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AlphaWall Type Series by Bram Vanhaeren

AlphaWall Type Series by Bram Vanhaeren

Our good friend Bram Vanhaeren is an Art Director working at KBC based in Antwerp, Belgium. On the other hand, Bram is also a talented illustrator and designer and today we are showcasing his AlphaWall Type Series. With a mixture of Bram's signature style, these pieces are his input of making type attractive again. Hope you enjoy! Everyday I try to draw one or two letters after work and make it as seductive and magical possible by combining fresh colours and hot models from all over the world. This is my journey to make type sexy again for you and me. All Rights by Bram Vanhaeren All Rights by Bram Vanhaeren All Rights by Bram Vanhaeren All Rights by Bram Vanhaeren All Rights by Bram Vanhaeren All Rights by Bram Vanhaeren All Rights by Bram Vanhaeren All Rights by Bram Vanhaeren All Rights by Bram Vanhaeren All Rights by Bram Vanhaeren All Rights by Bram Vanhaeren All Rights by Bram Vanhaeren All Rights by Bram Vanhaeren Previously Featured On the Wall Series by Bram Vanhaeren: http://abduzeedo.com/wall-series-bram-vanhaeren Links More info about Bram Vanhaeren: http://bramvanhaeren.com Follow Bram on Behance: https://www.behance.net/BramVanhaeren

Lettering Works of Paul von Excite

Lettering Works of Paul von Excite

Paul von Excite is a designer, letterer based in Utrecht, Netherlands. On the other hand, he's a logo specialist, lettering maniac, branding expert working his way through to explicitly share his passion for the love of typography and logotypes. All Rights to Paul von Excite All Rights to Paul von Excite All Rights to Paul von Excite All Rights to Paul von Excite All Rights to Paul von Excite All Rights to Paul von Excite All Rights to Paul von Excite All Rights to Paul von Excite All Rights to Paul von Excite All Rights to Paul von Excite All Rights to Paul von Excite All Rights to Paul von Excite All Rights to Paul von Excite All Rights to Paul von Excite All Rights to Paul von Excite Links More about Paul von Excite: http://www.paulvonexcite.com Follow Paul on Behance: https://www.behance.net/paulvonexcite

30 Days Isometric Renders Challenge

30 Days Isometric Renders Challenge

On Abduzeedo, we love to feature designers and artists that trigger their challenge system of creating and making every single day. It’s not as easy as it sounds but it’s very rewarding. Well, Michiel van den Berg stepped up to this challenge, he is a freelance 3D designer from Amsterdam, Netherlands. With his “30 Isometric Renders in 30 Days”, you’ll see his beautiful process/improvement from start to finish. ...I created one isometric picture/render a day. I love the style, it's good render/lighting practice and good to 'keep the motor running' so to speak. All Rights to Michiel van den Berg All Rights to Michiel van den Berg All Rights to Michiel van den Berg All Rights to Michiel van den Berg All Rights to Michiel van den Berg All Rights to Michiel van den Berg All Rights to Michiel van den Berg All Rights to Michiel van den Berg All Rights to Michiel van den Berg All Rights to Michiel van den Berg All Rights to Michiel van den Berg All Rights to Michiel van den Berg All Rights to Michiel van den Berg All Rights to Michiel van den Berg All Rights to Michiel van den Berg Links More info about Michiel van den Berg: http://www.michielvdb.com Follow Michiel on Behance: https://www.behance.net/michiel_vandenberg Follow Michiel on Dribbble: https://dribbble.com/michielvandenberg Via Behance

Interview with Gwer aka. Rutger Paulusse

Today we present this interview with the typography dutch master Gwer also known as Rutger Paulusse. We had a great talk about subjects as carrer, expectations, influences and life, hope you appreciate it. You can see more from Rutger on the following links: Website Twitter Instagram Facebook 1) First of all I would like to thank you for doing this interview, it's an honor for us to present more about you to our readers. I would like to start asking you about when your interest for graphic design and typography? You're welcome, thanks for having me! :) Basically my interest for typography started when I started skateboarding and was hanging around in the park. One of the older skateboarders was into graffiti and started teaching the new kids the basics of graffiti. He explained the anatomy of letters and the technique of how to use a spray can. I started drawing letters and that never stopped. While studying event-management about 5 years later, I found out that I enjoyed the design work more as the actual management. I was more interested in designing the logos for the events and the artwork for the posters. Someone told me I could go to art-school, that really never occurred to me before, haha. Unfortunately I was denied at art school, but after a year of trying to build a portfolio I finally got in. It was an interesting year, I even did a painting course with some housewives, just to be able to create different kinds of work. At art school I really started to get interested in graphic design and illustration, and the more I saw, the more I got into it. 2) Which artists do you use as reference? There is so much inspiration and good work done these days. I love the people that are really into one style, its awesome to see how they can take one thing and practice and research one style in such a way that it gets very refined and developed. I love the brush-lettering style of Joluvian and Sergey Shapiro, the more authentic calligraphy from Shoe and the work of Ged Palmer. I also love the work of Jordan Metcalf, Like Minded Studio, Luke Lucas, Seb Lester, Ken Barber and I can keep going shouting out names like that. Some less obvious artists I like are 86era and some talent here in the Netherlands such as Bart Vollebregt and Vincent de Boer. Also Attak, a studio form the Netherlands, keeps dropping great type work. I also love the typographic CGI work from Chris Labrooy, Serial Cut and OnRepeat, that keeps inspiring me. 3) Your style is quite influenced by classic typography. How did you develop this style and how would you describe it? I was always drawing a lot, so that is basically the most important aspect for how stuff developed. LaterI started to practice the craft of calligraphy, which helped me to develop my style more. I think the path my type work took is kind of weird, but hey, whatever works. I started just drawing letters, later I started to design vector type stuff, and later, after many years I started to practice authentic calligraphy but also more illustrated type. The classic typography probably just was always something I loved to see, so it gets in your system. 4) Describe us a bit about your creative process while creating a piece. I always start with pencil or pen and ink, I think the sketching part is important to get your proportions and base right. It's also good to get to know your shapes and how stuff could flow. Sketching is vey intuitive, so that helps with the kick-off of a project. After that first step I scan, maybe tweak, print and keep going until I feel the base is right. Than I take it to the computer and continue the process. I really like the part on the computer as well, you can easily try different things and see what that does for the design. Like Eames said: 'The details are not the details, they make the design' and the computer is a perfect tool to try out different details quick and easy. For the Typejunkies Anonymous logo I started with pen and ink to get the first proportions right,. On top of that sketch I started sketching out the letters and decided on the flow and dynamics. When I was happy with the base, I blew the whole thing up to decide on how the letters should look; how do the ends of the stem look, how do the descenders look and all that. Than it's time to start to vectorize it. As you can see a lot of important decisions are made during the part in Illustrator, I even decided to make the whole thing horizontal again, instead of slanted as you can see in the final. That last choice was a functional one, while mocking-up the work-in-progress in different situations and applications I found out the crooked version wasn't very convenient in use. 5)What's would you consider the best moment on you career till now and what would be the worst one? Going to intern and work in New York was very good, I worked with so many talented people; I learned so much. But also the decision afterwards to go back to Amsterdam to focus again on typography was a good one. I guess there are no real bad moments in the path you take, you need to develop, and even sometimes something feels like a bad moment, afterwards you see the lesson in it. So even if stuff seems bad, it was probably very valuable for you anyways. 6) How do you describe your daily routine? When I leave my house around 9 in the morning it's a 10 minute drive on my noisy bike to the studio. Having a noisy bike really helps in Amsterdam, people (read: tourists) hear you coming, so that frees your way. I usually stay at the studio until 8 in the evening. I don't have a pattern or routine at the studio, I do what needs to be done. From emailing clients and sending portfolios to sketching and designing to playing fuss ball. 7) What's your favorite artwork till this date and why? That is one hell of a question. It's unfair to ask that a designer, hahaha. Well, there is so much stuff I like in different categories, but I think Wim Crouwel's New Alphabet comes close to an all time favourite. It dates from 1967 and is an experimental typeface, way ahead of it's time. I guess it got me interested in graphic and type design. I mean look at it, 1967, what kind of hero you are, if you pull that off! 8) Tell us five lessons you believe are really important for every designer. 1. Kill your idols. Let stuff you really love go if it makes the whole thing better. 2. You get asked for what you do. Even if you don't show it, the universe will give you the stuff you put energy in, if you like it or not. 3. Enjoy what you do. If you don't like it, find something you like. So simple, but so true. 4. Presentation is 'everything'. You can make amazing work look like a piece of shit by not presenting properly. 5. Have goals and dreams, but evaluate them once every while. Also evaluate if what you are doing at that very moment, is supporting what you believe in and what you want to do or where you want to go. 9) Tell us five websites that you like to visit www.behance.net - You need a portfolio here, its perfect to keep updated about what is going on in any field of design and could create some nice exposure www.myfonts.com - they have a lot of good stuff there www.amsterdamadblog.com - Advertising is an interesting field, a lot of great and creative work is made, obviously I like the blog because it's based in Amsterdam, but they have interesting posts that matter internationally as well. www.theinspirationlist.com - all good stuff combined in 1 website, ain't that something? www.typeverything.com - The name says it all 10) Thanks again for your time, please leave a final message for the ones who are starting out on this kind of business. Don't look at what other people do too much, yes get inspired, but don't try to become something that already exists or that you aren't. Also be sure to follow my social media feeds and stuff. :) I will launch the Typejunkies Anonymous project soon, it will be a portfolio with only my lettering stuff in it. For an overview of all my work you can check www.gwer.nl. Thanks a lot for the interview!

Minimal Branding & Identity Works by Dennis de Vries

Minimal Branding & Identity Works by Dennis de Vries

Dennis de Vries is a graphic designer from Groningen, Netherlands. Being in the industry for 8 years now, Dennis's main focus and interest were always Typography and Packaging Design. A complete identity through simple concepts, hope you'll like these! Offering branding & design services for digital and printed use. I gather and filter ideas to produce concepts that have a simplistic style, but preserve a complete story.. For more information about Dennis de Vries, you can visit his website at Subform.net , follow him on Twitter @subform. All Rights to Dennis de Vries All Rights to Dennis de Vries All Rights to Dennis de Vries All Rights to Dennis de Vries All Rights to Dennis de Vries All Rights to Dennis de Vries All Rights to Dennis de Vries All Rights to Dennis de Vries All Rights to Dennis de Vries All Rights to Dennis de Vries All Rights to Dennis de Vries All Rights to Dennis de Vries All Rights to Dennis de Vries All Rights to Dennis de Vries All Rights to Dennis de Vries All Rights to Dennis de Vries All Rights to Dennis de Vries

Lowdi Branding & Identity by Momkai

Lowdi Branding & Identity by Momkai

Momkai is an independent, digital creative agency based in Netherlands. They combine clear design with solid technical realisation to create projects that truly inspire, inform and interact. And now we're featuring the branding & identity of a wireless speaker called Lowdi.Lowdi is a wireless speaker that connects to any device equipped with Bluetooth, giving you music wherever you go. Lowdi is one of the smallest wireless speakers on the market. Lowdi is a collaboration between Present Plus, Linkeet, and Momkai. We acted as creative partners on the project, creating the design and visual identity of Lowdi. We worked closely with technical partner Linkeet in executing the hardware design, as well as facilitating the ongoing communication with Lowdi´s Chinese manufacturers.For more information about Momkai and their inspiring portfolio, you can visit their website at Monkai.com.All Rights to MomkaiAll Rights to MomkaiAll Rights to MomkaiAll Rights to MomkaiAll Rights to MomkaiAll Rights to MomkaiAll Rights to MomkaiAll Rights to MomkaiAll Rights to MomkaiAll Rights to MomkaiAll Rights to MomkaiAll Rights to MomkaiAll Rights to MomkaiAll Rights to MomkaiAll Rights to MomkaiAll Rights to MomkaiAll Rights to Momkai

Amazing Work of Julian Burford

A few weeks ago we saw this amazing food icons and we were blown away by the quality of the illustration. We decided to check out who was the author and we ended up on Julian Burford's Web site. Julian is an extremely talented illustrator from the Netherlands and totally deserves a full feature post her on Abduzeedo. I illustrate all kinds of things, from crazy characters to icon design to highly detailed product illustrations and even pin-up girls. At the moment I have a full-time job at MediaMonks. But no worries I am always interested in some extra freelance jobs. Raketje HOOK Ren & Stimpy London Office Food App Icons 50's Advertising Illustrations For more information and the full portfolio of Julian Burford, visist http://www.julianburford.nl/

Worldwide Photography #26: Amsterdam

Worldwide Photography is a series of posts where every week we're going to show a city or location around the globe bringing the coolest photography samples of it. The photographs authors are all credited right above their pictures. Today feature: Amsterdam, Netherlands. For the next week we're going to feature Bruges, Belgium so if you want to send your submissions for the next Worldwide Photography, please tweet the tag #wwphoto and the link of the photo(s) on twitter. I'll be wainting for your submissions :) AgeeldranidisDiGitALGoLDDiGitALGoLDAmsterS@m - The Wicked ReflectahTOM FLEMMING ELOWSSONdavydubbit??ø???_B?????blmiers2Claudio.ArLeo el Feomirjan.Dariusz Cyparskikees straverkees straverB?nkees straver.FAKE.kees straverheorot2107kees straverAlberto Sen !!Lilith,_Fuls_Peter GutierrezashriverGiaradoc18manuel cristaldiNikon BassikwikzilverRudmerHKSjonSjineEdd NoblesteefieonappleFrank Hendriksknightbefore_99!Shot by Scott!iosonoadryantonio bustamanteslavewireRaf Ferreirarailfan3lambertwmrabatallersara-mariaStewart Leiwakabessydanihernanzfefoagfefoag

Unique Portrait Illustrations by Enkeling

Enkeling is an illustrator and fine artist based in Amsterdam, Netherlands, he is specialized in illustration and typography. I came across some of his works on his Behance profile, it was some very stylish portrait illustrations from famous musicians and other famous figures. For more information about Enkeling and to check out his full portfolio visit his Web site at http://www.enkeling.nl/ Enkeling Margje Muusse Elvis Autechre American Football 2 Liam Gallagher Slobodan Milosovic Ben Kremer David Bowie Earlier version of a portrait made for the Rockalender 2010 by Zwaan printmedia Iggy Pop J Dilla Last Days of Lady Day

Graphic Design Inspiration by Momkai

Momkai is an independent, digital creative agency from Amsterdam, Netherlands, founded November 2002. They combine clear design with solid technical realization to create projects that truly inspire, inform and interact. We can talk for hours about user interface design, why a shape must move a pixel to the right or the beauty of a clear line of code. How- ever, for now we will keep it short. We rather create projects for our clients and the clients of our partnering ad agencies than write a text like this. Pete Philly Pete Philly - Mirror from Pete Philly on Vimeo. Creatie magazine Adobe User Group Software inc. Adobe User Group - Event animation Adobe User Group - Animation day from Momkai on Vimeo. Adobe User Group - Animation night from Momkai on Vimeo. BenQ Europe

Design Interview: Kevin Roodhorst

Kevin Roodhorst is a Digital Art and Graphic Design from Almere-Stad, Netherlands and we have already feature his work as Wallpaper of the Week and he has also contribute very often with images for the Daily Inspiration. Now we will have a chance to get to know a little bit more about Kevin and his design process and workflow. First of all we would like to thank you for taking the time to provide abduzeedo.com with this interview. Please tell us more about your art and design background and what made you become an artist and designer? I started to work with the adobe software when I was 15 years old. What I did most of the time was following some tutorials on the internet and checking out other designers. I started with making some cd covers and posted it online on some websites, where I was getting many positive reactions. At the age of 17 I was getting my first paying assignment, a poster for a kick-box competition.Now I’m 19 years old and I’ve worked for 22 different night clubs. Flyers, posters and banners etc. I’m featured in 3 Design Magazines: Advanced Photoshop, Digital Arts, Publish and in September my 4th Feature in Computer Arts Magazine. I also made some drink and tabacco labels. I’m following a graphic design education in Amsterdam (duration 3 years). When I’ve finished that I want to work for an advertising agency in combination of putting some more time into my own work as a freelancer. Where does your inspiration come from? I'm getting my inspiration from the internet, movies and the way how other designers creating their art. Could you describe for us your typical 'start to finish' workflow when working on a design? First I must have some inspiration for my new project. I’m gathering stock photos from the internet or using my own photos. Cuting out the objects, putting them together and add several light and color effects. And the last step is thinking of a nice title for the project. What do you do to overcome the creative block? I look daily on design inspiration websites to keep myself up-to-date. Are there any underlying themes that you feel are universal in all of your pieces, or do you try to vary your style? Every creation has a own style or theme. All my creations are based-up from the middle and having nice proportions. Which are the apps you use to create your work? I'm using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Cinema 4D. Cinema 4D for the renders and other 3D objects. Illustrator for lines and other drawing effects. Photoshop to put everything together. Shadow, light effects, colors and finishing touch. How does your job as an artist and designer influence your life? Do you feel that you see things around you differently for example? Not really, maybe the way I look at things, such as different types of art. How is your process of promoting your work? How important the social networks are in this process? Social networking is realy important for me. I have several websites where I promote my work. Such as: Behance Network, Deviant Art, Hyves, Myspace, Abduzeedo, Designflavr, FromUpNorth and TutorArt. The postitive comments and feedback are always nice and give you some extra motivation to go on. I always appreciate it a lot when people giving their opinion and showing respect. Once again , thank you very much for the interview. As a final word, do you have any tips for upcoming artists and designers? Focus on what you want most, and believe in yourself. For more information about Kevin.Roodhorst check out his Web site at http://www.kevinroodhorst.com Some Works

Colorful Illustrations by Roya Hamburger

Roya Hamburger is an illustrator from Amsterdam, Netherlands and since she was a child her favorite activity was drawing and she wanted to turn that talent into her profession. Starting as freelancer she created illustrations for magazines such as FNV and Flair, major magazines in Belgium. Now she has worked for clients such as Cosmopolitan magazine, Elle, M, Avant Garde, ABN-AMRO, Bruna, British Airways, Man Power, Dutch Railways, Postbank, Deloitte and Touche, Peter Stuyvesant and Martini. When working for publishers and advertising agencies objectives always revolves around communicating a message. This is exactly where my passion and skills overlap. When it comes to commissioned work, the main point is “telling another’s story” After sixteen years being a professional in commissioned work, its time for me to tell my own story as well with chosen subjects and communicating in my own way. I have this long-time dream to create work that “broadens consciousness”, with an idealistic flavour, using graphic design, illustration and animation as vehicles. For more information about Roya Hamburger visit her Web site at http://www.royahamburger.net/ deardeer Lost and Found Typographic illustrations The Elbow Room The Only One the Segregation In my work I am always looking for the best possible balance between composition, shape and atmosphere to carry out a certain message. I seek to integrate different images into one by using both graphics and realistic images. So my work gets more depth by merging 2D and 3D. I therefore feel more like a designer then an illustrator per-se. More than once ore twice