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Scientific Illustrations for the Hemaware Magazine

Markos Kay is an visual artist based on London, United Kingdom, he shared a project that we wanted to feature on abdz. via his Behance profile. It's a series of intriguing illustrations for the Hemaware magazine to raise awareness of bleeding disorders, new treatments, and research. I would definitely push you guys to read the entire case study, there are some great explanations and videos. I personally love the style that Markos explores in this series and particularly like the color palette.

Floral Design & Illustrations Inspired by Morris

A homage to the work of William Morris’ floral designs and illustrations of the 19th Century. Here, the real-time growth of flowers is used to form a modern illuminated letter, highlighting the slower quality of manual creation. Morris used illuminated letters in his own publications as a rebellion against the uniformity of the new industrial world. Morris used illuminated letters in his own publications as a rebellion against the uniformity of the new industrial world.

Self-Portrait Series – Lockdown Diaries

Shruti Singh, amongst many designers and illustrators, created project is themed around Covid19. Her series of self-portraits reflects an expression of feelings and thoughts that crossed her mind during this critical time. It is a very challenging time, mentally and physically. These portraits are an expression of the changing times and the emotional toll it is taking on our minds. Like Shruti, I have been going through ups and downs. Anxiety is always a by-product and it’s important for us to find ways to express the feeling.

Designer Spotlight: Kasia Bojanowska

Times are definitely changing, we all live in a pandemic and hopefully soon a post-pandemic reality. Economically things will be difficult initially but eventually things will get better. I know this sounds super grim, but in order to help everyone to promote their work, we will start featuring designers from all over the world in a series we call Designer Spotlight. For this one brings to you the amazing work of Kasia Bojanowska.

Fresh Commissioned Illustrations by Lena Vargas

We have featured the work of Lena Vargas before on abdz., if you haven't seen this feature yet, check it out here. Ever since it's always amazing and inspiring to follow her progress. For those who doesn't know Lena, she is a talented illustrator based in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. I just adore how her work is full of life, creative, colorful and diverse in terms of style. Inside this feauture, you will see her collaboration work and for 'Increment Magazine', Los Angeles Times, Popular Science Magazine, and more.

Shantell Martin x The Oculus - Are you YOU

Shantell Martin is an artist based in New York, NY, USA; she recently shared a project where she collaborate with the Oculus. Even though this project has been produced last year, I think with the moments we are currently living. This is the appropriate time to do so.

Illustrations for Demetre's Winter Sweet Menu

It’s a bit of an old project by Sean Lewis but I thought it was perfectly suited for ABDZ. During these pandemic times, we had to find ways to be more creative with our daily lives. I think we all did somehow. For my case, now I am currently living in Switzerland, I still remember the simple walks that I would take with the family especially early in the morning.

Captivating Pixel Art Scenes

When I was surfing on Twitter today, I stumbled across this 'tweet' shared by our good friend James White who was reminiscing the early days of 'design internet' and how everything used to be about the pixels and the little details. We became so standardized in our principles that we tend to forget what the 'internet' used to be. Inspired by this moment of nostalgia, I decided to feature the work of Pixel Jeff, a pixel art who has been making magic for more than 10 years.

Designer Spotlight Maryanne Nguyen

Times are definitely changing, we all live in a pandemic and hopefully soon a post-pandemic reality. Economically things will be difficult initially but eventually things will get better. I know this sounds super grim, but in order to help everyone to promote their work, we will start featuring designers from all over the world in a series we call Designer Spotlight. For this one brings to you the amazing work of Maryanne Nguyen.

MJ.Hiblen ART pays homage to today's heroes

It’s Friday, the week is over. A full weekend ahead. Where to go? What to do? So many options. Not today, not this Friday. This one looks like a Tuesday, which also looks like a Monday and a Wednesday, perhaps a Saturday. Every day feels the same for me, for you if you are a designer like me. Not for nurses and doctors. Our last line of defense, our protectors and guardians. They are out there, risking their lives to make sure we can live ours. I have no words to describe my appreciation for all of those that saw their lives and workload explode.

Conceptual Hovercraft Explorations by Thierry Doizon

Fellow Montrealer Thierry Doizon has been cooking up a series that has definitely caught our eyes. Titled: Hovercraft #X, we are following his conceptual and development experiments of Hovercrafts for the Hëll5pit project. Coming from a background of game design from Ubisoft, all the illustrations are playfully reinstating a mixture of art direction and obviously automotive design. Check it out!

Netflix's Altered Carbon 2 Key Illustration

Since most of us are spending lots of time at 'home' and statistically speaking about 20% of the planet is in lockdown at the moment. How crazy is that? I hope you are finding the time to traverse new things and occupy all this time, maybe some Netflix? Speaking of that, did you watch the new Altered Carbon 2 Netflix series yet? We are featuring the key art illustration for the series designed by Dmitriy Glazyrin.

The Emphasis of Illustrations in Product Design

It's not common to know that illustrations have somehow redefined the modern days of web/product design. When you are building interfaces, it's should part of the design process to help emphasize the message for any service, software, hardware or well provided by the brand or company. It's kind of great since it's first of all, picking-up the reliance of illustrators for another kind of purpose and it's a is a powerful storyteller. I think its main objective is to communicate a message, tone, and personality in any way words can't do.

Gouache on Paper Illustrations by Manda Comisari

With the news vamping surrounded the Covid-19, precautions have been taken around the World to hopefully and somehow contain the spread. This has been affecting everything at the moment and when a time of uncertainty comes with a wave of support and kindness to one to another.

Virago-Inspired Illustrations by Samantha Mash

With the news vamping surrounded the Covid-19, precautions have been taken around the World to hopefully and somehow contain the spread. This has been affecting everything at the moment and when a time of uncertainty comes with a wave of support and kindness to one to another.

unDraw, open-source illustrations built-in SVG, free and without attribution

Allowed me to straight introduce to unDraw. It's an open-source series of illustrations built-in SVG, free and without any attribution needed. Created by Katerina Limpitsouni, it's an impressive collection of illustrations covering a wide range of subjects going from minimal, modern, graphical and more kind of styles. On unDraw, you can easily search for these illustrations and quickly start creating your own take.

Illustrating the Beauty of US National Parks

Trey Ingram shared a collection of beautiful illustrations he created inspired by national parks in the US. The vector illustrations have a low-poly style (for lack of better term) and highlight the beauties of each one of the parks including Yellowstone, Acadia, Zion, Everglades and others. For more information make sure to check out Trey’s website (https://treyingram.com/), it’s full of awesomeness.

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