Archive for April 14th, 2021

Project Example 2 – Modern Woman by Qian Juntao

The 1930’s marks a major shift in artistic style and design within China as well as the introduction of the “Shanghai style” or “Chinese deco.” Qian Juntao was known to be the most skilled and inventive designer at the time as he was able to create works such as his piece Modern Woman that reflected design…

Project Example 1 – Morning Glory by Qian Juntao

Many of Qian Juntao’s early works can be characterized by his vivid brushstrokes and the usage of inks rather than oil paints and acrylics. His work encapsulated the traditional painting style known as guó huà, or “national painting.” Juntao’s painting Morning Glory, officially known under the title Qiān niú huā (牵牛花), is a stunning example…

Qian Juntao: Biography

Qian Juntao was born in 1906 in Tongxian, Zhejiang Province, China, and was a Chinese contemporary artist. Juntao became interested in the arts at an early age and had a variety of skills that included painting, seal engraving and calligraphy. He was undoubtedly inspired by Lu Xun, an influential Chinese artist that led the cultural…

Eric Gill: Biography

Eric Gill (February 22nd, 1982 and died November 17th, 1940) was a British artist best remembered as the typographic designer who created the typeface Gil Sans Serif. Gill originally started his career as studying as an architect while at Chichester Art School in London, he however wouldn’t stay being an architect student for long as…

Wild Design – Cha House

Wild Design – Cha House  I saw this sign of the Cha House logo outside their building. I appreciate this logo design because of the minimal and soothing quality to it. The text is readable, and I think the symbol of the hummingbird is done in an interesting way using leaves as wings. I’m a…

Vivo In Typo – Phillipe Apeloig (2008)

Vivo in Typo was a poster that Apeloig made in 2008 to promote an exhibition of his own poster designs at Espace Topographie de l’art in Paris. The poster’s dimension is 118 x 175 cm, and its medium is silkscreen print on coated paper. Vivo in Typo was one of the special projects to Apeloig…