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/
Posters carry the very essence of graphic design. One sheet of paper to communicate a message, a mix of type, space and image. Here is a really cool selection of posters from over the globe. Enjoy! Graphic design is the art of communication, stylizing, and problem-solving through the use of type, space and image. The field is considered a subset of visual communication and communication design.
Orlando Arocena put together an amazing vector tribute for the 2014 release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier in his Behance profile. The level of details is simply incredible and definitely inspiring. Feel free to check out more of his work as well. It's definitely worth it. For more information about Orlando visit https://www.behance.net/orlandoarocena
Alex W. Dujet is a Geneva based graphic designer that has been working as freelancer since 2007. His projects range from corporate identities for cultural institutions and commercial firms to brand development, applied to architecture, industry, editorial, music and fashion. At the same time, he increases his activities in other fields like graphic design and typography. In 2007, he co-founded League a Geneva graphic design collective with Aurélie Vogt and Tony Casimo. For more information visit: http://www.alexwdujet.net/
History Retype (Grand type recorder)is a project self-initiated by Omar Aqil, a designer and illustrator from Lahore, Pakistan. The idea behind this piece wast to illustrate the evolution of typography, in this case with a typewriter montage done in 3D. The colors and style is spot on, giving the composition a beautiful retro feeling. I love to do typography experiments so this time I chose history’s H (Alphabet). Basically I am trying to show the evolution of history preservation process. For more information about Omar visit http://www.wolfoxattitude.com/
Rock band posters have always been one of the most prolific fields in terms of evolution and experimentation in the graphic design industry. Through different styles and attitudes, posters have created the image of bands and albums throughout history. An added bonus, they are always a lot of fun to create. Ian Jepson, a designer and illustrator from Cape Town, South Africa shares a little bit of his design process for the poster he created for The Dollfins. I took part in exhibition put together by Psych Night which brought together 14 illustrators, designers and poster artists to create a poster for a bunch of great Cape Town bands. I got to do The Dollfins! Sketches Initial rough. Process Final poster Details For more information about Ian Jepson's work visit http://www.ianjepson.co.za/
Happy Halloween everyone, today I wanted to post something relative to this date so I found these awesome halloween party posters designed by Cape Town designer Ian Jepson. The posters are a mix of illustration, typography, and color with a hint of creepiness, check it out. For more from Ian Jepson visit ianjepson.co.za and behance.net/ianjepson. Friendly Ghosties Tour It Came From The Jungle: Halloween 2013 Halloween Extravaganza 2013
Today we are featuring some beautiful posters that Mash Creative has designed since 2009. Mash Creative is an independent design studio based in East London/Essex. They work on creative projects that include identity & branding, print media and web design. In a short space of time they have acquired a reputation for producing innovative and effective graphic design that is engaging, clear and relevant. For more information about Mash Creative visit http://www.mashcreative.co.uk/
I've been thinking about creating an artwork exploring negative space and while looking for some inspiration on Pinterest I came across with some really beautiful examples. For this post I will share some of the top and most clever images using negative space. Negative space, in art, is the space around and between the subject(s) of an image. Negative space may be most evident when the space around a subject, and not the subject itself, forms an interesting or artistically relevant shape, and such space is occasionally used to artistic effect as the "real" subject of an image. The use of negative space is a key element of artistic composition. The Japanese word "ma" is sometimes used for this concept, for example in garden design. In a two-tone, black-and-white image, a subject is normally depicted in black and the space around it is left blank (white), thereby forming a silhouette of the subject. However, reversing the tones so that the space around the subject is printed black and the subject itself is left blank causes the negative space to be apparent as it forms shapes around the subject, called figure-ground reversal.
Designer and Illustrator from London, Neil Stevens was inspired by old airline baggage tags and decided to recreate some big prints based on the idea of the tags. Well it turned out great, with strong use of colors and typography, check out these awesome that I'm calling Modern Flight Tag Prints. For more info on Neil Stevens visit crayonfire.co.uk and behance.net/crayonfire. It was recently that I stumbled on a lovely set of old airline baggage tags and was amazed at the variety in designs produced since the 1950s. There was something about the now iconic, easily reconisable three letter abbreviations of the city destinations, and the small surrounding details that I thought would look great blown up and on a wall. They often avoided logos, had no advertising, and were purely just the information you needed. So with these graphic and typographic gems I decided to go ahead and turn them into large format wall prints. As with other ideas for prints that I have had, if they prove popular i'll make them available in my online shop this Spring. Enjoy!
Artem Gridin is a russian designed who graduated from Moscow State University of Printing Arts with a degree in Graphical Arts, but chose Design as major occupation. After 5 years of work experience in big advertising agencies, founded a design studio of his own where he has been working up to now. For more from Artem Gridin visit cargocollective.com/artemgridin. For more from Artem Gridin visit cargocollective.com/artemgridin.
Star Trek: Into Darkness opens in theaters this week and of course we over here at Abduzeedo are looking forward to watching it. These blockbuster movies always generate a lot of fan art and it's always amazing to see the work that people can do just for fun and of course to have the opportunity to work on something really cool like their favorite movie. In my opinion, Paul Shipper created a poster that is better than any of the official posters so we just had to share it with you today. Paul Shipper poster reminds me those classic Drew Struzan movie posters for Indiana Jones, Back to the Future, Rambo and Star Wars film series. Paul Shipper Specializes in Traditional and Digitally Illustrated Works of Art for the Entertainment, Advertising and Publishing Industries all over the World from his Studio in Hamilton, New Zealand. Growing up in the UK with a pencil permanently attached to his hand and realizing his talent for the visual, Paul followed art and design through high school and college before graduating with a BA in Illustration in 1997. Poster Details “My training came from years of drawing and painting, studying the works of my illustrative heroes and driven by my passion and determination to making a dream become reality.” Exclusively premiering on Blurppy.com today, this artwork is presented alongside even more 'Into Darkness' inspired alternative movie poster goodness, from some of my talented 'Poster Posse Project' Pals Matt Ferguson, Marko Manev, Marie Bergeron, Adam Rabalais, Rodolfo Reyes, Johnny Dombrowski, Fernando Reza, Tim Anderson and Joe Vetoe.
Next month one of the most anticipated movies of the year will open in the theaters, I am talking about Man of Steel, the new Superman movie. It's amazing how much promotion this movie is getting lately, every day there's a new picture, poster or some news about it. With all of that, of course I also get really inspired to create some artwork about it. I've created the symbol in the past using Illustrator and Photoshop a few weeks ago. Now I will create a simple poster, this time however I will use the new Pixelmator 2.2 to test it out. So in this post I will walk you through the creative process behind my minimalist poster for the Man of Steel movie. I will use Pixelmator's new features like the Vector Tools and Light Leak effects. Step 1 Open Pixelmator and then grab the latest poster of the movie to use for reference and to trace superman. Step 2 Using the Pen Tool, start tracing the silhouette of superman. Don't add to many points and also don't worry if it's not super perfect. You can always edit that later. Step 3 Here's the final trace. Step 4 Fill the background with a dark blue using the Paint Bucket Tool (N). Change the superman color to white. Step 5 Using the Rectangle Shape Tool create 2 lines like the image below. Step 6 Add the text. If you notice the kerning of the text is really crazy, I changed to 250%. Step 7 With the rectangle shape tool, add another rectangle with no color and white for the stroke. Select inside for the options and then use 50px for the stroke width. The idea here is to add a simple white border to the composition. Step 8 This is not really necessary, I prefer the version without the effect but you can also add a nice vintage look by using the new Light Leak Effects in Pixelmator. Just select the background color and then drag it to the composition. I used Nebula with 100% for the Amount and 65% for Sunniness. Conclusion The poster is done. It was a great exercise to test the new Pixelmator and some of the new features. I can also say that Pixelmator is faster than ever and getting more complete at each release. It's a nice alternative if you don't want to pay Adobe's subscription. There are some important tools missing but I am sure they will be added in the next release. Applications Download Pixelmator file Click here to download the Pixelmator file used for this tutorial
Daft Punk is releasing their new album next month, titled Random Access Memories. While biking around in San Francisco I started seeing some posters and billboards on walls advertising the new album and was inspired by the amazing artwork. Of course I've always wanted to do something for Daft Punk so this post's timing seems just about right. So in this post I will show you how to create a simple and minimalistic poster for the Daft Punk. We will use Illustrator and then Photoshop for some mockups. Reference Step 1 Open Illustrator and create a new document. I am using A3 format. After that create 2 circles. Overlap them like the image below. Step 2 Go to WIndow>Pathfinder. Then click on the Minus Front to delete the red part and keep just the top. That will be the reflection of the helmet. Step 3 Now with the Rectangle Tool create a rectangle in the center, then with the Pen Tool (p) start creating the details on the side of the helmet. Step 4 Once you finish one side, just duplicate it and flip it horizontally to have the other part. Step 5 Create another rectangle based on the images we used for reference. Step 6 Apply a gradient to the biggest rectangle like the references used for the design. Step 7 Now just change the white to black for the the colors and add a dark background. Final result To finish the poster, let's add their logo and we're good. The design is pretty simple and minimalist, but it works really well. Now it's up to you to create your own. Details Some applications for the poster, just for fun.
Ross Gunter is a graphic designer from London with a taste for simplicity. Ross designed a series of posters for his personal project "Bridging the Gap" and each posters focus on simplicity design with two core elements; a consistent layout and a substantial graphic. For more from Ross Gunter visit rossgunter.com and behance.net/rossgunter.
Sometimes there are things we see that really inspire us, case in point, a poster created by Ana Gomez titled The Right Method. The attention to detail and color palette is just perfect and we hope it inspires you just as much as it did us here here at Abduzeedo. I love typography, illustration, projecting and, in general, the process of idea generation. I became a member of the Society of Illustrators of New York on March 2009. I am also a member of the Art Directors Club and the Type Directors Club Artwork Details
The project started few months ago as fan art and slowley grow bigger and bigger to finally end up as series. First round of five of my fav tv shows and also - first round of prints! I've tried to approach the project as both fan and also what i would think was important from the show's perspetive - the essence. The Essence for me was closely related to music in these shows, a connection become the core of each idea. For more from Adam Spizak visit spizak.com, Behance, Twitter. Breaking Bad - Walter White Walter was my first choice as well as Breaking Bad being my No.1 show. Not many character go such a big way from where they started. Alexander's song: Truth usted in Ep1 of the 4th season is such a great score that works amazingly with the show and with Walter's journey. The Walking Dead - Rick Grimes You gotta love how dark Rick got in season 4, just to see him redeem himself by the end of it. Great character in what is one of the best shows on tv contradicting what people think when they think of zombies. Kari Meredyth Kimmel - Black fit great into The Road feel of the show. Mad Men - Don Draper Don is such a deep and complex character that i know people who watch this show just for him and it's hard to argue about that. I loved him from the first episodes when he drives away with the birthday cake. The beatniks scene with Don McLean - Waters of Babylon was what made the tone of the show for me and him as main character: How do you sleep at night? On a bed made of money. Californication - Hank Moody We just love to see Hank in trouble, but deep down we always hope we will fine and finally get back with Karen. The show was at its best around season 2-4. The natural selection for the track was The Rolling Stones - You can't always get what as it's constant backdrop to what i think is the essence of this show - man being lost. Dexter - Dexter Morgan Dexter came such a long way from his dark beginning to just darker place which i guess is hard for a serial killer. ;) Bu t we like Dexter becuase he tries hard to be best version of himself, sometimes dark sometimes comic. Daniel Licht - Hide Your Tears give a great score to make you care. The Prints We have all 5 prints for sale exclusive on Funkrush. Funkrush was established in 2007 by Pete Harrison (aeiko) as a clothing company that makes you smile! We want to make you feel like a million bucks.. Limited Discount Code For a limited time, use 'ABDUZEEDO' at checkout will get you 15% off anything in the store! To shop: http://www.funkrush.com Giveaway Funkrush has been kind enough to giveaway one entire set of the Popular TV Series posters by Adam Spizak on Funkrush. To participate is very simple, just leave a comment in the comment box below with a valid email so we can contact you. Links More info about Funkrush: http://www.funkrush.com More info about Pete Harrison: http://www.peteharrison.com More info about Adam Spizak: http://www.spizak.com