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I really like seeing my work converted to a more usable format, so this old graphic from a previous internship really pleased me. I worked on it for weeks, and was kind of saddened that it ended up all green, since I did work a lot on the color scheme. But, here’s what Advertisements

Abstract Not really sure what counts as abstract art, because I could never pay enough attention when it came to art history. It’s been a while since I’ve written here, and I’m really hoping to keep this blog going. Just came back from the Grand Canyon– I’ll be parsing through pictures for the next few…

renewal

Renewal The concept of renewals has been on my mind a lot this winter break, since I’ve been spending all this free time catching up on “media” (see watching TV until the wee hours of the morning). All my favorite shows are from the past (I didn’t want to say cancelled because then it sounds like it…

Enthusiasm… 50 years later

Enthusiasm I have a friend who loves history; she’s the kind of person who just knows what’s going on in APUSH and can argue with a teacher, while I feel like I’m floating in and out of consciousness when we’re talking about Alexander Hamilton. I love history, but it just doesn’t come easily to me. Despite…

take it easy

Relax I rarely talk about myself (when it doesn’t pertain directly about graphic design) on this blog, but I’m excited to announce that I’m done with the college admissions process and even more pumped for my next four years at WashU! I am suddenly so grateful for all the events I’ve missed in the three-and-a-half years,…

manipulation creates martyrs

Martyr I love my subscription to Time like any other person, but there’s something about getting the 100 Most Influential Images of All Time edition that fascinated me. It’s old yet high-quality photos with context and photographers’ statements. What interested me most was probably Saigon Execution, because it made Nguyễn Văn Lém (right) a martyr when I saw it, even…

PLUR makes chaos mello

Chaotic There’s something so amazing about concerts. Everyone has the enthusiasm of someone at a sporting event (or more), and you’re all there supporting the same person. I went to see marshmello last night, and it was such an energetic show. I spent the past two days making the helmets, and they were a hit. I…

sweet, sour and a little salty

Tart I could be describing orange chicken, but I think that’s one of the grossest dishes on the face of the earth. Instead, I’m talking about Taylor Swift. She’s been out of the spotlight for the most part, and I commend her for that. After years of incessant touring (but please come back to Atlanta…

too confident?

    Lofty I can’t seem to muster up the optimism from the last post since the election. Instead of words from me, I present the works that I would inevitably have referred to. When I finish my newspaper column on my post-election thoughts, I’ll make a new post for it or include it here. Also,…

rock the vote

Second Thoughts So I voted on Friday, racing against the clock to make the 7PM cutoff time, and it’s really just helped me ease my fears. I know my one vote is hardly one to make a difference, but I’ve been slowly learning for years the importance of voting. While I’m an ardent supporter of one,…

homebase

Base This picture had me thinking about home a lot. Yes, because the player’s standing on home base, but also how this was one of my last photo assignments for my school paper (I’m now the editor), and how much time I’ve spent at school. Everything is coming in waves and I’m just glad to have…

command-c

Copycat Of the 8 or so pieces I made for a “design principles” assignment in my AP Photo class, this has been the most successful. I’m honestly surprised, because it was so inspired by Flume’s album cover, but people loved the simplicity and symmetry of it. I scanned an image from a Sotheby’s catalogue, cropped it so…