Afterdepth, the moniker of Alexandre Fumeron, is a freelance graphic & motion designer as well as photographer. I found his new identity which totally convinced me to write about him. He will be pretty happy when you visit his webseite at www.afterdepth.com/
Evgeny Kiselev is a freelancer illustrator and graphic designer from Saint Petersburg, Russia, his works were published in magazines such as Computer arts (U.K.), IDN (Hong Kong), ROJO (Spain), Grafik magazine (U.K.), Beautiful Decay (U.S.A.), E-tapes (France), Chewonthis magazine (U.S.A.), I.O. Magazine (Germany), X-Funs (Taiwan), New web pick, Artzmania e-zine, Sherbert magazine (U.S.A.), X-CUP (Taiwan), Semi Permanent books 05-07 etc. For more works and information we highly recommend that you check out Evgeny's website. "The diverse work of Evgeny Kiselev oscillates between the rigors of symmetry and prolific excess. Several compositions begin with vivid tiled patterns that are mirrored again and again until they can no longer be contained and are forced to push beyond the confines of their logic. Others, emerge from a single outline that manifests the controlled lawlessness of the work. Each piece achieves a complexity of color and layer that continues to build infinitely into the space of the page creating a warping spatial depth". My artwork from Mutations series in ROJO OUT exhibition on 8X3 m. billboards. Spain, Barcelona, Corcega 691. Until april 2008.
DesignChat is a weekly live-video chat with the design community and a special guest. This post will also be a weekly event, appearing on Mondays to introduce the special guest and show some of their work. Join us on Wednesday, April 7th for a live video broadcast with the Design Revolution Road Show at http://designchat.info/chat! The Design Revolution Road Show is a traveling exhibition and lecture series bringing “product design that empowers” to 35 high schools and university design programs across the nation in the Spring of 2010. A Project H Design initiative, the road show will feature an Airstream trailer exhibition of 40 humanitarian design solutions that have been showcased in the book Design Revolution: 100 Products that Empower People. The programming will bring the evidence of and tools for design for social impact to the doorsteps of students, with the ultimate goal of enabling and empowering the next generation of creative problem-solvers to apply their skills to the world’s most pressing problems and improve life on a global scale. Project H founder Emily Pilloton and project manager Matthew Miller will be traveling and living in the Airstream for the duration of the Design Revolution Road Show. Emily and Matt will give presentations at each stop, host the exhibition, and provide walk-throughs and demonstrations in the exhibition trailer space. On April 7th, they will stop at SamataMason for DesignChat, and we will do a live broadcast of their presentation! Project H Design connects the power of design to the people who need it most, and the places where it can make a real and lasting difference. We are a team of designers, architects, and builders engaging locally through partnerships with social service organizations, communities, and schools to improve the quality of life for the socially overlooked. Our five-tenet design process (There is no design without action; We design WITH, not FOR; We document, share and measure; We start locally and scale globally, We design systems, not stuff) results in simple and effective design solutions for those without access to creative capital. Our scalable long-term initiatives focus on improving environments, services, products, and experiences for youth and K-12 education institutions in the US through systems-level design thinking and deep community engagements. WE BELIEVE DESIGN CAN CHANGE THE WORLD. Project H is a California-based nonprofit with a second location in Bertie County, North Carolina that focuses on Design For Education initiatives. We are a 501c3 organization; all donations made after January 8, 2008 are tax-deductible. View the Project H website here. Emily Pilloton is the Founder and Executive Director of Project H Design. Trained in architecture at UC Berkeley and product design at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she started Project H to provide a conduit and catalyst for need-based design that empowers individuals, communities, and economies. Former editor of Inhabitat.com, writer, California girl and unwavering optimist, she has written for ID, GOOD, ReadyMade, taught design theory, and lectures worldwide about new social impact imperatives for the product design industry. Her book, “Design Revolution: 100 Products that Empower People,” is a compendium of and call-to-action for design for social impact. When she isn’t traveling or emailing, Emily enjoys trivia games and baking/eating cupcakes. West Virginia born and bred, Matthew Miller is an accomplished fabricator and metalworker. He has worked for many emerging practices, from Architecture for Humanity and HousingOperative to William Massie. Matthew studied at the Bauhaus, holds an undergraduate degree in architecture from the University of Tennessee and a Masters in Architecture from Cranbrook. He has taught at the College of Creative Studies, Lawrence Technological University, RISD, and UC Berkeley. He designed and built the Kutamba School in Uganda, with whom Project H has worked for the Design For Education: Learning Landscape project, and has since manages Project H built initiatives including the Bertie County Schools’ computer labs.
Justin M. Maller has updated his portfolio with a redesign to compliment over twenty new pieces of personal and commercial work, including campaigns for Verizon, ESPN and Crooks & Castles. We are huge fans of Justin so nothing better than a post featuring his new works. For more information check out Justin's website at http://www.justinmaller.com
Havianas and Threadless are two brands that we really love because of the culture they created around them, it's hard to think about these brands without thinking about a beautiful and well done designs. Now they got together and have a super cool challenge for us, to create a design for both flip flops and a tee. Havaianas, the world’s most stylish and comfortable flip-flop, is collaborating with Threadless.com, the world’s premier online design community, to launch the website’s first ever footwear challenge on March 15th. Six designs will be chosen, manufactured by Havaianas and sold as limited edition sandals on http://www.havaianasus.com this July. Flip flops and t-shirts go together like tiny umbrellas and piña coladas. The combination conjures up sweet thoughts of bright sunny days on the beach spent with your toes in the sand with your laptop hidden far, far, away. Now's your chance to convey that laid-back awesomeness to the world with the ultimate combo-canvas: the best rubber flip-flops in the world plus an awesome Threadless tee! This is the first worldwide open call for Havaianas flip flop designs, ever! It's also the first Loves challenge that jumps beyond the t-shirt canvas! And you, friend, could be the first Threadless designer to create flip flops! #1s all around! Submit Now- from Mar 15 thru Apr 4, 2010 Submissions close at 11:59:59 CST Some entries
We have already posted some skateboard deck designs, and we also gave away a really cool book about last year, the Inspiration from Skateboard Graphics - Book Giveaway, however, it has been quite a long time since that post and that's why we decided to show a collection of great skate designs. Skateboard is my favorite radical sport and since the beginning skateboard and design have a strong connection. The firs brands and deck board desings always had an unique style and tried to show the singularity of that thru the designs. I hope you enjoy this collection. About the Author Hey buddies! I'm Marcos Torres, a 19 years old art director from Brazil, I'm here to bring some new interessant stuff to you. You can see my portfolio at flickr.com/marcostorres. Any request or jobs oportunities send to email@example.com, also follow me on twitter.com/marcos333
Less is more? Many people might say it isn't, but I'm pretty sure that when the subject is pictograms, it sure is! The best way to communicate something through an icon is often to make it as simple as possible, placing just the elements that really matter. Here, we've got some great examples of pictograms. These are beautifully made, with attention to detail and crispy execution. Just to remind you that these are not freebies, but examples of good design... We would love to see some more works of these made by you people. So, do you got any icons/pictograms to show off? Drop us a comment! Don't forget to check out each designer's folio! I hope you all like it. Cheers. ;) Rodrigo Müller Rafael Nunjar Sascha Elmers Jason Hill Sergey Punchev David Galasse Stefan Dziallas
DesignChat is a weekly live-video chat with the design community hosted by Ryan McGovern and a special guest. This post will also be a weekly event, appearing on Mondays to introduce the special guest and show some of their work. Lets get on with it! Plural is a Chicago–based creative studio founded in 2008 by Renata Graw, Jeremiah Chiu, Christopher Kalis, and Eric Mika. With a focus on strong typography and composition, they explore new ideas within the design process as they collaborate on a wide range of print, web, video and music projects. The live show is on Wednesday nights at 8pm CST on DesignChat's site. There's always live video and a chat room, which means you can ask questions directly of Sean! You can follow us on Twitter for more announcements. Also, join our Facebook group and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. Here is some of their recent work
DesignChat is a weekly live-video chat with the design community hosted by Ryan McGovern and a special guest. This post will also be a weekly event, appearing on Mondays to introduce the special guest and show some of their work. Lets get on with it! Sean is a co-founder of AdamsMorioka. He has been recognized by every major competition and publication including; Step, Communication Arts, Graphis, AIGA, The Type Directors Club, The British Art Director s Club, and the New York Art Director s Club. A solo exhibition on AdamsMorioka was held at The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Adams has been cited as one of the forty most important people shaping design internationally in the ID40. Sean is the national president and past national board member of AIGA, and past president of AIGA Los Angeles. He is a Fellow of the Aspen Design Conference, and AIGA Fellow. He teaches at Art Center College of Design. Sean is a frequent lecturer and competition judge internationally. Adams is the co-author of Logo Design Workbook, Color Design Workbook, and the upcoming Masters of Design. AdamsMorioka s clients include ABC, Adobe, Gap, Frank Gehry Partners, Nickelodeon, Sundance, Target, USC, and The Walt Disney Company. AdamsMorioka was founded in 1994 by Sean Adams and Noreen Morioka. The firm’s founding philosophy of clarity, purity and resonance spearheaded a revolution in the design community from chaos and complexity to honesty and simplicity. The work of AdamsMorioka ranges from corporate identities, identity systems, print campaigns and environmental graphics for both interior and exterior, to motion and digital projects such as film and video, animation and websites. We begin each project by strategically creating a set of criteria, compiled by collaborating with our clients. We are very strict about quality, presentation and content, but, of course, there is always the AdamsMorioka touch of fun. AdamsMorioka is the author of Logo Design Workbook and Color Workbook, released in 2005. AdamsMorioka’s clients include ABC, Adobe, Gap, Old Navy, Frank Gehry Associates, Nickelodeon, USC, Sundance and The Walt Disney Company. The live show is on Wednesday nights at 8pm CST on DesignChat's site. There's always live video and a chat room, which means you can ask questions directly of Sean! You can follow us on Twitter for more announcements. Also, join our Facebook group and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. Some Works
Tim & Bram Vanhaeren are both very talented graphic designer based in Kapellen, Belgium. You are probably familiar with their work, we have already featured some of their works here on the Wallpaper of the Week and Daily Inspiration, therefore, nothing better than a post about Tim and Bram. Tim is 21 years old and recently earnd his bachelor's degree in Cross-Media Design. He's been in love with design since he discovered Photoshop in 2003. His specialities ranges from photo-manipulation, digital art, web design to motion graphics and visuals. In his spare time he's running an electronic music blog PHASE02.org, enjoying to spin records as a DJ at local parties and bigger clubs around Belgium and Netherlands. He's also been into Athletics since he was a little boy of 7 years old. Bram is 19 years old and shares the same passion as his older brother. He's been developing his style since his first pen tool experiments in Illustrator about 5 years ago. Bram's style ranges from simple illustrations and typography to mixed media artwork. When he's not making art, Bram enjoys going out with friends, training together with his brother for the next Athletics competition and he can't resist to spend his money on clothes and new fancy accessories. For more information visit their website at http://www.into1.be/ TAO OF NOW SKIN OF A DRUM 2010 Every year I'm late with my new year wishes, this year I want to be on time! I wish everyone best of luck in the new year, let it be a very creative and inspiring one! 2010 Wallpaper Case Study from Tim & Bram Vanhaeren on Vimeo. We work as One ! Passion. The wallpaper is based on the true passion of an artist, the time he spend on it and the story behind it. In my opinion, dancer are perfect examples of a great artists working hard, making sacrifices to become what they are. Also they just look really cool on picture and are fun to work with. Again music leads to a beautiful wallpaper. Misc Collaboration between Luuk Vermeyden and Bram Vanhaeren.
Paul Tebbott, also known as Horizon Fire, is a self-taught graphic designer and electronic musician. His graphic work is so amazing with a unique style and great flow throughout each piece. Check it out. To check out more of his works visit his website www.paultebbott.com and his Flickr Gallery. To check out his music which is awesome, take a look at his Myspace
Kervin Brisseaux is a graphic designer from Spring Valley, NY, United States with a very impressive portfolio. Kervin is also member of the always cool DEPTHCORE Collective and The Keystone Design Union. Besides creating cool designs he likes to play Street Fighter and FIFA :) For more information check out Kervin's website at http://www.depthcore.com/ Ultrabot Versus The Sugarplums 2 / 2009 A remake of an older sci-fi illustration produced for The Depthcore Collective's 38th Chapter - FREESYTLE IV. Apotheosis / 2009 A personal illustration. Tao / 2009 An illustration which explores the themes of spirituality and feminism. Produced for The Depthcore Collective. Caught in the Wind / 2009 An abstraction produced for the The Depthcore Collective. Abstract Exercise II / 2009 A series of quick, loose abstractions produced for Typcut, an ongoing experimental project started by friend and fellow Depthcore member, Erik Finsrud a.k.a.The Norik. Venus / 2009 A wallpaper produced for the 2009 Desktopography Release. Deus X Machina / 2008 A collaborative project produced for the The Depthcore Collective's 37th Chapter - NOIR. On the left is the base illustration and on the right is the completed version with extensive post work done by Justin Maller. Other works
Rik Oostenbroek, one of Abduzeedo's favourite artists, has just updated his portfolio. His website is now fully in flash and focuses very much on his work. If you follow Riks designs you will recognize plenty new artworks, from client work for Mazda til personal work for the latest DepthCore exhibition. But what they have in common, is that both kick asses. Rik Oostenbroek, and there is no doubt, will soon belong to the greatest artists in the web. His new portfolio: SecretShowcase.com Hey Rik, it's great to have you here. Tell us quick what you have been working on in the past year? Thanks a lot man. Haha people online must have thought that I was dead or something, but I've been working on lots of skill, commercial and personal wise. Commercial wise ( working more on photobased stuff ) it went quite well, working on big ( worldwide ) projects for respected clients was lot's of fun and not for the money but just to see your work exposed in a way you dreamed of back in the days. Had to deal with art directors as well, what's quite a surprise in the beginning since you're used to control everything yourself. So on the freelancing side of life I've learned a lot! All my personal, more abstract style, work has improved a lot since I tried to work with different shapes, trying to involve Illustrator and blend it with my Photoshop shapes and so on. I've learned a lot about colors, how to use them in a new way, how to combine different ones. So it was really a productive year for me! Boards Amsterdam Trailer by Rik Oostenbroek & George Dechev from Rik Oostenbroek on Vimeo. What is the difference between your old and your new work? My work became more mature and less messy, I used to destroy photo's, combined with a mess of shapes and other photo's. I think my work now became a bit more mature and less kid-like, not that I'd even had that in mind for this year, but it happened;). Was working with only a few color combinations and this portfolio just looks way more random, less boring and the same imo. I've just tried to focus myself on different forms of digital art to make it less the same and discover new things every time. Do you have any favorite pieces or designs you feel more connected to? Hard question man, most of them special to me.. I think my favorite piece is Waiting on a better day, just because I think it's one of the strongest images I've ever made, one of the most personal ones as well. A color-palette I never used before and different shapes as well. It was just a piece I needed to create for some reason, it gave me a lot of energy and inspiration back then. It was quite a gate what opened for me style-wise, something different again.. I had some wallpaper requests so I will publish that one on bigger sizes soon as well. Explain what progress you made since you launched your old portfolio ? A few days after my first release Computer Arts mailed me within 3 days if I wanted to be on their cover, a month later I was working on a piece for Volkswagen, it all went really quick. Being featured on nice blogs, people like you who want to ask me questions to share things about me on the internet, it all came very quickly to be honest. I never actually thought it was that much appreciated, the stuff I threw online. I actually made money with it for the first time back then, it was such a big step and I loved it. Since that moment I started to freelance and work for several agencies, really much fun. Handeling with deadlines, doing your financial part of the work, working with other designers together on projects. I think the styles I've showed here can tell you that I've been involved with way more styles since that first release. And I'm very glad with that and never expected it all that quickly. I've even been ripped tons of times, never expected that ;) What are your future plans? To get a nice respected design studio with a few people at then end of the road of course;). But I'm actually looking around for some good education or another nice way to improve my weaknesses, so it might lead me to new things. I would really love to learn more and more, since I'm still young. Maybe getting some experience in a different country. We will see how it goes! Thanks for this short interview. Do you have any final advice for everyone? Thanks a lot man, I appreciate this a lot! Do whatever brings you joy. And check out my new portfolio:) His new portfolio: SecretShowcase.com
Romain Lenancker is a freelancer art director and graphic designer from Lyon, France. He also works in Paris and with expertise in creating intelligent solutions in packaging, print media and paper-made illustrations. For more information visit Romain's site at http://www.lenancker.com/ BLR - Bonjour les Requins (Hello sharks) PETER PAN First Chapter : The indiens Art direction : Lenancker Romain Photography : Bocos Sébastien Fête des Lumières art Direction, installation and Print Poster : Romain Lenancker Photography : Laurence Jeanson for "Elvis" Agency Other works
As this is one of my first posts on Abduzeedo I decided to write a quite unconventional one. I'm a regular reader of Abduzeedo since about a half year - I'll never regret - but articles about printed mediums are pretty rare on Abduzeedo. So, in this post I'll show you some newspaper designs that are great in my opinion. Also, there's a great video from the TED Talks by Jacek Utko on how design can save newspapers. If you know other newspapers with great design don't hesitate in sharing with us. Leave a comment linking some photos so we can take a look at them. Die Presse am Sonntag I'm Austrian, therefore it's pretty normal to subscribe to an Austrian newspaper. "Die Presse am Sonntag " is the sunday edition of the daily paper "Die Presse". They have a great layout and quality journalism, but the sunday edition is even better designed: Country: Austria Circulation: about 270.000 http://www.diepresse.com Hartford Courant Since many years the Hartford Courant is constantly among the world's best designed newspapers. I think that especially the typography is awesome. Country: USA Circulation: about 250.000 http://www.courant.com/ The Rzeczpospolita The Rzeczpospolita won an award at the 27th competition of newspaper design of the SND (Society of Newspaper Design). In my opinion this newspaper really deserved this award, although the whole design's quite conservatie and traditional. Country: Poland Circulation: about 200.000 http://www.rp.pl/ Dubai Xpress A very new (launched in 2007), clear structured magazine. Country: UAE Circulation: 80000-10000, weekly http://gulfnews.com/about-gulf-news/al-nisr-portfolio/xpress Chicago Sun-Times The redesigned look of a popular daily paper in Chicago. In my opinion, the standard of the content is debatable, the design isn't. Country: USA Circulation: about 310.000 http://www.suntimes.com/index.html The Virginian Pilot There's nothing to say about this design, except: Absolutely awesome. Country: USA Circulation: about 200.000 http://pilotonline.com/ The Guardian And, last, but definitely not least, maybe world's best designed newspaper. Country: UK Circulation: about 330.000 http://www.guardian.co.uk TED Talks Jacek Utko designs to save newspapers About the Author I'm LuKas Salomon a young Austrian design interested guy who is pretty new in the online design scene. I write on several design focussed blogs and gonna launch an own blog soon.
Renan Molin is a visual and communication designer from Curitiba, Brazil. He and other three friends had started a design studio 5 years ago, but somehow they decided that the best thing would be to keep up with their freelancer's career. By checking Renan's work we can tell you that they had, I mean, still have, a lot of talent. For more information visit Renan's site at http://www.dmolin.com/ or his Behance Profile. if you want to see more works feel free to drop me a line, and i'm available for freelance work. firstname.lastname@example.org. identity done with Pedro Lopes. Lilica Ripilica A film for Lilica Ripilica, a children's fashion clothing brand of brazil. Espelhos from dmolin on Vimeo. luxúria meio digital pepsi deluxe Illustration for Deluxe Magazine, done with Ale Tauchmann. workchopp Other Works bb 200 anos from dmolin on Vimeo.
David Mascha 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. "The first thing I got really hooked on was graffiti, I learned the basics of colors, how to compose objects etc. but after a while I got more and more interested in digital art. Programs like Photoshop and illustrator became the perfect tools to develop my ideas, giving me a lot more creative freedom and opportunities than a spraycan. I see an artist or a designer as someone who is constantly improving. - David Mascha interview for DEPTHCORE Sparkling / Desktopdesign Custom designed table with hand engraved aluminum frame for http://www.desktop-design.at Displayed at Blickfang 2009, an international designfair for interior fashion and jewellery at MAK, Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art DM Black "I always try to push the boundaries of my technical skills and aesthetical depth, experimenting with new things, approaching ideas and themes from different perspectives but still keeping a line that’s going trough all of my work. I find it hard to explain how I created, or define my style, I think sometimes creating art underlies a very subliminal process. - David Mascha interview for DEPTHCORE Milk Illustration for Depthcore Adhesion "I often use stencils to add some graphic elements, and skinny caps to get clean lines, which resolves in a very graphical look. Most of the time I use regular white wall color to fill out the sketch and all the parts that will be painted afterwards, you end up with real bright colors". - David Mascha interview for DEPTHCORE Aquatic This must be underwater love The way I feel it slipping all over me Follow me now To a place you only dream of.. Misc