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A Skateboarder's Journal Book Cover Design Process

A Skateboarder's Journal Book Cover Design Process

As a former skateboarder and still avid fan of the sport I try to follow what's going on in that industry especially because, in my opinion, I believe they set a lot of trends in style. I have fond memories of the skateboarding magazines I used to collect in the 90s like Trasher and Transworld. When I saw the post that Tim Bisschop about a hand painted book cover for the "A Skateboarder's Journal" I knew I had to post about it. Tim was also super cool to share a bit of how he did that. It seems simple but the result is like the essence of skateboarding. It's all about the style and simplicity. Tim Bisschop is a graphic designer from Belgium wit an inspiring portfolio focused on Editorial Design, Graphic Design and Typography. We highly recommend that you check it out at http://www.timbisschop.be/ A Skateboarder's Journal Book Cover    

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Product Design Love: Bodega Los Cedros by Anagrama Studio

Bodega Los Cedros is a Mexican vineyard located in the mountains of Arteaga, Coahuila. The origins of the name derive from a passion and dream of a family to produce high quality wines within a region more than 100 years old named "El Cedrito." Enter the talented team at Anagrama Studio to bring the branding vision of this magical place to life by tapping into the geographical location of the vineyard for inspiration. The end result, a beautiful brand identity that employs the characteristic components of the area such as climate, altitude, flora and fauna. We particularly love the simplicity of the logo highlighting three pine trees as the brand's distinctive icon along with the wine label and die-line mimicking cloud shapes. From a typographic standpoint, we can enjoy a sans serif that adds a touch of modernity while the script gesture preserves a more organic touch showcasing the brand's marriage of simplicity and elegance. The color palette is nice and neutral enabling a spotlight on the diverse wine color tones while  accentuating the contrast between bottle and label. Cheers to the Anagrama team for a beautiful execution celebrating this beautiful wine label.   

Minimal Brand Identity & Packaging: LESS Cosmetics

Minimal Brand Identity & Packaging: LESS Cosmetics

We are taking a look at a minimal brand identity & packaging design for LESS Cosmetics by Patrick Reichert-Young. He is a creative director from Köln, Germany, we are featuring his project because of most of its minimal approach. We know how beauty & cosmetics products tend to be heavy in imagery, especially on the branding. Here we have a combination of fonts, lines, and two colours. Simple as that but the beauty comes from the overall design and how everything just flows with simplicity. More Links Learn more about Patrick Reichert-Young via Behance Learn more about LESS Cosmetics Brand Identity & Packaging Design  

Beacon Relief Posters for Good

Beacon Relief Posters for Good

Marcio Gutheil is a Brazilian designer based in San Francisco, California.  He is also the creative director at Upperquad Digital Studio. They started this really awesome project called Beacon Relief. Beacon is a collaborative design project to raise money for disaster relief efforts around the world. All proceeds from posters purchases and gallery donations go to Direct Relief. We live in a connected world and we all can see that despite a lot of great things happening there will always be unfortunate events. We might not be affected by them, but we should be willing to help those who are. Beacon is a cool because you can get an awesome poster and also help the community. The posters were created by super talented artists and they are simply awesome. Check out some of them and make sure to visit the website at https://www.beaconrelief.com/. Every purchase helps to improve the health and lives of people affected by recent disasters All proceeds go to Direct Relief, California's largest international humanitarian nonprofit organization. Posters 

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Happy New Year From Happy Hipsters By Lorenza Cotellessa

Happy New Year everyone! We're excited to start 2018 off with a smile and giggle thanks to awesome illustrator Lorenza Cotellessa's "Happy Hipsters." Lorenza is a Milan-based illustrator and graphic designer with a knack for beautifully blending character, color and composition in her own unique way. With a background in interior design, Lorenza is now purely focused on making her living as an illustrator and we fully support her passion. If you're keen on independent music labels, vintage clothes, and artisanal coffee we hope you enjoy these charming illustrations by a rising star. Be sure to check out more about Lorenza and her work here.                                                       

Packaging & Branding: Adidas Superstar 50th Anniversary

Packaging & Branding: Adidas Superstar 50th Anniversary

We are proudly featuring the first student project of the year! It's a pretty cool project by Duy Dao who is a student at the Art Centre of Design in Los Angeles, California. We follow his work on creating the packaging and branding for Adidas Superstar 50th Anniversary: Forever Young campaign. A beautiful purplish colour palette for the design of the packaging that will totally envy our inner unboxing pleasures; alongside with dual tone poster designs marked by celebrities like Pharrell and basketball legend Kareem Abdul Jabbar. In 2019, Adidas celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the iconic Superstar with the "FOREVER YOUNG" campaign. This campaign is a tribute to influential figures that Adidas and the Superstar had been a part of or been influenced by. The campaign includes a design packaging of the special edition Superstars along with promotional posters and invitation for the shoe release party in Melrose, Los Angeles. Credits Design by Duy Dao Photography by Kristen Chon More Links Learn more about Duy Dao at duydao.net Follow Duy's work on Behance Packaging & Branding  

Packaging Design: Chaos Fashion by Socio Design

Packaging Design: Chaos Fashion by Socio Design

With this time of year when we are taking down the stores and hunting for the best deals. We are exposed to a wide range of product packagings, what might catch your attention or by the looks, this product must have good reviews. One of fave this year is the tech accessories; they are so many out there. From practical to some purely for the style, we are featuring the work of Socio Design and their packaging design for Chaos Fashion. A combination of stylish tech with a flared visual approach. This might well be my last packaging post of 2017, hope you will enjoy! Socio Design is a studio located in London, UK. They specialized in graphic design, branding and web design for multinational to startup brands. Check out their Behance for more projects related with branding. Packaging, Photography, Branding, Fashion, Tech, Instore, Accessories, Phone, Mobile, More Links Learn more about Socio Design at sociodesign.co.uk Follow Socio Design's work on Behance Packaging Design  

Editorial Design: Cazador Cookbook by Tim Donaldson

Editorial Design: Cazador Cookbook by Tim Donaldson

This is an editorial design by New Zealand-based Creative Director Tim Donaldson, it's a design of cookbook entitled: Cazador. The print material reminds me of an old cookbook which brings a great load of nostalgia. Once inside the book you are introduced to a few images which again keeps that vintage concept but you will notice the big beautiful fonts for the "chapters" and also use for a two-spread designated for quotes. Simple, lovely and quite efficient. Tim Donaldson is a Creative Director at Sea Change Studio based in Auckland, New Zealand. His work is mostly around art direction, graphic design and branding; check out more for his work on Behance. More Links Learn more about Tim Donaldson at seachange.studio Follow Tim's work on Behance Editorial Design  

lg2 Blends Tradition With Modernity at Taverne Louise

lg2 Blends Tradition With Modernity at Taverne Louise

We're just smitten with the work by lg2 for Taverne Louise in Quebec City. lg2 is Canada's largest independent creative agency specializing in innovation, strategy, packaging, branding and design just to name a few areas of their expertise. The brief for Taverne Louise - develop a logo and an aesthetic identity for a new restaurant whose name and menu are at the crossroads of tradition and modernity. Taverne Louise is situated in Québec City’s Old Port, right in front of its namesake, Bassin Louise. Named in the honor of Queen Victoria’s daughter, a significant figure in Canada's history, the logo reflects the restaurant’s menu, putting a modern spin on tradition. We most adore how the team at lg2 has taken Louise’s royal coat of arms and distilled it to its geometrical essence. The “O” wears an understated crown and omnipresent royal colours of gold and black give it an attractively regal air. Enjoy this delicious look at branding done right. 

Brand Identity for Loupedeck by BOND Creative Agency

Brand Identity for Loupedeck by BOND Creative Agency

There's something about brand identity projects that have a dark theme. I know that it might be personal preference but black business cards or stationary definitely adds an elegant/upscale look. The Loupedeck work done by BOND Creative Agency is a great example of that. Loupedeck is a photo editing console for Adobe Lightroom. Bond created the identity and website for the start-up to help build their business. Bond’s agile and efficient process for identity and web creation allowed Loupedeck to quickly launch their product to the market. The public website features e.g. a blog, video tutorials and a support page, ensuring that visitors get all the information they need about the product. The webshop was built as a custom reusable WordPress plugin that’s based on React, Redux & Shopify SDK. This solution makes it possible to turn any WordPress page into a lightweight Shopify Store with a few clicks. Check out the website: loupedeck.com Photography: Kaapo Kamu Brand Identity

Typography: Inktober Challenge in Expressive Kufic

Typography: Inktober Challenge in Expressive Kufic

This project has been dated from 2016 but it's never too late to feature awesome challenges. We are following the work of Cairo-based typographer Ehab Elhamzawy on his Inktober Challenge. He had to challenge himself and create 31 different versions of the word "INKTOBER" in expressive kufic in results of the everyday feeling. It's quite impressive and I am sure it wasn't an easy task. Let's check them out! Ehab Elhamzawy is a typographer based in Cairo, Egypt. He is focusing his work into Typography, Graphic Design and Illustration; you should definitely follow his work on Behance. This was my first time to join @inktober challenge and i just wanted to make it a little bit harder to me so that i can call it a Real CHALLENGE!! So i decided to type the same word "INKTOBER" 31 times with a 31 different Kufic style that express the feeling of each day's prompt. And here is a 12 designs of them hope to love them as i do. More Links See Ehab Elhamzawy's work on Behance Typography  

Minimal Packaging & Graphic Design: blink.watch

Minimal Packaging & Graphic Design: blink.watch

Hello December! Not a lot of days left on the calendar before the end of the year, let's go for that last stretch! Working on a brand, the user experience is everything. Not only it matters to the interactions of your site or app but it also matters on how your customers will react to your logo, product, and packaging. Let's take a look at this beautiful and minimal packaging by designers Nikhil Bapna, Ishaan Dass and Mani Singh for a smartwatch called: the Blink Watch where first impressions are everything. This project is a result of a collaboration work from Nikhil Bapna, Ishaan Dass and Mani Singh. Together on their play of this minimal product approach and yet charming on the typography; see the full project on Behance. Credits Nikhil Bapna Ishaan Dass Mani Singh More Links See the full project on Behance Packaging & Graphic Design  

Graphic Design on Instagram by Lucas Berghoef

Graphic Design on Instagram by Lucas Berghoef

Lucas Berghoef has been using his Instagram to share much more than photos, he is posting his graphic design and web design experiments and they are awesome. There's so many good examples of typography and grid systems applied to web sites. I know you might say that it's just static images, but the whole point here is to get some inspiration. I particularly love the big contrast in font sizes and weights, they create a stylish magazine look and i will definitely try to apply some of those on future Abduzeedo redesigns. This is a collection of my work posted in the year 2017 on Instagram. All of the work has been fit to the square tiles on Instagram, alternating each post with either a black or light grey background. (Work in progress) Graphic Design on Instagram Follow Lucas Berghoef on  Instagram

Introducing Volume: the first publishing platform for high-quality illustrated books

Introducing Volume: the first publishing platform for high-quality illustrated books

We would like to share this cool project that is currently live for support. Introducing Volume, the first publishing platform for high-quality illustrated books for visual creatives with also lovers of print. In this issue, we are taking a close and personal at the work of Anthony Burrill, designer and letterpress guru. Selecting from his private collection of printed matter, he gathered and curated throughout his career. This is a celebration of the pieces of paper that surround our everyday lives, offering a whimsical and almost philosophical perspective on how we view printed artifacts. Check it out! Image by Volume In their words Volume is a start-up enterprise powered by independent publisher Thames & Hudson. The international art publisher holds access to decades of editorial and design insight, production and printing expertise, and unparalleled distribution to the global book trade. The team is eager to pass its knowledge onto a new generation of creative talents and increasingly print-savvy audiences with Volume. Publishing is about passion, and publishers still have a vital role in helping creators find their audiences.” Volume will launch with the title Look & See, by graphic designer and letterpress guru, Anthony Burrill. As one of the most beloved creators in the UK’s lively craft printing scene, Burrill is known for his upbeat typographic posters. Look & See reflects as such, featuring Bodoniana binding and a cover silkscreened in three colors. And through Volume, Burrill will offer much more than just high-quality books to his project backers, including a specially designed print, a signed edition, a numbered limited edition in a clamshell box, and even the chance to spend a day with Burrill at his studio. Future projects include collaborations with John Maeda and Takenobu Igarashi, a reissue of a bible of Brutalism, a collection of “architectural fictions,” and a limited edition on one of videogaming’s iconic releases. “We truly hope that the new models offered by Volume will usher in a wonderful new era for books on the visual arts,” say Wall and Dietrich. More Links To learn more about Volume at https://vol.co a little glimpse  

Awesome Poster Design by Ola Jasionowska

Awesome Poster Design by Ola Jasionowska

Ola Jasionowska is a graphic designer and illustrator from Warsaw, Poland with some amazing illustration work. I particularly love the posters created in 2017 and shared on Behance. When I saw the poster design project,  it kind of reminded me of Saul Bass poster and style, very simple and bold. The color palette and combinations are also top notch. I could have all of these posters hanging on my walls, but my favorite has to be the David Bowie one. Below I selected some posters to get you inspired to, perhaps, try to create your own version in Illustrator.  For more information about Ola Jasionowska visit https://www.behance.net/olajasionowska - there are more beautiful projects, like the Autumn posters.  Poster Design

Electrifying Digital Art for Rock in Rio Music Festival

Electrifying Digital Art for Rock in Rio Music Festival

Raphael FS shared a quite awesome digital art project on his Behance profile. It's a project for the Rock in Rio festival, which is a super popular music event that started in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Raphael was in charge of doing post-production for one of the artworks provided by the agency Estúdio Ícone. He mentions that he started with that one but ended up recreating all of them to give a new look for the campaign. It's a quite awesome set of artwork, it brings me back the early 2000s when I was really into light effects and creating things like that in Photoshop. Of course this is way better than anything I could have made. I also recommend you to check out Raphael's full portfolio. He is a Brazilian designer and digital artist based in Rio de Janeiro with some beautiful work. For more information visit: http://www.raphaelfs.com/ Digital Art  

Illustration & Graphic Design: Butcher Billy's Stranger Tales: S2

Illustration & Graphic Design: Butcher Billy's Stranger Tales: S2

Stranger Things 2, have you watched it yet? This is again a SPOILER FREE feature! I truly loved the second season and I am currently re-watching the first season since it's just that good. For the occasion, I stumbled across this very cool illustration series by Butcher Billy. He did indeed re-create the style and tribute to the 80s with the textures, typography and of course the illustrations. I absolutely love that he also applied the very same stylish treatment to Atari cartridges. Please enjoy! Butcher Billy is a designer/illustrator based in Curitiba, Brazil. He definitely has a distinctive style of illustration that might remind you from the comics of your childhood. Atari video games, Stephen King pulp paperbacks, Eerie comic books, Dario Argento B-Horror movies, MTV punks... these are some of the stranger things of the 80's. More Links Learn more about Butcher Billy via Behance Check out Butcher Billy's store at redbubble.com/people/butcherbilly