Saturday, September 26

掰掰, 市集... finale

如果今天天公作美的話,那就是最後一次在高雄市文化中心擺攤了,上回未雨綢繆帶了相機拍了些我攤位的照片:


( 第2張讓我想起賽尚 Paul Cézanne 的作品:D )

回想這近兩年的市集感觸還挺深的,在此要對所有曾給我實質與精神上鼓勵的朋友與顧客們說聲謝謝 :P

我的告別Banner:

如圖所示所有販售的噴圖與貼紙設計都出清,另外滿300與500會加贈紀念小卡與2010年年曆。好啦,我還得把它印出來看看效果如何呢! Bye bye, Fair...

Saturday, September 12

So Long, Fair...


A theme I created for the art fair in Kaohsiung, just to say good-bye. From stickers to prints, everything is gonna be on sale (Good for YOU!). It's kind of sad actually, 'cause I would definitely miss the good time talking to random visitors and feeling thrilled that my customers happily take home a print of mine, even though most of time I just sit on a tiny folding chair reading a novel or doing some sketches. ;) Anyway, if it's time to go, it's time to go, and let's just go with the flow! :P

Wednesday, September 9

掰掰, 市集...

來之前我在擺攤時文化局的小姐發街頭藝人考試的報名表(我承認我連看都沒看)是有道理的 - 從98年第四季起, 具有高雄市文化局街頭藝人標章之「表演藝術」、 「視覺藝術」、「創意工藝」者才有申請藝術市集的資格, 有點可笑的是, 今天我才到文化中心的圖書館還 "選擇的自由" (isbn:9789867889676, Milton Friedman 和 Rose Friedman 合著, 就像是讀蒙田的隨筆一樣讓人回味無窮, 通體舒暢), 沒想到我現在就得面臨活生生而專橫的管制了!!! :( 是的, 我沒得選 , 身為一個自學且連一台筆電都沒有的數位影像創作者, 在環繞文化中心的人行道上是沒有立足之地的... 這世界真是越來越小了...

Monday, August 31

Freebie: Cover Art for Your Cd Art Display

About 2 years ago I have done a similar project, and it Actually looks like this:


Since my music takes more and more space in my hard drive (somehow it seems my taste hasn't shifted that much), I decided to make another set of cd art no matter what, for everyone (good for you!!) and myself! Well, my very first design goes like this:


Awful?! not really, especially when adding few colors and the right font, but I kind of abandoned this design, and came out with something I really Really like and am proud of, so allow me to introduce the whole set with the nice default Cd Art Display skin:


Basically, the concept originated from an old avatar of mine - made of cars and vibrant hues - only this time I limited the colors and played with shape, proportion, and position. Each one was sort of designed based on my intuition when listening to the corresponding genre; take Soft Rock, which I really respond to, it's always a bit too sentimental, too artificial and too sweet, and that's why the design shows just a bit of the front side of the car to minimize the effect of "Too."


Anyway, I really enjoy myself when doing this project, if ever you need something else from the Rock genre (you can visit http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=73:20 to see all the classifications), hit me a note. I'm planing to make some more 'cause how can one live without Jazz or Electronica?! All I need is the right color plus the perfect typography, you know. :P

And where is my awesome cover art collection?! Just click here to download the whole set, including:
  • Lo-fi
  • Pop Underground
  • Britpop
  • Punk Pop
  • Dream Pop
  • Ska Punk
  • Chamber Pop
  • Ambient Pop
  • Indie Pop
  • Shibuya-Kei
  • pop Rock
  • Adult Alt. pop.Rock
  • Power Pop
  • Acid Jazz
  • Folk-Rock
  • Brill Building Pop
  • House
  • Singer/Songwriter and
  • Soft Rock


A clip I made for this project:





Note:
1) font for this project: Oil Crisis A, Regular by Ray Larabie
and Diavlo

2) You can put all the images in C:\Program Files\CD Art Display\Covers or put them one by one in the folder with identical name. If you need some help, just leave me a comment or hit me an email ian[at]aloftofmyown.com. :P

Saturday, March 14

Launching of My Brand New Business Card!

business card design 09 by Ian Yang
Since I am running out of my business cards, I started working on a new design 2 weeks ago, with a background image based on my latest work "catastrophism". In order to make the design appear catchy and atmospheric, I keep those chandelier-like balls and the flowing lines; as for the colors, it's a long story! Let me just say it's way too colorful in the 3rd and 4th edition, but in the final one, I simply use yellow and greenish blue (I believe there ain't no such word! :P). How about the hateful black things on the either side? Part of the reason is that it helps to make the letters stand out, and most importantly, it not only encloses the background, but increases the vertical movement. In case you haven't noticed, there is something attached to those black stripes.

By the way, the fonts for this design includes Felix Titling (my name) and Eras Medium ITC (my email and number). Comments would be much appreciated as usual. ;)

談談我的新名片設計吧!

我舊版的的名片快用完了,所以兩個禮拜前就開始動手做張新的版本。背景圖源自於最新的作品名為卡特斯特洛菲森 catastrophism (取這怪名當然有典故不過我下次再談),前前後後共作了5個版本,第5版當然就是你看到的最後定稿(如上圖)。就和我第一張名片一樣,我希望作品裡要有情境的感覺,所以我保留了原作類似吊燈的花案情(那有點是在幫助聯想)和流動的曲線,色調也簡單化,只用了黃與藍綠色;至於兩旁不對稱的黑色塊,不僅是為了使文字更突出,也有加強垂直運動的作用,最後為了增強流動性與立體感,也在深色被景上添加些微圖案,這作品就是如此構思與執行的。

至於字型,我用了Felix Titling (名字) 和 Eras Medium ITC (電子郵件和電話),有興趣的朋友不妨試用看看! :P