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Altruism Playing Cards by Hydro74

Altruism Playing Cards by Hydro74

Joshua M. Smith, AKA Hydro74 is one of our favorite designer, he has a beautiful portfolio of typography, illustration and graphic design work for all sorts of clients. His style is quite unique and you can spot his work pretty easily when you see it. That's the case of the Altruism Playing Cards that he created for the The Blue Crown. Recently I had a chance to work The Blue Crown to create a deck of cards for the Altruism Series. The concept was using a Owl I've already created and trying to figure out a core structure that would work. The project turned out amazing and in process of developing a full entire deck for them based on some new symbolism and ideology. For more information visit

Run Your Jewels: Round 2 Submissions

RunYourJewels is a very fun digital media remix competition where every two weeks, a different artist (provider) uploads a high resolution of an original piece. Everyone can download the source, then one week to remix and submit. Afterwards voting opens and the best wins! Curated by design collective Depthcore Founder Justin Maller, RunYourJewels surely is a design challenge and also amazing opportunity to learn from the masters! For the Round 2 of remixes, RunYourJewels is collaborating with Orlando based designer known Joshua M. Smith aka Hydro74. Here are some of the submissions and to learn more about Hydro74, check out his website at To know more about Run Your Jewels, check out their website at, follow them on Twitter @runyourjewels and follow the man behind RunYourJewels as well @justinmaller. Submitted by Andrew Abello Submitted by Brian Tafoya Submitted by Devine Lu Linvega Submitted by Fernando Lacerda Submitted by Francisco J. Millan Submitted by Igor Scekic Submitted by James Butler Submitted by James Zwadlo Submitted by Joey Camacho Submitted by Matthew Benkert Submitted by Nicolas Monin-Baroille Submitted by Richard Davies Submitted by Robin K Nilsen

Badass Illustrations by Joshua M. Smith aka Hydro74

Joshua M. Smith aka Hydro74 is a designer based in Orlando, Florida. He's a craftsman and master in type treatments, branding, apparel, illustration and more. His art is a true inspiration of somebody that is very skilled and very passionate about his work. The soul purpose of my career is to push the boundries in doing what I feel is relevant to the market as well as extract various elements and trends to be able to offer them up in my own personal work. But let’s be honest. I do what I love because I love it. Not because I have to do it, nor am forced to do it, but rather passionate about doing what I do. I firmly believe in having set style tones, yet a sense of diversity to make any various project unique to the demands that are set forth. You can check his work on , follow him on Twitter @hydro74 or check out his online storefront at . Hydro74 vs. Vahalla Studios from LemonLime Photography on Vimeo.