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We receive a task under the concept "-ism" and we got "Optimism" (word), silk (material), printing (process). So we separate all these three words into a mind map and combine all these 3 words together.

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OPTIMISM (noun)

  • hopefulness and confidence about the future or the success of something.
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DO HO SUH - Passage/s

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DO HO SUH - Passage/s

He was born in South Korea, left to study in the USA, settled in New York, moved to Berlin then chose London as his home. He said that "We've all moved ", "We've all had to leave home." So he uses his artwork to memorialise the place he's lived in.

He has ruminated boundaries of identity and connection between individual and group over global cultures. He duplicating of the places which he has lived or worked into 1:1 scale with translucent fabric into 3D sculpture. He uses the idea of Migration, Transience and shifting identities because he came from different countries. "I see life as a passageway, with no fixed beginning or destination," says Do Ho Suh "We tend to focus on the destination all the time and forgot about the in-between spaces that nobody really pays attention to, these grey areas, one cannot get from point A to point B."

I like how he transforms fabric into a 3D shape. Also, telling a story about where he has been living through his work.

https://www.dezeen.com/2017/02/10/do-ho-suh-explores-identity-migration-colourful-connected-structures-installations-design-victoria-miro-gallery/

 

 

 

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Brian Donelly know as Kaws he is my favourite artist. I have a chance to see him because he has an exhibition in Bangkok, Thailand. The sculpture has a huge reaction on people. It makes people stop and interact with the work rather than the picture.

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Central Embassy Bangkok, Thailand

Size: 8 metres 

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San serif & Serif

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I found out that many people are always misunderstanding the different between typeface & font.

What is typeface?
Typeface is a particular design of type. It describes the overall look of the character including numbers and symbols such as Helvetica, Arial and Futura etc.

What is the font?
Font is a collection of all the characters of a typeface in one size (pt.) and one style (bold, italic)
For example, Helvetica 12pt, Helvetica 20pt, and Helvetica Italic 12pt is also a font.

https://www.fastcodesign.com/3028971/whats-the-difference-between-a-font-and-a-typeface

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Craig Ward

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Craig Ward is a Births born typographer & art-director based in Brooklyn, New York. He straddles the boundary between illustration and typography in his work. His work has fluent me a lot.

 

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The Shape of Light - Craig Ward

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He exploration into shaping letterforms using just light sources and cuts in surfaces. So I use his ideas about using light and experiment the angle of the light. I have observed the different angles which have allowed light to behave differently.

http://wordsarepictures.co.uk/the-shape-of-light/

 

 

 

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Fred Eerdekens

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My typography experiment

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Poetic Cardboard

Philosophical (adjective)

  • elating or devoted to the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence.
  • having or showing a calm attitude towards disappointments or difficulties.

Environment (noun)

  • the surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal, or plant lives or operates.
  • the natural world, as a whole or in a particular geographical area, especially as affected by human activity.
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CRANE

Is a mystical creature and is believed to live for a thousand years. Many countries in Asia, such as Japan, Chinese, and Korea, the crane symbolise good fortune and longevity. They believed that the wings of the crane are carried souls up to paradise.

 

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Origami

Ori meaning “folding”, and gami meaning “paper”. Origami is a term of folding practices in Japan. The goal is to transform a flat sheet square of paper into a sculpture through folding techniques.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Origami

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How to fold origami crane

Sean Buranahiran is an actor in Thailand who use philosophy and meditaion to change his life. His goal is to help other people change theirs. 

https://www.facebook.com/SeanBuranahiran/

Every time I watch his video, the music in his video makes me feel peaceful, so I use his music in the video as a reference in my work.

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Wes Anderson films

I got an idea about symmetrical framing from Wes Anderson films. In every scene he will place an object in the centred it makes video strangely, unique and nostalgic. 

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The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

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The Dajeeling Limited (2007)

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Printmaking

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Marilyn Diptych at Tate Modern

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Medium: acrylic paint on canvas

Size: support (each): 2054 x 1448 x 20 mm

Marilyn Monroe died in 1962, having overdosed. After that, he made a series of silkscreen paintings of her, based on the same publicity photography from the film called "Niagara." He found the fusion of two of his compatible themes: the cult of celebrity and death. The image shows strong contrast between colour and black and white. Overall, the work related to Monroe’s life and death. 

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Campbell's Soup Cans (1962)

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Medium: synthetic polymer paint on canvas

Size: 51 cm × 41 cm

New York art world was in a rut, the very original and famous canvases of the abstract expressionist have become cliche. Warhol was one of the artists that felt the need to bring back imagery into his work, so he painted the objects that people use every day.

Andy Warhol was a successful ad designer. He used the techniques of his trade to create an image that is easily recognizable, but also visually stimulating.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campbell%27s_Soup_Cans

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I went to Tate Modern and saw some interesting grids artwork in 3D. I really like the ideas how artist shows different sizes of grids with different angle

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Interesting layouts that I found from magazine. I like how they use fashion font in the layout and use text in one page.

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The laboratory arts collective magazine

Influences

  • colour of paper
  • typography suit with picture
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Silk paper - Sarah Lawerence

We start to research about silk there are so many kinds of silk and how to print on silk.

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Silk screen printing form the artist - Roger Marsh

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My group was thinking about the object that influences people to be optimistic, so we came up with Japanese lucky charm.

 

Omamori is a Japanese lucky charm. People believe that it will give them protection or bring luck. The amulet covering is usually made of brocaded silk and encloses papers or pieces of wood.

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In my opinion, when I saw the flower pattern in this lucky charm it makes me think in a positive way because of the smell of flowers. 

https://www.tofugu.com/japan/omamori/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omamori

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Passage/s video

BFF - KAWS

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Typography

  • Serif is a font that has a small line at the end of the alphabet and developed from Roman handwriting
  • San serif is a font that developed from serif and distortion the tail out to make it looks more modern.
  • Script is a handwritten character with different handwriting styles. Mostly designed to have a slightly slanted character.
  • Display is a font that has the character designed specifically to look quaint to use in creating ad headers. Not focused on the article or a lot of content.
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Script

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Craig Ward talking about his work

You blow me away - Craig Ward

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materials: screen print on glass sheets

He smashed many pieces of glass that were screen printed and captured with the different perspective in this work.

https://wordsarepictures.wordpress.com/2009/02/18/the-making-of-you-blow-me-away/

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Personally, I like how he uses everyday life object to produce artwork by playing with light and shadows. The object that he chose also consistent with this words and what's he trying to communicate.

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Shadows will change according to the light angle.

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SADAKO SASAKI

A two years old Japanese girl who is survived from the nuclear bomb in Hiroshima. Most of her neighbours died, but she wasn’t injured at all. Until she is a runner in school team when was eleven years old, she felt tired and dizzy. She fell down and couldn’t get up her parents took her to the hospital. She found out that she had leukemia (blood cancer). Almost everyone who got that disease died, and she was scared. Chizuko friends of Sadako came to visit her. Chizuko brought some origami she told that if the sick person folds one thousand cares, then that person soon get well. After Sadako hearing that she started to fold one thousand in the hope that she would get well again.

 

After she folded 500 cranes, she felt better, and the doctors said that she could go home for a short time, but after went back home she felt bad again and she had to go back to the hospital.

 

She still folding cranes even she was in great pain. She tried to be cheerful and hopeful. Eventually, she went to sleep peacefully. She had folded a total of 644 paper cranes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sadako_Sasaki

 

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Colour meaning

  • Yellow is the colour of happiness, joy, intellect, and energy. It's associated with food and can be very effective for attracting attention.
  • Red is the colour of energy, war, danger, strength, power, determination as well as passion, desire, and love.
  • Orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation.
  • Green symbolizes growth, harmony, freshness, and fertility. 

http://www.color-wheel-pro.com/color-meaning.html

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Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

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Influences

  • show the chaos of the city
  • we can be mindfulness in everywhere
  • meditation music
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Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf is a business-related area. Most people who come here are usually office workers or businessman. The atmosphere is filled with beautiful buildings structure and people are hustling. I took many pictures of the building and people

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Andy Warhol

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was an American artist, director, and producer who was a leading figure in the visual art known as pop art. I like his ideas how he illustrates his work form the original picture.

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Grids

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Poster - Joseph Beuys

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Poster by a German artist Joseph Beuys that display at Tate Modern. 

Influences

  • strong contrast by using monochrome photography
  • geometry shapes
  • black and white with one outstanding colour
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Publication - Judith Akufo

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I use her ideas as a reference for my publication. I like how she uses monochrome pictures with bold font. It makes her publication look very attractive and minimal. 

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