Pictogram music posters 2017 is a graphic design project shared by Viktor Hertz on his Behance profile. The amazing thing about this project is that we featured Viktor back in 2011 when he posted the first version of this idea. He picked 15 songs from different artists to create a series of minimalist vector illustrations. It is also great to see the evolution of his style from the first iteration to this one. The forms got much simpler in a way, and there's a bit more color without the need of textures. For the 2017 Viktor selected songs from artists like Daft Punk, Elton John, Frank Ocean, Pixies, Miles Davis, Bestie Boys, Public Enemy, The Doors, Billy Joel and many others. Revisiting one of my first personal projects from 2011, I picked 15 songs from different artists and made pictogram posters of them. Graphic design About Viktor Hertz Viktor is a freelance graphic designer and digital artist from Uppsala, Sweden. He is available for commission work so make sure to check out his website at http://viktorhertz.bigcartel.com/
As a fan of the 80s I am always excited by anything that brings me back memories from that incredible decade. When I saw the trailer for Stranger Things, a new original Netflix series I knew there was something there. After seeing a few episodes I got to say, it's amazing and they really captured the look and feel of that time and the poster created by Kyle Lambert also illustrate the style of that time beautifully well. It reminds me of the Drew Struzan's poster for famous movies like Indiana Jones, Star Wars and many others. Kyle Lambert is a US based visual artist, who is known for his striking digital illustration work in the entertainment industry. Kyle has pushed boundaries with his use of technology to create commercially successful artwork and illustrations at the highest level. Over the past 10 years Kyle has worked with some of the worlds largest brands, including Apple, Adobe, GQ, Netflix, Paramount Studios and Vanity Fair. I was commissioned by Netflix to produce a classic illustrated poster for the series ‘Stranger Things’. The studio wanted me to create a piece of artwork that celebrated the 80’s era of hand-painted movie posters. So I began studying several of the legendary poster artists such as Drew Struzan and experimented with ways to create similar paint work using digital tools. After a few weeks of exploration, the studio and I settled on a composition and I was tasked with painting the finished poster. I used the Procreate app on my iPad Pro to do the preliminary sketches and for blocking the basic colors of the poster. I then exported these layers into Adobe Photoshop and began detailing the artwork at a much higher resolution. The final poster is featured across all of Netflix’ streaming platforms as the key art for the ‘Stranger Things’ series. While working on this project, The Duffer Brothers, who directed the series, also commissioned him to produce paintings of the main characters in the same style. These paintings were printed onto canvas and given as wrap gifts to the actors, including Winona Ryder. For more information check out http://www.kylelambert.com/
Last week I posted a beautiful set of posters created by Sean Ford for the UEFA EURO 2016. I love the simplicity and retro look of those posters and today I saw that other designers are also exploring the same topic and creating equally beautiful work. Studio—JQ created a collection of posters exploring details of each of the countries kit design to complement their colors and patterns. Again we highly recommend to check them out I wanted to focus on the countries kit design and develop a style that compliments the team colours and patterns. Information given on the posters include rank, group location, team sheet and player to watch. Enjoy the posters and enjoy the tournament and may the best team win! - Studio—JQ Studio–JQ is lead by Jonathan Quintin – he has created inspirational work at the world’s top design studios for clients including Aon/Manchester United, Auto Trader UK, Bosch, Google, Intel, Mitsubishi Motors, Moscow Raceway, NASCAR, NBC Sports Network, Tommy Hilfiger/Rafa Nadal, Rockstar Energy Drink, The Co-operative and VMware. For more information check out http://www.studiojq.co/ To check out all posters and much more check out the Behance post that the Studio JQ shared.
For the fans of football or soccer as we call it here in the US, Sean Ford created a fantastic series of posters created for each country represented at UEFA EURO 2016 in France, using elements from their respective flags. The beauty of this posters made me speechless, they are all super simple but Sean was able to capture the colors and elements from the flags quite well. If you are not aware of what UEFA EURO, the UEFA European Championship is the primary association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), determining the continental champion of Europe. Held every four years since 1960, in the even-numbered year between World Cup tournaments, it was originally called the UEFA European Nations Cup, changing to the current name in 1968. Starting with the 1996 tournament, specific championships are often referred to in the form "UEFA Euro [year]"; this format has since been retroactively applied to earlier tournaments. - Wikipedia Sean Ford is a graphic designer based in the North East of England, passionate about clear and functional design. For more information check out http://www.seanford.co.uk/
The best way to learn is by trying, practicing and repeating that until it becomes natural, then we can move forward to what's next. That happens without us even noticing but sometimes we do and we organize ourselves to do that. Evdokimov Gosha took that very serious and decided to learn how to design posters, in order to do that he chose the letter A and started creating several posters exploring it. The result is quite inspiring, check it out. Evdokimov Gosha is an art director and designer based in Moscow, Russian Federation. For more information about his work check out his portfolio a http://evdokimov-gosha.ru/ My first steps of making posters. Few prints based on the letter A. Various materials were used while creating these posters. Including dyes, felt-tip pens,post production, and finally I'm glad to introduce the most interesting ones.
Daniel Barkle is a multi-disciplinary designer, currently based in the South West, UK. He likes to be involved in most areas of design, but has a real passion for producing dynamic brand solutions that incorporate interactive strategies. He has a quite strong portfolio, with the classic minimalist/swiss style present in most of his projects. One of the projects that caught my eye and made me post about it was the San Serif Vol.1. I like the black background with white elements and how he plays with simple effects but yet achieve awesome results. Daniel' words about the project I have designed a collection of typography posters, devoted to a selection of notorious Sans Serif typefaces that have heavily influenced me since I began designing. My recent trip to the 'Bauhaus Archiv' in Berlin inspired me to explore the form of typefaces and to research the history of typographers. I took a closer look at the heritage of Sans Serif typefaces and from my research, I came to the conclusion that practice of typography is beginning to be taken for granted, particuarly at an educational level. My aim for this project was to deliver a message that was visually interesting, but also educational. I'd never really come across any decorative typography posters that pay tribute to individual typefaces, particularly ones that can be framed and displayed on walls - so I decided to create a set of my very own. My ambition for these posters is that they are displayed in the presence of young, learning creatives. I want them to be in the presence of evolving creative environments such as school class rooms, university work spaces and creative offices to fundamentally promote the importance of typography in a decorative, eye catching manor. I want people to replicate my experience with typography, by taking the time out to learn about the history, practice and execution of typography and to not take it at face value. For more information check out https://www.behance.net/Danbarkle
Paper crafted artwork is probably my favorite style. I believe the reason is simply because I would never be able to create something nice with this technique, at least not as nice, or I'd say amazing as the work that my fellow Brazilian Arthur Régis put together titled Cali Lifestyle. What really fascinates me is the depth that the composition gets by the order of the layers which seem to come alive at first glance. For this creative project the idea is a paper-craft piece using colored paper, foam paper and glue. The choice of material and the way it was used refers to the several layers this state has and all of it’s amazing colors, that are very important in the project because it also express the diversity and the weather of California. The vivid and warm colors correlate with the sun and the heat of the West Coast and contrasts with the cold colors of the ocean and sky, creating a divisional line that divides the viewer’s focus in two contrasting areas. The “Lifestyle” typography was a reference to the license plate of the state, but in this 33x21 inches project, the focus is the word “California”, an exclusive lettering that mix the artistic part with the conceptual part of it (Lettering + California Lifestyle) and becomes a singular design that express my vision of what could be the California lifestyle and culture. For more information check out http://www.arthurregis.com/
There's something with black and white designs that really catches my attention especially when designers are able to go beyond the lack of colors and create beautiful artworks full of dimension. The project that Steve Stewart shared on Behance is an excellent example and definitely worth checking out.
It's always cool to see an awesome movie poster, even more when that poster is fan made! We often get to see some fantastic examples of these fan made pieces, and today is no different, as we get to see the work of Matthew Ferguson, from the UK. He's got a dope set of posters, going from Guardians of the Galaxy to Star Trek classics. These are pretty awesome, but only a handful! For much more of these, please visit his portfolio at DeviantART! He'll definitely enjoy the attention. Cheers! ;)
These posters bring back the essence of design, with a really strong use of shapes, typography, and color to deliver a message. In a world full of visual noise I hope these simple designs will inspire you. Enjoy!
I can't seem to get enough of the new Mad Max movie. I am a huge fan of the Mad Max series and even after the overdose of action I still have in my mind the explosions and incredible race through the desert. For me though, the second movie is the best and the poster that Coke Navarro put together is a the pinnacle homage to that classic. The title is GASOLINE for Bottleneck Gallery and as you can see after the break the style and details are simply amazing. Coke Navarro is an illustrator and character designer from Valencia, Spain. For more information check out https://www.behance.net/CokeNavarro
Trying to design posters of your favorite movies is always one of the best ways to learn new techniques and tools as well as having a lot of fun. Flore Maquin, a graphic designer from Lyon, France has taken this to the next level with simply amazing posters from popular movies like Dracula, Pulp Fiction, Interstellar and the new Mad Max Fury Road. The posters share a bit of the same style and visual language but minute details are what make a big difference for example, the reflection of the shark in the sunglasses for the Jaws poster. For more information about Flore check out her portfolio at http://www.flore-maquin.com/
Coca-Cola is such an iconic brand and their bottle is a trademark. You can see that form and recognize immediately that it's Coca-Cola and of course their marketing team is super smart to explore that. Another great example is the beautiful work that Greig Anderson created for Coca-Cola 100th anniversary. Just check out after the break and you will understand what I am talking about. We were proud to be selected as one of 100 design studios worldwide invited by Coca-Cola to submit a poster design to mark the 100th anniversary of their iconic glass bottle; ‘The Contour’. Taking a classic Coke poster as inspiration, we used the shape of the bottle to create 100 unique ‘bubbles’. These were printed using actual Coca-Cola and the bottom of the famous Contour glass bottle. Follow the campaign at #mashupcoke #cokebottle100 For more information check out http://www.freytaganderson.com/
Brazil 1985 is a beautiful poster created by Van Orton Design and directed by Terry Gilliam. I don't know much about the project besides it catching my attention not only by the colors and style, very 80s, but because my home country Brazil is the focal point. That, coupled with the 1985 date, made me really curious to find out what it's all about. Van Orton was super cool to share a bit of the creative process, check it out. Van Orton Design is a Twin duo from Italy, for more information check out https://www.behance.net/vanortondesign
We posted about isometric artworks and have even posted a tutorial on how to execute something similar. Enter the work of Coen Pohl, an artist's work we're excited to share some beautiful artwork mixing isometric cityscape with typography. The project is titled City Life and we would love you to take a look at some of the pieces after the break. For more information about Coen check out https://www.behance.net/coenpohl After noticing the interest in my previous work 'Isometric Hong Kong", I wanted to make a similar setting but with more details. This time, I based the design of the buildings on the typical old but beautiful New York skyscrapers. My goal was to create a large overall illustration of a cityscape and being able to take metaphorical 'photographs' of close ups of the buildings.
I have seen quite a lot of Star Wars posters and artworks over the years and we have certainly featured many here on Abduzeedo as well. Among all, I have to say, the poster that Juan Esteban Rodríguez put together in collaboration for The Bottleneck Gallery and Acme Archives is at the top of my list. The point of view, the colors, pretty much everything is perfectly done. Because of that, we had to post about it here and just wishing we could get a wallpaper with that image right? Star Wars officially licensed screen printed poster, illustrated by Juan Esteban Rodríguez and produced in collaboration with The Bottleneck Gallery and Acme Archives. Screen printed by VGKIDS For more information check out https://www.behance.net/gallery/23405653/Star-Wars-Poster
Today I was checking Dribbble and I saw this incredible illustration work created by Brian Miller for Raleigh Bicycles. He was also super cool to share with us a little bit of the behind process on his website (http://orlincultureshop.com/). The textures, colors, composition... everything works really well which makes this project truly inspirational. In 2014, I had the distinct honor and privilege of doing illustration work for Raleigh USA. The project was to create a series of posters for a new generation while capturing the timeless qualities that make Raleigh and their riders unique. Raleigh has a long lineage of working with illustrators dating back to 1916 (check them out here: http://www.pinterest.com/RaleighBicycles/classic-raleigh-vintage-poster… ) and I was thrilled to contribute to such a rich artistic heritage (not to mention I'm a huge fan of mountain biking). For more information check out http://orlincultureshop.com/blog/?author=51172786e4b04512ec8033b3