Henrique Folster shared a super interesting post on his Behance profile that definitely deserved a feature here on Abduzeedo. There's not a lot of information about the project with some amazing imagery to compliment. It's an editorial design but also graphic design and illustration effort by a collective of individuals for what seems to be a book about Budweiser and Barbecue. What really impressed me was the variety of styles throughout the images. The style spans a mix of modern and minimalist to classic 90s David Carson end of print type of compositions. There's a lot to love about it and it is definitely an inspiration. I hope one day I will be able to design a blog like this. Maybe in the future but until then get inspired by this great project. Editorial Design & Graphic Design Credits Diretor Geral de Criação: Sergio Gordilho Diretor de Criação: Matias Menendez / Nicolas Ferrario Dir. de Arte e Design: Henrique Folster / Rodrigo Sganzerla / Cacá Barabás / Kazuo / Marcelo Almeida / Daniel Matsumoto Ilustrador: Sarah Kamada / Gabriela Sánchez / Jorge Tabajara / Gilberto Marchi Redator: Lucas Ribeiro / Rafael Quintal Artbuyer: Carmen Castillo / Natasha Grazia Fotográfo: Rodrigo Pirim / Bruno Geraldi / Vitor Manon Produção de fotografia: Edinalva Farias / Peninha / Pepe Mockups Produção Gráfica: Carla Lustosa / Edson Harada / Fernanda Badan Retoque e Pré Impressão: Casa Vaticano Impressão: Leograf
Kicking off the Weekend with a very pretty graphic & print design project by Kansas-based designer Rachel Roth. She was invited to design an invitation for the Spencer Museum of Art located at the University of Kansas. There are two things I love about her work on this project, the choice of paper and her direction of double typography laying on top to each other. Something I've rarely seen and quite creative. Rachel Roth is a designer and art director based in Kansas City, MO, USA. Unlike almost everybody else, she focus her work into print, graphic design and art direction. Definitely worth checking out her Behance. An invitation for the Spencer Museum of Art's grand reopening gala, Lux Naturalis. More Links Learn more about Rachel Roth at design-ranch.com Follow Rachel's work on Behance Graphic & Print Design
Every morning I spend some time while having my coffee checking out some feeds and websites like Behance and Dribbble. There's always awesome things to look at from UI, UX to illustration and pure graphic design. There's also a lot of similar styles which is understandable, but sometimes there's something that is a bit different. That's the case of the Minimalist Visuals - Basketball&Tennis graphic design project shared by Jorge Espinoza. It has a classic pop-art almost style with thick black strokes and vibrant colors. There's also the nice use of some basic elements as textures, like circles. It reminds me a bit the work of the Brazilian Romero Brito, of course with less curves and personality but still quite cool. Jorge Espinoza is a designer based in Heredia, Costa Rica. He focus mostly on branding and packaging design but still finds time to explore some graphic design work like the one below. For more information make sure to check out his website at https://terricola.myportfolio.com/projects Graphic Design
I won't hide it, I am a huge fan of Under Armour. I am a fan of their brand, material quality and particularly the collaboration work they do. Let's take a look at this one especially done for Cal. The first public university in the beautiful state of California, we are taking a stroll into a rebranding effort was made from logos, messaging, to photography was up for a refresh. It's a beautiful and yet a playful result! Part of this project, we are looking at the work from Kirk Rous who is working at Under Armour as Art Director based in Baltimore, MD, USA. You should definitely check out his Behance for more of his projects. Cal was first. The first public university in the great state of California. They are the pioneers. They are the trailblazers who started it all. Same goes for Under Armour. When status quo was the status quo, they changed everything. Starting revolutions. Challenging authority. Being first. That’s what Cal and Under Armour have been doing since their respective day ones. Now, together, through passion, design, and the relentless pursuit of innovation, they fight to keep that revolutionary spirit alive. Credits Art Direction: Kirk Roush Photography: Sam Gordon Copy: Dane Rahlf More Links View the full project live on Behance Learn more about Kirk Roush Art Direction & Graphic Design
We're excited to share this rad personal project by Rio de Janeiro based graphic designer Vinicius Araújo titled 36 Days whereby he has inexplicably applied brand styles to letters of the alphabet leveraging a potpourri of graphic, industrial and motion design. We love how Vinicius only used Helvetica to create a representation of unique products we all know and love. A for Apple, B for Beats and so on. There isn't much written about the project so it is left up to us to interpret in our own special way. Be sure to check out Vinicius' Behance for more inspiring work from this Brazilian talent.
We're all in need of a little peace these days and we just love this new project of designing International Peace Stamps by New York-based bespoke design consultancy Stranger & Stranger. As one can fathom, designing International Peace stamps for 193 nations presents a big communication challenge so the crafty team at Stranger & Stranger developed universal themes around uniting enemies, equality, breaking down barriers and complimentary opposites. The resulting illustrations, typography and color palette come together in a beautiful bow worthy of international praise. Be sure to also check out more work by this inspiring design firm on Behance and stay tuned for an upcoming post showcasing some of their gorgeous packaging design for wines, beers, and spirits. ABOUT STRANGER & STRANGER Stranger & Stranger is an award-winning packaging design company specialising in the alcoholic drinks industry. We're based in London, New York City and San Francisco. We research, name and register brands worldwide. We design bespoke bottle shapes, labels, closures and all secondary packaging. We create all marketing support material and environment dressing, and we supervise production to the highest standards.
We have seen many alphabet concepts from minimal, illustrative and more. The one when we are featuring today is such a creative take on our everyday electronics. Designed by Brazil-based graphic designer Vinicius Araújo, we get to explore a new alphabet with electronics like a Apple, Beats, Nintendo and a lot more. Check out the full project on Behance. Vinicius Araújo is a graphic designer based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. We have featured the stunning work of Vinicius before on ABDZ through his wallpapers. Check out his Behance for more of his work. More Links Learn more about Vinicius Araújo via Behance Graphic & Industrial Design
We just scooped and had to share the elegant brand identity work by Caterina Bianchini for San Francisco-based skincare brand Sundaze. Caterina's design is meant to explore the use of unique graphic placement. The logotype has been developed to sit like a partial eclipse, giving a subliminal nod towards the products main purpose, as a daily sunscreen. The placement of the letters of 'Sundaze' draw reference from sun rays with the end result being a logo that completely references the sun. The design is continued across the packaging creating a coherent and bold range with a quirky design and a flexible logo that carries a unique personality setting it apart from a cluttered industry. Be sure to check out Catarina's Behance for more beautiful and perfectly minimal branding work. ABOUT SUNDAZE Sundaze is a modern skincare brand born from the sun-soaked streets of San Francisco, California. Sundaze is a beauty company that's main focus is the production of sunscreen. The company hopes to modernise the market through bold design choices and a new wave of organic sunscreen, that all have a brightening and moisturising effect. Sundaze is made with a difference, all the products are natural and completely free of parabens, the ingredients are hand-picked and it has a no stick and a grease-less texture.
Let's start this long Weekend for some of us with a very cool 365 days Instagram project by Christian Pietrzok. It's a letter a day for his 2017 daily project, it's always a good challenge for sure. I tried once and it's not easy! Hat's off to Christian to explore so many different styles. Let's give him some love and it's always inspiring to follow this kind of challenge as a designer, artist or even exploring other mediums like photography for example. Christian Pietrzok is an artist on a personal quest to complete 2017 daily project. 2017 is almost done, let's give him some love for the final push! This is my 2017 daily project. A letter a day for the next 365 days. More Links Learn more about Christian Pietrzok on Instagram Via Instagram
A little tribute to our Friday Fresh Free Font where we would feature a series of fresh fonts for you to download. Do you guys miss it? We can try to bring it back! But for now, let's feature this cool free font called: Agent by London-based Mark O'Neill. It's a nice font for graphic design needs especially related to posters and logos! Check it! Get yours and start your experiments! Mark O'Neill is a graphic designer and illustrator from London, UK. Definitely follow his latest work on Behance. Agent is minimal stencil display typeface inspired by clear simplistic geometric forms and structures envisaged by Le Corbusier. The font was created for a 4 week project under the name 'envisage' - see it on my website. More Links Learn more about Mark O'Neill via Behance Follow Mark on Instagram FREE Font
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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