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Hatchers

I didn’t update this blog for a while, and there were reasons for this. One among them — I’ve started a new design studio — Hatchers. And this means more amazing things and much much more hard work.

Today I’m happy to show what we were working on all these months, our new portfolio and studio website — hatcherscreative.com

Please, let me know what you think about it! And spread the news if you like it.

And this is our new logo, by the way.

3 gems

I was stunted by some picture today and wanted to share. And then I stumbled upon another little treasure which reminded me about another piece of art. So here we have a post with 3 beautiful, unrelated but somehow connected pictures.

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Show Me the Vanilla Sky by Kanzaki Choi.

Conquers the Dragon King by Yeoh Guan Hong of Super Nature Design (Shanghai) & William Chua Tiong Keng (Singapore).

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Film Poster for the Robbers.
Art Director: Nod Young  from Khaki Design (Beijing)
Illustration: Zaki Zhang

Chinese Type Design Competition

As for me one of the most interesting and inspirational events of this ICOGRADA congress was an exhibition of the best fonts of Chinese Type Design Competition. I’m sure that even people who are not got used to Chinese characters can appreciate the beauty of this fonts and find inspiration there. And I feel that basic rules and principles are the same for Latin and Chinese type design.

To showcase the font designers use chosen poem with all different characters. They do not make all existing characters for the competition. Well, this is not just 26 letters of alphabet and obviously would take one person years and years to design font with thousands of characters. Usually this is a project for a design team.

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ICOGRADA Beijing: China Academy of Fine Arts

I feel like I had to start with this general post about ICOGRADA event in Beijing.

The last week of October ICOGRADA and Chinese authorities organized international design congress. It was a huge event that attracted designers from all over the world. The big kick to promote China and Beijing in the world and design in China. There were  many intersting exhebitions, lectures by prominent international and Chinese designers, workshops, performances and so on.

The main venue of the event was CAFA (China Academy of Fina Arts). This beautiful building is the new CAFA Art Museum, designed by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki.

And this is the logotype of the event, stylized Chinese character “XIN”…

And further I’m going to write what it’s all about…

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Exhibition: Beijing Typography 2009

Another interesting exhibition featured by ICOGRADA in Beijing was Beijing Typography Exhibition 2009. It showcases typographic works of international and Chinese designers (mostly posters, but also books, motion, light design etc.) in order to explore aproaches and trends in modern typography and embrase cultural diversity. You can read more about exhebition at Faces of Design. Personally, I discovered many interesting Southern Korean designers. Probably need to do some research on this country’s design.

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Official start

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So it’s the time to announce official opening of “HELOHOLO says” blog. HELOHOLO gonna says about art, design, China and the rest of the Universe. It’s going to spread seeds of inspiration and flowers of beauty, and hopefully will surprise somebody one day. Or another.

So welcome! Blog is going to live (long and happy life) at heloholo.com/says and also going to be cross-posted to hellgus.livejournal.com