World of Tomorrow

https://dovga.com/video/5817/world-of-tomorrow Another animation in a unique style–a bit on the longer end. I particularly enjoyed their use of composition, colour, and form to communicate with some pretty bare character designs. The strong geometry throughout the piece reminds me of the “ugly” animation in how they don’t shy away from using the basic building forms as…

op-ed: i hate portfolio websites

Ah yes, the never-ending project of the personal website. It continues to be a mystery to me how some people can actually be proud of their website–mine has always been an endless source of discontentment; a frustration; a mild sense of shame. Lately I have been forced to revisit mine as I started to consider…

Exercising Creativity

Our Psychology of Happiness class had an assignment where we had to exercise one of our personal strengths in a completely new way daily. One of the days I took a white pen to a used coffee cup and doodled a scene. The exercise for me was less about the creative action as much as…

Meme Culture Hits Runways

Last week was Fashion Week in Paris, and the runway saw enormous, colourful ball gowns, plastered with bold statements such as “Leave me alone,” “Sorry I’m late I didn’t want to come,” “No,” and “I’m not shy I just don’t like you.” While these elaborate works (by designers Viktor Horsting and Rold Snoeren) are not…

The Cultural Gap of Tattoo Aesthetics

Recently I’ve been experiencing what I call “tattoo fever” (otherwise known as my mother’s least favourite cousin of “baby fever”)—which is to say I’ve been making Pinterest boards and following hashtags on Instagram. In my many efforts to collect hypothetical designs that I considered representative of my own sense of aesthetics, I’ve realized that my…