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TP: Progress and questions


Friday, Feb 12, 2016 - 03:02:38 am

@ 風鳴る翼

After consultation with Prof Ina, we have decided that the cut outs worked really well for the project and suggested that I should continue with all the other 3 with cutouts.

I scanned them before I taped the pieces together.

These 3 will make 1 set for “branches”.

for the second set, i decided that i Read more →

Beautiful vocabulary for your design development ..PLEASE save these JPEGs in a separate folder. You might be able to use it for your ZINE!

TP: Branches are complicated


Friday, Feb 12, 2016 - 02:53:27 am

@ 風鳴る翼

With the idea I came up with in school, I went home and tried with the few ideas I had.

These drawing and precision cutting took longer that I expected it to be. However, the final results look interesting. I plan to prop and separate each layer with Read more →

this is great example how best ideas are triggered via unusual process and by chance.I enjoy how you are exploring different routes and at the same time capturing ideas and associations targeting your portrait and typography...:)

TP: more new References


Friday, Feb 12, 2016 - 02:42:23 am

@ 風鳴る翼

With my first round of trial and error, I decided that those are not going to make it. I went online and Pinterest to search for more inspirations related to nature!

(click to view individual image)

This got me interested in papercuts and tree branches. After brainstorming, one of my new ideas was to integrate branches and cut outs to form my Read more →

these resources are a good example that there are many ways for triggering ideas and the more unconventional way you take the better!

TP: Getting inspirations from creating


Friday, Feb 12, 2016 - 02:27:44 am

@ 風鳴る翼

After the first look and consultation with Prof Ina, I decided that the keywords for this project would be “nature” and “watercolour”.

These 3 are the ones that I found the most interesting and related from the pile of references that I found.

With all these references, even though I am still clueless, I thought it would be good for me to Read more →

just so enjoy your efforts to investigate! super happy with your initiative .

Typographic Portrait: Process I


Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 - 04:20:48 pm

@ /kaywerlyn

Hello my name is Kay (for short), and I

like to work with my hands

As someone who is kinesthetic, I learn best through carrying out physical activities and it is also because of this trait that I began to love making/painting.

The technique I would like to use for this is string art, something that I’ve wanted to try for the longest Read more →

you took risk in this project with exploring many techniques and it worked really well for final outcomes. For next project consider for OSS documentation larger images for record

Typographic Portrait: WIP

Ummi Kaltsum

Monday, Feb 08, 2016 - 08:18:57 pm


After all the research I did, I tried it out on my book page, scanned it in and gave a little bit of editing — more to enhancing the image with exposure and all.

Then I realised after I did all these, that I am somewhat at the metaphor or conceptual phase, for example: the thumbdrive, the binoculars, and perhaps the Read more →

you are playing here with juxtaposing literal meaning of your images/graphics (phone thumb drive, calculator)with underlying dense text print in the equally as you image the book choice content will be important :) your personality will be tied with the image ( for example calculator) and will have a certain property or quality of your drawings. A clever combination of metaphorical images is a perfect vehicle to communicate your complex nature. Initial can be built out of those objects - or clever/fanny combination of few metaphors...fro example U "as fragile as thumbdrive" , or Ummi for U in USB or "as efficient as machine".. as cool as ...??? as smart as ???
you can also use simile: Comparison between two different objects, images , likenesses e.g...busy as a if you are good in math as calculator you can design all the buttons on calculator with U is a bit of cliché :) or shape it into your initial..

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 →


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

Typographic Sketch Dump


Saturday, Jan 23, 2016 - 04:16:56 pm

@ Birdkeeper Lea

Some pictures for the process work I’ve done so far!

The greek mythology is great- but the last two images are becoming too cartoony...crossing into literal story illustration.. the earlier morphing of Greek myth and type, is more exciting! So as long as we do not go too literal and cartoony it would be better..also remember you need to find image that would illustrate describe various subjects such as for example imaginary professions and/or affirmations. Hope this helps!