The West End Show' is an innovative gallery exhibition by Radim Malinic, a leading London graphic designer and illustrator. Malinic explores the magical and bustling part of the capital in a series of elaborately illustrated poster designs, bringing together classic old century design with the dazzling neon future of the 22nd century. 'I wanted to do something that was different, conceptual and intriguing - it’s a place that’s been very inspiring for me. It’s the heritage - the narrow streets, the buildings, the glitz and glamour. It’s got a heartbeat’, explains Malinic. He adds, ‘Once you look behind the history it’s got an enormous amount of legacy. People now take the area for its face value, it's a place to go shopping and getting annoyed by huge crowds at Leicester Square' explains Malinic. Through a combination of bold typography, illustration and poetry, each piece tells the delicate story of classic design over-shadowed by the limitless offerings of this exciting city. Malinic interprets his love for London by exploring the true characters of the real life musical that is London's West End. 'The West End Show' offers an inspiring touch of nostalgia for the frenetic capital resident. The show, cleverly titled West End show, presents ten posters, each dedicated to one West End area, such as Soho, Covent Garden and Fitzrovia. The ornate, bold designs capture the vibrancy of the area, with a healthy smattering of the gaudy neon and glittering lights that festoon its streets.The show is now open to public at Nancy Victor Gallery, London until March 2. Online store with limited edition prints and merchandise opens on March 3 For more information about 'The West End Show', you can visit theWestEndShow.co.uk , also have a look at Radim Malinic's work at BrandNu.co.uk and follow him on Twitter @brand_nu .
I don't know what about you guys, but I really feel it's time for a kickass poster giveaway. This one is super special for me, because we'll be giving away 2 posters by one of my all-time favorite artists, Lois van Baarle, a.k.a. Loish! Loish is a 26 year-old illustrator from Netherlands, and I was really fortunate to get to know her work back in 2007. I must say I've been in love with her work since then. I really appreciate illustrations of girls, and Loish's girls are definitely the ones I like the most, because they are beautiful characters, with so much color and life, with a introspective feel to them. Just lovely. Check out some examples of her fantastic work: candy ribbons evening glow bluebird Exclusive Posters! And like you already read in the title of this post, Loish has actually made an exclusive illustration for this giveaway! YES. Loish and us will be giving away 2 exclusive, 16x23 posters, here at Abduzeedo, for 2 lucky people to win! Check out the beautiful illustration she made for this contest: About the contest! To run for this amazing prize, all that you have to do is to leave a comment below, including a valid email on it. One comment per person! You may enter the contest until January 27th, next Friday. Winners will be chosen at random and announced on Tuesday, January 31st. Connect to Loish! Loish's personal portfolio - http://loish.net/ Loish on DeviantART - http://loish.deviantart.com/ Loish on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/loish.fans Loish on Twitter - @loishh Loish on Behance - http://www.behance.net/loish Loish on Tumblr - http://blog.loish.net/ Loish on Vimeo - http://vimeo.com/loish And the Winners are... Ok!!! And the time has come, and we're now going to announce the winners of these awesome posters! We randomly chose 2 lucky people. And here they are: Nikki Jeske Jessica (DoolianDrake4King) We will contact you guys soon, so keep an eye on your inboxes. We're glad that almost 1000 people have participated in this giveaway. It was most definitely a great success! Stay tuned for more poster giveaways in the future! Cheers. ;)
As you may have heard, James White designed his version from the movie DRIVE; one of the best movies of 2011. For those who still haven't seen it, you don't know what you're stylishly missing. We are honoured to officially announce that James will put on sale his DRIVE poster for the world and yes he's got all the rights from the movie production FILM DISTRICT. Here are the details… DRIVE Poster by James White In James's Words The Signalnoise DRIVE posters will be printed on a Heidelberg press at 22? x 28? on Starbrite Velvet 80lb cover. Additionally, There will be a very small run of 24? x 36? oversized DRIVE posters available on semi-gloss poster stock. If you are looking at getting one of these ones on launch day I urge you to act fast as the numbers will be very low. Here are the summarized details: DRIVE poster launch: January 19, 2012, random time in the afternoon 22? x 28" posters, edition of 300: $50.00 + shipping 24? x 36" posters, edition of 30: $90.00 + shipping The Signalnoise Store will be activated and I'll be announcing the exact time via my Twitter on launch day to purchase the DRIVE posters. The absolute best way to get a head start is to follow my Twitter, as I will be posting the news as soon as they are available. To dispel any rumours, there is no lottery and the DRIVE posters will be available first come, first served. Mark your calendars. Links: Signalnoise Studio - http://blog.signalnoise.com Twitter - https://twitter.com/#!/Signalnoise Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/signalnoise Signalnoise Store - http://www.merchline.com/signalnoise
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 (email@example.com). And the winners of the postcards are 1125kyle (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Nicole (email@example.com). 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