graphic design

Beautiful Editorial Design for Yearly Planner

Ognjen Gligorijevic and  Jovana Ciric created 365D, a yearly planner, that uses a careful systematic approach that helps creatives store their projects, goals, achievements, and daily plans.  The A5 Format set entirely in Helvetica was printed on 120g paper by Color Planet. To order a copy, email then at: ognjen@ogvdesign.co

366 Posters in 2020 by Samet Kesen

Samet Kesen shared a beautiful collection of posters created every day in 2020. We all know that because of the pandemic, 2020 was a quite difficult year for many. Some found ways to cope by creating content, I don’t know if it’s the case with Samet, however his posters are pure graphic design nostalgia for me. Awesome stuff.

4th Monograph of Büro Destruct Now Live on Kickstarter!

The new book Büro Destruct 4 not only presents the best of realized projects of the past 12 years, but also intermediate steps, discards, experiments & inspiration of the Bern-based and internationally renowned design studio Büro Destruct. The Swiss, who see themselves and their studio as a kind of band, again present a skilfully composed album with this new book.

ROOK/NYC Co-Creates Soda Branding That POPS

We've covered the trending topic of gut health before and are excited to see more beautifully designed, functional brands coming onto the scene to disrupt the space of digestive health. Enter Culture POP Soda, a new subtly spiced probiotic soda created with real, functional ingredients and only a touch of sweetness. Its mix of live probiotics, organic juices and organic ground spices delivers a complex, tasty twist on familiar flavors. Culture POP is a soda you can feel good about.

Noti - Editorial Design

Bękarty - shared an inspiring editorial design project titled Noti. Honestly I don’t fully understand the scope of this project, however the typography and the overall editorial design is really good. Hopefully someone can give me more details, not that it will change my mind about how inspiring this project is.  

Ousa Branding and Online Store Design

Erva design, Hugo Barbosa, and Ricardo Barros shared concept design project focusing on branding and graphic design. OUSA represents the connection between years of experience in the manufacture of comfort pieces and the timeless trend of contemporary design. The name “Ousa” came along with the concept, showcasing frontality and simplicity as main characteristics.

Seul à la Maison Moderne Editorial Design

Sandro Weber and Julien Dessenne shared a stylish and minimalist editorial design project titled Seul à la Maison Moderne. I personally love everything about this project, from the layouts, the typography, image treatments. If abdz. would ship in a printed version, this project would be at the top of the list in terms of reference.

PS—S Interaction and Product Design

Thømas Adnet shared a simple, yet super elegant interaction design and product design project for Paul Stretch Studio, a program for stretching the audio.It is suitable only for extreme sound stretching of the audio (like 50x) and for applying special effects by "spectral smoothing" the sounds. It can transform any sound/music to a texture.

VAI-M'À BANDA 2019 Visual Identity

Free and itinerant, VAI-M'À BANDA 2019  is a festival that exchanges the conventional stage for the most emblematic taverns of the city, in celebration of music and these places of such strong tradition in Guimaraes.

Paperwork - Artistic Booklets of Tear-Out Papers

VELKRO shared a personal project highlighting their graphic design, editorial design and typography skills titled “Paper Work”. As they describe it: Red square on a blue triangle. Yellow circle over a grey rectangle. Paperwork is an alphabet book consisting of 36 hand-made creative and artistic booklets of tear-out papers. It’s a tribute to the work of Bruno Munari and inspired by his Libri Illeggibili series, which plays with cut coloured sheets.

Poster Design Inspiration by X-UP Studio

Francesco Costantini and X-UP Studio shared a stylish graphic design project. It’s a collection of poster designs for their own studio. They all feature beautiful typography with a hint of that classic End of Print look from the master David Carson. I’ve always been a fan of this style and of course I had to feature it here.

Theory11 x James Bond Golden Card Deck

With the delayed James Bond No Time to Die movie that is coming soon enough to our streaming collection. We have been seeing cool imagery and obviously trailers. But nothing like what Russ Gray has shared, a talented illustrator based in Salt Lake City, UT, USA. A fun collaboration with Luke Bott from Mattson Creative who also collaborated on designing 5 of the face cards.

Serif Saturday - Taiyo™ Serif

Brígida Lourenço Guerreiro and KOBU Agency shared a beautiful serif font. Taiyo™ Serif is a digital typographic font with seven weights - light, regular, medium, semibold, bold, extra bold and black - and two styles - normal and italic. In addition to being inspired by the editorials of the 70s and 80s, this font is a bold ode to the solar flares of our Sun classified as G2V star.

Cut Out Paper Compositions by Adrian & Gidi

​​​​​​We have featured the work of Adrian & Gidi here on the blog, but every time Adrian Woods & Gidi van Maarseveen, a young photography duo based in Amsterdam have a new project we know that we must post it here, like Cut Out, their most recent project.  We loved exploring new techniques to bring this project to life. We hand cut and painted paper to create these compositions.  We love the added tactile look the brush strokes combined with the paper textures gives theses visuals.

Typographic Studies from Quarantine

Simi Mahtani shared a collection of beautiful graphic design work. The self-driven typographic studies were inspired by emotions during life in quarantine from 2020-2021. Simi rendered these studies with the help of Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe After Effects. I personally love the extra effect added to the text, giving them a more metallic look.

Red Envelopes - The Fortune Guardians Illustrations

On February 12, 2021, based on the Chinese lunisolar calendar. A vast quantity of people will be celebrating the 'Lunar New Year'. It's basically the new beginning of the calendar and it's worth celebrating its new cycle. This year gets a bit particular since we are still in the middle of a pandemic, obviously it changes the outcome somehow. But it doesn't mean you can't keep the traditions, they are important to educate and transcend the legacy to the younger ones.

Digital Pixel Noise Glitch Error Backgrounds

Pixel 002 is a collection of 28 Digital Pixel Noise Glitch Error Backgrounds designed by Tharanas Chuaychoo. If you grew up watching movies on VCR, spent hours fine tuning the tracking knob or missed great movie moments because of a tape glitch, this is the set of images for you.

366CansChallenge, an everyday project

This feature is for all the beer fans out there and graphic design. Studio Blackthorns is a branding & packaging design agency and they have shared with us their '366CansChallenge'. An everyday project where the challenge was to design a can per day, that happened during the infamous year of 2020. You know how abdz loves personal projects because we are one ourselves! Quite an achievement worth sharing on abdz, make sure to check out the entire collection on 366canschallenge.com.

Branding & Art Direction for Fabricate Studios

Studio NinetyOne is a creative studio based in London, United Kingdom. They have shared the branding and overall art direction they have worked on for 'Fabricate Studios', which is (as I quote) "a lighting company with a singular purpose: to inspire and empower designers of light." The branding is minimal in terms of the visual direction but what takes it to another level. Art Direction. I just love how Studio NinetyOne was able to level up their client's branding by setting such a mood with these fancy neons and lighting. Quite astonishing!

Charming & Vibrant Packaging Design for Amare The Label

Alejandro Gavancho has shared this absolutely stunning packaging design for 'Amare The Label' which is swimwear brand. Designed by Alejandro who is a graphic designer (Diseñador Gráfico) based in Leeds, United Kingdom. I just like the work he has done, it's remarkable. Let's start with the colors, pure gradient galore happening here. Just to add a balance, I enjoy the color palette of the branding itself, it's clean, minimal, and add much more vulnerability to the beauty of the entire packaging set.

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