A Closer Look with Luis Palencia

We had the pleasure of interviewing Luis Palencia, a Venezuelan designer based in Miami who is addicted to typography and has been creating incredible work for over 8 years. 

How long have you been in your creative field?
I started to working as a graphic designer in 2007 at a small studio in my hometown, Maracaibo, Venezuela, so it has been almost 8 amazing years.

Luis Palencia

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Behind the Project: Bizarre Beauty for Refinery29

In this series we will look deeper into a work that was especially admired in our community: Bizarre Beauty for Refinery29, created by Leta Sobierajski. The five photo Instagram series is a colorful exploration of the relationship between a person’s sense of beauty and inanimate objects. Sobierajski‘s multidisciplinary design work has captured the attention of the Behance community (as well as clients like Google and IBM) with its brightly bizarre compositions. The Brooklyn-based designer and art director took time to share some of her insights into the creative process with the Behance team. 

What was your inspiration for this project?

Bizarre Beauty was inspired by daily beauty routines and surface-level obsessions. The series contained objects representative of independent, odd, and beautiful situations which highlight what makes a person feel beautiful through the use of inanimate objects. The notion of surrealism plays a part in this project too, and creates situations that trigger imaginative situations with personification. I’m also heavily influenced by Josef Albers’s Theories on Color Studies; creating experiences through the sensory relationships of color is what helped me tie everything together in this project with a reoccurring palette of saccharine colors.

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Behind the Project: Cosmópolis Pt. 3

Aldo Crusher, a Behance member since 2011 from Mexico, has been working with AeroMexico to provide illustrations for their on-flight destination magazine Aire. His third Behance project dedicated to this collaboration, Cosmópolis Pt. 3, has been particularly appreciated among the community and takes us on a world trip from Dubai to Las Vegas !

Can you describe your process in creating this project?
I start by looking and compiling pictures of the city I am illustrating, including culture, architecture, maps, skylines, weather and lifestyle. Once I got everything I need, I start working on the composition based on a real map, simplifying it and making it more symmetric and geometric. Then, I move forward with the color palette; it is a crucial choice as it has to reflect the city lifestyle and culture. Finally, when the main composition and color palette are ready, I start drawing the buildings, houses and all the elements in the illustration.

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What was your inspiration for this project?
The project consists of representing cities around the world in a single page illustration. These illustrations are published in Aire Magazine. This magazine is distributed aboard the Aeromexico flights. These maps work as a tourist guide – in which the architectural and cultural elements of each city are highlighted. I’ve been collaborating with them since July 2013; they saw a poster I made in which I illustrated a city and contacted me to make a series of illustrated city maps ! Read more →

Language Selection on Behance

Behance is now more global than ever. Our logged-out experience is now localized in twelve languages!
We’ve begun to introduce language localization into the Behance interface. You can now use the language menu in the footer (on the bottom left) to select which language you’d like to see on Behance

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Work Experience: Now responsive and simplified

Looking for work? Looking to hire? Our updated Work Experience feature makes creating and viewing resumes simpler and more beautiful than ever before.

Simplified privacy settings

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Choose between having your Work Experience visible to the public, or just to fellow Behance members. Making major edits and want to hide your resume for a little while? Just switch to Private to make it visible to nobody but you.

 

Responsive editing and viewing

View and edit your Work Experience from anywhere on any device in a new effortlessly responsive experience.

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Try it out: Edit your Work Experience

Behind the Project: AniWall

In this series we will look deeper into a work that was especially admired in our community: AniWall, created by Bram Vanhaeren. Bram, a 24 year-old artist with a strong passion for portraits – and risk – was kind enough to share with us his process and inspiration for this recent project as well as his own strategy to make his creations successful!

Can you describe your process in creating this project?
Most people would be surprised if I told them it only takes me about two hours to complete a portrait! I believe the energy in my work comes from the fact that I don’t – or can’t – overthink about it. It is created within a very short period of time with a lot of energy and emotions. I love to embrace my small errors during this creation! I am all about – “Wow I love this song, this artist moves me! Let’s put this into a portrait”. I then draw for one hour, add colors, animation, music … Breathe and before I am able to judge the project I publish it on the web! I release it and watch the reactions. As you can see I embrace the chance to fail. I love it; I try to bring it as pure and honest as I can.

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Most Appreciated Projects: Monthly Roundup

Appreciations are a way to send genuine kudos to another creative professional on Behance. This is our community’s way of curating the network, so that the best projects gain the most exposure. Here’s a look at two of the most appreciated projects on Behance this month:

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Don’t these character designs from Berlin’s Vivien Bertin look about ready to jump right out of the screen and start talking to you? We’re loving all the personality and emotion that comes across in these designs. And +1 on the fact that Bertin gives an inside into her process and the tools she uses to create.

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This Volkswaagen campaign pokes fun at the common white lies we tell our kids (some funny ones after the cut!), but we’re guessing what made this project a crowd-pleaser this month are the killer accompanying illustrations. With a distinctive color palette and an creative use of negative space, you’ll enjoy this work from Tom Haugomat and Raphael Ghisalberti.

FilmDoo Film Poster Design Competition – Winners Revealed!

Earlier this spring, we told you about FilmDoo’s “Film Poster Creativity Competition,” where three winners will be given the paid opportunity to create artwork for an upcoming film release this year and have their work on display Cannes Film Festival (plus a ton of other great prizes)!

After almost 1,000 fantastic entries from creatives around the world, the winners were announced live at Cannes Film Festival. We’re happy to announce & give a huge congrats to our three winners:


Margie Bergeron (portfolio) - The Godfather Poster
Ollie Boyd (portfolio) - Mad Max Fury Road Poster
Ben Holmes (portfolio) - The Amazing Spiderman 2 Poster

FilmDoo Competition Winning Posters
The winning poster designs! See detailed shots below.

 

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After the cut, see photos lives from Cannes.

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