articles on

Opera78 by Fiodor Sumkin

Fiodor Sumkin is a guy that actually knows how to go beyond with typography. His words show us an amazing creativity with shapes and a lot of harmony between fonts and elements within his design. He shows us references such as patterns, book from the 60's and 70's, typography, art, design, architecture, photography and along with that, elements that came out of an insane mind, full of alternative design and high quality. "Everything I do starts with just pen and paper; I only use the computer to piece everything together at the end. I spent endless hours drawing fonts and trying out new ways of creating type. This laborious trail and errors approach really helped to shape my style." -Fiodor Sumkin Opera78's headquarters are in Amsterdam, but you'll get to see more of his work at You might even buy some great pieces directly from his portfolio at Author: Fabiano Meneghetti | If you want to write an article and have it published here send it via email to abduzeedo[at]

Pepper: Illustration Phenomenon

DeviantArt is the ultimate space to get illustration inspiration. There are a whole universe of artists there that will actually blow you mind with their works. One of those artist, Artgerm, has created a character called Pepper, who is this absolutely beautiful girl, that any geek would fall in love in a blink of an eye. She is a total phenomenon, because other artists over deviant actually started doing Pepper fan illustration, hundreds of it. And you'll probably figure out why right now: Artgerm Work: And the most impressive, is that there are actually more Pepper fan art than there is original Pepper illustration. Here are some of the fan art: Author: Paulo Antunes | If you want to write an article and have it published here send it via email to abduzeedo[at]

Remarkable Uses of Shadow in Advertising

Creativity seems to never run out. This time, we'll see the incredible use of shadows in advertising. Some of these are really clever, and I enjoy trying to figure out how the heck these guys came up with such great ads. 100% creative. Awesome! From Design / Marketing / Psychology. Lego WWF WWF Ariel Dukes of Hazzard John Lewis Fishermans Cove McDonald's Volkswagen Children of the World Trust Author: Paulo Antunes | If you want to write an article and have it published here send it via email to abduzeedo[at]

Graphis Annual '57/58

Design Annuals are an awesome source of inspiration and there are decades of annuals to use on your research. Looking for something done on the last 5 years? You'll find some cool stuff. Looking for a more vintage style? Try looking a little back on time, on some 50's Annuals, like this '57/58 one. Pretty neat! For further information, visit this site. Author: Paulo Antunes | If you want to write an article and have it published here send it via email to abduzeedo[at]

22 Awesome Collage Works

I remember when I was a little boy that I would make some collages to use as book cover. And I used to make some pretty cool stuff, but this dude makes some awesome stuff. His name is Greg Gossel, and was born in Wisconsin in 1982. I've been looking at some cool collages recently, but this dude's work is impressive. And, if you really enjoy it, you may take it home with you, because these are actually for sale! Enjoy! You may visit this links [#1, #2] for further information about the artist. AUTHOR: PAULO ANTUNES!!!!! | If you want to write an article and have it published here send it via email to abduzeedo[at]

47 Soviet Propaganda Posters

Vintage, vintage, vintage. Yes!! We're getting an overload of it!!! So, how do you like Sovietic poster design? If you are a sucker for it, I bet you'll really like these! And if you not acquainted with Sovietic propaganda, or any propaganda at all, before we start, you should know that "Lenin created the first truly modern propaganda machine, and its most colorful, dramatic and original form was the poster". THANK YOU, Lenin. The New Economic Policy (1921-1927) The First and Second Five Year Plans (1928-1937) The Great Patriotic War (1939-1945) The Cold War (1946-1984) Others Source links: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9.

24 Music LP Covers

LPs are becoming more rare everyday, and collectors everywhere just love to find some cool, old school music. Here are some great covers for you. Great covers indeed, but some of them are a bit weird, some really funny, but most of them are pure inspiration for you! All these are from LP Cover Lover. Enjoy! Psychedelia - A burst of colors! Soul - Gotta love these... Beatnik - I love these Country - Cool songs for sure Dance / Disco / Twist / Others Gospel Hawaiian Latin Bizarre - My favorite part. Yeah... and this dude probably died of a massive throat cancer. Author: Paulo Antunes | If you want to write an article and have it published here send it via email to abduzeedo[at]

Vistobrahma, show your design on beer bottles

To celebrate the flair, color and creativity of the Brazilian origins, Brahma beer is launching VISTOBRAHMA, a design competition which offers up and coming creative minds the chance to get their work seen. The main cash prize of £5,000 and it's an excellent chance to see your design on Brahma beer packaging throughout the UK. All types of work are welcome, whether its painting, illustration, photography, street art or anything in between. Cutting edge Brit Artist Stella Vine heads up the judging panel. Joining her are up-and-coming artists Jimi Crayon and Harry Pye who have also created their own limited edition designs. VISTOBRAHMA is open to anyone in the UK – whether you’re a painter, illustrator, photographer, street artist or anything in between. All you have to do is create a design based on the spirit of Brahma and Urban Brasil – originality, authenticity, style and flair – and submit it via post or our website WWW.VISTOBRAHMA.COM. Not only will the winning design be put into production and be seen and touched by hundreds of thousands of people around the country, but there’s also a CASH prize of £5,000 on offer - so the winning artist could even visit Brasil and experience the spirit of Brahma for themselves. Stella Vine became involved in the project having previously worked with other competitions and projects that are designed to encourage people to get involved in art and design. Stella, who ran her own project space 'Rosy Wilde' from a disused butchers shop in East London for emerging artists, hopes that VISTOBRAHMA will show that the arts can offer career fulfilment as well as cultural stimulation. She said: “VISTOBRAHMA is a brilliant example of a cool brand asking people from the creative community to interpret its image from their point of view. It’s great that a young artist will get such a strong boost to their career, as the exposure that the winner will have is huge. On top of that Brasil has amazing cultural heritage so there should be plenty of inspiration to get people started.” VISTOBRAHMA is a great chance to promote yourself and, perhaps, get a good amount of money, unfortunately it's only for UK residents. For more information visit their website. Some images from their site's gallery:

Creating a new Business Card

This week I had to create a new Business card for my company, ZEE. I have to say, this sort of work, like creating a business cards, is not as easy as some people think. Actually it’s pretty hard to condense our business to a size of a business card. "The business card... is kind of an extension of yourself. It's a little bit of giving yourself to someone else."— Ken Erdman, founder of the Business Card Museum, Erenheim, PA Looking for some ideas We started looking for some references and we found good sites like: Creating the card With some references in mind we had the idea of using a tag cloud showing what we do and the technologies we work with. So one side would be white with our logo and addresses, while the other side in blue with the tag cloud in white.The final result:Front Side: Back: