It has been quite a little while since we last shared the work from Russell Shaw, an art director, designer and illustrator from San Francisco, CA, USA. We are happily sharing a selection of his brand design projects over Slack during 2017-2018.
Let's take a look at the work from Ladislas Chachignot who is an illustrator, digital painter, and creator of the Citizens of the Jungle Illustration Series. What is it? Well, it's a series of portraits illustrating our lost connection towards nowadays strong resistance of technology and our initial primitive "wilderness". First of all, I truly love the variety of colors used throughout this series and utterly more knowing its signification.
There are so many different illustration styles and despite that, it's interesting to see how much trends affect the usage of different styles. I was not aware of the work of Enisaurus until I ran to her/hir Behance profile. It was refreshing seeing how can you add character and personality to illustration, not following trends and yet creating awesome artworks. I personally love the color and depth added to the forms. Some projects even use textures to create a more dirty look, really beautiful.
DXTR shared a beautiful post on Behance with illustration, logos and icons for Nickelodeon's Slime Fest 2018. As the name of the even suggest the design direction really expand on the slime theme. I personally love the illustrations and character design. Nickelodeon's Slime Fest is a day of music and slime for the whole family featuring performances by Flo Rida, Zedd, Liam Payne and Jojo Siwa. One for the kids. The event took place in Nothern Island, Chicago June 9th & 10th 2018.
We are featuring the illustrations from Denise aka surudenise, they are filled with pastel colours, Japan, cats and alleyways. What else do you want? These are packed with beautiful and vibrant colors! I especially like her two illustrations referring to Kyoto Cats Day/Night, almost have that Anime feels. You should definitely give her a follow on Instagram where she incorporates the same feels in terms of color palette.
I'm slightly obsessed with hand lettering. I simply love when I stumble upon any branding, print, signage, mural, etc. showcasing a beautiful lettering work. The talent involved in creating beautiful things using only your free hand, creativity and skills never ceases to impress me. From packages on a supermarket shelf to restaurant chalkboard menus or street signs, I'm always delighted to see a good old hand-drawn piece. And this is why I'm always looking for artworks with that particular style.
We would like to share the work from Danny Ivan whom which we have featured before on ABDZ. Danny is based in Porto, Portugal and his work is quite inspiring! Always being related to light, this time we are sharing his experiments and inspired by the light prism. You must remember these? Shown to illustrate the differing wavelengths of light where some of us learned about rainbows and colors. It's a beautiful series, hope you will enjoy!
Let's take a look at the illustration works by Los Angeles based illustrator and sketch artist Dylan Choonhachat. We are featuring his remarkable set of illustrations where it's mostly about character design. You can tell that his craft is progressing more and more. I can't wait to see more of his work in the near future, make sure to give him some love on Behance.
Our great friend Signalnoise who has been a long-time artist that we just loved featuring on ABDZ. Mostly because he looks badass but more utterly his work has inspired many others including ourselves. He is a pioneer in his craft and the man when it comes to the 80s. He has recently released a bunch of new works & collaborations coming from clients like Gunship, Metallica and more.
It's Halloween! Whenever you are celebrating with your family or with your friends. It's always a nice time to all dress up and pretend-to-be a popular character but in all pure disguise. That's the magic of Halloween. For the occasion, we are showing this wonderful characters illustrations by El Grand Chamaco, a visual artist based in Los Ramones, Mexico. We have featured his work on ABDZ via the Wallpapers of the Week.
Prateek Vatash is a graphic artist based in Bangalore, India. He shared on his Behance, an illustration series entitled: Space Escape. It's a beautiful series with a true inspiration from the 80s but added with a flair of a broad range of vibrant colors. I published the entire collection since every single piece has something special and unique of its kind. Make sure to check out more of his work, enjoy!
The illustrations you are about to see are simply mind blowing! They were created by London based artist Doug John Miller. And as you will be able to see, his style is really impressive. The way Doug plays with dimensions and lines totally gets your attention. Your brain explodes trying to match sizes and figuring that the whole dimensions are twisted. His illustrations play with a surreal world where architecture and human figures take center stage. Some elements of his work are oversized, other are tiny.
Mr Misang is an illustrator from Seoul, Korea. It's a fascinating country with an interesting history. We are featuring the work from Mr Misang because of the insane illustration entitled: Rough World. Filmed by DawittGold who is director from PEACHES, and music by NAFLA and LOOPY who are famous rapper from label MKIT, Korea. I would definitely advise you to check out the video!
Illustration are a endless source of inspiration. And I love the different styles of illustrations we find out there. You don't need to browse too much to find something to match your mood. A few weeks ago I was telling a good friend of mine that I needed some wine. She sent me this cute illustration from Lingvistov and I loved it. Right away I knew I had to showcase their work here. Lingvistov was founded by Russian artists Landysh and Asia. And oh my their doodles are awesome.
Stu Mason is an artist, designer and illustrator sharing some super stylish projects on Instagram. I don't have much more information besides his/her Instagram profile. There isn't any link to other web site so bear with me because the illustration work is totally worth the feature. I especially like the black and white style alongside with the always dark background. It has this noir look mixed with graffiti. For more information about Stu, if you can find make sure to check out https://www.instagram.com/stu_mason/
Mercedes deBellard is an illustrator based in Madrid, Spain, we have featured her work before on ABDZ. Now she is back with a series of illustrations for Campaña San Isidro, taken on the same beautiful visual approach. You will get to experience what was her vision through her stylish illustrative talent. I love the fact that her work tells a story through an image and emotions which is an illustration. Truly magnificent!
We are looking at this series of illustrations mixed with paintings by Rinat Khabirov. An artist based in Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation, he shared many impressions and memories from a trip to Georgia. His style is a blend of a photography and painting! I would totally advise to check out his video below, you will to see some of the process and awesome tips as well. Give it a look!
I just came back from my week visiting Hiroshima including the island of Naoshima (Art Island). Departing from Okayama, it has been an incredible journey and one of the things you encounter when you are traveling in another country is the art & design (as a designer for the least). From the architecture, interior, tv advertisements...just everything. Among them, I stumbled across the work of IC4DESIGN inc., a two-team of illustrators based in Hiroshima, Japan. We are showcasing a series of illustrations they worked for the city's guidebook.
Currently in Japan for what we could call our "annual vacation", we have been exploring many cities including Tokyo, Osaka, Okayama, Hiroshima and more. One of the many things I have personally been fascinated is anime. In Japan, anime is like a national landmark. It's everywhere and people are reading anime on their phones, in the subway, in the convenience stores and more. I decided to put up together a collection of anime illustrations inspiration from various artists. Check it out!
molistudio ™ is a studio based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, they have cooked up an illustration series about tennis. Simple as that, with the recent worldwide news we all heard of in the field of tennis, I thought it would be cool to have a little close-up to this sport and somehow appreciate all the little details. Obviously, the colours aren't maybe all represented on the actual field, but it's fashionable to share a different palette. What do you think?