Morning Breath is a creative studio founded by Doug Cunningham and Jason Noto back in 2002. Their illustrations are inspired by their collective history and experiences in graffiti art, music packaging and skateboard design. They even were nominated for a Grammy Award for "best special music packing".
Visiting showcase sites such as DeviantART, Behance, and others, it's great to see the great number of fantastic illustrations, from great artists. One thing I love to do, is to compare illustrations that are painted mainly with the same color. It makes an awesome set! So I went looking for blue illustrations, and found some pretty good! Last year we had a really awesome set of posts after colors. We had the blue week, the red week, the black week and so on. I wonder if you guys would like to see that once more. It's a great way to focus in a certain method or style.
Back in the day, when we were kids, there was nothing we'd loved more than watching films that would fulfill our imagination with stories of distant worlds, brave heroes and the hope of a happy future. Movies like Star Wars, Indiana Jones and Back to the Future played big roles in our childhood and the identity of each one of these is carved in our minds: the spaceships from Star Wars, the adventures of Indy, the DeLorean from Back to the Future, the run after androids in Blade Runner, the heartwarming E.T..
During my regular ventures through the thousands of good stuff on my Google Reader, one immediately caught my eye: Rubens LP. I instantly fell in love with Rubens' style. His use of lines, dots, and bright colors is different than anything I've ever seen. Rubens is a native from our home country of Brazil and the influence of the culture is pretty apparent in some of his pieces which makes me like him even more!
Our last wallpaper of the week was a beautiful illustration created by Anna Anjos, now we have a case study, sent by Anna, showing us a little bit of her design process. We can see how she plays with elements and textures until the final outcome, which by the way, is fantastic. For more information and artworks, visit Anna's website at http://www.annaanjos.com. It's definitely worth it.
Last night I stumbled upon the work of Madison-based designer and illustrator, Julia Sonmi Heglund. I really dug her use of color and detail so today I wanted to share with you guys some of her really cool illustrations. Julia is a designer and illustrator based in Madison, WI. She enjoys imagery that brings intrigue; whether it be through the mystical, the bizarre, or the grotesque.
Estudio Mopa is a creative design studio with 5 young artists based in Brazil. They say that they "believe in the good side of things". Since August 2006 they've been designing a good deal of wonderful colored illustrations Where to find them on the web: www.EstudioMopa.com - Website with portfolio
Ever since I was a kid I've had this fascination for space. I remember growing up watching Star Trek episodes with my dad on those lazy Sunday afternoons. And of course not to mention all those really old so-bad-that-they're-good space movies. Oh, and Star Wars but that's a given ;) Following my sometimes nerdy fixation for space, I went on the lookout for all things retro-futuristic and found some really nice stuff.
Francisco Perez is a graphic artist and illustrator from Miami, Florida. Also known as Pacman23, Francisco has an incredible portfolio with beautiful illustrations, some very photorealistic while others more cartoonish. I especially like his work for Virgin Atlantic. We have already posted about Pacman23 and featured some of his artworks on the Daily Inspiration, however he's got some amazing new pieces and we decided to feature him again.
It's great to see how much art goes around. Cool stuff back then keeps inspiring people today to make cool pieces of modern design. We've seen lots of great modern vintage pieces, but here are some real vintage illustrations for your delight! Checking these, I totally understand why it still inspires people around the world. The style, the colors, the lines, everything in perfect harmony to build such great pieces. Anyways, I really hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;)
Among all the art schools, one of the most bad-asses is definitely the Constructivism. Spread worldwide by Soviet propaganda, it features lots of straight lines, few colors, and it feels really powerful. Lately, indie bands started using constructivist inspiration for its identities. One of the most famous one, is Franz Ferdinand, followed by some others. Constructivism is an awesome source of inspiration, since anything will look good in it.
I was watching the Back to the Future Trilogy the other day, and was amazed (again), by the story telling, and by its production. It's amazing how they managed to make such a great trilogy in such a short time, and I wonder the "quantity" of inspiration they had to get in order to make things happen. In one of the movies (I gotta say this, in case you haven't seen it... what is an absurd), Doc and Marty go back to America's Old West, in 1885 more precisely, and we get to see a beautiful photography, great costume design and all that.
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.