Saturday, 31 December 2011

Swatch Love Collection 2012

Sincere thanks to Sebastien for giving me many chances to work with Swatch.
Gaetano, Curt and Antonia in Swatch Headquarter and HK office.
I wish you like my ideas, to love and to be loved.
Happy New Year to all of you.
Please remember to love the people, and our nature too : )

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Gift books

I really like books as X'mas gifts. I worked in YMCA last X'mas. All of us wrote what we hoped to receive on paper, and exchanged the paper with secret colleague. I only wrote 'A book at Kubrick', and let my colleague to choose any. It will be more exciting to me to receive the gift and more time consuming (haha) to my colleague. And, I hope the colleague could go to Kubrick, and visited the bookfair which I helped to organize there as well :)

Thanks Garming who saw my rabbit and Garlong the Banksy. Both of you were so confident I'd love it. Yeah, I am and I love you both too~ thanks so much and I really hope I will be in HK next year..when you both will be there...I have been waiting for years...but disappointed year by year...

Fuuuuuuuu

I am freezing at Stonehenge when you see this post...

Monday, 26 December 2011

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Merry X'mas to my HK friends

I am sure the cards have not arrived HK yet...
Sorry for being late and I could not post the cards to all of you.
Let me do another design and I will mail to others of you.

Friday, 23 December 2011

Before X'mas

大家的聖誕祝福、街上的聖誕佈置和電視上鼓吹節日慶祝的廣告令我有意識到自己今年會在外地度過聖誕。今是不是第一次長居海外,但在香港以外過聖誕真是我的第一次。

自從2年前皇室堡“Magical KaKa Factory” 誕生之後,我期後每年便是靠KaKa為我計算我成為插畫師的大約年資。雖然之前還是地鐵、黃頁等projects,不過KaKa是我第一個大型project,可以讓自己的故事和插畫包裝整個有名氣的商場。雖然最後outcome較期望的商業味道濃了很多,但是我很珍惜是次創作我機會,真的要謝謝KittyYvonneJoey和其他在背後很努力的同事。

聖誕setup之前3個多月每天放工後做artwork、畫畫、跟大家Skype開會……每分鐘在電腦前面看著自己的畫和mockup。當看到商場上所有佈置完工之後我是沒有太大感覺的。我發現的只有出錯了的artwork、某些佈置被人移位或損壞了……然後我要準時出席記者訪問,及於在2星期內完成自己在商場的個人插畫展,一切我都麻木了。

最開心的是朋友放工到G127(展覽位置)探我時,一起到橫街買車仔麫和貢茶時,大家發現掛在皇室堡,印有KaKa甜品的許願卡被車仔麪店店員排到他們的汽水機上面,成為車仔麫店的裝飾。聖誕完結後,皇室堡的KaKa佈置亦給換掉。在屯門生活的朋友告訴我她在巴士上看見KaKa的大裝飾牌被放在雜貨店門口作裝飾。嘩!我看見他們對KaKa作品的反應,比我在商場看見更興奮。很高與你們為作品加上更多意義,因為創作不是純粹為個人以出發的。

在倫敦的一個lecture上面,學生分組討論。同組有來自Fine ArtIllustrationDesigner Maker的同學。Fine Art同學不喜歡我和另一位Illustration同學。他說Illustrators只是為了錢而創作的人。他說Fine Art才是真正可以放棄錢,去改變大家思想行為的「偉人」。

我沒有跟「偉人」辯論,我只跟大家說不論大家做甚麼,創作動機都是希望透過作路品去表達一些意思,只是大家的手法不同。期後「偉人」不停強調畢業展如何向學校討贊助,如何讓多些client去看他的作品,給他commission……

今年的project是關於自然氣候、人和愛,看了一些有關氣候變化的書和參加了一個有關氣候問題的工作坊。「地球叔叔生病了」,我們都知道,亦知道要一起面對……我不是「偉人」要去改變大家的行為思想。每個人來自不同背景,不同的國家歷史、生活模式,對每件事,無論跟藝術有關與否,都會因價值觀不同而作出不同反應。就像KaKa甜品許願卡出現在車仔麪店一樣,許願卡的用途不同了。

很感激自己有多次出國旅行/生活的機會,去了解不同國家文化。因為香港曾經是殖民地,我這年代的香港人沒有濃厚的國家主義。我們不會像瑞典國王生日,到廣場揮動國旗,排隊為國王獻花慶祝。自己曾經羨慕外國有這樣的情景,曾經感歎自己的城市沒有。

跟英國朋友外出,我們會各自準備午餐。他們的民族主義很強,他會不悄我手上起源於美國的麪包,說那些是來自法國的,那些是中國的……他們認為香腸放在冷的酥餅中是美味的傳統英國食物。嘲笑中國的五行思想、把弄我不適應英國天氣而變得乾燥的手和頭髮。我唯有向他介紹當地的收費公厠、不便利的交通系統和散慢的工作態度亦是他們的傳統文化。不過我確信每個城市都有值得欣賞的人和事。我們會尋找合適自己生活的地方,像季候鳥。

我們不能改變城市和大家的思想,但我們可以靈活地將眼前的事物重新思考,去配合自己的生活環境,賦與另一種意義,成為合自己口味的「三餸車仔麪」,多變和融洽,這是我我城市背景文化。祝聖誕快樂。

Reading week - 5

This collected different interviews with Charles Schulz.
I read it because of my Charles Brown's moleskine.
I'd like to know the background of the creative.

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Reading week - 4

These are very helpful for you to understand illustrators from 16th century to now,
especially the second one, which is really informative

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Reading week - 3

It is a book for adult, if they really interested to understand the world.
The Little Prince must be friend with Nadia, thanks the pilot.

Friday, 16 December 2011

Reading week - 2

Don't just criticize why they are famous...
please see what they have done to the society, and to themselves.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Reading week - 1

My reading week started, actually everyday is reading day in London.
Received message from you, asking how to draw better and
and if there is any good illustration institution...
I have no idea...just draw and draw and draw, to think and to feel.
Maybe these 2 books are helpful to beginners :)

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Dear rabbits

I created all of you within 2 days.
I'm looking at you in my bed every morning, and thinking how to nurture you.
Writing you stories and bring you up.
I sincerely hope you can last for a long time, no matter I am here or not.
Time is running short, but I'll do my best to you :)

Thursday, 8 December 2011

New form

I enjoyed looking at Kunihiko Moringa's works,
he showed a new fashion form

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Friday, 2 December 2011