Latest Posts from Andy Li

To Kill A Mockingbird(1962)

The intro title scene for To Kill a Mockingbird grabs the attention of the audience through the introduction of a mysterious treasure box which provokes the audience’s curious mind to find out what it contains. In this short film, the director introduces some important symbols and visual elements that are crucial to the overall message…

Genshin Impact

Entering the game of Genshin Impact, you will find yourself surrounded by fairytale-like features with eurocentric views and settings. However, as the game progresses, the focus will also shift to an Eastern Asia feature that is as beautiful as the eurocentric feature presented at the beginning of the game. The colors displayed throughout the game…

The Snake in Media

Throughout the media, snakes have been portrayed as a notorious creature with bad connotations. The earliest connotation we saw with this trope originated from the bible where the snake led Adam and Eve to eat the forbidden apple. With its long and venomous teeth on top of the implication of greed and temptation, we began…

Fāng Zhèng Kǎi Tǐ

Fāng Zhèng Kǎi Tǐ originated from the “Chinese Standard Kaiti” from Shanghai Institute of Printing Technology. The first Chinese Standard Kaiti was created in the 1940s. KaiTi was mainly used due to the founding of the People’s Republic of China was in a woodblock printing version. Several iterations were done by Shanghai Font Factory to…