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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Diminishing Returns

Artists have the ability to capture moments in time, space, and love in multiple mediums. Sometimes these creations are fleeting and other times they last for an eternity. At the Whitney Museum in New York City, there is a particular portrait of a painter by the name of Julian Schnabel, created by Urs Fischer that […]

The battle against Groupthink in the Design Firm

The definition of Groupthink: “Groupthink is a psychological phenomenon that occurs within a group of people in which the desire for harmony or conformity in the group results in an irrational or dysfunctional decision-making outcome.” I think it’s fair to say that designs made by committee alone tend to be very “safe”. Stuff that is overly tested or critiqued to the […]

there is something bigger out there

Nature has become a huge influence in my life this year. I dont really know how it started, but it did. I have always been fond of nature and what it has to offer. However, I feel it has really shaped me more into myself. Nature is beautiful. It is nothing but sheer beauty which […]

Connecting with Music: LANY

On the 24th of October, I had the pleasure to attend a concert at the 9:30 Club in Washington DC, to see the alternative band, LANY play. This concert was another magical experience for me. It’s crazy how much one can connect with another through music. Both through words and through sound. Once the band […]

Really Apple?

Yesterday, Apple announced their new MacBook Pro, and I’m honestly disappointed on what they announced. Just like the new iPhone 7, it’s just an overpriced product that barely changed from the previous year. Though their new laptops have a new feature called the touch bar, however, it’s not enough for me to justify a purchase. […]

Art And Life: The Ninth Wave

  The Ninth Wave’ sailing on the Huangpu River   The Ninth Wave was created by Guoqiang Cai, which was inspired by Nine Waves of Aivazovsky. The weathered fishing boat sailed along the Huangpu River with 99 animals, such as tigers, pandas, camels, and other animals. The facial expression and states of animals were vivid. […]

Escargot or S-Cargo?

A few days ago I watching a car review of something new, something nobody in America has ever seen; the Nissan S-Cargo. As funny as the name sounds the car is actually considered the “ugliest car ever made,” taking it design to a more literal sense. It is a car with a  more simple design […]

Inspiring Miniature Dioramas

Since 2011, Tatsuya Tanaka has been creating clever and playful miniature dioramas. Tanaka is an art director and miniature artist based in Japan. I’ve been following him on Instagram for a and he never seems to be running out of ideas for his miniature calendar. Tanaka has been collecting creative images and turning them into […]

The Stress Reliever

Have you ever had a design professor that assumed you knew everything in order to do a project? Not all teachers can go one on one with all their students and I can’t blame them. Or have you ever forgot to use something in InDesign, Illustrator, or photoshop? You may be in a situation where […]

Wait! Maybe This IS What I Wanted!

This is exactly how I felt when I realized that Graphic Design was something I wanted to major in, but yet, for most of my life I hated art. So when I was younger, I absolutely despised art class. It was a complete nuisance to go to and torture to sit through. The only good […]