If you’re like us at Behance, you geek out over the amazing things that technology makes possible – like 3D printing. These astounding printers use flat plastic to print, and lay down successive layers until you end up with a finished 3D product. If you have a design that you want to transform into an object, you can take advantage of this technology from the comfort of your desk – just upload your designs to Shapeways & they’ll take it from there, sending you (or anyone else who wants to buy one) a 3D version of your design in the mail. On Behance, you can link any image with your online Shapeways store. Here’s how some Behancers are using it:
Oslo Ceramic Coaster by Studio Hansen (Oslo, Norway)
Starfish and Coral Pendants by Michaella Janse van Vuuren (Pretoria, South Africa)
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Huffington Posts’s culture blog picked up a poetic & original set of sketches found on Behance to feature in a slideshow this week. See Simon Prade’s fresh take on old classics below. HuffPo says:
Simon Prades ‘Our Books’ Binds Literature and Relationships
Books not only provide an outlet to escape reality, but often actually provide a link to the relationships with the people closest to us. For Germany-based artist Simon Prades, 6 specially-selected books did just that, inspiring his “Our Books” series of fused illustrations, combining images inspired by beloved books with images inspired by Prades’ friends and family.
Last week we noticed a roundup on Design Shack compiling 30 free fonts found on Behance that we thought you might find useful for both work or play. All of these typefaces were designed and created by Behance typographers, and they generously included the link to download their font. We encourage you to peruse this selection and download to your heart’s content!
Visit: 30 Amazing Free Fonts from Behance
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Who would be better in Drive: Ryan Gosling or James Dean?
Substituting one decade’s heart-throb for another’s, we admit that even we can’t really decide, but in these “Movies from an Alternate Universe,” by Peter Stults, you can imagine what it would be like if the superstars of “old Hollywood” headlined in recent films.
This project went viral on Behance last week, gaining hundreds of Twitter mentions, picked up by blogs, getting almost 500,000 views and a staggering 10,000 appreciations on his Behance project.
Paste Magazine: Movies from an Alternate Universe
Gotcha Movies: William Shatner in Avatar? Reimagined Classic Movie Posters
The Mary Sue: Cinema Alternatif – Movies From A Parallel Earth
Pulp Fiction and Rushmore after the cut!
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We’ve got a lot of “Creative Fields” on Behance, and often, when a site does a roundup of projects from Behance, they’re a mix of all fields. But DesignMODO got specific in a recent post, and focused on stellar projects from one field – Web Design. Click to see some amazing work Behance creatives have done pitching redesigns for web experiences to places like – Adobe, IMDB, Nike, National Geographic, and more.
30 Beautiful Web Design Examples from Behance and DeviantArt
What to get the photographer who has everything? This re-usable shopping bag was created by Singapore-based design agency One Paradoxto promote Canon’s 500D DSLR. The sides of the bag each feature an image of the 500Das it appears to hang from the bag’s neck strap handles.
Check out Gizmodo’s mention of this clever design: This is How Photographers Shop for Groceries
We get a lot of emails from folks around the world who tell us how our founder Scott Belsky’s book “Making Ideas Happen,” or the tools Behance provides has helped them push a project forward, get inspired to revisit goals, or make time for that side project they’ve been neglecting. But here’s one we’ve never heard before: “Scott Belsky helped me organize my room.”
The folks over at TEDx Napoli wrote this great blog post that breaks downy he process of cleaning a room into some key principles learned from “Making Ideas Happen:”
1) Capture Actions: a task needs to be broken down into concrete actions, so “organize a room” is too abstract. Instead, the writer identified tasks like: make a bed, store dirty clothes in laundry basket, etc.
2) Customize your Work Process: Find ways that will be effective in getting you to do the things you usually have trouble getting done – for example, folding clothes. The writer says he has “folding-phobia,” which is why there are usually clothes all over his floor. In this article, he decided to use drawers rather than shelves, so he can “roll” clothes rather than “fold.” Problem solved!
3) The Force of Rituals: “Anyone can clean a room, but to keep it clean during an extended period of time is a very different deal. Belsky’s “Focus Zone’ suggest to choose the five most important actions of the day and make sure that no matter what they get done.” The writer made sure he added “Don’t’ go to bed until my desk is clean” to his Focus Zone.
Read the full article here:
Making ideas happen…or how Scott Belsky helped me organize my room
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.
We spotted a nice roundup of typography projects curated from Behance (70 of them!) posted on Desigg.com. Scrolling through, we recognize some familiar favorites from the past few years, mixed in with some of the freshest trending typography work on Behance.
When you look at a typography piece, you’re reading the art, not watching it – you read and feel the sense directly. Typography is the art of communication between minds.
I chose these typography projects from Behance. This site is one of the most important sites watched by creative designers for inspiration, creative designs and is also an important reference for any designer.
Here’s a handful of their choices – see the full post here.
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DoSomething.Org – Make Art Save Art
Art Programs are the first thing to go when schools face budget cuts. DoSomething.org is mobilizing young artists to use your creative talent to help save arts education in schools. We know you Behancers have fond memories of your early art class years – take a few minutes to submit a short testimonial or creative work about the importance of arts education – you’ll get a chance to win $1,000!
Square Inches of Design
This collective art project calls on designers to participate in a massive (not to mention charitable) group work: buy one or more square inches of material to use as your canvas (for $1 each), and your design will end up on a massive quilt donated to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. We at Behance believe that smart design can change the world, and we hope you participate in a real-world example of this.
Fidgit Box: Celebrating Creativity
This new media network tells the stories of exceptional young people around the world who have made an impressive impact in their field. It’s both inspiring and humbling to browse the short videos on this site that introduce you to some of these leaders. Teaser: you’ll meet founder of the world’s first iPod accessory company, and founder of one of UK’s major gaming sites – a video game swap site.