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    These two prints were designed for school projects. Being in a band named “Mr. Donut”, I decided that my work would be all donut-related in my pr… Read More
    These two prints were designed for school projects. Being in a band named “Mr. Donut”, I decided that my work would be all donut-related in my print­mak­ing class. Read Less
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Donut Moon Cat 
 
aims to com­bine unex­pected col­ors in one design cohe­sively. This bizarre face with dehu­man­ized big eyes seems to have an unspo­ken story behind. The yellow-brown stripes almost imply a cir­cus vibe around the work.
 
I enjoy the imper­fec­tion inher­ent in print­mak­ing. A lit­tle rip of ink, shapes that aren’t quite lined up, and unclean edges make each print unique and give char­ac­ter to the work com­pared to machine printed products.
Donut Col­lec­tion 
 
is con­nected with one of my child­hood memories-Taiwanese Pogs (尪仔標). They are multi-functional paper cards shaped in cir­cles, some with dec­o­ra­tive trims. They can sim­ply be a col­lec­tion, or can be played as chess, cards, or even debate games. Below is a pic­ture of pogs from my childhood.
There are four small cir­cles on each card. The order is inter­change­able. In my design, the top one is Chi­nese chess char­ac­ters. The one on the right has the four shapes of cards-spade, heart, dia­mond, and club. The bot­tom is the Chi­nese Ani­mal Zodiac and the one on the left are the Rock-Paper-Scissors hand signatures.
 
The theme of this project is Col­lec­tion. When brain­storm­ing the rela­tion­ship between donuts and col­lec­tion, the pogs came to mind. It has always been merely col­lec­tions for me, never really played the games with oth­ers. I believe I still have tubes of pogs I col­lected in my early child­hood in my home in Tai­wan. The poster style and the two rec­tan­gu­lar shapes implied donut take­out boxes.