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Wolf Mural by Andreas Preis

Wolf Mural by Andreas Preis

Andreas Preis is an amazing illustrator from Germany who was invited to be part of the Microsoft Ad Campaign where they selected local artists from 17 cities in 12 countries created ‪Murals‬ using the new ‪‎SurfacePro4‬ for their designs. Take a look at what Andreas created. For more from Andreas Preis visit designerpreis.com. I was lucky enough to paint a wall in ‪Munich‬. All in all it took about 4 days. The original size was about 7,60 to 3,60 meters

Marvelous Grafitti Artworks by Etam Cru

Marvelous Grafitti Artworks by Etam Cru

Grafitti gotta be the dopest of all art forms. To draw massive artwork on a huge wall, and make it look awesome, it requires a lot of talent, and Etam Cru has tons of it. Check out his insane talent! He's been all over spreading and sharing with us his fantastic skills... he's painted all over Europe and also in America. For more of his dope work, please visit his personal portfolio! I hope you enjoy these! Cheers! ;)

Playful Motion Design

Playful Motion Design

It is amazing to see how much the design community changes and with great sites to follow like Dribbble, Behance and many others we can compare the various shifts. Around 5 years ago, skeuomorphism was huge, then some ornamental typography. After that everything went vector and flat. Little by little things started getting more bold strokes, sometimes even with some depth. Now I feel that motion design is the new cool thing and in my opinion it's awesome. There are so many cool examples of little moments of delight that can be added with simple, yet playful animations. Gal Shir a product designer and art director from Tel Aviv is exploring and pushing this trend in an inspiring way. His animations are very smooth, stylish and super fun. In this post I wanted to feature some of them with you guys. For more information make sure that you visit his Dribbble profile to check out his full portfolio.

Stylish Artworks and Animations

Stylish Artworks and Animations

There are some people that are incredibly talented and there's not much to say about them, we just have to admire and work hard to get to that level one day. Dave Chenell, a Designer, Animator, Developer and co-founder of Enormo.us is one of these guys. The illustrations and little animations he shared on his Dribbble profile is simply awesome. They have a retro look, mix of the 80s with Monument Valley. For more information about Dave and to check out his full portfolio check out. http://enormo.us/

Intricate Cities by IC4DESIGN

Intricate Cities by IC4DESIGN

Today we're gonna check the awesome work of IC4DESIGN inc., a Japanese group that comes up with the most awesome, intricate city designs you'll see around. There are so my details in their work that one would spend hours going through all of them! This is only a super brief selection of their artworks. For more of it, and a closer look at the details, please visit their portfolio at Behance! I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;)

Beautiful Backgrounds

Beautiful Backgrounds

The best way, and probably the only way to learn is by practicing. As my dad always said, nobody was born knowing how to do things, there's always the need to practice, learn from mistakes and evolve. Iryna Korshak gives a great example with a set of beautiful backgrounds she put together while practicing her texture skills in Photoshop. Iryna is a hands-on designer who loves seeing projects through from concept to completion. She is always looking to work with forward-thinking brands across all sectors. For more information check out https://www.behance.net/IraKorshak Some simple backgrounds I made while practicing Photoshop texture brushes. Most of them were made in few hours, inspired by different photos I found on Pinterest. Enjoy, thanks!

Unbelievable Hand Painted Artworks by Glenn Wolk

Unbelievable Hand Painted Artworks by Glenn Wolk

I'm crying here. It's like I've just looked at an eclipse... it's a beautiful thing, but it might get you blind by its power and beauty. I'm talking about the work of New York based artist Glenn Wolk. This guy comes up with the most beautiful pieces of hand painted badges and logos I've ever seen. Look at this with caution... Glenn has an out-of-this-world kind of talent. He's got a fantastic style and amazing skills to come up with such eye candy pieces. This is a truly brief selection of his artworks. For much more of it, please VISIT his portfolio at Behance or at his personal portfolio. I hope you enjoy this eclipse. Cheers! ;) This is me looking at Glenn's work.

Beautiful Artworks by Clement Dartigues

Beautiful Artworks by Clement Dartigues

I really enjoy seeing how well some artists illustrate environments. The lightning, the mood, the details, are all important pieces of a fine scenario, and Clement Dartigues is a talented French artist with some fine skills doing beautiful scenes of nature and more. Here you can see some of his artworks. Gotta love his style! Cartoonish and very well finished with much attention to the details! For more of his work, please visit his portfolio at ArtStation. I hope you enjoy these as much as I did! Cheers! ;)

'Tales from The Smith' Pulp Comic Book

'Tales from The Smith' Pulp Comic Book

Butcher Billy, a Brazilian artist located in Curitiba, comes up with the most brilliant pulp comic book covers ever. He's got an awesome taste for 80's music and it serves as his inspiration for a series of covers. One of the best is the Cure series, as you can see below! This guy is a beast and these are only a handful of his pieces. For more of it and more 80's icons like The Smiths and others, please visit his portfolio at Behance and if you want to buy products with these artworks, visit him at Redbubble. I hope you enjoy these as much as I did! Cheers. ;)

 Moments of the Future - Illustration

Moments of the Future - Illustration

The first week of 2016 is wrapping up and nothing better than some stylish illustrations to inspire our weekend ahead. Moments of the Future is a set of illustrations created by Artua and they are simply awesome. They look like concept art from the Star Wars movie or Mad Max. I only wish I could get one of those as a poster for my office. Talented artists made it almost impossible to find any secrets in fantastic world of future. Being inspired by master’s work we have decided to try ourselves in the area brand new for us. It’s a real pleasure to see how tablet’s stylus brings life to mysterious landscapes, where elephants of overseas merchants are walking along with incredible machines and where reactive drones are drifting down the streets of ancient cities.

South Bank Tower Illustration

South Bank Tower Illustration

I feel that since flat became the new trend we started to see more of the same style of work, sometimes making it impossible to decipher if they were from different illustrators. Of course there are exceptions to every rule and that's the case of the illustrations created by Tom Haugomat for the South Bank Tower. The simplicity yet unique perspective and style set the work apart from the rest. Tom Haugomat is an illustrator based in Paris, France. His work have been shown in publications like XXI, Le Monde and many others. He also works as an animated film director with Bruno Mangyoku. For more information about Tom check out http://tomhaugomat.tumblr.com/

Create your Future - Paper Craft

Create your Future - Paper Craft

We have posted about paper illustrations so many times, however it seems that there's always a new project that blows our minds and makes us feel obligated to share here on ABDZ. That's the case of the project by John Ed De Vera titled Create your Future. It's that good. What makes this project special is the depth that John was able to create by using layers of paper and folding techniques. The result is a real 3D effect with beautiful shadows and a lot of dimensionality. John Ed De Vera is a multidisciplinary designer, with a penchant for lettering, paper-cutting, and experimenting with different and new media. His philosophy of creativity has so far led to finding new ways to push and innovate his craft, unafraid of learning new things and twisting them in his very own creative way. For special projects and collaborations check out http://johned.co/

Eerie Illustrations of an Apocalyptical World

Eerie Illustrations of an Apocalyptical World

The past few weeks I have been posting more about editorial design, interfaces and some web design. I have been focusing my time on those subjects because it's part of my job but I never stop checking out illustrations and digital art projects for inspiration. A couple of weeks ago I stumbled upon the work of Yuri Shwedoff on our Daily Inspiration. It was the artwork with the X-wing fighter. I was amazed by the style and mood of the illustration so for this post I want to feature a little bit more about Yuri's work. One of the things that really caught my attention about Yuri's work is the subject that he explores. It's an apocalyptical world of old spaceships and eclipses. It reminds me a bit of some scenes of the new Star Wars movie, mixed with a dark Mad Max. I love when I have this feeling when seeing illustrations, they really make my imagination fly. For more information check out https://www.behance.net/yurishwedoff

Santa Claus Illustrations & Animations

Santa Claus Illustrations & Animations

Today is Christmas Eve and we would like to wish everyone a merry Christmas so we selected some really cool Santa Claus illustrations and animations to get you on the Christmas spirit. Enjoy! by Steve Roberts by Oxygenna by Wanda Arca by thanks but no thanks by Andra Popovici by James Pierechod by Loris F. Alessandria by Maxi Albella by Not Flipper

More Stylish Artworks by Olly Moss

More Stylish Artworks by Olly Moss

Back in 2011 we featured for the first time the work of phenomenal artist Olly Moss. He kept doing top notch art, filled with pop culture references and awesome subjects. Check out a brief update on his work! Game of Thrones, Guardians of the Galaxy, Breaking Bad and more... Olly is a best when it comes to cool inspiration! Of course, these are only a handful of his latest work. For much more, please visit his Tumblr! I hope you enjoy these as much as I did! Cheers. ;)

Super Dope Characters by Adrian Dadich

Super Dope Characters by Adrian Dadich

Yet another week has passed us by, and very few things are as cool as a well designed, dope character. Some artists are really good in coming up with these, and here are some of you to enjoy, by Australian artist Adrian Dadich. Adrian is a super talented artist. Good love his style, which is very detailed and well finished. For more of his work, please visit his portfolio at DeviantART. I hope you enjoy these as much as we did! Cheers! ;)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Noir

Today I am changing a bit of the focus of the posts to focus strictly on the much anticipated launch of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Opening in theaters here in the US tomorrow, I felt compelled to celebrate the latest chapter in Star Wars history. In lieu of posting regular fan art I had to post about the work that Marko Manev posted which merges another of my passions, Noir style. The artworks are quite inspiring, simple, elegant and of course noir. Marko Manev, born 1985 in Skopje, Macedonia is a conceptual mixed-media artist, graphic designer & illustrator. He graduated in fine arts and has worked as a graphic designer in advertising. Manev has initiated and has taken part in several NGOs and cultural organizations where he worked as a lecturer and an executive director. Also, he has written and illustrated several short story comic books. Manev is an active artist both in the fine art and in the pop-culure tribute art scene. Currently he is working as a freelance designer and illustrator, creates limited edition prints and movie posters For more information about Marko's work check out http://www.markomanev.com/