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Blade Runner 2049's beautiful Screen Graphics and UI Design

Starting off our week here on Abduzeedo with the work of Andrew Popplestone on his work on the outstanding Blade Runner 2049. More precisely on his work (and cie) as creative director on the Screen Graphics & UI design, make sure to give a watch to the videos. Andrew is a creative director, titles designer and concept artist based in London, UK. If you haven't watched the movie yet, this feature won't reveal any spoilers.

Incredible Illustration for Marvel Black Panther by Billelis ... 

Billelis ... shared another amazing post on his Behance profile. This time it's an digital art and illustration work he has done for the upcoming Marvel movie, Black Panther. As expected, it's an incredibly detailed artwork with intricate forms and shapes. It's hard to describe his work, it looks like a mandala, or sometimes the Iron Throne from the Game of Thrones. It doesn't matter the way you try to explain, it is something that you have to see it. Below I added a few images.

Netflix Recommendations: Under an Arctic Sky

It's been a little while since our last Netflix Recommendation, we have one for you now. It's 40 minutes short documentary I watched last Sunday during a casual cold day in Canada. The documentary is all about surfing as we are following the adventure of five adrenaline junkies on a journey to explore the unknown of Iceland and its conditions. They will have to go through many brutal & windy storms, freezing temperature and a lot more to reach success. This documentary has a collection of amazing drone footage and filmed in areas that I've personally never seen.

Art Tributes for the upcoming Blade Runner 2049 movie

Alright, gloves off. The sci-fi sequel movie who has been in the making for the last 30 years is coming to theaters (this week). Let's welcome Blade Runner 2049! Bringing us back in the futuristic universe of replicants, we also get the return of Rick Deckard played by Harrison Ford himself. I can't wait watch this movie, the first mastery definitely changed the genre. By the meantime, let's take a step back and enjoy these art tributes!

Netflix Recommendations: Given the Movie

Trying out a different formula for our regular schedule on Abduzeedo. How about we share Netflix recommendations? We would focus on subjects surrounding design, photography, cinematography and more. For today, we are taking a look at this sublime and beautifully shot documentary entitled: Given the Movie. It's an exploration through a child's eyes named Given of his family traveling around the world, going through many cultures across their journey and surfing. I just loved the photography direction by Devin Whetstone, it is earthy, warm and makes you feel part of the entire movie.

HACK'D Illustration Officially for Ghost In The Shell

Taking a break from writing a long article and share an illustration by our good friend Rik Oostenbroek for the movie Ghost in the Shell. His work was going to be used as official content for social media campaigns, activation and etc. What's cool about this illustration is that Rik got full "Carte Blanche" on the direction which allowed to really push the envelope. You should definitely check out that little timelapse as well.

Vintage Movie Titles Design

Most of us don't manage to keep track of all movies coming out these days, so we miss a lot of great movie titles. But how was it in the beginning of cinema? You'll see some amazing vintage movie titles today!

Graphic Design: Beauty and the Beast Social Campaign

What about we show you some the behind-the-scenes graphic design work for the movie Beauty and the Beast; a closer look at their countdown social campaign before the release. I can't help to love the choice of the font throughout this whole campaign and it's not used everywhere. You'll notice there is a different design depending on the representation of the movie scene. Props to the work from Sean Hobman who is a freelance art director/designer working with the folks from Watson DG who are pretty known in working with various Hollywood releases.

Captain America: Civil War Production Artwork

As Summer is well established with the  Summer Blockbusters. What was your favorite movie so far? I pretty enjoyed Captain America: Civil War, the best movie (in my opinion) from Marvel so far. We would like to share the work from Maciej Kuciara on his production artwork for the movie.

Wicked Star Wars Gifs

Star Wars inspires designers everywhere to come up with fantastic artworks. We've seen many great pieces like posters, statues, CG artworks and more, but I really love seeing gifs inspired by this universe. Here's a brief selection of some fantastic little gifs made by some really talented folks. For more of their work, simply click each image! In their portfolios you'll find much more great gifs. I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;)

15 Awesome Movie Posters from 2015

2015 has been a great year so far for cinephiles everywhere, but there are still some great movies to come that will be the icing of this delicious cake. One of the greatest assets of a movie is its promotional poster. A great movie might have a horrible poster, and the opposite may be true: a horrible movie might have a great poster. So I thought it would be interesting to take a closer look at some of the coolest movie posters from 2015. I know some of these are not official posters, but fan-made, but some are so good that I've made some exceptions.

Stunning Star Wars Artworks by Kurt Miller

This will be really outdated someday, but I'm really pumped for next December, when Star Wars Episode VII will hit the silver screen. I bet every geek out there is pretty excited about this, and whenever I get to see the Millennium Falcon flying, I tend to smile. Kurt Miller, an American artist, comes up with astonishing illustrations showing air and space battles between Tie Fighters and X-Wings. These are so good I wanna cry. These are so good I wanna fly a X-Wing. Ok, ok... I gotta lower my expectations, otherwise this film will flop. I can't afford that.

The Design Disruptors Documentary, A Huge Step For the Design Community

I'm a user of InVision app it's been a while. The tool and the service it's quite amazing and the company is always doing a great job with its blog, always bring excelent articles for the web community. Now they are making something even more awesome, a documentary called Design Disruptors, featuring companies like Twitter, Google, AirBnb and more! The 21st century has seen massive change in the world of business.

UI Design and Motion Graphics by Ash Thorp

Many of us, while watching movies, wonder who's responsible for those great UI Design and mesmerizing credits for some great movies. From Prometheus, to the Hobbit, there are many examples of the fantastic work of designer Ash Thorp. Here you can see some of his best work. He also comes up with sweet designs for games, which is super cool. For more of his work, as well as reels of his motion graphics, please visit his portfolio! I hope you enjoy these as much as I did! Cheers. ;)

Classic Movie Posters by Flore Maquin

Trying to design posters of your favorite movies is always one of the best ways to learn new techniques and tools as well as having a lot of fun. Flore Maquin, a graphic designer from Lyon, France has taken this to the next level with simply amazing posters from popular movies like Dracula, Pulp Fiction, Interstellar and the new Mad Max Fury Road.

Movie Quotes Typography by Ian Simmons

Everyone knows that here at Abduzeedo we're big suckers for typography. We can't really get enough of it, and when we get to find an amazing project mixing typography with movie quotes, then we're just gonna flip out. Ian Simmons is an artist with a taste for awesome movies and he's got some killer typography skills. Here you can see his 365 project, in which he comes up with typographic representations of famous movie quotes.

Extraordinary Avengers UI Design by Territory Studio

Territory, a studio located in London, has been the responsible for something in the latest Marvel Studios' movies that most of the public won't appreciate that much, but for us, as designers, it's a big part of these movies: UI Design. They've done all computer displays in Guardians of the Galaxy and now they've done it to the Avengers: Age of Ultron. Here you can see a whole bunch of their pieces. Unfortunately these are quite small and I just wished they were a lot bigger for us to appreciate it to its full glory.

Select Your Hero Project

I must say I really love seeing cool illustration projects featuring overall pop culture. Christopher Lee, a Californian designer and illustrator, is the man behind these super cool pieces showing various characters from movies, comics and games. Gotta love the style he brought to his series "Select your hero", in which more than heroes are depicted. He's done so many great character it almost looks like the selection screen from Super Smash Bros. Here you can see only a handful of his pieces...

Unbroken Visual Effects by Rodeo FX

I haven't seen the movie Unbroken yet but as a fan of the genre I look forward to checking it out, especially after seeing some of the behind the scenes of the special effects.

Interview with Rafael van Winkel

Hi, everyone! Today we are going to meet Rafael van Winkel, a Brazilian graphic designer that works as Art Director at Art Machine, a Trailer Park company, based in Los Angeles. For those who don't know, most of Hollywood productions' branding (trailers and artworks in general) are done by Trailer Park. Rafael is originally from the state of São Paulo, Brazil, and has been living in L.A. for some time now, doing advertising material and package design.

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