Glenn Jones is a graphic designer and illustrator from Auckland, New Zealand. The name GLENNZ mean GLENN from NZ, and is also his username at http://threadless.com where you can find some of his work. Glennz has been working in the design industry for over 16 years focusing on packaging, corporate identity and illustration. After his success designing tees on Threadless he got the opportunity to create his own growing range of tees, that you can check out at glennz.com/. I was browsing around Behance, looking for some inspiration when I bumped into Glennz work and I have to say that his artworks really got my attention. His pieces are very creative, colorful, humorous and cool, so I decided to put this selection together to show you guys. You will find a bit of everything here, from E.T. calling home to a couple falling apart from their wedding cake, so sit back and enjoy the images. Also, don't forget to check it out his Behance profile to see further great artworks. Hope you like the images as much as I did! :) Some of Glennz' Designs on Threadless
Magomed Dovjenko is a graphic designer and illustrator from Russia but based in Cologne, Germany. Despite his young age he has done some incredible works for respectful companies such as Reebok, Adidas, Diesel, and many more. Dovjenko, also is member of an important collective, the KDU - The Keystone Design Union. As usual we highly recommend that you check out Magomed portfolio at Behance (http://www.behance.net/aureax). But we selected some images for you to take a look first My name is Magomed Dovjenko. i'm a young-yet experienced freelance illustrator, residing in Germany/Cologne, originally from Russia, Chechnya. I love graphic design, illustration, typography . I'm also part of the select multi-disciplinary collective the Kdu - The Keystone Design Union. I'm self-taught.
Born in Russia, Vladimir Tomin is the true definition of a graphic illustrator and designer. He has worked professionally with the likes of MTV Worldwide, Reebok, and Adidas, to name a few. From motion graphics to digital art, he does it all! That's why we're featuring him here on Abduzeedo. Enough said, we know his work will inspire you! For more information we highly recommend that you visit Tomin's portfolio at Space-Jump Hi, my name is Tomin Vladimir, but Internet knows me as Myaka. I’m 26, I have diploma of IT specialist, but those 5 IT years was so hard I basically hate computers so after I finished my education I decided to go different way. I had a dream: making motion graphics. So I came to local TV station and told them what I want. They took me in, but of course first time I was working for nothing because I had to learn from almost zero. In a few months I handled After Effects well enough to make intro for one of sport programs. In 1 year I became head designer, and after 2 years of work here I leave for world of advert in peppers studio. So now I have 4.5 years of Motion Graphics About the Author Hello all, I'm Drew W., a 17 year-old student currently residing in the East Coast of the United States. I've been interested in graphic design since I was young, but I'm now dabbling in art management as I'm interested in pursuing a career in business. I work as a Scout at Artician, where I feature aspiring artists and their work. Here at Abduzeedo, I'll be interviewing artists, so if there are any questions you'd like to see answered, post a comment. Enjoy!
Suliman AL-Mawash, aka abo_fahod_75, is a 33 years old graphic designer from Kuwait. He started working with graphic design in 1998 and is current for Kuwait TV. As you will see here, Suliman is very creative, talented and has a very nice style. His pieces are really brilliant and a bit intriguing. In my opinion, Suliman's artworks are a mix of many things: manipulation, conceptual photography, surrealism, fantasy art and of course, great ideas and talent. I bumped into Suliman's work in one of my flickr's peregrination looking for inspiration! His pieces really got my attention, so I decided to share some of them with you. Don't forget to visit his flickr page for further images!! Enjoy. :)
What's design without music? What's music without design? I wanted to add on to Paulo's post, 30 Totally Cool Band Posters, because I, too, have always had a thing for indie gig posters, and coincidentally enough, I also stumbled upon the same website, gigposters.com Here I gathered some of the coolest posters I found on gigposters, ffffound, and behance. And you can also refer back to Paulo's article for the complete list! Hope you guys enjoy them as much as we did :) As always, if you have any images that you took or maybe some cool pictures you've come across and you'd like to share with us, please drop me a line on Twitter and/or Facebook. I'd love to hear from you! Ryan Trayte Drew Rios N.B. Oliver Barrett Peter Pimentel Matt Lane Harris Tom Huveners Martin Holm Matteo Cellerino James Barnes Anwar Pack Martin Corbin Edwin Servaas Michael Harpin Logan Gabel Ed Nacional Nicholas Haas Sean Forsythe Vanessa Schneider
Michal Sycz is a freelance digital artist based in Cracow, Poland. We have already featured some of the designs created by Noeeko in our Daily Inspiration series, however if you check out his portfolio you will understand why he really deserves a full feature article. Noeeko's works are beautiful, very sharp and detailed. Also what is really cool about him, is that he has some amazing photo-montages with light effects pieces and other very vector based illustrations, showing how versatile he is. For more information visit http://www.noeeko.com/ Hello, my name is Michal Sycz. Noeeko is my creative identity. I’m a freelance digital artist based in Cracow / Poland. _ My areas of specialization include: illustration, web design, branding and interactive media.
Saad Moosajee is a very young digital artists from Denver Colorado. Despite the age he as an impressive portfolio with some images heavily inspired by the Surrealism. Also he has worked for really good clientes such as Oxfam, Tiger Beer, Computer Arts, Advanced Photoshop Magazine and many more. For more information visit Saad's website at http://saadart.com/
Some friends of mine play in a instrumental rock band called "Você Nunca Viu". They got a pretty cool sound, and one of the things I like the most about indie bands in general are the posters! Yes, posters play a big role for these bands. Yesterday, during my daily visits, I found a great site about posters, and mostly about bands! Gigposters.com has got hundreds of posters, and here's a few of them, which I bet you'll all enjoy. Illustrations, collages, photography: there's everything in here. For more, check out Gigposters.com. And if you got a band poster, show us! Cheers. ;)
Evoke has launched a new exhibition called Spectrum. As usual, there are some really inspiring artworks from artists from all over the globe. The Spectrum exhibition is also a tribute to color, so it is not necessary to say anything else, just check the images :) Here we will feature a few previews but we highly recommend that you visit their site for a hi-res image. Welcome to Evoke's 21st Exhibition, "Spectrum"! This tribute to color is truly sensational and we are honored to share it with you! Spectrum is a smaller pack than usual, but for what it lacks in size, Spectrum delivers a knockout in quality. Our artists went head first into their craft to ensure the highest calibre exhibition for your viewing pleasure. Simultaneously, the Evoke audio department, now headed by our very own Keith Alban aka brainst0rm, has also delivered several knockout tracks to accompany your visual experience. Some Images
Since we're having some cool posts on modern vintage, I thought "why not real vintage"? Vintage ads and propaganda are a true inspiration for every designer, on how they used to set typography, and many other elements through the canvas. So here's some great examples of vintage adversiting and propaganda. Mainly from the beggining of the last century, these are still really fresh. And for me, what's the most incredible, is the fact that these have been really inspiring people almost 100 years later. That's the power of good design: it is timeless. I hope you enjoy these, and if you got any piece inspired in vintage advertising and propaganda, drop the link in the comments section. Cheers! ;)
Following our series of Design Legends, our next featured artist is the great Joshua Davis. It's impossible to talk about modern graphic design using computers without mentioning his name and everything he has done creating scripts and apps to generate patterns and elements that became Joshua's superb work. A proficient illustrator and painter with a passion for technology, Davis’ work brought an entirely new dimension to art. Utilizing randomization in controlled environments, or Chaos Theory, Davis established a new and unique perspective on visual communication and creative expression, pioneering an area previously unexplored in graphic design. In January 2001, as part of issue #100 of K10k.net, Davis posted an autobiography — a revealing look on his personal life in the New York City art/club scene in the early 1990s, his drug addiction, and his ability to overcome it to pursue his goal of being a full-time artist. Davis wrote that once he left the club scene, he aspired to be a writer and illustrator of children's books. It was at the Pratt Institute that Davis began to delve into writing HTML, working under Thomas Noller in 1995. Soon after, he began to experiment with Macromedia Flash and its early scripting language, and further with ActionScript programming. Joshua Davis' work became a major influence in graphic and web design in the "Y2K" era of the Internet’s dot-com explosion. Davis himself was distinguished from other web designers by his many tattoos, leading to his reputation as being a web design "rockstar" — a label he dismisses. From 1998 to 2001, he worked with the web production company Kioken. When Kioken folded, Davis became an independent web designer and artist, touring the world to speak at various graphic design conferences, such as SIGGRAPH, Flash Forward, BD4D, OFFF, Graphika Manila and others. In 2003, he was asked by Tool's Adam Jones to take over their websites. The band's official site was replaced by an intro page designed by Davis, but has been changed. In 2002 he teamed up with developer Branden Hall to form The Department of Notation Studios, a media development studio. The company was disbanded in 2006 when Hall left to form Automata Studios Ltd. with fellow developer Keenan Keeling. Despite the separation Davis and Hall continue to collaborate on various projects. As of 2007, Davis lives in New York with his wife and daughter. He is a professor at New York’s School of Visual Arts, runs his own design studio, and continues to lecture and lead workshops in design conferences. Wikipedia Joshua Davis' work has influenced a lot of great digital artists such as Guilherme Marconi, James White and many others. He is a name that is always remembered when we interview new designers and this article is just to show you a little bit of his work. For more information visit Joshua's website at http://www.joshuadavis.com/ Videos Images iPhone App Reflect by Joshua Davis from Erik Attkisson on Vimeo.
I came across the portfolio of Studio Nufabric, a design studio from Bulgaria with a small crew of three very talented people; Dimo Trifonov, Kaloian Toshev, Nikolay Vanchev. Their work vary from posters, mixed media, illustrations and much more, check it out! Nufabric is an alternative point of view, that allows for ambiguity & mystery.Nufabric is a turn away from our traditional role of graphic designers. In Nufabric we find a way to use our skills and vision to create graphic work that no longer conforms of the purely commercial view of graphic design. For more visit nufabric.org
Photography is much more than taking a camera and snapping some photos. It gotta have art direction, understanding of illumination and of course, the whole post process involved in this equation that will make a photo really stand out. Mark Bizarro from Quito, Ecuador, shows us that he does have all those skills and also a lot of creativity that certainly make his work extraordinary. For more information visit Marko's Flickr page at http://www.flickr.com/photos/akabizarro/
Julien De Repentigny is a graphic artist from Montreal, Quebec, Canada with a really impressive portfolio. Among digital arts he has some amazing 3D typography using paper, acriylic and neon. You can find out more about his work at his Behance profile or website at http://www.visualadvice.com/ I am into graphic design, set design and 3 dimension typography, my work is base with neon lights acrylic and paper
OmeN2501, actually called Marek Okon, lives in Lublin, Poland, has 28 years old and an amazing talent! He started his graphic adventures in advertising and some years ago decided to do some more serious digital painting. Right now he is doing mostly book covers and concepts for various publishers and game studious. Marek really likes to mix Sci-fi and Fantasy to produce his pieces, and he is doing that in every possible opportunity. You will be able to see here that his work is just awesome!! We got to know OmeN2501's work through one of our readers, Mateo (mateo85), who suggested it for the Daily Inspiration #219 and also gave us the e-mail to contact the artist. I got very impressed by Marek's work and find some of the pieces really breath taking since they give you the sensation that the scene is really happening and that you are part of it. The realism, composition and details of his work are very eye catching and fantastic. So enjoy the selection featured here and also check out more about OmeN2501 and his work at deviantART and CG Society. So now, sit back and enjoy!!
Maxime Quoilin is a 21 years old that will soon be graduated Computer Graphic Designer. He is from Belgium and although he is pretty new to the game (as his own words), for this last year he has increased even more his design interest. He really likes digital design and wants to end up doing advertising posters since that's what he likes most. To graduate, Maxime had to work on a big project where he created a fictive energy drink brand. He presented the project this week and we will show it here to you. I first bumped into Maxine's piece when searching for my daily inspiration images, and I actually mentioned his work at our Daily Inspiration #220. And 2 days after I mentioned the piece he contact us to post the image as an inspiration, so I told him that I had already publish it and ask if he agreed on showing us the whole process of the work since the piece was so nice. Maxime agreed and here we are, showing you the creative process of his final year project. Make sure to check out Maxime's portfolio at Behance. I also would like to thank Maxime for his attention and kindness during the process of putting this post together. Enjoy! So, I present Maxime's work and words! First of all, let me explain that we were free to do pretty much whatever we wanted as a final year project. Friends of mine made the whole design of a fictive music festival, a magazine or even some kind of basketball event. For my part, I decided to create an energy drink because it allowed me to work on various domains such as branding, creating a corporate identity, packaging, or even creating advertising posters. I’m going to try to summarize my reasoning as much as possible. So I wanted to create something rather fresh, rather new and with a clean image. I wanted to avoid several clichés associated to energy drink brands such as an aggressive image (bulls, monster claw, etc) or a not-so-healthy image. I’m not a chemistry master but I was thinking about something without taurine or guarana. Therefore, I was going to use some guidelines for the logo and the entire stationery or advertising job. I used the blue color (color of harmony and trust, but that also symbolizes the water and the freshness) and the white color (color of cleanliness and purity). The drink is still an energy drink, so I still had to give an image of power. I did that by using a certain amount of simplicity, to give a clear message without any distractions, a quiet strength. I also displayed that image of power in the advertising posters. So, it was very important to me to play with that duality in all my design. I used a contrast between purity and strength. I’m not really studying marketing, but 65% of energy drink users are below 35 years old, so I thought I should target these 65 percents, of course, but also the remaining 35 percents, more adult and more conscious about the health issues. That’s why a duality between strength and health was so important. As for the name, I went in a Latin dictionary, and I found the word “valens” which means strength and healthiness, no need to say it suited perfectly my product. I added the tag-line “powerful water” to target a little more my product. Since it’s “new”, I thought it was needed. Now, let’s look at the logo. I tried to totally skip the aggressive image most energy drinks logo use. The idea was to use a representative element of the water, and to give it a more subtle and more dynamic look. A droplet was the most obvious water representation I could think of. Then, I applied a trend called VariDot, which consists into using multiple dots of different sizes or color, to form a whole. This trend gives an artistic (and thus intriguing) dimension to the logo. The general size of the dots increases with the sense of reading, which implies a certain amount of dynamism. The size still varies a lot, it’s pretty random, which represents some kind of nervousness (even if I tried to give a healthy image, the product still was an energy drink). I applied 3 different blue colors to the pictogram. The font is ITC Avant Garde, which is a simple and readable fond, used by Adidas, notably. The can, the packaging and the paper bag use the same design rules. A strong simplicity, almost minimalistic, to represent a clean image, without any distraction. I think that this minimalism also gives a more luxurious image to the brand. The stationeries, the advertising products and the identity guidelines document use these rules again. A strong simplicity, some small characters to focus on the space and the cleanliness, contrasted with a strong blue, putting in evidence the logo or the final product. Being a huge fan of Peter Jaworowski’s work ( http://behance.net/thehejz ) I tried to apply what I love so much in his advertising posters, the way he uses visual elements to give such a strong image to the product or the brand he works with. When I applied this idea to my product, I tried to think about what concepts, what image I wanted to display. The final product, the can, is the centre piece of the creation. It fades into water, and you can see a surfer, sharks and fishes, coming out of it. The idea was to represent healthiness (the surfer, the sport, the water), strength (the surfer again, the sharks, the dynamic water) and a touch of luxury (exotic fishes). I added a few details such as a lighter blue gradient, to add some depth, some drop shadows so the can doesn’t just “fly” in the poster, or even the packshot. The packshot is made of the logo. I thought it wasn’t useful to add the can, since it’s the main piece of the poster anyway. What’s nice with this ad is that you can change the elements to have a different atmosphere, a slightly different image. I illustrated that fact with a yacht in the “sea”. I think I’m done with the general summary of my project. I’m still a student, so maybe this doesn’t reach a professional level and my explanations might not be fully relevant for everyone. But I surely learned an amazing lot, doing this project. You can also see the full project here: http://www.behance.net/Gallery/valens-Energy-Drink-Identity/238512
Tom Lane is the designer behing Ginger Monkey. We have already interviewed him here on Abduzeedo and also feature one of his amazing works, the Compass, as the Wallpaper of the Week. However, Tom has just released a new version of Ginger Monkey site with some new and incredible pieces that are definitely worth checking them out. Ginger Monkey creates and crafts designs that bring businesses and brands to life. Tom Lane, the multi-disciplined, fiery headed anthropoid at the helm does more than devise exquisite and inspirational designs - he evolves reputations. With a portfolio that bursts with creativity Ginger Monkey has attracted an international client list that includes, Sony Ericsson, Coca-Cola, Miller Beer, Mercedes, BT, Iris, Ignited and Clarks. His skills, peerless passion and professionalism has contributed to a continual flow of recognition from the design press and you will see the inimitable designs of Ginger Monkey adorn the pages of numerous illustration and design books this coming year. For more information go to Ginger Monkey website at http://www.gingermonkeydesign.com/ Some works