This poster is a tribute to Battlefield 3 designed by the Polish Grzegorz Domaradzki. On this post you take a look step by step on how this amazing poster was created and you will get some insights and ideas on how to take on you own project. Enjoy! For more from Grzegorz Domaradzki visit iamgabz.com Battlefield 3 Tribute Close Ups Case Study 1. SKETCH - Tablet made. Always helpful before you start drawing. 2. DRAWING - Made with Faber Castell 0,5mm mechanical pencil with Rotring 2B leads and Koh-i-Noor 2h pencil. When scanned I used Levels (Ctrl/Cmd + L) to clean it up than zoomed in to around 250% and used hard Brush ( B ) and white color 100% to clean all dirty areas. 3. BASE - I used Magic Wand ( W ) on the drawing layer to select white background area. Than selected inverse (Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + I) and used Select / Modify / Contract with 1px. Filled the selection with grey color on a new layer below the drawing( Multiply layer style ). Than zoomed in to 250% again and used tablet and hard brushed Eraser (E) and Brush (B) to polish up the edges of the grey selection. 4. MIDTONES - I used soft Brush (B) with low opacity( around 5% ) to create shadows on a separate layer and lights on another one to give the image more depth. Placed both new layers below the one with Multiplied DRAWING. 5. BLUE - I needed the selection of the whole main motive: I Select / Color Ranged ( Fuzziness 200 ) the white, than selected inverse and added the selection of the BASE. Saved it. Used it to create a Hue/Saturation Adjustment layer with blue colorize applied. Erased (E) with soft brush on the right side and at the bottom. Than I changed the background color to light grey. 6. FIRE - Graphic needed fire-like colors to look more like a Battlefield tribute, so I used the saved selection again, to apply Gradient (G) made lights on few more layers and played with various layer styles, like Hard Light and Overlay to get the best result. Used soft brush Eraser (E) where needed. 7. FINAL TOUCHES - I drew some extra lines, scanned them and repeated the process used on the main DRAWING. I than used Select / Color Range with Fizziness 200 to remove the white and leave only the lines. Placed the lines on top of all layers and filled them with the background light grey color. Finally added logos, title, quote and my signature.
Futurism - An Odyssey in Continuity is a poster series designed by the British designer Simon C. Page. Each poster is amazing on a certain way, they all have really great patterns that show continuity to represent the future and are very well styled by great color patterns. Check them out! For more from Simon visit excites.co.uk
Designed by Marko Manev, a comic artist and illustrator out of Macedonia. These posters are an awesome mix of minimalist design with marvel characters that we are all familiar with. The simplicity of each poster is enough to bring you memories of your favorite marvel hero. Check it out! For more from Marko Manev visit behance.net/markomanev
Streets of Fear is the name of the movie poster and it was designed by the German; Ralf Krause a specialist in photo illustration. In this Case Study you will see step by step how this awesome retro action movie poster was done and get a feeling of how you can do yours. For more from Ralf Krause visit behance.net/eyeofthedesigner and falconwhite.com Case Study Final Result
As you have probably seen, James White designed another great movie poster. This time the poster is inspired by the movie Drive. If you haven't seen the movie yet, you should because it's one of the best movies of 2011, especially in terms of style. James was also generous enough and he is giving away 3 of these beauties to us. In James' words I finally got a chance last week to sit down and watch Nicolas Winding Refn's film DRIVE, after big recommendations from Jason 'Hobo With a Shotgun' Eisener. Every so often a film comes out where midway through I think "Man, I'd love to design a poster for this thing" ... obviously, I muttered those words during DRIVE. I immediately got to it. Shown above is the Signalnoise movie poster for DRIVE. Since this is an unofficial poster I created without approval from any of the production companies behind the film (yet?), the first print run will be incredibly small. I'm talking, like 20. Each poster will be hand-signed and numbered, to make it official. The poster stands at 24" x 36", official movie poster size. I will be giving away 3 of these first run posters via this giveaway, right here. To enter is easy, just leave a comment in the comment box below with a valid email address. Simple as that. Just 1 comment per person please, no blanket coverage or I'll show up at your desk with a hammer. Contest will be open until Sunday evening, October 30. Winners will be chosen at random and announced Monday at 12pm EST, October 31. Halloween! Thanks so much, everyone. The response to this unofficial DRIVE poster has been incredible and I'm looking forward to getting them into peoples' hands. If you want to see some behind the scenes shots and get more info, check out the blog post on Signalnoise (http://blog.signalnoise.com/2011/10/24/drive-movie-poster/). So drop those comments and best of luck to all of you. -- James Update Big congrats to Noel_didier, Uncleoflies and DJSoundwav who will receive a super limited edition DRIVE poster. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everybody for participating! Signalnoise Studio - http://www.signalnoise.com James White on Twitter - http://twitter.com/#!/Signalnoise James White on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/signalnoise James White on Google+ - http://www.gplus.to/signalnoise
It's Halloween! We all have our ways of celebrating this holiday, some of us will do some trick-or-treating, attending costume parties, playing pranks, telling scary stories or like me watch some old horror movies. This is a showcase of retro horror posters of famous and not-so famous movies from the mid 30s until the late 80s. They are mostly illustrated but in my opinion are the most successful of expressing the emotions and triggering your imagination of fear. For more information on the movie posters, simply click on the image and you'll be redirected to IMDB Site (Internet Movie Database). Michael Jackson's Thriller Video Clip
Moxy Creative House has a bunch of fun little illustration projects and today I wanted to bring your attention to the Cheers! project which is dedicated to all the fathers out there. What they did was bring a little inspiration from cartoons and make it into a cool illustrated beer can. Check it out. For more visit Moxy Creative House
Brand Nu aka Radim Malinic, is an award winning art director, illustrator and graphic designer from London, England. He recently re-opened his online shop with new items such as a t-shirt and poster packs in addition to his showcase books. As a great contributor to Abduzeedo and to his community, we're more than happy to introduce his latest venture. Radim Malinic has firmly established himself over the last few years as one of the most successful and prolific commercial illustrators working today. His award winning work is renowned worldwide for its innovation, passion and attention to intricate detail. All of the items below can be purchased from Brand Nu Shop. For more information on Radim Malinic and his work under the name Brand Nu, check out his website BrandNu.co.uk or follow him on Twitter @brand_nu. You can also check out his personal website at RadimMalinic.co.uk and the website of this studio Black Sands at Black-Sands.co.uk. Radim Malinic is also the curator of a blog named Colour Spaces at ColourSpaces.co.uk and also follow Colour Spaces on Twitter @colourspaces. The Golden Rule Printed in the UK by FunkRush. Red heavy cotton garments with silk screen two colour print. 5 x A3 Poster Pack One Poster Pack Content: Seven Summers, The Golden Rule, Glorious Sunshine, Rogue Rouge, A tale of Autumn. Printed on 150gsm silk art paper. 5 x A3 Poster Pack Two Poster Pack Content: Eight Random Facts, A Dark Love Tale, You Are Sweet as Sugar, Fizzibble, Bohyme Bohemian. Printed on 150gsm silk art paper.
Dreams are something that should be part of our life goals. When you truly love and passionate about something, nothing should stop you to do anything possible to realize your dream. Montreal based graphic designer named Stephen Di Donato, realized one of his dreams and create this beautiful series of posters entitled: Beyond Earth A series of posters greatly inspired by the retro of late 1950's and mid 1970's. We have 2 Beyond Earth posters to giveaway of your (4) choice and also 2 sets of Beyond Earth postcards to giveaway also. To participate is very simple, just leave a comment in the comment box below with a valid email so we can contact you. Update The winners of the poster (of your choice) are Marin Martinovic, Simon H (firstname.lastname@example.org). And the winners of the postcards are 1125kyle (email@example.com) and Nicole (firstname.lastname@example.org). Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everybody for participating. I'll contact the winners and we'll send you your posters and postcards in the mail! After recently finding old science fiction magazines dating back from the 1980’s, it reignited my childhood memories of my curiosity of our solar system and of limitless imagination. I began researching heavily on NASA missions and came to the realization that the late 1950’s to mid-1970’s were exciting times for new discoveries, for real photographic images of planets and for limitless possibilities. This gave me the incentive to start a personal project based on what I knew very well as a child (creating simple ideas/drawings from imagination) and what I recently researched (the execution of early NASA missions in the infancy of space travel). Stephen Di Donato About Beyond Earth on Kickstarter Kickstarter is the largest funding platform for creative projects in the world. Every week, tens of thousands of amazing people pledge millions of dollars to projects from the worlds of music, film, art, technology, design, food, publishing and other creative fields. The Beyond Earth Project on Kickstarter. For more information about Stephen Di Donato, you can visit his website at StephenDid.It or simply follow him on Twitter @sdidonato .
Designed by Justin Barber, this humorous poster series takes some of the most common, everyday lies we tell ourselves and hear from others, and bluntly translates them into the unequivocal truth. By visually representing the difference in what we often say but secretly mean, Truth and Lies uncovers the inane conversational nuances that reveal paradoxical dichotomies in our otherwise ordinary life. In other words, this is what you say, but (this is what you mean) - and we all know it. For more from Justin Barber visit behance.net/justinbarber & dribbble.com/justinbarber
It's really pleasurable find illustrators who have a particular style, but it's more refreshing find some with a specific thematic on their artworks. David Vicente got a cool realistic vector style, but he also works mainly with the psychobilly aesthetic. In fact, most of his clients works are related to this culture, check out. You can see more of his artworks and know more about him by accessing his Behance Profile. Deimos Air Cooled Poster Bernie Dexter The Kooples Poster Rattle'n'Roll 2011 Poster Wanda Jackson Wheels Fest Design Sportster XL 48 Other Illustrations
We don't get to see much of religious design here at Abduzeedo, and maybe that's something we should feature more. There are tons of good religious design out there just waiting to be found, like Jim LePage's. Jim emailed us about his work and it happened to be very interesting! As Jim reads the Bible, he designs posters for each book and about individual topics he finds most interesting. Overall, this is indeed a good practice to synthesize a whole book (the Bible or whatever book you might read) through a single piece of design. I wonder if any other designers have done something like these, no matter the religion. We'd love to see it! Remember, good design is universal, and very much welcome here. Of course, for more of Jim LePage's project, called Word, you may visit his portfolio! I hope you enjoy these as much as I did, and I challenge you to make your own designs about stuff you care, books you read, songs you listen, feelings you feel. Cheers! ;) Genesis Numbers Ruth 1 Samuel 2 Chronicles Nehemiah Esther Ecclesiastes Song of Solomon Song of Solomon Ezekiel Daniel Joel Jonah Matthew Luke Crucifixion Romans 1 Corinthians 1 Thessalonians
A couple weeks ago, we've featured an amazing case study by Peter Jaworowski Mirage Case Study This week, Peter and in collaboration with Abduzeedo decided to make a poster giveaway for you guys. We have 5 Stay Alive posters to giveaway. To participate is very simple, just leave a comment in the comment box below with a valid email so we can contact you. Update: The Winners are Sergio Santos, Sskikos, Sir Chauncey, LAlex and Graph_pl. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everybody for participating. I'll contact the winners and we'll send you your Stay Alive poster in the mail! So you can also download the Peter's free Stay Alive Layered PSD, just head over his website at Arsthanea.com/psd . We believe that sharing knowledge is important - that's why we've decided to give you one of our works in layered PSD format so you can take a look inside, get inspired and learn from it. Peter Jaworowski About Stay Alive Stay Alive is an image created back in 2007 as a self promotion project. Everything was brought to life using Adobe Photoshop, stock photography and matte painting. About Peter Jaworowski Peter is a partner and design director of Warsaw, Poland based creative agency Ars Thanea. Peter had the pleasure to work with some of the biggest worldwide brands like Nike, Discovery Channel, Ubisoft, Nokia, Visa, Nissan and more. For more information about Peter Jaworowski and Ars Thanea, you can visit Arsthanea.com , check out his Behance or simply follow him on Twitter @thehejz .
I must say these are some of the most amazing Posters I've seen lately, each piece is so detailed and has so much meaning behind these fine lines of design. Animal Canon is a super creative design studio based in Madison, WI and you about to see some of the coolest things they make. To find out more about Animal Canon make sure to visit animalcanon.com Build to Spill Heartless Bastards DDCW Crane Your Swan Neck Here Comes The Night Hot Money Wake Up Sleepy Giants
Take a look inside this amazing project from Alfalfa Studio where they documented the making of this hand made poster campaign and the result is outstanding. The posters were hand-made using cut paper, paint, glue, and other craft materials. Enjoy! Project Client: Amphibian Stage ProductionsProduct: Theatre posters Medium: Print, digitalSize: VariousDate: 2011 Description: This set of theatre posters was designed to promote the 12th season of Amphibian Stage Productions in Fort Worth, Texas. In these posters alfalfa studio sought to capture the sense of theatrical space by photographing 3-dimensional compositions. Paper elements were shimmed to various heights to create natural depth and shadows. The resulting spatial relationships quite literally cast into relief the deep currents and conflicts of the plays. In the end, the 2011 poster series helps to reinforce the mission of a company that seeks to produce innovative and engaging works of theatre that challenge the way we see the world around us. The posters were also designed to work in various media and formats, such as advertising, postcards, websites, slide projections, full color, and black and white. The Posters Behind the Scenes For more visit Alfalfa Studio
A poster series curated by Edit where a bunch of different designers were asked to represent a musical genre using one shape and one type. The result is awesome, every poster has a unique style and represents its music genres very well. Nitzan – Edit — Acid House Sane & Able — Classical Toko — Detroit Techno Studio Makgill — Disco This Studio — Electro Manual Creative — Folk Trevor Jackson — Industrial Baster — Metal Duane King — New–Wave Collective Approach — Polka Mark Boyce — Soul Hey Studio — Twist Leterme Dowling — Urban
Ensemble The Style of Music is an awesome project created by Moxy Creative House. They had the brilliant idea to recreate the clothe that famous artist use to wear and make each piece into a nice poster. Check it out! To view all and buy posters visit moxycreative.com/ensemble Which one is your Favorite?