Continuing my series of different types of movie vehicles with this print. The rest can be viewed here.
You can grab a gallery quality Giclée print on matte paper from Society6 store:
My process for this type of illustration is quite straightforward: sketching on paper and defining the composition, creating basic shapes in Illustrator, weathering done in Photoshop using the Force and some custom brushes.
Budo is a UK based online community, selling fight wear and different martial art equipment. After failing to achieve a desirable result with the local designers, M. reached out to me for help. Here’s what we came up with.
If you visit a Japanese temple, inside you can stumble upon a round window “The Window of Enlightenment” and a square one “The Window of Ignorance”, its sharp edges are like the impurities of the mind, whereas the round one represents a perfect state of mind – Nirvana.
Cracked Ice pattern – a design element usually used on windows in Asian architecture. The technique takes incredible amount of skill to master.
I love the simplicity and minimalistic look of Japanese Family Crests. We decided that Budo can stand for something more than just a shop, it’s a community of martial artists, sharing their experiences and helping each other.
Cracked Ice pattern on a window at Lion Grove Garden, Suzhou.
Color inspiration came from this photo (I believe it was taken by Mary Harrsch). This stunning Sashiko was made back in 1780 during the Edo Period.
Budo logo on Noren – a traditional Japanese fabric divider. (Based on a photo by U3K-Y)
Here is a couple of illustrations I was asked to create recently.
Above is a process video from start to finish. Quite a lot of layering with custom brushes and scanned ink textures.
My Awesome Cafe is a place where experience feels real and authentic, a place where you can just be. My Awesome cafe is a union point of Eastern heritage and Western flare.
We set a challenge to create a logo where Chinese & English type co-exists as one, without overemphasizing one over another. From the very beginning we wanted to pay a tribute to the building – a former Ching Hwa Free Clinic (中华医院) which was build back in 1946, so the very first inspiration was captured at the Traditional Museum of Chinese medicine in Hangzhou, China.
The initial idea was to create a special atmosphere that can inspire creative people, so we proceeded with installing countless lightbulbs inside the cafe.
After that the team went on with logo creation.
Afterwards, team wandered if the logo can be turned into something that customer will be willing to purchase. “Is it possible for customer to be willing to buy staff’s uniform?” This way an idea of supporting logo was invented and was turned into a T-shirt.
Afterwards we came to a junction where we thought the logo can be pushed even further, the question was, how can we make it represent a strong sense of community. Can it be designed into an emblem that will unite awesome people together? This is where we came up with an idea of turning it into a badge.
Logo silkscreened on a shop front window.
Getting my hands dirty and diving into the unknown world of hand lettering. Stay tuned for more type studies.
Beiersdorf needed an entertaining TV spot to kick off Germany’s first shampoo with activated charcoal as a cleansing agent, formulated for real men. This commercial was shot and aired in Europe. It is also the first time for Beiersdorf to hire a challenger agency, to produce and shoot a TV commercial out of their country.
Agency: Mangham Gaxiola
Creative Director: Robert Gaxiola
Copywriter: Geraldine Oh
Art Directors: David Wong, Andrey Danilov
Film Director: Micky Sülzer, Big Fish