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.
A few months ago, during my regular visits to DeviantART, I ran into this amazing Brazilian illustrator, called Marcio Takara. I was really stunned by his style: black outlines, with smooth colors and an amazing trace. Many of these portraiting superheroes. Tiny superheroes. And ok, I lied, because this is not only about his work on tiny superheroes, but also on tiny cartoon and game characters, which are also amazing. This is a really fresh style, and I bet you'll love for its simplicity.
Streets artists haven't been featured in Abduzeedo for a while now, so I thought it would be a good thing to find a good artists and show off his work. After that, I went through various sites looking for someone who would caught my attention, until I found this guy, Escif. He makes some really cool graffiti works and illustrations. There's shadding, depth and bright colors and crazy characters: pretty much the ingredients for some crazy cool works! So, for more of his graffiti, you may check his Flickr photostream!
Last week we had a great post featuring some stunning illustrations and game concept arts that were a big hit.
This week has to be called the Illustration Week at Abduzeedo. We've seen many great works of various talented artists, and to close the week, I've chosen a girl who makes some amazing illustrations: Joy Ang. Her illustrations are truly inspiring: her use of colors, her trace, and the smoothness of each work is stunning, and I just can't get enough of this! For more of her work, you may visit her DeviantART portfolio and her personal site. I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;)
We featured one of the Gabriel Pulecio works in the last Wallpaper of the Week, it was that amazing illustration with an illustration of a bear and some crazy 3D elements, very neat. Now we will list more fantastic illustrations and styleframes from Lustix. We highly recommend that you visit his website because the motion pieces are beautiful too. For more information visit Lustix's website at http://www.lustix.com/
Straight from Spain Alex Trochut is a freelance graphic designer specialized in illustrations and typography, and when a project require both of these styles, Alex make sure that fireworks will come out at the end of project. Check it out!
There are some illustrators that really know how to portrait what's in their mind. War, happiness, anger, lover are a few of the feelings that we often see in beautiful images that many times show us other worlds. Jason Chan is one of those artists. His illustrations remind me a lot of the Never Ending Story, among other movies, because of the fantasy feel, that's exactly what I find great about these. So, for more of Jason's work, you may check his portfolio out. I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;)
I'm totally addicted to game concept arts, and yesterday I got to know the work of the German artist Michael Kutsche, an awesome illustrator that has been doing some sweet work for Sega and other great clients. These are truly some absolutely stunning illustrations and game concept arts.
Where it began, I don't know, but the steampunk style has been out there for some long time now, and we've seen series and movies with the idea of a "high tech vintage" life. For me, one of the most fun steampunk movies is the 1999's Wild Wild West, which featured a lot of the great steampunk gagdets. Today, we bring to you a compilation of steampunk illustrations, which where found at DeviantART. These are pretty great, and gives a good insight on what the past could have been if there was high technology back then.