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.
You have probably noticed that yellow is one of the primary accent colors that we are exploring on the Abduzeedo palette. We are still trying to come up with a more versatile and warmer theme. To give you an idea about our process, today we will share some images selected for a mood board, all in primary yellow.
Following our week of crazy cool case studies, we bring to you this incredible artwork created by Tomasz Nowak, also known as STRZYG. The illustration mixes character design and digital art, but to be honest, the first time I saw it I thought it was a photography. So in this post we will show you a little bit the behind the scenes of this project titled HCL 10th Anniversary: The End. Tomasz Nowak is a graphic and motion designer from Legnica. He's currently living in Poznan/Poland and we highly recommend that you check out his portfolio at http://www.strzyg.com/
I love roller coasters and these campaign created for Hopi Hari makes me love them even more. The ads were created for the Katapul (Roller Coaster) and it's called Show Who You Really Are. They show two characters one before and another after going through the loop. The concept is really smart and the execution is flawless. Check it out. Credits Art Director: Thiago Vinhático, Fabio Miki, Kleber Campioni Copywriter: Rafael Barreiros Illustrator: Macacolândia, Feppa Rodrigues
Branding is one of the most fascinating areas of design, at least in my opinion. Synthesizing a generic term or subject into a simple and understandable form is the challenge designers face in creating branding identities. From beautifully crafted typography to simple and sometimes spartan symbols, we see a lot of examples out there, some are good, some are okay. It's not an easy task, but Leo Porto exemplifies this process extremely well on his project for Homepolish. Homepolish is an interior design company based in New York that was conceived as an alternative to the high-priced, commission-based interior designer. The rebrand was completed to emphanize the approachable and affordable character of the company, differenciating themselves from the "high-end" competition. The mark, a minimal geometric grid, abstractly portrays the initials "H" and "P", while also illustrating a simple floorplan. For more information visit http://leoporto.com/
Yesterday we featured Bauhaus and its importance to design to these days. Today we will feature another extremely important movement for art and design, De Stijl or simply "The Style". I am a huge fan of these style, especially Piet Mondrian paints. De Stijl, Dutch for "The Style", also known as neoplasticism, was a Dutch artistic movement founded in 1917. In a narrower sense, the term De Stijl is used to refer to a body of work from 1917 to 1931 founded in the Netherlands. De Stijl is also the name of a journal that was published by the Dutch painter, designer, writer, and critic Theo van Doesburg (1883–1931) that served to propagate the group's theories. Next to van Doesburg, the group's principal members were the painters Piet Mondrian (1872–1944), Vilmos Huszár (1884–1960), and Bart van der Leck (1876–1958), and the architects Gerrit Rietveld (1888–1964), Robert van 't Hoff (1887–1979), and J. J. P. Oud (1890–1963). The artistic philosophy that formed a basis for the group's work is known as neoplasticism—the new plastic art (or Nieuwe Beelding in Dutch). Piet Mondrian and Pétro (Nelly) van Doesburg in Mondrian's studio at Rue du Départ, Paris. 1923. Photo. Published (in altered form) in De Stijl, vol. VI, nr. 6/7 (1924): p. 86.
Every designer probably know everything about Bauhaus, it's the base of our design process and education and still influence a lot of our design decisions and style. The simplicity and the attention to details, and the balance between form and function is a source of inspiration and exert a lot of influence on our projects. I've been looking at a lot of Bauhaus projects and designs for reference for the new Abduzeedo design and today I want to share some of these references that are in my mood board. The Bauhaus school was founded by Walter Gropius in Weimar. In spite of its name, and the fact that its founder was an architect, the Bauhaus did not have an architecture department during the first years of its existence. Nonetheless it was founded with the idea of creating a "total" work of art in which all arts, including architecture, would eventually be brought together. The Bauhaus style became one of the most influential currents in Modernist architecture and modern design. The Bauhaus had a profound influence upon subsequent developments in art, architecture, graphic design, interior design, industrial design, and typography.
The Missing Link, invented by Nature enhanced by us. That's the annual report publication by New Frontier Group where they designed to illustrate the extraordinary moments of the past evolution provided innovative solutions for the digital transformation. The report is fully illustrated by nature elements and has a beautiful typography that makes every page a great composition. Enjoy! Missing links have, amazingly, triggered off some of the great inventions of our age. New Frontier Group's annual report shows us how missing links not only enhance evolution but also business processes. The New Frontier Group develops integral IT solutions for their international company network and proclaims a digital evolution for everybody. Moodley searched for analogies and found them in prehistoric times. It’s a provocative contrast that is depicted in New Frontier Group’s annual report. The report is brought to life through sophisticated illustrations, valuable infographics and vivid portraits. The annual report is completed by a series of eight posters.
Inspiration is all around us. This morning at work my eye was caught by, of all things, a coaster on a desk. It was as if I'd never set eyes on a coaster before. This coaster just so happened to be the coolest coaster I've ever seen and in turn inspired me to look at coasters in a whole new light. With that, I thought it would be fun to have an Abduzeedo one so I decided to check out what our fellow designers are doing out there. Not to my surprise, Dribbble has a huge amount of excellent and very inspiring examples. In this post we will share some beautiful examples of coasters. Feel free to share your own design with us via comments. Sleep Coasters by 55 Hi's Thanks For Being Awesome [Letterpress Coaster] by by Sean McCabe Letterpress Logo Coaster #3 by Tim Frame Engagement Invite by by Joey Rabbitt Letterpress Coaster #2 by Tim Frame Wedding favor design by Kara Hodecker Thor by Pieter Boels The Ninja Turtle by 55 Hi's Benji's Coaster by Payton Bridges Sauced Coaster by Trish Ward Love Letters Y by 55 Hi's Black & Gold by Corbin Watkins Ampersand Lifestyle Letterpress Coaster by Sean McCabe Raindrop Coasters by Brooke Condolora Q by Linda Eliasen Dribbble Coaster Sláinte by 55 Hi's Cosmic Coaster
I love simple illustrations that play with negative space and simple shapes to create more intricate effects. Eiko Ojala goes way beyond using paper-cut style to create incredible artwork that plays with shadows adding depth and style to his work. The level of detail and the simplicity is beyond impressive. Eiko Ojala is an illustrator, graphic designer and art director living in Tallinn, Estonia. His graphic design illustrations are particularly aimed towards books and magazines. Eiko has been nominated to “Young Illustrators Award” at www.illustrative.de and has been featured on It’s Nice That, iGnant, Trendland, Fubiz and Etapes. For more information visit http://www.ploom.tv/ Candyman Vertical landscape Hunger for love New York Times "The Winter of the Monarch" Naked Forest New York Times "The Health Law and Its Incentives" Jo Nesbø Editorial illustration for Sunday Times Travel.
Dale Magazine was designed by Argentinean graphic designer Sofia Copello. The task was to create a Cultural Magazine that featured modern art, music, design and interviews. It includes an artist portfolio booklet and a monthly agenda for activities. Enjoy! For more from Sofia Copello visit sofcopello.com.ar.
Playing with typography is always an excellent exercise to practice and improve our skills. There are some people however that really push the limit and come up with incredible artworks mixing text and other real world objects. RDN is one of them that really pushes the envelope. In this post we will share a few examples of typography and we wish that might inspire you to come up with your own designs. RDN is an art director based in Nantes, France and he's specialized in Digital Art, Graphic Design, Photo Manipulation. For more information visit http://www.r4dn.com/
Following our posts about creative typographic artworks, we bring to you the amazing piece titled "2013 - Year of the Snake" by David McLeod. The multi-talented McLeod is an Australian living and working in NYC specializing in Typography, Digital Art, Illustration, Branding and Identity. The level of detail and precision of the composition is simply incredible. I'd love to see a wallpaper of the version with black background. For more information visit http://www.davidmcleod.com.au/ Details
Every day 99u.com publishes new interviews and researches on how creatives make ideas happen. But the folks at Behance think there's something special about holding a real magazine and having a live print piece in your hands. That's why, each year they source the best articles and interviews to create a gorgeous print edition of the 99U Magazine for distribution at our annual 99U Conference. This year we used the elegant Sentinel font, pattern overlays, and bright pops of color to create a sophisticated, highly readable print piece. The 99U articles selected included interviews with filmmaker Terry Gilliam and bestselling author Cheryl Strayed, as well as tips on framing your creative expertise, sharpening your gut instinct, and dressing for success. Creative direction: Matias Corea Design: Raewyn Brandon Editorial: Jocelyn K. GleSean Blanda
Havaianas is one if not my favorite Brazilian brand after Abduzeedo of course. Now seriously, Havaianas has been one of the exponents of the Brazilian colorful culture across the globe and it's always inspiring to see people from other countries exploring that like the Havaianas project by Colorsponge with special collaboration with Serial cut. For more information visit http://www.behance.net/gallery/Havaianas/8730593
Artem Gridin is a russian designed who graduated from Moscow State University of Printing Arts with a degree in Graphical Arts, but chose Design as major occupation. After 5 years of work experience in big advertising agencies, founded a design studio of his own where he has been working up to now. For more from Artem Gridin visit cargocollective.com/artemgridin. For more from Artem Gridin visit cargocollective.com/artemgridin.
Alex Register is a graphic designer graduating this month from the Iowa State University. Even though he is fresh out of school his work is very professional and really well designed. For more from Alex visit alexregisterdesign.com, and follow him on twitter @Alex_Register. I stumbled into design on accident and have been hooked ever since. The intersection of communication and creativity really energizes me and pushes me forward. I ground my work in strong conceptual thinking and an attention to detail. - Alex Register LOGAN CLEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY Branding for Iowa-based wedding photographer Logan Clement. The client wanted something that was reflective of both his personality and style. SAUCY SAM'S Branding and collateral for a liquor store that focuses on personal service and local community. Collateral includes business cards, promotional posters, coozies, coasters, and packaging for make your own sampler packs. FLOYD'S B&B A branding project done during my Junior year at Iowa State. Drawing on themes from 1950s America, my group and I developed an identity system for a quirky bed and breakfast located in San Francisco. This project received Best of Identity Development at the 2012 ADAI Student Design Exhibition. TAPER WEIGHT LOSS A satirical branding project for a corporation that helps people lose weight through the use of tapeworms. The project brief was to develop and brand a company as a parody of existing corporations. I analyzed companies and ads associated with personal image in order to isolate and exaggerate their messages. For more from Alex visit alexregisterdesign.com, @Alex_Register.