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Beautiful Graphic Design Work by Max-o-matic

Máximo Tuja also known as Max-o-matic is a graphic designer and illustrator currently based in Barcelona, Spain. His work is very stylish pretty much based in callages with a sort of vintage feel. As he says, he tries to create an imaginary world from torn pieces of the real world. For more information about Max-o-matic we highly recommend that you visit his Web site at http://maxomatic.net/, there are lots of works, it's really impressive and inspiring nike air max 90 + sergio busquets maxomatic.net Ink. International Illustration Rally Poster Animals Sex Pistols Tribute Album Analog Shirts Max-o-matic @ Rojo Magazine Latex for fun project Aludd - part 1 Cutters 2010

Design Interview: Kevin Roodhorst

Kevin Roodhorst is a Digital Art and Graphic Design from Almere-Stad, Netherlands and we have already feature his work as Wallpaper of the Week and he has also contribute very often with images for the Daily Inspiration. Now we will have a chance to get to know a little bit more about Kevin and his design process and workflow. First of all we would like to thank you for taking the time to provide abduzeedo.com with this interview. Please tell us more about your art and design background and what made you become an artist and designer? I started to work with the adobe software when I was 15 years old. What I did most of the time was following some tutorials on the internet and checking out other designers. I started with making some cd covers and posted it online on some websites, where I was getting many positive reactions. At the age of 17 I was getting my first paying assignment, a poster for a kick-box competition.Now I’m 19 years old and I’ve worked for 22 different night clubs. Flyers, posters and banners etc. I’m featured in 3 Design Magazines: Advanced Photoshop, Digital Arts, Publish and in September my 4th Feature in Computer Arts Magazine. I also made some drink and tabacco labels. I’m following a graphic design education in Amsterdam (duration 3 years). When I’ve finished that I want to work for an advertising agency in combination of putting some more time into my own work as a freelancer. Where does your inspiration come from? I'm getting my inspiration from the internet, movies and the way how other designers creating their art. Could you describe for us your typical 'start to finish' workflow when working on a design? First I must have some inspiration for my new project. I’m gathering stock photos from the internet or using my own photos. Cuting out the objects, putting them together and add several light and color effects. And the last step is thinking of a nice title for the project. What do you do to overcome the creative block? I look daily on design inspiration websites to keep myself up-to-date. Are there any underlying themes that you feel are universal in all of your pieces, or do you try to vary your style? Every creation has a own style or theme. All my creations are based-up from the middle and having nice proportions. Which are the apps you use to create your work? I'm using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Cinema 4D. Cinema 4D for the renders and other 3D objects. Illustrator for lines and other drawing effects. Photoshop to put everything together. Shadow, light effects, colors and finishing touch. How does your job as an artist and designer influence your life? Do you feel that you see things around you differently for example? Not really, maybe the way I look at things, such as different types of art. How is your process of promoting your work? How important the social networks are in this process? Social networking is realy important for me. I have several websites where I promote my work. Such as: Behance Network, Deviant Art, Hyves, Myspace, Abduzeedo, Designflavr, FromUpNorth and TutorArt. The postitive comments and feedback are always nice and give you some extra motivation to go on. I always appreciate it a lot when people giving their opinion and showing respect. Once again , thank you very much for the interview. As a final word, do you have any tips for upcoming artists and designers? Focus on what you want most, and believe in yourself. For more information about Kevin.Roodhorst check out his Web site at http://www.kevinroodhorst.com Some Works

Design Book: HYPE by Bram Vanhaeren

Our friend Bram Vanhaeren has just released a book showing the commercial and experimental work he has done over the last 20 months, the book is called HYPE and looks really cool. Especially because as he says, it's an incentive to other artists to practice more and of course inspire us all. HYPE is a collection of commercial and experimental artworks of Bram Vanhaeren. A collection of work created over the last 20 months and some unique insights in the techniques he uses. This book was created to inspire other young artists, share techniques and give the reader a pleasant time exploring the works by Bram Vanhaeren. Inside the Book T-shirt Want to buy it? For more information about the book or if you want to buy it, visit http://bramvanhaeren.bigcartel.com/product/hype-art-book

Digital Art Inspiration by Robert Shields

Robert Shields is a digital artist, graphic design and illustrator from Phildadelphia, USA. He has been featured many time in popular design magazines such as Digital Arts, Computer Arts, Advanced Photoshop Magazine and others. He is also member of the slashTHREE collective. Robert has just updated his portfolio with some really cool work, therefore, we have to share that with you guys ;) For more information about Rober Shields visit his Web site at http://www.robshields.net/ In Search of Lost Time Designers Against Child Slavery Escape slashTHREE Promotional Image Darkness Visible Image and Tutorial Advanced Photoshop 76 Image and Tutorial Computer Arts 178 Editorial Image For a Coming Extinction

Graphic Design and Illustration Inspiration by David Mascha

We have featured David Mascha a few times and also published a full post about him last February, the article was called The Stylish Work of David Mascha, however David has recently updated his portfolio with some new work and of course it is our duty to keep you guys updated as well. For those of you who have never heard about David, he is a Vienna based designer and illustrator. Since 2005, he has been working for several design studios in Vienna as well as developing projects for international clients, fashion and design labels, magazines and books. David Mascha had his work participating in exhibitions around Europe and Asia. He is also part of the DEPTHCORE collective. For more information about David, visit his website at http://davidmascha.com. Also there is a great interview that David did for the DEPTHCORE collective, check it out. Lost Paradise Part of the "Freestyles" series created between 2009-2010. Featured in Depthcore's "Mythic" chapter. Transient Part of the "Freestyles" series created between 2009-2010. Featured in Depthcore's "Eve" chapter. Hennessy Illustrations for the limited edition cover for Hennessy's popular VS Flask. The final design is a single silicone mold that comes in over 20popular colors. Commissioned by the KDU. IBM Power your planet I was approached by Ogilvy Ny to create illustrations of a powerful planet for the international "Power your planet" campaign by IBM, including ad's in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. See the animated commercial ad here IBM System Z Visualizations of the System Z. Illustrates the idea of '93all things coming together under one server platform. You are we Illustrations for the "You are We" Project by the KDU.

Brilliant Book Cover Art by John Gall

Japanese Author Haruki Murakami has made an international name for himself as a strikingly original and relentlessly compelling novelist. My first window into his work however, was through the work of another brilliant artist - John Gall. John Gall is the Vice President and Art Director for Vintage / Anchor Books, and it was his fantastic cover design that compelled me to track down a book who's author's name I couldn't remember. I kept going up to the employees of book stores saying, "Do you guys have that book by the Japanese guy with the amazing cover of an upside down bird?" Thankfully someone eventually knew what I was talking about and I was formally introduced to Murakami's work, my favorite author to date. But I have to admit that more than some of the experience I crave when seeking out one of his novels is the combination of copy on the back cover, teasing me with bits and pieces of Murakami's fantastic imagination, and the equally unique and off-beat cover designs by John Gall. I hope you enjoy his work as much as I do. These first few are some of my favorite designs he's done for Japanese Author, Haruki Murakami. Let me know in the comments and on twitter what you think and if you're a fan of Gall / Murakami too! You can find me at @nathanbweller. Other John Gall Designs John Gall Art Director Want more? John's blog doesn't feature any of his own work, but he's put together an excellent collection of book covers that inspire him. Check it out here: http://johngall.blogspot.com/

Beautiful Artworks by Zakhar Krylov

Zakhar Krylov is an art director, graphic designer and illustrator from Moscow, Russia. His work is very coloful mixing traditional illustration with vectors but with a nice personal style on his drawings, you will notice that especially in the Color Illustrations 2010, Personal Illustrations and Drawings, which, are my favorites in terms of details. For more information about Zakhar Krylov work visit his Behance profiel at http://www.behance.net/zakhar_krylov Color illustrations 2010 Personal illustration 2010 Drawing FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE design package juice for RUSSIAN ARMY LOVE&HATE

Stylish Graphic Design and Illustrations by Philipp Zurmöhle

Philipp Zurmöhle is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Nuremberg, Germany. He is currently working at Adidas in Germany but is also available for freelance projects. For more information about Philipp Zurmöhle visit his Web site at http://www.phillennium.com/ or follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/philippzm SEVEN MONKEYS Seven Monkeys poster - Submission to the 7 Deadly Sins International Graphic Design Contest. The poster is now available as a gallery quality art print on Society6. Get it in 3 sizes here: http://www.society6.com/studio/phillennium/Seven_Monkeys Home Is Where You Heard It SNYRT The Snyrt project experiments with bubbly type and strange organic forms. Mainly made with markers the drawings are inspired by quick graffiti throw-ups and comic elements. PHY CD COVER BEAR & SHAPES OOZING LANDSCAPES OLD GRAFFITI SKETCHES SNEAKER CONCEPTS LAUTER LEBEN

Graphic Design Inspiration by Mago

Magomed is an originally from Russia, German based freelance Illustrator, Graphic Designer and Art Director. In the past years he has established and proved himself as someone who is steady trying to grow and improve by big steps. He is a proud member of 'The Keystone Design Union'. The highlights of his Career were him being invited to Germany's top late-night talkshows TV Total on Pro7 and Stern TV on RTL. Beside that, he has worked with the Legendary dutch footballer Edgar Davids, who made Mago come over to Amsterdam to work on some graphics for Edgar's brand 'Monta Soccer'. Mago has been part of Gallery Exhibitions such as the 'Diesel Only the Brave' Launch Parties in New York and Miami, the 'Lyrics & Type' Exhibition at the Gorker Gallery/Semi Permanentin Melbourne and the 'Time & Space' Exhibition at the Maxalot Gallery in Amsterdam. Nike-Arsenal Arsenal London Tee-Shirt Illustration for Nike Football, one many more to be released in 2011. Personal Experimental, Personal work. ROOTS KDU Kareen Collabs A collaborative series between Kareem Black and Iammago. Photography provided by Kareem Black. For more information about Magomed Dovjenko visit his Web site at http://www.iammago.com/

Illustration Inspiration by Tony Montaño

Tony Montaño is a graphic designer and illustrator with Bachelor’s Degree from Boise State University in each field. Tony has a deep passion for working in all kinds of media; traditional, print, digital, and new media. He currently works freelance and welcomes new projects. For more information about Tony visit his Web site at http://tmontano.com/ Caricature Work - Digital Painting Obama, victorious - Front page Illustration Newspaper Illustration for the announcement of Obama's presidential win. As an intern for my school's newspaper, The Arbiter, I created this illustration the night of the election. I also created a different version of McCain winning. This illustration was also selected into 2008 Poynter's Institute - Election Newspaper Collection. Below is another editorial illustration I created during the presidential race. Gene Harris Jazz Festival - Promotional package Student assignment. Gene Harris Jazz Festival promotional package. Each student in the class was assigned to submit a poster design, postcard design, T-shirt design, T.V. Ad, and newspaper design for the 13th Annual Gene Harris Jazz Festival. Those holding the event would then choose the 'design' that they liked best. BFA Student Show - Illustration Illustrator & Graphic Designer. I absolutely love everything about Art. My work encompasses a variety of styles and mediums. I try my hardest to be well versed in as many mediums as possible. I have a BFA in Illustration and a second BFA in Graphic Design. Concept Art

Collage Artworks Inspiration from Kohlage

According to Wiktionary: a collage (From the French: coller, to glue) is a work of formal art, primarily in the visual arts, made from an assemblage of different forms, thus creating a new whole. David Lynam is a web developer from Seattle who founded Kohlage, a site dedicated to the expressive art form of collage. Kohlage is a place where artists can go to showcase their works and/or find inspiration in the work of others. Some examples Confessions of ex- Corporate Slave (2010) Bridge Pecado original Coração dos outros Old love Extra Just Like Them Fela John Henry Fuckin' awesome! Goodspeed Dolorosa Velika o?ekivanja FALLEN ANGEL ivory OBJECTS IN MIRRROR ARE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR. If you like collages you must visit http://www.kohlage.com/ and more than just visiting, start sharing your collage works too ;)

Graphic Design Inspiration by YONIL

Jonathan Lax (also known as YONIL) is an illustrator and a graphic designer born 1982 in Holon, Israel. He graduated with honors from the Department of Visual Communication at the Holon Institute of Technology H.I.T. Currently he's working freelance and enjoying every second of it. About Jonathan's main influences he mentions urbanism, music posters, album covers and street arts. I believe that the essence of every artwork is its basic idea, so I would usually devote a great deal of time for an idea to emerge. For more information about YONIL, visit his Web site at http://yonil.com/ Be On The Safe Side A T-shirt design with a statement about our planet. One of the 8 Finalists at the DBH 10K 2010 Competition. We Did This To Ourselves We are responsible for our own fate and for our planet’s fate and yet we seem to be getting tangled with more and more problems we refuse to face. A t-shirt design that is also one of the 8 Finalists at the DBH 10K 2010 Competition. UNTOLD Posters and flyer design for the british DJ Untold. The Knuckle Collision A t-shirt design, winner of the heavyweight championship competition at ShirtFight.com. Loveat Beverages Posters A series of beverage illustrations and poster design for loveat. loveat is an organic coffeeshop. This project was done while I was working at veecee creative partners. May I Rebel Please? Garduation project at H.I.T. An illustrated installation. Expression of the tension between the will to rebel and unleash impulsive anger, as opposed to our society’s behavioral codes. The war between me and my inner monster. One Day You Will See A personal t-shirt design Various Logos Digital Sea An illustration inspired by the song “Digital Sea” by Thrice. The illustration was published in A5 Magazine in their No.9 issue – the “Remix” issue and was also printed as a shirt. MTV Break An MTV break video made for a the art break competition. The video came in 2nd place in the israeli competition. A collaboration with Alteroy. http://vimeo.com/4198843 Apparently Cats Only Have One Life Just Like The Rest Of Us A t-shirt design made in memory of my two cats that tragically died at a young age. With love to Griffin and Ike. The Cycle Of Indecisive Living An illustration about my tendency to be tend to be a little indecisive when it comes to big choices to be made. Peep Magazine Peep is an experimental magazine I designed as a school project. 99% of the materials in the magazine aren’t mine, meaning the photos and editorials were all taken and written by pros, while it was my job to design the whole layout for the mag. I used colors to distinguish one article from the other, and also between the photographs. Boring War An Editorial illustration I did during the war in Gaza. The whole thing seemed to me like it was getting so frustrating for all reasonable people on both sides. ClubMad Poster and flyer design for ClubMad – a party line in Tel-aviv.

Impressive Art Direction by Tom Emil Olsen

Tom Emil Olsen is an award-winning Art director and Graphic designer with over 11 years of experience. Located in Aalesund, Norway, he has headed up several engagements and developed design solutions for important Norwegian and International clients. His various education includes Business Marketing, Advertising, Graphic design, Art, illustration and design. The first time I saw one of his work I was totally blown away with the quailty and attention to details, some pieces are very simple but extremely elegant For more information about Tom, visit his agency Web site at http://www.havnevik.no/#/Agenda/Hjem or his Behance Profile, there are an impressive number of images and information about his work, be prepared to spend a few hours checking out his portfolio, it's definitely worth it. Proud, Orange & Blue Aalesund Football Club is one of Norway's strongest brands. We have provided development of the clubs visual identity, overall marketing development and concept images. Coldwater Prawns of Norway Three former competitors with long experience of prawn fishing teamed up to form Coldwater Prawns of Norway to have a joint sales and marketing company. The company's boats account for about 60% of all shrimp that are caught by the Norwegian ocean-going vessels. Coldwater Prawns of Norway enters the future with one of the finest, purest and healthiest product in the world. The company were also recently announced Official Associated Member of Bocuse d'Or. Tire Hotel "We offer a one year stay for four. Including two annual Tire shifts, cleaning and storage of your summer and winter tires, as well as annual wear check. We provide your tires a wonderful stay throughout the year. They get the best service, cleaning and care. The tires are checked for wear, so you can be sure that your safety is ensured when the car will hit the road again. If the tires have excessive wear, you will be notified so that we can replace them with new and safe tires." SUROFI Rebranding of a 65-year-old visual identity. SUROFI was founded 24 July 1945, and is the second largest sales organization in the whitefish sector in Norway. SUROFI have a monopoly on all first sales of white fish and shellfish in his district, which is the western part of Norway. Gutters & Glory The Book was awarded Gold in the highest ranked book-design award in Norway, "Årets vakreste bøker" ("The most beautiful books of the year"). The award is delivered by "Grafill" (The Norwegian Organization for Visual Communication). Comment of the Jury: "As good as Gold. Heart Warming and well-founded anniversary script that catches the timeperiods. Fantastic portraits and picture stories from the Companies history" Bring the world to your home. Whenever you want. Optical Fiber Campaign for Norwegian Power Company, "Tussa". The concept was based on using celebrity stand-ins/look a likes from the media-world, to visualize the most important product advantage; flexibility of choice. Text: "Bring the world to your home. Whenever you want". We also focused on the speed and precision of the product. The campaign included ads, leaflets, direct mail, posters, microsite and exhibitions stands. Mother A film for Norwegian Centre of Expertice - Maritime Mother from Havnevik Reklamebyrå on Vimeo.

DesignChat Guest: Armin Vit

Wednesday, September 8th at 9pm CST — This week’s conversation is supplemented by the thoughts and opinions of our guest, Armin Vit — one half of the dynamic-duo known to most as UnderConsideration (Armin Vit + wife and co-conspirator, Bryony Gomez-Palacio). We have him about a week before his talk at AIGA Chicago’s Design Thinking II, and we hope to search his head a bit, figuring out what makes him such an effective proponent for good design. Armin Vit’s career has brought him from his original home in Mexico City, to Chicago, and then to New York (working with Michael Bierut at Pentagram). Today he runs projects through UnderConsideration’s Department of Design in Austin, Texas, and does his best to enjoy time spent with his young family. Vit has written articles for many of the industry’s leading publications like HOW, STEP, and Eye. He’s also created content for Emigre and the UK-based design publication, Creative Review. As if that wasn’t enough, he continues to oversee the creation of several microblogs and design critique sites while touring the world as a welcomed speaker, talking about what else… our favorite topics… design, branding and typography. There’s a lot more to Vit then we’ve got here, so check out the links at the end of this post and…Join us, and Armin Vit, this Wednesday September 8th at 9pm CST, here at http://designchat.info/chat for a live video and text chat. It will be great to talk with him and we hope to see you there too. SPECIAL NOTICE: The live show is at 9PM CST. That’s one hour later than usual! Don’t miss it. Learn more about our guest, Armin Vit, at the following links. Link Round-Up: DesignChat Live Wednesday Sept 8th, 9PM CST Armin Vit and UnderConsideration on Twitter Armin Vit Profile on UnderConsideration Veer Interview with Armin Vit Unmatched Style Interview with Vit Print Magazine Interviews Armin Vit & Wife Bryony Gomez-Palaci firstand20.com Gets Vit to Show Us his iPhone Homescreenidsgn.org talks Flaunt Flaunt: UnderConsideration.com Brand New FPO For Print Only Quipsologies Speak Up Archive Word It Archive Archive of The Design Encyclopedia AIGA Chicago “Design Thinking II” with Armin Vit September 16th.

Super Detailed Illustrations by Daniel James Diggle

Daniel James Diggle is a multidisciplinary designer and illustrator based in London, United Kingdom. I got to know his work from Behance, I believe it was a suggestion for the Daily Inspiration and I was totally blown away by the level of details he put on his work, especially in the sketching phase, it's really impressive. For more information about Daniel James Diggle, visit his web site at http://www.danieldiggle.com/. You can also buy his prints at http://www.society6.com/danieldiggle or follow him on Behace at http://www.behance.net/DanielDiggle it's definitely worth it. But for now check out some of his works that we selected for you ;) So! I am a creative designer with passion for design, web and bringing a tactile feel to the digital arena. I've experience in web design, illustration and online advertising and have dabbled with motion graphics, animation, creative thinking, and a dash of IA, usability and art direction. No! "typographic illustration/experiment that literally grew as I got rather carried away with layering and building the image." She Walks 5125 The year 2012 signals the conclusion of one of the most ancient predictions ever made. The Mayan's, an ancient and advanced civilisation of South America and experts in astronomy, predicted the end of the great cycle of ages in 2012. Random Got Beautiful Initially, this illustration was due to be a collaboration with another artist with the 'Beautiful' line theirs to interpret. Unfortunately they were unable to do so, thus I moved to finish the piece myself. The result though, was that I rushed the last line and I was entirely unhappy with the outcome. I have however, completely re-drawn the 3'rd line and shall comp it to the original image before the final version is ready to be screenprinted. You can see some of the development and detailing below and a preview of the new 3rd line is at the bottom. "the first typographic illustration exploring the inking technique." Slow Growth

Graphic Design Inspiration by Mike Harrison

Mike Harrison is a 25 year old graphic designer and illustrator, currently residing in Southwest UK. For the past 7 years he has honed a variety of skills in the fields of graphic design, illustration, motion and photography. It turned into more than just a passionate hobby for him many years ago and he is now actively seeking a fulltime position in London. Mike is also part of the international modern art collective Depthcore, and a member of the Keystone Design Union. For more information about Mike, visit his Web site at http://www.destill.net Nike Kids I was approached by Nike to create a number of illustrations for Nike Kids to be used in stores worldwide. Exposé I was asked to create an illustration for The Blind Project to help raise awareness about sex trafficking in Southeast Asia. Nike t-shirt T-shirt created for the Nike Women's Running range. Toofaced Collaboration with Maciej Hajnrich for Depthcore's 38th chapter entitled 'Freestyle IV'. I am always striving to improve my work and adapt to the ever changing, fast moving design scene, hoping to inspire others along the way. I Make Myself Up Personal illustration created for Depthcore's 37th chapter entitled 'Her'. Nike - Lisa Leslie Illustration created for Nike and the record holding women's professional basketballer Lisa Leslie, to celebrate her time in the WNBA as she retired at the end of the 2009 season. Heist Typographic illustration created for Depthcore's 36th chapter entitled 'Heist'. I also wrote a tutorial on how to create it in Digital Arts magazine, read the tutorial online here. B&W Still Rocks Typographic illustration created for Depthcore's 35th chapter entitled 'Noir'. DATA book Illustration created for the book DATA (Designers Against Tibetan Abuse). I also wrote a tutorial on how to create this image for the blog Web Designer Depot, check it out here. ABC123 Personal illustration created for Depthcore's 34th chapter entitled 'Idio'. Let Go Personal illustration created for Depthcore's 34th chapter entitled 'Idio'.

Beautiful Posters by Animal Canon

Animal Canon is a design studio from Madison, WI or as they describe themselves, a creative collaborative endeavor and a manifestation of their creative energy and instinct to create and evolve. Well I could say that they have such amazing posters and they really do what they say in terms of creativiy. For more information about their work visit http://animalcanon.com/ and to get the incredible posters we will feature below, visit http://animalcanon.com/store.html Posters the ANTLERS YEASAYER MEGAFAUN LAKESHOREPALOOZA EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROS the FOUND FOOTAGE FESTIVAL TITUS ANDRONICUS