We all had a long week of work, school and maybe vacation (some of us) and after spending some time relaxing with family, friends; we'll mostly spend be ready to tackle a new week. Before you do, it's time for the Weekly Roundup where we curated our some of the interesting things that happened on the Web either it is news, a new tool to try, a cool video and some sites inspiration that caught on attention. We'll also include some Abduzeedo articles from the past week just in case that you've missed them. Time to sit back, see what you've missed and gear up for the next one.
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Moon Dream Recording is a brand identity and graphic design project created and shared by Erik Musin and Timofey Popandopulo. The brand identity has very nice and simple look but with some very 80s applications. Below you can see a bit more behind the process with some descriptions and a multi-media set o applications like audio and video. Enough talk, check out after the break.
Trying out a different formula for our regular schedule on Abduzeedo. How about we share Netflix recommendations? We would focus on subjects surrounding design, photography, cinematography and more. For today, we are taking a look at this sublime and beautifully shot documentary entitled: Given the Movie. It's an exploration through a child's eyes named Given of his family traveling around the world, going through many cultures across their journey and surfing. I just loved the photography direction by Devin Whetstone, it is earthy, warm and makes you feel part of the entire movie.
If you happen to have a sweet tooth you may have noticed that chocolate bars are having a moment in the world of packaging design poising themselves as the perfect creative canvas for creative folk to have some fun when it comes to brand identity. It's a known fact that packaging has a true impact on how we discern taste and we're already salivating over the work by multidisciplinary design studio Lavernia & Cienfuegos for Utopick Chocolates.
Gotta love when you find a unbelievably talented artist you didn't know before! I was struck by the work of sculpture artist Beth Cavener. She not only comes up with the perfect image of animals, but her pieces emote so much beauty and a sense of urgency, it's amazing.
We would like to share exciting news from our friends over Figma where they are introducing their newly 2.0 packed with features including Prototyping and Developer Handoff. This is pretty huge! I can't wait to give it a try myself and maybe share my thoughts on ABDZ. Meanwhile, let's take a look at what they offer with real-time collaboration, the end of versioning and more.
Minimal living is having a heydey and with home prices soaring from coast to coast and around the globe, the trend of families moving into small spaces in an effort to amplify their lives is on the rise. We came across this amazing space in Brooklyn's Greenpoint neighborhood as featured on Dwell last year and were more than inspired to start trolling Redfin for our own space. Not to mention, immediately post all the crud currently housed in our garage on Craigslist. This clever, and we must add talented, couple (Jacqueline Schmidt of Screech Owl Designs and David Friedlander, Communications Director at LifeEdited) proves you really can make it work in under 700 square feet of space, of course a strategic eye for design and luxurious finishing helps too. All photos shot by the talented Matthew Williams.
Lars Stieger is a freelance designer and photographer from Hamburg, Germany posting some incredible posts on photography and architecture on his Behance profile. Most of them are about architecture or parts of the urban landscape. The difference is the color treatment applied to the photos and of course the capture itself. The composition is flawless in my opinion. It might look easy to do that, but I challenge you to go out to your downtown area and snap some photos. After doing that you will be able to understand how hard it is to capture images like the ones like the Internationales Congress Centrum Berlin or ICC project that Lars shared.