Beverage Illustration

An Abstract Spotlight

“There is no abstract art.  You must always start with something.  Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.”

—Pablo Picasso

 

For many, abstract art can be difficult. Difficult to create and difficult to understand. It’s inherently different than most other types of art, almost by definition. Thus, many people look at it with reserve and misunderstanding.

It’s been argued that no one can truly tell you how to look at a piece of abstract art, not even the artist behind the creation. Whether that is true or not is up for debate. At the end of the day, abstract art, like almost all art, is deeply personal and it’s up to the beholder to abstract from it what they will.

All that being said, here’s just a handful of our favorite pieces of abstract art from some incredibly talented Directory of Illustration artists.

Next Disruptive Thing  by John Hersey

Next Disruptive Thing John Hersey

Untitled from Olivia Knapp

Olivia Knapp

Brainy Beauty  by Dave Plunkert

Brainy Beauty Dave Plunkert

Pattern 04  by Christina K

Pattern 04 Christina K

Paintbox  by Linda Carruth

Untitled from Simon Prades

Simon Prades

 

You can see more from all of these artists and others on the Directory of Illustration website.

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Bob Venables: Hayman’s Gin

Bob Venables created around 30 black and white line pieces that featured a range of food and drink items for Hayman’s Gin.

The artwork is used on their website.

Bob is represented by Illustration Ltd. See more of his work through his Directory of Illustration portfolio and at illustrationweb.us.

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Maïté Franchi for Badoit

Maïté Franchi was commissioned by Badoit, a brand of French mineral water, to create illustrations that celebrate French gastronomy. The artwork is being used on the Badoit website for a game that associates the illustrated food with the player’s current mood.

Maïté is represented by FolioArt. View more of her work through her Directory of Illustration portfolio, or at folioart.co.uk.

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©Maïté Franchi

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©Maïté Franchi

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©Maïté Franchi

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©Maïté Franchi

 

Left Field Wine Label Illustrations by Steven Noble

Aaron Pollock Design approached Steven Noble to create a series of illustrations very unique and original to the Left Field Wines branding that evoke the unexpected, the weird and wonderful, through moments of quirky humor and unexpected surprises.

Left Field is an existing brand, a part of the Te Awa Collection, that didn’t have a clear voice or any defining personality to stand out in the market. It was time for a brand refresh and Steven Noble was up to the task.

The objective was to create a set of illustrations that doesn’t take itself too seriously. A brand that celebrates New Zealand’s freestyle approach to exploration, creativity and imagination inherent in the winemakers ethos.

The artwork was hand-carved on scratchboard using X-Acto knifes to scrap off the clayboard.

Check it out below!

For more work from Steven Noble, please visit his Directory of Illustration Portfolio and website.

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Relaunch wine brand

Relaunch wine brand

Illustrating a Classic

There are few products more iconic than Coca-Cola.

Explore the many visual incarnations of this classic beverage illustrated by the artists in the Directory of Illustration.

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Jeff Bennett :: Highway to Coke

 

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Lee Moyer :: Diet Coke Dragon

 

 

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Jon Buckley

 

 

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Chris Lynch :: ‘Say Yes to Summer’

 

 

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Nick Radford

 

 

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Ronald Kurniawan

 

 

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Pat Morgan :: Video scribing + white board animation