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?
We've seen many typography works here at Abduzeedo and we sure love when we get to see 2 things we love together, like Typo and Star Wars! That's just the case of the work H-57. These are some good looking Star Wars posters made from characters. Fresh! H-57 is a advertsing agency from Italy with clients from all sorts of medias, like TV, Radio, Print and Web. For more information about them make sure to check out their Web site at http://www.h-57.com/. You will have to practice a little bit of your italian though :)
Lost is gone, we already miss it badly and we surely will never forget it. A good thing is that we'll keep seeing great homages in the years to come. Surfing through Flickr, I've found some great Lost posters. Neil Richards is the man behind these... we've seen Lost posters before, but I love his style: really fresh and modern. These are only a few pieces of his works... for more, I recommend you to visit his portfolio. I hope you enjoy these. Cheers! ;)
Last year we had a really cool post about the works of Alex Varanese... now he has updated his portfolio with more great typography works! These are really fresh and you all gonna love it. Alex has done some impressive work, and no wonder he's here once more. His style is really dope and we wish we could check some case study from him. It would be awesome. Anyways, for more of his works, you may check his portfolio. Enjoy! Cheers. ;)
There are all kinds of posters out there. B movies posters, gigs posters, and many others... and I truly dig a good poster design. Yesterday one of our readers, @henriquepetarli, suggested the work of Protesto. Protesto is the Brazilian designer Michel Diniz de Carvalho, who's been living in Norway doing some freelancing. He's done some great, stylish work, really worth checking out. Here I've chosen some of his best pieces, and I know you guys gonna like it. So, enjoy, and don't forget to check his portfolio out for more great works of his. Cheers! ;)
Pawel Janczarek aka Subgrafik is an outstanding freelance illustrator from Poland, his style is a mix of illustrations and typography which makes each piece very interesting to enjoy. Check out some of these posters and fire up your inspiration. For more from Subgrafik visit - Flickr
A few days ago I went to the movies with Amanda (@amlight) to watch Inception, the new Christopher Nolan movie. I left the movie theater completely blown away. The story is simply amazing and the director leaves us confused all the time, especially in the end. Anyway I'm not here to talk about the movie, but instead about how it inspired me to get on Photoshop and try something. Then I saw the posters of the movie and boom, there it was, a really cool effect to create a tutorial about :) So in this tutorial I will show you how to create the effect of one of the Inception posters, the one with the word Inception made of buildings on an aerial photo of a city. To create this effect we will use the new 3D tool in Photoshop CS 5 called Repousse and an aerial photo from Pixelcase (http://www.pixelcase.com.au/). I hope you enjoy the tutorial and I highly recommend that you go to the movies to watch Inception, it's fantastic.... btw in the end it is all a.... :) Step 1 Open Photoshop and create a new document. I'm using a Letter format with 72DPI only for this tutorial, but I suggest that you do at least 300DPI. Make sure the background is black too. Step 2 In order to recreate the poster I needed to find the right image. After searching on stock photos sites I didn't find any image that had the same birds eye view. Then I tweeted about it and @janinetoro sent the link to Pixelacase. Pixelcase simply has the most amazing aerial photos ever. So I sent an email to them asking permission to use one of the images in this tutorial. They were kind enough and allowed me to do that :) With the image I wanted, I placed it in my design. Step 3 With the Horizontal Type Tool (T) I add the text DREAM using Futura Condensed for the font. I also stretched the word a little bit so the letters would have sort of match the size of the blocks in the photo. Then just rotate the text to match the photo as well. Step 4 With the text selected go to 3D>Repousse. Use the default preset but change the Depth to 2.4. Step 5 Go to Window>3D to show the 3D panel in Photoshop. Click on the DREAM object and then select the DREAM Extrusion Material to change the material of the extrusion. We will use some windows for it. To do that click on the little folder next to the Diffuse Color and select New Texture. After that click on the icon again and choose edit texture to open it in a new document. Step 6 This is an image of a building I found on Google Images and placed on the texture file. After that I just saved it and Photoshop automatically updated the original design with withe windows. Step 7 Do the same thing for the Bump, use the same image but convert it to black and white and increase the contrast. Save it and change the Bump to 8. Step 8 For both the Difuse and Bump, click on the texture icon and select Texture Properties. Use 8 for the U Scale and 2 for the V Scale. Step 9 Here is the design you got so far. Step 10 Duplicate the city photo layer and rearrange it so it will be on top of the other layers. Then create a marquee selection of the top of the 3D object, the word DREAM. Go to Layer>Layer Mask>Reveall Selection. Step 11 Go to Layer>Layer Style>Stroke. Use 1 for the Size and 25% for the Opacity. Step 12 Select Inner Glow and use Multiply for the Blend Mode, 100% for the Opacity, 30% for the Choke and 5 pixels for the Size. Step 13 As you can see now, we have the buildings with the windows on their sides and the top is the original one from the aerial photo. However it is still not looking very clear. Step 14 Select the aerial photo that is beneath the other layers and go to Layer>Layer Mask>Reveal All. Then with the Brush Tool (B) and a very soft brush (0 Hardness) with black for the color, start painting the areas beneath the word to delete the city so we sort of isolate the DREAM word as real buildings. You can also create a vignette effect by painting the corners of the layer. Step 15 In order to render the 3D object for the final design, go to the 3D panel and select the Scene, then, over Render Settings, change the Quality to Ray Traced Final. The render process might take some time, like minutes I think, but it depends on the machine you have, so wait until it's done. Step 16 Select the layer on top of the others and then go to Layer>New Adjustment Layer>Hue and Saturation. Mark Colorize and then for the Hue use 200, for the Saturation 40 and keep 0 for the Lightness. Conclusion You can add another Adjustment Layer, to increase the brightness and contrast, but the process is finished. I also tweaked the lights a little bit trying to match the photo. The technique is quite simple and you can use it with different images. If you have a photo with more resolution and more closer to the roof tops you can work a little bit more to make it even more real. I am waiting for a hi-res image from http://www.pixelcase.com.au/ so I can create my poster and play a little bit more with this concept, however one thing is pretty clear, this is the right type of effect in which Repousse is perfect for, you can create a 3D text effect pretty quickly and without having to use another app. Download the Photoshop File Click here to download the Photoshop file used for this tutorial