Whenever I stumbled across a dystopian-inspired art series, It gets hardly overlooked and always to pleasure to feature on abdz. Let's feature the work of Thomas Dubois, a visual development artist & architect from Montpellier, France. I guess his background in 'architecture' has been striving for his efforts to create experimental concepts. You can surely appreciate his 'art direction' inspired by sci-fi cult movies.
First of all, these are not 'gibberish' but that's how ori toor humorously calls his playful, creative and beautiful illustration & doodle series. At first, I was even questioning why he calls it 'Gibberish' but just by reading his bio, you quickly understand why. Basically, Ori is a master of his craft at doodling sketches without any planning just improvising. This is something I dearly appreciate, it's fun to just let go of things and let your mind go free to be creative.
Seryozha Parshakov is an artist based in Moscow, Russian Federation. I wanted to share about his 'Ancient Future' series which is an art series showcasing an abstract exploration of masks combining ancient and modern textures. I totally feel a dystopian feel to these, especially the texture and the 'true tone black color' as a baseline. But at the same time because of its ancient visual approach from past centuries, it's definitely something worth featuring on abdz.
A good pal Amrit Pal Singh have shared with us his new project titled: '3D Rooms Project' which is basically a series of how iconic rooms would be represented during the pandemic. It's always rewarding and inspiring seeing what artists, designers, and entrepreneurs are putting together during these times. These playful and colorful 3D illustrations are inspired by arts, literature, and cinema.
Dave Ordnajela is an Art Director & Illustrator based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He shared an aesthetic series filled with imaginative scenes, concluded with a beautiful typography treatment titled: 'Moments & Places'. I am not sure if it's because of the pandemic but it's a personal experiment for Dave to create after a need of taking pictures. So Dave would imagine these 'Moments & Places' where there would be a soundtrack to complete the piece.
Ryogo Toyoda is a 3D illustrator based in Tokyo, Japan, he shared a colorful series of 3D illustrations he worked for the 'Tokyo Design Academy School'. These illustrations that would be used for the school guide purposes and Ryogo wanted to showcase 'how designers contribute to the society after graduation'. As you take a closer look at these playful illustrations, you can see the contribution of designers on public transportation, entertainment, retail businesses, restaurants, and more. It's really great!
Our good pal Denise Rashidi released her new book entitled: Daydreaming in Japan. It's not any kind of book, it's a coloring book! This book utilizes her stylish, 'pastel-ish' and detailed illustrations of the hidden backstreets of Japan. You know my love for the country of Japan, Denise does a remarkable job to illustrate its authenticity and by also adding her own signature.
It's Friday, happy Friday all. As a tradition to the good old days, I wanted to pay homage to fonts. More particularly to our series Friday Fresh Free Fonts, we used to publish every Friday, what we called the FFFF which were pretty popular back in the days. Let's keep the momentum for today and share about this yet interesting and cool collection of lettering works created for clients and personal projects by Rafael Serra.
I love side-projects, I particularly comprehend the personal explorations that one can do to pursue to learn new things, explore new mediums or just to perfect your craft. It's not always easy with keeping a schedule, living a pandemic, going through phases of life and etc... We will always have a place for 'personal explorations' on abdz. Let's feature atom63, a designer based in New York, NY, USA. He shared on Behance, a series of abstract 3d explorations titled: Gokusaishiki. Made entirely in Cinema 4D and Octane Render.
Ada Zielińska is an artist based in Warszawa, Poland. She has shared a series of commissioned & personal illustrations from the past year until now. These illustrations caught my attention of its retro aesthetics that would trigger memories from the 'Omni Magazine' days. Where science and fiction came together to combine and share knowledge for its readers. This is pure futurism and I really dig them. What do you think?
Mateusz Urbanowicz is back with more of his Tokyo Storefonts, a series of illustrations that would imagine a creative and unique shops on the streets of Tokyo. We have featured his first series on abdz. a few years back, it's really great to see a comeback that would carry the same appealing, charming and detailed results. Each storefront shares its own story, from an optician's salon, typewriter, photo studio, and more.
Amrit Pal Singh has been creating a really creative and unique initiative. Titled: 'Toy Faces Library', it's a series of 3D avatars that you can use for your mockups, UIs and/or personal use. The part where it gets very unique is that Amrit puts in a great effort to provide the most diverse library possible with over 70+ unique 3D avatars and that library keeps growing and growing.
Markos Kay is an visual artist based on London, United Kingdom, he shared a project that we wanted to feature on abdz. via his Behance profile. It's a series of intriguing illustrations for the Hemaware magazine to raise awareness of bleeding disorders, new treatments, and research. I would definitely push you guys to read the entire case study, there are some great explanations and videos. I personally love the style that Markos explores in this series and particularly like the color palette.
Here at abdz., we love 3D and Cinema 4D. I don't generally have the dedicated time to get into 3D so we feature the incredible designers/artists to feast your eyes. That being said and following this route, let's take a look at these 3D explorations by David Milan . David is the 'creative type' to push its boundaries and explore with lights, textures, shapes, colours through its work. What we are featuring is his series titled: EXPERIMENTYPE VOL. 2 and enjoy!
Let's kick it off with colors and 3D. We are sharing the work of Wes L Cockx who is a 3D designer based in Brooklyn, NY, USA. As 3D is becoming more and more part of the process of product design, it's really nice to see it applied elsewhere than marketing and communications. It served its purpose to communicate the key message whatever that you are selling a product or showing a new product feature for example. It's really nice to see this divergent move in our industry.
We have featured the work of Lena Vargas before on abdz., if you haven't seen this feature yet, check it out here. Ever since it's always amazing and inspiring to follow her progress. For those who doesn't know Lena, she is a talented illustrator based in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. I just adore how her work is full of life, creative, colorful and diverse in terms of style. Inside this feauture, you will see her collaboration work and for 'Increment Magazine', Los Angeles Times, Popular Science Magazine, and more.
Shantell Martin is an artist based in New York, NY, USA; she recently shared a project where she collaborate with the Oculus. Even though this project has been produced last year, I think with the moments we are currently living. This is the appropriate time to do so.
I am a fan of Danny Ivan's work, following his experiments on Instagram. It's always inspiring and giving me enough boost to learn more Cinema 4D. Danny is a visual 3D artist based in Porto, Portugal and he recently released what he titled: 'Q2 2020 Personal Series'. A dedicated series of experiments with new gradients and forms; simple as that. As a follower of his work, you can notice right away that Danny really is playing with colors and shapes.
How is your situation in 'confinement'? Is the place you live in still in lockdown? I think will never go back to what we used to think as 'ordinary' or even 'normal'. We will have to get used to newer ways of living and having the right precautions if needed. Along those lines, I can't help to see a vision of a nearby future through this series by Robert Sundelin titled: 'Another Dystopia'. Taking place in Japan, the mixture of 'contemporary Japan' and this 'post-apocalyptic' world is what makes it even more compelling to reality.
Being a product designer, I sometimes miss the 'good old days' of graphic design where there were almost 'no boundaries'. Except for when you needed to send something to the print shop, those were the days. It was pure freedom, this is how I envision the folks using Cinema 4D. Pure creative freedom! Speaking of that, we are featuring this series by titled: 'Internal Reflection'. A series of personal and colorful experiments using that very same software. First of all, I think the color tones definitely caught my eye from cold feelings all the way to something warm.