I think we have mentioned it multiple times on the blog. I think we are currently living during a time that will make us appreciate little moments and make us see things differently for the rest of our lives. Things that we used to take for granted are no longer a thing and our habits have changed. During this 'confinement', it is said that 'street art' can make us heal and be more joyful somehow. I stumbled across this mention today and went on Behance for inspiration.
Day 14 of Confinement. Was it the future we all wished a couple of decades ago? One thing for sure, the entire planet is currently experiencing an 'invisible thread' that has touched many for the past weeks. Our advice to you? Listen to your leaders and make sure to take proper hygiene measures to stay safe. Whenever I am watching the news and see the emptiness of some of the cities in the world. You cannot help to think about scenarios of fictional movies about the off-world. It's really weird facing this type of realism.
What can I say, the recent news is really taking its exaction on the entire world. It has been touching us somehow and it's really important to keep the spirit up during these very hard times. Try to keep yourself informed during 'allowed timeslots', don't you just spend the entire day watching the news. It's unhealthy for your mind. Let's take Ilya Volgin for example. He has been creating a series titled: 'MINSK3049' in homage of his marvelous city of Minks during this quarantine period.
Having spent my Christmas Holiday in Germany, I started paying attention to how the cities I visited were paying closer attention to graffiti and street art. It definitely gave an outlook that differentiates from the others. That was cool! Now back from holiday, I decided to feature artists and it wasn't hard before I have found one. Here we are featuring the work from Base 23, an interior and street artist based in Berlin, Germany. I took the liberty to feature several of his latest projects and they are so vibrant in colors and creativity.
As many of us have been celebrating the arrival of a new decade, the last moments 2019 have suffered some sad news with the departure of Syd Mead at the age of 86. Syd's work is legendary and will forever be part of his legacy for this and the next generation. For those who aren't familiar with Syd's work, he is commonly known as a concept artist, industrial designer, and futurist. His work has changed the outcome of cinema and its sci-fi genre through achievements for movies like Blade Runner, Tron, and Alien.
Corey Brickley is an illustrator that has been recently caught my attention for a feature on ABDZ. His work is quite intriguing and it's the kind of art that makes you second guess about what was the initial concept or the idea behind its creation. It definitely brings a notion of imagination that we were so used to when we were kids. Ever since we are kicking off the new year, this might be the right way to march into this new decade with an optimistic flair.
Continuing the tribute for the cult movie Blade Runner and being now living in November 2019. I decided to feature another artist but this is a conceptual artist from Singapore. We are taking another route for this article, let's get out of the city with his 'Procedural Landscape' series that he shared on Behance. In this series, you will be taken in the desert, close to the ocean and everywhere.
Raku Inoue is an artist with many many talents, the last time we have featured him on ABDZ. His Instagram has been blowing up ever since with many articles about his art from other awesome popular sites. We are really happy for him and even still, Raku still comes up with impressive pieces of art like from the Safari Triforce series.
We are delighted to share a stunning redesign and transformation of the Thomas Eindhoven, a restaurant located in Eindhoven, Netherlands. The crew behind this urban art is the amazing folks from Studio Giftig. They tireless worked at making a massive painting has been applied over the entire room with spray cans.
Prepare to be amazed by masterpiece drawings by Gurekbal Bhachu who is a self-taught artist based in London, UK. His muse? He takes as inspiration celebrities and characters like Eminem, Drake, Morgan Freeman and even Thanos from the Avengers: Infinity War movie. His level of details is what is the most awe-inspiring ones we have ever seen on ABDZ. Take Thanos for example, you can clearly see the levels of details from the color, texture, and highlights. A huge prop to Gurekbal for his incredible work.
Futura . shared an interesting project via their Behance about a collaborative initiative with four artists taking on this 'exploring' journey to the Riviera Maya and portrait its beauty through art. The results are just incredible, there are not enough words to describe how beautiful these pieces are. Especially the colors and how vibrant they are. Give it a look!
If you are in San Francisco and you get a chance to visit SFMOMA, I would highly recommend that you at least check out the incredible mural created by JR titled The Chronicles of San Francisco, it opened on May 23rd, 2019 and is on view until April 27th, 2020.
Fady Youssef is an Egyptian art director based in Dubai. He created this amazing series of character design made out of waste, literally. With old electronic parts he put together some quite inspiring compositions with character full of personality. It definitely reminds me of Wall-e by Pixar. With scores of new smartphones and computers release every quarter, tons of electronic devices are thrown away – and they often wind up filling our landfills and polluting the environment.
Alexander Isakov is an artist based in Berlin, Germany; he shared on Behance a beautiful parking space revamped by the hands of his craft. He worked on many projects including a lot of murals and it's nice seeing Alexander for a change on a parking space. I really do appreciate the fact he also shares his process through a timelapse, it's kind of great seeing the layers of work behind the art piece. The boldness of those black lines are making his style quite unique and especially at a larger scale.
Truly Design Studio is a communication studio based Turin, Italy, they specialized in different types of work. They have focused on urban art, illustration and graphic design for commercial and artistic projects. They also worked for several brands such as Fiat Group, Martini, Samsung, Nike, EMI and more. We are featuring their collaborative project with Clementino, Spotify, Universal Music Italia, and Polydor, turning an old basketball court into an illusion piece that says: O Passato / 'O Futuro. Check out the video right below.
Our good pal Raku Inoue has been slaying incredible pieces via his Instagram and now has been collaborating with many many incredible brands. We are hugely happy for his success and incredible ride so far. We just wanted to share his latest work to keep the momentum going and again back with his insane skills with floral arrangements.
It's been a little while I haven't personally glance at Matt W. Moore and it just as killer. A graphic artist based in Portland, ME, USA, we wanted to share his 2017 project he worked for Rémy Martin in Miami at The W South Beach during Art Basel on a basketball court. That drone shot alone is totally worth this entire project in terms of awesomeness, make sure to check out that video too.
I wanted to change the pace a little and share the incredible work by Deane McGahan, a sculptor based in Seattle, WA, USA. Her incentive foundation is coming right from that region where natural beauty lies everywhere. The simple color strikes me clear beauty and almost feel like the piece of Fortress of Solitude. It's impressive and wonders what would be the process behind. Hope you will enjoy them as well.
Following NASA's series Space Posters , they recently released a new series entitled: Visions of the Future. From what I was aware of, I've never seen NASA giving so many beautiful opportunities to makers and creators. For this case they thought about sharing a graphical tribute to the Grand Tour, the Mars Exploration Program and more.
Our good friend Raku Inoue just released his latest stunning project, a collaboration with his series Natura Insects with Adobe Creative Cloud. Basically, as you can see by the cover, it is a reinterpretation of the Adobe CC logo made of real flowers displayed over a styrofoam board base. The level of creativity is always taken to a higher scale with Raku and it's not the first we have seen of his craft on ABDZ.