The visual identity behind Sergio Fahrer's furniture design studio encapsulates the simplicity of this art in a very elegant way. The clean typography and the symbolism employed reflect the spirit of craftsmanship and quality that is of the utmost importance when it comes to furniture design. In this post we share a little sneak peek behind the evolution of the visual identity. The Sergio Fahrer branding was designed by Diego Bellorin, an independent graphic designer based in Sao Paulo, working within a wide range of disciplines: identity, branding, print, multimedia design, photography and exhibition design. For more information check out http://www.empk.net/
Saude Magazine is a Healthy Magazine from Brazil and has an amazing mix of food photography, grid layout, and typography for you to enjoy. Take a look and pick some ideas that you can use on your next editorial adventure. Designed by Fernanda Didini, for more visit behance.net/fdidini and fdidini.com. Credits Design and Creative: Fernanda Didini Art direction: Bob Quinafélix Art editor: Laura Salaberry Photography: Alex Silva Photography assistant: Bruno Marçal Production: Andréa Silva, Ina Ramos e Alê Ravizza Food production: Silvia Marques Lettering: Kauan Vinicius
I love retro futuristic artwork, it has been my favorite style since the beginning of my career and it's always cool to see more people exploring that. Today I share the work done by the Sense Collective for their new chapter, the Chapter V - "Retro". We present our ensuing chapter, titled "Retro". Inspired by the Retro futuristic art of Syd Mead. Within this chapter we wanted to realize the old-world society's views/interpretations of the future, sci-fi and distant modernism Sense is an aspiring collective filled with talented artists. They've been able to work with truly interesting people. When it comes to design, they judge success by the number of people positively touched by their work. Craftsmanship plays a big role, of course, but in the end design should make people happy or, at the very least, not to upset them. Sense On: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sense.Collective YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/SenseDigitalArt Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/sensecollective Behance: https://www.behance.net/SenseDesign
Constructivism was an artistic and architectural philosophy that originated in Russia beginning in 1919, a rejection of the idea of autonomous art. The movement was in favor of art as a practice for social purposes. Constructivism had a great effect on modern art movements of the 20th century, influencing major trends such as the Bauhaus and De Stijl movements. Its influence is still vivid today and the work that Steve Simpsons created for a short story titled Space Dogs is a great example of that. For a Roddy Doyle short story, Space Dogs about Dezik and Tysgan were the first dogs to make a sub-orbital flight on the 22nd of July 1951. All proceeds going to Roddy Doyle's 'Fighting Words' charity - published by Harper Collins Book blurb: A short story taken from the Fighting Words charity collection, BEYOND THE STARS, written and illustrated by two of the most outstanding talents in children's fiction today Told from the perspective of the Russian dog Tsygan, this is the story of the first living creatures to be sent into space - the 'star dogs' of the title. Roddy Doyle's typically accessible voice is complemented by the illuminating illustrations of Steve Simpson, together immersing a new generation of young readers in the incredible true story of the Soviet space dogs, one of the twentieth century's true feats of science. Research is a hugely important part of the process for me. In January of this year I was given the brief for this short story by Roddy Doyle, part of the Beyond the Stars collection of short stories. A week later I was in Moscow teaching workshops. The timing of the trip was purely coincidental but a research trip to the Museum of Cosmonautics was an oppourtunity not to be missed. For more information about Steve check out his website at http://www.stevesimpson.com/
We love personal projects, you probably know that because we always say that, but it's true. It's really amazing to see what people do in their spare time or just for the purpose of learning and improving their skills. Today we feature some beautiful images created by Mike Winkelmann in July 2014. Mike has been creating one image per day for 7 years. I'm on my seventh consecutive year of "everydays" (haven't missed a day!) and this year is focusing on Cinema 4D, Octane Renderer, X-particles, etc. Mike Winkelmann, also known as Beeple, is a graphic designer from Appleton, Wisconsin, USA. His short films have screened at onedotzero, Prix Ars Electronica, the Sydney Biennale, Ann Arbor Film Festival and many others. He has also released a series of Creative Commons live visuals that have been used by electronic acts such as deadmau5, Taio Cruz, Tiësto, Amon Tobin, Wolfgang Gartner, Flying Lotus and many others. He currently releases work on Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder imprint. For more information visit http://www.beeple-crap.com/
Everywhere In Chains is a project by Jonathan Schubert where he uses amazing graphic design to send the message that; Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains. A clear message against war in the world that we live in today. For more about Jonathan Schubert at dribbble.com/jonathanschubert and view more on his project at Everywhere in Chains. Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains"
I am a huge fan of Alberto Seveso, I remember back in the day he was always blowing everyone's mind with incredible graphic design pieces. Since then it is amazing to see his evolution in terms of style and techniques. From been featured by Adobe for the launch of the Creative Cloud to so many big clients, he is always trying something new. Today we feature his most recent project titled Digital Vomit. For more information about Alberto check out his website at http://www.burdu976.com/ Digital Vomit is an ongoing project the idea behind everything is to create unique artworks by using an inkjet printer and some tricks. Via Behance
The book suggestion of this week is by the Paul Rand and it's titled Thoughts on Design. Writing at the height of his career, Rand articulated in his slender volume the pioneering vision that all design should seamlessly integrate form and function. This facsimile edition preserves Rand's original 1947 essay with the adjustments he made to its text and imagery for a revised printing in 1970, and adds only an informative and inspiring new foreword by design luminary Michael Bierut. As relevant today as it was when first published, this classic treatise is an indispensable addition to the library of every designer About Paul Rand Paul Rand was an American art director and graphic designer, best known for his corporate logo designs, including the logos for IBM, UPS, Enron, Morningstar, Inc., Westinghouse, ABC, and Steve Jobs's NeXT. Wikipedia Buy Now on Amazon
Following our series of abstract inspiration posts we are featuring some very cool geometric artworks inspired by the Penrose Triangle and impossible geometries. I have always been a fan of this style and it will forever fascinate me how simple forms can fool our brains. The Abduzeedo logo is heavily inspired by this style as well.
There are many ways to practice and explore our creativity but it seems we all end up relying too much on computers when there are so many new things to explore, from basic day to day objects like matches to food. Allison Supron, a Graphic Designer based in New York has put together a project that besides being really beautiful is a great example of how we can amplify our reach by playing with different objects. Play is a project based on experimental typography and purposeful play in the creative process. What is purposeful play? Think back to the allotted time given in elementary school to finger painting, building with blocks, and storytelling. At the time these activities may have seemed simple and mindless, but they are all tasks that require the brain to think differently and promote creativity in the learning environment. Play is a colorful mixture of unconventional materials and techniques, hand-drawn typography, senior thesis paper tidbits, and photographs of each process from start to finish; a project geared to inspire hands to get off of the computer and get a little messy For more information about Allison visit http://allisonsupron.com/
I've been seeing a lot of designs using real food and it's really refreshing specially if relates and reinforces the message. Today I decided to select a few of these pieces to share here and inspire you for your next project. Enjoy!
Personal projects are always fun and they give us a level of freedom that allow us to blur the line between art and design. Typography projects are always very inspiring for me and just looking at how designers can abstract common forms into unique designs is incredible. Today we feature a project title "TRANSFORM SPARE PART" by pai lactobacillus from Bangkok, Thailand. For more information about Pai check out https://www.behance.net/lactobacillus Via Behance
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