Spectrum 21, End of the End of Everything
I am very honored to have 8 pieces be selected into this year’s Spectrum 21 illustration Annual.
Among them is a new piece called “End of the End of Everything” for Tor.com. It has also been selected into Communication Arts 22 Illustration Annual. The illustration is for a wonderfully scary horror novelette by Dale Bailey. It sets in pre apocalyptic earth and the stories revolves around suicidal parties, libertine orgies and amputation performance art. I don’t think I have ever been so shaken by a short story like I was by this one.
The Tiger Beer art is nominated as one of the medal finalist in advertisement category, woohoo!
My big thanks to the judges and congrats to all the winner. Thanks again to my art directors Aviva Michaelov (NYTimes), SooJin Buzelli (PLANSPONSOR), Irene Gallo (Tor), Jordan Awan(New Yorker), April Montgomery (Computer World) and Dylan Davies (Rothco)!
Another fun piece for PLANSONSPOR! The article this time talks about layers of strategic planning to protect one’s assets. So of course I am drawing tigers guarding a fortress against invasion.
Big thanks to AD SooJin, always pleasure!
Lufthansa Wimmelbilder - Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival
So much was going on in the last months that I didn’t get a chance to post this project until now. This image is part of Lufthansa Airline’s online New Year promotion “Passenger On Tour”. 14 “Wimmelbilder” ( a German game similar to “Finding Waldo”) were created by 14 artists with a Lufthansa passenger hidden in each image. Each scene depicts a destination from Lufthansa’s network, from the beach in Rio de Janeiro to the Dragon Boat Festival in Hong Kong (my image!).
On finding the hidden person and clicking on them, the user is taken to the relevant offer by a teaser generated out of the scene. The daily prizes were products from the Lufthansa WorldShop, with the first prize an intercontinental flight for two.
As a kid, I LOVE the game of finding hidden objects, so I was thrilled to be designing my own. The process was such a breeze, the client and agency really encouraged the whole “Victo doing Victo stuff” thing, which made it extra fun. There was zero revision from sketch to final, which is quite rare for advertisement projects!
Can you find the hidden Lufthansa passenger?
Big thanks to ADs Sebastian Kuhs and Martin Kulik from Plan-Net.
The Wound and The Gift
I am collaborating with the incredible director Linda Hoaglund on a new movie about rescuing an animal or being rescued by one. ” Every creature has a story.The official website is out! Check out the team and the trailer, sign up for newsletter to stay in tune!
We’ve just launched the website www.thewoundandthegift.com featuring Victo Ngai’s beautiful illustrations of an ancient fable about animals and humans. Please check out our trailer, our team (especially the Technical Advisors!) and our stories. And sign up for updates.
I was really excited being contacted to do the new IMAX FANFIX™ poster of Divergent, a new movie based on the international best seller of the same title by Veronica Roth. Check out the gif of the process above ( I do hope it loads properly and sorry for the shitty quality, tumblr has a 1MB size cap!)
I love the story, especially how Tris and other faction transfers break out of their social labels and confinements to pursue truth, dreams and ambition. This resonates with me as Art was not considered a very proper/respected career choice in Chinese society and there was much voice of opposition from my family when I decided to attend art school.
I wanted to capture the scene of Tris and Four jumping off a moving train as it not only represents the courage required to become a Dauntless, it also symbolized the leap from their old faction and life, a decision they cannot go back on. The three birds soaring above were inspired by Tris’s collar bone tattoo, which symbolized the three family members she left behind.
The poster has been getting some love by USAToday and LATimes!
Big thanks to Debi Struzan, Katie Tibbs, Desirae Jones, my agent Morgan Gaynin, Inc and all the nice people at Summit!
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See babies before they’re born
Another illustrations for GE's special project, inspired by their slogan” Imagination at Work.” See the first one here.
"GE employees asked the youngest members of their families to explain what they do and we brought their answers to life." I was given lines from the kids to be translated into visuals. This one is "My mom works on things that shows mommies their babies before they’ re born”.
This is the first time my piece being animated into a gif, how fun! Big thanks again to Eric Goldstein, an awesome AD with great insights and a pleasure to work with!
GE employees asked the youngest members of their families to explain what they do. Sydney, age 3, said, "My mom works on things that shows mommies their babies before they’re born."
Illustration by Victo Ngai
Unveiling Newborn’s DNA Map
A piece for the New York Times Sunday Business about the future of detecting hidden medical problems in newborns with comprehensive DNA tests and genome sequencing. You can read the article here.
Big thanks to AD Minh! Always a pleasure to work with!
My Sister Powers the World
Here is the first of three illustrations I am working on for GE's special project, inspired by their slogan” Imagination at Work.”
"GE employees asked the youngest members of their families to explain what they do and we brought their answers to life." I was given lines from the kids to be translated into visuals. This one is "My sister powers the world”.
This has been a really fun project as it’s all about imagination and creativity. Big thanks to AD Eric Goldstein and project manager Betsy Jablow at BBDO.
Follow GE’s Tumblr to check out other illustrations and watch their fantastic new video to see more childlike imagination.
When you ask a child how the world works, you get imagination in its purest form. GE employees asked the youngest members of their families to explain what they do and we brought their answers to life. Click through the illustrations to learn more and watch our new video to see more childlike imagination.
First image by Victo Ngai, second by Joey Chou.