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Google Mobile Day Illustrations by Leo Natsume

Illustration for Google Mobile Day by Leo Natsume

Google Mobile Day is an illustration and art direction project shared by Leo Natsume on his Behance profile. We have featured Leo's work quite often but he never stops delivering beautiful work. He is also from my hometown so that makes it even better. Jokes aside the work he did under MediaMonks for Google is top notch. Friendly illustrations combined with smooth animations is the recipe of success.  Leo Natsume is a designer, illustrator and animator based in Porto Alegre, Brazil. He is creative designer for the Group RBS and he has been featured here on Abduzeedo and on many other outlets. For more information check out his Behance profile at https://www.behance.net/leonatsume Illustration

Bad Neon - Poster Series

Bad Neon - Poster Series

This poster series has a lot of great elements that we love on Abduzeedo, first of all we’ve always been fan of everything related with the word: neon. Posters always have been one of our first love of design way before everything went digital with UI, UX, Interfaces and etc. Let’s take a closer look at the work of Tarek Okbir who is a graphic designer currently based Liège, Belgium. Other than focusing his work on UI/UX and Interface design, Tarek created his amazing poster series about very popular artists. As he called it the Music Edition, you can recognize artists such as Lana Del Rey, Alicia Keys and more. Hope you will like it! Hello, here are some illustrations I worked on, part of my Bad Neon project. In order: Stromae, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore, M.I.A, Alicia Keys, Drake, Lana Del Rey More information: http://www.fnkfrsh.be.

Le Cosmos de Star Wars II

Le Cosmos de Star Wars II

We are probably sure that you are excited for the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story coming out next month. Just like we are as well! You’ll probably be seeing lots of promotional content online, it’s all part of the campaign. We would like to share something more appropriate to us, how about a poster series? Let’s take a look at the work from Sébastien DEL GROSSO, he is a graphic designer, illustrator and photographer based in Paris, France. We’ve featured his work before on Abduzeedo, we love his versatility, techniques and willing to try different mediums. Let’s enjoy the latest of his series entitled: Le Cosmos de Star Wars. More information: https://sebastiendelgrosso.myportfolio.com.

Round Things - Falling Illustration

Round Things - Falling Illustration

We would like to feature the work from Amr Elshamy on Abduzeedo, it’s a shame we’ve never featured him before. He is a self-taught artist based in Egypt and has worked with brands like Adobe, Microsoft, Chevrolet USA and more. Amr has many talent and going from filmmaking to digital art, I guess this is one of the best perks of being a freelance. You can choose to do whatever you feel like or what is your goal you are leaning towards. Let’s take a look at the series called: Round Things where by using very simple techniques, Amr was able to create imaginative creations. So creative that one of his pieces is featured Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 Splash Screen. You should definitely also check out his tutorial on how he made that piece as well, just click right here. ​My work "falling..." has been featured on the splash screen of Adobe Photoshop CC 2017.   More information: http://www.hotamr.com.

In Love with Japan - Illustrations

In Love with Japan - Illustrations

I believe that traveling with the main purpose to wander and explore; together helps immensely to feed your brain at your journey and tremendously contribute at boosting your creativity. What do we all do when you are in a country where you’ve never been before? You look to understand how the people live, the architecture, tourist attractions and everything. We would like to feature the work from Johana Kroftová and her series entitled: In Love with Japan. She’s a junior Art Direction/Designer based in Prague, Czech Republic; recently coming back from a trip to Japan. She visited Japanese cities like: Okinawa, Tokyo and Nara; Johana has created a series of minimalistic illustrations after being inspired of the places she has been. Hope you will enjoy! Illustration for book about Japan trip. Minimalistic illustration about Japanese places. More information via Behance.

Movie Poster Series by Laura Racero

Movie Poster Series by Laura Racero

We’ve been encountering a several designers having their take in movie posters. I mean who doesn’t love movies? We are still waiting in line for movies and eating popcorn! We are still embracing the movie experience at its best. With the amount of content we can find online about our favourite movies, with that much content it’s always great what you can stir up with a redesign and a concept. Especially when you just watched the movie and you’re feeling inspired to create. We are taking at some of the movie concepts from Laura Racero who is a freelance art director, designer and illustrator in Madrid, Spain. We’ll also include some of her personal concepts where she has done a beautiful job at blending elements together from stock photos. Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives - choice, not chance, determines your destiny." – Aristotle   More information: http://lauraracero.com.

STARDECK - Ultimate Deck of Cards

STARDECK - Ultimate Deck of Cards

STARDECK is a custom deck of poker-sized playing cards, the design and illustrations were done by Lunar Saloon, and printed by The United States Playing Card Company. The project was launched on Kickstarter and is waiting for our support. The people behind Lunar Saloon are my good friend Alex Griendling and his wife Meg Griendling. As we could expect the illustrations are beyond stylish and in addition to that there is a beautiful Kickstarter-exclusive wooden etching where they worked with Neutral Ground to produce. We struck out to create STARDECK after unsuccessful attempts at finding a well-designed set of sci-fi themed playing cards. Most are based off of existing properties like Star Wars or Star Trek, and their face cards are decorated with uninspiring photography. In response, we created our own world and filled it with richly illustrated characters in the style of classic card art - Lunar Saloon. STARDECK tells of four archetypal sci-fi factions as they vie for control over Proxima B, Earth's terrestrial neighbor in the Proxima Centauri system. Proxima B's native population, the aliens whose subterranean existence has earned them the moniker "Spades", defend their world from outside invaders. Their overwhelming numbers are enabling them to fend off Earth's militarized colonization effort. The Hearts, an advanced robot population, aid Earth's various civilian and military factions via combat, manufacturing, and espionage; all while advocating for equal treatment and representation on Earth. The Club, Earth's most decorated combat unit, was the first to touch down on Proxima B. Quickly overrun by the Spade horde, its surviving members defend their landing site from the planet's hostile natives. The Diamond Corporation, currently profiting from a lucrative arms market, are diversifying into natural resource commodities, arriving on Proxima B with the goal of claiming rights to the planet's unassigned lands. Card designs and illustrations About Lunar Saloon Lunar Saloon is the Minneapolis-based creative studio of Alex and Meg Griendling. With nine years of industry experience, we've worked with clients like Google, Tumblr, IGN, Game Informer, and Double Fine. We hope that STARDECK will be the first of many fun products in our studio's lineup.

Stylish Illustration Work of Chris Reath

Stylish Illustration Work of Chris Reath

Chris Reath shared some incredible illustration work on his Dribbble profile most of them featuring strong contrast with some vibrant accent colors. In addition to that he beautifully worked with isometric perspectives. The result is some stunning compositions like the "paint the black hole blacker" and "An Ode to Radio Raheem". The latter was a homage to Bill Nunn. Chris is a graphic designer located in Orlando, Florida. With experience in a range of projects from illustrations, graphic design to UI and UX. You can catch him making stuff on his Behance, Dribbble, and Instagram. Illustration

&Pizza - Packaging design

&Pizza - Packaging design

&Pizza is a packaging design and illustration project created by Futura for a Washington DC based chain restaurant famous for their crafted pizza, and for their retribution to society. The challenge presented to Futura was to come up with a series of designs celebrating individuality and freedom. The result is a beautiful set of simple black and white illustrations for the pizza boxes as well as labels for bottles. Take a look after the break and let us know what you think. Project description   They were given the task of designing a series of boxes with certain inspiration which reflected &Pizza’s vision. What they are all about is celebrating individuality, that is one of the main reasons we got absolute freedom, and how they came up with the packaging design for this project. - Behance Each pizza box has its own graphic inspiration behind, going from Americana theme, to Street Art. We even got to design our own Futura themed box. &Pizza also crafts their own sodas, and teas offering completely new products to their costumers. Futura designed the branding for their beverages (5 flavored sodas, crafted teas and wine). Each one with just one specific petition: make them feel like a unity, but each line with a completely different feeling. - Futura Packaging Design About Futura Futura is an Independent Design Studio, boutique-like workshop that seeks to redefine the Mexican design values, maintaining functionality, wit and charisma. They specialize in resource optimization paying attention to every detail. For more information check out http://byfutura.com/ Photos by: Non Form

The Work of Tuyệt Duyệt

The Work of Tuyệt Duyệt

On Abduzeedo, we get requests from designers and artists coming from all over the Globe. We truly appreciate it and along the way we would discover many talented people throughout our journey to inspire you more. We would love to feature the work from Khanhalso running under the name of Tuyệt Duyệt. Khanh is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and focus his work on Illustration, Drawing and Character Design. You should definitely check out his Behance where you’ll see more of his handcrafted work, definitely worth a visit.   More information via Behance.

Nike: Shoes of Paradise

Nike: Shoes of Paradise

It has been pretty recent that I’ve been leaning towards the Nike brand. I just like how they market themselves to the masses by keeping a standard to their quality and style at the same time. I also like the fact that they take the time to work on collaborations with many worldwide artists on different projects to create products that are layered with many different styles. You have a little something for everyone. Well speaking of that, we are taking a close look at the work of Hussain Almossawi and the work he has done for Nike Basketball on different signature shoes and apparel for their stars like Lebron James, Kevin Durant and others. I was contracted by NIKE Basketball to create a floral seamless pattern made out of tropical plants which would be used on different signature shoes and apparel for their star athletes, such as Lebron James, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Durant. The pattern was created using 3D Max, and then retouched and enhanced in Photoshop where it was prepared to work as a seamless pattern.   More information: http://www.moxxawi.com.

The Landmarks Illustrations

The Landmarks Illustrations

We are taking a close look at the work from Al Power and his illustrative series about various landmarks in Europe. Going through these, you can quickly recognize the Eiffel Tower, London Clock Tower and so on. Being in the design industry for the last 13 years, Al Power is a designer based in Dublin. He specializes his work mainly in visual and brand identity, he can see his recent work on Ryanair. Hope you will enjoy this series! A collection of various landmarks from across Europe. The illustrations are currently being used on the Ryanair website. A decision was made to use illustration on the site rather then standard photography so I set out making the illustrations based on landmarks from the busiest cities in Europe.   More information: http://www.alpowerillustrates.com.

 Alphabet Series by Bogdan Dreava

Alphabet Series by Bogdan Dreava

We’ve featured many series that focus their theme on the Alphabet, It’s a great practice because every single letter has their own properties and characteristics. We are taking a closer look at the work from Bogdan Dreava and his minimal approach at this take on the Alphabet Series. Bogdan is mainly a photographer based in Timișoara, Romania. What I do like about this series it’s the minimal use of elements and the play with the light and shadow. It definitely create a tone to the collection and the color palette just enhance well the overall experience. Hope you will enjoy these! Adventure of a simple sphere in alphabet world.   More information: http://www.bogdand.com.

Peter Tarka's Summer Update

Peter Tarka's Summer Update

Our good friend Peter Tarka never ceased to impress us here on Abduzeedo, with his inspirational concepts filled with colours, digital CGI goodness and the combination of different elements that could literally go from a little plant to a full-size statue for results to be quite lovely. From this series, we are plunging into the personal work and concepts that Peter worked on during this summer (From May-September). For those who doesn’t know who is Peter? He is a designer based in Warsaw, Poland that worked with an impressive list of clients including brands like: Honda, BMW, MTV, Adobe, Google RedBull and more. Make sure to follow his Instagram @petertarka for his daily updates. Personal projects made during the Summer '16. More information via Behance.

Illustrative Animals

Illustrative Animals

I’ve always been impressed about the level of details when a designer/artist work on symmetrical art and especially with animal faces. It’s not a new concept but it’s really interesting to witness every single perspective based on their background, inspiration and what drives them to go forward with this series. We are taking a closer look of the work of Rich Field also known as Fieldinspired. He’s an illustrator based in London, UK; you should definitely check out his shop where you’ll find limited prints of his art to buy. In Rich’s process, you’ll find a hand-drawn start with a finishing touch digitally that can go with a minimum of 80 layers to 220+ layers on certain pieces. Totally worth checking it out! I’ve always been fascinated with the beauty of the world around me. From the perfect gradient sunsets form, to the complex symmetry on a seemingly simple leaf. The way nature creates beautiful design so effortlessly has always filled me with wonder.   More information: http://www.fieldinspired.com.

Join Up & Stand Out Illustration

Join Up & Stand Out Illustration

To start off the week, we would like to share this beautiful collaboration that involves Illustration, Motion Graphics and Animation. Created by a team-up with Rutger Paulusse and the folks from RoomCR6, we are taking a closer look at the work of different communities coming from London, Amsterdam, New York and Rio De Janeiro. All together and one of the many reasons why the Internet is still wonderful and I must admit that is great to see different perspectives coming to this process with everyone living at contrasting timezones. This is a collaboration between Rutger Paulusse / Gwer from Amsterdam who made the illustration and RoomCR6 from London who were responsible for the animation. The concept behind this piece is to illustrate how the design & creative community are able to come together and create pieces of work no matter where in the world they are. Whether you are from London, Amsterdam, New York or even Rio De Janeiro the internet brings us all together and the tools we have today make collaboration a seamless process.   Credits Rutger Paulusse RoomCR6 Hashmukh Kerai Paul Stayt More on the project via Behance.

Andante Ideas

Andante Ideas

We've previously featured the work from Serafim Mendes with Invisible Cities on Abduzeedo and now he's back with a collaboration with Danny Ivan on their submission for Andante Design Contest where they had to create a new concept for the metro cards on its branding and also providing designs for advertising and promotional content. The challenge was to be limited by using Andante's existing logo and colours. For those who don't know, Andante is the intermodal ticketing system used in public transportation in the metropolitan area of Porto, Portugal. Let's take a look at their beautifully done concept and see what was their thinking behind their idea. Submission for the Andante Ideas Contest, hosted by Transportes Intermodais do Porto (TIP). A project by Danny Ivan and Serafim Mendes.   Credits Danny Ivan Serafim Mendes