Print Captures a Unique Moment in Digital Arts

[responsive]super-modified_side_cr[/responsive]Creative designers and graphic artists from around the world use the portfolio platform Behance to showcase their digital talent. Not only is it a terrific way to build a digital portfolio you can share with potential clients, it’s also increasingly used for discovery of new talent.

Founded in 2006 and powered by Adobe, Behance bills itself as “the world’s largest creative network, where millions of people showcase and discover creative work.” It’s de rigueur for digital artists to have a presence there.

So naturally, what does a highly successful digital portfolio site do next? They print a book, creating a permanent moment-in-time of a constantly-evolving product.

“In their first-ever book, Behance’s expert curators share an inside look at the trends driving today’s most exciting art and design creations,” notes Gestalten in their write-up of Super-Modified: The Behance Book of Creative Work.

It’s yet one more example of not only digital-first companies incorporating print, but of digital artists seeking to create permanence, much as Kia Brach has done with Offscreen magazine.

“From innovative implementations of traditional crafts to wildly unexpected uses of new technologies, Super-Modified presents an insider’s look at how classical approaches to art and design are being subverted, blurred, and reinvented by today’s crop of emerging creative,” notes the sales copy for the book.

We imagine this being used a textbook for art students, and as a reference guide for any marketing team. Putting a printed edge on the digital landscape is one of the fantastic benefits of print, and we expect to see more books and compilations of this sort.