How do young graphic designers utilize illegibility as imagery, as identity, as protest? Type Unseen is both an analysis of the influence our youth culture has had on experimental typography, as well as an exploration of the philosophies that drive us to construct and deconstruct meaning.
5” X 9”, 78-PAGE SPIRAL-BOUND BOOK SOON-TO-BE PRINTED BY CONVEYOR STUDIO
Design identity proposed for Calder: Nonspace, an exhibition showcasing monochromatic mobiles by Alexander Calder (1898-1976) at Hauser & Wirth. Playing with expressive typography and shapes reminiscent of Calder’s work, the branding’s concept is centered around negative space, and Calder’s ability to create volumes out of voids.
PRINT DESIGN, MOTION GRAPHICS, MERCHANDISE
An interactive book translating a poem into art through linguistic analysis and code, inspired by the beauty of words and the structure of language systems. Words taken from each passage of Li-Young Lee’s poem, “Persimmons”, are run through Processing; the reader’s interaction with the book transforms the text’s phonetic structures into visualized patterns.
FEATURED BY STEFAN SAGMEISTER (2020), ADOBE DESIGN ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNER (2019) 60” X 7” ACCORDION-FOLD HANDMADE BOOK
THE PAPER MIXTAPE
The Paper Mixtape is an LA-based biannual arts and culture publication. While the most recent issue was in development before the coronavirus outbreak, its release coincided with the height of the pandemic and riots in Los Angeles.
Therefore creative direction of this issue developed to reflect our unstable times, incorporating tilted imagery and italicizing the letters and numbers from COVID-19. Titled Kinetics, Issue 11 becomes a capsule of the naivete and bittersweet reflections of our youth in this period of time, as we find ourselves propelled forward beyond our control.
CREATIVE DIRECTION BY AMY FANG & JIMMY ZHI
SELECT PHOTOS BY MAYA GEE LIM & LIZZY TOMMEY 8” X 11”, 113-PAGE SADDLE-STITCHED BOOKLET, EVENT GRAPHICS
An examination of unconventional methods of exploration and escapism. Astray is a large-scale zine of writings investigating absurd spaces and ways of travel in L.A., a city where one can lose themselves as easily as they can find themselves. Printed on thin newsprint, the ink bleeds through each sides of the page to create amalgamous compositions of text and image that the reader must navigate through.
FEATURED IN THE 2020 LA ART BOOK FAIR 10” X 16”, 48-PAGE SELF-PRINTED & SADDLE-STITCHED BOOKLET
36 DAYS OF TYPE
A lettering project developed for 36 Days of Type, an annual open call inviting creatives to share their interpretation of the Latin alphabet. Different typefaces are incorporated and combined to strike a new balance between them, evolving the letterforms into completely new visual outcomes. FEATURED IN KANARDO MAGAZINE (2020) 26 LETTERING ILLUSTRATIONS, MOTION GRAPHICS
An animation giving behavior to circles and lines, exploring a storyline in which the smallest systems within organisms, from atoms to cells and DNA, are held in contrast to larger systems and patterns in nature. The short meditates on the beauty of creation itself, paying an homage to the magic of biology and nature. View the full animation here. SCREENED AT AGGREGATE ANIMATED SHORTS FESTIVAL (2019) & AT THE HAMMER MUSEUM (2019) 1-MINUTE DIGITAL ANIMATION
9712 simultaneously reconstructs and deconstructs the facade of the home I lived in from ages three to thirteen. Inspired by Proust’s In Search of Lost Time, the work explores memory and nostalgia in the context of a specific place. Images and a stream-of-conscious narrative of moving text are projection mapped onto planks of wood, forming a pseudo model of a house that straddles physical and digital space. 9712 is neither bound to a single medium nor completely rooted in reality, an unconventional representation of an existing architecture that asks the age-old question of what constitutes a home.
EXHIBITED AT THE NEW WIGHT GALLERY (2019) WINNER OF THE UCLA DMA UNDERGRADUATE EXHIBITION AWARD OF HIGHEST DISTINCTION (2019)