Cristian Eres is a fantasy and sci-fi illustrator from Valencia, Spain. His illustration style is influenced by numerous European sci-fi artists, although his main reference is the master of masters, Moebius. And one shouldn’t forget to mention the Japanese Katsuhiro Otomo, Miyazaki and Roger Dean. Cristian works on digital support but he does it by using the traditional ink drawing technique.
International artists, designers and studios are using playing cards as a canvas to illustrate their vision of what the world will look like 100 years from now. Leading illustrators, graphic designers and visual artists from all around the world have teamed up to create what could be the world’s most unique deck of playing cards.
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.
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'.
Titled: 'Japonismes', we are featuring a series of hand-drawn illustrations with Japanese motifs by Lucas Reis. He is the head of Art at Mother based in London, United Kingdom, we have featured his work 'The Bible of Barbecue' before on abdz. It's great to feature this project who reflects Luca's style and the same high-quality standard. These posters are beautiful and really enjoy the minimal approach of the color palette which were black, red, and of course white. These posters are also screen printed and available for purchase.
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.
Pol Solà was invited to create some imaginary elements to be used across the Adobe Cloud Experience. The illustration project was titled Art Elements System consists of a set of images that were intentionally created to be combined in various layouts and compositions to represent activities like group exercise, balance in motion, sleep well and others.
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.
Adhemas Batista directed a series of animations for Asics Worldwide partnering with Zombie Studio and commissioned by 180LA, advertising agency based in Los Angeles. The series of animations is a fun representation of the feeling of running with the Flytefoam technology by Asics. Live action direction by David Black.
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.
João Marques shared this retro inspired illustration and motion design project for the Lightspeed EP. In September of 2019, DJ/producer KURA released a new EP on Spinnin' Records entitled 'Lightspeed'. A really energetic and fierce EP, especially the title track ‘Lightspeed’, a big room production with a hard drop and cool sample snippets.
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!
Team duo Anna Kajda and Arek Kajda have shared on Behance, their 3D brand illustrations project they worked for Pitch, a collaborative tool to create beautiful & effective presentations. I am not surprised seeing illustrations making a comeback, especially for a case of product design or even 'brand' for this case. They are unique, quite recognizable in terms of what medium and to me 'brand design' is the next evolution. I mean that's how I see it.
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.
Aga Lut is a freelance graphic designer. To ease her mind and to relax after her commercial work, she started to illustrate. “I used to illustrate people a lot, but I’ve grown bored of it.” - she says. One of the main reasons was that she felt she was lacking her own unique style; many illustrators do something similar, and maybe it’s a good opportunity to experiment. So she said goodbye to digital painting and started her adventure with vectors. Quite a rewarding one, she adds.
Germán Reina Carmona shared a super stylish set of illustrations titled Ipad Comics. There is not much information about it but I really like them. From the colors to the themes. It mixes cartoon style illustrations but with a more textured look (for lack of better word).
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.