Super-Modified: The Behance Book of Creative Work

Gestalten collects some of the site's best creative finds.
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Gestalten publishes a 288-page volume on some of the best work found on Behance.net:

Founded in 2006, Behance is the world’s largest creative network, where millions of people showcase and discover inspiring work. While it can take years for new artistic trends to be identified and then shown in museum exhibitions, Behance takes the pulse of the creative scene everyday. Its talented experts and designers sift through the constant stream of incredible work uploaded there, cherry-picking the most original and cutting-edge projects to be featured.

Presenting a selection of trailblazing creativity from around the globe tightly curated by the Behance team, Super-Modifiedtakes you inside the trends driving today’s most exciting art and design. For example, the book looks at how a humble material such as felt is currently experiencing a renaissance in office spaces, furniture, and character design; how computer algorithms are being used to generate an infinite variety of breathtaking abstract shapes; how a focus on recycled design is making everything from discarded aluminum cans to shipping containers fair game for reinvention; and how the grand, cinematic visions of traditional architecture are finding their way into interior spaces. And that’s just a small sample of the themes explored within.

Behance’s first book is comprised of 18 chapters, each of which represents a different facet of “super-modified” creative work. From innovative approaches to traditional crafts to wildly unexpected uses of new technologies, it tracks how classic approaches to art and design are being subverted, blurred, and reinvented by a remarkable group of emerging creatives.

Super-Modified surveys the landscape of global creativity and offers insight into what’s coming next in the following fields: illustration, typography, industrial design, photography, architecture, toy design, fine arts, fashion, film, graphic design, crafts, animation, branding, web design, street art, retouching, digital art, packaging, cinematography, exhibition design, makeup arts, calligraphy, fashion styling, icon design, advertising, editorial design, costume design, character design, art direction, sculpture, cartooning, furniture design, app design, interior design, motion graphics, visual effects, set design, interaction design, web and app development, painting, textile design, and editorial. 

Available for $55 at Gestalten.com.

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