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Plumes Wallpapers

Plumes Wallpapers

It's been a long time since we haven't shared any Wallpapers for you guys to download for your desktops. Let us know if this is something you will like to see more on Abduzeedo. By the meantime, we would like to share the latest series entitled:  Plumes by Ari Weinkle. For his latest project, Ari went experimenting the colours, the complexity and the structure of feathers. You can't help but to admire his choice of vivid colours and the level of details is just ridiculously good-looking. A series of generative artworks inspired by the colors and structural complexity of feathers. Download the entire Wallpaper Set About Ari Weinkle Ari is an artist and designer based in Boston, USA. Ari finds the time to work on his craft at breaking apart different forms such as human figure, geometric and organic shapes. For more information: http://ariweinkle.com.

Burbucar: a Super Cool Car Wash Design and Concept

Tired of taking your car to that same old boring car wash around the corner? Well, great design can also be found in a car wash, at least at this one in Madrid. Burbucar, a project by Lina Toro, will certainly get your attention and make you want to take your car for a wash. Take a look. Not only the place looks great but 80% of the water they use is recycled, which is great for the car wash business. I always like when someone creates a new concept for an old thing. Hope you guys like it too. Burbucar is a carwash located at Costa Rica Street in Madrid. It is an established business, which uses clean and innovative processes and seeks to visualize its philosophy by means of a renewed image. The carwash occupies the ground floor of a 7-storey building, in a 70 m-long and 12 m- wide tube. It rests on a 10cm neoprene bedding, which absorbs vibrations of the machines at the car wash tunnel. 80% of the water used is recycled at a purifying room, through 6 specific tanks. In winter, humidity exceeds 80% and the apparent temperature is 0ºC. Running non-stop 12 hours a day from Monday to Saturday, an average of 80 cars are washed daily at Burbucar. The comission is made with a single condition: the running of the business will not be interrupted at any time. The project is executed in one month. Uninterrupted. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Behind the Scenes: Not Only a Car Wash #BehindTheScenes offers spaces, associated with the waiting time, which visualize the formerly hidden washing processes. #BehindTheScenes changes the corporate image of the conventional carwash into the technified SPA. #BehindTheScenes the technic decision of coating every surface with epoxy paint solves the general concept, allows a quick execution and the maintenance. #BehindTheScenes fuses architecture, design and technic in a combined operation.

 Insights from some of the Top Women Leaders in Design & Tech

Insights from some of the Top Women Leaders in Design & Tech

While surfing around (as usual), I stumbled across this article from an event called: Women in Design: Voice and Risk hosted by Designer Fund. And the article was about coming insights from some of the top women leaders in design/tech industry as we may all know that is pretty Patriarchy (male-dominated society). As speakers, the event reunited some well-known designers like: Jessica Hische, Anisha Jain, Tiffani Jones Brown just to name a few. We'll share a couple of insights on how women should trust themselves in this industry. Hope you will enjoy! Each of these women comes from a unique personal background and sits in her own place along the introvert-extrovert spectrum. They each also manifest their leadership qualities differently, from the influential lettering artist working in near isolation to the tech executives managing dozens of employees. But one thing they all agree on is that a good dose of reality is the best way to set their critical inner voices straight. Tiffani Jones-Brown, Creative Director at Pinterest, described this as a screaming voice that says “I don’t fit here, I don’t fit here, I don’t fit here” — a little parachute on your back that makes it difficult to run fast, and discourages you from taking risks to avoid making mistakes. But our speakers noted that this calms down when they acknowledge real evidence that things are going well.     The first key is to find the right communication vehicles for your style. For example, Julie tends to need alone time to properly process new information and come to a conclusion about next steps. This can be challenging in meeting-heavy environments, where groups of people try to hash out opinions in the moment. Julie found that it was helpful to set expectations with her colleagues about her preferred communication style, and she has found other ways to share her thoughts, including writing notes, sending follow-up emails, commenting on docs ahead of time, and staying active in internal communication channels. ...strives for balance in conversations, but for her, it’s about using her voice and helping other people feel heard too. “I love talking and am very dominating in conversations. I have to keep it in check all the time.” Navigating meetings with her clients can be tricky, because they’re “basically phone calls with a whole bunch of alphas” — she’s the alpha of her company, her clients are the alphas of theirs — and often everyone is just waiting for their turn to speak. To make space for all voices, including hers, Jessica “whiteboards” what people are saying in her head while they talk, then verbally summarizes their viewpoints alongside her own. Credits Originally from Nathalie Arbel Photos from Melanie Riccardi Read more about this article: https://medium.com/@designerfund/how-to-trust-yourself-23d01227d83b#.mrrkclolv.

Bridge Speaker Series Posters

Bridge Speaker Series Posters

The awesome folks from Moniker had a request to create posters of the Designer Fund Bridge Speaker Series. Where they would invite legends like John Bielenberg, Wilson Miner and more. To speak about a wide range of topics from leadership and trends. I personally love the graphic design style of this project for the main reason that you can clearly see that is handmade. The concept with the mix of colours are just so appropriate to the reflection of the talks. About Moniker Moniker is a design and branding studio based in beautiful San Francisco, USA. Over the years, they managed to work with brands like: Coca-Cola, Google, Android, Herman Miller and more. For more information: http://monikersf.com.

Impressive Artworks by Yulia Brodskaya

Impressive Artworks by Yulia Brodskaya

Back in 2010 we showcased Yulia's work here for the first time. And of course we are past due for an update of her astonishing pieces. This is why today we will show you some of Yulia's latest artworks. Her talent of transforming paper into art is superb, take a look. Since 2010 she added lots of inspiring pieces to her portfolio, so make sure to head to her website to check the entire collection. Enjoy! Yulia Brodskaya is a highly regarded paper artist and illustrator. She uses two simple materials-paper and glue, and a simple technique that involves the placement of carefully cut and bent strips of paper - to make lush, vibrant, three-dimensional paper artworks. She started working as a graphic designer and illustrator in 2006, however quickly abandoned the computer programs in favour of paper art: "Paper always held a special fascination for me. I've tried many deferent methods and techniques of working with it, until I found the way that has turned out to be 'the one' for me: now I draw with paper instead of on it". (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Workspaces Inspiration

Workspaces Inspiration

I recently met with an ergonomic expert about some thoughts on how we and I spent our entire day working on our computers through phone, notifications, distractions, meetings, emails and whatnot. Really interesting because you wouldn't pay attention but they do make a big difference in the long run. I can share some tips in my upcoming post but for now, let's just sick back and enjoy with some  Workspaces Inspiration. Taking the time to work in an efficient & stress-free environment can make a huge impact in your productivity. By Reinventor By bigfanagency By ultralinx By designchaser By vedadcolicdizajn By minimalsetups By minimalsetups By karolortyl (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); By minimalsetups By minimalsetups By minimalsetups By Satechi By esymai By melanieabrantesdesigns By Ugmonk

Portfolio Sites Inspiration

Portfolio Sites Inspiration

With the launch from our friends at May1Reboot, we've been seeing hundreds and hundreds of portfolios from the community which is a great thing. So many works done with so many talented people all over the industry. We've selected a few ones for this inspiration post that really strikes us not only by their portfolio but also how creative the concept of their site is, the responsiveness, UX flow and how playful it is since most of the sites nowadays tend somehow to share the same structure. Site by Christopher Ireland Designed by The Nero Designed by Deux Huit Huit Designed by Benjamin Guedj Designed by SFCD Designed by Active Theory (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Designed by Spring/Summer Designed by Rezo Zero Designed by Plastic Studio Designed by Robin Mastromarino Designed by Xavier Bourdil Designed by Vanderlanth

Neon Project, colorful and beautiful photos by Hid Saib

Neon Project, colorful and beautiful photos by Hid Saib

I was browsing some inspiration online when some very interesting and colorful images caught my eyes. The images I'm talking about are part of the Neon Project, a series of pictures by Brazilian photographer and publicist Hid Saib. I loved his compositions and the way he uses the colors on his subjects. The photos are delicate while also super strong and intriguing. Hid's images are truly inspiring and beautiful. Take your time checking out the ones we selected to show here and make sure to head to Neon Project's website to know more. Enjoy! Sensuality and daring has everything to do with art. For years, many artists have used and abused these attributes, small works even in the great monuments. Now imagine tie it all together with the colors, brightness and neon magic. It was precisely the result of the Neon Project, produced by the Brazilian photographer and publicist, Hid Saib. Since 2013, a great work of great impact is reverberating in national and international media. Welcome to the world of neon Hid Saib. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Game of Thrones Inspiration

Game of Thrones Inspiration

Whether you are a fan or not, you can't help yourself that (almost) everyone is talking about HBO's Game of Thrones newest season that started yesterday. The buzz has to be crazy on social medias and yet still overwhelming. We are not going to share any spoilers but we've put together a collection of how this show has inspired many artists and designers to create/make. Hope you'll enjoy the following and have fun watching this season's GoT. Read more via Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_of_Thrones Designed by Blu Blu Studios Designed by Sergey Simanov Designed by DAN Gartman Designed by Chris Fernandez Designed by Jerry Liu Studio Designed by Michelle Ouellette Designed by Millaego Designed by Michelle Ouellette (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Designed by Michelle Ouellette Designed by Patricio Oliver Designed by Jerry Liu Studio Designed by Michelle Ouellette Designed by Michelle Ouellette Designed by Elina Novak Designed by Elina Novak Designed by Aleksandar Savic

10 Towers of the Netherlands

10 Towers of the Netherlands

Cityspaces, some of us enjoyed chasing rooftops so they snap a selfie at a crazy (and dangerous) altitude, or take a picture of our shoes at the corner view of some building. Well some others like Coen Pohl who would rather illustrate them. It's safer! We've featured his work before and it's always an interesting pleasure to see what he's up with his cityscape isometric-style of artworks. Hope you will enjoy! We often forget to look up when we walk or cycle around the city. A shame, because there are many beautiful - be it old or modern - towers in the Netherlands with great architectural details. This personal projects aims to showcase these towers in a more abstract way, where I focus purely on the shapes of these towers. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); About Coen Pohl Coen Pohl is a freelance graphic designer and illustrator based in (obviously) Amsterdam, Netherlands. We look forward to see more of his isometric artworks. For more information, check out his Behance profile https://www.behance.net/coenpohl

Environment Design Concepts by Wojtek Fus

Environment Design Concepts by Wojtek Fus

To me, it's always fascinating to see what artists create with the tools we all (somewhat) share nowadays. Especially for the case of  Environment Design, How artists see our world and imagine a complete different world. The tone, the atmosphere they put our minds into. Either it's for of a movie, a game or a concept, they control what we will see and how imaginative they can push us through. In my free time I love to explore new tools and technologies and apply them to my workflow. This constant search for a new and fresh way of communicating stories very strongly drives the look of my art. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); About Wojtek Fus Wojtek is a concept designer based in Elblag, Poland. He specializes in environment design but also in character design and matte painting. Some of his recent work includes: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Horizon: Zero Dawn and many more. For more information: check out this Artstation Profile https://www.artstation.com/artist/fus

Graphic Design Works by Jennifer Lucey-Brzoza

Graphic Design Works by Jennifer Lucey-Brzoza

We've been shifting a lot of UX/UI articles lately on Abduzeedo, not that is a bad thing but the industry is heading more towards the future of digital content and projects. At times, it's great to see what designers are doing in brand identity, typography and even illustration. We tend to forget that most of us are coming from a  Print background. Like the work from Jennifer Lucey-Brzoza that we are showcasing today. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); About Jennifer Lucey-Brzoza Jennifer is a self-taught designer currently based in Boston, USA. She's now working as the creative director over at Oat. A studio where she spent most of her day that specializes in Brand Identity, Lettering, Logotype, Packaging, Illustration and more. For more information: http://oattt.com/index.html

Print Inspiration: Business Cards

Print Inspiration: Business Cards

Do we still use the  business card? I love the business card, might be a bit 90s old school of me but I found this concept still working nowadays. With all the social/portfolio platforms where we can share our work like your own site, unlike the business card. It's still very fond to show an impression of yourself on a piece of cardboard. Coming to this, I don't think there's a trend in designing a business card. I think the best concepts are the ones that relevantly showcased either you, your brand or the company you represent. Designed by Steve Wolf Designed by Eric Nyffeler Designed by Steve Wolf Designed by Milosz Klimek Designed by Daniel Haire Designed by Salih Kucukaga Designed by Aaron Eiland (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Designed by Keith Davis Young Designed by Studio JQ Designed by Milosz Klimek Designed by Tony Babel Designed by Keith Davis Young Designed by Chad Michael Studio Designed by Rahul Pande

UI Inspiration: Footers

UI Inspiration: Footers

One of our colleagues on Abduzeedo was looking for inspiration about  Footers. As simple as it is, it was a bit tricky to find some good ones. Why? Because the idea/concept of the Footer is fairly simple, everything that isn't as important as the information we put into the Menu or Hamburger Menu will ended-up in the Footer. Is it a good practice, it depends on how you look at it. For mostly, the hierarchy of the Footer is usually for additional information like widgets, subscriptions, links and etc. You will see in the following collection, some of them tend to break these rules. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Designed by Akhill Designed by Redwanul Haque Designed by Minh Pham Designed by Stefan Stefancik Designed by Bethany Heck Designed by Andreas Ubbe Dall Designed by Andrej Krajčir Designed by Andreas Ubbe Dall Designed by Deividas Graužinis

UI Inspiration: Cards

UI Inspiration: Cards

I really do enjoy surfing on Dribbble for inspiration, it's really a great platform to see what people are working on and possibly some of the latest trends in action. For this week, I thought about putting together a collection on:  Cards. Cards are to some the future for Web Design, not because Google did it! I personally kind of agree with that, for the main reason of making the web more responsive and with the challenge we daily encounter different screen sizes. It can be manipulated and also by keeping its creative side. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Designed by sameer gurav Designed by Roman Datsyuk Designed by Jon Lehman Designed by Nick Parker Designed by Kiran Designed by Roque Silva Designed by Nick Parker Designed by Andrei Manolache Designed by Lucija Frljak Designed by Kenny Lin Designed by Dea_n Designed by Jojo Marion

Hibernation Series by Øystein Aspelund

Hibernation Series by Øystein Aspelund

Coming out from the Winter season, the change of climate and temperature get me all fuzzed up about the nature. We don't take much time looking at what's around us, the daily reality that we tend to forget with our busy lives. Well, Øystein Aspelund does understand this concept and his "hibernation" series totally reflects that. The series HIBERNATION is a series which investigates subconsciousness, and the sometimes grey boundary between truth and fiction. It is a personal project that is utilizing man and his relation to the landscape as an investigative tool. Based upon real places and events, this series is intending to catch the moments when our daily reality and our subconscious world sometimes strike each other. It is a stream of frozen moments, where the story between each frame is as important as the frame itself. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); About Øystein Aspelund Øystein is based from Trondheim, Norway and he's a photographer is quite interested in visual expressions. Coming from an architecture background, he enjoys exploring his images through themes and ideas. Like many of us, Øystein just let his camera takes him, to a different world where people don't usually see. For more information: http://oysteinaspelund.com

UI Inspiration: Product One Pager

UI Inspiration: Product One Pager

Following from last week's Stores Inspiration, I thought it would be great to share more in-depth UI design by putting together this collection of  Product One Pager designs. Based on the analytics, it's really interesting to see how brands showcase their products knowing that the user is giving them very little time on their sites. I truly believe in data-driven designs where any improvements can be made and supported by data to create a better experience. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Designed by Michael Čečetka Designed by Søren Smidt & Magic People Voodoo People Designed by Steve Fraschini Designed by Petro Julien Designed by Petro Julien Designed by Max Khomenko Designed by Piotr Kazmierczak & BLACKSTAR Designed by Virgil Pana Designed by Robbert Schefman & Ronald Gijezen