Wikipedia, we all have used at least a couple times during the course of our lives to gain information on a certain subject. They are really reliable, always up-to-date and above all mostly tell the story behind what we are usually looking for. We can’t easily lose track of time and reading. How about if it was in a magazine form? Or even a popular science art magazine? Well this is what Malwin Béla Hürkey, he is designer currently based in Berlin. His work is focused on art direction for brand development, typography and of course editorial design. Hope you will like it! "eins und null" is a popular science art magazine series which is dedicated to set the existing knowledge of Wikipedia articles into a new visual context and over this course to give them a new graphical interpretation. Each issue draws its attention on two abstract opponents. Issue 001 confronts the phenomenons of physical reflection and absorption. The magazine targets to give a modest, but also adequate definition of each phenomenon, with models of practical relevance to our everyday life. The series aims to spark ones curiosity for scientifical wikipedia articles. More Information: http://huerkey.com.
With my own experience, I am starting to think that with time having a notebook is always useful for many cases and situations. Even though we all aware of the rise of technology and all the great and useful apps out there to ease up our process. I still feel compelled to go back to these roots for the beneficial of taking notes. Let’s take a closer look at the work from ACRE design, a studio located with Singapore, Singapore. Working mainly in art direction, branding and graphic design, what I love about their work is their creative thinking across all projects from the branding to the photography. Hope you will like it! French philosopher Gaston Bachelard once said, “The blank page gives us the right to dream.” As designers, we know that nothing holds more promise than a fresh canvas, or a beautiful new page. We also know that having the right notebook can make a world of difference in the creative process – so we decided to create our own. Stack is an exploration of functional beauty, and a quiet celebration of colour and texture. The notebook’s sheets feature four subtle shades of peach-pink, which are set against a stately combination of silver endpapers and a textured navy blue cover. There are four kinds of pages: ruled, dotted, gridded, and blank, and they come together to lend themselves to helping you make sense of your thoughts – whatever they may be, and whatever shape they may take. More Information: http://acre.sg/v3.
I would like to share the work from Sweety anc Co who is studio based in Porto Alegre, Brazil. They strongly focus their work in branding, packaging and it’s amazing! At first glance, you’ll notice the colour palette is quite vibrant with fluo colours of green, purple, pink and more. The second thing you will notice is the variety of branding work, they aren’t only focus in one specific style but many including funky illustration, CGI, pattern work and more. It’s quite a long feature compares what we usually publish but it’s totally worth the inspirational scroll! Please enjoy! More Information: http://sweetyand.co.
In my opinion, with all the tech and gadgets that is available to us. I still feel that giving away your business card (after a first client meeting, interview and etc) is part of a good form of communication to explicitly define an impression of yourself on a piece of print. The first impression is always definitive for the future overcome of your intentions. I also believe that there isn’t something as a rule in designing a business card, from the design to the choice of print and paper. Let’s take a look at this sublime collection of business card designs by Anagrama Studio who is a brand development agency based in Mexico. Hope you will enjoy the variety and style of this lovely and inspiring collection. More Information: http://www.anagrama.com.
Opéra Saint-Étienne 2016 is a brand design project created and shared by Graphéine. There's just a lot to love about the original work done in 2015, and this project is a testament of the quality of the brand conceived - it scaled amazingly well to present a collection of amazed faces. In 2015, we conceived the visual identity of the Opera of Saint-Étienne. A logotype whose shape is directly derived from the architecture of the building. It was also a story of smiles... Last year, we had chosen to present a collection of amazed faces. It was the technical and administrative staff who had lent themselves to the game. For the 2016 season, we chose to highlight the musicians of the orchestra. Graphéine is a brand design studio based in Paris, France. For more information about their work check out https://www.grapheine.com/ Branding
This poster series has a lot of great elements that we love on Abduzeedo, first of all we’ve always been fan of everything related with the word: neon. Posters always have been one of our first love of design way before everything went digital with UI, UX, Interfaces and etc. Let’s take a closer look at the work of Tarek Okbir who is a graphic designer currently based Liège, Belgium. Other than focusing his work on UI/UX and Interface design, Tarek created his amazing poster series about very popular artists. As he called it the Music Edition, you can recognize artists such as Lana Del Rey, Alicia Keys and more. Hope you will like it! Hello, here are some illustrations I worked on, part of my Bad Neon project. In order: Stromae, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore, M.I.A, Alicia Keys, Drake, Lana Del Rey More information: http://www.fnkfrsh.be.
Nowadays, being unique in your work, brand or portfolio really can paid off. We spoke about reinventing the wheel and it’s still always the case. Let’s talk about portfolios for example, we follow a ”rule” about how we should showcase (in print) our portfolio, having a business card and an introductory letter. Let’s put ourselves in the shoes of your next employer, how many portfolios they have seen so far? What’s the amount of time given on a review? Being different might add to your chances? It all depends but let’s just say that it’s helpful in some way. Let’s take a look at what Charlotte Allen did for her portfolio and we can’t help to appreciate how it does stand out and it’s worth the effort to be innovative and creative. What do you think? Designing my own portfolio has proven to be one of the most challenging projects to develop, as a client to myself has verified how difficult it is to make choices that would usually come as second nature. Nonetheless, it’s one of the most exciting self-initiated projects to complete. The concept behind the delivery was to create a self-promotional package that was informal, in the format of a simple newspaper to browse in a bid to not craft something too prim. Maintaining simplicity was also vital, ensuring that the format did not overshadow the main body of work. More information: http://www.charlotteallen.co.uk.
We’ve talked about how great concepts with the right branding can work really well together. It’s all part of the image you are projecting to your users and what is the reflection of your goals vs what is the purpose of your brand. There’s many great products out there but there are unlikely known because of the poor branding. That is not the case of the work of Mike Voropaev who is a graphic designer based in Brno, Czech Republic. He was part of the branding work for Sleepformer, a collection of sofas with the concept of a full mattress for a comfortable and healthy sleep. He worked on the visual identity, guidelines and UI/UX. Branding and web design for the capsule collection of sleeper sofas. Our collabo team has created conception, visual identity system, web design, guidelines and animations. Credits Art direction, graphic design, UI/UX, animation — Mike Voropaev Photo — OutboxPhoto, MZ5 group, public domain More information via http://mikevrpv.com.
Esquires' Pumpkin Spice Latte is a graphic design project art directed by Daniel Coleman. The cool thing about this project and the reason we are featuring here is due to the analog process behind it. In this day and age where everything is done in Photoshop or is CGI it's nice to see things being done with real materials, like for the typography part, Daniel used cinnamon. For more details check out the images after the break Project description Esquires' Pumpkin Spice Latte is the coffee chain's hero product for Autumn 2016. Go Creative were asked to produce a key visual that captured the Esquires brand points of being artisan and handmade, whilst conveying the products ingredients as authentic (and not just a syrup shot). We designed a visual that captured those standpoints, with a particular focus on the authentic ingredients. By creating the type out of cinnamon, we could emphasise the flavour in the latte. To further set the mood, we added leaves and key ingredients around the typography. Graphic design process Daniel Coleman is a graphic designer from Oxford, UX. He is working under Magnet Harlequin's creative umbrella, Go Creative. He produces motion, graphic and web design for a variety of national and internation brands including M&S, LG, Costa Coffee and Heinz.
A New Type of Imprint VOL. 8 is an editorial design project by Anti. For me the best thing about editorial design projects like that is that they gives a lot of ideas and references about typography, grid system and especially white space. Most of the times there's no artifacts like shadows or gradients like we can rely on digital design to create separation and distinction of elements. It's all about bold imagery and typography. Project description Vol. 8 «Conversations on Creativity and a Guide to the City» introduces you to great people, such as the eminent furniture designer Andreas Engesvik, fashion designer Cathrine Hammel and artist Ann Iren Buan. We're enjoying wine at Territoriet with photographer Sigve Aspelund, we're in Rasa Maria Gundersen's lush garden and talks about innovation with the fabulous cross creative agency, Void. - Behance In chapter 2 we're taking you on a ride in the city. We talk about urbanism, infrastructure and 'cities and design'. You'll learn that every little street and building, bridge and staircase, backyard and park is designed by and for humans. Professor in Urbanism Judith Borsboom van Beurden wrote the manifest, Marius Svaleng Andresen shot the cover and and Lid & Wiken did the design. - Behance Editorial Design A NEW TYPE OF INTERFERENCE Anti is established as one of Norway's most award winning agencies with an international network and clients in Oslo, Tokyo, Paris and New York. We have offices in Oslo and Bergen. For more information check out http://www.anti.as/
Working on a branding for an event is not an easy challenge. You’re putting out your work for everyone to see and you’re basically in competition with any kind of events wherever it is about music, education and about anything! Apart from the organization itself, you need to have a design that will attract your crowd into coming to your event and also share it to their friends to come. We are taking a look at the work of Michelle Wang and the work she has done for the branding of D5X Forever Young. I like the approach of a small colour palette throughout the work and treated quite uniquely with colour meshes and gradients. Credits Agency: Droga5 Design Director: Rich Greco Photographer: Paul McGeiver, Robert Ohman, Jesse Vega More information via Behance.
Over a year ago, we’ve featured the work of Rigved Sathe with his series Around the World with Type that was pretty well received on the blog and by you guys. Well, Rigved is back with another great series and this time he decided to combine composition and texture based on what seems to work well for him in the form Alphabet letters. 26 unique creations for us to enjoy his superb conceptual ideology, Rigved is a visual designer currently based in Pune, India. After the tremendous response to 'Around the World with Type', I realised that with this concept, the possibilities are endless. STRUCTURE x Type is a similar series that explores form, anatomy, texture and composition to create a distinctive collection of 26 letters, each expressly unique. More information via Behance.
GT Remixes is a set of beautiful art covers for eight different DJs designed by Federico Maksimiuk. The work try to translate the gist behind each one of the 8 singles created for Gin Tronic. The result is a collection of super stylish and minimal illustrations. They all have this retro feel, some look like the label of old floppy disk boxes, for those who remember of what a floppy disk was. Anyway, check out after the break and let us know what you think. Federico Maksimiuk is a graphic and motion designer from Buenos Aires, Argentina. For more information make sure to check out his Behance profile at https://www.behance.net/fedemaks Illustrations
One of the things I do enjoy the most on Abduzeedo is discovering the stories behind the projects we feature. Designing with a purpose and expressing a meaning or a story through the clean lines and strokes of a logo is quite beautiful. Let’s take a look at the work of Adriana Astua about designing a concept branding for organizing a Sport Games in Costa Rica. Behind the initiative, the folks from Publimark Mullen Lowe asked their team how they would envision their ideas for every single province of the country. Adriana was given the task for Cartago City. I like the fact that she used the concept of focusing her design on little mosaics, that together formed a pattern related in a diversity of architectural works. Hope you will enjoy! Cartago is a Costa Rican small province full of richness: its people, flora and fauna, history and colonial architecture. As an “elected” city to organize the 2016 Games its logo was designed unifying Cartago’s most important historical icons. The Basílica, Turrialba Volcano and Cachí’s Dam are surrounded by a sphere from Guayabo’s National Monument, achieving a powerful synthesis, elegant and with a lot of movement. Each icon is created with 5 lines as a tribute to the 5 Games rings. Credits 3D & Modeling: Tatiana Astua & Giovanni Rojas Copywriting: Federico Nieto More information via her Behance.
In a middle of revamping a client’s branding design, as most of us will do, we’ll find paid time to surf around and see what’s going out there as inspiration and for this case in branding. I wouldn’t necessary look for any trends to apply but simply surfing around and let my mind go free. I stumbled across this beautiful packaging design by and her concept for a fictional wine brand. I kind of like the approach with the french terminology associated with a tattoo, along with the color palette chosen to represents the garden (jardin). Sarah is an art director and graphic designer based in Toronto, Canada. Other than her conceptual work, she has worked with Canadian brands (Toronto-based) like: Smoke's Poutinerie and Vaughan Mills just to name a few. We shall look forward to seeing more of her in the future. Concept for Wine Brand and Packaging More information: http://sarahgwan.com/wp.
I have to say, nothing inspires me more than a beautiful editorial design. Simplicity and elegancy, plenty of white space and beautiful typography. Add all of that and you have a truly inspiring design like the Ninety Nine U Magazine. I know their content is also stunning but let's just admire the incredible work that Mark Books put together. Ninety Nine U magazine brings you the best of the creative world through the lens of design and the people and work who are shaping it. - Mark Brooks, Behance Editorial Design Mark Brooks is an art director, graphic designer and brand director at Behance. For more information check out http://www.markbrooksgraphikdesign.com/
Design has the power to communicate and improve people's lives. That's the ultimate goal of a good user experience. The role of designers in communicating the message is very important, some subjects must be treated with a lot of attention because it might be related to health or other delicate situations. Scott Carroll shared an editorial design project with us that he worked on for mental health for men. It's titled "Mental Health." It's a set of designs for media including posters, a book and newspaper ads with the goal of driving awareness on the matter. Here's a little bit more about it from his Behance post. Brief Graphic Design Made Visible. Respond to an external issue relating to either (food, health or migration). Identify a specific area of focus / series of research questions and produce a research-led design response. Creative Solution Mental ill health and suicide affects men up and down the UK on a daily basis, but why is that? Men have a tendency to remain silent when it comes to their mental health, the stigma surround men makes it hard for them to put a voice to their emotions which results in bottling them up. The creative solution of the problem is to give men a platform and help them understand that it is ok to cry and feel lonely because it's a normal experience when mentally ill. Creating a book and a poster series proving these men with the harsh reality of mental ill health and suicide it will give them the encouragement to be more open with how they feel and get help them so desperately need. Kick out the stigma and give men a voice. Editorial Design About Scott Carroll Graphic Design undergraduate at Sheffield Hallam University from Liverpool, North West of England. I have worked in the field of Graphic Design for the past 5 years. Fortunately at an early stage of my creative career I find myself being followed by 50,000+ people across social media which only inspires me to carry on and learn more as a creative. - http://scottcdesign.com/