To me this class is very useful, not only for the past projects of this class but also for other classes and outside a classroom. It was such a great experience for me to be in this class. I enjoyed doing all the projects. At the beginning of the class everything was new to me and it’s a little bit intimidating. However, I was excited to do the projects, to learn and also to see how they came out at the end. I went through a lot of problems during the projects and they kept me busy. By solving those problems I have learned a lot so far. After this class I will definitely find a chance to learn more and improve my skills.

Lastly, I want to thank Michelle and all classmates for everything I have learned and got from this class. 🙂


It was a great field trip at Museum of Arts and Design. Its exhibitions were very nice, especially the Slash: Paper Under the Knife. I was drawn by many pieces of paper art and surprised by the variety of them. I was amazed at how paper can created such beautiful pieces from books, installations, sculptures to many kinds of art. There were many pieces that I really liked and I couldn’t decide which one was my favorite. I wanted to do a project on every piece so I decided to do an animation on the exhibition and play with its name. I’d like to show the richness and variety of artworks, to let people see what paper can do. So I chose 4 different pieces to represent the variation. For this project, I want to take this chance to practice and use some skills that I have learned from Digital Design class to create this animated banner advertisement.

This is my title animation for Invisible Cities project in Typography II class. For this project I am really thankful for Digital Design class. I had a chance to use some skill that I have learned from this class to create this animation. This helped me a lot since I did not know anything about motion before and I would not know what to do with this project without this class…so thank you!

The city that I chose for this project was Valdrada. The city was built on the shores of a lake by the ancients. People see two cities: one erect above the lake, and the other reflected, upside down. Nothing exists or happens in the one Valdrada that the other Valdrada does not repeat. At times the mirror increases a thing’s value, at times denies it. Not everything that seems valuable above the mirror maintains its force when mirrored. The twin cities are not equal, because nothing that exists or happens in Valdrada is symmetrical. The two Valdradas live for each other, their eyes interlocked; but there is no love between them. (from Calvino’s Invisible Cities)

For me these twin Valdradas are just an illusion. I can not tell which one is more real. They seem to be the same from their appearances and they are supposed to love each other, but actually they don’t.

MTV Animations


MTV has done a lot for its logo animations and commercials from the past. See the evolution of MTV animations. Quite fun, isn’t it?

I Want My MTV Commercial (80’s)

MTV ID – Top Of The Hour (1981-1984)

MTV ID – Chainsaw

MTVSwitch commercial – Chimney Sweep

MTV Select

Herb Lubalin (1918–1981) is best known for his wildly illustrative typography and his groundbreaking work for the magazines Avant Garde, Eros, and Fact.

On view in Cooper Union’s new gallery, the installation includes recent posters, publications, and motion graphics by internationally recognized graphic designers that spotlight an emerging trend toward expressive lettering and typography.

Original sketches, magazines, logotypes, and posters selected from the Lubalin Center Archive will illuminate Lubalin’s influence on contemporary graphic design.

Extract from LUBALIN NOW

I went to see Lubalin Now exhibition at Cooper Union’s new gallery. I think it’s great and inspirational.  For people who love typography I recommend you check it out.

One of my friend sent me the link about Somersault Syndrome. He did some research and wrote about it. This is the first time I’ve ever heard about this syndrome and I think it’s interesting.

Check this out! Facts and Myths about Somersault Syndrome


This is the video montage of Crafts in Chelsea project. The craftiness and friendliness of the fair are still presented in this montage because I want to focus on this quality. Also, I’d like motion pieces in this project (text animation, montage, info page) go together. So, I have added some playful elements in all pieces.