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Inspired by Bob Dylan´s Subterranean Homesick Blues video, Leandro Senna hand lettered every word of the song. Over the course of a month 66 cards were created using only pencil, black tint pens and brushes—no computers or retouching.
See more of the process behind the lettering on Leandro’s blog.
Almost four years ago, fate and a few mouse clicks brought Russ Maschmeyer and Jessica Hische together. They went from complete strangers to inseparable companions in work and love. This is how it all began.
When an interaction designer at Facebook and a popular illustrator and “avid internetter” get married, an awesome parallax scrolling website full of illustrations from friends is pretty much required.
Inspired by Marble Madness, Captain Skyhawk and the like, Daniel Savage crafted this retro isometric animation bit by bit over the course of three years. All of the illustrations and animations were created with Illustrator and After Effects.
Dutch illustrator specializing custom lettering, Eric van der Boom was recently commissioned by the vintage-sound guitar pedal manufacturer Dr. No Effects to create a new logo, packaging and product styling for all their pedals. The visual styles for each of the pedals pair amazing well with the rich tone and sounds (demo the sounds on the Dr. No site).
A few weeks ago I started noticing DKNG’s shots on Dribbble for “Mystery Project 11”, and yesterday they finally posted the full poster for the band Explosions in the Sky. Similar to their Black Key’s poster process they screen captured the entire design process and put together this amazing process video.
Watching this video makes me want to teach myself how to sketch. Right now I struggle with writing barely legible letters.
Several months ago I stumbled on the original Studio Sweet Studio blog created and currated by Meg Lewis and Tuesday Bassen. The duo created Studio Sweet Studio to feature the workspace and process of artists, illustrators and designers. After discovering their blog I reached out to Meg to see if she was interested in creating a theme for Style Hatch, and a few weeks later Juuvy was born.
Last week I was thrilled to get an email from Meg letting us know that they were in the process of moving Studio Sweet Studio over to Tumblr. They both did a fantastic job customizing and hacking our Atlantic Noir theme.
Go follow Studio Sweet Studio on Tumblr. You will not regret it.
Wacom introduces Inkling, a new digital sketch pen that captures a digital likeness of your work while you sketch with its ballpoint tip on any sketchbook or standard piece of paper.
I can’t wait to see the Inkling in action. The process of going from sketches on paper to clean digital, vector lines has always been a challenge.
I’m loving this series of illustrations that LA based artist Jesse Tise inspired by Japanese kaiju. Jesse describes his work in three words as “colorful, bizarre, playful. Slippery, slimy, and squishy works too, though.” in an interview with 10 Answers.
Found on The Fox Is Black
Design studio DKNG recently screen captured the entire design process that went into creating a tour poster for The Black Keys. The time-lapsed video shows their steps from sketching to details to the actual silkscreening all set to “Black Bug” a mashup of The Black Keys and Big Boi.
South African illustrator and graphic designer Jordan Metcalf was recently commissioned by X Games to create a series of youth marketing illustrations and key art for the upcoming summer and winter X Games. Overall I feel like it’s a nice change from the gritty or tech heavy branding typically used for the X Games. Check out more of the characters and treatments in his Behance portfolio.
Kelli Anderson just pulled off what might be the coolest wedding invite ever created with a paper record player included that plays a song written by the groom and bride. With a bit of paper folding the invite booklet reveals a needle that plays a flexi disc record. If I ever received an invite even close to this one I would feel obligated to buy them an amazing wedding present.
Get inspired looking at all of Kelli’s amazing work.
Three Legged Legs joined forces with agency Droga5 to create this animated spot for Method Cleaners to air on Virgin flights. The characters and animations are incredibly well done, but the most impressive fact is that the piece wasn’t created in After Effects or Flash but all the animation was done in Photoshop.
Here are a few images from the “making of” post on Three Legged Legs site:
Found on Jack on Adobe