@ School of Arts, Design and Media, NTU
15m by 2m
Media Art Nexus NTU
@ North Spine, NTU
Based on my concept, “new door god”, I planed to design a door god poster. It contains a main god in the center and several elements surrounded.
I chose to use Apple and Steve Jobs as my main visual representation. Replacing the logo to a pear shape adds a subtle pun.
Steve Jobs as fortune god(left) and general(right)
Referencing from how Chinese people worship their ancestor and god, I created Apple-related sacrifices and Ritual tools.
This is the first try-out with all elements, based on traditional fortune god door poster.
It is an experimental film which describes a life cycle of various abstract creatures, from birth, maturation to death.
With the help of simple chemical reaction in milk, it also allows audience to experience an immersive visual-journey.
PSYCHEDELIC REVIVAL, Moment Factory
Because of the nature of dish soap, it will push away the paint molecules to different directions continuously, which creates a color explosion.
The autonomous chemistry not only creates chaos and but also the freedom of imagination and inspiration.
Experiement by ValincoTV
Experiement by artFido
I used Adobe After Effects to compose my shots, which is designed for motion graphics design mainly.
After the initial shoot, I realize some problems immediately:
The good solution is mirroring the same footage.
By only flipping once and feathering the edges, the visual becomes like a lively and organic thing, a brain, a face and a creature.
By flipping 4 footages, it creates a nice pattern but doesn’t look like a live thing.
I decided to go for approach 1 which is more organic.
Reference from 3d model design as well as sci-fi movies, like <The Thing>, <Alien> and <Prometheus>.
Mood of mystery, alienation and isolation.
It reminds me an ancient creature from Chinese culture called Taotie, which is often casted on bronze vessels dated back thousands of years ago from Shang and Zhou dynasty.
In ancient Chinese mythology, taotie (饕餮) is one of the “four evil creatures of the world” along with Hundun (渾沌), Qiongqi (窮奇)and Taowu (梼杌).
It has a very symmetrical deign with prominent facial features standing out.
Taotie on a ding bronze vessel from late Shang era
I’m using food coloring instead this time. Because it has more saturated color in milk
I tried to avoid more than 3 colors, or it will turn out too messy and formless.
The intention of Zine project is to seek my own identity through the essence of Chinese culture – Food. We have developed a complicated custom, which is deeply based on food and determines our social behavior. It also rooted people to the soil they live on, as it is capable to produce abundant food. Especially during Chinese New Year, the reunion dinner calls every Chinese to return home and celebrate a brand new year with plentiful food.
To make the layout more interesting, I introduced elements like lines, and shapes. It also balances with and unifies the photographs and text. And all the elements are offset for the reason of dynamic composition.
In this project, I have learned a new software InDesign for the first time. I also had a chance to try different ways of creating a booklet, which is an enjoyable experience. What’s more, I’m quite interested in playing with images and typography to make a lively and dynamic composition.
And I’m in insomnia.
Slow shutter speed of camera creates an illusion of ghosty lines, which can be applied in creating typography.
I’d like to design birthday card for my friends as a birthday gift. The font is always cursive and elaborated.
I have a strong obsession on cubic architecture and interior design, which I can apply on my initials “L” & “F”.
It was inspired by how pilot observes our cities and recognises individual building for reference object or signs.
I was inspired by how manual book has changed the efficiency of work through simple visuals and imageries. Maybe I’ll combine “Architect” and “Manual maker” together as one concept, showing how to build a house.
Applying a mixture of Chinese and English letters from my name to represent my identity and imply my strong interest in typography and design.
Symbol of eye and colorful light rays indicate my desire in exploring and experimenting new things.
Using negative film to represent my favorite hobby ‘Photography’ literally.