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moodboard: pastels

I recently started a new project. Creating moodboards is a new method for me but it’s nice to establish aesthetic boundaries when you’re still in the raw stages of a branding project. I spend so much time collecting images on tumblr, flickr, pinterest, etc. that I figured these accounts should put to good use as reference material instead of just-another-image-collection.

Image sources: blue dress, watercolor, girl with popsicle, feeling feminine, praia piquinia, wallpaper, love print.

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Wang Zhi Hong Book Design

Taking a break to write in here over the designs I’ve run into lately. I’ve been on a bit of a book design high as of late. I ran into the designs of Wang Zhi Hong a few weeks ago and became enamored with his simple layering and minimal use of color.

A Drop of the Hard Stuff

Ways of Seeing (read this freshman year of university, changed my life)

The Ten Directions are but One Thought

A Clock-work Orange

After seeing a lecture of Chipp Kidd on how he approaches book design, something that he said stuck with me. While much is to be gained by e-books: ease, convenience, portability, something is definitely lost: tradition, a sensual experience, the comfort of thingy-ness, a little bit of humanity. This to me explains why e-readers are lacking in the things that matter to me: the experience of page turning, measuring your progress, flipping through the thickness of the book, etc. (and also why i prefer my magazines as solid page-turners and not as websites).