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Typographic Portrait: Research research

Ummi Kaltsum

Monday, Feb 08, 2016 - 02:18:12 am


From the previous post, I mentioned my attraction and interest on the technique of News Overprint. So this post will hold a slightly in-depth portion on my research throughout the project.

(above) I used these images as an example of how I could incorporate designs into my own book page.

(above) I used these images to help me have an idea how Read more →

I really like your resource on virtual typography as well as ephemera... remember that metaphor and similes will allow you to communicate in more expressive way and to emphasize certain aspects of what you want to say about yourself...
I can use this for my lectures!



Tuesday, Feb 02, 2016 - 10:07:52 pm

@ /kaywerlyn

This was an in class project that we did to get to know each other and I really enjoyed this!

Typography: English letters typography inspired by the Thai alphabet, the Thai flag at the background and the Singapore flag inside the outline of an elephant (Thailand’s national animal). Yes, I am Thai-Singaporean!

Conceptual: I love to Read more →

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Typographic Portrait: Iconophilia

Pang Xin

Monday, Feb 01, 2016 - 07:49:52 pm

@ Pumpkins Cats and Doodles

Above is how my Journal looks like after my previous research. Although I researched a lot on the methods, I was quite stumped as to the theme. I love doing artworks about myself, but sometimes it’s hard to keep it interesting.

As I went along my thought process, I eventually drew the conclusion that I should use symbols in my Read more →


Artist research: Craig Atkinson


Monday, Feb 01, 2016 - 02:59:33 am

@ Charlene

So as previously mentioned, I went to the library to read up on a few graphic design books 2 weeks ago and I chanced upon one called Cut & Paste: 21st Century Collage by Richard Brereton and Caroline Roberts.

One artist from the book stood out to me in particular and that was Craig Atkinson.

Similar to Concannon’s work, I love Read more →


Research into Tart Cards


Monday, Feb 01, 2016 - 02:39:53 am

@ Charlene

It appears that there is a proper name for cards advertising prostitutes and in the UK, the term would be tart cards. (Before that I was just googling “photo cards” “name cards”…amateur pfft wished I had researched a bit more into this hours ago) Tart cards were often found in London’s telephone booths in the past and now with the Read more →


Typographic Portrait Research

Iskandar Ruhaizat

Monday, Feb 01, 2016 - 02:19:55 am

@ Sang Musang

I am using various artists and mediums as reference for my artworks.

Takato Yamamoto

During class consultation, Ina suggested that I explore a dark, macabre theme for “ice queen” and I feel like Takato Yamamoto’s artwork resonates with me and in line with what I want to achieve. However, I’ll be referencing Yamamoto for “agender” instead and switched the original idea Read more →

Yesss to Takato Yamamoto!! I have a book on Japanese erotic grotesque art, if you're interested I can lend it to you:) Looking forward to your seapunk inspired works!
Yes please! Would love to read on them (: Can't wait to see your call card-esque portraits! Really interesting.
I like that you have.the ability to see things differently and to notice details! the way you approach briefs is creative and unique! IN CLASS: we need to double check as this post is listed under new category 'Research' and not under "Typographic Portrait (research)"


Iskandar Ruhaizat

Sunday, Jan 31, 2016 - 11:52:16 pm

@ Sang Musang

This teaser project was a a fun project to start the semester and segue us to the first project: Typographic Portrait.

Abstract: Dinosaur icons to represent my love for dinosaurs.

As a child, I used to retract my thumb and pinky so it looks like I have the three claws of a velociraptor. I can even name some of Read more →

Categories: Hello

And I'm A...

Iskandar Ruhaizat

Sunday, Jan 31, 2016 - 10:19:44 pm

@ Sang Musang

For this typographic portrait project, I’ve came up with a list of “I ams” as to what truly represents me.

Ice Queen icy demeanour cool hues bleak desolate landscapes materials thermocolour and acrylic paint melted ice and wax resist needles Runner Using materials often associated with running materials running track “pebbles” collage of runners Muslim Does being Muslim means I’ve to shed my Malay identity? materials henna art cards Agender Personified by a pearl, symbolising “purity” of soul and does not Read more →
exciting words and themes of thinking..and now ahead of you is the challenge of fitting large quantities of information into formats with limited space! please note that you can carry some of it into second project as well as into zines.. so focus on most basic first and work upwards to link these together as a part of a system ( who you are)
Dear Iskandar, Please double check your post- it is listed under new category 'Process' Instead, this post should be under Typographic Portrait (process). We can double check tomorrow in class

Artist Research: James Concannon


Sunday, Jan 31, 2016 - 08:47:32 pm

@ Charlene

I am so excited to type this post cause just yesterday I discovered an artist named James Concannon while scrolling through Instagram and he could quite possibly be my favourite artist of all time.

I love everything about this guy…the fact he uses garbage, trash to make art and the way he assembles them in that particular DIY punk style without having Read more →

really great nostalgic buzz - thinking in images and words!!!

New Hostess Club Opening Soon~


Sunday, Jan 31, 2016 - 08:13:55 pm

@ Charlene

I have to admit the past 2 weeks I didn’t really have much of a concrete idea of what to do…all I did was go to the library, borrowed books on 80s graphic design, concert flyer designs, old chinese label designs, cut-and-paste graphics…basically types of designs I was interested in but still I wasn’t really sure how to put them Read more →

understanding the motivations, behaviours and aspirations of your targeted group is great starting point..all the key-words, characteristics, create an exciting storyboard and set the mood, mental construction for project!