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2010-03-03 04:14 pm

University of Pennsylvania's New Wayfinding System

I'm sitting in the studio, working on some things for my workshop. I guess I should properly introduce this, but maybe at a later date. I *should* be fixing some things.

But anyway, just quickly, this is the outside entrance signage system for the University of Pennsylvania's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in University City (West Phila).

I'm working in a group of four (really, a group of three) among three or four other groups in my class. We're working with Virginia Gehshan of Cloud Gehshan Associates on this project.

*sigh* More on this later.
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2010-02-27 02:03 am
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Why Am I So Bad At This?

Oh snap! Hello art blog, how are you? I guess I don't feel *too* bad for neglecting this thing. I'm sure no one reads it anyway.

New year, new semester, new projects.

Communications: campaign on ED (eating disorders, mind you. get your head out of the gutter!)
Type: quote animation/film titles
EM: storyboarding/animation/a bunch of lame stuff
Pictorial Foundation: painting (acrylic, oil)

The other two classes are liberal arts classes. No one cares about those, hahaha! I will post samples of my stuff later. I don't know how much later, but later.
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2009-11-12 11:53 pm
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Keep On Designin'

OHGEEWHIZ. I haven't posted in here in a WHILE.

Well, let's see... Where did I leave off? Mockingbird, right? Right. So the other day (Tuesday) Ralph finally gave me the cards that Rick owed me. Marie and I bonded over how horrible the postcard layout is. She said she feels bad because, you know, the layout sucks and my art is on there and my name, though barely visible, is credited on there.

That may be a good thing.

I'll post the final version of my Major Barbara poster later, and my Mort WIP poster, too.

*Sigh* This is what I did when I came home:


Cut. Trim.


Ready to go.

I, too, am ready to go. Ready to go to bed!
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2009-10-27 11:59 pm
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Old Stories and Sex

One month later...

I turned 21. The invite you see two posts below didn't go out like that. I added a gradient of pink squares to make this funky checkerboard pattern. Eh. Now it's time to design the thank you cards. That'll be fun.

Anyway, here's what I'm up to:

MAJOR BARBARA, the second (and final) play of the semester. We wrapped up Mockingbird a couple of weeks ago and the poster that was okay. I much preferred Cathy's poster of the two. Heck, I even preferred mine, but that's okay.

Mockingbird poster (final):

Major Barbara (WIP):

(It's not really crunched like that, Photoshop just took the liberty of removing half of my border when I imported the file to convert it to a JPEG.)

Then in pictorial foundation, we're working on shadow box drawings. We had to make/find a box that was around the dimensions of 11" x 14" and fill it with stuff that represents ourselves in a theme. I chose all things Asian (though the majority of the things glued in/to my box are from Japan. Go figure.

I'm also the official designer for Ladies of Service, an organization at school.

^That's the image I'm going to pitch to the VP tomorrow in a flyer I'm designing. Oi.
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2009-09-26 08:09 pm
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It's Been a Long Time

I haven't posted in here in a while. Nothing artistically new. I misplaced the cell phone cover I made that you've seen in an earlier post. Therefore, it has not been completed just yet.

While at work today I heard a promo spot on the radio for Michael Jackson's This is It. Even though I can't say I'm a true Michael Jackson fan, or a fan at all for that matter, I am kind of curious.

I *love* the poster for it, though.

Official Website

In other news, I'm working on a poster in my communication workshop class for the first show of the semester, To Kill a Mockingbird. When everything is finished with that, I'll post a screencap or something.
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2009-08-08 10:56 pm
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I'm Turning 21, Bitch.

So my birthday is is two months and 18 days away. I've been trying to convince my mom to throw me a 21st birthday party since I declined their suggestion for me to have a sweet sixteen.

Anyway, my mom said to me today randomly, "Send invitations to Di Bay and Di Nam and email Lan."

It's party time, people. So here goes nothin:

=] That's my invitation design. Like it? Love it? Would want to rip it to shreds?
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2009-08-04 09:56 pm

Changing it Up Again

I'm never satisfied.

I want to take a simpler approach. Something a little more sophisticated as well.

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2009-07-29 08:27 pm

New Layout Style

Hey, all. I've been putting off getting my website up, which is a good thing! After a little bit of thinking and analyzing, I've come to the conclusion that the site I was designing was pretty...well...unprofessional. Hm. Yeah, so I sat down and redesigned my site idea. Nothing is in production yet, but I'm getting there.


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I'm not sure how I feel about the placement of my name or what the banner looks like. I may just use a photograph of mine for the header. One that looks nice.

Also, I've been working on a *belated* birthday gift for my cousin. When I finish it, I hope to hand it to her in person, but only because mailing it would be way less than perfect.

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2009-06-24 11:08 am

Ancient Persian Propaganda Poster

For the summer class I took, Greece: Democracy and Empire, we had the choice of writing an 8-10 page paper or a creative project that includes a 4-6 page paper. Naturally I chose the creative project.
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2009-05-25 08:49 am
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LiveJournal Layouts

On LiveJournal, I like to make my own layouts. Unfortunately, due to not being on LJ for a long, long time, I've forgotten how to format a layout so it has a sidebar. I've re-figured out how to get the header up.

I wish LJ would take all, normal HTML tags and whatnot. That would make my life as a designer so much more easier...
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2009-05-17 09:31 pm
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Hello. I'm a Designer.

Hm, so this is the new journal, eh? I'm thinking about what I can use this for. Maybe I can post my designs and art. That seems like a logical thing to do. Then when I get my website up, this can be the official blog for it.

♥ Hello, future.