The purpose of this article is to expose you guys to the amazing artwork of illustrator Ricardo Martinez Ortega. Martinez’ style incorporates caricature, conceptual, realism, whimsical, black and white and his targeted subjects are animals, celebrities, editorial, landscape, medical, political, people, portrait, scientific, wildlife and environmental and his artworks speak volumes.
Mastering the latest free design resources is essential for designers, no matter your chosen domain. They function as great mock-ups for your projects and give you a hint as to what are the latest trends. Also, they can provide some cool design inspiration when you find yourself in a creative rut. That’s why I put together for you guys today a useful list of 20 websites where you can find free premium PSD templates.
In my daily search for design inspiration, I stumbled upon one of the funniest crazy websites called Stupidlaws. I know, now you’re probably thinking “What does this have to do with design?”. Well my darlings, I went on and searched for design related words such as “illustration”, “draw”, “color”, “paint” and found 11 of the craziest laws out there.
I thought that we’d take a look at a dismal scenario today: what would our world be like if the Internet didn’t exist? Millions of jobs all around the world would disappear, finding and sharing information would be unimaginably difficult, the costs of books and sending letters would skyrocket, worldwide communication would plummet and the graphic design domain would have a serious limp.
“Hello, here’s my namecard. Please don’t eat it.” This is how Caramelaw a.k.a. Sheena Aw presents herself. She is a motion graphic designer/ video editor from Singapore with an incredible imagination and personality. She refers to her work as candy art – cute and morbid – what goes on in her mind when she closes her eyes and I just had to share it with you guys.
There are two main reasons for which a company contacts a designer or design firm for a brand identity project: they are either a new company looking to establish a powerful and expressive identity, either they have an already established business and resort to a ‘facelift’, usually in order to increase sales and brand awareness. We’re going to take a look today at three examples of redesign, including packaging and logo design: a success, a failure and an intriguing case which combines the two.
I thought we would approach today the highly discussed and quite controversial topic of “untooning”. As a part of the graphic design field, it involves some pretty unbelievable photo manipulation: combining visual elements from separate sources, more exactly images of facial features with a 3D rendering of a cartoon or game character.
For almost a century, graphic design has been effectively combining typography, visual arts and page layout to deliver a message to the target audience. The term was first coined by illustrator, calligrapher and commercial artist William Addison Dwiggins in 1922, but it has been around since the beginning of human kind. Today, you can see eye-catching and memorable designs in domains such as identity and branding, publications, advertising and product packaging.
In my daily search for design inspiration, I came across an amazing website called HMF (HandMadeFont). Based on their work, I put together for you guys a showcase of unusual fonts made from the most unexpected materials: fur, rope, leather, sea shells, ice, sticks, rock, porcelain and even money! They can be used in branding, publication, packaging, stationery, websites and exhibitions.
Today we’re going to step into the funny and unconventional world of illustrator Nacho Diaz, also known as Naolito. He is a 24-year-old digital artist from Spain, specializing in T-shirt design, who creates amazing characters which manage to convey a subtle, yet powerful message. All of his artworks are based on double entendres meant to satirize human flaws and aspects of modern society or just to bring out the irony in mundane situations.