The World Cup in Brazil is full steam ahead and the games are not disappointing, with big scores and great matches. The coolest thing for me as a Brazilian is that not only my hometown, but other great cities around the country, are being showcased for the whole world to see. Arkadiusz Radek a UX and Visual Designer from Poland put together a series of typography experiments titled Destination Brasil exploring the hosting cities. Destination Brasil - the World Cup counter. I was updating this project on each of 23 days before the start of the 2014 World Cup. All pieces have been made with tools such as Pilot Parallel Pen, Tombow Brush Pen, Faber-Castell Pitt Pen B. Check out Arkadiusz Radek Instagram at http://instagram.com/thisisarcher Via Behance
With the flat style taking over there's a tendency for designs and illustrations to take on the same look and feel. I am not saying it's bad, it's the path of evolution for our industry. Corpo Design, a studio from Guadalajara, Mexico used this concept and explored craft paper overlay to create subtle textures and depth that makes the work stand out. SEGRA is one of the biggest plotter and big format equipment suppliers in Latin America. Since working on their re-branding we've been approaching new ways of representing their ideas and values without using the same resources other printing related companies usually turn to, like stock photographs. Inspired by the look of cut-out paper we created this series of illustrations. All sets of elements relate metaphorically to each one of the chapters in this brochure. Enjoy!relate metaphorically to each one of the chapters in this brochure. Via Behance
36days is a project that invites designers, illustrators and graphic artists to bring their unique vision of the signs that make up our alphabet. 36 days of creativity without a break, in which participants are challenged to design a letter or number each day, resulting in an overall picture about the ability to represent the same sign from many different perspectives. A project that aims to create a space for creation around typography and graphic possibilities endless. For more information visit http://36daysoftype.com/
This is one of the coolest live music posters I've ever seen. Limited use of colors, full of illustrations, and such rich lettering that is impossible not to love it. Check out all the details! Designed by Steve Simpson, for more visit behance.net/stevesimpson and stevesimpson.com. Finished artwork - 420x580 mm @ 300dpi - PhotoshopCC - 528 layers Initial very rough scamp (approx 1hr) for the agency and the much more resolved sketch (2hrs) to show the client limited colour palette; 3 colours plus an off black and off white Social object version for Facebook (apparently FB put a max limit of 20% text to ads, hence the lack of band names here:) Details Dublin, the Music Capital I'm a huge fan of John Grant Tori Amos Wayne Coyne from the Flaming Lips Beck and his hat Alex Turner from the Arctic Monkeys ('Piledriver Waltz' is my current fav song:) @VisitDublin @SteveSimpson #LoveDublin
Tastebook is a X-mas edition of a cookbook for ones which are bored of cooking traditional dishes in the same way. A group of friends working together in advertising agency is breaking new ground in cooking typical polish Christmas dishes. The final effect is looking delicious! There is no sincerer love than the love of food Layout based on grid The composition with sample text The final look. Permanent components. 1. Preparing 2. Recipe and cooks Project The final product - printed book Credits Photography: Maciej Nowaczyk, Piotr Folkman / Copy: Marta Sawicka / Creative direction: Tomasz Chabowski Work for: Artflash Interactive & Riverwood
We here over at Abduzeedo are always trying to help people to promote their work. We are always open to suggestions and are more than welcome to feature designers, digital artists and photographers. Today we feature the recent work of Takeshi, a New York based illustrator and artist from Saint Etienne, France. Takeshi's illustrative work is renowned for its surreal feel, the quality of its photomontages as well as the light treatments and colourful compositions. His work has been featured in numerous publications such as Taschen: Illustration Now, Computer Arts: Book of Inspiration, Design & Design.com's: Book of the Year, and Fashionize 2: Illustration Will Rule The World. Takeshi is also a regular contributor to the international digital illustration magazines Computer Arts and Advanced Photoshop. For more information visit http://cargocollective.com/stillontherun
Editorial design has been with us for quite a long time. Magazine, newspapers and books are a good example of the importance of editorial design. With the web and mobile apps the pursue of an editorial design for this media has become one of the biggest goals of any design team. How to make dynamic content look and adapt differently depending on the context and intent? That and many other questions arise with this challenge which the main outcome will be a more beautiful and pleasant experience for the users. For this post I wanted to share a few examples of good editorial design. Let us know what you think and share with us links to other examples you think are great. Via Pinterest
Iceberg is a beautiful black and white publication designed by Socio Design in London. This quarterly newspaper is produced for KAE, a marketing consultancy in London. Enjoy this awesome publication, take a close look at their grid, image placement, and typography. For more from Socio Design visit sociodesign.co.uk and behance.net/SocioDesign. Iceberg is a quarterly publication produced for KAE. We named, designed and produced the newspaper, which shared KAE’s conceptual roots and further reinforced its position as a thought leader in their industry. The publication itself contained thought pieces from senior staff, news articles and white papers on current marketing and business topics. The purpose of the newspaper was to act as a voice for KAE to communicate opinion, discoveries and achievements, while establishing a tone of quality not usually achieved in a standard newsletter or online blog format.
We all know that digital design has already become the most important field in terms of media, however there's still something amazing about designing for magazines and newspapers. Traditional print design is the foundation for what we draft off of today, or at least set out to do on the web. In the future, as technology evolves, that will be possible. To inspire this notion, we're excited to feature some amazing magazine covers designed by Charles Williams. Charles Williams is a freelance illustrator/designer based in London. For more information check out his website at http://madeup.org/ Via Behance
Javi Bueno is graphic designer and illustrator based in Zaragoza, Spain. Part of being a designer is to be able to create your vision and ideas through any kind of mediums and variant styles. As you can see below, Javi is a creative designer and we truly admire his versatility. All Rights to Javi Bueno All Rights to Javi Bueno All Rights to Javi Bueno All Rights to Javi Bueno All Rights to Javi Bueno All Rights to Javi Bueno All Rights to Javi Bueno All Rights to Javi Bueno All Rights to Javi Bueno All Rights to Javi Bueno All Rights to Javi Bueno All Rights to Javi Bueno All Rights to Javi Bueno All Rights to Javi Bueno All Rights to Javi Bueno Links More info about Javi Bueno: http://www.javibueno.es/index.php Follow Javi on Behance: https://www.behance.net/javierbueno Via Behance
Daniel Paper is a newspaper designed for Hotel Daniel in Vienna, Austria. It's a beautiful publication designed to display the features of the hotel to all their guests. Full of amazing graphics, awesome grid and typography. Enjoy! Smart travellers like to travel in a simple way: light luggage, open to new ideas. Hotel Daniel was built for those who appreciate good style for good money. A hammock in the room, art on the roof, urban gardening in the front yard. And there's still more. Now everybody can get the Daniel lifestyle in print: The new Daniel Paper deals with all of the hotel’s exciting features. Large-sized photographs, clear design, a strong personal touch: That’s what makes the Daniel unique and its paper awesome. Corporate Publishing by moodley brand identity.
Wedge and Lever Design Studion in San Diego worked on the redesign of the Transworld Surf Magazine. Redesigning not only the magazine but also updating the branding. Here you will see all the work that was done, if you like design and surf you won't be disappointed. In late 2011, we were hired to re-design TransWorld Surf magazine. Our objective was shifting the creative direction to support a photo-driven editorial model while breathing new life into the magazine format. The intended result: sophistication that does not take itself too seriously. An immediate increase in market-share proved the re-design was successful and it continued gaining until May of 2013 when the publication was purchased by its main competitor and subsequently shut down. For more from Wedge & Lever visit wedgeandlever.com/.
I tend to spend hours on Behance, 500px and Flickr every day. It amazes me the amount of incredible work we can see on those sites, and also how inspiring that is. You always have two options, get sad because there are people super talented doing things you wished you could do or get motivated to learn more improve. I always choose the latter but now back to the inspiration, we will feature this really cool typography project titled Spise by Mats Ottdal Mats Ottdal is a norwegian Graphic Designer and Illustrator working with print, motion graphics & art direction with Bachelor in Communication Design at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. "Spise" is a hand-drawn typography / illustration project for a food publication. The word "Spise" is the norwegian word for "eat". For more information visit https://www.behance.net/gallery/Spise/13341357
RANE is a monthly magazine of the Italian Newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore, and it's know for it's beautiful design with rich typography and a weird mix of graphics make it a style of it's own. Enjoy he visual project of the section was developed by Francesco Muzzi under the supervision of Francesco Franchi. The masthead was custom made by Christian Schwartz. Designed by Micaela Bonetti
We're excited to feature a newly launched project from the mastermind's of San Francisco based creative agency, Butchershop Creative. The project, designing the interior walls of San Francisco based company, AppDynamics. The inspiration, the "pixel." We love getting a sneak peek at the creative process behind such a large-scale and technical collaboration. Peek the documentary and check out some of the images and wall descriptors below. Our favorite, the aptly dubbed "If These Walls Could Talk" whereby giant half-toned faces of influential icons from Marilyn Monroe to Bill Cosby, Einstein to Da Vinci were subtly placed as back drops for meeting rooms. Video Creating The Walls of AppDynamics Office - Butchershop Creative from Butchershop Creative™ on Vimeo. Stills For more information visit http://www.butchershop.co/project/app-dynamics-wall-design-project/
Alex W. Dujet is a Geneva based graphic designer that has been working as freelancer since 2007. His projects range from corporate identities for cultural institutions and commercial firms to brand development, applied to architecture, industry, editorial, music and fashion. At the same time, he increases his activities in other fields like graphic design and typography. In 2007, he co-founded League a Geneva graphic design collective with Aurélie Vogt and Tony Casimo. For more information visit: http://www.alexwdujet.net/
The Pencil Post is one of the most beautiful print pieces I have seen in a while. Designed by British design agency Pencil, this post contains an insider's guide to Soho's hidden gems, a piece on William Sieghart's Poetry Prescriptions and a showcase of Pencil's work, among other things. For more from Pencil Agency visit pencilagency.com and behance.net/ChloeGalea Pencil Agency - situated in the heart of London's Soho - creates considered, bespoke content for clients across all channels but with a particular love of print. With this in mind it would only seem right that Pencil promoted itself and the importance of curated content to brands by way of a beautifully designed newspaper. Printed in navy and fluorescent orange inks, and delivered in matching envelope, Pencil Post really stood out on the desks of those it was sent to.