Combining different media to create multimedia graphic design is a specialty of ours. We enjoy to combine photography with custom illustrations and graphic design as well as motion and other ideas to create truly captivating and unique work. On our blog, in the latest blog post, you may have seen some of our ideas come together that originated from a photograph of the ocean at Tulum, Mexico that Maciej himself took.
We used that as a backdrop for some of our custom graphics we had in our stock. Here are the original two images full of graphic design ideas we created and below this are our new ideas:
Edit, for now I have decided to replace the moving image in the graphic design portfolio section with a still one again on top due to the space it was taking up and making the whole section slower to load.
If you had been checking out the graphic design portfolio section of the site during the past couple of days you may have noticed we have a new motion graphic and logo positioned as the first thing showing in the section. It is a series of moving images showing our logo or text ‘Artistic CounterCulture’ with a moving aerial craft or plane whizzing through.
Everything was created from scratch using a stylus or Apple Pencil and an iPad. This means we created the font or text in addition to the graphic design background and spaceship, alongside its propeller system showing the craft leaving smoke behind from the engine as it flies. It is another example of the type of work we can offer from custom or self-created fonts and logos to moving logos or graphic design of any sort. This was an experiment using Procreate’s gif creation engine and working with all of our own assets to create something unique.
We have recently created a video and uploaded it to YouTube designed to showcase our multimedia skills for companies and gaming startups to check out. The video is a game trailer of sorts and is titled A Space Game Concept. Our main person and Founder, Maciej Duraj, wrote about this project, which he mostly created all on iPad from scratch, on his personal blog here.
Recently, we have decided to transfer our domain from GoDaddy to Weebly so that www.artisticcounterculture.com would show up as the main domain and all subpages would also be linkable from the .com URL. FOr instance, you can now go to the services page by visiting this URL: http://www.artisticcounterculture.com/services.html. Previously, we had simply set up GoDaddy to redirect the URL of www.artisticcounterculture.com to the main domain of www.artisticcounterculture.weebly.com, but mask it in a way so it would still be shown as .com. However, the subpages were not linkable without the .weebly address showing.
Because the previous videos you may have seen on this site are outdated and they even point to the wrong URLs, we have decided to update one of them and showcase it for you. We added some images to it and new music as well.
On my personal site and blog, which is Wordpress-based I created a guide today and mentioned Artistic Counterculture. The guide includes gifs or videos I created using Licecap for Mac as well as screenshots of me using Adobe Illustrator in order to edit logos.
You can read the guide or article here. The focus is on getting rid of text on a logo to either have it completely gone or replaced with new and updated text. In my case I wanted text for a personal business card gone to showcase a pure logo without my personal information on it. However, I lost the original source vector file saved in .ai or .pdf and only had the raster files left. The vector files I have all contained my personal information.
So what I decided to do was use a fresh gradient on top of the already-present background gradient to blend the background in without the text or font showing. I started doing this and kept running into trouble with the gradient because when I used the eyedropper tool the whole rectangle fill would turn that color even when I had the gradient window open and one of the color dots selected where I wanted an eyedropper tool to replace the color.
Recently, I wrote an article for Forbes with all of the art or graphics being my own as well. The theme was robotics, automation and machine learning. I wrote about it and showed more samples on the blog section of the site here. However, here is a link to the actual article. Here are some samples or variations of this robotic theme I created using Illustrator and iPad raster apps in tandem.
Dribble is an interesting social media and graphic design upload service that allows you to showcase your work to other graphic designers. You can do things such as liking other artists' works or adding them to a bucket list of interesting images. It is also a nice tool to showcase some of the things you've been working on. It supports bitmap or raster image uploads and animations (which I assume to be GIFs).
Here is a link to my profile as the founder of this site.
We have decided to add resume services to our list of services we offer. Maciej Duraj or our founder has written a blog post recently with his graphic design CV that he created entirely from scratch in Illustrator on our blog section of the site. Here is a direct link to the post and it shows CV/resume samples. Here is the direct link to the PDF file as a sample of the type of CVs or resumes we can create in an artistic fashion.