Posts Tagged ‘Illustrations’

Negative Space—Thought-Provoking Illustrations by Noma Bar

One of the core tenets of minimalism is the use of negative space. But what is negative space really? Negative space is the space around the elements of an image. Probably the best example to illustrate this is the famous Rubin’s vase. It’s an image of a vase, but the negative space that surrounds it form profile silhouettes of two people. In graphic design, negative space is prevalent in logos, both classic and contemporary. FedEx for example has an arrow that is formed by the letters “e” and “x”. But my favorite logo that uses this concept effectively will have to be Spartan Golf Club’s...

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27 Clever Illustrations of Inspirational Quotes on Minimalist Posters

February 5, 2015  |  Samples  |  , , , , ,  |  Comments Off

Whether you’re a quote lover or a fan of minimalism, this series of poster illustrations will surely inspire you in different ways. Ryan McArthur has created this series of awesome poster designs using quotes from some of the most famous brilliant minds. The Toronto-based graphic designer illustrates the initial sketches of each design using pen and ink and then digitally rendered after. His works are really a great sample of the “less is more” design principle. He managed to come up with a beautiful visual presentation and effectively conveyed each message using minimal yet clever illustrations. Some of the inspiring quotations...

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Expressive Quilled Paper Illustrations and Portraits by Yulya Brodskaya

November 9, 2014  |  Samples  |  , , , , , ,  |  Comments Off

Yulya Brodskaya is a highly regarded paper artist and illustrator from Moscow, Russia and now currently residing in London, U.K. She is fascinated with the longstanding age-old art of Quilling. It is a form of art that involves the use of bent and rolled strips of papers to create beautiful paper arts. This art has been around since renaissance time, or even earlier. It has been the regular pastime for noble ladies during their leisure time. With just assorted colored papers and glue, Brodskaya was able to come up with numerous impressive illustrations, typography, and even portraits. Lots of paper craft enthusiasts...

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30 Runway Illustrations of the Busiest US Airports

October 27, 2014  |  Samples  |  , , ,  |  Comments Off

A series of modern prints featuring outlined runway illustrations of the 30 busiest airports in the US. Crafted by architect and designer Jerome Daksiewicz of NOMO Design, this Kickstarter project illustrates abstract patterns of the most active runway airports in the United States as defined by the Federal Aviation Administration. The Airport Runway Print Collection is Daksiewicz’s next big project after several successful projects like Photo Film, Golf Course, and Racetrack Series prints. If funded, the project will be printed on each of the following variations: Box Set. This will include a 5″x7″ print of each of the outlined illustrations. The prints will be offset-printed...

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Modern Illustrations of Women by Kaloian Toshev

October 4, 2014  |  Samples  |  , , , ,  |  Comments Off

What is it about a woman that is hard to resist; Her eyes? Her lips? The curves on her back? Even a guy who has been drawing women for years couldn’t explain where his inclination comes from. “I’m Kaloian, artist and illustrator, and I draw girls. If all designers are as concise and blunt as our featured artist, the art world would be less complicated. We are honored to be the first design website to feature the modern illustrations of women by Bulgarian graphic artist Kaloian Toshev. Women as his subject Toshev likes drawing faces because he finds it hard and challenging. Many designers would agree...

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