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Computerist-inspired Illustrations

Ada Zielińska is an artist based in Warszawa, Poland. She has shared a series of commissioned & personal illustrations from the past year until now. These illustrations caught my attention of its retro aesthetics that would trigger memories from the 'Omni Magazine' days.

industrial design

Minimalist Flower Vase by Shinya Oguhi

Flowers are always beautiful from bud to withered. Intending to show off the beauty of flowers, this flower vase was conceived, not any flower vase, but an elegant example of great industrial design.  The author is Shinya Oguhi, an award winner industrial designer based in Tokyo, Japan.

motion design

FORK - Surreal Journey Interrogating our Perception

In a museum, a woman looking at a Fork exhibited as a piece of Art let her imagination run wild. The film is a surreal journey interrogating our perception of objects. What happens when you take an object from daily life and move it outside of its original context? What is left of an object when it loses its function? An abstract shape, a sculpture?

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Improve your Illustration Skills with 10 Min Procreate Lockdown Series

If there’s something good about 2020 is the time back I got from the commute and change of context. Staying home is daunting indeed, especially with a global pandemic. I also want to acknowledge everyone that had to keep going to work and our heroes, doctors and nurses. For the rest of us, that could stay home, nothing better than using the extra time to learn something new.

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Minimalist Halftone Design - Tutorial

I haven’t posted a Photoshop tutorial in quite a while. There are many reasons for that, but the TL;DR is that I feel that it was not necessary anymore. However, as I was checking the new features in Photoshop I decided to play with it and was quite surprised.

branding

Branding and Visual Identity Shorty’s Coffee

The Colour Club, a full service creative studio based in the United Kingdom and Australia, shared a simple, yet elegant branding and visual identity for Shorty's a coffee shop in in Randwick. Shorty’s is a go-to local serving up quality coffee and food.

designer

Designer Spotlight: Leo Natsume

Times are definitely changing, we all live in a pandemic and hopefully soon a post-pandemic reality. Economically things will be difficult initially but eventually things will get better. I know this sounds super grim, but in order to help everyone to promote their work, we will start featuring designers from all over the world in a series we call Designer Spotlight.

3d

Whimsical Balance in 3D

Pol Solà has an incredible portfolio with some beautiful projects like Rings Of Saturn which was featured on Behance. There’s something about his projects that capture the 80s, in special, that sense of discovering what 3D and CGI could bring to the world in terms of visual design.

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Beautiful Collage Illustration by Daniel Escudeiro

Daniel Escudeiro shared a really beautiful project on Behance that brought me back some good memories of the 90s and early 2000s. The project is a set of two collage illustrations for a short story by Raphael Montes, published in the Brazilian magazine Superinteressante (May 2017).

graphic design

Poster Collection inspired by VHS packaging

Xavier Esclusa Trias has created a poster series that is bringing a bit of a nostalgia moments to be honest. Pure throwback from the days where we didn't care about going to rent movies at the video store, where the packaging was just part of an item that you will eventually learn to appreciate.

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Deconstructivist Design and Illustration by Clément OGIELA

Clément OGIELA (Polak) created a series of illustrations for Reverse MOOKS between 2019 and 2020. His work is a mix of photomontages, handmade typographies and textures. The result is what we could call a 90s inspired look. It brings that deconstructivist style mixing different graphics that reminds me of David Carson and the End of Print type of work.

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FUSE Create Rebranding

Having developed FUSE Marketing Group’s visual identity years ago, the team approached Jacknife to help reinvigorate their identity once again. This time, they were merging two distinct brands offering advertising and experiential into a cohesive offering under a new name: FUSE Create.

lettering

Lettering experiments with wet acrylic

Gehan Magee is a typographer and calligrapher based in Sydney, Australia. Hello Australia! At first glance, you might think it's just another series of lettering experiments built-in 3D. Yes? But it's not, it's made of 'wet acrylic'. To be honest, it's my first time seeing this technique and I do love the result.

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Scientific Illustrations for the Hemaware Magazine

Markos Kay is an visual artist based on London, United Kingdom, he shared a project that we wanted to feature on abdz. via his Behance profile. It's a series of intriguing illustrations for the Hemaware magazine to raise awareness of bleeding disorders, new treatments, and research.

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