WAS is a research lab that conducts experience-based and site-specific workshops aimed at raising awareness on the relationships between humans and the environment. WAS takes a look at the broken and the overlooked, seeking to revitalize it. Our process consists on documenting human, animal and plant interactions and translating them into calls to action. We work with site-specific materials in our investigations.
Special thanks to: Carolina, Trigo Sean Adams Samantha Fleming Jenny Rodenhouse
Lydia Li Kexin Lin Hengfeng Lu Poppy Su Scarlett Tang Yasser Zhang
See The Unseen
This is a series of my interpretation of German photographer Andreas Gursky’s ideology and philosophy. He manipulates everyday scenes into manmade landscapes through alternate means in order to reveal contemporary sublime and admiration of the nature. Gursky produces work that surpasses the limitations of human eyes in both dimension and quantity, but stays faithful to the minute visual textures and details.
Chit is a pop-up ticket selling service, which provides artisanal “fake tickets” to people who are interested in purchasing and collecting them. We don’t design tickets for future events, but only redesign them for past ones. The “fake” ones are made with different materials, and they can be customized based on your personal preferences and interests. In return for these tickets, we ask for personal stories instead of money. We will collect the stories anonymously for seasonal publication. You can explore other people’s stories and experiences or even secrets in the enclosed books and/or online at chit.com. We want to provide not only a platform for everyone to share their memories, stories and experiences, but also a chance for you to store and revisit moments in your life. Tickets will be collected in another album that contains bits of life, which are valuable and precious to each individual.
Ninth Letter is the award-winning literary arts journal at the University of Illinois, which is produced as a collaborative effort between the Creative Writing Program and the School of Art+Design.
I designed some of the doodle drawings, glyph, the WWA section with Katie Gamble and the spine.
Explore, stay and be local.
Uber has developed their services for both ground and air transportation, but not yet specifically aiming for tourist, which could be a potential audience group. uberguides will not only be a driving service, but comes with guiding service provided by the driver at the same time. 80% of interviewees said they go for Uber when they are not in their home cities and it makes the trip fast and easy. Tourists could be a great opportunity for Uber to expand their business, and they could collaborate with local travel agency.
Uber Guides will be a simple and friendly tool to use whenever and wherever the customers need a tour. The riders will have a fun experience with the local driver (and tour guide) exploring the city with local and original suggestions and recommendations.
Harp Sans is a mono weight san-serif typeface that is good for both display and body copy. It is a clean, functional and rational typeface inspired by Akkurat and DIN.