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Interview with Allen Chiu: Creator Of The Font From The Movie ‘Warm Bodies’. 

A colleague of mine, Allen Chiu (http://allenchiu.com/), was responsible for making the font on the cover of the upcoming movie Warm Bodies

Give us a brief history about your experience with graphic design and how you got to where you are currently at?

My dad got my Photoshop 6.0 when I was in 3rd grade and I did a few really bad raster logos for his business. That was probably my first time attempting to design. When I started making fonts I had pretty much no background in typography and the ones I have out for free are pretty much all tribal types.

Creating free fonts got me interested in type however and when I decided to pursue graphic design I started reading a lot of type books. Paul Soady, an Australian type director has also taught me a lot of what I know in type, design, and art in general.

That’s amazing Allen, your background came from first hand experience. Currently, do you attend school for graphic design as well or do you continue to do it on the side as your own business?

I go to Syracuse University for communications design, which is close to graphic design. I’m not even really sure what the difference is. I applied to Art Center College of Design for photography, and the rest of my schools I put down graphic design as my intended major, but when I was reading the list of majors at Syracuse, communications design sounded cool so I put that down. Turns out, Syracuse ended up being the most affordable option so I guess I’m gonna be a communications designer!

That sounds like you got the best of both worlds in a sense! Everyone is really happy about your opportunity in making the font for the movie ‘Warm Bodies’. How did that opportunity come about for you? It’s inspiring to know college students doing big things.

I wasn’t actually a college student when the opportunity came about. It was junior year of high school I think and I had my fonts up online for free and occasionally I’d get contacted for commercial use. The poster company, BLT Communications, contacted me to purchase a license and I had no idea who they were at the time so I barely charged anything.

That is really nice to hear, we hope this this leads to more opportunities in the future!

I’ve gone 3D

This morning I woke up to this fantastic surprise, all thanks to the talented, Zubair Parkar (http://cine4D.tumblr.com). 

This could not have come at a better time. The logo is a representation of a new level that I’ve reached in these past few months. I’ve taken Solstice to another dimension, not by just the quality of work, but also the opportunities I have found. Being agency represented is one of those new opportunities.

I’m excited to see where I will take my brand going forward over the next few months and the coming years, perhaps to even greater dimensions. 

So thank you for this, Zubair, this is incredible!  


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The Art of Design: The Arc Hotel

“If you happen to be curious about what the future home of your grandchildren might look like, take a glance at Remistudio’s concept hotel called The Ark. Russian architect, Alexander Remizov, is the mastermind behind the project, he believes that his floating “slinky,” which can hold up to 10,000 people can have multiple uses, including a safe house for disaster relief. The prototype’s main materials are timber, steel ,and high-strength ETFE plastic and it is built to handle land and/or water.” - Steve Quinn
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The Art of Design: The Arc Hotel

“If you happen to be curious about what the future home of your grandchildren might look like, take a glance at Remistudio’s concept hotel called The Ark. Russian architect, Alexander Remizov, is the mastermind behind the project, he believes that his floating “slinky,” which can hold up to 10,000 people can have multiple uses, including a safe house for disaster relief. The prototype’s main materials are timber, steel ,and high-strength ETFE plastic and it is built to handle land and/or water.” - Steve Quinn
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The Art of Design: The Arc Hotel

“If you happen to be curious about what the future home of your grandchildren might look like, take a glance at Remistudio’s concept hotel called The Ark. Russian architect, Alexander Remizov, is the mastermind behind the project, he believes that his floating “slinky,” which can hold up to 10,000 people can have multiple uses, including a safe house for disaster relief. The prototype’s main materials are timber, steel ,and high-strength ETFE plastic and it is built to handle land and/or water.” - Steve Quinn
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The Art of Design: The Arc Hotel

“If you happen to be curious about what the future home of your grandchildren might look like, take a glance at Remistudio’s concept hotel called The Ark. Russian architect, Alexander Remizov, is the mastermind behind the project, he believes that his floating “slinky,” which can hold up to 10,000 people can have multiple uses, including a safe house for disaster relief. The prototype’s main materials are timber, steel ,and high-strength ETFE plastic and it is built to handle land and/or water.” - Steve Quinn
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The Art of Design: The Arc Hotel

“If you happen to be curious about what the future home of your grandchildren might look like, take a glance at Remistudio’s concept hotel called The Ark. Russian architect, Alexander Remizov, is the mastermind behind the project, he believes that his floating “slinky,” which can hold up to 10,000 people can have multiple uses, including a safe house for disaster relief. The prototype’s main materials are timber, steel ,and high-strength ETFE plastic and it is built to handle land and/or water.” - Steve Quinn
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Click on the arrows on the side of the image to scroll through the rest.

The Art of Design: The Arc Hotel

“If you happen to be curious about what the future home of your grandchildren might look like, take a glance at Remistudio’s concept hotel called The Ark. Russian architect, Alexander Remizov, is the mastermind behind the project, he believes that his floating “slinky,” which can hold up to 10,000 people can have multiple uses, including a safe house for disaster relief. The prototype’s main materials are timber, steel ,and high-strength ETFE plastic and it is built to handle land and/or water.” - Steve Quinn
ZoomInfo

Click on the arrows on the side of the image to scroll through the rest.

The Art of Design: The Arc Hotel

If you happen to be curious about what the future home of your grandchildren might look like, take a glance at Remistudio’s concept hotel called The Ark. Russian architect, Alexander Remizov, is the mastermind behind the project, he believes that his floating “slinky,” which can hold up to 10,000 people can have multiple uses, including a safe house for disaster relief. The prototype’s main materials are timber, steel ,and high-strength ETFE plastic and it is built to handle land and/or water.” - Steve Quinn

The Alexander McQueen of Technology - Where Fashion Meets Technology

Thanks to Gauri Sharma for sending this in! 

Iris Van Herpen is becoming a huge name in the fashion industry. But what makes her unique, is her ability to fuse various elements in tech with fashion. 

By manipulating technology, she tests the limits of fashion.”

"The fashion commentariat is proclaiming Iris Van Herpen the next Alexander McQueen. With Capriole, her Fall/Winter 2011-12 collection, it’s easy to see why. Revealed at the hyper-exclusive Paris Couture Show this summer, the 27-year-old Dutch fashion designer’s line packed the runway with so many showstoppers — from a tube dress that looked like it was frozen in ice to a frightening minidress crawling with slithery, Medusian coils — it could’ve knocked Anna Wintour’s sunglasses right off her helmet head. As one blogger put it: “Ladies and gentlemen, I think we just found our next fashion legend. HO. LY. SHIT.”

Source: 

http://www.fastcodesign.com/1664834/iris-van-herpen-the-alexander-mcqueen-of-tech-geeks#5

See more images in the link above, as well as her website at http://www.irisvanherpen.com/site/collections/synesthesia

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