James Victore: Aphorisms on Art & Idea Execution

Hosted by New York’s Ace Hotel, 99U Conference presenter and artist James Victore’s installation “Aphorisms on Art & Idea Execution” presents bold, simple messages to not only creatives, but anyone with an idea worth doing.  Victore’s work includes 1993′s “Racism,” and other works featured at the Louvre and The Library of Congress.

The lurid orange text screen printed on seemingly generic paintings slaps you with messages like “Kill the critic” or “Stop looking for permission,” advice that needs little-to-no explanation. And, if you forget your camera, there are rolls of inspirational stickers opposite the installation that viewers can help themselves to.  99U’s very own Jocelyn Glei interviewed James Victore about his process and workflow.

The exhibit runs through May 25th.  For more info, visit the Ace Hotel’s website.

US Event Roundup: Attend a Portfolio Review

Behance Portfolio Review Week is approaching, and hundreds of events around the world are already being organized and discussed! It’s not too late to host an event in your area or RSVP to attend. To learn more about Behance Portfolio Reviews please visit be.net/reviews.

Check out some US-based events:

New York

When: Thursday, May 16th, 2013 6:45 PM
Where: Huge Brooklyn, 45 Min St. Fl 2, Brooklyn NY

RSVP here

Chicago

When: Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 6:00 PM
Where: Next Door 659 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60614

RSVP here

Atlanta

When: Monday, May 20th, 2013 6:30 PM
Where: Vitamin T 817 West Peachtree Street Northwest #925 Atlanta, GA

RSVP here

Dallas

When: Saturday, May 18th, 2013, 11:00 AM
Where: Nerve Gallery & Studios, 4819 Woodall St, Dallas TX 75247

RSVP here

Seattle

When: Thursday, May 16th, 2013, 7:00 PM
Where: Filter, 5th Avenue, Suite 600, Seattle WA

RSVP here

Many more cities are hosting in the US and around the world! Look for an event near you at Meetup.com/BehanceReviews

 

Behance’s Annual 99U Conference is next week!

We’re only days away from our annual 99U Conference and the Behance office is buzzing with preparations for the big event. Each year, the 99U team brings together a handful of the world’s most productive creative visionaries and researchers to share pragmatic insights on how to push great ideas forward, create incredible art, build businesses, and change the world. Check out this year’s lineup of speakers:

Can’t make it to this year’s conference? Not to worry – we’ll be live tweeting from @99U and recapping the talks on 99U.com, stay tuned!

Portfolio Review Week – Twitter Buzz

Behance Portfolio Review Week is approaching, and hundreds of events around the world are already being organized and discussed! It’s not too late to host an event in your area or RSVP to attend. To learn more about Behance Portfolio Reviews please visit be.net/reviews.

Check out some of our favorite twitter highlights so far:

 


Behance at Adobe MAX

Our team is really excited about MAX this year. We will be unveiling some exciting projects related to Creative Cloud that we have been working on, as well as some Behance integrations into Adobe tools. In addition, our product design team will be running a few sessions on how to make the most of Behance. It will be our first MAX ever, and we hope to see you there!

MAX, The Creativity Conference
May 4-8, 2013: Los Angeles, CA
Creativity powers the world. But what powers creativity? MAX 2013. It’s four days of ideas, inspiration, and a meeting of the best creative minds in the world. Join us, and renew your vows with creativity. Come to MAX to gain the knowledge you need to stay competitive and the inspiration to create your best work. You’ll get a mix of speakers like Paula Scher, Jessica Walsh, Paul Irish (Google Chrome developer), and Behance’s own Scott Belsky, along with the opportunity to attend sessions and labs taught by industry leaders and Adobe experts.

Learn more & register for MAX

Scott McFadden’s Guitar Resumé Showcased by SFGate.com

We always love seeing a project get noticed in the news – like Scott McFadden’s, recently featured in the San Francisco Chronicle.  Last month, Scott posted a Project called ‘Guitar Resume’ that got some following.  As Alyson Shontell explains, “McFadden was moved to turn the acoustic guitar – which he received for Christmas – into a resume by his design professor. “Think of your resume as if it is a person. What kind of introduction is it making? How would you introduce yourself?” he was told. So he made something personal.”

Scott says, “I believe in the power of design…Design is an obsession with creative excellence. Design inspires, empowers, questions, challenges, and provokes. Design is more than aesthetics. It is the beauty to the brains. It is the melody behind the lyrics. It is the soul behind the song. Design puts the solution in your hands. It invites you to pick it up and play along.”

We’re proud of Scott creating this one-of-a-kind resumé and wish him the best of luck!

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Guitar Resume

This Week’s Most Appreciated Projects

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 week:

Schusev State Museum of Architecture

As part of a Press & OOH campaign, the brand team at Schusev State Museum of Architecture in Moscow created some beautiful and extremely detailed advertisements. Full series here:

Barcodes are on all products these days, so why not make them fun? Steve Simpson shows originality and creativity with these illustrated barcodes. More here:

New Feature: Link a Project to a Work In Progress

One of our newest features allows you to easily link a new or existing project to a Work-In-Progress (WIP).  In case you haven’t used it, the Work-in-Progress feature allows you to get instant feedback by uploading a snapshot of your work in progress. You can continue to add future revisions in the same WIP. Now, you can link a finished project to a Work-In-Progress to help you show off the process behind a project.

In your Portfolio page, hover over a Project and click Edit Project.  At the top right of the Edit page, click Settings.  From there, look on the bottom right and click Link to WIP.  Select the appropriate WIP and Save Changes.  After saving, view your project to see a new module marked ”View Work In Progress” on the right hand column with a link to the appropriate WIP. Also, if a user is viewing a WIP that has a Project linked to it, there will be a View Full Project link at the bottom of the WIP.