illustrations

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.

Vapordreams'97 with Aaron Campbell

We have featured the work of Aaron before on ABDZ, I truly love his work especially this latest series titled: 'V A P O R D R E A M S • '97'. If you are a kid from the 80s (like me), you will probably be familiar with some of these items shown and/or scenes in this series are pure nostalgia. I mean just take a look at the artwork with the 'Goldeneye' game, how many hours have I spent playing this game. This is too pure. Hopefully, you will find some sentimentality as well.

Lomography x Elen Winata Illustration Collab

I really do enjoy when brands work on a collaborative partnership that triggers creativity and also finding ways to make us work with our hands more. Since almost everything can be achieved digitally, it's great to be reminded of basic principles. That's why I thought it would be great to share the work of Elen Winata and her collaboration with Lomography. Together, they worked to visualize the Lomo 'Instant', let's take a look!

A series of Illustrations for UI by Aldiyar Aidash

It's not my first time seeing this but the use of 'illustration' in product design is very important nowadays. Most of us designers are eager to craft the simplest and most intuitive user experience. Meanwhile, we do sometimes neglect the use of illustrations to communicate the features with much more tenacity. This is why we are sharing the work of Aldiyar Aidash who is a product designer taking a stab at illustrations, really great stuff! It's definitely will be inspiring some of us to take the right 'virage'.

Pastel Japan, Cats and Alleyways Illustrations

We are featuring the illustrations from Denise aka surudenise, they are filled with pastel colours, Japan, cats and alleyways. What else do you want? These are packed with beautiful and vibrant colors! I especially like her two illustrations referring to Kyoto Cats Day/Night, almost have that Anime feels. You should definitely give her a follow on Instagram where she incorporates the same feels in terms of color palette.

Lūnigo, all digital insurer illustrations for UI

In product design, especially when building a digital product and/or platform. Aside from building a design system, progressing into an organization collaboration, stepping a design language to the stakeholder's table and more. We often forget little things like illustrations, yeah that old thing! To be knowledge, it's a great way to express different kinds of things. Whatever it is an icon, transcending a vision of a feature, on-boarding or just giving a polished look to your product. I think it's really important to include this mindset in the design process.

Captivating Portraits of Pop Celebrities

Judging from our archives, I think the last time we have shared the work from Alessandro Pautasso has been back in 2011. Without any further due, we are sharing his incredible 'Pop Portraits' series, a collection of portraits of iconic celebrities executed true to Alessandro's style. A mixture of colors, techniques and a result that is looking very close to a real photograph. As always I will be very curious about his process but for now, let's enjoy its purity.

Fun-loving vector graphics on punk, robots, and madness!

I would like to share the work of Artem Solop who is an art director where's work are quite loving where pop culture is the main characters of his art. Having grown into this culture and it's nice seeing Artem bringing it up with flair, style though vector graphics filled with punk, robots and pure loving madness. There so much attention and details, you just can't look overlooked on appreciating each one of the pieces. Let's hope you will dig it too.

Stunning Light Prism Series by Danny Ivan

We would like to share the work from Danny Ivan whom which we have featured before on ABDZ. Danny is based in Porto, Portugal and his work is quite inspiring! Always being related to light, this time we are sharing his experiments and inspired by the light prism. You must remember these? Shown to illustrate the differing wavelengths of light where some of us learned about rainbows and colors. It's a beautiful series, hope you will enjoy!

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