Simon Kämpfer shared a dreamy, surreal illustration series via his Behance. Titled: 'Summer in Spain', it's a series of illustrations inspired mainly by the architecture of Spain. Celebrating summer, Simon worked his magic to create a nostalgic 'summer vibes' using key elements like the lighting, components, and mostly its entire composition. It's inspiring and almost well-settled especially when you are hearing news about the weather and the heatwave.
Guilherme Asthma is a freelance visual artist from São Paulo, Brazil, he shared a stunning and impressive animal painting studies using Photoshop (for one) and a photograph as a reference. These are righteously fascinating! I took the liberty to share its entire project, my favorite one is actually the 'fox'. I mean just take a look at the different spots of lighting and colors. It's a true master and his craft and it's going to keep on making greater art. Make sure to follow Guilherme' work.
I don't think I have ever shared a project for Facebook Stories yet, here's to the very first! 🥂 Lucas Wakamatsu shared a cool series of illustrations he actually worked for Facebook and being used on its platform in 'Stories'. Lucas is an illustrator currently based in São Paulo, Brazil and has a done a quite lovely job making these for Dias dos Namorados of São Paulo. It's lovely right? Make sure to give him some love on Instagram.
When a time comes with TV shows like Stranger Things and the slow comeback of BH90210 bringing the 90s nostalgia to a broader and newer audience. Office Milano is sharing their new Super Collection of notebooks Write Sketch &. Everything is here, the colours, the style, the patterns and that nostalgia.
Muokkaa Studio aka Alejandro López Becerro is a graphic designer currently based in Madrid, Spain. I don't think we have featured Alejandro's work before and this is the right opportunity to share the second part of this series: Random Type Projects. Which is a mix of personal and commissioned projects for clients like Facebook, Goop, Fortune and JA NGO. First of all, it's always inspiring seeing various personal explorations, it's always a great way to explore new ideas and/or concepts after spending some time on client work.
We are huge fans of Romain Trystram on ABDZ, his work has inspired many and still do provide this edgy & futuristic illustrative style that we dearly cherish. In this feature, we are collecting hand-picked projects from the past year and 18' to the masses, I am very glad to see a few and new visual directions in terms of the outcome. I really dig it and you definitely will too.
Lui Ferreyra's art really caught my eye today, Lui is a freelance artist based in Denver, CO, USA. I am featuring the first series of colored pencil illustrations shared via Behance, the skills have greatly improved since. It's a unique style and the paper integrates into as a background that differs the result even more. These illustrations almost look-like real-life photos and that alone is pretty impressive. Looking forward to seeing more of Lui's future work.
Staying in the layers of projects related to packaging, we are featuring this lovely series of illustrations for Target's renowned Archer Farms Coffee by Collins. Designed by Paris-based illustrator and art director Tom Haugomat from Messieurs Dame. Working mainly in illustration, animation and painting; you should definitely follow his Behance for the latest work.
The anticipated 80s nostalgia Strangers Things Season 3 is now available for streaming. Did you watch it yet? I just finished it and it was a thrilling ride to watch these kids grow into young adults now. There was definitely more action than previous seasons but I will leave you be the judge if you haven't watched it yet.
I just discovered an illustrator and I dearly love her work! Pleased to meet Lena Vargas, she is a freelance illustrator based in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. She shared via her Behance some of the commissioned illustrations she worked in the past and they are just fantastic. Full of style and skills, I am just amazed by the variety of illustrations she is able to complete.
Viv Campbell is a freelance illustrator currently based Valencia, Spain. She has shared a lovely and funny cartoonish illustration series titled: 'Batlife'. She showed such a fun side of Batman that we have rarely seen and will never because you know! Hah! It totally reminds me of the charisma of the Batman we had in the Lego Batman movie. My favorite would be the one where Batman is about to watch his suit and only kept his gadget belt!
As you may have heard, the Toronto Raptors won their first NBA championship ever! 24 years in the making, the King Kawhi Leonard from the Raptors team defeated the Golden State Warriors 114-110 on the scoreboard. To celebrate, I have put together a series of art tributes hand-picked on Dribbble and Behance including the Toronto Stadium graphics by Lee Ormerod. Don't forget to celebrate responsibly!
Alexander Isakov is an artist based in Berlin, Germany; he shared on Behance a beautiful parking space revamped by the hands of his craft. He worked on many projects including a lot of murals and it's nice seeing Alexander for a change on a parking space. I really do appreciate the fact he also shares his process through a timelapse, it's kind of great seeing the layers of work behind the art piece. The boldness of those black lines are making his style quite unique and especially at a larger scale.
I would personally never get enough of everything related to neo-noir-inspired culture. Last year, we had the chance to explore that genre again with movies like Blade Runner 2049, Ghost in the Shell and Cyberpunk 2077. So it was obligatory to share the conceptual work of Tony Skier who is a concept artist based in Kyiv, Ukraine. His work is a mixture of different tools from Adobe Photoshop, Brush, After Effects and more, definitely check him out via his ArtStation Profile.
Charis Tsevis has shared mosaic portraits he worked for Bleacher Report during the time of the NBA Finals. We are right in the middle of the series and it's an exciting moment (Hello from Canada!). Charis is an illustrator from Paphos, Cyprus which is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean. We have shared his work before on ABDZ, his work is quite unique and sure is taking a tremendous effort to accomplish. Let's check it out!
Danny Ivan is "3D Image Maker" (Nice title!) currently based in Porto, Portugal. He is pretty amazing at producing vibrant, abstract and unique illustrations with Maxon Cinema 4D. It's pure magic, it's always inspiring to see his work. It's definitely something that pushes us all to create and explore different mediums (3D for me!). For this collection, I would suggest you view the entire collection on his Behance.
Dimitris Ladopoulos is a visual artist and art director based in Athens, Greece. He shared on his , a series of digital art entitled: Data Structures. There isn't that much description but I imagine in his take on reimagining data structures. It totally makes sense how the modern World is built on data and how it is golden for companies to maintain control of our descriptive forms for future usage. What do you think?
Lorenzo Fischetti is a creative director, graphic design and illustrator based in Milan, Italy. He shared an illustration series entitled: Guardians of the Sea in dedication for his love for lighthouses. His series stumbled my eyes, I was chasing lighthouses last week during a family trip in Maine. I just love his series featuring lighthouses from Canada (Yay!), Spain and Iceland.
Last week, we shared a project made with Procreate on ABDZ. We have received a lot of good feedback and so we decided to take a bigger dive-in into Procreate. We are featuring amazing illustrations hand-picked from Dribbble as a first roundup?! It's still fairly new but it's really awesome seeing so many people taking it to the next level.
As a huge movie rat, I can't help to really enjoy this Pixel Art feature for Gustavo Viselner, a game & pixel artist based in Tel Aviv, Israel. His work? Recreating movie and television scenes made of Pixel art. He is on a mission saying that Pixel art is no longer a graphic tool for games and as I quote: "...a form of art". I totally dig that! Try to guess which movies are shown in this collection I have put together, as I decided to leave out the caption titles for you to find out by yourself. A hint?