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Typographic Portrait Problem: Research

Matthew Ong

Monday, Feb 15, 2016 - 01:52:50 am

@ Eureka!

For this project, I wanted it to have a more 3D feel to it as I am more product designing inclined. I wanted my artwork to have pop-ups and could be interactive.

The first idea I had was to do paper origami. From past experiences I have folded many different types of shapes and design and I think it could be Read more →

Looking forward to your final posts. This is cool Vimeo link!!!...It would be great if you can deliver foldable ZINE...We can talk more in class. Maybe your Point of View can be some sort of continuing theme on these works. Robert Lang has the concept of crease patterns - this is missing from the research - yet you incorporated that idea at the end

Final thoughts : with-LIN me

Diane Lim

Monday, Feb 15, 2016 - 01:48:27 am

@ Diane Lim

I really like the rain. This words means continuous rain in chinese. To add a bit of flair to the art work I drew my chinese surname in a rain like manner. I really liked the aftermath of this effect. The clash between the calmness of the rain drops and the harshness of the other character really stuck Read more →

Nice observations and attention to details- by focusing on details you have created interesting and compelling images that are typography at the same time! You have discovered something new and potentially endless. I strongly recommend that you come back to this project for your ZINEs (I will explain in class :)) Simple advice: - make your thumbnails BIGGER- we do not want to need to click on each image to see them bigger - Have HIERARCHY on your page with an arrangement of items: Images in this assignment should have Text CAPTION: “My name is... and I am...” accompanying the thumbnail - I saw your works and they are white - why are they pink white? - Scan your works at 300 dpi- you can have DRAMATIC and intriguing zine design derived from your images close- ups

with-LIN me

Diane Lim

Monday, Feb 15, 2016 - 01:37:13 am

@ Diane Lim

Process in my design journal:

Initially I wanted to do my chinese surname is various fonts by using what I like to form the chinese character. But after a while I found that can be a little shallow so I researched on chinese words with my surname’s character in it. And I found words that have that idea and at the Read more →


Typographic Portrait: Inside my journal

Ummi Kaltsum

Monday, Feb 15, 2016 - 12:55:24 am


What you’ll see below are the snapshots of how and what the interior of my hard copy journal looks like, consisting of mindmap, research, safe keeping of original book pages, and more research.


Final Pieces


Monday, Feb 15, 2016 - 12:54:22 am

@ /kaywerlyn

So after much contemplation and adjustments, these are the final 4 pieces that I’ve chosen and done.

For this project I focused more on the techniques and the way the typography was done and how this shows the different qualities of myself.



I adapt easily. Using just a single sheet of Read more →

I like the first one because it is very minimal! :)
Aw, thanks Ummi! I like that too :D
It is great to see how your research triggered ideas for such a nice creative output. Mixing and matching ideas for this project will generate i stimulate novel ideas... you can consider focusing on one for your ZINE Project (more i can explain in class) Please consider for this page in OSS: - increase the images- thumbnails are too small - include larger caption or title for each image with a sentence " MY NAME IS...and I AM..." you did include description but we still do not know the main sentence/concept - use one of the images in High Res as a featured image for your post

Typographic Portrait: Selected few

Ummi Kaltsum

Monday, Feb 15, 2016 - 12:49:32 am


So I have chosen a few designs and printed them out for the final 4 pieces!

This is a beautiful image and something like that should be on your final page :) with a corresponding caption under EACH or few selected images " my name is ...and I am.."
please include this image as a featured image for this post :)

Typographic Portrait: Process III


Monday, Feb 15, 2016 - 12:47:28 am

@ /kaywerlyn

After finalizing my ideas on my sketchbook, it is time to do a hard copy of them!

The string art turned out really nice! (During consultation Ina pointed out that this was good too.) However this looked a little too plain for me so I might add more colours for the background during my final piece.

After sketching out different objects, I Read more →


Typographic Portrait: More WIP Works

Ummi Kaltsum

Monday, Feb 15, 2016 - 12:40:40 am


This post basically contains the process of the book page making for the project.

Below are the snapshots of the compiled book pages unedited and edited, versions after versions.

(I would have put the original compiled images here but the file was too big)

With all these versions that I had, I came Read more →


Typographic Portrait: Process II


Monday, Feb 15, 2016 - 12:15:40 am

@ /kaywerlyn

So after researching and brainstorming for ideas, I wrote (or rather, vomited) all my thoughts onto my sketchbook. Some pages were quite blank because I thought that it’d be easier if I were to start making them straight away so that I could do some troubleshooting if anything were to happen.

Here are the pages of my sketchbook:

(I figured that the Read more →


Typography Portrait: Process

Denise Wong

Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 - 07:59:39 pm


I am Peranakan

Upon interpreting this brief, I saw it as a chance to explore my roots and it seemed only natural to touch on my heritage. In my household, the Peranakan culture is very much celebrated and practiced throughout each year. I still remember the first time I ate my mum’s ayam buah keluak when I was a kid, and Read more →

Beautiful Process..well planned and very methodical from free associations to a nice connection between disparate concepts. Your patterns are now having a fresh perspective and new meaning and are switching from typography to ornament--maybe we can carry on these methods into your zines? You could liberate even more ideas by "ghost" like coffee textured patterns? Please remind me in class to give you links to patterns resources.. it would be nice to use for the featured image experiments with coffee grounds, cold/hot water to tone paper- they are so unusual and unique and will make our class main feed page more colorful!