During my daily visit to DeviantART, I was completely blown away when I ran into the work of Filipe Aguiar. I truly love illustrations, and I'm becoming very fond of graffiti, an awesome style... and Filipe's work is all about graffiti and graffiti style illustrations. Filipe's style is totally stunning, illustrating like someone would make a graffiti. Absolutely awesome... and I just had to share his work with you guys. I bet everyone will dig it!
Last night I came across the work of North Carolina native, Patrick Leger. Patrick's portfolio is filled with retro styled illustrations that I absolutely loved so I decided to share some with you today. Hope you guys enjoy these as much as I did, and don't forget to check out Patrick's portfolio for a more extensive collection of his work. You can also send me your feedback/suggestions on facebook or twitter!
Some time ago we had a cool post on illustrations of Naruto, and I was thinking what other character from the series deserved a whole post, and the one I thought right away was Kakashi Sensei. I know that some might find it ubber geek, but I still can't get enough of it. The story is pretty tight, the characters have much to tell, and the action is intense. If you haven't seen it yet, you should do watch it. It's addictive.
If you like to wear cool t-shirts that with positive attitude you will definitely like this selection. Alex Solis aka alexmdc is a great illustrator that has been noticed for his cool and laid back style of illustrations that fits perfectly on t-shirts and put smiles on people's faces. Check them out!
If you are 20 years old or older, you've probably watched movies like Raiders of the Lost Ark (Indiana Jones - 1981), Back to the Future (1985), Batteries Not Included (1987), Big Trouble in Little China (1986), Coming to America (1988) and Angels in the Outfield (1994), among many, many others, you got to know the work of the man who did the posters for these films. With an unmistakable style, Drew Struzan was born in 1947, and is world famous for not only his work for these 80's films, but also with much recent ones, like the Harry Potter series
The best thing about blogging at Abduzeedo is the chance we get to discover new designers, illustrators and visual artists. It's simply amazing how many talented people are out there.
If there's one superhero that I totally dig, that superhero is the Green Lantern. Actually, any of them... because the Green Lantern Corps are one of the greatest inventions of the comics world, ever. A super powerful ring moved by will? Awesome! The GL is so cool I just had to select some cool illustrations for you guys. So, looking for images, I ran into some that I had already seen, like the ones from Tom Whalen and Marcio Takara, and found many others that are totally wicked. Also, at the bottom of the post, you'll find a little treat I found over at YouTube.
Anna Anjos is a graphic designer and illustrator from São Paulo, Brazil, she started very young creating the internal drawings of her mother's book. Anna's work and style is very unique, there's a lot of personality and a very well use of textures and colors. Since her early days she preferred pencils and papers than conventional toys. Her first work was at age 10 where she had the opportunity to create the internal drawings of her mother's book. In 2006 she graduated as a graphic designer at Belas Artes/SP.
You know what I love about illustrations? It's neverending. When you think that you've seen the work of all artists out there, you realize you know nothing, and I really dig that feeling, to know that there are many artists that I haven't seen yet, and will still be able to share tons of stuff with you guys. Brian Despain is one of those I didn't know yet. He work is pretty stylish, old school robots and cyclope pears. Reading his "about me" info in his website, I ran into this awesome quote by himself:
Johannes Aagaard is a graphic designer from Denmark with a nice set of works mixing typography illustration with some photo manipulations. I specially like some of his new designs: the Culture, Underwater Project, Half Awake and How Things Turn. Some are very geometric while others more organic, but all very well done. My name is Johannes Aagaard. I am 21 years old an live in Aarhus, in Denmark.
Barbany Ward, aka somefield, is an artist that lives in Barbados (yeap, a paradise) and has some pretty stylish and unique pieces to show. His artworks are just great. His style, the color's combinations, the characters, the atmosphere, everything matches perfectly. Barnaby ward has a wife, some cats, and a website. He lives on a small island and spends far too much money on gas and too little time at the beach.
Lately I'm on a gaming fever. Video games have been a part of my life since ever, and there are some games that just stand out, for its quality, and most of all, for its badassness. Yeah, we love badass games, like the awesome God of War. So I went looking for some cool illustration of it, and found out some really cool ones, and I got say, that Kratos is like an freaking mythologic Chuck Norris. This guy would seriously tear apart a 20ft monster with his bare hands. No, seriously. Hahaha, just kidding...
During daytime David Lanham works for the Iconfactory producing some really beautiful and unique icons. After Iconfactory he has a late shift to keep producing art, and that is when he produces really cool illustration and other creations. David is very talented, has a great sense of humor and a very good portfolio. Born and raised while computers were still young as well, I've had a fascination with both traditional and digital arts since childhood.
HelloVon is the studio established in 2006 by the 29 years old London based illustrator and artist Von. We will show here some great illustrations from his impressive portfolio. Von has already worked for clients like American Express, Nike, Penguin, Havana Club, Habitat, Playboy, Rolling Stone and many others.
Gustavo Sobral is an graphic designer and illustrator from Brazil with such a great talent in creating characters. But his work is much more than that, we can see posters, ads and some amazing illlustrations. We highly recommend that you check out his Flickr page, and below we will list some examples of his work. I'm from Mogi-Mirin, São Paulo but now I'm based in Campinas-SP. I've been drawing since I was kid and now I'm taking Visual Arts at UNICAMP. Also I've been working as creative director for an agency called Ponto de Criação.
I have to say when I first saw the work of Dan dos Santos I was impressed by the kind of illustrations he has done but when I realized it was all oil paintings I was just amazed by such skills and talent he has, so I decided to make a big selection and share not only the works but also the bio of this amazing artist.
Lately, looking for cool illustrations, I've got to know many awesome studios, like the Udoncrew (responsable for many of those great illustrations of Ryu and Chun-Li). Yesterday I found another one: Imaginism. I knew some of their work already, and I gotta tell you, they rock. You might be familiar with the Big Bad Bunny Eater, that enormous green creature with a bunny like spot on the face. Well it comes to be that Imaginism makes a lot of these creatures.
Abstract illustration is something that always intrigued me, I always wonder how they come up with the ideas and also, how they make the ideas come true. Now it seems even more complicated if you go straight to the computer. Sebastián Murra Ramirez is a graphic and motion designer from Colombia, but based in Barcelona, has a very inspiring set of abstract illustrations. I’m a graphic & motion designer from Cartagena de Indias, Colombia based in Barcelona (Catalonia), Spain.
Straight from Spain, Gary Fernandez has one of the craziest styles of illustrations that can easily be called artwork as for he recently had an exhibition in Shanghai, China. Check out his work and be amazed by the illustrations you will see.
Illustrating book covers gotta be one awesome job. The cover of a book is its presentation, an image of what's to be found inside, and if represented in a good way, it calls readers. If done by an awesome artist, it calls a post on Abduzeedo. Daniel dos Santos is that artists that began doodleing in school, and found out his true calling through paint and canvas, and we are glad he did. These are truly some beautiful book covers that show us many other worlds and realities, some fascinating, some scary, but nevertheless, beautiful.