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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?

Beautiful Retro Look Illustration by The Brave Union

The Brave Union founded by Kevin & Kristen Howdeshell is a husband and wife team based in Kansas City that began collaborating 10 years ago in college. Since then, they have taken on the freelance world and have created animated sequences mostly to help others tell their amazing stories in film. For this post we would love to feature some of their beautiful illustration work.

Incredible Illustrations by Beeple

Commitment is a key factor of the learning process and to evolve in whatever you are doing. I believe there's only way to commit to something, it's to do it repeatedly until it becomes natural. Focus, learn, repeat. Mike Winkelmann, also known as Beeple has been doing that everyday for the past 8 years. He has been creating an artwork every single day and the result is nothing short of amazing.

Psychedelic Art by Signalstarr

Signalstarr aka Nick Stewart Hoyle is a graphic artist based in London, UK. His work reminds me a lot of the inspired mid 80s retro art like Pink Floyd and OMNI Magazine. I love his play with the mixture of washed textures and overlays. Check him out! All Rights to Signalstarr

Chapter V - "Retro"

I love retro futuristic artwork, it has been my favorite style since the beginning of my career and it's always cool to see more people exploring that. Today I share the work done by the Sense Collective for their new chapter, the Chapter V - "Retro". We present our ensuing chapter, titled "Retro". Inspired by the Retro futuristic art of Syd Mead.

Undiz - Illustration

I love neon style illustrations, especially the light effects created by the blue and pink color tones. The work of Patrick Seymour created for Undiz exemplifies this in mixing more handcrafted typography. The combination of both retro and modern results in a style that is super appealing to the naked eye. Patrick Seymour is an art director from Montreal, Canada. For more information visit http://cargocollective.com/patrickseymour

80's Logo Collection

If you like retro logos with light effects that screen the 80's you going to love this post. It's an overview of some of the 80's inspired logos done by Italian designers Alessandro Strickner and Overglow. Enjoy! For more from Alessandro Strickner visit behance.net/strickner & for more from Overglow visit behance.net/overglow.

Retro Futuristic Illustrations

These awesome Retro Futuristic Illustrations are done by Nathan Schroeder. A mix of geometric shapes and photography with a nostalgia feel that makes it retro but at the same time it seems like something from the future, needless to say I love the style. Check it out! For more from Nathan Schroeder visit cargocollective.com/nthn and flickr.com/photos/nthns/.

Extra Ball Typography

The collection called "Extra Ball" was inspired by the Baimu's childhood in game centers and specifically in the Pinball machines , claiming the culture of classic games before the advent of video games. Baimu is a Graphic designer based in Barcelona. He loves typography and illustration and to mix them.

Coca-Cola's Iconic Santa Claus Ads by Haddon Sundblom

Getting into the spirit of the season, we felt timely to showcase Coca-Cola's vintage holiday ads. Coca-Cola's ubiquitous advertising has greatly impacted American culture and the seminal brand is frequently credited with inventing the modern image of Santa Claus. Haddon Sundblom, an American Artist who made an indelible mark on 20th century advertising art, is best remembered for illustrating the now iconic winter ad campaigns he painted for the Coca-Cola Company in the 1930s.

Retro Soccer Player Posters

Zoran Lucić is a graphic designer from Bosnia who loves soccer just as much as I do. He designed a big series of soccer player posters with a retro feeling to it, mixed with typography and collage that looks absolutely amazing. Zoran seems to have a great taste for the game as he picked the top players of all eras.

3D Geometric Illustrations by Giampaolo Miraglia

I like to spend my time browsing Behance, DeviantArt, Dribbble and other websites to see what people are doing. I used to do that back in the 90s and early 2000s with books, going to bookstores and just browsing through design books and magazines tirelessly. The web made this process easier in terms of the amount of information and talent we can draw inspiration from but more difficult when it comes to seeking quality. Some works simply stand out among the rest. That's the case of Giampaolo Miraglia illustrations. Giampaolo is an art director and graphic designer based in Rome.

60s Illustrations by Tom McNeely

We post about new digital artists and designers most of the time, we also post about different styles and how designers and artists try to bring references from the past and adapt for the needs of the present. Last week I read that the Mad Men crew got magazine illustrating guru Brian Sanders, a 75-year-old artist now living in Cambridge, England—to illustrate the iconic poster.

Stylish Illustrations by James White

We have been huge fans and followers of James White since the very beginning of Abduzeedo. James is such an inspiring person not only because of his immense talent but also his attitude in terms of trying to keep experimenting and evolving.

Retro Moderinist Artwork in Illustrator and Photoshop

For this week's tutorial, I will share something new that I am still trying to learn how to do it. It's the retro/futuristic/geometric illustration style I've been seeing more and more often. This illustration is inspired by the work of Justin Mezzell, Matthew Lyons and Dan Matutina. I also see that James White has been experimenting with this style as well. In my case, I will try to share a simple and easy way to achieve the style using Illustrator and Photoshop. As it is my first attempt, bear with me and let me know if you have any tips to improve it.

Super Stylish Illustrations by Justin Mezzell

We are fan of vector illustrations, especially because of the clean lines and sometimes geometric shapes. Lately we've been noticing more and more designers experimenting with vectors mixed with textures. The cool thing about this is that it gives an incredible style to the illustrations, and when you add to that some super creative ideas you will probably have something similar to the work of Justin Mezzell. I am now a huge fan of Justin, his work is nothing less than amazing. It brings me back some sort of this retro/futuristic vibe.

What if Social Media were invented in the 80s

If Social Media was built in the days of DOS, 14.4 Kbps modems and Netscape Navigator, they would have looked very different. Well Kinna McInroe and Jo Luijten made this ambition from the past into a reality. This reality truly became a sensation and some of these videos were broadcasted on television and in the Nitehawk Cinema from New York City. After seeing the British BBC show 'Look around you', Jo Luijten was inspired by the idea of creating a nonexistent world in the past.

76 Synthesizer App on iPad by Jonas Eriksson

Jonas Eriksson is a Interactive Designer from Sweden that we've previously featured on the blog for his virtual analog apps for the iPad. Now, we're featuring the 76 Synthesizer inspired by synthesizers from the 70's combining playability with style. Previous Feature: UI Design: The Drum Machine App for iPad

Fox Retro Collection Design

Who doesn't love some Retro Design? Santiago Wardak is a designer from Buenos Aires, Argentina and designed this amazing Retro Collections of CDs from Fox. Take a look at this awesome project and get that retro inspiration your day deserves. Enjoy! For more from Santiago Wardak visit behance.net/wardak

Retro Collage Inspiration

I love to see some old collages with a retro style, without any use of computer. Muharrem Çetin is an excelente artist and his work has that retro feeling with a good mix of photo and type collage making some really cool compositions. Enjoy!

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