Frozen Moments: My Digital Archive

My digital archive of Archive Fever Project is established! [Click here to go!] or you can find a tag on the top of the list About Frozen Moments Digital Archive The “Frozen Moments” blog is my personal digital archive about the study trip in Amsterdam and the following outcomes of the Archive Fever project of my course. Amsterdam Trip Duration: 12 – 17 Feb 2017 Project Duration: 10 Feb – 23 Mar 2017   You will find photos, videos, sketches and scanned photos of the items that I collected from the trip. Please enjoy it and you are welcome to leave any…

The Structure of my Academic Essay: “Portraits as Living Archives”

Introduction (Say what I’m going to say)  What I’m going to say in this article, and why   Main Body (Say it) Sugimoto’s work: Description Background (Why he did this work: the extension of Diorama series ) Technique(How he did this work?) {Read &Watch: (1)The Exactness of The World: A Conversation With Hiroshi Sugimoto;(2) From Oil to Wax to Silver: Sugimoto’s Portrait Gallery; (3)Documentary Film: Memories of Origin}   Holbein’s work: Background: Holbein’s journey He started to paint portraits in England The function of portraits: To know how a person looks (like photography now) A weapon of propaganda (scale, appearance, position…) {Read…

Evaluation of DTCI Project

At the beginning of our first project: Deciphering the Creative Industries (DTCI), Hannah gave us a checklist for our personal values to help us develop our project. When I was ticking the values from the checklist, I noticed that I would like to do something related to “Family”, “Inner harmony” and “Pleasure”. Based on the initial values, the idea of “Record your story” was more and more clear after the brainstorming mind map. Also, after I reviewed the existing journal article:  Collaborators in Dreams, I chose to further explore the area of illustrated books. However, I didn’t realize that I…

COLLABORATORS IN DREAMS: My first task of research

We’re kind of giant children stuck in adult bodies… After searching for the proper article for a while, these pictures and the first sentence of the article captured my eyes. This article was from the journal of “ILLUSTRATION (AUTUMN 2016)”. Published by Cello Press Ltd. The article was an introduction (and manifesto?) of a new book: A Child of Books which was written and illustrated by the illustrator Oliver Jeffers and typographic artist Sam Winston. Oliver and Sam created two characters in this book to show all the books that inspired them as children. With the story, they were trying to encourage…