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Everyday Digital Art by Kurt Chang

Kurt Chang is an artist based in Los Angeles, CA, USA, he has been sharing pretty illustrations via his Behance. With this never-ending pandemic, I have noticed an increase in 'digital art' projects being shared. We all have on our way to deal with this 'longer isolation', maybe it wasn't the full intention behind Kurt's series but I thought it will be great to share so we can inspire each other. Looking at Kurt's series as he calls it: 'Daily Art'.

Crimson Thematic Illustrations about Japan

Titled: 'Japonismes', we are featuring a series of hand-drawn illustrations with Japanese motifs by Lucas Reis. He is the head of Art at Mother based in London, United Kingdom, we have featured his work 'The Bible of Barbecue' before on abdz. It's great to feature this project who reflects Luca's style and the same high-quality standard. These posters are beautiful and really enjoy the minimal approach of the color palette which were black, red, and of course white. These posters are also screen printed and available for purchase.

Insanely Beautiful Pop Culture Artworks

Sam Gilbey is a sublime and talented illustrator from London, United Kingdom. His work has been featured in books, magazines, comics, exhibitions but not yet on abdz. It's totally worth the scroll on this one, really excited to share the work of Sam. He has worked with many famous brands like Adidas, Activision, Apple, Audi, British Airways, CollegeHumor, Disney, Edgar Wright, Empire Magazine, Esquire, GQ, The Guardian, Lucasfilm, Manga UK, Marvel Studios, The Muppets, Paramount Pictures and the list goes on and on.

What if today’s tech was brought back to the 90s

Musketon is an 'illustration machine' based in Gent, Belgium, he is basically a master of his craft. You can tell that he is a big fan of pop culture from the 80s and 90s. We are featuring his 'In the nineties' illustrative series from Behance. It's a collection where he humorously illustrated 'what if our today tech has been brought back to the 90s'. For example, what if Airbnb existed back or what if it would like if we had Uber back in those years.

‘Gibberish’ Illustrations and Doodles

First of all, these are not 'gibberish' but that's how ori toor humorously calls his playful, creative and beautiful illustration & doodle series. At first, I was even questioning why he calls it 'Gibberish' but just by reading his bio, you quickly understand why. Basically, Ori is a master of his craft at doodling sketches without any planning just improvising. This is something I dearly appreciate, it's fun to just let go of things and let your mind go free to be creative.

3D Rooms Project by Amrit Pal Singh

A good pal Amrit Pal Singh have shared with us his new project titled: '3D Rooms Project' which is basically a series of how iconic rooms would be represented during the pandemic. It's always rewarding and inspiring seeing what artists, designers, and entrepreneurs are putting together during these times. These playful and colorful 3D illustrations are inspired by arts, literature, and cinema.

Aesthetic, Imaginative Moments & Places

Dave Ordnajela is an Art Director & Illustrator based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He shared an aesthetic series filled with imaginative scenes, concluded with a beautiful typography treatment titled: 'Moments & Places'. I am not sure if it's because of the pandemic but it's a personal experiment for Dave to create after a need of taking pictures. So Dave would imagine these 'Moments & Places' where there would be a soundtrack to complete the piece.

3D Brand Illustrations for Pitch

Team duo Anna Kajda and Arek Kajda have shared on Behance, their 3D brand illustrations project they worked for Pitch, a collaborative tool to create beautiful & effective presentations. I am not surprised seeing illustrations making a comeback, especially for a case of product design or even 'brand' for this case. They are unique, quite recognizable in terms of what medium and to me 'brand design' is the next evolution. I mean that's how I see it.

Computerist-inspired Illustrations

Ada Zielińska is an artist based in Warszawa, Poland. She has shared a series of commissioned & personal illustrations from the past year until now. These illustrations caught my attention of its retro aesthetics that would trigger memories from the 'Omni Magazine' days. Where science and fiction came together to combine and share knowledge for its readers. This is pure futurism and I really dig them. What do you think?

Digital Watercolor Paintings of Tokyo Storefronts

Mateusz Urbanowicz is back with more of his Tokyo Storefonts, a series of illustrations that would imagine a creative and unique shops on the streets of Tokyo. We have featured his first series on abdz. a few years back, it's really great to see a comeback that would carry the same appealing, charming and detailed results. Each storefront shares its own story, from an optician's salon, typewriter, photo studio, and more.

Scientific Illustrations for the Hemaware Magazine

Markos Kay is an visual artist based on London, United Kingdom, he shared a project that we wanted to feature on abdz. via his Behance profile. It's a series of intriguing illustrations for the Hemaware magazine to raise awareness of bleeding disorders, new treatments, and research. I would definitely push you guys to read the entire case study, there are some great explanations and videos. I personally love the style that Markos explores in this series and particularly like the color palette.

Fresh Commissioned Illustrations by Lena Vargas

We have featured the work of Lena Vargas before on abdz., if you haven't seen this feature yet, check it out here. Ever since it's always amazing and inspiring to follow her progress. For those who doesn't know Lena, she is a talented illustrator based in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. I just adore how her work is full of life, creative, colorful and diverse in terms of style. Inside this feauture, you will see her collaboration work and for 'Increment Magazine', Los Angeles Times, Popular Science Magazine, and more.

Illustrations for Demetre's Winter Sweet Menu

It’s a bit of an old project by Sean Lewis but I thought it was perfectly suited for ABDZ. During these pandemic times, we had to find ways to be more creative with our daily lives. I think we all did somehow. For my case, now I am currently living in Switzerland, I still remember the simple walks that I would take with the family especially early in the morning.

Captivating Pixel Art Scenes

When I was surfing on Twitter today, I stumbled across this 'tweet' shared by our good friend James White who was reminiscing the early days of 'design internet' and how everything used to be about the pixels and the little details. We became so standardized in our principles that we tend to forget what the 'internet' used to be. Inspired by this moment of nostalgia, I decided to feature the work of Pixel Jeff, a pixel art who has been making magic for more than 10 years.

Conceptual Hovercraft Explorations by Thierry Doizon

Fellow Montrealer Thierry Doizon has been cooking up a series that has definitely caught our eyes. Titled: Hovercraft #X, we are following his conceptual and development experiments of Hovercrafts for the Hëll5pit project. Coming from a background of game design from Ubisoft, all the illustrations are playfully reinstating a mixture of art direction and obviously automotive design. Check it out!

Netflix's Altered Carbon 2 Key Illustration

Since most of us are spending lots of time at 'home' and statistically speaking about 20% of the planet is in lockdown at the moment. How crazy is that? I hope you are finding the time to traverse new things and occupy all this time, maybe some Netflix? Speaking of that, did you watch the new Altered Carbon 2 Netflix series yet? We are featuring the key art illustration for the series designed by Dmitriy Glazyrin.

The Emphasis of Illustrations in Product Design

It's not common to know that illustrations have somehow redefined the modern days of web/product design. When you are building interfaces, it's should part of the design process to help emphasize the message for any service, software, hardware or well provided by the brand or company. It's kind of great since it's first of all, picking-up the reliance of illustrators for another kind of purpose and it's a is a powerful storyteller. I think its main objective is to communicate a message, tone, and personality in any way words can't do.

Gouache on Paper Illustrations by Manda Comisari

With the news vamping surrounded the Covid-19, precautions have been taken around the World to hopefully and somehow contain the spread. This has been affecting everything at the moment and when a time of uncertainty comes with a wave of support and kindness to one to another.

Virago-Inspired Illustrations by Samantha Mash

With the news vamping surrounded the Covid-19, precautions have been taken around the World to hopefully and somehow contain the spread. This has been affecting everything at the moment and when a time of uncertainty comes with a wave of support and kindness to one to another.

unDraw, open-source illustrations built-in SVG, free and without attribution

Allowed me to straight introduce to unDraw. It's an open-source series of illustrations built-in SVG, free and without any attribution needed. Created by Katerina Limpitsouni, it's an impressive collection of illustrations covering a wide range of subjects going from minimal, modern, graphical and more kind of styles. On unDraw, you can easily search for these illustrations and quickly start creating your own take.

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