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Drop Out — Anamorphic Painting

TRULY DESIGN Studio and Crew shared a beautiful project called Drop Out which is one of their latest anamorphic paintings. Their tailor-made pieces are the perfect way to enrich your home while complementing both space and architecture. I have to agree with them. The details and colors make the whole area pop. Another detail for me is that even when you are not in the right position, the painting looks quite nice in a much more abstract way.

Melting Moon Print

It's been at least 6 years since Kristof Van Beversluys (Studio kri kri) had the idea to start painting this moon. The concept was quite clear from the start. “However, I'm not much of a painter. I had painted 3 out of 4 quadrants (the lighter parts) when it was all stranded. I was stuck. I ignored it for a couple of years. I think I moved this half baked painting 4 times. Going from one studio to the next one. The longer I waited the harder it was to finish it up” - described Kristof.

Orpheus - 350+ cuts of paper sculpture/installation

Orpheus is a paper sculpture / installation made from 350+ cuts of paper created by Aivaras Ligeika. Custom-made glass showcase has a light installed in the base that gently illuminates the sculpture at night-time, creating a unique experience for the observer.

‘Donate Your Eyes’ Initiative Raises Awareness for Childhood Glaucoma

We’re here to share a heartwarming project brought to life by Studio Anorak in collaboration with David Lawrie, creative director at London-based ad agency Anomaly, called “Donate Your Eyes.” The mission behind the initiative is simple - to raise awareness about childhood glaucoma and hopefully a bit of cash for the @moorfields_eye_charity by calling all creatives from around the world to donate their eyes in the form of an art piece in their respective style.

Let it Shine by Débora Abreu

Débora Abreu is a Brazilian singer and composer living in Canada and as most of us, she has been trying to adapt to the craziness of a pandemic world. As Debora describes “since the pandemic started, my anxiety attacks have gotten worse, and following my husband's suggestion, I started practicing  mindfulness  and meditation everyday. I did that for around one year, everyday, sometimes more than once on the same day. Guess what? That started to unlock my creativity.

Moka Clube - Barrel Aged Rocket Fuel

Diego Carneiro shared a branding and packaging design project called Moka Clube - Barrel that hits home for this coffee-loving Brazilian. This, my friends, is real coffee. Twice Brazilian, it is the most unique marriage of coffee + liquor we’ve come across. These are coffees aged in wooden barrels where excellent whiskeys, wines, rum and, of course, cachaça rested before, because nothing is more Brazilian than good coffee and cachaça.

Clay Imports and Rohin Bhalla Launch Oaxaca Tile Series

We're pleased to share a beautiful new collaboration between Clay Imports and Austin-based designer Rohin Bhalla inspired by the ever-enchanting, mystical state of Oaxaca. While working in Mexico, Bhalla became fascinated with how simple shapes of wood could be rotated and intersected together to create a piece of furniture. He couldn’t help but use the same approach when creating this collection for Clay Imports.

366 Posters in 2020 by Samet Kesen

Samet Kesen shared a beautiful collection of posters created every day in 2020. We all know that because of the pandemic, 2020 was a quite difficult year for many. Some found ways to cope by creating content, I don’t know if it’s the case with Samet, however his posters are pure graphic design nostalgia for me. Awesome stuff.

Rewind - Giving a Twist to Daily Objects

Rewind is a personal project by David Fernández Atanes & Josep Prat Sorolla with the aim of experimenting and giving a twist to daily objects. The first collection was created during the first 2020 lockdown in Barcelona. It was an excuse to escape from the hard reality, a creative exercise to have fun. This project is a time-travelling invitation, in all ways. A total of 6 different acrylic glass clocks with vibrant colors and a deliberate 80s reminiscence.

Happy New Year!

It’s hard to describe the past year. Perhaps the best definition is the word change, closely followed by anxiety. The pandemic has changed lives forever. People have lost loved ones, that cannot be diminished or taken lightly. People lost jobs, businesses shuttered overnight, families had to adapt to a new routine of having their kids being home-schooled. Companies had to transition, abruptly, to working from home. Single folks needed to deal with solitude due to the necessity of isolation. That was a summary that best described 2020 for me. 

Focus — Abstract Experimental Bokeh Effects

Focus is a set of abstract experimental bokeh effects shared by Chrisb Marquez. These phantasmal formations experiment with glowing chromatic blurring and focal aberrations. The simple play of depth of field gives these formations a minimal look and feel.

Santi Zoraidez - New Normality Reel

Santi Zoraidez shared a collection of his best 3D work done in 2020. I am personally a fan of his incredible designs. I actually try to recreate some of them to learn 3D. Disclaimer, they never look even closer to his. That’s why I really love to feature any update from Santi. Plus I really relate to what he wrote for the description of this project, quoted below from Behance.

Draw from nature, with Unto's Color Gem

Draw from nature, as if you picked up a rock and start coloring. Color Gem is a set of mineral-like crayons exploring the metaphor and satisfaction of releasing colors directly from a burnt chalk, an apple, or granites and stones. Studio Unto has transformed the crayon block into a process similar to rock erosion; every sign of press, indent and dulled corner instruments the flow of the user's artistic footprints. 

Raw Design Inspiration: Hand-picked on Dribbble

New week, a new abdz. 'Raw Design Inspiration' to kick it off. No theme, absolutely 'raw' inspiration. Being an abdz., inspiration is one of the biggest fuels in my everyday life. Whatever it is for life and work balance, it comes in many shapes and forms. For me, I do appreciate a good surf on Dribbble. It's all about how we consume our feeds, I noticed a shift of change from designers on sharing their work on social media platforms like Instagram.

Raw Design Inspiration: Hand-picked on Dribbble

New week, another abdz. 'Raw Design Inspiration' to kick it off. No theme, absolutely 'raw' inspiration. Being an abdz., inspiration is one of the biggest fuels in my everyday life. Whatever it is for life and work balance, it comes in many shapes and forms. For me, I do appreciate a good surf on Dribbble. It's all about how we consume our feeds, I noticed a shift of change from designers on sharing their work on social media platforms like Instagram.

Max Sansing X Detour Street Art

I think we have mentioned it multiple times on the blog. I think we are currently living during a time that will make us appreciate little moments and make us see things differently for the rest of our lives. Things that we used to take for granted are no longer a thing and our habits have changed. During this 'confinement', it is said that 'street art' can make us heal and be more joyful somehow. I stumbled across this mention today and went on Behance for inspiration.

New Year, 'What you have been missing' Round-up

Holiday's over (for some of us 👋) and time to get back to the grind. Now the feeling that you had a couple of restful days, you got to hang came back home for the family, hang out with friends or/and even had a chance to travel for the occurrence. Now it's time to kick off the new year and restart all over. So what you have been missing from the social feeds aside from all the selfies, group selfies, kids photos and etc. What you have been missing, what's the latest on the 'latest'? Well, we have put together a round-up for yourself, mostly to inspire you.

Pure Inspiration: A roundup Yi Li, Michal Kmeť and more

We are almost at the end of the week, let's share one burst of inspiration roundup, calling it: Pure Inspiration. We have our UI Inspiration but this one is more scattered. We are not trying to be focused but sharing a series of images from UI interactions, photography, illustration, graphic design and so on. Everything handpicked on Dribbble, one burst of inspiration can go a long way. Let me know what you think?

Dashboard UI Design Inspiration: A Roundup by Afterglow, Outcrowd and more

A new Pure Design Inspiration is up, it's been a little while! I was caught with our move to another country but things are settling down. One burst of inspiration roundup just for you. For this week, I decided to explore Dribbble with the theme of 'dashboard design'. As a context of having a 'workspace' with a navigation, data, and what are the little micro user interactions designers are putting an effort on to create a simple and interesting experience.

Thoughts on 'inspired work' versus simply 'reproduced' work...

Over the Weekend, something very unfortunate happened to our friend Rik Oostenbroek. If we recap the facts, Rik started getting messages of 'Congratulations' for the work he worked with Hyundai and at the same time won an award at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and D&AD. Wow right? That's not what happened actually and sadly this is not the first time we have seen such a thing happening.

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