Art & Design

Beautiful Monogram Logo Designs

monogram

When launching a brand you need to make sure that you make your mark with the logo that you choose. It says a lot about the message that you are trying to get across and it’s quite common for people to use monogramed logos to make things look more personal.

They aren’t exactly modern they have been about since ancient Greece, but they really started to become popular in the late 19th century. They don’t need to be a person’s initials which is what some people think, they could be any letters (usually 2) that will create an acronym that you will remember.

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4 sites for your flyer design inspiration fix

Flyer at abstract.jp

Today I stumbled upon a gallery that is dedicated to flyer designs: Today’s Flyer (今日のフライヤー). It has a Pinterest-like layout where you can see many good flyer designs in masonry grid layout format. The site features not only flyers from Japan but also around the world too. The flyers are tagged so you can quickly find flyer designs of the specific style.

According to the creator, @tet, he thinks that flyer designs should be treated as a work of art that reflects the society’s style of living and also the cultures, but surprisingly it was often taken for granted and normally will be just thrown to trash can. So he created this site in order to appreciate the flyer designs and to leave them as memory.

Examples of flyers featured on Abstract.jp

Besides his sites, there are many other websites and portals that you can look for cool and inspiring flyer designs, like below:

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6 illustration collections of a subject matter

6 illustration collections of a subject matter

When I studied in Graphic Design course back in the college days, lecturers always encourage me and my classmates to go collect something and sketch them in the sketchbook and observe the details and differences between them. It was a fun experience and I really like collecting stuff.

Many artists and designers love to do exactly the same thing, taking a subject matter and illustrate them into a series of different illustrations. Here, I’m going to show you 6 projects of illustration collections of a subject matter. Read on to find out!

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Japan Art and Design blog that you should read

Japan Art and Design blog that you should read

Japan is a place where art and design is deeply fused with everyday life. From the traditional art to the modern art, illustration, graphic design and many other medium, you can find creativity breathing at a lively pace in Japan. I strongly felt that when I was in Tokyo 4 years ago and attended two art events that were flooded with people.

Japanese art and design has its unique identity, but with the imagination from different artists, the great diversity can be spotted too. Well, it’s kind of hard to find information on this topic but today, I will introduce 5 dedicated website where you can find and read about Japanese art and design. Please continue reading to find out more.

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Beautiful artworks of Ryotake Masa

Beautiful artworks of Ryotake Masa

Today I want to show you the beautiful illustration works by a Japanese illustrator Ryotake Masa (武政 諒). Born 1981, and graduated from art school and university, he became a freelance illustrator since year 2010. He often get commissioned to create illustrations for books, advertising, and magazines.

What I like about his style is the use of subtle texture to bring life to the illustration that normally depicted with solid colors. The lines are very clearly defined, pairing up with contrasting colors to produce the unique ambiguous artwork. Besides that, I also like the way he illustrates the everyday object in flatty style but yet remained identical. Continue read on to check out some of his works.

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10 colorful Identity Design for your inspiration

10 colorful Identity Design for your inspiration

Identity design is one really exciting field of creative work: not only it provides the visual impression, but also helps conveying the right brand message. Normally the identity design will apply across various items like name card, letterhead and many more, and when putting up together, it creates a harmonious and united design.

Normally we will see identity design presented in minimal colors. But today, I’m going to share with you all some great identity design examples that are vibrant and colorful. Lets check them out, and find out how the designer use various colors to create these beautiful identity designs.

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Awesome fan art movie posters that you must see

Awesome fan art movie posters that you must see

There are a lot of ways to promote a certain thing. But when comes to promoting a movie, movie posters will be the first thing that comes to everyone’s mind. Yes, movie posters play an important role to let everyone know about the movie, and sometimes it can become a precious collectible item too.

Movies give a lot of imagination and inspiration to the audience, and everyone will have different interpretation to the movie. In this post I will show you some really awesome fan art movie posters that were done by talented artists with their own unique styles of presenting the movie poster. Please continue read to check them out!

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Beautiful Artworks of Kumaori Jun

Beautiful Artworks of Kumaori Jun

Today, let’s explore into the beautiful artworks of the talented Kumaori Jun, a 23 years old young illustrator from Kyoto, Japan. I recently stumbled to his artworks, and immediately falling in love with his drawing style and the mood his works portray.

Jun’s works often feature a very down-to-earth mixtures of color tone, not brightly cheerful, rich in small details of colors and strokes, and moody. His works normally depict the everyday street scene and also surreal environment as well. There is a little girl in school uniform that often appeared in many of his works too. Actually, I don’t really know whether he is a male or female, but it doesn’t really matter.

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Inspiration goes from A to Z

Inspiration Goes From A to Z

I still remember when first learning the English alphabets while I was a kid, we get to sing the ABC song. It was a truly fun moment and until now I still remember the music and lyric. Then, we use alphabets in daily basis, from typing to verbal communication. Our life is inseparable with them.

There are 26 different characters in the modern alphabet system and each of the alphabet characters have distinctive shapes. Although the shapes are pretty much fixed, but these doesn’t limit creative designers from around the world to create something outstanding out of it. In this post, I will show you some inspirations that goes from A to Z!

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10 lovely brochures found on Pinterest

10 Lovely brochures found on Pinterest

As many of you guys had known, Pinterest is the hottest social website right now! Users pinning up interesting images found all over the Internet that makes Pinterest an ideal place looking for inspirations. In this post I will show you some really lovely brochure designs found in the website.

Besides that, I will also post some useful links related to brochure designs, for example resources of brochure templates and more, just to update my previous post about brochure I posted some time ago. Please continue reading to check out the brochures!

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