I just came back from my week visiting Hiroshima including the island of Naoshima (Art Island). Departing from Okayama, it has been an incredible journey and one of the things you encounter when you are traveling in another country is the art & design (as a designer for the least). From the architecture, interior, tv advertisements...just everything.
I recently came back from a trip to Japan, it was my first time there and I was blown away by the culture, especially the visuals. I was familiar with the aesthetics from video-games and mangas, however seeing some of the contrasts of peaceful and minimal to chaotic and colorful is incredible in person.
Max Rompo shared a set of incredible posters he created for Fito Paez tour in Brazil. The poster design style is quite modernist taking advantages of the primitive shapes that form the Brazilian flag. In addition, the colors and typography are equally well designed.
The amazing people over at skinn branding agency created a super stylish brand identity for a new urban hotel concept called Upstairs Hotel.
My old friend Roger Oddone has been quiet for a long time and now I understand why, he’s been working on some killer branding projects and the latest one is for RedCircle, a platform designed to empower the podcaster community to grow, earn money and be heard through free podcast hosting and a cross-promotional marketplace.
After the unexpected success of the previous posts we are happy to bring another installment of the series That 90s Look in graphic design, this time featuring the beautiful work that Nicolas Lopardo shared on Behance titled E.42.
Here I am talking book recommendations after a long hiatus, not that I haven’t read any but simply none I felt worth sharing my thoughts here on Abduzeedo.
I am starting to be quite fascinated Cinema 4D, maybe because I am getting too cluttered with interface & product design tools. But there is imaginative freedom to create something in another dimension. 3D artist named Anna Caban proves it right that you can clearly justify your creative needs through personal explorations.
It's always inspiring to see our friends, from the industry, creating and making cool stuff to inspire others. It's a reward that we will never take for granted and we will will always be supporting.
Let's take a look at the work from Ladislas Chachignot who is an illustrator, digital painter, and creator of the Citizens of the Jungle Illustration Series. What is it? Well, it's a series of portraits illustrating our lost connection towards nowadays strong resistance of technology and our initial primitive "wilderness".
It's not my first time seeing this but the use of 'illustration' in product design is very important nowadays. Most of us designers are eager to craft the simplest and most intuitive user experience. Meanwhile, we do sometimes neglect the use of illustrations to communicate the features with much more tenacity.
I haven't worked with Photoshop in quite a long time, however, I feel that it's, perhaps time to get back to it. The reason I say this is because when I saw the digital art that JT DiMartile created for the Emission Series I got the urge to open Photoshop and try to recreate those shapes and light effects.
There are so many different illustration styles and despite that, it's interesting to see how much trends affect the usage of different styles. I was not aware of the work of Enisaurus until I ran to her/hir Behance profile.
Soulcraft typeface is a free OpenType variable font designed with the idea of emulating vernacular lettering.
We would like to share the work from Daphnie Loong and Daniel Tan who are creative directors from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. They recently shared the design of their studio that specialized in UI/UX, web design, interaction, copywriting and more.
Zombie Studio with Isaac Buzzola Chene and Claudio Jr shared an amazing motion design and 3D project on their Behance page for the Dia de los Muertos.
Random Looping Type Collection – No. 1 is a random collection of type treatments made with Animography animated typefaces. It's basically just a big pile of loops we made over the years to test and promote their type. If you like, please let them know by visiting their website.