A bedtime story to bring hope and optimism to children’s bedsides

Forever Beta is publishing a bedtime storybook specifically written to remind and reassure children that there is hope and happiness to look forward to beyond the pandemic. It comes on the back of a University of Oxford study showing that children have shown increases in negative physical and emotional mental health symptoms during lockdown

Redesign of Rudo and Tecnico Tequila Labels

Anton Burmistrov shared a beautiful branding and illustration work for the redesign of the Rudo and Tecnico tequila labels. Tequilas Rudo and Tecnico are inspired by Lucha Libre, an extremely popular Mexican style of professional wrestling, and its rich cultural tradition.

Graphical Illustrations by Nicholas Chuan

Nicholas Chuan is a designer and illustrator based in Penang Island, Malaysia. We are featuring his illustrations that he shared on Behance profile. They are a combination of graphics, textures, illustrations, and even photography as well. It's pretty cool, as you go through Nicholas's past work. You could see a progression in his work and as of lately, he has found a comfortable pace to explore and embrace towards to.

Arcade Madness Illustration by César Canseco

César Canseco shared a beautiful illustration project titled Arcade Madness. The project was created for Nintendo 64 fan-art for the Cartoon Madness gallery show at La Mole Convention 2020 in CDMX curated by GAMA Crea. I personally love the grain added to the illustrations, it added a more refined look, perhaps, a paper feeling to them.

'Người Mẹ sông Hồng' Illustration Series

We are featuring the work of Fevik ., an illustrator based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. His illustrations we are sharing are part of a book titled: 'Người mẹ sông Hồng' which means 'The Mother of the Red river'. After a few searches, it's a principal river also known as the Hồng Hà and Sông Cái in Vietnamese. The illustrations are beautiful and the attention to the details is so true to its authenticity.

Lettering Series XXXIII by Rafael Serra

Rafael Serra shared a collection of lettering work created for clients as well as personal projects. I really loved the overall style and the interpretation of some common and popular brands like McDonalds, Pepsi, Apple, Windows 95. They captured the nostalgic feeling with a modern and cleaner vector style. 

Essence of that Retro Chic Summer — Illustration

We have featured VELKRO in the past and we will definitely continue that tradition because we love their work. For this post I’d love to share a beautiful Illustration and motion design project created by them in 2019. The idea was simply to celebrate summer and translate that to a greeting card to send to friends and clients. The result is simple, smart, elegant and plain beautiful. A blue striped curtain represents for us the essence of that retro chic summer.

NFT Spotlight — Monochrome Art with Ruben Ireland

Ruben Ireland is a digital artist based in the UK. Ruben has been crafting his art. For a decade now and you must have seen or recognized his stylish black and white illustrations featuring characters mixed with different types of techniques. From our archives, we have featured his work on abdz back in 2013 with Mysterious Characters by Ruben Ireland. I am humbled to see Ruben still crafting his art and it's an honor to feature him in our NFT Spotlight Series.

Illustrations by Tracie Ching: A Marriage of Old and New

In light of the recent release of Zack Snyder's Justice League, (I couldn’t sit through the four hour cut but Fabio did) we’re thrilled to share some of our favorite works of an amazing female artist behind the imagery, specifically Cyborg aka Victor Stone. Seven artists were tasked with creating unique interpretations of their favorite Justice League heroes in their very own style.

Faith - A series of Chinese Calligraphy Illustrations

We are featuring the work of Edisonwong7, a visual artist based in Shenzhen, China. There is somehow an explanation on what his project is about but I apologize that Google Translate was not bringing his 'forté' on this translation. But I wanted to feature this work related to the news that we currently hear around the world, especially from the US. The title of Edisonwong7's series is called 'Faith' and it's a beautiful series that highlight 'Chinese calligraphy' through digital paint-like technique.

FOOL’S ERRANDS - VR Painting Using Quill

FOOL’S ERRANDS is an art project by animator Reuben Armstrong that brings together unusual techniques to imagine humourous objects that are only possible in a digital space. A series of absurd, pointless, useless undertakings… Painted in virtual reality using Quill, the process retains the craft of stop-motion with a handmade charm.

Pastel-esque Illustrations made with Procreate

I am just amazed how artists push themselves to create with the nowadays tools, thinking of how Procreate changes the illustration application for iPad. I would like to end the week with the work of Clara GabyRose who is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Rouen, France. Just taking a glance at her work, I just appreciate her finesse in her work. If you take the 'hair' component, for example, it's so detailed and very much pretty. These illustrations are beautiful and almost look-like a photograph.

Holographic 3D Explorations by Roman Haswell

I wanted to share these 'Holographic 3D Illustrations' by Roman Haswell who is a 3D ? graphic designer based in Novosibirsk, Russian Federation. Hi series is a take on 3D explorations made with a theme surrounding the 'holographic effect'. With the rise of #NFT, it's amazing how the community has been taking shape to somehow what we would say entering a new era. We have been supporting the digital space forever and will keep on supporting the community. Share some love!

Illustration Inspiration - Mike Karolos

Mike Karolos shared a beautiful selection of his most recent personal illustrations. As with all Mike’s personal works, “when i find the time in between client work, i like to experiment and take my style a little bit further. That could mean something as simple as using new color pallets or even trying a new approach overall on a new illustration.” The great thing about personal work is that you have the freedom to be creative in whatever way you choose - adds Mike.

Motion Design Inspiration - Random Loops

Tony Babel is a multidisciplinary designer, animator and illustrator specialized in rich animations for digital products. With a portfolio full of very inspiring motion design work. I am a huge fan of the Vintage Loops series but I wanted to share this series of random loops with you, just hilarious.

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.

Fresh Illustration Style for Adobe LAT

Jorsh Peña  had the opportunity to collaborate with ADOBE LAT in a series of illustrations where he was able to use new tools and techniques for his work. There were 6 different illustrations that showed the result of this learning from depth to gradients, what we see is a super stylish set of illustrations with a very clean look but with a lot of character.

Modern Take of a Classic Book Cover

Mario De Meyer shared an incredible illustration work as for a book cover. He was approached by Penguin Books to design the cover for the Deluxe Edition of the American classic “The Great Gatsby”. The goal was to take the original design to the 21st century and make something very different, unique and beautiful with a modern twist.

Okane "Echoes of Japan" Illustration

I wanted to share this stunning illustration made in Cinema 4D by XEBIUS ++ aka Manuel Camino, a visual artist based in Málaga, Spain. It's a combination of a 3D model, some photo textures, and brushes together into this beautiful piece. "Echoes of Japan", that's how Manuel calls it. As usual, I really dig how you get to acknowledge some BTS, seeing the process is always inspiring on so many levels. That's why I thought it was worth it to share on abdz. and remembering some of my memories of Japan.

Library of Premieres Countdown Videos

Youtube commissioned My Name is Wendy Studio to create a motion design of 15’ for library of Premieres countdown videos. The video stages the journey and the adventures of a ball in an endless play, in a joyful way across colors and shapes.

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