For the T-shirt design for ‘ZA Adventure’, I made some changes on the back to make it look not the same.
Finally, I finish the printing. It took some time to mix the paint and print on the T-shirt, but I enjoyed it! This is my first screen printed T-shirt!
I am quite happy with the outcome:
I recently finished my MA project and now I start to pick up the things I want to do and did not have the time to do before.
For the last week, I was doing a logo and print it on T-Shirts by using screen print. It was so much fun and exciting to get the logo printed on T-shirt myself. I just got the front T-shirt printed and will have the back done this week. There will be posts for the back side later.
This first practice on logo design is for a personal outdoor leader’s blog and his training lessons.
The Rough Sketch for Logo
The Logo in Black and Color
Logo in front Female T-Shirt
Logo in front Male’s T-Shirt
Sam Yang is an engineer in the day time but in leisure time, he is a professional outdoor leader doing practice in rock climbing, mountaineering, canyoning in Taiwan. His personal outdoor leader’s blog: http://www.zx-adventure.com
This is one of the series of the project “Looking For Taiwan.” I conducted a small survey to ask 12 British living in Bristol in person if they can point out Taiwan on a world map for me. The initial idea behind this project is to know how well Taiwan is known here. From the information gathered, I developed it into a poster to tell the story of it.
The process of collecting information and the design of poster:
The Final Design of Poster to show the finding of this survey
I am working on a poster of taking an information graphic approach to seek Taiwan’s evidence in UK. I have collected daily newspapers for 30 days and use the information design to see if there is any news about Taiwan. In the process, I then discovered that there are a lot of news about China in daily newspaper. As Taiwan is usually perceived to be part of China in the world status. Therefore, I thought it will be interesting to include both the news about China and Taiwan to compare their percentage of news in UK. This take a long time, some patient plan and organize the information systematically as I need to look through the daily newspaper everyday to look for the news about Taiwan.
The Draft Sketches:
The series of photography works called “A Photographic Portrayal of the Paintings of Balthus” by Hisaji Hara caught my eyes. This Japanese photographer recreate the enigmatic Polish-French artist, Balthus’s paintings. His photography works create a world between reality and dreaming atmosphere, which allow the audience to stay within this still, timeless Japanese setting and escape from the reality.
Regarding his technique, I love the softness in his light, the blurriness and the black, white tone. Hara usually use old-fasion method such as using multiple exposures and hand made smoke box to put on his camera.
Left: A study of the Katia Reading, 2009 © Hisaji Haracourtesy of the Michael Hoppen Gallery
Right: Katia Reading, 1974 by Balthus
Left: A Study of the Because Cathy taught him what she learnt, 2010 © Hisaji Hara, courtesy of the Michael Hoppen Gallery
Right: Children, 1973 by Balthus
A study of The Room , 2009 © Hisaji Hara, courtesy of the Michael Hoppen Gallery
A study of The Salon , 2009 © Hisaji Hara, courtesy of the Michael Hoppen Gallery
A study of the Thérèse , 2010 © Hisaji Hara, courtesy of the Michael Hoppen Gallery
Review from the Guardian regarding Hisaji Hara’s works: The Guardian
Color Translations about the food stands culture in Taiwan:
Here is the further development of the color coding Taiwan project. The color translation of the words spoke out from one of the interviewees to talk about her impression about the home country, Taiwan.
Color Forming the night market scene
The conceptual photography focus on the content itself, to present the subject in a different and to record the daily life around us.
‘The Tears of Things’ (Objects from a Rubbish Tip), as he raised the rubbish’s status “by presenting them on a plinth as sculpture objects.” (from the book “I’m a real photographer.”, p.68)
The last picture is his work of “notes that his wife Jo left for him – exploring the conventions of the medium with a distinct edge and humor”
This is one of the series for my MA project: Looking For Taiwan.
Selections of colors to explain Taiwan to foreigners. Colors are the language to use here to connect people with what colors represent the objects in Taiwan. The use of colors bridge the understanding of the new image and objects to a broad idea of a country.
Here is the first stage which I picked the colors commonly seen in cities of Taiwan:
- The color of taxi
- The color of decoration of buildings
- The road sign on highway
- The sign for stores’ names/brands
6 Screen Printing Prints of the colors