Author: jchen305

Weekly updates

I am working on my poster this week.IMG_3333.JPG


Week 8

I started to edit my own typographic designs for my hometown. I decided to do the poster and brochures in bilingual(Mandarin and English). Bilingual allows my target audience easier to read. First of all I found some calligraphy for the name of my hometown in Chinese. The I made my own brushes in photoshop and started designing my typographic. Bellow are some calligraphies I found that are inspired me.

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Week 7

I am very interested in the “I LOVE New York” standard manual which was posted during the class. I took some note from it and found something that can help me to make a better process book. IMG_3055Untitled 2UntitledIn this book, they analysis their target audience very clearly.

Week 6

I did my brochure for Xiamen this week. It bases on blue and green and white, because Xiamen is a costal city. I choose to display the map, food and sightseeing on my brochure. I will do other visions of it, maybe change the color to orange and yellow.

I don’t know how to add an indesign picture here, so I will show some photo I put in my brochure.

Week 5

This week I found some picture I can use in brochures and posters. For brochures I decide to make it three folds. It includes the information about food, place to live, introductions of different transportations, accommodations of scenic spot.

Here is some photo I am going to use in my brochures.

For food, I am going to introduce oyster omelette,worm jelly, soy sauce sea food, Longan.

Oyster omelette (Chinese: 蚵仔煎; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: ô-á-chian) is a dish that is widely known for its savory taste in Taiwan, Fujian and Chaoshan, as well as many parts of Asia. It is a very typical food of my hometown.


Tu Sun Dong (Chinese: 土笋冻)  is a dish consisting mainly gelatin extracted from boiled sea worms topped with spices and herbs such as cilantro, soy sauce, vinegar, and chili sauce.


The longan (from Cantonese lùhng-ngáahn 龍眼, literally “dragon eye”), is so named because it resembles an eyeball when its fruit is shelled (the black seed shows through the translucent flesh like a pupil/iris). Longan is a tropical tree that produces edible fruit.

Fountain Elms Building

  •  Italianate house
  • Helen Munson Williams (1824-1893) and James Watson Williams(1810-1873) built this house in 1856 working with architect William Woollett.
  • They raise their daughters Rachel (1850-1915) and Maria (1853-1935) here.
  • James and Helen Williams furnish the public spaces in their house in the mid 19th century.
  • The original Charles Baudouine parlor suite,is today in the Museum’s decorative arts collection as are many of the paintings that graced the walls of Fountain Elms.
  • in 1876, shortly after James’s death, Helen and her daughters began a household project that lasted for several years. Converting rooms for different uses; enlarging Fountain Elms with a major, three-story addition on the west side; and purchasing the requisite furniture and textiles to complete the refurbishment.
  • Rachel and her husband Frederick Proctor (1856-1929) lived in Fountain Elms and acquired works of art and furniture to update the interior of the house along with numerous physical changes.
  • Fountain Elms served for many years as the Museum’s galleries with assorted interior alterations creating meeting rooms and exhibition spaces, following the opining of the Institute in 1936.
  • With the construction of the Philip Johnson-designed Museum of Art building in 1960, it was decided to return Fountain Elms to the period of the 1850s.
  • Today, as part of the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute’s Museum of Art, Fountain Elms is home to the museum’s decorative arts collection which is comprised.IMG_0711