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Welcome to the party! Here's where Xinran kept her craziness and weirdness: zines, typography experiments, animations, and many many more... She had tones of fun (and spent tones of time) creating these little monsters (at 4 in the morning) (because when else).
Lettering & Type Design
I made this animation aiming to draw attention to self image and identity crisis many women are facing. This piece was initially named "Make Up" because as a young woman who's not confident about her look, I personally feel like I have to wear makeup everyday. Later, I changed the title to "Her Maker", because I think the lack of confidence is actually caused by the consumerism and generally how people view women for generations. “He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will also gaze into thee.” –Nietzche
I was initially inspired by the film Lighthouse. 梦箱, "Dream Box", is a beautiful nightmare filled with disturbing and otherworldly creatures. This animation was drawn frame by frame in Photoshop and combined together in After Effects.
I started this animation during the Australia wild fire and intended to call for people’s awareness and action. Then COVID-19 hits every corner of the world, I think it’s time for us to think about our relationship with our environment. This animation was drawn frame by frame. The music (if you call it) is by the designer.
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