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
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/