Does the Korean and English word chocolate carry the same feeling?
Nothing crazy to report back on. Just went bowling twice in a row and won at least twice. I’m not saying I’m any good, but I did win. The bowling ally was pretty much a club feel to it which was pretty funny.
So I realized that maybe I should take more pictures of ‘normal’ things from day to day. I haven’t really done that and I think it’d be more interesting. In general I haven’t taken as many pictures as I thought I would. However once you get settled into any place it becomes less crazy and more normal. So the urge isn’t there.
As far as life goes its pretty stable. Nothing to crazy. After month 3(?) the crazy times have stopped and I’m now an old person. Highlight being I bought some shoes although they are awesome shoes. Monday-Friday is pretty much the same old thing every day. This is not a complaint just saying nothing out of the ordinary happens. Just go to work, sure kids do weird things there but beyond that it’s pretty norm.
However last weekend I did go to Caribbean Bay which is a water park in Yongin with my friend. There’s another one called Ocean world that is supposedly better though. At least that’s what the kids say(what do they know). It was pretty fun but also super duper crowded. I was there for about 5 hours and only rode 2 rides. After waiting over an hour for a 1 minute long ride I stuck to the wave pool for the rest of the time. Granted The wave pool was pretty fun. Overall it was fun. It got really hot and Ive wanted to go swimming forever so it worked out.
I’m still very interested in Korean alphabet and how you can work with it This is pretty clever. Also Ive found that Korea is really artsy or at least chic. There are some Creative things out there and plenty of events to go see. One of my favorite places to go atm is Hyehwa (혜화) because of the questionable tacos, but also because in the Subway and around the area they have a bunch of sweet posters. I’ll have to take a picture of one next time I go.
On my personal design front, quite a few projects have trickled in over this past week. I have nothing now but next week I’ll have an update of something to show!
So what good news. I do not have to install RoR again! yaaay! Instead I am using cloud 9. There I uploaded all my files and can work on the correct environment from there. So that’s pretty awesome.
I haven’t made anything new so I don’t really have a anything to show :(. There should be a poster being made sometime soon. Also at the end of the month I’m going to Japan!
So it should be a fun month. Saturday is a water park then 2 weeks from now I want to see a car race over in Inje, then off to Japan the 3 days after that. i don’t have anything planned for two weekends from now. There was the mud festival but I decided to not to go. Sure it probably would be fun, but just wasn’t feeling it!
Also check out leewaystudio something big is coming out of here sometime soon!
It’s fourth of July! I have nothing planned.
It’s seriously nuts how fast time goes by. Or at least things that happened recently feel ages ago. It seems like an eternity since I arrived here. All the memories kind of blend together. It’s only been 5 months. It’s been 13 week since I went to Taipei and it feels like last year. I went hiking last weekend and I honestly forgot it was only 7 days ago. I went to Jeju 5 months ago, talk a bout a century.
It feels like has a lot has changed and it really hasn’t. Well maybe it has. Either way there’s a lot of stuff that’s happened. Nothing crazy either. I’ve calmed down in the last few months!
On the creative side of things I haven’t done much. I’m sticking with my own card design that I showed last week. I’m also going to do a pretty decent overhaul on my site.
It is pretty outdated. There are also a number of elements that need/should be changed. Only problem is I have to install Rails on my laptop now. Still don’t regret making it with RoR but, uggggggggh. So eventually there should be some new changes coming to the site.
Check out ahn graphics these people make a lot and it is all very interesting. My favorite thing to see is how the manipulate Korean. I was wondering for a while now about how you can get creative with the script. I saw one example on the subway once, but ahn graphics has a lot of examples. Not to mention just some great work!
I have also just made another set of business cards.
And this is an invite that was originally in the last post.
Until next time!
It’s pretty crazy how fast life goes! It seems like yesterday since I was lost on. As I went to look at my last post I just knew that it was around 2 weeks ago. No idea where all the time is going!
Went hiking in Seoraksan aka 설악산 this weekend. Destroyed my legs! It was about a 9 hour hike up and down the mountain.
Either way I have started working on my card a bit. Here is what I have so far.
Also I know you want to see pictures from this weekend.
I will update this in the AM!
I am still alive! So it has been 4 months! Time has really flown by. It seems like an eternity since I first got here. Seems like forever since I moved to Seoul even just 3 weeks ago!
There has been a lot happening in these last couple of months. I have been really busy here. One day I’ll sit down and update on what has happened. Not today though. One thing that was noticeably different though between when I came here in 2011 and when I got here this year was I I haven’t been as shocked by everything I see now. 2011 everything was new and so strange and different. Now it is still amazing but I figured 5 years would wipe away any familiarity I had with everything. Nope.
That’s not to say I know anything. I still have no idea where to eat (for the most part) and I don’t have some all encompassing knowledge of Seoul much less the entire country. It’s just seeing things I thought were A.Hilarious B.So novel when I first saw them hasn’t happened. I haven’t had that “OMG” moment I first did.
Honestly I haven’t done as much designy stuff as I had wanted to. It has only been recently where things have slowed down that I’m getting back into a good o’l schedule. Either way here is some things I have made!
On an update on the turtle site is that I did manage to finish it!
Fun invitation I made for a Bridal shower Possible logo idea. I think it has potential to be used in a lot of ways. Including creating fun sets ^^!
Now three random pictures!
Until next time! Lets go Pens! Winning the cup!!!!~~
The NHL all star game was surprisingly actually entertaining to watch. On the same note the branding for the whole event was out of this world.
check out fanbrandz and their awesome write up about it.
I have still been working on the turtle race site and have gotten a decent bit of it finished. I’m finally free to work on projects for theses next couple weeks so hopefully I get close to finishing it soon.
I ended up finishing a poster earlier last week.
So the Penguins are going through a rough patch. They changed coaches but I think they definitely look better. Also Crosby is back so that is exciting. He’s lighting the lamp right now and its great to watch!
What have I been working on you ask? Well stuff obviously. I did an overhaul of the turtle racing site. It looks much more friendly and is way cooler. I started writing it out earlier this week! So hopefully there should be some gains in the next week or so.
I also made a couple drawings for when the Pens played the Kings and Capitals this past December.
It may or may not have been inspired by political cartoons.
For and added bonus here is a page out of my sketch book. Something I know we all cared about so much. I’ve been using it alot more so I think it is relevant to show something from it.
I also went on a semi photo trip last Sunday. In terms of pictures it was a total bust, but it was still a pretty good time so no regrets! I also have started using my Rolleiflex which is pretty darn cool. $33 for 5 rolls of film seems pricey but I guess it really isn’t considering it was $20 for just 20 shots for my Polaroid! Either way I’m shooting money, so I’m trying to be really careful what I spend it on.
I’ll have some more stuff to show you next week. Until then watch the best video of 2014.
I made this for a Crossfit gym up in Long Island check it out here.
Both parties are happy with how it turned out. So that’s good. Are there things I would want to change? Absolutely, but I believe it works for the system as is. Also if you want to count small victories I’m pretty happy with hoe the illustration for the shoe turned out!
I heard around the grape vine that people want to see pictures that I’ve taken. Well, I’ll give you one. It was also my last day of class yesterday!
I’m actually a huge fan of this one. It’s printed out and sitting next to me right now in fact.
Lastly here is a sneak peak of what I’m working on now.