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Chinese Typography as Art

September 5, 2014

Chinese Typography as Art

Master Tang was born 1921 in Ningbo City, he began studying calligraphy under his first mentor which was appointed by his father at six years old in Nanjing. He later studied traditional Chinese painting to further master the art. I was delighted to be asked to design for Master Tang, for the design of his […]

Bruce Chin Architects Ltd Website

February 6, 2012

Bruce Chin Architects Ltd Website

New website design for Architects. The project started with a face to face meeting with Bruce at his design studio. Bruce has a general idea of what he wanted, and have attempted to DIY his own website through online website builders with no avail; he just couldn't be completely satisfied with what he wanted to achieve... this is when he found Ku Design to come to the rescue!

Launched tokuphoto.com – Artistic Stock Photos

November 6, 2011

Launched tokuphoto.com – Artistic Stock Photos

We are proud to launching the tokuphoto.com artistic stock photo website. Who is tokuphoto? Tokuphoto is a one stop shop for all your stock photography and event photography needs. Here, you can find a wide variety of original, colourful, and creative images that are sure to suit your graphic requirements. All of our high-quality images […]

Beaver Trees & Landscaping Won World Class Award

October 28, 2011

Beaver Trees & Landscaping Won World Class Award

Congratulations to the Beavers for this outstanding world class award!! We are proud to be part of your website marketing team! Source 3 News: Sun, 28 Aug 2011 6:24p.m. By Juanita Copeland A small business in Christchurch has been given a very large award. Beaver Trees and landscaping has been judged one of the best […]

Farewell Steve! Inventor, Typographer & Calligrapher

October 6, 2011

Farewell Steve! Inventor, Typographer & Calligrapher

I have never paid any attention to anything Steve had to say… I only knew he was a great guy who transformed Apple to become the most valuable company in the US, but never knew that he was involved with calligraphy and typography 10 years before he stepped into the technology world. “It was the first […]

Ijada Logo & Web Design Process

December 8, 2010

Ijada Logo & Web Design Process

We’ve had great pleasure in the design and development of the new Corporate Identity System, and the new Website Design for Ijada Consulting Limited. Ijada is an unique advisory services and networking opportunities tailored especially for current and prospective clients in New Zealand’s education and migration industry. Ijada (pronounced eee-jar dah) is Spanish for jade/green-stone.  […]

Mobile Graphic Design Office?

November 1, 2010

Mobile Graphic Design Office?

Converting an old caravan to a mobile design office? Caravans are generally pretty expensive, and I did not want to pull apart a good caravan for this project, this is when the older it is, the better! Dreaming of  owning a caravan for quite some time now, after a bit of looking around this is […]

Graphic Design as Art – Part 4/6

August 17, 2010

Graphic Design as Art – Part 4/6

50cm x 100cm, digital print on canvas Visual Works on Close Up Yiyi finally decided to choose Music over Medicine as her studies at the University of Canterbury. Music is what she is passionate about, but Medicine is something she is really good at; it was a difficult decision as my dad really wanted her […]

Graphic Design as Art – Part 3/6

August 14, 2010

Graphic Design as Art – Part 3/6

Permanent UV ink on canvas, 50cm x 100cm, scroll bound contemporary Chinese style Visual Work – Sections on Close Up Chinese character for ‘Learn’ ‘學’. The bottom part of this character is ‘Child’,  ‘子’, a child with knowledge on top of his/her head. Please observe the 2 crosses within the top brackets, I picked up […]

Graphic Design as Art – Part 2/6

August 12, 2010

Graphic Design as Art – Part 2/6

Permanent UV ink on canvas, 50cm x 100cm, scroll bound contemporary Chinese style Visual Work – Sections on Close Up Chinese Pictograph for ‘Fly’ ‘飛’ As you can see the character is a drawing of a bird. Introduction to Chinese Calligraphic Scripts (Chinese Fonts) Chinese character for ‘Home’ ‘家’ 1. 篆書 Chuan-Shu (Seal Script) This […]

Graphic Design as Art – Part 1/6

July 22, 2010

Graphic Design as Art – Part 1/6

When I say ‘Graphic Design as Art’, I mean there is no ‘Client’ involved in the process of making, and there is ‘No Commercial Value’ in the work produced, and most importantly, there is no one I need to please apart from myself! This is the visual representation of  my written work completed in 2000. […]

Logo Design Process for Wagmu

July 19, 2010

Logo Design Process for Wagmu

I have completed a brand identity design for Wagmu.com. John (owner) approached me through my website, and asked if I could assist with the re-design of their existing logo. John has a website promoting diet tracking, menu planing, and nutritional analysis (www.wagmu.com), a wonderful service that John is providing! Design Brief Supplied by Client “Wagmu” […]