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.
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.