Sunday, November 1, 2009

Pawpack l 2008

Pawpack is the second version of the PalPack picture font. However, this version is predominantly focused on animals. All the fonts are silhouettes of the left sides of the animals. The most challenging aspect of Pawpack was to make each character appear to be a different animal that viewers can easily recognize. In addition to the animal characters, other characters related to animals were included so that users can create more intriguing compositions using only this picture font.

Symbloc l 2007

Picture fonts have the ability to convey messages and meanings. Most of the time, each symbol provokes a single meaning. However, the purpose here was to create fonts that would individually provoke several feelings or meanings.These feelings or meanings come from the viewers’ differing ideologies. Each character can generate a wide range of emotions including humor, sarcasm, optimism, and so forth. In addition, Symbloc was created to require no explanation for its use.

Palpack l 2007

The inspiration for Palpack came from universally recognized symbols that are part of our daily routines. To create these designs, finding a standard proportion that would help unify the set was first and foremost. Unifying the set included incorporating enough positive and negative space into each design. This idea of unity is a key aspect of picture fonts; just being recognizable symbols is not enough. These symbols must also be standardized to appear as if they are from the same font.

SunBurst l 2007

At a glance, creating repeated vector shapes and rotating them might appear simple, but in reality, the process is demanding. More than 200 shapes were experimented with in order to come up with 90 characters for SunBurst, a motif ornament-style font with a contemporary look. The font itself is rather versatile and can be used individually or collectively. SunBurst can be applied into patterns for wallpaper or even wrapping paper.

Picture Font l PI

Some of my most impressive work involve creating picture fonts such as Sunburst, PalPack, Symbloc, PawPack, Arronts, SpeakUp, and RetroTraveller. There are 96 characters in each font, but I experimented with more than 200 shapes in order to come up with the quality that I am satisfied with. All of the fonts are distributed worldwide by T.26 Digital Type Foundry Company. The picture fonts are versatile and can be combined or manipulated to allow the user to communicate his or her message visually. For instance, I like to experiment with the fonts by mixing characters with each other to create an infinite amount of new patterns or shapes for the desired purpose. I consider picture fonts as a bridge between aesthetics and utility and as a method of visual communication that can be understood on a global level, transcending the boundaries of language.

Busaba Eathai l 2007

These graphics were created for Busaba Eatha, a well-known, modern Thai restaurant located in London. The goal was to modernize the original Thai motifs and to find proper ways of arranging them. The graphics were initially created by Tomato, a design firm in London, that eventually desired an authenthic touch. This picture font was created and designed for decorative purposes and can be manipulated to create an infinite amount of new patterns or shapes.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

CMYK Screen Printing

I combines 3 images in photoshop and screen printing them. My condition for CMYK is I never get exactly the same color in each print. First, I was really upset but later on I love all this randomness color! It make an intriguing feeling.

My first Screen Printing

My first screen printing project took me 10 hours in a day! Even it was painful, standing there for all day, lined each colors up and overlay everything exactly right the same spot, mixed all the colors, cleaned screen. There was too many problem happened. However, later on it gave me an incredible outcome. I made hot and cold color tone. I used only 3 colors in each print by overlap the layers. The outcome look like I've got 5 colors. It's amazing that I got more colors out of only 3. That's really make me feel soothe.

Theater Poster l No Man's Land

Luba Lukova is an visiting artist for GD MFA students. We designed the poster for promote the play name "No Man's Land" by Harold Pinter. This play is a mysterious conversation between two men. They talk about their life by mixing between reality and imagination together.

Textuality l 365 Starry Nights

My Textuality Assignment, to Create a poster using some of the data about the book on amazon. Using visual and typography to reflect and tell the story about this book. Experiment with type. Use a grid and typography in a beautifully way.

365 Starry Nights, the book I chose. I used the format of 365 days in calender and then applied them as a grid for the word review this book from amazon. I broke the words out by a letters and follow the structure of calender. I created two contrast grid between rigid structure and the random character of sky.

Here is another design for this book. I used the radial form of constellation as a grid and inform the most words in this book "concordance". Taking related words and separating them by different fonts, this pattern also refers to the stars map as well.

Repurpose l lasetic Herbarium


Our second project for GD MFA is to created artwork for Exhibition in reprposes theme. Students will submit their projects to Kenneth FitzGerald for this exhibition. This project is very wide. It could be either reusing ideas, methodologies, theories, principles, texts) as well as material repurposing (physical stuff).

I came up with the idea of repupose of plastic bags. I cut up them by hand into vines in graphic form then layered them together. This piece can act as a literal shield to the sun as window blinds while crating playful shadows that mimic actual shadows from nature, like those from a tree.

By cutting up many plastic bags, I discovered the random beauty of different types of plastic, such as transparent, opaque and moving. I reused plastic bags in order to make people think and ultimately find ways themselves to reuse materials.


Our first design assignment in GD MFA class is "Swatches". We are all using this project as a tool to introduce and express ourselves in term of design background and interest in visual form. I represent graphic forms in shapes, lines, typography, pattern and icon express my own background and interest in two and three-dimensional perspective. This swatch was one of my few experiment project that I haven't had much chance to work on. It was fun and very interesting for me, a person who normally work in two dimensional form in illustrator. I'm surprisingly starting get out of a box now.

Friday, October 30, 2009

New Chapter!

I realize that it has been forever I haven't done anything for my blog. So I am starting to update this blog as it is a new chapter of my life. I'm here in Baltimore, United State. I'm working on my Masters of Graphic Design at Maryland Institute College of Art. I'm here for experience.

Worked for Cadson Demak, a graphic design company based in Bangkok, for several years has taught me a lot about the entire process of designing and to creating unique designs that can be understood on a global level, transcending the boundaries of language.

However, I want to experience and learn something new. After traveling for a few months over the last summer, I realized how much more there is in the rest of the world. While work experience and education are very different, they're also very similar in Thailand due to the culture. I believe that MICA would give me a chance to learn more about my interest in graphic design from a well-known art school as well as an opportunity to learn more about the rest of the world.