In this series we will look deeper into a work that was especially admired in our community: Nike X Kobe, created by Shane Griffin. The Irish born designer teamed up with Nike to create brand imagery for the 5x NBA champion’s latest shoe release. Shane was kind enough to answer our questions about his creative process and about the reception his work has received on Behance.
What was your inspiration for this project? Creating self illuminating glass isn’t as easy as you’d think. I needed to make the objects feel like they were illuminating the sneakers, while keeping the transparency intact. So I referenced some of my older work with glass objects, and tried to push it to a new level.
Patrick Seymour, a Behance user since 2011, had his Portfolio noticed by Usher’s team! He was asked to create illustrations for the artist’s next world tour #URXTOUR and had the chance to see his work being displayed all around the globe.
“To see my illustrations on a giant screen surrounded by a crowd of 25,000 people with Usher – in addition to that dance – and knowing that it’s going happen again worldwide is an amazing feeling. I want everyone to experience this.”
Patrick created the Behance project The UR Experience • Yeah! - which contains his creations for the tour as well as moments directly taken from Usher’s performance!
In this series we will look deeper into a work that was especially admired in our community: Quotes, Lines & Lyrics, created by Van Orton Design. Van Orton Design is comprised of twin brothers from Italy. The brothers have wowed the Behance community with their neon-hued, futuristic re-imaginings of pop-culture icons. The Van Orton Design duo graciously answered our questions about one of their most popular projects, in which two cult classics of American film have their posters redone in the unique Van Orton Design style.
What was your inspiration for this project?
The project was inspired by two cult movies of different years. They were inspired by the imagery that they created and by the incredible dialogue. The idea, however, was to place these two films in a different context, more contemporary with our times. There are strong references to the pop style mixed with sci-fi; lots of lights and bright lines.
We’re so excited to announce that host signups for Portfolio Review Week #8, October 26 - November 2, are officially open!
Last May, we had more than 200 events hosted in 70 countries – and over 28,000 members attended! Check these events out on our Flickr page here!
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:
Črtomir Just certainly deserves a gold medal (!) for his last Behance project, GoldRush. The 3D artist from Slovenia manages to mix some of our everyday addictions with our forever obsession: Gold. The result is beautiful and delicious. Who knew gold could get even more attractive?
Let’s move on to another kind of attractive! After envisioning the “Disney Girls in real life“, Jirka Väätäinen, a graphic designer from Finland, brought several “Disney guys” to reality. From Tarzan to Prince Eric (The Little Mermaid – see above), our childhood heroes never seemed so real! Jirka is constantly updating this successful Behance project: let’s wish a happy ending for it!
With thousands of incredible creative works uploaded daily by our community of millions, we help visitors discover some of the most exciting and innovative work by offering great filtering tools (by tool, location, even color!) as well as offering a hand-picked, curated gallery of work uploaded daily – our featured galleries - both on the main Behance gallery and within the industry specific Served Sites.
While the default filters on Behance are set to “most appreciated” when logged into Behance, the “Featured Gallery” is the first page visitors see. It’s full of carefully selected work from across all industries that “challenges conventions and pushes the creative world forward.”
It’s no surprise that we get a lot of questions from members about how these “featured” projects are chosen, and how they can get a chance for their work to be included. The good news – just by uploading work, you’re already in the running! Here are a few facts:
Of the many thousands of projects published every day on Behance, less than 1% are selected to be featured by our Curators.
Behance’s Curators are trying to expose especially innovative and well-crafted work. They consider all sorts of factors when reviewing a project, including quality and originality of work, presentation of the project, context of the project and the traction it is getting in the community (appreciations, comments, etc…).
So, what can you do to up your chances? A few tips on what makes a project “feature-worthy:” Read more →
Singaporean artist Vince Low’s childhood struggle with verbal expression, caused by his dyslexia, encouraged him to express himself visually. Over time, Vince developed a unique, energetic scribble-sketch style that has his art career on the rise.
“In the past, as I’m dyslexic, I struggled with low confidence, I never thought I would be where I am today.”
In this series we will look deeper into a work that was especially admired in our community: “Distractions & Procrastinations”, created by Luke Choice. The Australian artist (who is now based in New York City) specializes in creating eye-catching 3D illustrations. His projects have been featured several times on Behance, and his designs have been used by companies like Nike and American Express. “Distractions & Procrastinations”, today’s featured project, comes from a place of experimentation; It is a showcase of Choice’s unique style, and a visual display of the fun that Choice has with his work. Mr. Choice was kind enough to answer a few questions about the project and about his creative process.
What was your inspiration for this project?
This project was a culmination of many late nights, where I have either been waiting for projects to render, or where i have hit creative block and needed a shot of inspiration. I love to explore different tools, textures and techniques in small increments, then find ways to incorporate them into larger ideas.