Fallen Angels (1995)

Wong Kar-wai’s Fallen Angels, starring Leon Lai, Michelle Reis, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Charlie Yeung and Karen Mok was taken in 1995, the year when I was born. Looking at the old Hong Kong: the MTR train, the television, the telephone, the digital video camera, the building, the fashion, the hairstyle, the salon’s interior, red-white-blue nylon bags […]

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Manifesto

Living in today’s complex society, we should advocate the simplicity in life. The concept of minimalism has been widely used in many different design areas such as architecture, interior, graphic, fashion, package and industrial design. By observing what is around us, we can see how minimalism is affecting our modern life through landscapes, buildings, computers, […]

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WHAT IS THE BRAND IMAGE OF COLORS MAGAZINES AS UNDERSTOOD FROM ISSUES SHIT, TRASH AND FREEDOM OF SPEECH?

Colors is a magazine founded in New York in 1991 by Oliviero Toscani, an Italian photographer (Wikipedia, 2015) and Tibor Kalman, an American creative director. (Colorsmagazine.com, 2015) The regulation for their publication is to use striking images and inspirational texts printed on uncoated and recycled paper. (Quintavalle and Fusaro, 2015) Images plays an important role […]

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Big Bang Data

Big Bang Data is an exhibition about how data explosion affects our lives in the contemporary world. Looking around the exhibition, I see that they have separated each section with the use of typography and colours. ‘The Weight of the Cloud’ is in light blue; ‘Data Universe’ is in red; ‘We Are Data’ in orange; […]

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Responding to Colour Quotes

In the book Chromophobia, David Batchelor stated that “Chromophobia is a fear of corruption or contamination through colour” and “Chromophobia manifests itself in many and varied attempts to purge colour from culture…colour is regarded as alien and therefore dangerous”. Well, we see colours everywhere and everyday, it is in our environment and the things we buy […]

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