Know Your Asian Artist

My friend created this whole thing, where a traditionally well known western artist is paired up with an Asian artist with a similar artistic style. I think it’s especially important to highlight Asian artist since Asians are often an overlooked minority group. http://www.knowyourasianartist.com/  

Post Election Therapy

I am experiencing five stages of grief, but I really like this Tumblr that celebrates different artists’ styles and individuality. Despite everything, that’s what we do best – to be unique and to be individualistic – to be uncompromisingly ourselves despite everything. http://artistportfoliosites.tumblr.com/

Porter Robinson Worlds Tour Visuals

Ever since I met my best friend last year, I have been introduced to Porter Robinson’s music, often categorized as electro house, synthpop music. Like many EDM DJs nowadays, his concerts are accompanied by stunning visuals, developed by Invisible Light Network. However, producer Porter Robinson is trying to derail from the mainstream epic bass drop,…

Petting Zoo FRAC Centre

Petting Zoo is the latest work developed by experimental architecture and design studio Minimaforms. The studio uses processing to build life like robots that react internally when they are pet. It uses camera tracking and sensor to detect human presence, and lack of reaction from the audience leads to reactions of boredom and disinterest. In…

Posters @ RISD

My RISD obsession continues as one RISD graduate recommended this tumblr called Posters @ RISD in one of her videos. I have given up Tumblr in an effort to get my life back, but I couldn’t help myself but look up this blog. It is photographs upon photographs of posters at RISD, arguably one of…

Color

Recently I went on a craze of looking up RISD students’ vlogs to vicariously live my hippie art student alter ego. I stumbled on to this video during my endless blackhole of clicking on videos. There is also another video on typography, but the sleek graphics, smooth transitions, and the clever use of negative space…

PES Stop Motion Films

PES has a series of stop animations that is following a classic recipe, but its ingredients are full of surprises. I won’t spoil the absolute delight you will have watching it for the first time. Stop motion is an art form that combines ingenuity and meticulousness. I think a lot of people have this misconception…

Icons on Instagram

Ever since we worked on our project on icons, I have been fascinated by the simplistic aesthetics of icons, and the different styles of different artists. I stumbled across @iconutopia on Instagram, and was immediately hooked by his works. The icons are all produced through a systemic process starting with simple geometric shapes, with carefully…

Current Trends in Logos

Logo itself is an indicator of current trend in design. We can see the shift to more minimalist, simple design in examples such as the new Google logo a couple years ago. This article highlights some of the current trends regarding logos, but I am especially interested in the geometric route. The clean cut square/triangles…

Exploring Intersectionalities

As someone who is trained in the sciences, particularly chemical engineer, fine arts is the last thing you will think of. The job is interestingly tedious, lots of rulering and boxing and arrow pointing and process designing. After all, that is how drugs and oil and every single manufactured thing on this earth is made:…