Art by: Vasjen Katro
I'm on break from school and have been binging on Skillshare design classes. I discovered a quick tutorial by Vasjen Katro titled Baugasm Series #1 - Create Experimental Gradients and Posters and enrolled right away. Vasjen teaches a series of classes centered around his "Poster a Day" project he posts daily on his instagram account, Baugasm. I'm a huge fan of bright vibrant colors and I couldn't wait to have fun with this new technique.
I got down to work immediately and here is what I created. I added a bevel and emboss to the gradient to make it appear as a smooth glob droplet. I'm pleased with how this looks, but I'd like to keep working on it and add a few more elements in some of the blank spaces.
Artwork by: Alex Proba
This graphic is a part of a series by Alex Proba called "A Poster a Day". I love this graphic because it's so simple yet so interesting and fun at the same time. I love its play with geometric shapes, textures, patterns and different forms of media.
It's November 20th and I was in the Christmas spirit (prematurely, I know).. So I made my first version Holiday themed. I mocked up the set up of the poster I referenced and tried to have fun with the rest.
Getting the colors right was the part I had the most difficulty with, below are the first two color options that I couldn't quite fall in love with:
For my second attempt, I kept up with my holiday theme, but this time for Thanksgiving this Thursday.
Artwork By: Alexandr Aubakirov
I found this photo on Pinterest and followed the link to find it is part of a beautiful series by artist Alexandr Aubakirov.
This photo initially captured my attention from the interesting perspective, taking a skyline and rotating it on its side.
I was then drawn in by the artist's playful use of depth with the type.. If you notice, each letter interacts differently with the skyline giving each one it's own depth in the photo. Some letters are in front, some behind, and some intertwined. The artist also added slight shadows on the letters behind the buildings to make it all feel real.
The white type contrasts with the black buildings and the textured sky, and the blocky shape of the type reiterates the shape of the blocky buildings.
For my first attempt, I used a photo I took in Italy. I used a similar blocky typeface to which I applied a mask to outline individual sunflowers under the text. I ran into trouble adding shadows. A soft shadow behind the flowers onto the type made the text appear to be 3D, which was not the look I was going for. I removed it to maintain the flat look in a real environment.
My second attempt, I took much more literally. I used a photo I took of the New York skyline taken from Brooklyn Bridge Park. I kept the vertical spacing of the letters equivalent, and moved each horizontally to create an interaction with the buildings. For this one the shadowing worked much better than the first.
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