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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 […]

Good Graphic Design Quotes

July 15, 2010

Good Graphic Design Quotes

Have you ever wonder what famous graphic designers / artists around the world have been thinking? Well, I think you can learn a lot from the words that they have said. Here is a collection of some of my favorite ones, hope you enjoy them! "Design is the method of putting form and content together. Design, just as art, has multiple definitions; there is no single definition. Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that's why it is so complicated" — Paul Rand...

What is a logo design worth?

July 5, 2010

What is a logo design worth?

If money was no concern, and you were to ask 10 graphic design agencies to design a new logo for you, all 10 designs will come back looking different, but does it mean the most expensive one will produce the best outcome? If I was to buy a Hi-Fi CD player model X9000, I would hunt around to find the cheapest deal, and sometimes I am happy to pay a bit more for a reputable dealer. In the end of the day, the product/commodity is the same, doesn't matter where you buy it from, but you could potentially save hundreds of dollars if you shop around! However, design is no commodity, and does not work the same way!

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 […]

Chapter 4 – Tertiary Education

October 25, 2009

Chapter 4 – Tertiary Education

We became Buddhists one year after we came to New Zealand. Mom and Yiyi have always been very devoted and Yiyi especially finds the Buddhist chants fascinating. She has been exploring the possibilities of using Buddhist instruments and chants in her musical compositions and has successfully given concerts of her works. Mom and I were […]