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KW The Ridgewood Jacket
    The Ridgewood Jacket project is intended to celebrate the faux wood-grained doors in the Ridgewood, NY community, primarily painted by 78-year-old local craftsman Ferdinand Tschinkel
     

    Ferdinand Tschinkel

     

    The Ridgewood Jacket falls under Karlssonwilker's label KWOTUS, collaborating with Ferdinand by utilizing the cut-out woodboard version of the jacket pattern as the canvas for painting.

    I worked throughout the entire production process under the direction of Jan Wilker and Conner Muething. The project was featured on NewYork CURBED Magazine, US.














    (Temporary Space)  Pt.2: Installation
    (Temporary Spaces) is a research project consisting of a video, an installation and a print. It is an ongoing study centered around design systems, using urban systems as the entry point for the current research.

    As a designer, I prioritize creating structured and efficient environments. Yet, there's value in elements that transcend these boundaries. There is an urgent need for temporary spaces, bypassing the wait for revised design systems, and parallels patching designed systems. The allure of these spaces lies not only in their immediacy but also in their profound impact on the urban landscape(or any designed systems). They serve as unexpected interjections, challenging the established norms of systematic design. These spaces captivate me, prompting an exploration of them across locations.

    Through exploring and documenting different kinds of temporary and non-permanent spaces in urban construction, the project wants to arouse people's attention and curiosity about some seemingly permanent and inevitable things around our daily lives.

    The other parts of the research could be found here:
    Pt.1: Video

    Photo credit to Lingyi Li







    Installation was included in the group show “A Window at A Space”  in A Space Gallery




    Proun Society
      Identity, Typography

    Collaborated with 808: Studio (Sixin Chen & Shukang Yu)

    Proun Society is a virtual haute couture based in the United States founded by Edwin Mohney. It breaks through limitations using virtual technology and reconstructs the history of fashion. 

    808: has created a set of virtual fonts and scenes for the brand, crafting a visual context for non-textual applications with familiar strokes.






     



    (Temporary Space)  Pt.1: Video

    (Temporary Spaces) is a research project consisting of a video, an installation and a print. It is an ongoing study centered around design systems, using urban systems as the entry point for the current research.

    As a designer, I prioritize creating structured and efficient environments. Yet, there's value in elements that transcend these boundaries. There is an urgent need for temporary spaces, bypassing the wait for revised design systems, and parallels patching designed systems. The allure of these spaces lies not only in their immediacy but also in their profound impact on the urban landscape(or any designed systems). They serve as unexpected interjections, challenging the established norms of systematic design. These spaces captivate me, prompting an exploration of them across locations.

    Through exploring and documenting different kinds of temporary and non-permanent spaces in urban construction, the project wants to arouse people's attention and curiosity about some seemingly permanent and inevitable things around our daily lives.


    The other parts of the research could be found here:
    Pt.2: Installation


    Pt.1: Video
    Pull Apart the Layers of 40°41'18"N 73°58'56"W

    Viewing the construction site as a series of layers, I perceive each as a stage in a theatre. The workers, like actors, perform scripted roles on these stages, albeit without the ability to see themselves from this perspective. The markings on each layer, intended for construction, also serve a dual purpose reminiscent of stage markers, guiding the workers to their next positions. The transformation of these "stages" over time, and the unfolding of this "show" over more than half a year, captivates my interest.












    They Might Be Giants BOOKBook and editorial design for They Might Be Giants' new album BOOK special packaging version, created with IBM Selectric III and 10 typeballs. Worked with Woojoo Lim under art direction from Paul Sahre during the time at the Office of Paul Sahre.

    Project featured on PRINT Magazine
    Steven Heller in THE DAILY HELLER 
    Bill McCool in TYPOGRAPHY

    Grammy 2023 Best Record Package nominated
    2023 GRAMMY Nominations
    Graphic Design Icon Paul Sahre










    Water A/V Performance
    Developed an audio visual performance for XProject at Gymnopedie Brooklyn with visual experiments in water using Unreal Engine.

    Performed on Nov 18th, 2023.

    VJ: Shiqing Chen
    DJ: Yuxuan Qi
    Host: X Project
    Space: Gymnopedie Brooklyn

    Photo:  Keer Zhao, Zeshu Zhu
    Video: Audrey Chou, Yi-Chun Lan, Sharan

    Full Project Documentation  






     



    In Between The WindowIn Between The Window is a digital interactive installation and an ongoing research project, exploring urban sound and visual spectacles in downtown Brooklyn. By reconfiguring and recreating the light projected by the glass curtain wall, this installation tries to reshape with the industrialized modernist landscape and to discover those underlying, vivid, and rhythmic urban space.

    Project collaborated with Yuxuan Qi
    Text/Edit by Chirui Cheng

    Project exhibited at 
    NYU ITP 2022 Winter Show

    CICA Museum, Seoul KR




    NYU ITP 2022 Winter Show
    In December 2022, IN BETWEEN THE WINDOW was officially presented to the public at New York University’s ITP Winter Exhibition. The location of the exhibition at NYU’s Tisch School in downtown Brooklyn was uniquely significant for the project.

    During the event, the audience was highly interested in the visual presentation and light effects of the project, and it provoked thoughts and discussions from a variety of perspectives and created a meaningful dialog in the community.



    Brand Identity: Ancient Future
    Brand designer for jewlery brand Ancient Future under creative direction from founder Qin Xu since 2022.

    Designed all kinds of graphic materials for seasonal campaign logo types, promotion lookbook, brandbook and webpages.


    Seasonal Campaign Logos






    Editorial Design for their monthly promotion on Wechat Platform






    Title Sequence: Propaganda, a Y.M.O filmA title sequence that pay tribute to the movie YMO Propaganda (1984), an experimental music documentary from Y.M.O.

    Work featured
      AI-AP Int’l Motion Art Awards 9 (Winning Piece)









    In Between The Window Brochure
    “In Between the Window Brochure” documented a digital interactive installation and an ongoing research project by Shiqing Chen and Yuxuan Qi, exploring urban sound and visual spectacles in downtown Brooklyn.

    By reconfiguring and recreating the light projected by the glass curtain wall, this installation tries to reshape with the industrialized modernist landscape and to discover those underlying, vivid, and rhythmic urban space.


    In Between The Window
    A research by Shiqing Chen, Yuxuan Qi
    Text by Chirui Cheng
    Book Design by Shiqing Chen










    “In Between the Window Brochure” was featured in Rehearsal Art Book Fair in New York
    under the special exhibition Sam iz Dat: (independent/underground) publications 
    by Chinese-speaking Creators