Get addicted to features a daily dose of inspiration ranging from beautifully designed analog synths to hand-knit fonts, alongside a wide variety of other international visual treasures. That said, it’s only natural that several Behance projects end up on get addicted to! Here are a few of their recent favorites:
Logo interpretation for Wired Magazine.
In each issue of WIRED, a graphic artist re-interprets their classic logo. Here’s a close-up of one take by Piotr Buczkowski.
Get Addicted To also noticed this incredible chalk-drawing project (that’s been at the top of Behance’s “most appreciated” list in recent weeks). VIB is a life sciences research institute, based in Flanders, Belgium. For their fifteenth anniversary, Coming Soon did the entire event branding, for which they used only chalk and a huge blackboard. The agency also designed a box with nine books with more then 200 large chalk drawings in it.
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Before making the leap into an even more productive and creative year, we decided to celebrate with some Behance highlights from 2011. Check out our roundup of the top 10 Most Appreciated projects from the year and congrats to all the creatives that made the list:
by Mehmet Gozetlik (Istanbul, Turkey)
Mehmet Gozetlik redesigns the packaging for well-known products like Red Bull and Nutella with a much more simplistic approach. The outcome is a new series of clean and simple packages.
by Viktor Hertz (Uppsala, Sweden)
Viktor Hertz, the only Behance member to have 2 projects in Behance’s top 10 most appreciated list, makes his first appearance with this series of Pictogram Music Posters. From 8 Days a Week to Peace on Earth, Hertz gives these songs new life with his simple graphics.
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Guess what? Now you can find and follow even more creatives by syncing your Behance profile with Facebook and Twitter. Discover which of your contacts are already on Behance, and connect with them using this new feature. It’s time to start sharing your creative work with the people you already know.
Here’s how to set it up:
Step 1: When you’re logged in to your Behance profile select “Find Creatives to Follow” from the Connections drop down.
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At Behance, we passionately believe that having your portfolio online and accessible is the most important thing you can do to advance your career as a creative professional. For design students, this is especially important. We recently began powering a gallery site for Art Center College of Design; now, students and alum can showcase their work using the gallery. Our Behance Campus Ambassadors talked to some key professors and administrators at Art Center to get their thoughts on the new gallery and the advantages it’ll bring to their students and network.
We’re thrilled with this video they put together. Enjoy!
A few of our favorite quotes that you’ll hear:
“Everyday, people call us with something they want to hire someone for, and 9/10 times, they ask, ‘So where can I see the work and the portfolios?’ Now we can direct them here.” - Courtney Striklin // Associate Director, Career Development
“Behance becomes a megaphone. You take the efforts of a single department, and you give that power to students.” - Jered Gold // Directior, Public Relations and Communications
“Prospective students from around the world can now see the caliber of work that our students are doing.” - Jered Gold // Directior, Public Relations and Communications
“If you’re not online, you don’t exist.” – Nik Hafermaas // Department Chair, Graphic Design
We’re teaming up with Fotomoto.com to make it easier than ever to sell your work on Behance! With the Sell Image as Print feature, just one click will add Behance images to your Fotomoto store and display a Buy Print button on images for sale.
When visitors to your project click the button, a pop-up window will appear allowing them to buy the print without ever leaving your project.
Behance members are already using this tool to sell their work–check it out in action on these projects:
Favourite Places 2: Tempelhofer Feld by Matthias Heiderich
Natação adaptada by André Americo Soares Masiero
Rio People by Julian Beach
Want to start selling prints of your work through Fotomoto? Here are step-by-step instructions for getting started!
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If your work is for sale online, it’s a no-brainer to make sure everyone knows this – no matter where they first come across your work. On Behance, use our “Sell your Products” feature to mark your images as “FOR SALE” and link them to your online store, so that fans can purchase your items in just a few clicks.
Here’s what’ll happen:
- Someone browsing your Behance portfolio loves your, say, Typography Poster
- They click “BUY THIS”
- They’ll end up right on your online store (be it Etsy, Shopify, or a few others) and purchase it in just a few clicks!
Even if you don’t have an online store set up already, our friends at Shopify make it simple to create one through Behance. Here’s how to set it up –>
Edit an existing Behance project. Use the gear dropdown to choose “Mark Item For Sale.”
Choose which online store you’d like to connect the item to (or choose “Create an Online Store” if you don’t have one). Read more →
Our developers have been toiling away on something super-awesome that we just launched. You may find it fills a void your Behance experience has been missing all along.
(We had a feeling you’d like it)
So, may we introduce….
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i09- a Gawker Media blog that covers science fiction and “the future,” noticed a particularly hardcore typography project on Behance: Mekkanika font. They say:
A is for Autobot: A mechanized font inspired by Transformers
Riccardo Sabatini pays tribute to technical drawings and Transformers with Mekkanika, a font composed of illustrated machines. The only question is, are his letters really robots in disguise? Sabatini combined his love of mechanical drawings and steampunk aesthetic to create Mekkanika. You can see the entire alphabet at Behance, as well as get a sense of how Sabatini combines machines to get his letters. He’s also turned his mechanical collage style on the Transformers symbols.
Here’s a look at some of the most appreciated projects and Creative Professionals of the week on Behance.net…
Selection of Logos from 2010-2011
Proof that it doesn’t take anything too conceptual or out-there to win the adoration of you Behance browsers – just some solid talent. Here’s a logo-set, compiled over a year’s time, spanning everything from a Scandinavian Furniture Design to a Software Company to an Online Ticketing Service. And if you want more where that came from, the designer’s profile has plenty more “corporate identity” projects posted.
We’ve all been there – you’re under a time crunch, and manage to lose the very file you need to send off ASAP. AngryFile is a backup applicant to protect your files from “sudden disappearance.” The designers call the “missing file” the “angry file,” and have designed a clever logo to match. Simple and effective branding whose design matches the function.
Here’s an illustrator who knows his niche. He makes custom artworks with tags like: Hot Rod, Pin Ups, and “Rockability.” His tattoo-like illustrations hit on all the classic sailor stereotypes – alcohol, skulls, pirate ships. We respect an artist whose work is equally likely to end up on the front page of Behance as it is to get inked on someone’s skin!
We know we have some great Behance “agents” out there letting other creatives know about Behance, but this member may take the cake. Here’s a guide, “The Behance Shameless Guide,” that he created for his fellow students (and professors) in the UK to teach them how to use Behance to get a site up there that will get noticed.
A few choice quotes to give you a preview of what he covers:
- “By being part of Behance you really are putting yourself in a global creative circle.”
- “Uploading projects is so easy, a 5 year old could do it.”
- “If your project cover doesn’t look interesting, nobody is going to view your work.”
- “Eventually, you’ll have a breakthrough and your project will take off. This is a project I made that, because of Behance, is now on 20 websites and got me countless work.”
- Think twice about what location to list: “Prospective clients will be looking in geographical locations to hunt out designers”
*click the images to visit project and view them full-size*
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