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SOL Beer – Chalk and Sign Painting

SOL Beer – Chalk and Sign Painting

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/

Space Dogs

Space Dogs

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/

Digital Vomit by Alberto Seveso

Digital Vomit by Alberto Seveso

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

Poster Inspiration: Simple LInes

Poster Inspiration: Simple LInes

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.

Atypical Poster Series by Pawel Nolbert

Atypical Poster Series by Pawel Nolbert

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

2014 FIFA World Cup Poster

2014 FIFA World Cup Poster

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.

Splendid Illustrated Movie Posters by Justin Van Genderen

Splendid Illustrated Movie Posters by Justin Van Genderen

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! ;)

Death Side Series: Darth Vader & Shadow Stormtrooper by Charles AP

Death Side Series: Darth Vader & Shadow Stormtrooper by Charles AP

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 - Graphic Design Inspiration

Posters - Graphic Design Inspiration

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.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Vector

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Vector

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

Graphic Design Inspiration by Alex W. Dujet

Graphic Design Inspiration by Alex W. Dujet

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 Poster

History Retype Poster

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/

The Dollfins Poster - Case Study

The Dollfins Poster - Case Study

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/

Halloween Party Posters

Halloween Party Posters

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

Poster Inspirations by Mash Creative

Poster Inspirations by Mash Creative

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/

Clever Negative Space Artworks

Clever Negative Space Artworks

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.

Modern Flight Tag Prints

Modern Flight Tag Prints

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!