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Considering how everything is progressively going digital today, the web scenario is fast evolving. With that, web design is becoming more relevant and significant than ever before. Read on to find out what these current trends really are.

The internet is changing the world – it is changing how we do our every day and even specific tasks. When it is present at so many different levels and applicable in such diverse ways, the manner of presentation, functionality, usability, etc. all become rather important than just add-ons.

Web design has thus become relevant beyond purely aesthetics. Take a look at some of the current trends here, for there’s everything from integrated animations to parallax scrolling.

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Mobile First

The computer has virtually shrunk by quite a large extent to become the size and fit of our pockets, hasn’t it! Well, from everyday functions to the relatively complex ones all available o the small screen, it is no surprise to find that friendly UI/UX, clean layouts, vibrant icons, menus and their pop-downs have all become fundamental elements of the digital design domain.

Designed by Stanislav Hristov
Designed by Johny vino™

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Integrated Animations

Who isn’t amazed by animations! So much so that it is the ideal tool and platform to engage even the grown-ups across various media. Its quirky, fun and interactive nature manages to capture the imagination and attention of one and all. No doubt, an integrated animation is readily found to be applied upon so many different web platforms today.

Designed by Stan Yakusevich

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Broken Grid Layouts

Symmetry is not necessarily everything. Perhaps, not every time and in every place – it all depends on the context and the way asymmetry is applied. A mixed-and-matched amalgamation of lines, shapes, colours, forms, textures and the likes, broken grid layouts are only symmetry re-defined and re-imagined.

Designed by Sofia Pukovetskaya

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Round Corners & Fluid Shapes

Rounded curves and fluid shapes are the new trends on web layouts and have become the “in” thing of current times across the web world. The clarity and simplistic yet effective minimalism of this form have overshadowed and conquered the rigidity and sharply defined structures of geometric forms such as angular designs. A soothing change to the eye, one could say.


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Custom Illustrations

Custom illustrations are the all new rage today, as far as the latest evolution of web design is concerned. With all things custom, the look, feel and feel of different branding can be made so exclusive and distinct from the rest. This is one thing clients are always excited and encouraging towards.

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Giulio Iurissevich

Giulio Iurissevich studied economics and law and dabbled with many jobs finally settling as a graphic artist and illustrator. He has worked for many reputed international brands, held multiple exhibitions and has been featured on many international publications.


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Illustrator and Graphic designer, Pooja Bhapkar, shares her insights on design with clarity, so that the outcome is as desired.

Clarity of the purpose of the design is most important as you have to think from a client’s perspective, that may differ from your own. To fulfill this gap you should always create something for you that will be beyond the boundaries and beyond any purpose. My approach to any project is ‘How can I make it different than the previous one?’ and along the way of learning some new techniques and treatments.

Each illustration is a story and surrounding elements make it complete. I play with geometric shapes, but, to cut the flow, I added some elements which have motion or living objects such as birds, humans or animals and trees etc. which make it more live and interesting.

Likewise, texturing is the best technique to separate the surfaces as well as create dimensions. Aesthetically, lines and dots are two textures which are way different from each other but they also complement each other.

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We all have favorite TV shows and we passionately discuss the stories and characters of it. But sometimes, we tend to ignore the channel and its branding. Now with many different channels to choose from, we are experiencing many new branding overhauls to grab the audience’s attention. In this issue, we focused on Motion Graphics design and people behind some awesome channel rebrandings.

 

If you are interested in moving design or animated content then this issue is a must-read for you!


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Manav Sachdev

Manav Sachdev did Bachelors in Visual Arts from Govt. College of Art and Craft, Kolkata and a diploma in Animation from Maximus Autodesk, Mumbai. He has worked as a concept artist in a gaming company and an illustrator in a design agency.


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Anjali DSouza

A Master’s degree in Graphic Design and an Undergraduate in Visual Arts has shaped Anjali DSouza into a fine Illustrator and Visual Designer. Anjali realised early that being a freelancer is the best way to kick-start her career. The freedom to deliver a client brief and the exploration of her style has come through thanks to her decision to venture out unaided.


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If you are a recent graduate or about to finish your college then this issue may have answers to many of your questions. Like, how to get the best placement or the internship? How to present best in front of the interviewer? Which studio or agency to choose to start your career? How to work in a team or choose to be a freelancer? This issue has advice from many experts such as Ashwini Deshpande and Gopika Chowfla who gave the secrets of choosing the right intern for their well-known design teams. And on another hand, Rajaram Rajendran and Ranganath Krishnamani advise young designer to gain multiple skills and be the best at them. Also, recent MIT Post Graduate Vinta Jakkal shares her secret with which she grabbed the great opportunity of joining the Elephant Design, Pune team to start her career.

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Taking a good look at the new and emerging typefaces that have made their way into the design scene across the world, we follow the fresh ones that have carved a niche for themselves and even the classic ones that are here to stay. The world of type is, indeed, an interesting one today as it continues to grow further.

The power of words cannot be undermined. Especially in these modern times when it is not just about what is said but also how it is said. And that is what leads us to take a peek at the current trends in typography where so much has evolved over the years.

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3D Typefaces

3D modelling has quite effectively found its place in the design arena of today through various forms and applications. With many diverse means of executing it, the style has been widely adopted by various designers and the freshness of this medium to innovate is what has ensured it stays in vogue.

Designed by JeanPierre Le Roux

Designed by PICTOGLAZE .

Designed by JeanPierre Le Roux


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Serif Fonts

The classic appeal of Serif typefaces has kept itself alive, not fading away under the oncoming of other trending fonts that have come into the picture during the recent few years. The grace and ease with which this type flows are what has kept its exuberance alive. Truly ‘beautiful and timeless’.


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Bold Typography

Bold typography has been here through the ages and is here to stay. Bold is, indeed, beautiful. It has the capacity to garner the attention of its audience and even engage it in the process. Who said bold is too loud? Not in 2018, at least.

Designed by Rudmer van Hulzen

Designed by Justin Poulter


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Custom Fonts

The ‘Custom’ way has found a place for itself across all areas, forms and modes of design. Freedom and the ability these fonts provides are hard to mimic even as it is applied to suit different contexts. Such versatility is difficult to achieve otherwise, which is why the custom font is so in trend.

Designed by Lorena G


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Geometric Type

Geometry is the keystone of all things design and functional. The Geometric Type, in the very same context, is unlikely to get outdated even in the modern times of 2018. One that cannot be ignored or sidelined, expect to see it executed on more than just one occasion.

Designed by Lumiko


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Experimental Typography

There is space for experiments in every sphere, isn’t there? So in the case of type, experimental typography has emerged as the new thing of today. It runs without rule and produces some stunning results in effect. The new winner on the block, this one.

Designed by Krzysztof Iwanski

Designed by Josh Schaub


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Typography With Real-Life Elements

No matter how great the virtual gets, it shall never overcome the real. That is why the effects of reality have made their way into the font world via typography featuring real-life elements. Font carved around everyday situations, essentials and people is certainly one new visual to keep an eye on.

Designed by Krzysztof Iwanski


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Bold Alignment and Kerning

The not-so-neat typography has gained great acknowledgement and thus more presence in the recent few years as it continues to grow. With its fashionable and stylish appeal, it makes a lasting and relevant impact on more than just a few people. Who said all must be only in ‘order’!

Designed by Akatre Studio

Designed by MONK Scriptorium

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We are all perfect behind the confusion we create. From this realisation comes out images from the colourful and quaint world of graphic artist Giulio Iurissevich. In an informal chitchat, he guides us through the avenues of his mind to a reality that is full of the unknown.

Pordenone. Artwork for the blues festival.
Pordenone. Artwork for the blues festival.

Confusion is the real artist who takes small steps before leaping in completely to the world of unknown.

DC Comics . Artwork for the anniversary celebrations of Warner Bros.
Iodio. Artwork for a magazine cover

CG: You have had a rather chequered career. When you finally took up art, did that help?

Giulio: Before taking up art, I did removals, worked at the grocery store and played as a DJ. I felt very unhappy and out of place during this period. Before I could figure out why, I’d used up almost all the energy I had, trying to be what others wanted. Then I began to suffer. And great pains have been known to break many defences. I started listening to my heart and started doing what I loved most, create images. The myriad images from my random life stuck on. On the canvas, the outburst that comes out, is just a retrospective of the experience of my subconscious.

Wasp. Personal work for private collection.
Artaq. Award winning urban street art.
Wl’italia. Design for the book cover.

CG: Is the chaos that one notices in your artworks, a result of this?

Giulio: Yes, the chaos of the mind. I try to find out perfections through these forms and explore what is really beautiful behind them. This confusion is the real artist who takes small steps before leaping in completely to the world of unknown. I believe that art is an abstraction and when you get lost in what you do this is meditation. And here you can meet yourself. My most authentic images are the ones that I have done without thinking, without calculation.

DC Comics. Artwork for the anniversary celebrations of Warner Bros.
Pordenone. Artwork for the blues festival.
Quiet 4 a Wrong Reason. Selected to be part of Luerzer’s Archive’s best 200 illustrator worldwide collection.

CG: In absence of a pre-plan, how do you arrange the potpourri of symbols and visuals in your frames?

Giulio: Some of my images have their own lives. They have found their symbols and visuals on their own. They have created themselves, with me just watching and attending the experience. Everything starts with an intention. But along the way, almost all of the journey becomes spontaneous. The genuine desire to create art triggers the engine of creativity. The rest is just about picking up images that express your intention.

Pordenone. Artwork for the blues festival.
Beforehorsefight
Last Day of Summer

CG: So, what is the intention generally, in the images that you create?

Giulio: I never think of my viewers while doing my images. They come out on their own, without making an effort to mean or communicate anything. I leave my images open to interpretations. Each person has his own individual life, colours, sounds, vibrations and it’s better not to shove anything down their brains. The only instance where this is not true is when I work under commissions and under tight deadlines. Precisely why I’m gradually migrating from commercial illustration to art.

Viola-kid
Bride

CG: Whether illustration or art, technology is the common thread between the two. How much of your art is influenced by technology?

Giulio: Technology and machines are only tools. Technology is good if you use it without depending on it, without anaesthetising yourself and your pain. If you can make yourself one with machines, surely you will see something original coming up. Everything can be good or bad, depending on what you’re looking for.

Mango Insight
Indaco
Lollipop

CG: As an end note, what is it that are you looking for through your images?

Giulio: The story behind my story. The beauty behind evil. The harmony in chaos.

Marrow
Animales Salvajes

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We tried to capture the time of chaos and confusion we all are in. How it inspires and influences creative thoughts. Starting with the cover design by Ankur Singh Patar, who captures the duality in the way we treat women. Followed by a conversation with Italian illustrator Giulio Iurissevich who explores beauty behind this chaos. And many more inspirational articles to explore.

 

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From mountains to rivers and deserts to seas, the beauty that nature presents before us is mesmerising. At times jaw-dropping and other times breathtaking, landscape photographer Ron Kahlon shows us how he captures the most photogenic model in the world – Mother Earth.

Landscape Photography
Landscape Photography

Capture Varying Attitudes Of Longitudes And Latitudes.

Landscape photography is a great way to bring the world to people. Many wishes to travel, however, it’s only a hand few that are able to travel extensively to see the world for what it is. Capturing the Earth in its pure and natural form is surprising for the audience because there will always be something they would never have seen. Like a shipwreck by the side of the beach or a melting glacier that’s constantly moving at 4cm/s. There are so many costumes the Earth likes to flaunt; whether it’s creased mountains to glittering waves, there is never a landscape photo that will look the same.

Landscape Photography
Landscape Photography

A Patient Eye Makes One Go My My!

One of the greatest virtues of a landscape photographer is patience. The patience to wait for the clouds to clear to reveal the sun-kissed mountain top or to wait for the moment when the pastels in the sky are just right at sunset. Nature is forever changing its poses, giving you surprising shots to capture. Once in the wild, you can’t plan. It can start to rain or you’ll have a flat tyre. It’s all about timing. For example, if you’re clicking Mount Cook in New Zealand, you need to spend several hours trying to get the best shot. And you need to do that every day, till you’re satisfied you’ve got a shot that captures the landscape with a dramatic story. You need to change the way you look at the subject It’s a wrap then.

Landscape Photography
Landscape Photography

It’s Like A Picture Book.

The composition is probably one of the most critical factors in landscape photography. You don’t just capture a tree but the tree in its surroundings. That’s how the story happens. One can use composition techniques like rule of thirds, leading lines and even patterns to capture nature’s plot. Timing, especially capturing landscapes during the golden hour helps establish drama and character

Landscape Photography
Landscape Photography

Get Into The Right Gear.

Landscape photography utilises great skill of the photographer and the camera as well. Using professional full-frame DSLR with a 16-35mm wide angle lens is one great way to start a photography journey. Using low ISO ranging between 100-300 and a small aperture between F9-F16 during daytime is one way to get apt images. For nights, using an ISO of around 800 is ideal. Focusing manually via the live view of the scale on the lens on hyperfocal distance and not focusing on optical infinity is one way to go as well. Photography techniques like applying focus stacking or vertical panorama (refocusing in different frames) are also some ways to enhance the landscape experience. For instances where the land is dark, it’s best to expose the land separately and then merge it with the background using Mask in Photoshop.

Landscape Photography
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The issue includes interactions with Preeti Vyas from VGC on ‘How to pitch for clients or retain the existing one’ and Ashish Deshpande from Elephant on ‘Challenges of working with a startup’, along with some best freelancers like Archan Nair, Shreya Shetty and Paul Sandip, sharing their knowledge of working with various clients. Also, Sachin Puthran from Thatzit.com gave a 10-point no-nonsense guide for studios to handle their finances. A must read, if you are planning for the financial year ahead or worried about your handling your money matter, this issue can give you much-needed insight and guide you to a better financial health of your business or freelancing. 

 

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Every day, one encounters all sorts of people – happy, angry, sad. These emotions are all displayed on their expressions, which give birth to different stories. Therefore, it’s the expression that’s the starting point for character artist Manav Sachdev. From expression to stories, he reflects on his design tenets.

Blob. As the name says, it has no shape or definition and is lost and helpless
Shiva

Silence Speaks A Thousand Words.

Expressions, though a mute element, tells the complete story of a character. It holds in itself the complete ecosystem in which a character dwells. On gaming, one does have the opportunity to narrate and explain the character in motion. But on 2D medium, the expression of the character defines its persona. The body language, environment, costume and props of a character are all derived from the character. While the expression holds the key, every other element complements the authenticity of the character.

The Tribal Warrior – Kings Guard

The Rules For Creating A Character Are Variable.

In the field of gaming, the character comes out of a strong script and they have certain attributes like age, weight, strength, power etc. attached to them. One also needs to keep the variable of animation in mind. Whereas creating characters for other mediums, one has the freedom of creating a certain expression and form of the character. Of course, research and allegiance to the script play a big part. But an artist has the freedom to imagine without thinking much about making it suitable for animation.

Little Jack
Look for the Story Behind Every Expression!
Little Jack Fishing

What You Observe Is What You Create.

There is an extensive amount of research that is required for character design. It is important to be observant of the world around which helps one to visualise and create characters. Realism plays an important role in character design. It’s not about copying a character but observing it and then executing it in one’s own way. Exaggeration is the next step. It depends on me how much one wants to imagine and also what the script demands. Across the process, one needs to have a strong visual sense to create an authentic yet imaginative character.

Look for the Story Behind Every Expression!
Mortal Heroes
Look for the Story Behind Every Expression!
Rajasthani Nomad

The Subject Chooses The Artist.

Everything around an artist is a source of inspiration. It is the hunger of learning something new every day, to observe something new and to execute something new that keeps an artist going. It’s a big world out there and we have a lot to learn. Let yourself loose in these inspirations. And before you realise, these inspirations will automatically push you into imagining and creating.

Look for the Story Behind Every Expression!
Look for the Story Behind Every Expression!
The Funny Side of Technology
Look for the Story Behind Every Expression!
Rules But No Rules

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We tried to capture the time of chaos and confusion we all are in. How it inspires and influences creative thoughts. Starting with the cover design by Ankur Singh Patar, who captures the duality in the way we treat women. Followed by a conversation with Italian illustrator Giulio Iurissevich who explores beauty behind this chaos. And many more inspirational articles to explore. So Order Your Copy Now!

 

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Aman Chotani

Aman Chotani, a professional travel photographer was recently selected in the Nat Geo Covershot 2014 Tv Show. His work has found acclaim across major exhibitions and brands. He believes in travelling to beautiful, rusty and adventurous locations to capture untold stories, unseen traditions and unprecedented experiences


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