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Design Papers 2016

Design Papers 2016

DESIGN PAPERS is a paper catalogue created for Europapier. The main target is the graphic industry professionals from a company with over 40 years of tradition and distributing paper in more than 13 European countries. We all know that print is always required a great attention to detail, from choosing the right paper, to proofing colors, how it feels when you touch it, there are many more variables than the digital world. Many more sensorial inputs I'd say because there's nothing better than the smell and texture of the printed paper. The idea was to add a decorative dimension to the usual functionality of a catalogue, with attention to both its visual and tactile aspects. The catalogue contains 240 types of paper; it was designed as a box divided into two colors and two groups of pictograms with a rhombus in the middle. The title “Design Papers”, positioned in the rhombus, is intersected by two areas. The rose area contains the first group of pictograms “Look, touch and feel,” emphasizing the interactive character of the catalogue and treating it as an object and packaging. The other group of pictograms has a gold foil finishing on a turquoise colored background and the words “Carefully created collection” emphasize the premium quality of the catalogue. Metaklinka Metaklinka is an independent design studio from Belgrade, established in 2008, active in the fields creative services, initiatives and production. The studio was founded at the very beginning of the global economic crisis and as such it specialized in working under unusual production circumstances. The studio cultivates a recognizable visual language and approach which exceeds the established communication characteristic of marketing agencies. The founders of the studio are Nenad Trifunović and Lazar Bodroža. Today, Metaklinika has nine permanently dedicated creative people within their ranks, as well as a wide network of collaborators throughout the region. For more information check out http://metaklinika.com Credits Client: Europapier ACC: Nenad Vulović CD: Nenad Trifunović, Lazar Bodroža AD: Nenad Trifunović D: Ivan Kostić Year: 2016

UEFA EURO 2016: Retro Poster Collection

UEFA EURO 2016: Retro Poster Collection

Last week I posted a beautiful set of posters created by Sean Ford for the UEFA EURO 2016. I love the simplicity and retro look of those posters and today I saw that other designers are also exploring the same topic and creating equally beautiful work. Studio—JQ created a collection of posters exploring details of each of the countries kit design to complement their colors and patterns. Again we highly recommend to check them out I wanted to focus on the countries kit design and develop a style that compliments the team colours and patterns. Information given on the posters include rank, group location, team sheet and player to watch. Enjoy the posters and enjoy the tournament and may the best team win! - Studio—JQ Studio–JQ is lead by Jonathan Quintin – he has created inspirational work at the world’s top design studios for clients including Aon/Manchester United, Auto Trader UK, Bosch, Google, Intel, Mitsubishi Motors, Moscow Raceway, NASCAR, NBC Sports Network, Tommy Hilfiger/Rafa Nadal, Rockstar Energy Drink, The Co-operative and VMware. For more information check out http://www.studiojq.co/ To check out all posters and much more check out the Behance post that the Studio JQ shared.

Posters with letter #A

Posters with letter #A

The best way to learn is by trying, practicing and repeating that until it becomes natural, then we can move forward to what's next. That happens without us even noticing but sometimes we do and we organize ourselves to do that. Evdokimov Gosha took that very serious and decided to learn how to design posters, in order to do that he chose the letter A and started creating several posters exploring it. The result is quite inspiring, check it out. Evdokimov Gosha is an art director and designer based in Moscow, Russian Federation. For more information about his work check out his portfolio a http://evdokimov-gosha.ru/ My first steps of making posters. Few prints based on the letter A. Various materials were used while creating these posters. Including dyes, felt-tip pens,post production, and finally I'm glad to introduce the most interesting ones.

Piknic Electronik: Served Fresh

Piknic Electronik: Served Fresh

Living in Montreal, Canada, I started seeing this print campaign popping all around town and I can't deny that the colours are just attractive and vibrant. I got curious about who was the people behind this work and after a little search; I discovered it was a collaboration work between Gabriel Lefebre, Rachel Lecompte and more. We've featured their work before on the blog, it was just pleasant to revisit their latest project. Hope you will enjoy!     Credits Client: Piknic Electronik Concept, Copywriting and Art Direction: Rachel Lecompte and Gabriel Lefebvre (ethos) Photography: Virginie Gosselin (Zetä Production) Retouching: Lucas Bayzelon (Visual Box) Production: Steve Desmarais Painter: Marianne Stratis For more information about Piknic Electronik: http://piknicelectronik.com.

Bridge Speaker Series Posters

Bridge Speaker Series Posters

The awesome folks from Moniker had a request to create posters of the Designer Fund Bridge Speaker Series. Where they would invite legends like John Bielenberg, Wilson Miner and more. To speak about a wide range of topics from leadership and trends. I personally love the graphic design style of this project for the main reason that you can clearly see that is handmade. The concept with the mix of colours are just so appropriate to the reflection of the talks. About Moniker Moniker is a design and branding studio based in beautiful San Francisco, USA. Over the years, they managed to work with brands like: Coca-Cola, Google, Android, Herman Miller and more. For more information: http://monikersf.com.

The most intricate deck of cards ever made

The most intricate deck of cards ever made

I have been posting a lot about branding and editorial design here on ABDZ. Most of these projects are very minimal with simple forms and most often not many details. Of course that doesn't mean that we won't feature different types of projects and that's the reason I am sharing with you the Citizens Playing Cards | Kevin Cantrell project created by Satellite Office | &Reach for a deck of cards. So this is not a simple deck of cards, it's the most intricate, breathtaking deck of cards ever made. Every aspect of Kevin Cantrell’s work for theory11 was translated with a relentless handcrafted, unrivaled attention to detail. Opulent art is combined with gold foil, hot stamping, and bronze foil to create a box design that’s eye catching, elegant, and sophisticated. For more information about Satellite Office and their sister-agency &Reach, check out http://satelliteoffice.tv/

Inside the Popshot Magazine

Inside the Popshot Magazine

The term  Print is Dead is (in my opinion) becoming a term from the past. Of course, we lost many great publications. I feel many became more adaptive to the new age and providing many options for the readers, including the newcomers. We are featuring today: Popshot Magazine. A beautiful magazine that shares stories and poetry mixed with stunning illustration. Tremendous work of print that shouldn't go disregarded. In June 2008, the idea for a poetry & illustration magazine materialised as a result of picking through the literary shelves of the now deceased Borders. There was a feeling that the world of poetry was driving itself into an elitest and fusty no-through road, and we wanted to do something about it. Combining illustration with poetry in a neat and beautifully designed format, in April 2009 the first issue of Popshot launched, thumping its chest and quoting Adrian Mitchell’s ‘Most people ignore most poetry because most poetry ignores most people’. With black pages, a sans serif typeface, and filled with vibrant illustration work, the magazine didn’t look like a poetry magazine and we were thrilled with it. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Video About Popshot Magazine Popshot Magazine is an illustrated literary that provides both digital and print magazine that publishes short stories, flash fiction, and poetry from the literary new blood. For more information: http://www.popshotpopshot.com

Magazine Covers by Charles Williams

Magazine Covers by Charles Williams

We all know that digital design has already become the most important field in terms of media, however there's still something amazing about designing for magazines and newspapers. Traditional print design is the foundation for what we draft off of today, or at least set out to do on the web. In the future, as technology evolves, that will be possible. To inspire this notion, we're excited to feature some amazing magazine covers designed by Charles Williams. Charles Williams is a freelance illustrator/designer based in London. For more information check out his website at http://madeup.org/ Via Behance

Editorial Design Inspiration: Pencil Post

Editorial Design Inspiration: Pencil Post

The Pencil Post is one of the most beautiful print pieces I have seen in a while. Designed by British design agency Pencil, this post contains an insider's guide to Soho's hidden gems, a piece on William Sieghart's Poetry Prescriptions and a showcase of Pencil's work, among other things. For more from Pencil Agency visit pencilagency.com and behance.net/ChloeGalea Pencil Agency - situated in the heart of London's Soho - creates considered, bespoke content for clients across all channels but with a particular love of print. With this in mind it would only seem right that Pencil promoted itself and the importance of curated content to brands by way of a beautifully designed newspaper. Printed in navy and fluorescent orange inks, and delivered in matching envelope, Pencil Post really stood out on the desks of those it was sent to.

Big Up Cover Illustration by Saad Moosajee

Monday is our tutorial day. We try to post tutorials every Monday showing how to create some nice effects or compositions we like. Today is not different, but instead of a tutorial we have a really nice case study by Saad Moosajee. It is an image created for the cover of the Big Up magazine. Saad is a great contributor to the blog, always sharing beautiful wallpaper with us. Now we will be able to see how he created the beautiful Big Up Cover Magazine Big Up Cover Magazine Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10 Final Result Details For more information visit http://saadart.com/

Incredible Illustrations by Hugo Ortiz

Hugo Ortiz aka IconBlast is a Colombian illustrator and graphic designer with great and powerful illustrations full of colors and strong details. His works appears in magazines, t-shirts, posters and much more. Check it out! "Mywork is strongly influenced for all that I have liked along my life: skateboarding, music, the streets, good times, draw, have fun, movies, posters, magazines, smiles, PMA, my family, and my friends." Hugo Ortiz For more make sure to visit iconblast.com

Awesome Brochure and Print Design Inspiration

Print design is becoming quite influential in web design, we have seen more and more websites using big headers, lots of white space and nice font size contrasts. As I am looking for print design references for a brochure I am working on, I decided to select some nice brochures and print design examples to share with you. Also there was a suggestion from a reader for us to feature more print design references. Let me know if you have any example of a nice brochure, poster or print design you like. You can send it to me via email at abduzeedo@abduzeedo.com or via twitter at http://twitter.com/abduzeedo. Miriello Grafico Emmanuel Rovere's Portfolio Felix von der Weppen Ginger Monkey aka Tom Lane Taulant Bushi's Portfolio Mike Giesser's Portfolio Michael Schepis's Portfolio David Weik's Portfolio Aleksander Blücher's Portfolio Bruno Siriani's Portfolio Romeu & Julieta - Estúdio's Portfolio Benjamin Jimenez AKA PIN's Portfolio Andrew Townsend's Portfolio jekyll & hyde's Portfolio David Arias's Portfolio Jason Little's Portfolio Heesun Seo's Portfolio Vincent Jugé's Portfolio Wemake Design's Portfolio Michael Schepis's Portfolio Michael Schepis's Portfolio Rebrand Advertising and Design Inc.'s Portfolio Andrew MacPhee Allison Wilton's Portfolio Un.titled Roman krikheli Andreas Hidber John Owens Andrew Townsend Matias Fernandez Aleksander Blücher Roman krikheli David Arias HVD Fonts Ashraf Majiet Vincent Jugé Misc Gonçalo Durães Jeff Quigley RiseDesign Dario Berardi Octavian Belintan Planet Interactive Arts Ltd We Love... dailey crafton David Motter Hayden Peek Ashraf Majiet Caroline Tattersall Images via Behance.net

Designers Must-Know: Emigre magazine

One of the greatest influences on Desktop Publishing was without doubt the Emigre Magazine. It was first published back in the 80's, more precisely in 1984, in the very beginning of computers, and lasted for over 2 decades, having its last issue in 2005. The primary goal of the magazine was to promote the typefaces created by Zuzana Licko, but ended up being a sort of icon to modern typography and desktop publishing because it was one of the first publications to use Machintosh computers.. I remember back in college how admired the Emigre Magazine was. Emigre magazine was published between 1984 and 2005. A total of 69 issues were produced, sometimes on a quarterly basis, but more often irregularly. Issues #1 through #63 were published and distributed by Emigre, Inc. Issues #64 through #69 were co-published and distributed by Princeton Architectural Press, New York. Collections Emigre magazine is in the permanent design collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York, the Design Museum in London, and the Denver Art Museum. Emigre Website It's really cool to see how the DTP has changed over the years, even though we've been living a transition seeing the end of important magazines and newspapers, it's very important to know and learn from great examples, and the Emigre was one of the greatest. Some images