What TV shows and movies inspired the design community most in 2019? This year, tons of graphic designers and illustrators were inspired to take on self-initiated projects, specially dedicated to their favorite media entertainment. Today, we’re sharing amazing designs from a few of these top contenders so you can enjoy reliving your favorite film and television moments of 2019!
Many people anxiously awaited the final season of Game of Thrones to premiere, and designers were no exception. After the first episode aired, Dribbble exploded with designs depicting favorite characters, epic scenes, as well as illustrations of the show’s breathtaking fictional lands:
Row 1: Joanna Behar, Paola Ortega, Cat Coquillette. Row 2: Dlanid 🍁, Lisa Champ, Roman Klčo for Shakuro. Row 3: Oleh Harlamov for Zajno Crew, Aldo Crusher, Carra Sykes. Row 4: Konstantinos Pappas, Rafael Serra, Michael Driver.
It’s no surprise that so many designers and creatives, in general, are huge Disney fans. We can all appreciate the character design and artistry that goes into making an animated film. As you can tell, designers relived their childhood nostalgia when Toy Story 4 came out this year. Check it out:
Designers have been creating fan art for the hit Netflix series Stranger Things ever since the first season aired back in 2016. This year was no exception—season three of the science fiction horror show premiered just in time for summer 2019, and designers all over the world were inspired to create. Here are a few highlights:
Row 1: Oleh Harlamov for Zajno Crew, Jonathan Ball, Anya Perepelkina. Row 2: VISU∆L jams, Julian Burford, Roman Klčo for Shakuro. Row 3: Bobbo Andonova, Keith Vlahakis, Patryk Wojciechowicz 👀 for Fireart Studio.
Last spring, your favorite group of superheroes reunited to take down Thanos, the evil demigod who destroyed the planet. Designers showed their appreciation for these heroes by creating some awesome artwork depicting their favorite scenes and characters:
We all love an epic hero, but what about an iconic supervillain? Designers were inspired to create fan art in anticipation and in celebration of The Joker, debuting in theatres in October 2019. Feast your eyes on these brilliant portraits, posters, and 3D work:
Last but definitely not least is the new Disney Plus show Star Wars: The Mandalorian. Baby Yoda who made his debut on the show, won the hearts of designers all over the world. In fact, we’re still seeing tons of different reinterpretations of Baby Yoda on Dribbble every day, and we’re not complaining about it! Here are a few favorites:
Row 1: Keith Vlahakis, Alana Louise, Quentin MARROULE. Row 2: Chris K. Seidel, Kassie Scribner, Henrique Athayde. Row 3: Valentin Galmand , Jonathan Ball, Folio Illustration Agency. Row 4: Aleksandar Savic, Dennis Salvatier, Diego Messori. Row 5: Aliz Buzas, Prekesh, Jacques Marcotte. Row 6: Rogie, Ori Hasson, Jetpacks and Rollerskates.
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