[type] for a sunny day

August 23, 2012 § 1 Comment

Exploration of the day was to try turning my handwriting (uppercase) into a font.

“Sherbert” because that’s what a theatre studies & drama teacher nicknamed me back in VJC. He had the loveliest British accent, and we would recognise it with a jolt when the BMW ads were screened in cinemas.

I cheated though. All I did was make the letters into vectors for now, which I’m sure will give strict typophiles the heebeejeebees. Was just curious to see how it would work initially. Know that there’s tons to do and refine if I really want to make a font (not even going to try for an actual typeface yet) and have to start reading up.  Suggestions on books / sites / programmes are always welcomed.

Snapped this with hipstamatic a year back when I was headed down the stairs from Old School for my lunch break. Singapore’s sun is unforgiving, but photographs like a handsome matriarch.

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[school] A.

June 6, 2010 § 1 Comment

A short animated collage I worked on last year for my digital imaging class. You start with 2 print images – 1 black-and-white, 1 colour. Mine, I ripped out from trusty Catalog; it never fails to deliver!

Next, you describe the 2 images in 15 adjectives, and based on that list, come up with starting ideas.

Follow the rabbit / jump down the rabbit hole
Chase the elusive dream/  Let your imagination go

Then after doing some research, you’re suppose to storyboard and create characters.



The next step is a killer: Collaging each frame in Photoshop.  You can only use material from those 2 images (which are photocopied 10 times over, resulting in various states of clarity), and each frame has to be put together individually. That amounted to over 800 different frames.

I’m not sure if I wept tears of joy when I finished the last frame, but I do remember pulling an all-nighter because it was easier to keep track of the frames that way. So I was glued to my computer screen till my eyes hurt. And I had to stuff a pillow under my elbow because it got sore from clicking “cmd+shift+s” too many times. Haha. Toughen up, wimpy elbow.

Next step: Sound effects.  Jonny helped me with that, which meant a lot of weird (but useful!) sounds were coming out from the sound booth.

And finally, everything was collated to create:

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UPDATE . Jun 18
Catalog Magazine post a link to this on their facebook page!

CATALOG MAGAZINE We are flattered when we actually inspire you guys, and are happy all our hard work gets appreciated! Shermeen was inspired by one of our covers when she worked on her school assignment and conceived a pretty spiffy montage.

früjch me baby one last time

June 30, 2008 § 2 Comments

The last poster I did for früjch. Feeling the definition of bittersweet. Always thought it was a sappy word, but am feeling it now…Sappy me.

This poster began as wanting to do something colourful to cap off the final day of früjch and being visually-loud enough….

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Ah yes, the title “Früjch Me Baby One Last Time” is courtesy of JonnyBaBonny once again, from the ever-surviving (what did Shal say Trent called her again?….Ah yes,) Brit-Brit.

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