I don't know if you are familiar to the Instagram hashtag: #StraightFacades, it's a cool hashtag where users would take pictures of facades of buildings. Mostly all about architecture or even cityscape.
As we are currently playing with inspiration and concepts of the new ABDZ site and part of the process is to revisit what we love and hate from the current design. Also what can be improved in terms of reader experience as well, the blog has been alive for more than a decade now. We are going on the blog every single day but we have to remind ourselves not to build any bad habits.
Gordon Reid was commissioned by two ex-advertising folks who had this great idea to create a reactive bakery to whatever social media frenzy was happening in the world. It was an opportunity for Gordon not to miss as he knew he had two people there who really wanted to create an exciting brand and fun design.
Do you guys remember the game SimCity? It was an open-ended city-building game series from back from the 1990s-2000s. It was quite popular back in the days! In relation of this game series, I really love this architectural photography series by Björn Witt of Dubai, UAE.
Monday is always the perfect day to spend some time to collect some visual design inspiration and set some goals for the week. With that in mind, there's nothing better than getting tons of references. In the past, I used to go through books and magazines, but with the web now things are way easier.
crafts · embroidery · design
Let's take a look at this unique project by Hiné Mizushima who is (in his own words) Slow Crafter, Needle-felter and Illustrator based in Vancouver, BC in Canada. We are looking at his Kogin embroidered insect brooches he worked on for a group exhibition happening right now in Osaka, Japan. What is Kogin?
A few weeks ago Adobe announced the ADOBE HIDDEN TREASURES BAUHAUS DESSAU to promote the release of some of the Bauhaus fonts redesigned for the modern technologies and screens. With that announcement, there was an open challenge to all designers and enthusiasts to create a piece of graphic design using the fonts.
BEELD Motion invited Danilo Gusmão Silveira to help them create a new visual Identity for SPORTV, one of the most prominent Sports Channels in South America. They experimented with several different graphic styles and forms to find a new image for the channel.
I am a fan of photography and would go even further and consider myself an enthusiast. One of my favorite subjects is architecture, but with the goal of finding abstract forms through the rigid structures of buildings and constructions.
Shoeciety is an app design concept project created and shared by Juan C. Fresno. As you might already know, I am a fan of personal projects. The fact that you take some time from your busy schedule is always something to be celebrated.
Hypebeast 20 — The X Issue is an editorial design project created by Hybrid Design studio. The designers behind this beautiful project were Carl-Hampus Vallin, Patchara Charoensiri, Frédérique Gravier, Olivia Ward, Dave Weber.
I have started working on the new version of ABDZ, at least I have that goal and I am already creating mood boards for visual references. Web design is at a very mature state, at least from the static mockup design point of view. The line between print and digital in terms of editorial design is getting completely blurred. I selected some mockups I found o Dribbble to illustrate my point.
architecture · lego · denmark
Hope everyone has enjoyed a beautiful Weekend, I guess as part of our routine we would surf on Netflix just to cool off the week by watching a movie or by simply just surfing until you have no more ideas what to watch anymore. Hah!
What do you think we should post more articles about AR/VR on ABDZ? We don't do it too often, maybe we should. A good example is what we are featuring with some AR/VR design for the Musée de la Civilisation located in Montreal, QC (Canada).
Socio Design shared a beautiful brand identity project on their Behance profile. The client was KNNOX lighters, and the goal was to celebrate the simple and modern aesthetic as well as the precision handcraft of KNNOX lighters which feature contributions from fifteen different hand-selected English manufacturers.
So...Instagram launched its latest feature called: IGTV. What is it? It's a new update where you will be able to watch long-form and also vertical videos from your favourite creators. What's interesting is that Instagram is pushing creators to actually use it, it's almost the same feel we all had when we were first introduced to Vine.
It's that time of the week for our collection of UI/UX interactions to boost your UI inspiration. We are focusing on cool animations, layout designs, UX thinking and more. We are mixing it all from static, dynamic and even live prototypes, this might be a great weekly series to bookmark! This week, we decided to go all over the place with web designs, app designs and some interactions.
The 36 Days of Type is probably my favorite design challenge and there are a few reasons for that. The most important for me is that it requires the participants to come up with not one, but up to 36 variations of their idea and probably the most difficult part, it has to do with typography. It's definitely not an easy task but the designs people share are just amazing.
Our good friend Gordon Reid and in collaboration with designer Callum Stephenson have set up a fun World Cup project. For this project they have commissioned 20 artists and designers from Yarza Twins, Velvet Spectrum, Brand Nu, Hey Studio, Craig Oldhamm, and to name a few. Why?