Tag: Graphic design

Fashion

Korean visual artist creates psychedelic fashion-inspired art

Eunjong Yoo, a young Korean visual art graduate, started her artistic career working various fashion-related jobs before pursuing her real passion of illustrating. After completing her BFA illustration at The School of Visual Art in Korea, she went on to work as a fashion director where she would direct ad campaigns and create ideas and mock ups for visual branding as a graphic designer. Her art is heavily inspired by fashion which, according to her, is one of her work’s top inspirations. With the use of mixed media, her heavy, artistically sloppy lines and bold colors help her express her art and tell stories in a unique, creative way. She gets all the excitement from her environment, the cult fashion, the bustling scenes of the city, and even the simplicity of nature. According to Eunjong Yoo, she stays “intuitive, but analyzing is my second nature. In every project, I value the process of analytical studies for bringing the creative vision to life.” She currently...
Animation

Realistic 3D models of office TV show fan favorites Mad Men, Suits, Parks and Rec, and more

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be walking inside Mad Men’s mid-century modernist-inspired interiors? Or slacking around and playing technological geek inside the messy nest of the genius bunch in The It Crowd? We all have, at one point in our lives, wanted to replace our normal, mediocre corporate life with one of our favorite TV show cast’s complicated yet much more interesting life of cocktails and lawsuits. And this cool new 3D project might just fulfill those sitcom dreams. The team of real estate professionals at Drawbotics made exquisitely detailed 3D models of top rating office TV shows from scratch, relying only on research and meticulousness. These models are made to take the audience into a realistic, one-of-a-kind walkthrough of the offices from fan favorites Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Parks and Recreation, Silicon Valley, and even Suits – just to name a few. These workplaces were perfectly recreated from the floor plans down to the smallest...
Architecture

London-based company gives chocolates very impressive packaging inspired by actual architecture

Beau Cacao is a one-of-a-kind chocolate company. While most chocolate bars come modestly-wrapped with paper or plastic, with the logo of the brand and simple grooves and cuts, this London-based company looks way beyond all that austerity. Founded back in 2013, the company stands out high and proud from the crowd without breaking a sweat. As you can see in the photos below, the chocolate's packaging requires an intricate design and is unlike most others. This is thanks to Adam Gill, the American designer commissioned to work with the company. Here he creates highly graphic designs, where the chocolate square is not merely a chocolate square. We are also reminded of the Malaysian origins of the cacao beans that are used in creating these treats. With an added dash of modern design and an overall inspired work, taking hints from the country's architecture, the outcome is truly marvelous. ...
Animation

Travel company lets you travel through time and space with these immersive, animated posters

Mind-blowing. That's the compound word I'd use to describe this series of immersive animated posters by NeoMam Studios. The studio created these phenomenal animated posters as part of a project called "Timescape," by Expedia. The posters imagine an era in which time travel and voyages to other planets is an everyday thing. Gisele Navarro, from the studio, told DesignFaves, "The bad news is that it's not here yet, no matter how many series Netflix and NBC create about it (time travel). But a human can dream, and that's what the Timescape Series is all about." From Atlantis to Europa, Timescape lets your imagination run wild! Check out some of the works below and find more on  Expedia's Travel Blog. ...
Design

New mobile app Carrot Weather features a quick-witted robot with sassy forecasts

Weather apps, however trivial they may seem, are the most frequently used apps on any smartphone. And CARROT Weather is the cream of the crop. Powered by Dark Sky, a provider of hyperlocal (and hyper accurate) weather forecasts, CARROT Weather is "the weather robot with a personality." And it's freaking amazing! Apart from radar maps and detailed meteorological data, CARROT rewards you with data from secret locations like Mt. Doom, the North Pole, and even the Moon! Perhaps the killer feature here is the collection of sarcastic, tongue-in-cheek remarks that you have to endure whenever you launch the app. The developers have now launched an entire suite of apps utilizing the same witty A.I. in the forms of an alarm clock, a to-do list, and a workout coach. Check it out on iTunes! ...
Art

Fête du Graphisme 2017 showcases the rich, diverse, and dynamic culture of graphic design

With three successful Fête du graphisme events behind us, a new festival is coming in hot this year. It will be a free festival event for everyone. Co-produced by D’Days and Artevia, the celebration will put graphic designers and their work on the spotlight. They will showcase how dynamic, multi-faceted, rich, and diverse this form of art is. To many people, graphic design is simply the fine print and colors on books, posters, and advertisements. But beyond these, graphic design has become part of all of our lives. You can see it on the Internet, on magazines, academic books, marketing and advertising, signages, packaging of virtually all products and services, and even in industries like textile and fashion. Without a doubt, graphic designers play a huge, vital role in how society and culture is shaped every day. It has crept not just into public spaces, but across private and intimate requirements as well. The Graphic Design Festival will run until February...
Art

Visually impaired writer and graphic designer teaches typography, encourages other blind individuals to follow dreams

Graphic design is not simply clicking and clacking on a computer keyboard. It has become a widely accepted form of art in our modern world. This art involves many elements, and typography is one of them. Typography is not just any kind of art - it is an entire process on its own. It involves setting, arranging, and designing type. Because of the importance of text in overall design, it has become one of the biggest aspects of a good, sound graphic design project. Not only does it provide the proper context to the visuals, it also rids it of miscommunications and misunderstandings. Because of this, graphic designers have an obligation to make sure that they pick the right typography for the needed message. Eryn Stubblefield offers a straightforward lesson on typography, targeting first-timers and rookies in graphic design. You can check out her post on Freepik.com to learn more. Stubblefield is a visually impaired individual who freelances as a writer and graphic designer....
Art

Christmas-themed ads from all over the world exemplify clever and effective graphic design

During the Yuletide season, ad campaigns often customize their marketing strategies to cater to the spirit of the occasion. There are some pretty great ads over the past Christmas season which showed great graphic design and were able to send their message across effectively. This is a great example telling us that print ad isn't dead, after all. While TV commercials can be really fancy and even include a celebrity or two, these traditional advertisements still prove that with just the sheer power of graphic design (and a good, basic idea), an artist can grab the attention of his audiences - given that he executes it properly and effectively. These ads below are just some of these print campaigns from all over the world, effectively spreading their point and engaging in the audiences' emotions as well. From top to bottom, these ads were created by: JWT, Verdant Zeal, Terremoto Propaganda, Make It Simple, and Provid. ...
Art

Hobby between friends turns into promising magazine venture with eccentric prints

Introducing Buffalo Zine, the brainchild of Adrián González-Cohen (creative director) and David Uzquiza (graphic designer, art director). The two men were friends since 1999 when they met as students. Over the years, their friendship led to one of the most fascinating magazine ventures of today. Buffalo Zine is a totally hands-on process. Each issue is made from scratch and takes years to complete. In fact, the two artists did not think that they would be publishing at all. It simply was a humble hobby shared between the two of them. After producing thousands of copies, they decided to distribute... and the rest was history. Now on its fourth issue, copies of Buffalo Zine can be bought online. It follows a classic newspaper format - one that is almost extinct in our modern and digital age. What once was kept in the garage is now a real and flourishing venture between childhood friends. /...
Art

Artist Creates “Catalogue of Imaginary Beings”, Draws Inspiration from Magical Realism and Symbolism

Johanna Goodman is a collage artist and illustrator whose current series of work is entitled "The Catalogue of Imaginary Beings." The work is still in progress but can be seen on her website. The collection of pieces is a culmination of various inspirations, primarily Audubon's compendium of birds. Goodman strives to delve into different themes from popular culture while highlighting the individual in each piece. The person serves as the focal point and is presented in a way that showcases his or her role in different aspects of life, such as history, fashion, art, and what Goodman refers to as "collective consciousness." Elements of Symbolism, Magical Realism, and Surrealism are depicted in the series. Audiences can also take a hint of cultural artifacts including totems, idols, and talisman. The artist has received various awards in the past, including those given by The Society of Publican Design, Communication Arts and American Illustration. You can check...
Design

Studio creates print campaign featuring strong visualization of political personalities and current issues

Check out these unique and controversial prints from a new 3D print/CGI campaign project. Featuring President Obama and President-Elect Trump, these bring forth issues that are currently storming the news - but in a rare, design-centric manner. The aim is to captivate the essence of the news stories and these personalities, almost in an op-ed type of format. A new design studio was commissioned to head the first ever campaign for Upday. The studio, FOREAL, is the brainchild of Benjamin Simon and Dirk Schuster. Their projects are directed towards creative and unique designs that give the audiences a popping "eye candy" every time. You can check out the prints on their website. Upday is the latest app from Samsung which focuses on bringing personalized news to its users. The content will be curated from a wide range of trusted sources, bloggers, and brands - streamlined into a very simple and easy format for everyone to understand. It combines technology and  journalistic...
Design

‘Forest’ wants you to focus on work and plant trees with gorgeous app

Forest is one of the most beautifully-designed apps of 2016. And above all, there's a noble goal at its core. Available on every major operating system, smartphone or desktop, Forest is not only gorgeous to look at but a joy to use. Fire up the app and you can immediately gauge the amount of attention that's been paid to its interaction and graphic design. Set a timer, sit back, and focus on the task at hand. The app will nudge you to get back to work if it finds you procrastinating. When you're done, Forest rewards you with in-app coins that you can donate to plant real trees! It also gives you a lush 3D view of the trees you've planted by focusing and keeps you coming back to the app to prevent your trees from dying. Forest is a really well-thought-out app and these guys deserve the DesignFaves round of applause. Get it here!    ...
Art

This book for graphic designers features six new typefaces inspired by “new classics”

If you're a bookworm and a graphic design buff at the same time, then this book is for you! Kansas City and San Francisco-based Willoughby Design have designed a book that enables you to explore new typefaces created to represent “new classics” in contemporary design.  The interactive book is called, "Fresh Takes on Classic Type on CLASSIC® Papers," and features six unique typefaces with stories behind each of them in the words of the creators. The book is sure to keep you engaged and amazed with its premium quality paper supplied by paper brand Neenah. w  ...
Creativity

Samorost 3 developers take you behind the scenes of award-winning game

If you haven't checked out Samorost 3 on iOS, you absolutely must! It's pure eye-candy and features phenomenal storytelling. The award-winning title Prague-based Amanita Design recently launched Samorost 3 - their latest and greatest title after the acclaimed Mechinarium. The incredibly immersive game features 9 unusual planets with entire ecosystems and weird inhabitants. Fans of the first two installations, which came out in 2003 and 2005, are leaving rave reviews about the game itself, as well as the game's fantastic soundtrack. Check out some screenshots from the game below and get Samorost 3 from the Apple App Store or their website. ...
Performance

Method Studios takes the cake (with texture)

Method Studios has created the ultimate dance video. Forget that early 2000s iPod commercial with black silhouettes, this studio created over 40 motion animated textures mapped onto dancers. Using motion capture, procedural animation, and dynamic simulations, dancing avatars bring textures to life before your eyes and the result is mind-blowing. This project was created for the AICP Awards and the textures chosen are meant to represent the AICP sponsors in color and dance. To say the least, Method Studios created a stellar piece of design. Check out the video below to see the full project. https://vimeo.com/169599296 ...
Art

From Moire to mammals

Italian designer, Andrea Minini is at it again with his graphic design skills. Using a technique called moiré, where overlapping and sets of lines creates depth and contour, Minini is making waves with his art. As he’s been doing this for years, his technique and complexity of projects is growing. To learn more about Andrea, click here. ...
Art

Ilya Schapko makes wonders out of overlays

Ilya Schapko is a cutting edge graphic designer based out of Saratov, Russia. When not working on logos, brand image, or websites, Ilya is making some eye-catching art. In her latest project, Overlays, Ilya used Adobe Illustrator to create illusions of overlays using the bodies and shapes of animals. Her work is simplistic and mesmerizing, using wonderfully pleasing palettes and soft lines. Check out her work here, and here. ...
Graphic Design

Between the lines: predators and prey

Andrea Minini is an Italian illustrator and graphic designer who has created an awesome negative space portfolio of predators and their prey. He works with Adobe Creative Suite products to create mind-bending illusions of animals in his work titled: Predators and Preys. See if you can spot all the pairs (we thought the sperm whale was the hardest). And if that’s not enough for you, check out more of his work here. ...
Illustration

The hand-lettering master mind of Lisa Lorek

Lisa Lorek is a hand-lettering master. Finding her first moments of inspiration from “doodling lyrics during class in high school”,  Lisa is now Art Director at Brokaw Inc. in Cleveland, OH and in her free time, churns out some of the best hand-lettering projects the world has seen. Check out her work here, and here. ...
Graphic Design

Honest logos show us the truth behind big business

“Honest Logos” is a series of designs by Victor Hertz that is just that: the real meaning behind a slew of famous businesses. From Netflix to McDonald's to Samsung, Hertz shows that the brands we know and “love” aren't all they’re cracked up to be. Hertz originally posted his first batch of logos in 2011, but has since made several installments with new businesses. For more of his work, be sure to visit his website. ...
Graphic Design

Graphic designer retells 2001: A Space Odyssey through 569 GIFs

Using GIFs as their medium, design creative Jean-Baptiste LeDivelec has created 569 GIFs that capture the entire Stanley Kubrick film 2001: A Space Odyssey. “GIFs made from copyrighted material are protected by the ‘Fair Use’ doctrine, but what happen if you cut an entire movie into GIFs? That’s what I tried to find out by cutting the masterpiece from Stanley Kubrick 2001: A Space Odyssey into 569 GIFs and uploaded everything on Giphy,” the artist said. For more of LeDivelec’s work, check out their site. ...
Graphic Design

A look back at graphic design before computers

It was not that long ago that graphic designers were creating their designs without the aid of computers. Of course, we all acknowledge how different today’s workflow is, but the documentary Graphic Means aims to dig deep into the significant changes that have occurred in just 30 years. In the newly-released trailer that is embedded below, we get insight into the manual design process that was previously used. ...
Graphic Design

Oscar-nominated film posters get extreme pop-art makeover

Oscar-nominated films this year had some very impressive posters to their names. But designers went ahead anyway to give some of them a pop art makeover. Following the tropes of artists like Roy Lichtenstein and Keith Haring, the designers applied the aesthetic to shutterstock imagery and came up with some pretty refreshing takes on the best movies of the year. Check out some of the reimagined posters below, and visit Shutterstock for the original stock photos! ...
Creativity

Uncanny 3D calligraphy curls up on the page in unique fashion

Calligraphy is beautiful as it is but calligraphy in three dimensions is even better. And that’s exactly what Tolga Girgin has been putting out lately. The Istanbul-based graphic designer has been experimenting with some brilliant techniques to not only add more realism to 3D calligraphy but further enhance it by adding photographic perspective into the mix. Logos, words, and figures curl up on the page as a result of carefully-planned perspective. Check out some of Girgin’s work below, and follow him on Instagram for regular updates. ...
Graphic Design

X-Files super fan celebrates show revival with interactive map

Can't get over the return of the X-Files even after re-watching all the episodes? Well here’s a map of every location Fox Mulder and Dana Scully have visited throughout nine seasons. Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia are just three of the locations pointed out in this interactive map created by super-fan Jane Roberts over at Mapbox. Each location also tags the corresponding episode allowing to search locations by episode, if you want to. The sheer number of locations visited is indicative of the massive popularity that the cult-classic reached when it first aired. And now that it’s back for a six-episode run, it’ll only get bigger! Click here to check out the map. ...
Art

Intense, surreal sports illustrations

Oliver Barrett, illustrator, teamed up with ESPN to create some of the most intriguing illustrated posters for sports. Assigned by ESPN to draw up visual stories of the Golden Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers for the 2015 NBA Finals, Barrett created a series of posters that capture the players in an intensely human light. Though the work Barrett did with ESPN was promotional in nature, some of his other works includes very different sports characters. Take a look at his series titled Baseball Jerks. ...
Funny

Embrace this holiday shopping season with these spoof ads

Jeff Wysaski used his graphic design skills to poke some fun at consumerism this holiday season. Creating mock sales flyers, he shows advertisements for “Gifts they’ll only use once” (e.g. Juicer, telescope) and a notice that if you spend $75 or more you get a free falcon. The project was posted online at his tumblr, Obvious Plant, but it was also posed at his local Target store as you’ll see in the installation shot below. Wysaski is a comedian based in Los Angeles. ...
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