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The Color Of New York City

It’s the energy. It’s the way people walk, it’s the way people talk. It’s the way people live. You know: In New York, people dress in black all the time.

This quote was from Massimo Vignelli, when he was asked “What makes New York so special?” by Debbie Millman in the Book “How to Think Like a Great Designer”. In the interview, Massimo kept mentioning that people living in New York dress in black all the time. In his opinion, black is an intangible color, and the mind color, which can fit in the city all the time no matter which area you are in. 

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Typeface One by One: Miller

Typeface One by One is a side project that was carried out by my friend, Lynn Lin and I. We wanted to practice using different typefaces or introducing the typefaces that we didn’t know or not familiar with to gain more knowledge about the huge world of typeface and typography. I think the relationship between typeface and a designer is really similar to ingredients and a chef: the more you know, the more chances you can deal with different situation by using different typefaces. 

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About Starting Your Design Career

This Monday, I volunteered for AIGA SF event “Career Path in Design” which was a group meeting for people to discuss with speakers and ask them questions. The meeting separated people into small groups by different topics such as “Design from Print to Digital”, “How to Start to Be a Freelancer“, and “From Digital to Real Production. The separation gathered people with similar interest together, so that the questions would be very related to what people are concerned about.

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