Think it’s cold enough out? At least you are not staying outside collecting dews from leaves.
As a Hong Kong-nese, I have always fantasized about white xmas and feathery snow. But after living in New York for a few years (especially after going upstate with my parents over the X’mas Break), I l came to the conclusion that winter is best appreciated from a distance, with a blazing fireplace, a warm blanket and a cup of hot tea.
This winter land piece was commissioned by the wonderful AD SooJIn for an article about seamless teamwork. The idea was inspired by this little yellow vintage tin pin I got from Chinatown a while back.
I hope you are staying warm and enjoy this new illustration!
(P.S. I saved this post in the draft last night and as a tech idiot I forgot to change the setting, so the post went alive automatically and prematurely without any text…apologies.)
A short film with Like Knows Like
A few months ago, two nice, hot and talented dutchmen showed up at my tiny Manhattan apartment and together we did a short film. Marije Kuiper is the photographer and Bas Berkhout is the filmmaker.Today you can watch it here!
I always feel a bit awkward around cameras, somehow it reminds me being aimed at by shotguns. Bas was a master of distraction, he managed to stealthily capture me in my natural habitat. I had no idea of some of the footages he took until this film came out! Marije has the talent of finding the one in a million angle which makes me look way prettier than I really am.
Because of my uneasiness with the lenses, I don’t have a lot (presentable) documentary of myself (they are plenty photos of me attacking food, somehow my friends always have their cameras ready when I eat).So thank you Bas and Merjie for this beautiful and genuine production. Also thank you so I can hover the film over my future children and tell them if they have issues with their faces, go talk to their father.
Special thanks to all my lovely friends who were kind enough join us at the Karaoke scene: Kyle Stecker (BF), Sam Thurman (the tallest white dude in red), Jose(the bearded wolverine), Catherine Chi (the tall asian model-like lady), April Rosenstock (the petite cute white Chick), KJ (the volurious curls white chick) , Robyn Ng (the small adorable Asian chick), Alex Chen (the only Asian dude).
To check out more beautiful artists profile by Bas and Mer, visit their website: www.likeknowslike.com
Forbes 30 Under 30
(Sorry if you have seen this already, I am just so excited that I decided to be shamelessly posting the news in every existing social media and those yet to be invented.)
I made it to the Forbes 30 Under 30! (Whattttt??) It’s so crazy and humbling, I am really flattered and grateful for this honor. Thank you my alma mater RISD (which is super well represented in this list, super proud!) for the nomination, Forbes magazine and all the judges! And of course thanks to my clients for the amazing projects and y’all for your comments and support!! Congrats to all the winners!
Next on our time-lines is Victo Ngai a Hong Kong born freelance Illustrator who lives and works in Manhattan, New York. You might have seen her work in magazines like The New Yorker and The New York Times or on her very popular Thumblr blog: http://victongai.tumblr.com
The editing of a really wonderful new short doc is almost done, so stay tuned!
Photo by Marije Kuiper
Excited! I haven’t seen the documentary myself yet, hopefully I didn’t make too many weird faces/ curse too much.
Shout out to all you nice Singaporeans!!
I would really really appreciate it if you could snap a photo when you spot my Tiger Beer ad (bus stop, poster, packages, bottles.etc) around town! I would love to see the image in action but unfortunately can’t be in Singapore myself…:(
Please email them to email@example.com. Many thanks and happy new year!!
The Nautilus Quarterly (Winter 2013) I worked on has recently hit the shelves! The cover and interior spread are for the feature story by Mark Anderson, a lost conversation between physicist Sternglass and his mentor Einstein. The discussion concerned nuclear particles, in particular, the neutron. Being the agents of transmutation, neutron in principle could transform one element from the periodic tale to another. Thus producing precious metals from base metals - the wildest dream of medieval alchemists.
The cover focuses on this idea of science being the legacy of alchemy and the two are opposite sides of the same coin. AD Len Small and I wanted an iconic image, the graphic approach of this piece is a bit different from my usual stuff, but it’s always fun trying out new things!
The interior spread is about how this “alchemy” theory hidden within the nuclear could be the answer to clean energy and sustainable future. “The result of transmutation would often be an unstable atom, fated to decay. In doing so, it would emit an energetic electron or photon. If this energetic particle could be captured, it might be transformed to heat - an usable energy.”
If you like science, philosophy and illustration, do yourself a favor and get your hands on Nautilus! Read more and subscribe at http://nautil.us/.
Big Thanks to AD Len or having me on board this cool project!
This week FORGE. is in New York again, and we have a couple great interviews lined up that we’ll be posting on the site in the next couple of months. We started the week off by interviewing the incredible illustrator Victo Ngai!
Did an interview with Forge earlier this week. Stay tune for the video!
Latest cover for Computer World digital! The feature stories is about BYOD( bring your own device) invasion. IOS, a closed system, is traditionally a standard which cooperate IT believes it can rely on. Now that more and more employees are bringing in their own Android phones and tablets, companies are seeking a way to cope with the fragmented and open-sourced system which is commonly thought to be dangerous, difficult and costly for corporate IT to manage.
How often do one get paid to blow things up (on paper)? Big thanks to AD Steve Sauer!
Sorry for falling off the face of earth for a while- I have been working on some really exciting projects which unfortunately won’t come out until nest year. In the mean time, here is my latest cover for PLANSPONSOR! For those of you who follow me, you can probably tell by now that I sneak in every opportunity to draw fish and water. Recently someone asked me about this preference and I gave it some thoughts. I think I love drawing things that allows much stretch of stylization and design but still recognizable for what it is. Everyone of us can have our own drastically different ways to interpret waves but none of us can be wrong.
This piece was one of the 8 selected into Society of Illustrators 56 Annual exhibit and book, I will do a post about all the pieces that have gotten in one of these days…Mega thanks to AD SooJin!
Victo Ngai to speak at ICON8 in July. GOLD. GOLD. GOLD .GOLD. SILVER. SILVER. GOLD. Prepare to be wowed by the amazing body of work of this award hoarding illustrator, and follow your dreams to Portland.
I will be speaking at ICON8 in Portland next year! It will be super fun, have you gotten your tickets yet?