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Christchurch Autumn Colour

April 30, 2013

Christchurch Autumn Colour

There is this romantic pocket of time in the autumn season, dazzled with a beautiful and romantic palette of colors when leafs starts to turn. For some people, it’s an ugly sight with labor intensive autumn sweep ups, but for me it’s an eye candy, with beauty and poem in the air! Autumn is truly […]

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 […]

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. […]

Treasure Found at the Antique Shop

April 18, 2010

Treasure Found at the Antique Shop

We visited Tainan for the second time, the purpose of the trip was to assist artist Tsai Yu with a photographic project, she wanted to have a selection of her antique collection professionally photographed. We arrived in her antique shop in the afternoon, and started to setup a corner as a temporary photographic booth. While […]

A Typographic Journey to Tainan

April 10, 2010

A Typographic Journey to Tainan

Purpose We have been given an opportunity to meet with a Tainan local artist, Tsai Yu – a well known painter specializing in oil painting, Chinese calligraphy,  jewelery design and ceramic tile works. Her work focuses on the pictorial aspect of the Chinese typography, using Chinese characters as images to play roles in her story […]

What are Chinese name chops?

November 21, 2009

What are Chinese name chops?

What are Chinese Name Chops (name seals)? What? Lamb chops? No, not something you bought out of a butcher shop, a name chop is developed in ancient Chinese times to symbolize and validate a person’s identity. A name chop is an artefact hand crafted out of a choice of beautiful precious stones; the full name […]

Chinese Typo-graphy

October 29, 2009

Chinese Typo-graphy

Chinese characters were originally drawings of objects (pictographs), but during the course of history they have been refined that they are now abstract and many of them are no longer recognizable as images. By putting the image quality back into a character, the character can then be read as an image again and can therefore also be understood by people with different language backgrounds. Universality thus re-established.