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The most intricate deck of cards ever made

The most intricate deck of cards ever made

I have been posting a lot about branding and editorial design here on ABDZ. Most of these projects are very minimal with simple forms and most often not many details. Of course that doesn't mean that we won't feature different types of projects and that's the reason I am sharing with you the Citizens Playing Cards | Kevin Cantrell project created by Satellite Office | &Reach for a deck of cards. So this is not a simple deck of cards, it's the most intricate, breathtaking deck of cards ever made. Every aspect of Kevin Cantrell’s work for theory11 was translated with a relentless handcrafted, unrivaled attention to detail. Opulent art is combined with gold foil, hot stamping, and bronze foil to create a box design that’s eye catching, elegant, and sophisticated. For more information about Satellite Office and their sister-agency &Reach, check out http://satelliteoffice.tv/

Graphic Design Works by Jennifer Lucey-Brzoza

Graphic Design Works by Jennifer Lucey-Brzoza

We've been shifting a lot of UX/UI articles lately on Abduzeedo, not that is a bad thing but the industry is heading more towards the future of digital content and projects. At times, it's great to see what designers are doing in brand identity, typography and even illustration. We tend to forget that most of us are coming from a  Print background. Like the work from Jennifer Lucey-Brzoza that we are showcasing today. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); About Jennifer Lucey-Brzoza Jennifer is a self-taught designer currently based in Boston, USA. She's now working as the creative director over at Oat. A studio where she spent most of her day that specializes in Brand Identity, Lettering, Logotype, Packaging, Illustration and more. For more information: http://oattt.com/index.html

Let's get creative 2016

Let's Get Creative 2016

Since the flat design became a trend it's great to see the evolution of the style but it's also visible that not much has changed besides hard shadows becoming a bit softer. Last year, however, I started noticing more of a mix of swiss style with a bit of the deconstructivist movement we saw in graphic design. The project 'let's get creative 2016' by Studio - JQ is a good example, at least from my point of view. ABDZ has been bringing a bit of that back as well and I foresee more like this in the future. Let's get creative 2016. Creative compositions and self promotion for Studio–JQ expressing the values, work methods and everyday subjects that arise in a usual day in the studio. About Studio - JQ Studio–JQ is lead by Jonathan Quintin – he has created inspirational work at the world’s top design studios for clients including Aon/Manchester United, Auto Trader UK, Bosch, Google, Intel, Mitsubishi Motors, Moscow Raceway, NASCAR, NBC Sports Network, Tommy Hilfiger/Rafa Nadal, Rockstar Energy Drink, The Co-operative and VMware. For more information check out http://studiojq.co/

Hand lettering for Les Charcuteries Porkshop

Hand lettering for Les Charcuteries Porkshop

BMD Design is a design studio in France specialized in graphic design and they put together some amazing work for Les Charcuteries Porkshop. The creators of this new deli shop, develop rebels and authentic flavors, in the greatest respect for tradition and with quality ingredients . Each of their air-dried sausages is an unprecedented encounter between knowledge by ancestral and inspiration came from friends everywhere. For more from BMD Design visit bmddesign.fr.

Eerie Illustraitons by Adrian Fernandez

Eerie Illustrations by Adrian Fernandez

When it comes to illustrations there are things that really catch my attention, one of them is when they have a sort of eerie mystery - almost like making me think about existence and solitude. Atmos, a project by Adrian Fernandez captures that quite well, perhaps, due to the lonely character present in all compositions or the dark tone. The truth is, they are quite inspiring. Adrian Fernandez is a Graphic Designer & Illustrator from Nuremberg, Germany. He is passionate about Graphic Design, Branding, Illustration, Editorial Design and Typography. He also has just recently graduated from university and is freelancing, currently working for a band called Be My Island and the App Themeboard. For more information check out http://adrianfernandez.me/

Zeppe Logo Case Study

Zeppe Logo Case Study

The Zeppe Deliveria della Pizza is the latest original restaurant from Grupo Mar, from Belo Horizonte – Brazil. In this post you will see the creative process of Zeppe's new identity. This project was done by the design studio "Pós Imagem Design" out of Rio de Janeiro Brazil, for more about them visit posimagem.com.br and behance.net/posimagem. Zeppe Deliveria della Pizza is an original and stylish new pizza place from Belo Horizonte, Brazil. We were comissioned to develop their branding and visual identity based on the Giuzeppe story above and the year of launch of the first Vespa model – 1946. Our challenge became to delve into the graphic references of the time, appropriating and rethinking them in an authentic way to create a truly original environment. Constructivist art and modernist movements like Bauhaus and De Stijl were our starting points. The work of designer Louise Fili was a true inspiration as well, and we also gathered lots of reference material on traditional Italian signage. The result is a somewhat unexpected mixture of the quirky script logo with the rigid geometric motif and our favorite part – lots of posters.   Research, Studies, Drafts   Our Four Contenders We usually don't present the client with this many 'options', but we felt that the development process had been so rich that it was justified, in this case. Of course, we only did this because we believed any of the options would be a good choice. Naturally, we had our own favorites – Rafael, the Creative Director, settled on the 4th, while I (Daniel) was obsessed with the letterforms and variations on the 3rd. Also, notice that the Vespa icon on the first iteration of the final logo was different.   The Final Logo Once the logo is chosen and all the work is done, we can't even imagine how it all would have looked in any of the other choices. There was still a lot more to come, though. From the very beginning, we knew we wanted to bring some constructivism into the mix – something that would reference the time period of our story character, Giuzeppe, and give a strong voice to the identity.

Rebranding Super, Natural British Columbia

Rebranding Super, Natural British Columbia

I am currently working on a logo for an untitled project and in the middle of my research; I stumbled across this beautiful rebranding of the Super, Natural British Columbia, in Canada. The folks behind this rebranding are Gabriel Lefebre and Rachel Lecompte from ēthos located in Montreal, Canada. This award-winning duo team are specialists in Branding, Packaging, Copywriting and Graphic Design. Tourism British Columbia’s brand identity was given a major facelift to reflect its unique offering. Special attention was paid to ensure that the new tools were sufficiently flexible for the specific needs of the many regions and points of contact. All communications now focus on the emotions stirred by encounters with BC’s larger-than-life wilderness and its life-affirming effect on those who experience it first-hand. The tagline “Super, Natural British Columbia” thus regains its full meaning and its place at the heart of all brand communications... "Cessons de créer des compagnies, créons plutôt des marques. in the french version of "Let's put to an end to the creation of corporation, let's create more brands." For more information check out: http://ethosmtl.com

Ch'arts - Paper Craft

Growing up without computers is something that might sound crazy in this day in age when we can have smartphones more powerful than the best PC of the late 90s early 2000s. The best thing about not having access to this technology is that it gave me the opportunity to learn about paper and to appreciate the craft behind using it. This love still lingers until this day and every time I spot a project that showcases something on this matter I have to post about it here on Abduzeedo. Introducing project CH'ARTS by Adrià Molins. This project blends a simple style, heavily inspired by the Swiss Style, with the beautiful texture and depth that paper can give to any project. The natural shadows produced brings back a nostalgic analog feel. So much so, I wish I could have a poster like that to hang on my wall. For more information about Adrià, check out her portfolio at http://adriamolins.tumblr.com/ - and now enjoy this beautiful project. Description by the author The natural shadows produced brings back a nostalgic analog feelHow many hours invests Europe in arts education? / How art education has changed in Spain along six educational laws? CH'ARTS, is a final degree project, in collaboration with Fab Café Barcelona that aims to answer these questions using graphic design and data visualization as an effective communication tool for social improvement. Special Thanks to: Fab Café Barcelona - Collaboration Anna Vilchez - Photography Eduardo Manso and Adrià Gomez - Typography Oscar Medina, Sergi Delgado and Pedro Baños - Support and all my friends and family

Editorial Design Inspiration: Road Lifestyle Magazine

Editorial Design Inspiration: Road Lifestyle Magazine

I love to see design from other countries and cultures to look at it with different eyes and enjoy what they are doing. Road SKODA is a lifestyle magazine from Poland with a very inspiring design. Check it out! Designed by Opcom Design Agency.

MOME+

MOME+

This weekend I spent a lot of time working on the design of the new Abduzeedo. I am looking forward to showing you guys but it might take a little longer before the debut. In the meantime, I will be sharing with you guys some things that have been inspired the new design. The work I featured today is a great example of a monospaced font with simple composition. The project is titled MOME+ by Nora Demeczky. The MOME+ experimental incubation program was launched in early 2014 at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest as a result of recognizing a dual problem. Many creative workers starting their career dream about an independent enterprise, a brand, but they face difficulties when it comes to strategic planning, assessing their opportunities and their own potential, and they lack the necessary economic and marketing knowledge. For more information check out http://de-form.hu/ - or check after the break for a bit of the work. Images by Nora Demeczky - http://de-form.hu/ On the other hand, the university’s art philosophy cannot automatically be translated to the language of the business world: we work in several art and creative professions that, while they do not offer the chance of founding startups and accomplishing quick success, provide professionals and achievements that are integral to a functioning society. The goal of MOME+ is to seek and offer answers to this complex situation, involving a diverse pool of experts, as an experimental program in the first year: optimistically aiming at perfection, but accepting the chance of erring as well.

Amazing Street Art Project by Graffmatt

Amazing Street Art Project by Graffmatt

Street art is something I really love it! Maybe it's because it's raw, without perfectionism and at the same time I can see how good the is the artist to make a masterpiece in every kind of canvas. GRAFFMATT, also known as Mattieu Laine, is a French artist that is developing his first street art project called CAPHARNAÜM, it is an installation in his home town that is going to be demolished. It's possible to see the effort and love in each piece of art and every wall of the house. The result of this projetct that last from 2013 to 2015 it's tottaly amazing! Born in 1986 with a pencil in hand, is a French artist GRAFFMATT Who hails from Chambéry, in Savoy. A 2006 graduate from the La Martinière-Diderot art school (Lyon), he first Specialised in graphic design and video goal soon made ​​His painting spearhead. GRAFFMATT painting styles are diverse, and are in the area of collage, kraft, cardboard and canvas. Check out the projet CAPHARNAÜM and more about his work at graffmatt.com.

Editorial Design Inspiration: Daily News

Editorial Design Inspiration: Daily News

Polish designer Lukasz Pachalko designed this amazing newspaper layout & editorial design concept. Its purpose is to present how traditional printed newspaper can be restyled in order to make it more readable, attractive and competitive to digital editions. Large and dynamic photos related to main articles, data visualization and illustrations help in better understanding the content and stress a visual communication role in today’s newspaper design. For more from Lukasz Pachalko visit behance.net/lkvs.

Editorial Design Inspiration: 99U Quarterly Mag No.6

Editorial Design Inspiration: 99U Quarterly Mag No.6

99U Quarterly Magazine releases issue 6 and it's safe to say that is one of the most inspirational editorial pieces out there. Very heavy in typography, keeping the consistency in colors, making and breaking the grid. 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. Our focus editorially was showcasing the unheralded aspects of building a creative career, the tough stuff that is often glossed over by those who have found success. That’s why we spoke with graphic designer Aaron Draplin and entrepreneur Tristan Walker to get a inside look how each painstakingly built their empire while balancing family and leisure. Credits Editor in Chief — Sean Blanda Assistant Editor — Kiana St. Louis Publisher — Scott Belsky Art Direction & Graphic Design — Mark Brooks Cover Illustration — Roma Shule

Neo Chrome Collection from James White

Neo Chrome Collection from James White

James White is an old friend here on Abduzeedo, it's not his first job featured here and for sure will not be the last one. He is with a new collection of master pieces called Neo Chrome, the art explore abstract chrome and with an style from the 80's. Pieces for a small exhibition at Whosit & Whatsit in Newcastle Upon Tyne UK, exploring abstract chrome and 80s aesthetic. Heavily inspired by TrapperKeeper binder designs from the late 80s. If you want to know more or revisit James White's work, go to signalnoise.com. Pieces from this exhibition are available for purchase at Whosit & Whatsit.

Slick Graphic Artworks by Jose Berrio

Slick Graphic Artworks by Jose Berrio

Gotta love printed artworks! You may hang a cool poster on your wall, you may read a book or listen to an album with an awesome cover. Whatever it is, a printed graphic artwork will be a great asset to anyone's collection. Jose Berrio, a graphic designer established in New York, comes up with some super rad illustrations for posters, covers and more. Check it out! Jose is definitely a talented designer because these are pretty awesome, really stylish! For more of his work, please visit his portfolio at Behance. I hope you enjoy these as much as I did! Cheers. ;) "El Ritmo Lúdico y los Placeres en Bogotá" Book Cover "Diamante Eléctrico – B" Album Artwork & Logo SILKSCREEN POSTERS I "La Danza de la Realidad" Book Cover "The Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise" Poster "Charlie Evo - Can't Let You Go" Album Cover

Safegate Illustrations

Illustration is all about style in my opinion. There are so many different illustrators and each one of them try to add their little signature but they also make sure their references and inspirations are visible. The work that Eric Pautz share on his Behance profile is a beautiful example of vintage look with a modern touch. The project was commissioned by Safegate. I was approached by Upperfirst to design this spot for Safegate, "a global company offering a complete range of solutions for increased safety, efficiency and environmental benefits to airports worldwide". I was responsible for the design of all frames. For more information check out http://www.ericpautz.com/ Video

Hand Lettering Artist Colin Tierney

Hand Lettering Artist Colin Tierney

It's hard to find some people that don't love typography, and I'm not different. Today I'm here to showcase the work of Colin Tierney, a guy that breath typography and letters, this is his life and it's perfect clear just looking for his work. Colin is a freelance Graphic Designer based out of Baltimore, Maryland. He specialize in identity & print design, hand lettering and illustration. Check out his work at ierneystudio.com and follow him on Instagram at @tierneystudio. Here we're bringing just a glance of what he has been doing lately. I'm Colin, I also curate in a brush, a visual blog based solely on hand lettering in its rawest form. The site features quick shots without the edits from letterers around the world. Thank you to everyone who came out to the exhibition opening reception last night and showed their support. We really appreciate it. Here's a video of the mural @laumanndesign and I painted of my title graphic lettering to show you a little behind the scenes of our process. Full video link temporarily in my profile. The video is courtesy of @stevensonuniversity Filmed and edited by @medeo.mov of @stereoscopestudios A video posted by Colin Tierney (@tierneystudio) on Sep 18, 2015 at 11:16am PDT