Portrait illustrated of Breaking Bad characters by Kareem Gouda. It doesn’t appear as if the stroke weight changes in any of the lines, except maybe in the completely shaded areas. I am not a big fan of the colors chosen for the background. I don’t see a correlation between them or anything linking it back to the characters. The dots also bother me a bit, because they start looking like a vintage video game character and I don’t think that’s the style the artist was going for.
Call me a sucker for simplicity, but I love this style! Kareem Gouda from Cairo, Egypt illustrated both of these pieces to show his work space at home and his work space at work. Everything is aligned nicely. I don’t know why the spiral edge wire is on the right hand side of the sketchbook (bottom image), but it doesn’t bother me so much since it aligns with the object above it. Some of the lettering used is really bold and not enough kerning so the type is not legible. What does your workspace look like?
Logo designed by Krzysztof Nowak from Poland.
Nice light logo with the words incorporated within the wire. The stroke above serves as a nice thick glare on the light bulb. Usually when designer have a light bulb in a logo, it is placed straight and not usually at an angle. It also doesn’t use the usual yellow tone in the bulb to portray that the light bulb is on instead is uses typography.
Typography piece by Dasha Levhchuk, from Ukraine. I adore the embellishment of the e and y being tied in to “Time you” above it. It give a sense of the letters interweaving themselves in the letters. The empty space in between the “S” and the “T” in wasting and wasted bothers me a bit. Maybe the curve at the bottom of the S could have been elongated into that space. I also would’ve added a period at the end of time. The brown background was a good choice to use for the background. It serves as a good solid foundation. It doesn’t over power the text.
It’s awesome designing something beyond just a design. Fabio De Corleto swapped logos from social platforms and apps. This shows how much of an impact the logos from todays media has or maybe it’s just that we use them so much that we can distinguish which logo is which from recognizing certain aspects of the logos. I couldn’t help but notice how smart it was to switch the Behance & the Dribble logo. Usually designer leave a white background behind their simple designs, but adding a subtle gradient makes a huge difference. Small details can make a huge impact in your design.
Want to see all the swapped logos? Check out Fabio’s Behance:
Check out this hand written calligraphy by caligraphy artist, Evgeny Tkhorzhevsky. The calligraphy looks so elegant and effortless. There seems to be no unnecessary marks. The continuity and flow is beautiful and definitely takes you on a smooth trip. The added accent below the h is like the cherry on top. It fills in that negative space that the z is creating. Awesome that the artist added his calligraphy pens to the photo to show what he used to create his art.