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Every week GraphicDesign.com showcases the most appreciated graphic design projects found on Behance.net. Behance is a place where designers can showcase their work and to also gain exposure. Others simply want to discover creative work and it is certainly a place where you can get inspired. On Behance, appreciations are a way to send genuine kudos to another creative and these were a few of the most appreciated projects from last week.

Typography 08. by Peter Tarka (Wroclaw, Poland)

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Typography08Image2.pngPeter Tarka, Typography 08.

Peter Tarka is a designer and illustrator from Poland. He has worked in graphic design since 2008 and every month he publishes on Behance a typography focused project. This particular project is one of last week’s most appreciated projects but if you take a look at his profile on Behance you will see that he has some other amazing projects. You will see his work featured in design related magazines and websites such as Abuzeedo, PSDTuts and many more. Tarka was one of the Adweek’s top 100 talents of 2012.

Truth and Lies by Justin Barber (Savannah, GA)

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TruthAndLiesImage2.jpgTruth and Lies, A poster series by Justin Barber

Justin Barber’s work has been recognized by Apple, Behance, International Designers and many others. Barber was Born and raised in Tokyo, Japan – but currently located in Savannah, Georgia – Justin Barber is a freelance graphic designer. He specializes in branding and identity.

This particular project is a humorous poster series and as Barber honestly states “This humorous poster series takes some of the most common, everyday lies we tell ourselves and hear from others, and bluntly translates them into the unequivocal truth. By visually representing the difference in what we often say but secretly mean, Truth and Lies uncovers the inane conversational nuances that reveal paradoxical dichotomies in our otherwise ordinary life”. The above are just two examples of the series. To view the entire series you can do so here.

The Danish String Quartet / Corporate identity by Maibritt Lind Hansen
and Bjarne Christensen of Stupid Studio (Aarhus, Denmark)

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TheDanishStringQuartetImage3.jpgThe Danish String Quartet / Corporate identity by Maibritt Lind Hansen and Bjarne Christensen of Stupid Studio

Stupid Studio was founded in Odense, Denmark in 2006 and currently has offices in Copenhagen and Odense. The design agency’s portfolio includes work for Mercedes, the Danish Music Awards, and Albani brewery. Image 3 of this project shows us the inspiration/ reason as to why they made a unique number 4.  Hansen explains “A quartet equals 4 people, so I started with the number 4, then adopted several elements from the visual language of written classical music in the number creating a unique number 4. You can see the bow, the head of a string instrument, the strings, fingerboard but also the sheetpaper used for writing scores”.

GraphicDesign.com has only showcased a few examples of this project. It is well worth taking a look at the entire Danish String Quartet project. It is totally inspiring and there is also some outstanding photography.

Once again there was some amazing work and it is hardly surprising that each of these projects received such a high number of “appreciation” votes.

Which of these is your favorite and why?