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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 […]

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 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. […]

From written word to art

November 13, 2009

From written word to art

Beginning of the written word Language and words are tools used by the human race to express feelings and ideas. Before language and words were invented, people originally could only express themselves via body language. But the human mind and emotions are extremely complex compared to the somewhat simple and limited forms of the body […]

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.