Inhere, a meditation studio from London, UK

Branding: Inhere, a meditation studio from London, UK

Our good friend Radim Malinic recently released some fresh work from his portfolio and we had to feature them on ABDZ. It's two branding projects and we are sharing one which is a branding for a new London medication studio called: Inhere. From the logo, type, icon system; we are just stunned by the choice of colours. Always so lovely! For those who is familiar with Radim's work, (in my opinion) he is the master of colours. Let the work speak for itself! Radim Malinic is a person that wears multiple hats from being a dad, designer, creative director, illustrator and speaker. I wonder how he gets any sleep! You should definitely check out his book: Book of Ideas that we've featured on ABDZ. Inhere exists to help busy Londoners stop, pause and hear themselves again. They run run bite-sized meditation sessions of different lengths and with different focuses throughout the day. Project Gallery In their words London’s first teacher free, drop-in meditation studio has opened in the heart of the City. Inhere is the brainchild of Adiba Osmani, who wants to offer the stressed out, overworked City community a flexible, hassle-free and stylish place to retreat and unwind. Inhere has worked with a team of leading design talent to create this elegant new concept in meditation studio design, the first of its kind in the capital. The aesthetic of the Inhere brand has been created by brand design expert, Radim Malinic of Brand Nu, and the tranquil surroundings of this serene studio in the heart of Monument have been designed by set designer and stylist Mihaela Berbecar. Penguin Media Solutions have provided the AV experience. Radim Malinic is a renowned creative director and designer based in London who has worked with leading global brands such as Google, Sony and Adidas. He has produced the brand identity for Inhere and taken inspiration from the cycle of day and night, and the geometric compositions of mandalas. Malinic has created a bold, graphic eye-like logo device which conveys the studio’s aim to soothe stressed out Londoners by encouraging them to take some time out to look inwards and find inner peace and calm through the ancient art of meditation. Partly inspired by the concept of a creative block, Malinic’s logo is comprised of two halves. One half made up of sharp lines directed outwards and one half made up of curved forms moving inwards, aiming to show how meditation can transform the outward looking, linear anxieties and worries of the mind and help bring the focus of the mind inwards, reducing symptoms of anxiety and stress. More Links Learn more about Radim Malinic at: brandnu.co.uk Follow Radim on Instagram

Editorial Design for the Beautiful Black Apple Magazine [BAM]

Editorial Design for the Beautiful Black Apple Magazine [BAM]

Editorial design has for me is the biggest source of inspiration. The beauty of organizing text, imagery and colors to create composition that is not only visual pleasing but also efficient at communicating the message to the reader. BUREAU CHAPEAU MELON created and shared this incredible editorial design project on their Behance profile It's the design for Black Apple Magazine and it has it all. Gorgeous imagery, elegant use of white space, vibrant colors, trendy illustrations, as I said, these types of projects are truly inspiring. Description Black Apple Magazine [BAM] is a free bimonthly publication distributed  in key outlets of the Marseille city. Launched in January 2017 by Aurélia Andréoli (Founder and CEO of the design studio Bureau Chapeau Melon) and Anne-Sophie Vignau (Founder of Pepper D printing), BAM is design, qualitative and authentic. Distributed free of charge, it gives pride to its inhabitants and visitors.  Editorial design Bureau Chapeau Melon  is a creative agency based in Marseille, France. For more information make sure to check out: chapeau-melon.fr blackapplemagazine.com    

The Baking Supply Co.: Healthy Recipe Kits for Herbal Baking

The Baking Supply Co.: Healthy Recipe Kits for Herbal Baking

A company called The Baking Supply Co. decided to re-invent the use of herbs for our treats. To get us excited about nutritious foods again, they are doing through what they called kits. Inside a variety of kits, you'll find recipes for gluten and refined sugar free herbal treats, iron-on patch, oven mitts, guides and more. All together in a very attractive branding, what do you say? It's worth for a try, at the least. In their words What is The Baking Supply Co.? It's an independent company delivering healthy baking kits to people who’d rather eat their herbs. Our recipes are not only good for you—gluten and refined sugar free, and packed with whole grains, fruits, and vegetables—they’re delicious and fun to make, too. Pre-portioned and refrigerated baking kits delivered to your door—for people who’d rather eat their herbs Project Gallery   We created the Baking Supply Co. to get more people excited about eating wholesome and nutritious foods. Each Baking Supply Co. box comes fully equipped with a comprehensive recipe, and all the ingredients you need to make healthy treats at home. We’ve distilled decades of cooking techniques, tricks, tips, and nutritional information into a single box; so you can make your own herbal treats with ease. Get Baking! More Links More about this project and share your support via Indiegogo

Eerie Everyday Digital Art by Stuart Lippincott

Eerie Everyday Digital Art by Stuart Lippincott

We posted about Stuart Lippincott in the past but he keeps delivering some incredible images with his Everyday project. Stuart is creating a digital art every day in 2017 and he's been sharing monthly collections on his Behance profile. The images have a eerie mood bringing back some nostalgia feelings of the beginning of the digital era. People and futurist light sources or facing something mysterious ahead. The combination of people, 3D images and of course, glowing light is powerful. I'd just wanted to have all this images available as wallpapers for my phone and computer. Stuart Lippincott is a designer focused on motion graphics and animation . He is based in Bentonville, Arkansas and you should definitely follow him on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/stuz0r  Digital art  

Brand Identity for Company that Repairs Centuries-old Furniture

Elegant Brand Identity for Centuries-old Furniture Repair

Dmytro Khrunevych sent me a message via Behance the other day about a new project that he had just published. It's a super cool brand identity work done for a company that repairs and refinishes centuries-old furniture. The logo contains non-obvious elements, zodiac signs. The thing is that the throne (or let us call it ‘divan’) of Ivan Grozny is embellished with zodiac signs and a horoscope and it works really well. He also created a set of secondary support elements for collaterals. The result is a quite elegant brand identity system as you can see in the images below.  Divan Grozny is a company engaged in repair and refinishing of centuries-old furniture. The style combines several ideas. The wood is a basic material and an embodiment of longevity, while the brand defines the pattern and the main character (company name is consonant with Ivan Grozny, known as Ivan the Terrible, a historical figure; ‘divan’ stands for ‘sofa’) Brand Identity Dmytro Khrunevych is a graphic designer from Kiev, Ukraine. His work is heavily focused on art direction, branding and graphic design. I recommend that you also check out another great project on his portfolio titled Patience Sans. For more information check out https://www.behance.net/dimahru  

A Modern Take on Art Deco Typography for Wired UK

A Modern Take on Art Deco Typography for Wired UK

Sawdust, the creative partnership of Jonathan Quainton and Rob Gonzalez, shared a super cool typography project they created for Wired UK. It's a display font that has a modern look but also feels like a classic Art Deco font. It's a good blend of past and future. I specially like the flow of some of the characters like Y, L, O and T. It's also refreshing to see projects like this, especially for me that. I spend most of my time focusing on accessibility, legibility, readability and I feel that graphic design, especially editorial design still has an edge in terms of style. There's more freedom, you can see by the pictures below. Crazy contrast on font sizes, orientation and layout. Hopefully we will see the web and mobile design evolve to more experimental ideas too. Sawdust is a design studio based in London, UK. They specialize in bespoke and innovative typography, brand display typefaces, visual identities and image-creation for clients including: Nike, Wired, The New York Times, Coca-Cola, IBM, Wieden+Kennedy and other heavy weight clients. At the heart of what we do is a desire to create work that is both explorative and beautifully crafted. Above all else we retain a deeply rooted conviction to not only deliver design that is effective but that exceeds our client’s expectations. For more information make sure to check out: http://www.madebysawdust.co.uk/ Typography Display typeface for WIRED, UK. Creative Director: Andrew Diprose Art Director: Mary Lees

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

Product Design: Bringing Back Humanscale Manual from the 1970s

Product Design: Bringing Back Humanscale Manual from the 1970s

As of late, we've have published a series of revisited things from the past on ABDZ coming from manuals, branding items and more. It's somehow quite interesting because the things are stuff that we haven't even known its existence. It's kind of where I am heading with this Kickstarter Campaign of the Humanscale Manual originally created in the 1970s. To be specific, it was created by the team of industrial design pioneer Henry Dreyfuss and now back by the folks over IA Collaborative to publish the reissue. Give it your support! Behind this project, we have IA Collaborative is a global design and innovation consultancy based in Chicago, IL, USA. Their field of work is all around User Driven Design with research, strategy, prototyping, product development and more. Definitely check out their site to learn more. In their words These iconic, beautifully designed, and visionary tools to design for people are still so relevant today. Published between 1974 and 1981, the materials have been out of print for decades and fetch extremely high prices on the used market due to their scarcity. After finding so much value using Humanscale during the prototyping process in our own design work, we wanted to make them available at a reasonable cost to people everywhere. Photo Gallery   Humanscale was published as three separate sets––Humanscale 1/2/3, Humanscale 4/5/6, and Humanscale 7/8/9. Each set includes one booklet and three two-sided selectors. More Links Learn more about Humanscale Manual: humanscalemanual.com Follow Humanscale Manual on Instagram Learn more about IA Collaborative iacollaborative.com

Branding & Graphic Design: OMG Clothes

Branding & Graphic Design: OMG Clothes

A mixture of calligraphy and graphic design for this stunning yellow branding for the clothing brand named: OMG. I am not sure if it's a real brand or not. But I loved the fact they used Geogrotesque Font Family for their brand and the fact that they used a colour like yellow to a palette that complements typography and bold stroke outline. This is a collaboration work between Brain&Bros DZ. and Noah Wilcox. Coming from São Paulo, Brazil until East Troy, WI, USA, we get follow their full project on Behance. Photo Gallery   More Links Check out Brain&Bros's site brainbros.cc Follow Brain&Bros on Behance Follow Noah Wilcox on Behance

Poster Design: We Love Posters by Anagrama Studio

Poster Design: We Love Posters by Anagrama Studio

Poster Design, an expression of graphic design where I wish that will stay forever even though with things going even more digital. The mighty folks over Anagrama Studio do it so well and we are a fan of their work on Abduzeedo. Check out their latest work on posters entitled: We Love Posters, thank you for sharing the love. It's definitely a versatile collection filled different graphical treatment. Anagrama Studio is a brand development studio located in Mexico City, Mexico. We love their work and featured them before on ABDZ. Check out the latest of their work on anagrama.com. Photo Gallery   More Links More information on Anagrama Studio: anagrama.com Follow Anagrama Studio on Behance