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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.

Mobile Design Inspiration: A roundup by Arman Rokni, Cao Hao and more

A new Pure Design Inspiration is up! One burst of inspiration roundup to kick it off. For this week, I decided to explore 'Mobile Design' as we are saying a higher trend of rounded corners just like our previous article on 2019 Biggest UI Design Trend and further the rise of transitions treated like 'tabs' or collapsible hidden sections who are waiting to be triggered. What do you think? Is it something we will see more in the future?

Logo Design Inspiration: A roundup by Alexandra Zutto, Ryan Prudhomme and more

A new Pure Design Inspiration is up! One burst of inspiration roundup! For this week, I decided to go full speed on Logo Design! Something I have noticed while hand-picking and browsing this week's selections. I don't know if it's a new trend but designers tend to share all ideas, concepts, and iterations for a logo. I totally dig this visual approach, it's definitely inspiring seeing many taking this to another level. Hope you will appreciate!

Pure Design Inspiration: A roundup Mohamed Chahin, Jacek Janiczak and more

A new Pure Design Inspiration is up! One burst of inspiration roundup! Following up from last week, I decided to take a dive but more into illustrations as I gathered a collection of different styles and going through a variety of color palettes as well. As always I have included interesting UI designs and animations to push our creativity for the next few days before hitting the Weekend. Hope you will appreciate!

Pure Inspiration: A roundup Chandika Jayan, Surja Sen Das Raj and more

Happy Friday again, it's been a long while since our last Pure Inspiration. Let's share one burst of inspiration roundup! I made it bigger today for your inspiration and since it's Friday! Let's kick it off! Everything handpicked on Dribbble, Hope you will like it! Today we have lots of UI designs, UI transitions, illustrations and more.

Insane Motion Design Work from KIDMOGRAPH

Either that you have a full-time job, contract-based or purely freelance; as designers we should always make room for personal/experimental projects. There's a ton of reasons why it's a great thing to keep that healthy balance with your creativity, your will of making things and finding ways to get away from boredom and eventually burning yourself out. KIDMOGRAPH is a great example of someone who always finds time to explore and keeping his goals on target. Warning, make sure you have a strong internet connection to view this article.

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