Jeison Barba is and art director based in Medellín, Colombia, he shared a colorful and detailed project via his Behance. Titled 'Typeface Compositions', it's a personal experiment made in Cinema 4D. I am just stunned by the level of details and how the depth is so creative on the actual typography. From a bold message like 'Stay home' to simply 2020; you just gotta appreciate how Jeison explore different color schemes through his pieces.
Let's kick off this week with a change...of wallpaper! I think we all have witnessed a historic moment this past weekend. It's always a good moment to change your wallpaper at the beginning of the week, to help you with that. I stumbled across a beautiful series of 3D digital wallpapers filled with vibrant colors and neons! Designed by Kirill Maksimchuk, a digital art in 3D, 4D, motion and renders based in Kaliningrad, Russian Federation.
We have featured RETOKA . several times here but they always share something new and with a touch of uniqueness with a sense of experimentation. This latest project called SKYLINES - Hong Kong mixes photos with some glitches and effects that create a digital type of look, cyberpunk. I’d love one of those to use as a wallpaper on my phone!
Cris Labno is a multidisciplinary designer & art director based in Tarnów, Poland. He has shared such a beautiful 3D series of illustrations that just couldn't go overlooked. The series is simply called: 'Nature' and they are sublime to look at. The techniques, the colors, and the overall atmosphere really sets the tones to these pieces. Cris also applies that every same visual style to other projects as well, whatever it is visual identity, interface design, and more.
Kota Yamaji is a digital artist based in Tokyo, Japan, he just shared his art contribution for the 2020 Adobe MAX Conference. Seeing his colorful and surreal style, I decided to share some of the few things he shared on his Behance. Among the projects, we have an album cover titled: '#ヤンスタ' on Apple Music and an Evian water bottle art project.
Kurt Chang is an artist based in Los Angeles, CA, USA, he has been sharing pretty illustrations via his Behance. With this never-ending pandemic, I have noticed an increase in 'digital art' projects being shared. We all have on our way to deal with this 'longer isolation', maybe it wasn't the full intention behind Kurt's series but I thought it will be great to share so we can inspire each other. Looking at Kurt's series as he calls it: 'Daily Art'.
Dan Zucco is an art & motion director based in London, United Kingdom. He had the honor to collaborate with the Greyscalegorilla on creating vibrant and playful 3D artworks for the launch campaign of their new Greyscalegorilla Plus experience. For those who are familiar with Nick Campbell's work, Dan used the GSG's modern surface materials pack and HDRI link to produce these striking visuals. They are right on the branding but it brings such a vibrant visual approach that can't go overlooked.
Sam Gilbey is a sublime and talented illustrator from London, United Kingdom. His work has been featured in books, magazines, comics, exhibitions but not yet on abdz. It's totally worth the scroll on this one, really excited to share the work of Sam. He has worked with many famous brands like Adidas, Activision, Apple, Audi, British Airways, CollegeHumor, Disney, Edgar Wright, Empire Magazine, Esquire, GQ, The Guardian, Lucasfilm, Manga UK, Marvel Studios, The Muppets, Paramount Pictures and the list goes on and on.
Musketon is an 'illustration machine' based in Gent, Belgium, he is basically a master of his craft. You can tell that he is a big fan of pop culture from the 80s and 90s. We are featuring his 'In the nineties' illustrative series from Behance. It's a collection where he humorously illustrated 'what if our today tech has been brought back to the 90s'. For example, what if Airbnb existed back or what if it would like if we had Uber back in those years.
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.