Most of us don't manage to keep track of all movies coming out these days, so we miss a lot of great movie titles. But how was it in the beginning of cinema? You'll see some amazing vintage movie titles today!
Maka Zedelashvili is an illustrator from Tbilisi, Georgia. In this post we will display her work for the book " Galaktionology " which refers to the bohemian life of XX century Georgian poet -galaktion tenants and activities. Enjoy! For more from Maka Zedelashvili visit behance.net/mzeart.
Back in the days, business cars were called trade cards and businessman of those days would distribute to clients and potential customers just like we do now. The design on this cards is the only thing that actually changed over the year. Check out how amazing was the design on these.
Take a look inside the studio of traditional sign painter Antonio "Tj" Guzzardi and get lost on this amazing space full of vintage signs and beautiful lettering. All photos by Tatanja Ross.
Last week we posted a tutorial showing how to create simple artwork in Illustrator and then in Photoshop we added a few effects to make it look old and with that vintage/hipster feel. Some people asked about some of the steps in Photoshop so I decided to make a simple walkthrough about how to use Photoshop to create this kind of effect. It's a simple technique but it can be very handy for this kind of artwork. So in this tutorial I will show you how to create a simple vintage look stencil in Photoshop.
We've always seen things from our time designed in vintage style. From advertising for Twitter and Facebook, to iPods from a past era. This time there's something fresh for all of those who love modern vintage design: modern games designed as Atari cartridges. Gotta say I've spent many hours playing some of these games, like Age of Empires III, and it's really cool to see it like that. Makes you think of how rustic these game would've been if released 20 years ago. These are the work of American designer StarRoivas (didn't find her name).
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.
Packaging design is one of the most important fields of design, it's holds direct communication between the product and the consumer and it is always nice to see the evolution of the field.
Today I selected an amazing Case Study by the illustrator Michael Doret. He will take you on a detailed journey of how he designed this awesome Vintage Neon Sign for Sweet. Take a look step by step and follow the notes of the author for specific details. For more from Michael Doret visit michaeldoret.com and behance.net/MichaelDoret
The Pixelmator team has just launched the new version of their really cool photo editing tool called Pixelmator 2.1 Cherry. We have been playing with a beta version for a few days and we are really impressed with the new features especially the new Effect Browser and of course the speed. To give you an extra incentive to play with Pixelmator we will show you how to design a really cool vintage style image and the best part, we will give out 3 copies of the ne
A few weeks ago we posted a tutorial showing how to create a hipster text effect using Pixelmator. Now we decided to show you the same effect using Photoshop CS6. As we had said, we will be doing that in Fireworks and CSS as well. So stay tuned. So in this tutorial we will show you how to create a simple text effect with a very trendy hipster look. We will use just basic filters and layer styles to achieve the effect. The whole process won't take you more than 30 minutes.
It's funny how big of a roll typography had on the old days when we didn't have computers to create all kinds of crazy graphics as we do today. Most designs relied on nothing but type and the cool mixes they had with the blend of colors was just amazing and very inspiring. So I selected a few pieces to bring us back in time and get some vintage inspiration. Enjoy!
Last year we published a tutorial showing how to create a nice badge in Photoshop and Illustrator. Now we decided to do the same, or similar effect using Pixelmator and its new vector tools. The result is very good and there are some nice techniques to overcome the lack of some more complex shapes. So in this tutorial we will show you how to create complex shapes in Pixelmator and add round corners to it. After that we will show you how to make it look like an old badge using textures and some basic filters and blending.
Vintage looking photography is super trendy especially with so many apps for Android and iPhone, apps like Instagram, Hipstmatic and so on. The vintage look is cool and easy to create in Pixelmator especially light leaks. That's why I decided to give it a try. In this tutorial I will show you how to add a super cool vintage look to your photos in Pixelmator 2.0. The tutorial is very simple, it has 10 steps only and I'm sure you will have a lot of fun playing around with your photos.
Fake Studio worked with a few old maps covers made by The Sanborn Maps Co. edited at the beginning of the twelve century. They found those maps and fell in love with those type compositions so they decided to remake one of this old covers using 3D modern technics. Fake Studio is a design, illustration and motion graphics production company, located in Barcelona, Spain. Check out more of their work on http://www.fakestudio.tv
Christmas time is a great opportunity to find time and enjoy the holiday with family and friends. Every time, there's Christmas, there's just ads everywhere we look. It got me inspired to look and share this collection of vintage Christmas ads, what really stroked me is the ads were so simple and yet so informative. Also it's also great to see the needs of people really differ from our present time. Christmas gift suggestions: to your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity.
The book suggestion of this week is about typography and it's a great source of inspiration. The book is called New Vintage Type: Classic Fonts for the Digital Age and we have used it for reference in many tutorials here on Abduzeedo. Book Description Choose, use, and understand great vintage type with this authoritative guide. Retro is the new modern.
We all love typography and especially the vintage/retro ones. There's something on those artworks that catch our eyes and makes us really crazy about them.
It seems that the past 3 years had a boom of retro design, starting with the "cosmic neon lightning" 80's aesthetic that I think most of you are already bored about. Not just because it became a trend, but also because everyone with a photoshop could emulate one. So here's the thing, this new retro wave more focused on 50's and 60's design and illustration seems to be really different, why?
Nigel Buchanan is a illustrator working mainly with graphic and editorial areas. His artwork feature some really cool retro style, reminds me a bit those old tale books, with a lot of gradients and grain texture on the characters. You can find other artworks and some really cool proccess shots on his Blog or you can also see some of these on his Website.