The book suggestion of this week is titled Graphic Icons: Visionaries Who Shaped Modern Graphic Design by John Clifford. Based on the reviews it is a must have for any designer. How Magazine puts "Striking work from the likes of Paul Rand, Milton Glaser, Paula Scher and other greats provides the imagery that guides readers through the pages. This creative bible is for you", DesignWorkLife says "A book every designer should have on their desk". What can I say besides, mine copy is on its way. Who are history's most influential graphic designers? In this fun, fast-paced introduction to the most iconic designers of our time, author John Clifford takes you on a visual history tour that’s packed with the posters, ads, logos, typefaces, covers, and multimedia work that have made these designers great. You’ll find examples of landmark work by such industry luminaries as El Lissitzky, Alexander Rodchenko, A.M. Cassandre, Alvin Lustig, Cipe Pineles, Paul Rand, Saul Bass, Milton Glaser, Wim Crouwel, Stefan Sagmeister, John Maeda, Paula Scher, and more. Who coined the term graphic design? Who turned film titles into an art? Who pioneered information design? Who was the first female art director of a mass-market American magazine? In Graphic Icons: Visionaries Who Shaped Modern Graphic Design, you start with the who and quickly learn the what, when, and why behind graphic design's most important breakthroughs and the impact their creators had, and continue to have, on the world we live in. Your favorite designer didn't make the list? Join the conversation at http://www.graphiciconsbook.com Buy it now from Amazon
The Cage App is a new way for designers and teams to share, manage and approve your creative work and build an easier relationship with your clients. It is as simple as it sounds! Let me take you through some of those features and you will see how quickly you'll love to give it a try! Cage allows users to easily upload and present files, manage tasks, organize revisions and receive approvals all in one simple environment. Since Cage entered private beta in 2011, more than 20,000 creative professionals have signed up to use the product, including many who work at some of the biggest brands in the world. To get more information about Cage, visit their website at CageApp.com. All Rights to CageApp All Rights to CageApp Features Useful features to help you better manage creative projects online Users can now manage, assign and complete tasks without leaving the appIn-app Sharing: Users can now send and receive projects seamlessly without having to copy and paste links into emailVideo Player: Clients can now offer frame-by-frame feedback directly on video projectsApprovals: Users can now receive client approvals directly within the appRevisions: Users can now easily version client feedback and present changes within the appFile Support: Users can now upload a wide variety of files, including popular image and video formats, and even PSDsNotifications: Teams and Clients stay in the loop with customizable email notificationsActivity Steam: Users can now catch up and stay current on all activity in the appArchive: Users can now archive inactive projects to reference in the future Our biggest goal in re-imaging Cage was to make it useful for any type of designer, artist or creative team without a lot of clutter. Leaving out vital features for the sake of simplicity leads to workarounds, and that doesn’t work for anyone. We wanted to make sure the tool we built would make it easy for creatives to present, manage and secure approvals on their work…and look like geniuses while doing it. All Rights to CageApp All Rights to CageApp All Rights to CageApp All Rights to CageApp All Rights to CageApp Video Discount Code Cage App will give each person 20% for the first month on any plan you might like. Use the code: abduzeedo.
Wherever you are in the world, this summer, get ready for the much anticipated movie Marvel's the Avengers. For this occasion, I highlighted some designers that really stunned me and turn their world upside down to create pretty interesting concepts and pieces. I hope you will enjoy these series by Mondo Tees and Guy Seese! Short Synopsis: Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. brings together a team of super humans to form The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki and his army. Starring Robert Downey Jr and Chris Evans. The Avengers Official Trailer Mondo Tees by Kevin Tong by Kevin Tong by Ken Taylor by Martin Ansin by Phantom City Creative For more information about these prints and buy them online; you can visit their website at MondoTees.com A SuperHero in Every Aisle by Guy Seese Young Avengers at Target For more information about Guy Seese from Wieden + Kennedy; you can visit their website at WK.com.
A couple of weeks ago we posted about the TypeFaces Web Designer Playing Cards giveaway and today we will proudly announce the winners of the 10 sets of cards. I also noticed that they have included Collis Ta'eed to the set, which is another great designer. TypeFaces Web Designer Playing Cards is a "top trumps"-style card pack contains 20 of your favorite designers, including Jason Santa Maria, Mike Kus, Jeffrey Zeldman, Mark Boulton and other very respectful web designers . For each designer, a typeface was selected to match their overall vibe. Each card is individually designed to reflect this vibe, supported typographically with the selected typeface. The result is a beautifully designed and packaged, witty collector's item that features your ratings. Get your hands on these now by ordering here! TypeFaces Logo Winners Bruno (bhpolar) Amy Steve Webster jared thompson Felipe Gomez Tiffany Nathan Johnson Voras Loïc Dupasquier Pipo Zoft Some Photos of the cards For more information visit TypeFaces Web Designer Playing Cards website. We also would like to thank Adii Pienaar (@adii) in especial for this giveaway, thanks a lot mate.
TypeFaces Web Designer Playing Cards is a "top trumps"-style card pack contains 20 of your favorite designers, including Jason Santa Maria, Mike Kus, Jeffrey Zeldman, Mark Boulton and other very respectful web designers . For each designer, a typeface was selected to match their overall vibe. Each card is individually designed to reflect this vibe, supported typographically with the selected typeface. The result is a beautifully designed and packaged, witty collector's item that features your ratings. Get your hands on these now by ordering here! TypeFaces Logo We simply love the idea and thanks to the TypeFaces guys we have 10 sets of TypeFaces to giveaway. To participate is super simple, just leave a comment with your favorite web designer and who would you like to include in the set. We will announce the winner next week Some Photos of the cards For more information visit TypeFaces Web Designer Playing Cards website. We also would like to thank Adii Pienaar (@adii) in especial for this giveaway, thanks a lot mate.
Everyone loves to get a little gadget here and there or at least check out on the latest cool stuff that comes out everyday. I selected a few and really cool gadgets that most designers wouldn't mind having it. Check them out, and get the ones you want. Dual Iphone/Ipod Docking Station Say bye to the wires all over the place, this is a great way to recharge your iphone, and ipod with the convenience of having only one little wire coming out of the back of you dock station. With a very cool design the dock station gives you a change to re-connect with nature as you charge your apple devices. It's handmade of cedar, there for it looks, feels and smells amazing! And it's compatible with iphone 3g and all ipod devices (except shuffle). Buy it at Etsy for $119.00 USD Spy Watch If you are a fan of the famous agent James Bond you will definitely like this gadget that will make you feel like a secret agent. The spy watch is a high class surveillance DVR wrist watch, that can record up to 7 hours of video footage thanks to the 4gb internal flash memory that comes with it. Buy it at Chinavasion for $41.14 Corky Wall Organizer This is great if you are a little disorganized, it will help you get your stuff together and stop losing everything when you most need it. Use your empty walls to organize your things. The Corky Wall Organizer has multiple embroidered pockets to hold a variety of items, including pens, pencils, scissors, your keys, your glasses, etc. Buy it at KangaRoom for $29.99 Laptop Sleeve This is a very cool way to cover your laptop, made of heavy duty vinyl and padded with 1/4 fabric backed foam with a classic cool design that will get your friends asking how you got that. It's also custom made for different types of laptop to fit best. Buy it at Barry's Farm for $40.00 Backpack for Mac BackPack is a sturdy, sleek looking shelf designed exclusively to attach to the back of iMac and Apple Cinema Displays. This handy little piece of heavy gauge steel is perfectly sized to hold hard drives, USB peripherals or even a Mac mini. (If you use it to display your favorite Star Wars action figures, we’ll totally understand.) You can use the perforated base to tie up that web of cables lurking behind your Mac. Buy it at Twelve South for $29.99 Tainell T500 MID The Chinese company Tainell recently released they new toy. The 6.1" x 3.5" x 1.0" silvery white slate runs Windows XP on a 1.1GHz Atom Z510 processor and 1GB of RAM and features a 5" touchscreen boasting a resolution of 1024 x 600. It also has a 32GB SSD, VGA webcam, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and 3G. All this on the palm of your hand, so far it's only available on China but a lot of people wish they had that available everywhere. View it at Tainell Flash Drive Combination Lock Keeping your data secure on your flash drive is always a worry and if you feel that 256 bit hardware encryption might not be enough. You can always add a combination lock to the end of a USB drive. I don’t think we’ll keep out the most determined of data thieves and still looks funky. Buy it at Verdict for £5.95 Mimi Mini USB Monitor Looking for that extra bit of screen real estate to get you through the busy workday? Referring to notes while writing an e-mail, checking info in a spreadsheet while entering data into a web page, keeping an eye on your to-do list while browsing YouTube. It's handy to have additional monitor space at the ready. Buy it at ThinkGeek for $129.99 Camera Cube Level Here is a useful accessory for your DSLR camera, to make sure you get that perfect shot, the Camera Cube Level. The Camera Cube Level is a mini spirit level for your DSLR, which fits on the flash mount on top of your camera, you will then be able to see when the camera is perfectly level. Buy it at Photojojo for $15.00 Kodak Easyshare Digital Frame There is a lot of digital picture frames out there but Kodak has just released their Easyshare D830 Digital Frame. Which allows you to use any traditional 8? x 10? picture frame you desire. Making it easier to match your interior decor and not have a large lump of plastic. It has a 512 MB internal memory which can store up to 4000 pictures. Will be available in September - press release for £119.99
Everyone has their favorite fonts. Fonts that are very versatile and work well for a variety of projects. With that in mind we asked some very well known designers and digital artists what their top 3 serif and top 3 san-serif fonts would be. Among the artists we spoke with are Eduardo Recife, Tom Lane and Radim Malinic. Also, we would like to know what your top 3 serif and san-serif fonts would be. Leave a comment with the list so everyone will be able to see your favorite. Jonathan Wong - www.artofwong.com San Serif Serif Eduardo Recife - www.misprintedtype.com/v4/ San Serif Serif Eric Sin - www.projectsd.net San Serif Serif Brian Smith - www.skynerve.com San Serif Serif David Mondou-Labbe - www.m0oo.com San Serif Serif Karan Singh - www.wakeupmrsingh.com San Serif Serif Ehren Kallman - www.nnuvo.org San Serif Serif Perttu Murto - www.perttumurto.com San Serif Serif Kai Isselhorst - www.dopaminart.com San Serif Serif Rik Oostenbroek - www.secretshowcase.com San Serif Serif Alexander Radsby - www.aeform.net San Serif Serif Christopher Haines - www.neondistractions.com San Serif Serif Mike Harrison - www.destill.net San Serif Serif Nick Delaney - www.vandal.nu San Serif Serif Leigh Flurry - www.fontdeli.co.uk San Serif Serif Tom Lane - www.gingermonkeydesign.com San Serif Serif Radim Malinic - www.brandnu.co.uk San Serif Serif
3D artists are getting more creative as the days pass by. Maciej Mizer, a Polish designer is a great example of who creative designers can get. His work is really cool! But he's also a varied artist, he's done 2D, Graffiti and Photography works as well. It's a good chance to get to know an awesome designer! You may visit his portfolios at his site and at his DeviantArt. Enjoy.
It's great to see our fellow designers hitting the jackpot! Jasper Goodall is one of those guys. Looking at this work is very inspiring, and it's a reminder that anyone willing to go down the path of design, will, someday, make freaking awesome works to freaking awesome clients. Jasper made the cd cover for a couple of Muse's singles last year, and it was pretty cool. Hopefully we'll get to see more of his work out there soon!
Rik Oostenbroek, also known as Nkeo, is an awesome graphic designer from the Netherlands. His abstract arts are famous and brought his artwork to the cover of the Computer Arts Magazine. And now the tricky part: He's only 18 years old. 1. First of all we would like to thank you for the opportunity of having an interview. Please tell me a bit about your beginning with design and why did you choose to become an artists? The pleasure is all mine, I'm not used to get interviewed so it's kinda special for me! The first step was doodling at school, since I was always bored at school, I was a smart kid before I got into art so I had to do something else. I started making trippy scene's with a pencil. My story of digital art started 3,5 years a go. I had a friend, named Danny Arntz and he was in that scene for I guess 2 years. This guy introduced me to Photoshop and to deviantart but I was like :"what is this?". It didn't made any sense to me, since I was into sports only. A few months later he showed me DepthCORE.com, the community I'm part of myself right now. After seeing Depthcore, especially the works of Wirestyle, sc3l and Shinybinary I started to mess around a bit on my own. This messing around was my first step in the design world and every time I got bored here at home, I started up Photoshop. From that point I started a deviantART account 6 months later. Receiving favorites, comments and critique were improving my skills as hell those days, I got invitations from various communities and got my first Daily Deviation a few months later. Those things were motivating me so much that I thought to work further to the next level, being part of my inspiration source, depthCORE.com. From that point things got only bigger and bigger! It felt so good to put my creativity in pieces that I thought to give a art career a shot! I was only into abstract these days, but I felt I needed to try more things to discover my strong and weak points, where I have to work on a little more. I guess design will never become really boring, since you always learn new stuff. Right now I got myself a agent and I worked for a agency already ( left because it was way to boring, had to do all their shit assignments ). So I'm totally freelancing right now, been at the cover of Computer Arts Magazine and everything feels damn good! And I bet there's a lot more comming up for me, since I'm still 18:) But first I'm going to enjoy this summer! 2. Your work is pretty unique. You use a lot of creativity in it. Where does your inspiration come from? Haha thanks a lot man! This is a hard one, my inspiration comes basicly from music, nature and the ordinary things in life, like troubles, emotions and so on. Of course some sick advertisement inspired me as well, right now I'm inspired by The Happines Factory( Coca-Cola) by Psyop. But back in the days was it MTV who was inspiring me with their funky commercials and layouts! There are some artists who inspire me as well, every time I look around at depthCORE.com or Behance.net I see stuff that's just inspiring me to try other stuff as well. My favorite artist right now is jerico from rarz.net I guess, after seeing his stuff I gave surreal stuff a shot! 3. You sure have your own way to do a job. How does your typical workflow look like? Well I just realized that I'm always starting with a main object( a abstract shape or a photograph ) and built everything around it. I pick like a photo or make a shape and just put it in the middle of my workspace. I used to work from the sides back in the days, but this is way much better:) I always start working big and size everything I work on down after a while, so the pieces look more detailed. The last thing I do is the background. I always do that later so you could actually make the main object and background match really well together. It's really strange since I cant make a focal point when I start with the backgruond and built it up from that point. 4. I'm a great fan of your artwork "The Dopeshow". It's awesome. Tell me something about this one. ("The Dopeshow" is directly under this answer) Haha, it seems like everyone is in love with me because of this piece;) This piece was done for the promotion of my new online portfolio ; www.secretshowcase.com. It's just the piece that explains my love for digital art I took inspiration of all kinda advertising( basicly mtv ), promotion and all kinda digital styles to work this out. I've tried to make a combo of all the pieces I did in the last few years, and it kinda worked out. There is abstract, photomanip, surrealism in it and I really love it myself as well But the thing is, this piece was actually the finish of one of the stages I did in my digital art "career". I usually work a few months on a style, like this abstract/photomanipulation mix, I've done like 6 pieces before that no one ever saw, to try to reach this level. Right now I'm working on a more Surrealistic style and a New abstract style btw! So expect some sexy pieces in that style soon as well! 5. What are your tools of work? Do you use special software and hardware? The Software I only use is Adobe Photoshop Cs2, I never really took use of other programs. I've tried some like Cinema 4d, Illustrator, 3DSmax but it didn't gave me the satisfaction Photoshop gave me! Since you could do like everything in photoshop, except rendering, I will stick with Photoshop for the rest of my life I guess! My hardware is kinda bugging me and fucks my photoshop skills up lately, since it's rebooting out of nothing all the time while I'm working. So people please donate me some money for a new one or contact me when you know some good pc anywhere around on the net but not to expensive please ( email@example.com ) ;) 6. How does your job influenced your life? Do you see things differently? My life didn't changed that much when I became a freelance designer, but it did when I got in touch with art. Since the time I discovered Photoshop, I became more interested in other mediums as well, like Photography and Traditional art. The way I look to things changed as well, I'm looking for a story or emotion in every piece of art I see. It's also funny that I look so close to every "designed" ( even cigarette packages and book covers ) and try to imagine how they made that. I've learned many things from just looking to stuff and tried to understand what they've done to made this product or design. 7. Thank you very much for this nice interview. Do you have any tips for upcoming designer? Thank you for having me;) Just try a bit and experiment with various styles, till you find the thing that suits you best, you have to cross your boundaries. I just think that people have to do the thing they like most themselves, not caring to much about the popularity or the opinion of the rest of the people. You should have some goals to reach as well, to motivate you a bit more. And last but not least, never give up! Rik Check out his portfolio http://secretshowcase.com/
Last week we've posted an article about Bruno Borges, a brazilian who has been developing a great work and that made us very proud to publish it here. Bruno gave us the pleasure of answering a few questions, talking about his style, how he deals with his projects and also why he'd decided to work with design. Check this interview out, and to get to know a little bit more about him, visit www.oit8doi2.com. 1- Bruno, welcome to Abduzeedo! Tell us a little bit about you, where you from and how you've started as a designer. I'm 25 years old, and at least 5 of them were dedicated to design and visual arts. I can't really tell when this passion started because I've always liked drawing, sculpting and assembling things. Since the choices we make in life are important, I've decided to mix things I love and work with that. 2- One of the main characteristics on your work is how you deal with typography, in some cases it's the main part inside a piece. Do you have any source of inspiration for that kind of work? How would you describe your style? I think typography is a big helper to design and it's an element I really value, that I spend time researching. The coolest thing is that, besides carrying a message, it also shapes and give the content a mood, and it doesn't matter what kind of content it is. That's why I like experimenting with loose phrases to explore the possibilities that each type give us. So, I guess that if I have a style, definetily it is experimental. 3- Tell us a little bit about your work process, your every day routine. What are your sources of research and what sites do you commonly visit? I usually see lots of things. I see it, save it and all that. That's because I think it's important to know what's going on out there, what possibilities have been explored and which may be discovered yet. When I notice a new pattern being established in world production, I tend to run away from it and to search for something new. It's a search, an attempt to make a fresher design. And my references are many. I guess a book may inspire you as much as a movie or a song, until the point when it wakes you up to that willing to change, to make new things. Or turn to do other stuff. 4- What about your tools? What software do you use? Is there any special effect you always use or maybe a tip to share with us? Photoshop, Illustrator and a few 3D softwares. But photoshop is the one I use the most. I think there are no tricks... these softwares are amazing tools and made possible to create a lot of things since computers began being used to make art. It's important to know how they work to use them to its full potential, to use them in the middle of the process, and not start it. 5- We've noticed in your portfolio that you have many works that you call experimental. Do you usually make these pieces to test a concept or effect? Are any of these, works that were not finished? And tell us if you got any running project. Many things in the site were published, but most of them are only experimental. I like the briefing commitment, the deadline preassure, but if I don't do experimental works, I won't explore new paths, then I think there's no purpose on going on. I enjoy leisure time and a little uncommitment once in a while. :D And my only project right now is to open a studio once for all, where many other projects will come to life. 6- And to chill out a little bit, what do you usually do? Sports, movies, television? Any tips on what to do while visiting São Paulo? Damn, I live in São Paulo, but I'm a terrible local. I guess I don't even have to say that there's like a thousand things to do per second around here, but I'm really easy going. I think that tripping is really important, in the widest meaning of the word. I would easily spend 17 hours inside a bus to visit a new place, but I also enjoy very much spending the whole weekend at home, watching a movie or working on a new piece. I just think that dancing sucks big time. 7- Thanks for the interview! Any tips for the people who might be starting designing now, or maybe a last word? Try things out!
Oit8Doi2 is the portfolio of Bruno Borges, an awesome brazilian designer, who's been doing some great work for important magazines, sweet party flyers and paper toys, among other cool stuff. Hopefuly we all can learn a little bit from his work. He's style is neat, some vintage stuff, cool t-shirt designs, some nice experiments. He sure knows his thing. :) Author: Paulo Antunes | If you want to write an article and have it published here send it via email to abduzeedo[at]abduzeedo.com
It's been some time since we had someone interviewed here at Abduzeedo, but the wait is now over, and sure it was worth waiting. We had the opportunity to talk to James White, surely one of the most innovative designers out there. Jame is a very talented, experienced designer from Nova Scotia, you probably have already seen his work and if you are like me you must have gotten very impressed with his style. And now we can learn a bit more from him. 1- Thanks for the opportunity of having you here. The Abduzeedo team really loves your work. So, tell me a bit of how did you start and discover that you wanted be a designer? I started drawing when I was four years old and continued to do so all through school. I constantly got yelled at by teachers for doodling in class, but the temptation of holding a pencil with a blank piece of paper in front of me was far too great to ignore. My parents also had a Commodore 128 with a simple graphics program and an ink-ribbon printer that I used to make banners and posters for me and my friends, essentially my first experience using a computer to create things. After highschool I enrolled in Graphic Design at a local college, then Interactive Technology, both of which introduced me to Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash and the internet in one fell swoop. Upon graduation I landed a job as a website designer in 1998 and have been working in the industry ever since. All through my education and professional career I have never stopped working on my own art on my own time. 2- How do you come up with those amazing ideas and effects? Tips on how to create those effects? I am a very nostalgic person and a lot of my ideas stem from my childhood. I was the kind of kid that got excited when I would see the NBC Special Presentation logo appear onscreen while watching television, because it inevitably led to Star Wars or Superman. It was that feeling I wanted to capture in my artwork, which led me to a retro-cosmic style directly inspired by network promo animations from the 70s and 80s, namely anything done by NBC. My workflow is rather simple. I wrote a very simple program in Flash that allowed me to create random assortments of shapes that I export to a postscript file so I can edit them in Illustrator. From there I will clean up the exports, add gradients, and use brushes to bend my shapes into unconventional combinations. Then I port them into Photoshop one by one where I can overlap them, lay down colors, lighting effects, textures, etc. In my opinion the most useful tool in Photoshop is the layer setting dropdown box. Overlay, Soft light, and Color Burn have changed my life. 3 - Tell us a bit of your career? Favorite project you worked on? Toughest project? My career as a designer and as an artist are very split. By day I work as a designer for an agency where I create websites, identities, corporate materials, various print pieces, etc. It would be difficult to pick a favorite project because every client is unique in their own way, but the clients that set you free to explore style are essentially the best to work on. I use my own time outside of work to create my personal art, where I can be my own boss and critic. I learn new tricks and techniques both at the office and at home, so the two sides of my career really feed off of one another for mutual benefit. Client design work normally has set boundries where I can create within, but my own art is very open and as a result, far more challenging to develop a concept and execution. But a highlight was certainly getting Commodore's blessing to use their 64 logo in one of my art pieces. 4 - Who are the designers you like and inspire you? And what sites do you visit, or what do you do to get inspiration? To name a few of the classics, I love the works of Josef Muller-Brockmann, Mark Rothko, Piet Mondrian, Franz Kline, Ian Miller, and Georges Braque. All of these artists use typically simple ideas and shapes to create something unique and amazing. They are so good at their craft that they make complicated executions look easy. With the rise of the internet I was introduced to some of my favorite modern artists, such as Joshua Davis (joshuadavis.com), Sheppard Fairey (obeygiant.com), Chuck Anderson (nopattern.com), Fatoe (fatoe.com), Mike Cina (trueistrue.com), Scott Hansen (iso50.com) and Robert Hodgin (flight404.com). As far as inspirational websites go, I primarily use Flickr and Ffffound for my daily high-voltage dose of art. There is so much amazing art posted daily it's very hard not to get excited about it all. I also travel to Josh Spear (joshspear.com), the Canadian Design Resource (canadiandesignresource.ca), Bittbox (bittbox.com), Design is Kinky (designiskinky.net), Drawn (drawn.ca) and of course, Abduzeedo. 5 - Tell us about the apps you use? How long have you been using them? I started using Photoshop and Illustrator in 1995, and started to learn Flash on my own in 1998. These three programs quickly became my primary arsenal and I rarely deviate from using them. I started using Photoshop at version 3, which when I think back seems infinitely impossible. It had no History palette, and only one undo! It was complete madness :) 6 - What about your hardware? I use a Dell PC that I purchased 3 years ago and it continues to do me very well, other then working with big files in Photoshop that tend to chug up my processor a little. My next system will probably be a Mac laptop so I can be a bit more mobile with my work, and I hear the processors are more in tune to dealing with large print files. 7 - Again, thanks for the opportunity of talking to you. One last question: Any advice for designers out there, who, like me are willing to improve their skills and become a master? My pleasure! The best advice I can give is to work hard. If creativity is in your blood, never ever stop utilizing it no matter how many frustrating moments may occur. The internet is a wonderful way of researching art, but don't only research what people are doing currently. There are riches to be found in the past, when people were creating amazing works of art before computers existed. Learn your tools and programs inside and out but always remember that art comes from your mind, not the keyboard or mouse. Think about what you love and draw inspiration from that. Some works For more works, information, and even buy some posters visit the links below: Signalnoise.com - The art of James Whitehttp://www.signalnoise.com Signalnoise Storehttp://signalnoise.bigcartel.com My Flickr streamhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/signalnoiseart/
My last article I showed some of the coolest designs I saw in 2007. There were really amazing pieces of work in that list, from designers from all parts of the world and various styles. Among all of them there were 4 Brazilian designers, and one of them is called Bruno Fujii. I got to the opportunity to talk to him and we sort of became friends. I really like his style mixing illustration with watercolor paints and vectors, I even wrote a tutorial trying to reproduce his style. Anyway, you can check his website out at http://illustplosion.com/ to see how cool is his work and, as it is Christmas time he’s allowing me to put his 2008 Calendar to be downloaded here. Take a look at the images below and click on them to get the high resolution version. And one more thing, he told me that he’s now working as a freelancer and that he is available for new projects. Download the calendarClick here to download the whole calendar
This last december was a bit odd, I was robbed, they took my laptop and 2 iPods, I had all my backups and all my clients jobs in those, for sure one of the most delicate situations in my life, I didn’t know what to do. So I decided to start a blog and save some of the jobs I done and share them with everyone. This would allow me to promote myself too. In these last 12 months I’ve seen lots of really good designs, they have inspired me and helped me to get over this unfortunate incident. The outcome of that made me think and focus so to celebrate this past year and to welcome the next I decided to post ( in my opinion) 2007 ´s best designs. Enjoy!
I've been working with Photoshop for some time now. I really like the software and what can be achieved using it. What amazes me more is the quality of works that were done using it. There are people who really know how to push the boundaries of the tool and produce astonishing pieces of work. It is exactly those people, whom have inspired me that i want to list in this post. 1 - Adhemas Batista (Brazil) - http://www.adhemas.com/ 2 - Bert Monroy (USA) - http://www.bertmonroy.com/ 3 - Derel Lea (Canada) - http://www.dereklea.com/ 4 - Eduardo Recife (Brazil) - http://www.eduardorecife.com/ 5 - Ian Keltie (U.K) - http://www.iankeltie.com/ 6 - Joan Charmant - http://www.joancharmant.com/ 7 - Joshua M. Smith - http://www.hydro74.com/ 8 - Justin M. Maller (Australia) - http://www.superlover.com.au/ 9 - Nik Ainley (U.K) - http://www.shinybinary.com/ 10 - Scott Hansen (USA) - http://www.iso50.com/