Author: jchen305

Bee Extinction

My project is about Bee Extinction. There is a general misconception that all the bees are becoming extinct. However, current studies show that honey bees are not the species that dying, but the seven varieties of yellow-faced, or masked bees in Hawaii as endangered. Bombus affinis is the first bumble bee species to given that status, and the first wild bee of any kind to be listed in the Lower 48 states. This doesn’t means that we should only focus on Bombus bees and wild bees, because once one species were dead, other would die like domino. b23ab460198439.5a417e1e2b4bb


Currency – Euro Sign


The euro sign (€) is the currency sign used for the euro, the official currency of the Eurozone in the European Union (EU). The design was presented to the public by the European Commission on 12 December 1996.

Inspiration for the € symbol came from a Greek epsilon, and also a reference to the cradle of European civilization – and the first letter of the word Europe, crossed by two parallel lines to ‘certify’ the stability of the euro.

The official story of the design history of the euro sign is disputed by Arthur Eisenmenger,


Before I start designing the sign, I searched Online to see other designers’ works. Although the official description says that they get the idea from a Greek epsilon and the first letter of the word Europe, most of the typography design don’t pay much attentions on the “E” shape. They have very smooth curve outline.

Talks about Europ, two kind of typygraphs come to my mind. One is gothic style, the other is English Round hand.



Final Design


week 11

Before I start designing my city logo, I did some research on how other designers design city logo. Here are some logo I found online.

The one in the right button is from the designer Aaron Draplin. The marten in the right button with waves and building is the logo he designed for his hometown. I watched his video about how he comes up to this idea. The video is very thought-provoking.

Through study from these designs, I found that most of the city logos use a landmark building as an icon of their city.