Friday, October 30, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
And apparently we all did it wrongly hahaha, we're supposed to analyze the song lyrics (not the title only) to find the contents/objects, and the interpretation/outcome must not be too literal.
Graphic design and art is different, yes we’ve heard enough.
Design is universal | Art is personal
Design is about rules | Art is freedom
Design is everywhere | Art is exclusive
You, designers, aren’t you jealous?
“No,” You say. “Design is efficient, more informative, and somehow, more useful. We’re proud to be designers, we sound more educated, our works are cleaner, we sound more modern, designers sounds sophisticated,”
Okay, proud designers, yes you’re (or you sound) intellectual, you solve problems, you are creative, yada yada yada but do you have your identity? Do your works reflect you? Do people see you in your design?
Now it’s the time to STEAL something from the so called- less sophisticated-artists, without losing one thing we’re always proud of (or have to hold), the principles of design.
Personal Touch. The Manual Manifesto.
Less Digital, More You.
Learn from the artists.
The imperfection of the lines reflects the character.
The texture and the brush strokes can’t be imitated.
The colors blend uniquely, reflects the mood.
Looking at the artworks means looking at the artist.
The style is there
The personality is there
The identity is there
Computer won’t give you the same result.
Pen tool produces perfect lines. Stiff boring perfect lines.
Everyone can read Helvetica. Everyone can type in Helvetica. What’s so special about it?
Gradient tools gives you smooth transitions. Ask the colour pickler tool, they’ll tell you how to achieve it. And now everyone can do it.
It’s like playing a fighting video game. You’re just moving the characters with your joystick.
It’s not totally you. You’re just instructing the computer through the cursor.
People say you have nice handwriting? Be proud, no one can imitate it. People can read it clearly.
People say you have broken handwriting? Be prouder, they’re even harder to imitate. And maybe it’s only you can read it. Exclusive. Great.
Great designers don’t play safe; breaking the boundaries of mediums and methods allows a new exciting development in the design industry.
The computer and the design softwares are great inventions. They give efficiency, in terms of time, practicality, and efforts. Graphic designers nowadays praise them, too much.
Yes they help, but not too much,
It’s not the answer to a great design.
The source of idea is not the CPU. It’s your brain.
The idea doesn’t come from the processor. It comes from your experience, imagination, memories, things around you, things you learn from the world, things life teach you.
Digital is fiction, while creative minds work in real life. Great designers explore intensively with space, materials, everyday objects and its surroundings,
To us digital is not an enemy. We completely understand the importance of being digitally literate. We know the world demands universality. The clients. The school. The lecturers. But we give personal touch to every design works, saving our identities.
Digital is like a medicine, you need it sometimes, but if it’s taken too much, or to long it kills you. It kills your identity. Press down the usage, to the minimum level.
They do help. But we refuse to depend on them.
Now look around. Look at your classmates. Look at the school. Think about how many designers will get outta school every year. All you see is designers. In order to survive, to stand among others, what you can do is be different. Be seen, be spotted.
A great design is the one that not only works, but a design that is a statement of identity. A great design shouldn’t be boring, taking risks while still keeping the principles of design in order to define a new form of interesting creations.
We are young, we are the designers, we are the future of design industry. We stand out among others. We are not going to be boring. We won’t let the world be boring.
We are Manual ID.
We put ourselves in our works.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
But still, KFC does not make a place home. Ayam penyet does. Hahahahaha. Oh except if the KFC has perkedel.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
- Tuesday : started worrying about Friday.
- Wednesday : trying to minimize the amount of works for Thursday but always fell asleep.
- Thursday : terrified. crazy. wishing it's still Tuesday.
- Tuesday : e-mailing the lecturer for consultation in Wednesday | this copywriting project is very unpredictable * when people think the copy is great the teacher might think otherwise | vice versa* consultation before (the large format) printing is a MUST to reduce the risk. Apparently the slot for Wednesday was fully booked :( The lecturer told me to meet her on Thursday 4.30 pm!!! Oh noooo. Thursday 4.30 pm's so close to Friday.
- Wednesday : Did a little homework and fell asleep as usual.
- Thursday : Rushing home after morning lecture to do as many as I could, being kiasu, I reached school again at 4. The lecturer appeared before 4.30! Yaayy I thought I could print in the same day. But apparently there were 3 others students who also wanted to meet her. I think they're level 3 so their projects are more important. So I spent 1 hour standing there waiting and doing nothing.
Monday, October 5, 2009
Thanks God, we had a great (and sometimes kampungan) time up there.