FilmDoo’s Film Poster Creativity Competition, which closed earlier this year in August, named Marie Bergeron as their winner! The contest, which was hosted on Behance, ran for a few months and the winner received a paid opportunity to create artwork/ a poster for an upcoming film set to release by the end of this year.
Marie worked closely with Gareth Evens (director – Raid, Raid 2) and the Third Window team this summer on sketches for the poster for the special edition release of Takashi Kitano’s 1997 HABA-BI (Fireworks). Knowing that her audience would be a lot more of a niche fan base compared to what she was used to, Marie focused on the fan’s constructive criticism that she received and carefully monitored after the release of her early sketches and applied it to her work.
Since the movie is a special release of the 1997 original, Marie “focused on one design with various modifications to color, placements, titles, etc.” She aimed to keep the vintage theme and added beige variations to the sketches and the final poster. FilmDoo and Third Window are extremely pleased with Marie’s process and final work that they are happy to announce that they have asked Marie to help design all of the artwork for future Kitano releases.
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:
The Monster Project 2015, which has over 40 collaborators, is one of this months most creative projects! Artists from all over the world worked together to transform kids drawings of monsters into art – whether it be a digital art form or a claymation. The monsters that we create with our imaginations when we are little are brought to life with vibrant colors and personality.
Starting with just a cube shaped sketch, Maria Tiurina has illustrated and given a life to each of the four seasons in her recent project, Seasonal Illustrations. Using rich, bold colors and a personal color scheme for each drawing, Maria has incorporated all of the things that come to mind when imagining a season, whether it be presents during the holidays or flowers blooming as the Spring season approaches.
In this series we will look deeper into a work that was especially admired in our community: Boathouses, created by Rutger Paulusse. This piece captures the nautical spirit of the Dutch artist’s hometown of Amsterdam in a colorful, visually striking way. You can sense the joy Paulusse gets from the entire creative process in his responses to each question. Enjoy!
What was your inspiration for this project?
I live in Amsterdam which is packed with boathouses. I really love them and I really want to own one, one day. It has something romantic to it of course, but it’s mostly about freedom. Theoretically, you could move your house anywhere in the world, so it gives a sense of freedom. Also you don’t have any direct neighbors so that is really special in a crazy crowded city such as Amsterdam. I also really love the canals in Amsterdam. There’s something about water and floating which intrigues me. Maybe it’s just because us humans consist of 60%-70% water, I don’t know! After seeing a lot of boathouses and visiting some friends who own them I really wanted to use that as inspiration for an illustration series.
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Clemson University has recently launched their Adobe Studio inside the Cooper Library – an open-access space dedicated to providing students with tools to fuel their creative work. The studio is equipped with a soundproof audio production studio, a video production studio, collaborative workstations, high-res scanners and a Behance wall (1 of 3 in the country!) which features high definition screens that stream images from local and online projects. The Behance wall is driven by the criteria that the students are searching, whether it be a “street photography” or “typefaces,” and then displays them across the nine screens.
The “Creativity Bar” spans from the entrance and to the full length of the studio and is equipped with comfortable chairs and areas where students are able to refine their ideas and work collaboratively with others. Students and faculty are encouraged to work on projects together, learn from each others work and hopefully create a curriculum with more creative edge. Clemson University was the first school in the country to grant full access of the Adobe Creative Cloud to all students and staff last year, so the opening of the studio is definitely an exciting addition to the campus!
The studio is run by highly trained UPic Adobe Interns who are ready to answer any questions that visitors might have about the software or equipment. All the members have expertise in different fields that are naturally driven by creativity.
With so many incredible events happening all around the world, it would be a disservice to call out only a few, so check out these searches for the most up-to-date Portfolio Review Week posts.
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This week has been filled with incredible events. From Los Angeles to Cape Town, creatives from all over the world have come together to showcase work and get feedback. #BehanceReviews
Portfolio Review Week #8 is well underway, with events taking place all over the world! We gathered some of our favorite Instagrams from the events that have taken place so far. Be sure to tag social media posts from your own events with #BehanceReviews! To see more pictures, videos, and posters from every event, visit the Behance Portfolio Review Pinterest board!
Portfolio Review Week #8 just started today, but the PRW hosts around the world have already been promoting their events for weeks in creative and beautiful ways. We’ve rounded up some of the amazing, eye catching posters for Portfolio Reviews worldwide!
It’s still time to signup for the Portfolio Review Week events! More informartion directly at be.net/reviews!
For more posters, pictures, and videos, follow the Portfolio Reviews Pinterest board!
Creative People, get ready! Behance Portfolio Review Week is here. Starting on Monday October 26th, hundreds of events are happening around the world helping creatives connect and see the amazing work that’s happening in their community. Learn from peers, hear from experienced speakers, and get feedback on your work!
As always, you can follow along on Twitter with #BehanceReviews. While there isn’t time left to host an event, check out https://www.behance.net/reviews/find to see events in your area!
Other links to follow along:
Event Flickr Gallery: http://www.flickr.com/photos/behanceportfolioreviews/sets/
Portfolio Review Pinterest Page: http://pinterest.com/behance/behance-portfolio-reviews/
Blog Posts: http://blog.behance.net/teamblog/tag/behancereviews
A pop stencil artist based in Tokyo, Campbell La Pun, has recently landed an awesome exhibit in the NYC Krause Gallery, for his “Excess Fumes” project. Employing everything from “stencils to aerosol and acrylic paint on wood and canvas, La Pun takes us careering through the modern world.” The paintings on his spray paint cans are reflections of the bright and neon world of pop culture iconography. He is inspired by spray paint cans because they offer a world of infinite colors and creations and because they are the source of beautiful wall mirages all over the world.
La Pun’s exhibit featured a large canvas version on of each of his cans from his project, Excess Fumes. The cans, when seen displayed really portray “a neon world of candy colored madness that perpetually blinks in the artificial brightness of Times Square in New York and the Shibuya district in Tokyo.” Each one was recognizable at first glance and makes a huge statement because the first thing to jump out at you is the color and then the branding. It was truly amazing to see his work put up in such a great gallery and to see how he is bringing the world most notorious street art material and answering his own question of “from the furious minute of shaking to the sound of the clunking marble, gently pushing the cap releasing the built up pressure inside through a tiny hole to produce a mist of color to create what?”