Thursday, November 26, 2009

Logo Design Assignment

Before I start to talk about my logo sketches, I would give a brief introduction or theory I heard from lecturer about designing logo.

Logo must be:
distinctive /unique
rafted in good aesthetics
add value and meaning
to illuminate
to clarify
persuade or amuse

But soemtimes design logo can be very subjective because we saw before some logo did not fulfill the all the things i stated above, so depends on you
Color choices also limited to three colour choices to use on the logo

There are 4 types of logo:
Workmark Logo ( Text only)
Lettermark Logo(abbreviation + image)
Brandmark Logo (Image only)
Iconic Logo (Image and Text)
Combo Logo

Below are the sketches for one of the assignments that I have been busying doing which is design a Malaysian International Batik Exposition logo.

I try to blend the "canting" tool with flower petals together, to represent batik with the canting tool.

this is just a simply sketch and lecturer somehow like the idea of this...and persuade me to study further on this

Lecturer also like the idea of Rafflesia to represents Malaysia and the postive and negative patterns played on the petals to represents batik.. but i not planning to use this yet because other student have the same idea of using rafflesia...

this is more on fantasy like, feel, but lecturer said I put too much things blend together.. u will find this logo is illusion kind of logo.. got Hibicus, got 2 fishes and also a butterfly.. the reason I did that way is too show different cultures found in Malaysia as we have different races. The fish is somewhat represents the chinese as they like this kind of fishes which i forgot the name. Gold fish? i think.. and Hibicus represent Malaysia and Butterfly can represent Malay batik..and the colour choices is like a mixture or 3 races (red = chinese, yellow = indian, blue = malay?) =.="

this one is my first idea of the logo .. but seems not very batik enough as I actually wanna try to make it look more modern way of batik.

C&C are welcome.


Thursday, November 19, 2009


The first image is my new piece of work hope you all enjoy, done by playing with slow shutter speed and exercise myself with moving the torch light and edit colours and here this is it =)

check out more abt photography on Chik Cak² Manual Station

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Pipit 3rd Anniversary Exhibition

date : 7th November 2009
venue : Annexe , Central Market KL
time : 1.00pm ~ 8.00pm

This time exhibition mainly selling handmade soft toys and exhibit the independent artists' abstract and yet beautiful artworks. They also introduced a Malaysian cultural dance, Indian dance.

Batik @ Pulau Meranti

Last Thursday, my lecturer planned a trip to Pulau Meranti to visit Batik Shop where it also a place to see and introduced us about Malaysian Batik. Batik got use 2 methods to create the patterns on the cloth which are the application of wax with a canting, applying the wax to the fabric include pouring the liquid wax, painting the wax with a brush, and putting hot wax onto pre-carved wooden or copper block (called a cap or tjap) and stamping the fabric.Melted wax (Javanese: malam) is applied to cloth before being dipped in dye. It is common for people to use a mixture of beeswax and paraffin wax.

(Source: Wikipedia)

We paid 60 ringgit for the bus fee and also include the price of the canvas that we used to do batik on the canvas on that day. Quite fun and difficult to adapt the skill as well for newbies like me.

above: my first time paint batik.

the copper block used for stamping

Here's onwards are the professional ones did and their samples...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


This is the final banner design for my sister's blog and below are the first attempt to design her banner blog.
these are the banners i did for my siblings' blog but the last one was shorten as she want fast loading animation.Thus, the front opening was cut check out her blog C&C are welcome

Progress... busy busy!

just left painting and joining the hands after painting...... but busy with assignment already AHHH sigh.. and designing logo and banner for my siblings' blogs =.= post later abt it

C&C are greatly welcome