I am seriously surprised that we have never featured the work of Matt Taylor because it's awesome. He is making a buzz today because of the release of Avengers: Infinity War Poster by Mondo. He is a remarkable illustrator based in the UK and has worked with brands like Amazon Studios, BBC Worldwide, GQ, Marvel and more. For print purchases, you should definitely check out his Shop.
In case you have been outside this beautiful planet, today marked the day where France won the World Cup 2018 against the superb team of Croatia in Luzhniki Stadium, Russia. This is their second World Cup title since 1998, well Félicitations les Bleus! For the occasion, we are sharing the work of Yann Dalon who is an illustrator from Paris, France. We are honouring his work for the French Football Federation (FFF) the decoration of the Russian Hotel for the World Cup 2018 in the town of Istra, Russia.
Let's explore Saigon, Vietnam through illustrations by a bunch of folks including: Maxk Nguyen, Thai Thanh Do, Kawako Giang Nguyễn, Nguyễn Thành Vũ, Thinh Le, Hạnh Huỳnh, Người Đá, Vũ Hải Long and Nguyễn Thành Chiến. This amazing crew has created a tremendous series by illustrating scenes from the streets of Saigon in Vietnam. I loved the visual approach and of course the attention to details for each piece. From eventually the rain, the lighting, the character and going all the way to the reflection of the water on the floor from the rain falling down. Makes everything else magical!
I think the title says it all basically! Meet Kareen Waris who is also known as Waspa that is currently living in Lagos, Nigeria. What is particular is that he is super talented artist and at only age of 11-years-old. Kareen started drawing at the age of 6 and his drawings are generally focused on portraits as we would call it: "hyperrealistic". If you pay close attention, his drawings almost feel like a photograph. We had to feature his work on ABDZ, and we think he is the youngest artist we have ever featured.
It must be such an honour to have your work featured on one of Adobe's splash screens also what I called: "Loading Screen" before your tool interface comes to life. It was the case for Luke Choice and the work he has done for Project Felix now called Adobe Dimension CC and also worked with the Adobe Make It Impactful team to engage and educate the design community through a series of tutorials, workshops and competitions.
Our good friend Gordon Reid and in collaboration with designer Callum Stephenson have set up a fun World Cup project. For this project they have commissioned 20 artists and designers from Yarza Twins, Velvet Spectrum, Brand Nu, Hey Studio, Craig Oldhamm, and to name a few. Why? To celebrate their favourite weird or hilarious moment from previous World Cups. All of the original pieces are then to be printed on beer mats and 'exhibited' in pubs around London in time for the World Cup. Check it out!
I've been following the work of Mark van Leeuwen for years, especially on his Instagram. His stylish works in lettering and type clearly made a difference in our day-to-day with typography. We are taking a look at this very cool mural for Cadillac (Europe) painted in Munich, Germany for what they called: Stroke Art Fair.
Let's start off the week with a beautiful tribute to the Grand Budapest Hotel directed by the mighty Wes Anderson. This tribute has been expressed through the form of illustration and character design by Santiago Moriv who is an illustrator and visual artist from Medellín, Colombia.
Did you get a chance to watch the first look at Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969 in the movie: "First Man". I thought this would be the perfect introduction for our feature of an Exhibition Poster Series for Centrepoint Spacesuit Collection 18. It's a collaboration between many talented artists including Ryan Atkinson, James Elgie, Rijin Kunnath and RODAS ®. Imagine the conventional spacesuit into a fashion collection, what do you think?
The anticipated Incredibles 2 will be heading to the theatres this upcoming Friday. It's hard to imagine that the last movie (The Incredibles) was released back in November 2004. We are pretty excited for this movie and it's kind of a celebration with this launch with the work of Ricardo Chucky. He is an illustrator and a 2D artist based in Burbank, CA, USA and he has worked on the illustration, retouching and finishing touches for the teaser campaign.
Let's take a look at this cool 3D illustration series entitled: Love Letters to Another Girl, designed by Liron Ashkenazi Eldar and Gal Eldar. Both located in New York, it's such a cool series with vibrant colour palette accomplished with Adobe Photoshop and Maxon Cinema 4D. Also I just gotta love the reason why this series was commissioned for, it must have been such a special woman.
We would love to introduce the work of Alex Maltsev who is a digital artist based in Los Angeles, California. I am surprised we have never featured him on ABDZ but now it's official. His style is quite experimental because you can notice how Alex is trying different concepts and it's working quite well for him. Focusing his work on of course digital art, motion, and illustration; make sure to check out more of his works on Behance.
We are sharing the work from Omar. Aqil and Duck Knees who have worked with Expedia on both respectively on Art Direction and Ilustration. Based on the concept of Synaesthesia (which is a form of a condition.) that you can sense the causes of an involuntary reaction in one or more of the other senses. Based on that personal experience, you get such a great idea and in the end, it's such an explosive concept worth taking a look at. Props for their work!
It looks like we have never featured the work of G R A Z A ™ before on ABDZ. Well, his "Human Color Sets" will be the perfect first opportunity which is a set of 3D & CGI Illustrations. First of all, you just gotta love the "set" aspect of this series where you can only imagine one perspective with yet so much details from the fog, neons and even the reflection effect from the water on the sidewalk. G R A Z A ™ is a Digital Art Studio based in Lima - Perú.
Ale Giorgini is an illustrator from Vicenza, Italy with a beautiful and I's say unique style. It is very clean, like vector style but with so much personality that it makes it stand out. I have seen a lot of vector illustrations, especially with thick strokes like Ale's ones and some times they get a bit too common almost clip-art look. It's not the case with Ale's work. You can see the attention to details, the curves everything makes sense. For this post I will feature some of the print work he did for the Vespaclub.
Happy Friday everyone! We wanted to share this series of experiments/illustrations by Kirill Maksimchuk, a visual artist based in Kaliningrad, Russian Federation. It hasn't been long ago since our last feature on ABDZ but his work is such so unique and visually inspiring! You should definitely check out his Behance, it's filled with 3D, 4D renders, concepts, motion and more.
Silvino González Morales shared a quite beautiful post on graphic design featuring a set of abstract illustrations titled Espectros. The idea is simple, it basically blends shapes with a radial gradient. However the composition makes it very unique. As the wise man say, the simple things are always the most difficult to achieve. Silvino proved that to be right. I wouldn't mind having one of those in my house.
Just a little while ago, we have featured the work of Muhammed Sajid on his "Home" series on ABDZ. Muhammed has a distinct body of work that needs a lot more recognition and just adding to his awesomeness, he is even sharing a GIF time-lapse of his process. What can you ask more? It's quite inspiring! Let's kick it off in style with Muhammed Sajid
We have featured the work of Billelis for his rad illustration on Black Panther. He is back again with two illustrations as a tribute to Avengers: Infinity War. This movie has been crushing at the Box Office and it's exciting on how it inspires artists to create. Thanks to Billelis for sharing the process shots which is interesting and always inspiring. I just love the texture on Thano's Gauntlet, it's amazing.
Andrew Footit recently had the privilege to work with ESPN The Magazine on their NEXT Feature. The project included a typographic Intro Illustration a flat logotype of the Intro type and some custom letters which later turned into a font. The feature is about up coming and young star athletes, the next stars of their specific sports. The intro piece needed to have a futuristic feel to it so we used 3D type with LED styled lighting inner strips.