Behance’s Ambassador in Istanbul, Turkey, curates some of the best work posted on Behance coming out of his local creative community.
Georgian Portraits by Rengim Mutevellioglu
Kids and old people are popular models for any photographer, which at first made me pass over most of those shots. But when I looked again, Rengim had made a great set during her visit to Georgia. I saw this project more than a year ago and at soon as I read her description, I was fascinated with what I saw. Somehow I felt I could read people’s eyes in her photos, and they reflect every word she wrote down.
Minimalist Effect in the Maximalist Market by Mehmet Gözetlik
A powerful design practice by a familiar name, which went viral as usual. Although some people are right to argue that the identity of a good is shaped by its package; Mehmet Gozetlik had chosen globally known brands – and it wouldn’t be hard to recognize them on the shelf with their new look. Seriously, I would keep that Schweppes bottle for years.
PAC-MAN by KUF Project
Last year, Turkey’s capital city Ankara had an unexpected morning. It’s a grey city with full of bureaucracy, boring buildings and signpost which made some people want to destroy this monotony. KUF believes this monotony makes us get away away from intelligence and wanted to make people look around, be aware! PAC-MAN was their second, but since their first project they received a huge sympathy from all country; and they made a great change in people’s mind towards street art.
Popup Book for Istanbul by Burcu Gunister
I admire Burcu’s way of working; and how she interprets “traditional media”. She tells stories on walls, cooks typographic cookies and makes poster with beads. In this pop-up book she illustrated the most famous places of the city and let tourists have an unusual souvenir from my town.