“File Not Found” solo exhibition by Chad Wys

From March 12th to March 28th, long time Behance member and superb visual artist, Chad Wys, will be exhibiting his show “File Not Found” at the Joseph Gross Gallery in New York City. Chad’s work combines various forms of classic art forms like painting and sculpture but with a digital era twist.  Chad writes:

“I often think about how we receive the visual information around us, how casually data is exchanged, and how little we tend to pay attention to what we see. The notion of a ‘file’ not being found, or not being accessible, stops us in our tracks and suddenly we desire to see what we’re not able to see. In other words, we’d probably ignore the information if it was presented to us normally, but since it’s not being presented to us, or since it’s not deliverable, our curiosity is stimulated and we suddenly wish to see it, if only to ignore it once again thereafter. I think this applies to the world at large, and certainly to my work, where I often remove data from the audience’s view. We desire and want data until we receive it. We only consider more deeply data that we don’t understand, and we take for granted the data we think we already know,”

 

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Introducing Vortice and the Adobe Type Concepts program

Have you ever found the perfect typeface… but wished you could ask for a slight tweak  or expansion?

We’re excited to share the launch of “Adobe Type Concepts” with you – a new program that’s all about honoring the input of the people who use the font designs most – you, the creative community!

How will it work? The Adobe Type team will release a new font (initially in a scaled-down version), and ask for feedback from the community as a guide for its future development and expansion.

The very first font in the program is now released – meet Vortice Concept,
a bold display typeface by Miguel Sousa. Now’s your chance to take it for a spin and give your feedback on it so that Miguel can start working on the next iteration of Vortice this summer –> VISIT AND USE VORTICE! 

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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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It’s not hard to find currency more beautiful than what I’ve got in my wallet (US Dollars), but these fictional Hungarian bills take things to a new level. For her MA project, Barbara Bernat imagined the “Hungarian Euro” banknote, featuring european animals and plants. See the full set and an interesting look into the design process in the full project.

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As if we needed something to make chocolate truffles even more appetizing, amirite? This branding project, done by Robot Food of the UK, showcases a beautiful marble pattern contrasted with a clean, condiment wordmark. Check it out, along with some great process shots of how the marble pattern was created.

Sass for Big Sites, Part 2

Our very own Jackie Balzer (head of front-end development at Behance) has written Part 2 in her series, Sass for Big Sites. It is published in Web Standards Sherpa, is featured in CSS Weekly, and is being shared widely around the web. It is highly recommended if you are interested in CSS, Sass (or other CSS preprocessors) or simply managing a large scale codebase. Great work, Jackie!

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Photoshop’s 25th Anniversary on Behance

This week, Photoshop celebrated a huge milestone with it’s 25th Anniversary.  We’re super proud to be part of the Adobe family and play a part in the incredible legacy Photoshop has already created.  Below are some of our favorite Behance Projects, videos, and articles about the big day.

First, a great video with tons of work created with Photoshop:

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Behind the Project: Stolen Childhood | drawing series

Visual artist, Henrique de França, uses pencil and charcoal in Stolen Childhood | drawing series to reveal elements of his own childhood, as well as themes of Catholicism in Latin America.  Henrique was kind enough to share with us his process and inspiration for the drawings.  There were many drawings that he chose to not include in this project, and it’s safe to say that all of us here on Behance can’t wait to see them!

What was your inspiration for this project?  Is any of the subject matter in the illustrations autobiographical or inspired by personal observations?
This project is a collection of drawings I made throughout the last five years within the theme of memory. The subject, for me, automatically brings childhood to the center of the series, and although not biographical, I like creating images that resemble my own childhood and things I experienced when younger. The series also discusses themes such as catholic upbringing in Latin America, which I like to portray as a contemporary artist.

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When you set out to make these drawings, did you know how many you wanted in the series, and what they would each ultimately look like, or did it develop as you went along?
No, I cannot be sure of how many drawings I will have at the end of the series when I start it. I go with the flow and the need to explore the theme.

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Navid Baraty’s work featured in dedicated exhibition in NYC Subways

Navid Baraty’s work – stunning, sometimes dizzying aerial photography shot from incredible vantage points – may look familiar to you, and for good reason. In the past few years, his work has been featured in National Geographic, Apple, CCN, The Huffington Post, and much more. We asked him about some of his biggest moments this year and how Behance played a role:

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The past year has definitely been really great. Perhaps the biggest thing that’s happened in the past year was when the MTA approached me to have seven of my Intersection photos on display in a Lightbox installation in Bowling Green station for 2014, which was up for a good portion of the year.

NBC New York had me on the air to talk about the exhibition.

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The Apple store on Fifth Avenue invited me to come talk about my photography one evening. I also gave a talk about my photography at the NYPL back in July.

I’ve licensed an image to Nike and one of my photos and an interview appears in this just released book by Popular Photography.

You know, I always ask how people come across my photos when they contact me. A lot of the time, they can’t remember where they saw my work, just that they saw it somewhere online. So, I’m positive Behance has definitely played a role in it since a lot of my work is posted there. :)

 

FilmDoo Design Challenge: Enter your Film Poster for a Chance to Design the Real Deal!

FilmDoo poster design competition

It’s film season, and we’re celebrating the only way we know how – recognizing all the great film-related work our community creates!

FilmDoo.com just launched their “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)!

The competition is open from January 28-April 30, 2015. All you need to do to enter is submit your film-inspired design:

  1. Step 1. Upload the work to Behance as a project (or maybe you already have an existing one in your portfolio, even better!)
  2. Step 2: Visit https://www.filmdoo.com/creativity and fill out a quick form with the design’s URL on Behance (you’ll also need to signup for FilmDoo.com before doing this)

The winners will be announced during Cannes Film Festival in May 2015, where the winners’ posters will be on display.

A look at some of the other prizes:
- Paid opportunity to design artwork for film release in 2015
- One year license for Adobe Creative Cloud, which includes a Behance Prosite account
- $1,500 redeemable against courses from Raindance;
- $1,500 voucher from Scan Computers
- A powerful workstation graphics card from NVIDIA
- A signed copy of Little White Lies’ ‘What I Love About Movies

A Closer Look with Alejandro Giraldo

Meet Alejandro Giraldo, an illustrator and art director from Medellín Columbia who has worked on some incredible freelance projects and has great insight into inspiration, motivation and personal projects. Take a closer look!

How long have you been working in your creative field?
I think humans are creative since the day they were born, but some of us just decided to get a diploma and make that for a living. So, I’ve been in my creative field for 28 years and  I’ve been a freelance illustrator for 3 years now.

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#madethis With Girl Skateboards and Adobe, Powered by Behance

During the fall of 2014, Adobe and Girl Skateboards teamed up to create an “internship” that give five amazing students the opportunity to design stunning limited edition skateboards. Students “applied” through Behance, tagging their designs with #madethis and #girl and with hundreds of entries, Scott Biersack of Arizona State University, Caleb Morris of Savannah College of Art and Design, Mitch Viney from the University of Technology in Sydney, Emma Campbell of Auckland University of Technology, and Cody Bass from the University of Southern Mississippi were selected.

We’re stoked to see the work this group was able to crank out.  Check out these video updates to learn more about their experiences: