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中國設計師眼中的香港

中國設計師眼中的香港

早兩天開始在網路瘋傳,在微博以石昌鴻為名的中國平面設計師,據說花了整整兩年時間,將中國三十多個省市融入為圖形字體的設計。

中國設計師眼中的香港

中國設計師眼中的香港

中國設計師眼中的香港

雖然有人批評像航空公司的商標,了無新意,但委實當中也有一些不錯的作品,眼前一亮,以當地具代表性的元素組成的字體圖象,整個系列的風格也頗為統一。

可是當我看到「香港」那一張之時,樹熊食葉之圖立即出現:唔撚係掛?

中國設計師眼中的香港

以電影購物,聲色犬馬等作代表不算大問題,畢竟於許多自由行眼中的香港就「膚淺」得只剩下這些,不過感覺最突兀的是這張的設計放於同一系列中毫不協調,用色的「大膽」,選材的「新穎」,出來的結果非常庸俗,不感懷疑,是香港本身就是這樣的low,抑或只是他人心中很low,又或是他們自己很low?

喬布斯蘋果剪影 理大生承認非原創

關於喬布斯之死,我沒什麼偉論發表,只在社交網絡碎碎念,卻觸動了蘋果迷的神經,所以也不再談下去了,畢竟我是不明白人類的狂熱。

 

 

而本來可堪讚賞的,是當喬布斯離世之後,香港理大生麥朗所創作的致敬作品深受世人激賞,但當我讀到報導所寫,他說:「當然我希望可以令我賺到錢,但我做呢個原本都係貪玩,人哋咁欣賞我,對我來講已經好開心。」不過,他亦不排除日後會申請專利,與蘋果合作推出官方產品,悼念喬布斯。

當時有點不喜歡,但也不以為然,畢竟也許溝通有誤,原意是做好事吧。怎麼今天又看到路透社新聞

Hong Kong design student says Jobs tribute not original

(Reuters) – A Hong Kong design student’s tribute to Steve Jobs that generated a buzz in cyberspace following the death of the co-founder of Apple last week is not original, the teenager said on Monday.

Jonathan Mak, 19, said he was not the first to come up with the design that fits Jobs’ silhouette into the bite of the Apple logo. He was speaking after comments surfaced on Twitter that a U.K.-based designer, known as Raid71 on the web, created the original design in May.

The design posted by Mak on the Internet spread like wildfire in cyberspace on Thursday, just after the passing of Jobs.

It drew hundreds of thousands of posts, and commemorative caps and T-shirts peddled on eBay featured his design. The logo was even used by Hollywood actor Ashton Kutcher as his Twitter profile picture.

Mak, a student at Hong Kong’s Polytechnic University School of Design, acknowledged he was not the original creator of the design but said he did not “rip off” the U.K. designer.

“I still arrived at the solution on my own, and my conscience is still clear, but I’m more than happy to acknowledge the fact that somebody did it before me,” Mak told Reuters.

Like Mak’s design, the UK-based designer fits Jobs’ silhouette into the bite of the Apple logo. But the dimensions and proportions of that design differ from Mak’s logo.

Jobs, who created revolutionary products and reshaped the way the world approaches computing and personal communications, died on Wednesday at the age of 56.

當然,我們亦不妨一讀麥朗自己的解說:

My response to the disputed originality of the Apple/Steve design:

I have broken the unspoken rule of how to reblog on Tumblr by putting my response on top, but I believe it’s necessary for people to see this:

I have indeed been informed by others earlier last night (perhaps even earlier, but I was too overwhelmed by emails to notice) of RAID71’s work.

People have accused me of ripping off photos such as this one, which I have already seen when I did the Google search after having the idea. Whether you take my word for it or not, the visual similarities of these images are irrelevant to the design concept, in my opinion, and do not merit the comparison.

RAID71’s design, on the other hand, does indeed contain the very same idea. Although it is impossible to verify it now that all this happened, I honestly did not come across his work while searching for terms such as “Apple, Steve Jobs, logo, silhouette”. I did my best to ensure that the idea had not been done before

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無論如何,作為設計人,我只推介大家使用 google image search 的以圖找圖,以後發表任何作品前,可先將圖片上載,再讓 google 替你找出類似的圖像,便可當作參考。

將廢紙變作籃球、足球、欖球

將廢紙變作籃球、足球、欖球或石頭,視乎怎樣將紙的背面畫上怎樣的圖案。不費太多心思,只求小聰明,荷蘭設計團隊Trapped in Suburbia所作,將筆記本的每一頁背面印上不同球類的圖案,當人習慣將紙捏成一團後才變成新的長相。Play More More More,最適合那些愛將廢紙簍當入樽和龍門的人來練眼界。

source: today and tommorrow

但我已經到了一個沒有什麼機會用紙的地步了,而有廢紙的站也會以垃圾分類處置之,所以無緣玩了。

只談封面設計,黃凱芹的變幻與林利的從今以後

 

不談音樂,因為只在youtube上零星聽過,搭不上嘴,倒是唱片的封套設計叫我嘴癢難耐,發牙痕,好想講兩句,做乜事呢?

兩位同是貴為八十年代的樂壇前輩,於不少老一輩樂迷心裡留下過美好的回憶之餘,近日也再次推出新的專輯以享新知舊友,實屬美事,然而為何會有這樣的設計呀,莫明奇妙,不要跟我說各花入各眼,好醜無一定。

先說黃凱芹的【變幻】,本來拼貼也不錯,縱然有些像貼紙相風格,但身為主角的黃凱芹由個頭到化裝,以至衣著及姿態全部出事,退地還要退到咁,中間的碟名更唔知想點,將Chris Wong與Changes字玩層層疊?總之就一頭霧水,一定要是長年忠心粉絲才會捧場,畢竟這麼大的變幻一定要有愛心支持。

刻薄一輪,無非只想說明不要讓好歌給封面趕客。

同一例子,林利的【從今以後】本來一張正正經經的影樓相便好,點解要手擺在臉上,托腮不是,掩嘴不是,這不是可愛吧,跟黃凱芹的同一毛病是將當年的青春企圖以衣著髮型帶回廿幾年後,可是風格依舊,人面全非,對比下叫人產生抗拒的心理,絕對不想將兩者與夏蕙姨放在同一系列,但心底裡還是有這樣的聯想。

從今以後,請記得你們的glamour來自年資、唱功與本身的才華。

膚色Pantone

紐約設計師John Smith取自Pantone的意念,化成Tattone的產品,仿紋身的印在軀體之上,標示你身上的膚色,就是這樣的簡單不過,卻可引來浮想聯翩,膚色真的是只有幾種嗎?每個人身上的深淺不一,細微變化,翻開整本Pantone也未必分得清楚。