Alien was one of, if not the most, terrifying movies of my childhood. I remember watching this movie in the 80s and getting completely traumatized by that alien thing. 35 years have passed since the release of Alien and it continues to inspire in a creepy way. Orlando Arocena had the chance to contribute with some incredible artwork to homage this acclaimed movie and lucky for us he shared some of the process behind it here. I can't believe its been 35 years...I am honored to contribute 3 new vectors for this PosterPosse creative tribute to the science-fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm and Yaphet Kotto. And a creature design so horrific and sleek it launched the artistry of H.R.Giger into a household name. Remember, in SPACE NO ONE CAN HEAR YOU SCREAM...
Movie posters are probably one of my favorite mediums in terms of graphic design and reason behind the constant feature here on Abduzeedo. I think it goes back to my childhood, going to the movies, walking along the halls to the theater seeing all those posters about upcoming movies and trying to imagine the story behind that poster. We are particularly excited to feature an epic movie poster by the talented Patrick Connan here. 'THIS IS BERK' inspired by How to Train your Dragon commissioned by Hero Complex Gallery for their event 'Breakfast at HCG' For more information check out Patrick's website at http://www.patrickconnan.com/
We have featured Orlando Arocena a few times here on Abduzeedo, his illustrations are full of character with striking colors and gradients. You can see one of his pieces every time you open Adobe Illustrator CC2014, he created that beautiful illustration on the splash screen. Now, Orlando designed an incredible poster inspired by the new Star Wars VII movie based on the just released teaser trailer. For more information about Orlando, check out his Behance profile at https://www.behance.net/orlandoarocena
I am a fan of modern architecture with simple form, glass, concrete and straight lines. Henrique Foster, a designer from Sao Paulo, Brazil, created a series of posters titled Idea! Zarvos works for an architecture and construction company where he illustrates this aesthetic really well. Each illustration translates the main style of the buildings that they built. For more information about this project check out Henrique's website at http://cargocollective.com/folster
The snow season has arrived here in the northern hemisphere and that means, skiing and snowboarding time. Coming from a tropical country, seeing snow is always something that fascinates me, I believe because it's something so different that every time I experience a new memory, almost like being a child again. Brian Miller created a poster for the 75th Sugar Bowl Resort Anniversary that illustrate this feeling I have pretty well. He was also generous enough to share his creative process, which is always really inspiring. “Beyond was all around me. My dream was a dream no longer. I suppose I was here because this was something I had to do. Not just dream about it, but do it. I suppose too I was here to test myself. Not that I had never done it before but this time it was to be a more thorough and lasting examination.” — Richard Proenneke The challenge with this piece was trying to show multiple aspects of Sugar Bowl which make it such a wonderful ski resort: great slopes, scenic views, and a snowbound village you actually take a gondola into (amazing!). I also had in mind early on the kind of lighting I wanted to use which would simultaneously capture bright slopes for skiing as well as lights within the snowbound village. That brings us to the next step... While a number of my color options looked dramatic, a few of them skewed too far on the dark side, especially around the snowbound village. Tyler had the great suggestion of lightening up the town just enough so it would look more inviting without loosing the drama of seeing the town lights. The rest was history! Here are a few detail shots which you'd be able to see in the print: Final
This is another amazing project by Tobias Hall. The project is called Great Little Place and it's a total of 4 posters and each corresponding to a compass area in London. The result is amazing, check it out! For more from Tobias Hall visit tobias-hall.co.uk and behance.net/TobiasHall. Each letter corresponding to a compass area in London
Seeing the process behind compositions for me is one of the most amazing things especially in learning how designers and digital artists create certain effects. The creativity and improvisation behind some of the techniques is quite inspiring, like the light study that Alexis Marcou did for the Nike Dominator project. Below you can scope a little bit of his design process. Commissioned work by Nike in 2013. Designed a skull wearing a football helmet. Final outcome was 2 tees in black and blue colors. For more information about Alexis visit http://www.alexismarcou.com/
Luke Ritchie worked with the Leo Burnett agency to create a very cool letter style for the McDonald's McFlurry campaign and shared a little bit of his creative process, from sketches to the final artwork. It's inspiring, not to mention mouth-watering, to see his workflow, even if it's just a sneak peek. Working with Leo Burnett agency in London, I came up with a letter style and type treatment for an upcoming Mcflurry campaign. Here’s the process and final renders: Luke is an independent designer/illustrator focusing and specializing in illustrative lettering,type design,formal aesthetics,identity design & branding. For more information visit http://www.lukeritchie.co.za/
I thought I had seen it all when it comes to type posters with inspiring quotes so when I stumbled upon a series of type posters inspired by Disney quotes I had to share. That's the inspiration behind Nikita Gill's posters referencing movies like The Princess and the Frog, Cinderella, Peter Pan and many others. Nikita is a typography and branding designer, part time ukulele lover, and full time special needs researcher. She loves photography, painting and poetry. For more information visit https://www.behance.net/nikitagill
I love letterings, it brings back great memories from my childhood going to the farmers market on Sundays with my parents not to mention every neighborhood grocery had tons of lettering for prices, promotions and advertisings. It's amazing to see that this craft is getting stronger again and seeing the work that Jackson Alves put together for poster for the Mexican beer Sol is true proof of that. The Advertising Agency Talent from São Paulo (Brazil) hired me to create two handmade posters for the Mexican beer SOL. One with chalk lettering and the other with sign painting, which was a great challenge because I didn't have sign painting experience. I sent the original pieces to the agency and their team added the beer bottle and finished the ad pieces and the great TV AD. Check out the project. Making of Sol beer – Sign painting and chalk lettering from jackson alves on Vimeo. Final result Sol's official AD for TV Jackson Alves is a letterer, calligrapher and teacher, based in Curitiba, south of Brazil. For more information visit http://www.jacksonalves.com/
Constructivism was an artistic and architectural philosophy that originated in Russia beginning in 1919, a rejection of the idea of autonomous art. The movement was in favor of art as a practice for social purposes. Constructivism had a great effect on modern art movements of the 20th century, influencing major trends such as the Bauhaus and De Stijl movements. Its influence is still vivid today and the work that Steve Simpsons created for a short story titled Space Dogs is a great example of that. For a Roddy Doyle short story, Space Dogs about Dezik and Tysgan were the first dogs to make a sub-orbital flight on the 22nd of July 1951. All proceeds going to Roddy Doyle's 'Fighting Words' charity - published by Harper Collins Book blurb: A short story taken from the Fighting Words charity collection, BEYOND THE STARS, written and illustrated by two of the most outstanding talents in children's fiction today Told from the perspective of the Russian dog Tsygan, this is the story of the first living creatures to be sent into space - the 'star dogs' of the title. Roddy Doyle's typically accessible voice is complemented by the illuminating illustrations of Steve Simpson, together immersing a new generation of young readers in the incredible true story of the Soviet space dogs, one of the twentieth century's true feats of science. Research is a hugely important part of the process for me. In January of this year I was given the brief for this short story by Roddy Doyle, part of the Beyond the Stars collection of short stories. A week later I was in Moscow teaching workshops. The timing of the trip was purely coincidental but a research trip to the Museum of Cosmonautics was an oppourtunity not to be missed. For more information about Steve check out his website at http://www.stevesimpson.com/
I am a huge fan of Alberto Seveso, I remember back in the day he was always blowing everyone's mind with incredible graphic design pieces. Since then it is amazing to see his evolution in terms of style and techniques. From been featured by Adobe for the launch of the Creative Cloud to so many big clients, he is always trying something new. Today we feature his most recent project titled Digital Vomit. For more information about Alberto check out his website at http://www.burdu976.com/ Digital Vomit is an ongoing project the idea behind everything is to create unique artworks by using an inkjet printer and some tricks. Via Behance
With a long holiday and weekend ahead I decided to work on a few ideas for my personal site and some posters. To get started I looked for some references in different styles, the first one is a minimal, Swiss style with diagonal lines or simple lines. Below you can see some of my favorite posters and artworks that are on my moodboards.
Our good friend Pawel Nolbert also known as HelloColor is an illustrator, designer based in Warsaw, Poland. He recently released his new site along with a beautiful poster series called: “Atypical”. Through this series, he was exploring an extended aesthetic characteristic of typography by combining gestures with paint through an expressive disposition. So refreshingly creative! Experience & Experiment. All Rights to Pawel Nolbert All Rights to Pawel Nolbert All Rights to Pawel Nolbert All Rights to Pawel Nolbert All Rights to Pawel Nolbert All Rights to Pawel Nolbert All Rights to Pawel Nolbert All Rights to Pawel Nolbert Links More info about Pawel Nolbert: http://www.nolbert.com Follow Pawel on Behance: https://www.behance.net/hellocolor Check out Pawel Nolbert’s Store: http://society6.com/hellocolor Via Behance
The 2014 FIFA World Cup is about to begin in Brazil this week and I couldn't be more excited. Brazil hasn't hosted what is considered the biggest sporting event in the world since 1950. To celebrate the return of Brazil as host country, I decided to create a little artwork inspired by this momentous event on the horizon. Instead of using the organic forms seen in the official logo I went with an old school, modernist and geometric style. So in this little post I will walk you through the creative process behind this poster. I am using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop for this tutorial. Step 1 In Illustrator I started with a simple representation of the Brazilian flag. Just using the Ellipse Tool (E), Polygon Tool and Rectangle Tool. Step 2 With the Rectangle Tool I created one 2 rectangles with different heights. With the Blend Tool I created the interpolation of lines between the 2 rectangles. Thats' the base for the whole design. Step 3 With the triangle I clipped the blend object. Step 4 I repeated the same thing for the top part, this time with green. Step 5 All elements together, with text and different colors. Step 6 Here's some color explorations with color palettes from Kuler. Conclusion Here's the final result, heavily inspired by the modernist style that was used in most of the Brazilian brands I grew up seeing, very geometric and solid colors.
Back in 2010 we featured some of his amazing Star Wars posters. He kept doing amazing art, illustrated movie posters that anyone would love to hang on their wall. I'm talking about Justin Van Genderen. Justin is an American artist with an amazing good taste for illustration and movies. His style is super great and I'm thrilled to show you more of his art. For more of it, please visit his portfolio at Flickr. He'll definitely enjoy it. Cheers! ;)
It's fascinating to see the step by step process behind illustrations and design in general. The project titled Death Side Series: Darth Vader & Shadow Stormtrooper by Charles AP is an incredible example. The level of detail in the sketches and the very stylized final outcome is inspiring and the perfect reason to be featured here on Abduzeedo. Finally!! After a long time i'm working on this project since the "Skull Trooper" illustration i've done, this second or third project Done.. As you can see bellow on the Skulltrooper illustration i did back then, i wrote " Vader, You're next !". Some guys comented on this illustration and they guess what was the words means. They said that i gave a clue about what illustration I'll do next. and they are RIGHT. That's exactly the meaning of the Words, not just some messages to scared the Darth Vader. Hahaha. Charles AP is a freelancer graphic designer and illustrator from Surabaya, Indonesia. For more information visit http://www.blackoutbrother.com/