Tuesday, 28 April 2009

chinese creative industry course


a super cute Chinese animation artist


Monday, 23 March 2009

List of design/art online communities


1, 有關介紹設計師的網頁;

2, 有關設計師的討論區或設計師的新聞區;








3, 有關T-shirt 的討論區或新聞區。






Monday, 16 March 2009

update-interesting new artists' sites

HK based artists network -which found by co-founders in Rotten Tomatoes which has been sold by million dollars in 2004, a popular film reviews site in UK

interesting art project introduced by SXSW¬
cited form the site "The idea for this site originally came out of my own list in my diary, under the very same title: Things I have learned in my life so far. Astonishingly, I have only learned twenty or so things so far. Over the last five years I did manage to publish these maxims all over the world, in spaces normally occupied by advertisements and promotions: as billboards, projections, light-boxes, magazine spreads, annual report covers, fashion brochures, and, recently, as giant inflatable monkeys.

So here I extend this same question to you:

What have you learned in your life so far? What is it that you are fairly sure about? What is it that you believe in by now?
Please do write it down beautifully. Design it digitally, photograph it, draw it, scan it and upload it. Use any media that works for you, paint, sculpture, film…."

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Hats by Stephen Jones at V and A

Today, I read http://dianepernet.typepad.com/diane/.Diane mentioned about HATS An Anthology by Stephen Jones opens at the VandA. Diane Pernet is a influential fashion blogger.
I am not a big fan of fashion, but I am a big friend of hats~
There is a hats exhibition opens in Vand A museum...What a shame I m in China now. Otherwise it would be a must do thing in this month.

more detail about Hats and anthology http://www.vam.ac.uk/microsites/hats-anthology/

P.S Diane's blog is a good blog which the fashionable guys should follow~

Monday, 16 February 2009

Unspoken rule for successful in art and design

There are always some unspoken rules for success in some area. 101 UNSPOKEN RULES FOR SUCCESS claims out 101 unspoken rules in PR arena.

I think there is also a unspoken rule for successful in art and design marketing: networking. Connecting hubs as more as you can. Please not only just work hard on your works, but also work hard on connecting.

Connect the appropriate influential hub--One of Chinese art collectors told me, some of artists always gift him some paintings. The reason why the artists give their works to him is because after gifting him art work, the artist might advertise he/she "xxx collected my art work". The art collector told me that would be a pretty influential advertising in industry, once a famous collectors collect the artist art work, the price of his/her work would be rise immediately.
In fashion industry, alike, once a celebrity wears one fashion designer's clothes, the designer would become famous.

Therefore, my dear talent artists and designers, you should proud of your talent, you should work hard on your work, but please don't ignore to develop your connection with the hubs in your industry.
Marketing your genius via your appropriate hubs would be the efficient way to exposure your talent to the world.

My dear artist and designers, please don't be shame to go to some industrial authorities and say hello to them. Some artists always complained that how they can know some influential person. Actually it won't be that difficult.
In short, 1,exposure your talent before media-(take part of some competitions, join some online/off line social network)
2.find out the hubs in the networks, talk to hub person what you want and what you have-don't be shy!

But meanwhile you have to make sure your ability is good enough! It is the precondition of what I talked above
Good luck ¬I will going to analysis some list of networks for art and design sooner.

Thursday, 12 February 2009

About Michael Peters

Michael, an LCC alumnus, is one of the most celebrated and influential designers in the world. He has pioneered a deep personal commitment to spreading understanding of design as an essential element of business success. Still actively working in the fields of graphics and branding, Michael Peters is an inextricable component of the history of commercial design and fast becoming a legend. Last term he delivered a hugely successful Creative Lives – Creative Partners session where we ran out of time to deal with all the questions. Michael has very kindly offered to come back to do this follow-up session, so don’t miss this extra chance to meet him, and also to get special price signed copies of his book Yes Logo - 40 years of Branding and Design.