Feb
11

Typography Throwback

So I was just going through my harddrive and I found some typography work I did while I was doing my design degree at Emily Carr University. Thought I should share it. :)

The thing about school work is, you get to try new things. It may be things that you would not do again. It could be things you never thought about doing but turned out alright. Or, things that you thought you liked at the beginning, but the outcome did not turn out to be what you want in the end. There is no right or wrong, really. It’s learning. It’s process.

And, you don’t have clients to please.

Untitled -  Type Video
This video was done for my Creative Process class in my first year (circa 2008!). This is strictly for academic purposes only, absolutely no (music) copyright infringement intended. It’s not the best, since I don’t really have much experience with video and I was short on time. But school is about taking risks and experimenting with all sorts of media.

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Green Eggs – Type Poster
A experimental type poster from one of my Typography classes based on Dr Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham. It was one of my favourite books as a child. Though, the main reason I chose Green Eggs and Ham was that there are only 50 different words in the entire book, and of the fifty, 49 have only one syllable. The one exception is “anywhere”. Pretty cool, huh?

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Into Dust – Type Poster
An expressive type poster from another Typography class, the subject had to be a song, and I chose Mazzy Star’s Into Dust. The task was to present and interpret the lyrics of the song by combining the expressiveness and clarity using only 2 typefaces. The theme I wanted to express was the progression and uncertainty of psychedlic rock in the 1980′s. Along with the song, I intended to give the words depth and dimension, communicating the feeling of floating and fading into the unknown. Try moving further away from the screen and viewing. Hopefully, I was able to achieve that.

 

Jan
13

Happy 2012!

Hi guys! Hope you’ve all enjoyed your holidays. Been a crazy 2011, lots of projects for both work and school. But compared to the previous years, I’ve really focussed alot of time into my final year of design school. (Afterall it is the last year and better make the best out of it)  If you’ve been following me on twitter, you might’ve already noticed all the late night tweets (or I guess early morning, for some), but yay for #604insomnia!

Anyway, I will (eventually) put up some of the work I’ve done last semester, but it’s just been a busy start to the new year, and thanks to the flu/cold bug going around, I was forced to slow down and take it easy. Been sick since new years and it appears that I’m still sick. Being sick is definitely not my ideal kind of start this year but as somewhat of an optimist, not going to let some stupid bug bring me down. Lots of new projects ahead this year, really excited!

Oh, and below is just a little sneak peek of one of my projects I did for type class. Will update my portfolio section soon, promise. :)

Happy Friday!