One of my favorite resources from the list is Skillshare. I’ve seen it launch, and the idea of the project sounded cool, but there were very few classes at the time, so I’ve forgotten about it for a while. Recently I’ve rediscovered Skillshare, now it has much more to propose to designers and illustrators. I decided to try it and signed up for an upcoming class and “watch” a few others. Many of the classes I’m considering taking are part of Skillshare’s School of Design. It has quite a few awesome ones, with great teachers. These are few upcoming courses I like:
“Illustrate a Series of Icons or Badges using Basic Geometric Shapes” by Dominic Flask
(I’ve signed up for this one)
We’ve created a set of 110 Hand-drawn Business and Office Icons that covers such topics as management, marketing, human resources, finance, strategy, business, office and so on. You can use these icons in web design and apps as well as in posters, t-shirts, brochures or any other print media. Icons are available in vector and raster formats, namely EPS, AI, PSD, PDF, PNG. Check out the set on Graphic River.
Recently I’ve finished a sequel to “Hand-drawn holiday icons set, Part 1: Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween“. This time it’s gonna be all about St.Valentine’s Day, St.Patrick’s Day, Easter and Independence Day (4th of July). The set contains 110 vector icons that will work great in web design and apps, as well as in greeting cards, posters, t-shirts, brochures or any other print media.
Link for detailed preview and description in the shop — “Hand-drawn holiday icons, part 2: St.Valentine’s, St.Patrick’s, Easter, July 4th”
You see Santa Clauses everywhere these weeks before Christmas. But are they all according to corporate identity guidelines and represent brand correctly. Well now you can check. For Icon Magazine’s re-design section, Finnish design studio Bond took a mission to redesign Santa. Check the whole project on Behance.
This month I’ve missed deadline for Smashing Magazine wallpaper, but I didn’t give up and finished the illustration. So I’m posting it here for free download. Let it bring joy and holiday spirit to you, your family and friends!
If your screen resolution is missing here, please, drop me a line to firstname.lastname@example.org — and I will add it.
Last few weeks I’ve been warming up my illustration skills with Christmas cards excercises. You can see results below or grab them for print at Graphic River (links below).
Working in branding and corporate identity fields and seeing hundreds of logos every month is easy to get “I’ve seen it all” attitude. It’s getting hard to get surprised and excited about new logos I see. But this happened to me last week when I’ve seen this logo… So without further ado I want to grant my personal The Best Logo of 2012 Award to… World Chess by great Pentagram.
This logo is super classic, yet looks fresh and cool. It is simple, yet deep and mesmerisingly beautiful. It is a cocktail of history, art, mathematics and philosophy. That’s why I fell in love with it from the first sight.
To get more prospective and find out about new trends in logo design, you might like to check annual research by Logo Lounge — 2012 Logo Trends. However, I think, this article misses massive trend of retro logos that rages in design communities.
Here’s a new addition to my hand-drawn collection — 100 Hand-drawn Fitness and Health Icons. It was hard to include everything related to sport, health and fitness to the set. The topic is too extensive. But I tried to touch the most used areas, like diets, bodybuilding, yoga, losing weight and so on. If you think, something is missing, let me know, and there may happen part 2 of this icon set.
Check the whole set on Graphic River.
Interface design is so hot these days. There are numerous interface design kits available for sale or for free. Most of them are all shiny and very detailed. Some are futuristic, like from starship dashboard, others are retro or mimicking real-life objects, like notebook pages, ribbons, buttons, etc. I wanted to go other way and doodled all most common interface design elements. I was certainly fun!
So now I have this huge set of hand-drawn elements containing most used web UI and some app UI elements. All the items are originally hand-crafted and then vectorized, so they are 100% vector shapes and can be resized or edited without any loss of quality.
Go get it here!
In spite of cold rain that never stopped and then changed to snow, we’ve found a base of this year Behance Portfolio Review Beijing — Instant Hutong. It turned to be a very nice event, thanks to all the participants for the great time and inspirational talks! And special thanks to Marcella and Stefano from Instant Hutong for taking the initiative and bringing up the creative folks of Beijing together.
Check out these websites of some truly talented artists based in Beijing:
And we’ve got appreciated =)
Check out our November wallpaper created for Smashing Magazine. Smashing Wallpaper is a long-term project by the Smashing Magazine featuring desktop wallpapers created by artists across the globe for every month of the year. This post features free desktop wallpapers for November 2012. Time to freshen up your wallpaper!
It’s the most exciting time of the year. Holidays are coming and coming. And we are getting ready drawing and drawing icons =)
Check out our new set of 80 Hand-drawn holiday icons. This collection contains all the symbols and icons of Christmas, Thanksgiving and Halloween. These icons can be used in web design and apps as well as in greeting cards, posters, t-shirts, brochures or any other print media.
If you happend to be in Beijing on November 3rd, want to hang out with local designers, illustrators, artists or just want to meet us, come over to Behance Portfolio Review. You can find all the details here.
(Image by Behance Istanbul community)
By the way, if you don’t know, here’s our Behance profile. Let’s get connected!
We’ve created a collection of 95 Hand-drawn Eco & Energy Icons for all kinds of eco events and topics. Icons cover issues of recycling, alternative sources of energy, environmental protection, vegetarianism, green living. These icons can be used in web design and apps as well as in posters, t-shirts, brochures or any other print media. Check out the whole set on Graphic River.
This set of hand-drawn shopping and commerce icons might come in handy if you decide to add some warm friendly feel to you e-commerce business. I tried to cover all the areas of e-commerce, but if something you need is missing, don’t hesitate to drop us a line. The whole set is available for sale on Graphic River.