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Riot Kiss – illustration

Here is a couple of illustrations I was asked to create recently.

Above is a process video from start to finish. Quite a lot of layering with custom brushes and scanned ink textures.

Mangham Gaxiola website design

Singapore’s Local Independence Agency Of The Year – Mangham Gaxiola wanted a new website to announce their move to a charming little conservation shophouse that was first TCM clinic and institute in Singapore. Inspired by its Chinese heritage, we created a website that blends both East and West, and told their story.
The website is built with a simple yet interactive “moving particles” symbolizing the power of creative collaboration.

www.manghamgaxiola.com

Agency: Mangham Gaxiola
Creative Partner: Robert Gaxiola
Copywriter: Geraldine Oh, Erika Choo
Web designer: Andrey Danilov
Web developer: Make Studios

To see particles in action check out the video below or go straight to the website.

New Capoeira Hangzhou identity, bag and T-shirt design

Things were pretty busy for the last week around here, despite my graduation work and thesis I’m still able to find some free time for personal projects, like this one over here. I’m stocked to unveil this totally new Capoeira Hangzhou identity, and a T-shirt design.

First, I spent a couple of days sketching out capoeira moves and looking for the one that suits capoeira most of all in my point of view. The Freedom – that’s the feeling I wanted to show in my design, the freedom of movement that capoeira gives you.

Since we are doing capoeira in China, I though it would be great to use some traditional painting medium, like Chinese Ink. Ink is a lot like capoeira, it’s fluid but on the other hand is very solid and strong. With both of them you have to develop a great control in order to achieve a beautiful result. It took me a while to recollect the skills they taught me during the Chinese Calligraphy class at school and here is what I came up with:

Some initial sketches and movement studies:

The main design:

After I developed the new design, me, Camisa Preta & Baboon borrowed some silkscreen equipment at China Academy of Art and started the print run. The whole printing process took us 2 days.

Camisa Preta holding our design:

Baboon preparing the silkscreen:

Washing the silkscreen:

High pressure cleaning:

Final check:

Making sure everything is neat and clean:

Baboon installing the screen:

Bringing in the color:

Printing in progress:

The first bag is ready:

Baboon resting:

Camisa Preta wrapping a bunch of freshly printed posters:

Design Marathon (Day 13)

I went a bit off the track with my Design Marathon thing. I was so happy doing all the personal projects, that almost completely forgot about my Thesis and Final Graduation Project for school. Well, first things first, it took me a while to get the Thesis correct and to execute an idea for the Graduation Project (which I’ll post in the nearest future). Now, however, when I have more free time I want to continue with the “D.M.”.

The 13 day was the day of sketching. I spent an afternoon watching various capoeira rodas and quickly sketching capoeira moves with a Chinese ink. All of these sketches were made under 20 sec.

Design Marathon (Day 10)

Back to After Effects. Today I made this funky text reveal using real ink flows.
Music by: Midicronica.

for Akira Kurosawa

Here is my small tribute for a great Japanese filmmaker – Akira Kurosawa. That’s been a while since I came up with an idea for this poster, however today, seems like a perfect day for executing it. Happy 103 birthday, Kurosawa-san!

The poster was made around the “7 Samurai” anime.

Click to open it full screen: