I stumbled across this series of 'brutalist-inspired' posters of Hong Kong and thought it would be a great fit for a feature on abdz. With the shades of blue, red, white, and lots of textures. We are following illustrations of several iconic and controversial modernist architectural pieces in Hong Kong, built between 1950s and 1980s. One particular that strikes me is the design for the Wah Fu Estate, it's a modern and iconic design. For more about Anthony, can you check out his site and social media feeds.
Xtian Miller is a designer from Detroit, MI, USA and he is back another typographic poster studies, I really dig his style and his sense of graphics. Having featured his work before on abdz, you just can't help to appreciate his creative senses and his willingness to constantly keep exploring through discovery. His work is a mixture of the pure graphic design from the 90s, and even beyond that.
Xtian Miller created a poster series inspired by William Shakespeare’s sonnets; a collection of 154 poems originally published in 1609. Excerpts were selected for 25 posters and reinterpreted in visual abstract form to convey the concept of time and light vs dark.
Maciej Polak is an illustrator based in Łódź, Poland, he has shared a beautiful series of hand-printed posters titled 'Zodiac Signs' series. 12 Zodiac signs transcended into his art, colors, and silk-screen printing method. These illustrations are absolutely stunning, Maciej also added a little touch of typography to complete the entire visual direction. If you are a fan of these, definitely check out his store at shop.maciekpolak.com.
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.
What can we say about 2020 so far, let's just put this way. It was quite an eventful year and we are still not done. An outcome though is we saw a strive from many initiatives to raise the bar even during what we can call it 'weird times'. As I was surfing for 'studio inspiration', I stumbled the work from the fine folks at Bureau Oberhaeuser, a studio based in Hamburg, Germany. Other than looking like cool people to work with, they have shared a calendar that you can purchase and download as a wallpaper.
We have been getting a good response of the poster series we share on abdz., you guys seem to enjoy it. Let's keep the momentum and kick it off with another poster series! Berkay Taş is a graphic designer based in Istanbul, Turkey. Berkay only has a few projects on his Behance profile but has been killing it with his poster series. It's definitely worth a following. For the second installment of the series, we are welcomed by the same quality by its predecessor.
We were already a fan of Romain Billaud and his incredible work, but now we are even more. In order to help the caregivers in his own way and to make his new poster more meaningful. He decided to print 100 copies of his poster and to donate the profits to the Fondation Hôpitaux de Paris, Hôpitaux de France. It is indeed a super noble act. Unique edition of 100 copies, numbered and signed.
Xtian Miller is a designer based in Detroit, MI, USA. His project is genuine, well-executed, and thought this should be perfect to be featured on abdz. Titled: ARC: Pattern Research, it's a series of 'geometric pattern posters inspired by architectural locations', it's a study that contains 25 prints that also can be purchased via his store. First of all, I just love the overall graphical approach on these, if you have ever visited or googled these landmarks.
Xavier Esclusa Trias has created a poster series that is bringing a bit of a nostalgia moments to be honest. Pure throwback from the days where we didn't care about going to rent movies at the video store, where the packaging was just part of an item that you will eventually learn to appreciate. From what Xavier created, I just dig there aren't any 'special effects' like gradients, shadows, or whatnot. It's all graphical shapes and typography; there is something about having to work within these past constraints.
Blank Poster Volume 1 is a poster design and inspiration book featuring 700+ posters made by 393 designers from 53 nationalities. The posters featured are a selection of experimental, minimal, weird and interesting posters submitted to blankposter.com and were all based on random one-word design briefs.
Jose Berrio shared a really cool project of personal poster design on his Behance profile. They have all this dirty look, with some very stylish typography and textures. They bring back some old school movie posters, almost punk look. I liked the idea of creating personal projects to not only promote your skills but as away to let people know you are available for new projects. It's a way to differentiate yourself from the crowd.
Wanna keep the 'poster design' love today with Mitya Andrievskiy's Everything & Nothing poster series he shared on Behance. First of all, Mitya is skilled at many mediums from graphic design all the way to UI/UX design. It may sound cheesy to some but nowadays designers are so focused on a certain area of design and it's getting hard to stay afloat with the diversity of things you can do within our industry.
César Moreno published an super nostalgic and awesome project on his Behance profile. The project is the licensed screen print poster for "Transformers - The Movie" released during San Diego Comic-Con 2019. In addition to the poster itself, Cesar shared a bit more of his design process with details and a time-lapse video showing each step taken to get to the final result. The tools used were Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Wacom Cintiq. The work was done for Mondo and Hasbro.
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.
We are finally kicking off this week with a cool poster series entitled: Posterlad by graphic designer Vratislav Pecka from Prague, CZ. What caught our attention from this series is, first of all the progression from Vratislav's work especially from the last 15 posts (referring to his Instagram). We do enjoy when designers or artists take make the effort to create. The more you make, the more you will gain experience.
More than a week ago, the rad folks from CD Projekt Red announced and broke the entire internet with the introduction of Keanu Reeves to the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 game coming in 2020. Keanu will be playing as Johnny Silverhand. I can't wait to play this game, but for now CD Projekt Red release concept art posters that might represent the different style of character we will get to play.
Billelis 💀 shared an incredible artwork and poster design project on Behance. They were approached by Lionsgate, LA Associates and the creative team of John Wick 3 to create official key artwork for the launch of the latest Blockbuster installment in the John Wick Franchise- John Wick 3 Parabellum. John Wick has become the target for the world’s top assassins.
Tipoversos is a poster design series created and published between 2018 and 2019. The feature parts of popular Brazilian songs illustrated only using lines. The choice of 15 songs was made based on Johnny Brito, the author of the posters, personal preference. Johnny added that in addition to liking the songs, he also tried to use songs that could reflect with Brazil’s current times.
I know you might probably be tired of Bauhaus and all the articles and tributes we post about it since we started the blog. This year is a very special one because we celebrate 100 years since the Bauhaus foundation. Personally, I am a fan of the way they saw the discipline of design and its importance what makes it useful to my work 100 years later. That’s the reason we will post and repost every tribute we see. This one couldn’t be different.