what did we listen to: currently playing

the xx - xx
noah and the whale - peaceful, the world lays me down
throw me the statue - creaturesque


what did we listen to: VCRs - the xx

You, you still have all the answers
and you, you still have them too
and we, we live half in the day time
and we, we live half at night

Watch things on VCRs, with me and talk about big love
I think we're superstars, you say you think we are the best thing

But you, you just know, you just do

When i find myself by the sea, in another's company by the sea
When I go out the pier, gonna die and have no fear
Because you, you just know, you just do

Watch things on VCRs, with me and talk about big love
I think we're superstars, you say you think we are the best thing

But you, you just know, you just do


what did we grieve

"On behalf of Lee McQueen's family, Alexander McQueen today announces the tragic news that Lee McQueen, the founder and designer of the Alexander McQueen brand has been found dead at his home. At this stage it is inappropriate to comment on this tragic news beyond saying that we are devastated and are sharing a sense of shock and grief with Lee's family."
too many people are dying. i realize this sounds silly and i seem to have lately been a big fan of saying very obvious things.

i know people are constantly dying on this planet, but when someone known, someone famous, someone inspirational - we all suddenly feel the impact. (and i know it's fickle because people everywhere are dying of poverty, starvation, natural disasters and we never register that fact)

i feel like the people who our generation admired, watched out for, kept track of...are leaving.

i suppose we'll erect new heroes in time and find others to replace the gaps. but loss is loss.

just happened to be struck by the sense of temporary.

what did we attempt

motion graphics assignment number 2: animate the alphabet from A to Z in maximum 70 seconds. use typography found from anywhere and everywhere. be creative. alphabet should grow increasingly abstract as it continues. use audio and work to integrate the motion with the audio well.

this is my first image and from which i'm making all the "A's" drop out and slide off the papers.

*ahem* attempting to make them drop out and slide....


what did we discover: about what i post

i've discovered (and really this probably should have come to my realization a lot earlier than this but for some reason just didn't occur to me) that people that read my blog would be a lot more interested (not that they aren't or aren't to some degree) if i wrote more often about myself.

the thing is, i'm just really not that interested in revealing personal things about myself on a regular basis on the very public thing that is the Web. i do not find it a cathartic exercise.

this image has little to do with the content of this post, but i do like milk tea.

sometimes i feel incredibly compelled to type out things that mean something more to me than just designers i like or things i come across and find fascinating (which is the majority of my blog posts) and sometimes i even type out drafts that i never publish.

there is some set of unspoken guidelines that i have enforced upon myself concerning what did we learn's content. and at least for now that's the way things will continue to be.


what did we express interest towards

if you're interested (whoever "you" may be), i updated my online portfolio yesterday after attending the parsons intern fair so that i could send out relevant follow up emails (thank you scot and james for your wonderful advice in the matter) with the link on them.

also: these are the five companies that i talked to, learned more about, expressed my interest towards interning for them. in the order that i talked to them yesterday.

Visionaire "is a multi-format album of fashion and art produced in exclusive numbered limited editions...artists work in collaboration with Visionaire to produce their personal interpretations on a theme and are given unparalleled freedom to push Visionaire's original formats."

BBH and ZAG "the way we work is still shaped by our central belief: that big, enduring ideas are the key to successful communications...so everything we do and all our structures support that single thought."

Hyperakt "is an independent New York City design firm with a passion for creating work that effects change in the world around us."

Stark Design "is an agency that believes in elegant, thoughtful solutions. And we know the best way to communicate clearly and create lasting, powerful messages is through simple, smart design."

Kiehl's "since 1851, our New York apothecary has been dedicated to serving discerning customers fine formulations for skin and hair made with uniquely efficacious, natural ingredients."


what did we attend

own image

parsons internship fair tomorrow from 10 am to 1 pm at 55 w 13th second floor.