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Illustration: Stylish Buildings of Miami

Illustration: Stylish Buildings of Miami

Miami 2017 is an illustration project  shared by Remko Heemskerk on his Behance profile. As the title suggests, the illustrations are about Miami, more specifically, buildings and architecture of that beautiful city. There's a mix of the famous art deco buildings  and some more modernist interpretations. All of that reinterpreted through simple vector illustrations with no gradients, just solid colors and quite a bit of contrast. What I love about these illustrations is that I try to take photos of buildings in real life with the goal to make them look like these illustrations. Remko did a fantastic job, check them out. Remko Heemskerk is an illustrator based in Haarlem, the Netherlands. He lived in New York City where he studied Visual Arts. His passion as you can imagine is illustration, design, sketch and paint. He also has a list of high profile clients, including names like Wired, VW, CondéNast, Disney and others. For more information make sure to check out his website at http://www.remkoheemskerk.com/ Illustration

Illustration and Graphic Design: Amour and Cacao

Illustration and Graphic Design: Amour and Cacao

I stumbled across this beautiful illustration and graphic design project by Imédia Firme Créative, especially the work from Marie-Joëlle Lemire, Nicolas Lambert, Valérie Pilotte and Claudie Déry. It’s one of those things that you’ll giveaway as a gift and for this present case is so well done. I also really enjoy the print work with the shiny vinyl. Congrats to the whole team for winning an award for Applied Arts Magazine 2017 in Ilustration. Imédia Firme Créative is a studio based in Quebec City, Canada. Focusing their work into graphic design, art direction and branding; they believed that creativity has the power to transform human behaviour. With a mindset that ideas can produce results for their clients with an impactful challenge.   Credits Art Direction: Marie-Joëlle Lemire Graphic Designers: Marie-Joëlle Lemire, Nicolas Lambert, Valérie Pilotte and Claudie Déry

Illustration: Grimms' Fairy Tales Illustrated by Ale Giorgini

Illustration: Grimms' Fairy Tales by Ale Giorgini

Grimms' Fairy Tales Illustrated by Ale Giorgini is a set of illustrations of wallpapers based on classic fairy tales. Whichever one is your favorite, it isn't hard to get glossy eyed and nostalgic over the forever legendary Brothers Grimm tales. With his brilliantly retro flair, Italian illustrator Ale Giorgini evokes the same feeling and transforms the iconic tales of 'Little Red Riding Hood', 'Snow White' and 'Hansel and Gretel' into stylish, contemporary illustration pieces for the home. "A Wall With A View" This is the idea that Ale says encapsulates the collection of illustrations. On designing the collection, he said, "I thought of the wall as a huge window, where I could watch the woods through which some of my favorite fairytales characters walk. You can play with Red Riding Hood and a sweet wolf, or try to grab some candy from the hands of Hansel and Gretel."  Giorgini has teamed up with Murals Wallpaper to create an uber cool collection of wall murals that celebrate the sentimentality and iconicism of Grimms' fairy tales. He uses precise line work, bold color and a cunning use of negative space to produce illustrations that are as stunning as they are interesting, resulting in an incredibly charming Jetson's-esque aesthetic.   "You can hang your artwork on the trees, or declare your love by writing it on the trunks. My murals are made for children that dream, or adults who still do." - Giorgini Illustration For more information check out https://press.muralswallpaper.com/grimms-fairy-tales-illustrated-by-ale-giorgini

Illustration: Colorful Work of Romain Trystram

Illustration: Colorful Work of Romain Trystram

Romain Trystram is an illustrator from Morocco with an incredible portfolio. What really catches my eye is his illustration style with colorful, I dare say, 80s color palette sometimes. There is a mix of abstract and more conventional illustrations. The abstract is the the one that I particularly tend to prefer, however most of them seem to be inspired by architecture or urban scenes. I selected a few illustrations for this post to highlight that. Romain has done work for major clients, such as IBM, Adobe, Mercedes-Benz, Affinity, Panasonic, Virgin Atlantic and many others. For more information make sure to check out his portfolio at https://romaintrystram.myportfolio.com/ Illustration

Digital Art: Bison by Lukasz Poslad

Digital Art: Bison by Lukasz Poslad

We would like to share this digital art illustration by Lukasz Poland for a limited edition gift pack tube. There’s something quite powerful about this illustration and I love the use of Double Exposure mixed with a level of details that can only make you stop and appreciate every single part of this image. Stunning work and I wish this was a series with multiple animals. Maybe in the near future! Published via Behance , Lukasz is an illustrator based in Toruń, Poland. There isn’t much information about him but we look forward to see more of his work.  

Illustration: Johnnie Walker x Pawel Nolbert

Illustration: Johnnie Walker x Pawel Nolbert

We would like to share this illustration project by the talented Pawel Nolbert for his work with the known Whisky brand Johnnie Walker. Approached by Diageo/LOVE, his work was applied to multiple labels from Johnnie Walker but also for limited edition gift packs. Going through this project ad you can’t help to notice how gorgeous it is and it’s great that Pawel shared some of his process on his Behance. Make sure to check it out! Published via Behance , we have always been fans of Pawel Nolbert. And from all the mediums that he ever used on his projects, he has a distinct style that is like easily recognizable like a trademark. The idea was to create 6 designs to be applied across the range of Johnnie Walker variants: Red Label, Black Label, Double Black Label, Gold Label, Green Label and Platinum Label. The result of the collaboration is a selection of limited edition gift packs available around the globe.  

Illustration Process: I Lift My Lamp Beside the Golden Door

Illustration Process: I Lift My Lamp Beside the Golden Door

I Lift My Lamp Beside the Golden Door is an illustration created by Jennifer Hom. She was very kind to share with us a little bit of her illustration process from the main goal of the project, to sketches to the final design. It's always wonderful to see that step by step, especially from an incredible illustrator like Jennifer. I hope you enjoy it and make sure to get one of the prints at: http://jenniferhom.bigcartel.com/product/i-lift-my-lamp-beside-the-golden-door Illustration Process by Jennifer Home Through all the changes in America over the last several weeks, it is clear that the country needs to remain true to our spirit. Immigration is the heart of this land and I wanted to do what little I can to protect it. What started as a way cope turned into something that I hope will help support the American Civil Liberties Union. I will donate all profits from the sale of this piece to the ACLU. Sketches Like all my concept sketches, this is a nearly indecipherable color pencil drawing. I knew I wanted to feature the Statue of Liberty because of my own mother’s love for it. Tightening up the sketch to a line drawing in Photoshop, I started to give the people in the torch a little more character. I even drew in some personal loved ones who immigrated to America. Adding color was simple enough considering I had to stick to the statue’s iconic oxidized copper hues. The final stage was tedious and obsessive color correction. I hope this inspires others to make a united contribution bigger than our individual means. -Jennifer Hom Jennifer Hom began life as a Chinese American girl in suburban Long Island, New York. As a minority with few friends, she found happiness in drawing fairies, unicorns, magical flying unicorns, princesses, and flowers. With the help of a terribly optimistic mother, she used her countless drawings of magical beings to enroll at the Rhode Island School of Design. Now graduated with a BFA in illustration, a grad degree in doodling at Google, and a gig at Uber, she managed to find a home with climate control. She is still Chinese American, but wants to be a Broadway star. For more information about Jennifer check out her website at http://jenniferhom.com/  

Illustration: Daily Renders: Dimensional UI

Illustration: Daily Renders: Dimensional UI

Daily Renders: Dimensional UI is an illustration, motion graphics and UI/UX project created and shared by Fyn Ng on his Behance profile. There's a not a lot of information shared by Fyn but the illustrations are quite descriptive in terms of what the project is all about. Basically Fyn created three dimensional user interface, literally. The toggles, map and Instagram examples are quite clever and beautiful. I don't believe there is any desire on having interfaces like that, however it's a lovely daily challenge and I am sure Fyn learned quite a bit by doing it.  In terms of tools, Maxon Cinema 4D and Octane were using to create the illustration pieces shared in this post. About Fyn Ng Fyn is a motion designer from Singapore, currently based in New York working at Razorfish.  For more information make sure to check out his website at http://fynng.com/ Perhaps due to my INFJ personality, my passion towards design heightened after being introduced to user-centered design during an internship at Apple. I am intrigued by how it can provide people with smooth, meaningful experiences. Defining a brand's motion language greatly enhances emotional connection with its users. I look forward to the day I can apply my Motion Design skills in a user-centered company to help build its brand and bring joy to users. Illustration

Motion Design: Nickelodeon Kids Pick The President

Motion Design: Nickelodeon Kids Pick The President

Nickelodeon Kids pick The President is a motion design and illustrations project shared by M A D E B Y R A D I O. As the name suggest, its a series of illustrations and motion design work for the 2016 presidential election in the USA. There's just too many things to love about this motion design project. Starting for the amazing sketches, that by themselves, would have been enough for us to feature the project. The translation to 3D is for lack of better word, stunning. It is fun and really smooth. The inflatable White House is one of my favorite pieces.    We worked with Nickelodeon to create a bunch of animated spots for the 2016 Presidential Election. Nickelodeon stages their own child based national election and has correctly predicted the winner every single time - except for once. M A D E B Y R A D I O is a creative studio based in London and Cape Town specialising in illustration, iconography, lettering & motion design. For more information please check out their website at: http://www.madebyradio.com/ Motion design process Sketches Final renders Nickelodeon is an American basic cable and satellite television network launched on December 1, 1977, and is owned by Viacom through Viacom Media Networks and based in New York City.

Illustration: The Dark Knight Trilogy by Krzysztof Domaradzki

Illustration: The Dark Knight Trilogy by Krzysztof Domaradzki

We are sharing an illustration poster series about Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy by Krzysztof Domaradzki. I have been a huge fan of this trilogy because it’s a modern take of what Batman could have been in our times. With Christopher Nolan genius direction, it’s a trilogy that was truly memorable filled with so many great moments of cinematography. Along those lines, Krzysztof’s work on this illustration sets the tone right with its monochromatic colour scheme. Krzysztof Domaradzki  is a talented artist, designer and illustrator based in Poznań, Poland. We’ve featured his work before on Abduzeedo and it has always been a stunning combination of various mediums of drawing, typography, graphic design and of course illustration. In his Words The concept stage was a long and exhausting process. I knew from the very start that I wanted to keep the trilogy black and white (I think that the monochromatic color scheme really fits the character and the dark, moody tone of Nolan's films ). It took several attempts to find the right balance between the story and the characters. I was first approached in 2014 to do a single poster dedicated to Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy and again later in 2015 commissioned to create 3 separate screen printed posters dedicated to each part of the trilogy.  

Stunning Digital Paintings by Giulio Rossi

Stunning Digital Paintings by Giulio Rossi

The stunning digital paintings by Giulio Rossi made a debut here in 2013. And the post was a hit. After three plus years Giulio has a lot of amazing new pieces on his portfolio. This is why we decided to show you a new round of his inspiring digital paintings. Giulio Rossi is an Italian self-taught artist with a pretty striking style.  From sexy female characters to a cute sailor dog and more, his artworks are filled with creativity. The bold colors, lines and intricate details will certainly get your attention. The expression of Giulio's characters, specially the eyes, will tell you a whole background story. Take a look. Giulio explored different techniques before diving deeper into digital paintings. But after getting into the digital artwork scene and discovering a new way to express his creativity he was hooked. And the result as you can see here is amazing. Dive in the images we are showcasing here and make sure to visit his portfolio for more.  You will be able to see the artist's passion and talent in every single artwork. Enjoy! My passion is ART, ever since I was a child, I was attracted to this field. I'm a self-taught artist EXPLORING different techniques from acrylic paintings to ink and chalks drawings. Recently I started drawing with a digitizing tablet and I discoverd a whole world to express my CREATIVITY and to improve my artistic skills. All Rights to Giulio Rossi All Rights to Giulio Rossi All Rights to Giulio Rossi All Rights to Giulio Rossi All Rights to Giulio Rossi All Rights to Giulio Rossi All Rights to Giulio Rossi I'm always looking to challenge myself and improve my skills in the amazing world of graphic art. I used to realize my latest digital artworks thanks to a digital tablet, Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator, Mypaint, Artrage, Corel Painter, Zbrush. All Rights to Giulio Rossi All Rights to Giulio Rossi All Rights to Giulio Rossi All Rights to Giulio Rossi All Rights to Giulio Rossi All Rights to Giulio Rossi All Rights to Giulio Rossi All Rights to Giulio Rossi More about Giulio Rossi: Society6 Facebook Personal Site

Illustration: Happy 25th HBO Asia

Illustration: Happy 25th HBO Asia

Coming out from a Weekend with the Emmy Awards, we’ve witnessed a rise of so many incredible TV Series that really gives the new edge to our experience at home. The mighty team over at Ars Thanea were given to create the key visual for HBO and celebrating their 25th anniversary. Imagine all these famous characters in one picture, the result is quite impressive. Ars Thanea  is an award-winning CGI Studio with such a talented team based in Warsaw, Poland and New York City, USA. We are great fans of their work and their mixture of “Avante Garde” style is like no others and they got the opportunity to work with a huge variety of popular known brands like Ubisoft, Nike, Discovery Channel and a lot more. For over 25 years we've been witnessing the remarkable stories of our favorite characters from HBO Original series. And again, we’ve been invited to create a Key Visual to sum up the amazing TV experience given to us by HBO. Over 45 characters (including Dragon) in one pic! Happy Anniversary HBO Asia!   Credits Client: HBO Asia Head of Creative and Content: Magdalene Ew Marketing Director: Vilia Chia Senior Art Director: Patrick Tan Copywriting: Paul Deepa Creative Production Studio: Ars Thanea Producer: Tomasz Wachnik Art Director: Karol Klonowski Concept Artist: Piotr Frączkowski Lead Digital Artist: Marcin Kowalski Digital Artists: Piotr Frączkowski, Łukasz Wiktorzak

Architectural Illustration - Famous Buildings

Architectural Illustration - Famous Buildings

Architectural illustration Progress Profiles is a illustration project shared by Andrea Minini. He was commissioned to create thirteen architectural illustrations reproducing some super renowned buildings around the world. The most beautiful thing about them is the simplicity and the use of lines to highlight some of the iconic features of these buildings. It's a great use of the Blend Tool in Illustrator, at least that would be the way I would do it. Actually we have posted some tutorials here on ABDZ about that, like the Offset Path Effect/ The architectural illustration include buildings like the: Heydar Aliyev Centre - Arch: Zaha Hadid Millau Viaduct - Arch: Norman Foster Sydney Opera House - Arch: Jørn Utzon The Dominion Building - Arch: Zaha Hadid Beijing National Stadium (bird's nest) - Arch: Herzong & de Meuron Louvre Pyramid - Arch: Leoh Ming Pei Guggenheim Museum (Bilbao) - Arch: Frank Gehry Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Center - Arch: Renzo Piano Kaufmann Residence (Fallingwater House) - Arch: Frank Lloyd Wright Guggenheim Museum (NYC) - Arch: Frank Lloyd Wright Architectural illustration About Andrea Minini Andrea is a freelancer graphic designer and illustrator from Milano, Italy. If you like the type of illustration of this post you must check out his other projects. For more information visit https://andreaminini.myportfolio.com/

Illustration: The New York Times Gift Guide

Illustration: The New York Times Gift Guide

New York City, it’s been quite a long time I last visited this city. It must be pretty at this time of year with the winter wonderland, well we are featuring an illustration/animation project with Paris-based illustrator Florent Hauchard with Parallel Studio for New York Times. The final result creates the rightful atmosphere of a cityscape scene with so much history and architectural features. Florent Hauchard  is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Paris, France. I recently had the pleasure (and honor) to work with Parallel Studio for The New York Times. As a collaborative work with the team over Parallel Studio , please make sure to watch the little GIFs, they are super subtle and makes you wanna appreciate one view per image at the time.  

TOOLS - 3D Digital Art

TOOLS - 3D Digital Art

Luis de la Barrera-Montenegro is a visual artist, 3D, motion artist based in Madrid, Spain. He has been making an interesting 3D digital art series about our everyday tools as we all commonly know them about. But in his series, he actually replaced the elements or shall we call them components used instead of actually making 3D renders of the tool itself. The results are so clever and remarkable. Hope you will enjoy this collection!   More Information via Behance.

Graphic Design: Wrapping Papers

Graphic Design: Wrapping Papers

It's the holiday season and it's very common to exchange gifts during this time due to Christmas. We all love to get presents and our excitement to open the it to see what we get makes us most of the times forget about the wrapping paper. Maria Giemza shared an awesome graphic design project with some beautiful illustrations for wrapping papers on her Behance profile. I love the style of the work and how simple it looks but still preserving the elegance. I know we don't post that many graphic design work, but this one deserves the feature.. This year I made two series of wrapping papers, one with circus patterns (performing acrobats and mimes) and the other with x-mas patterns (Santas loosing presents and people chopping Christmas trees). Graphic design Maria Giemza is a freelance illustrator currently based in Berlin. Always curious to talk and develop new projects. For more information check out http://mariagiemza.com/

Car Designs by Andrey Tkachenko - Industrial Design

Car Designs by Andrey Tkachenko - Industrial Design

Just to continue with our streak with Industrial Designs, we would like to feature the work from Andrey Tkachenko who is a freelance artist based in Nizhiy Novgorod, Russia. Mainly focusing his work into a blend of Industrial Design, Illustration, Motion Graphics, we are primary showcasing his car concepts and designs that are phenomenal in so many ways. I wish there was more information about Andrey on his process and even where does his inspiration comes from. Let’s enjoy his work and you can also find more of his work on Artstation.   More Information via Behance.