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Typographic Portrait Problem: Process

Matthew Ong

Monday, Feb 15, 2016 - 02:28:49 am

@ Eureka!

After gathering all the research, I have embarked on creating the first designs for the project.

The first design I created was this, I wanted it to have a flowing sensation like a waterfall. Extending out of the A5 paper. I took inspiration from a lamp, which is on the right.

After consultation I realise that this idea could Read more →

WE can see the evolution of your ideas. Paper folding did add originality and element of surprise! It would be good to have better record for this page -please make thumbnail images bigger. It will be easier to get the is easy for me as i am familiar with your works...but not for audience across foundation ( there is an option in OSS how big you want your image to be- is set to thumbnail it will not go bigger) Pay attention to a quality of the images that are taken by phone -edit them ( glare..etc) maybe scan would be better!

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.


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!

Typography Process


Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 - 09:05:50 pm

@ Birdkeeper Lea

Some of my process pictures and a video!

Tags: 2d | ink | lining | pen | process
you are nicely re-interpreting ways of looking into brief through drawings and symbols and getting to the heart of problem! well done (PS> correct OSS naming-Please note that category should be changed to Typographic Process not Typography Process :)
These are soooooooo beautiful!!!!!!!ドキドキ

Excerpt from Encyclopedia Mythica


Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 - 09:00:32 pm

@ Birdkeeper Lea

A quick excerpt from the Encylopedia Mythica. Only one copy of this book exists, and it is on permanent display at a curiosity shop that only exists in rumors.

This is a quick overview on the animals that will appear in my Typography project and the symbolism behind them! I decided to create more of my own mythical creatures this time around Read more →

this is the best way to keep ideas is good to depart from the stereotype and assumptions of given brief that is focusing on typography and use new totally surprising, poetic resources such as Encyclopedia Mythica...

Typographic Portrait: Process

Elizabeth Liew

Friday, Feb 12, 2016 - 05:03:58 am

@ carrots


After my research, I sketched out various types of animals into my name using the different animal related occupations as a guideline and came up with a few samples I could use.

However, after sketching out the animals into random occupations, I felt that it was lacking a bit of personal branding, and seemed like a very straight forward Read more →

great documentation...can not wait to see the process
nice documentation- hope you had chance take some risks with new tools! it would be nice to explore all of the ways to bring even most of humor and cuteness from your visuals!