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kan wenkang Collection of Graphic Design Works


kan wenkang Collection of Graphic Design Works


Name: Wenkang Kan Country: China Sex: Male Birth Date: 1987 Majoy: Graphic Design/Multimedia Design Contact Address: Design College of Nanjing Arts Institute.15 North Huju Road Nanjing.China 210013 Mobil Tel: 13770909541 E-mail: kan wenkang@yahoo.com.cn

My name is

Wenkang Kan. I was a 23-year-old graphic designer. I come from China. I’ll graduate from

Nanjing Arts Institute in Arts Design in June 2010. Even so, I have two-year working experience. In the years between 2007 and 2009, I worked as an art editor for design magazine New Graphic and Pro. In the meantime, I have joined the

publishing of the design magazine----New Graphic, New Product (Jiangsu Arts Publishing House in China) Pro, Crossover (Liaoning Science and Technology Publishing House).The following are my works from the beginning of my design learning till now.

These works mainly go into the following categories: Basic Research Design, namely, making the relative works based on the exploration of the fundamental elements of design ---- deconstruction, composition, Perspective composition and so on; Poster Design; Book Design; Logo Design; UI Design; Illustration and some business design. Because I prefer to

have a powerful appeal! I have always firmly believed that a successful design comes from life and life is a source of

Collection of Graphic Design Works...

inspiration.

WenKang Kan

try different design styles and approaches,

my works are very diverse (most of which have tried a combination

of Chinese classical elements and western design.) In my design, I have been pursuing the relationship between design and the designer’s personal feelings.

Intro...

I always hope my works will reflect my personal feelings, or that my works can


Music Series – “Serenity” – Water Color Painting It is an assignment of a design fundamental course on the relationship between music and design. When doing the assignment, I listened to the classic music, while painting on a white paperboard. The painting was a kind of representation of what I felt when appreciating the music. There were no restrictions on the material I could use, or on the content I could paint. I painted on a desk with gouache color, and pressed black paperboard on the desk. This is how the above painting is produced. The pressure on the paperboard generates an irregular shape and makes the colors integrated, through which I want to show a kind of serene and passionate feeling, as I was listening to the Chinese classic music “Moonlight on the Pond”. The painting displays the internal association or coincidence between music and design.

Music Series – “Craziness” (Water Color Painting) This painting was drawn when I was listening to a gothic music which sounded quite repressive. It has an effect of splashing effect of colors.

Research on music score The main body of the piece of work is a piano score copied from somewhere. I color it according to my understanding of the relationship between color and music, or the relationship between color and emotions. It is a kind of reproduction of musical melody in the capacity as a designer.

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Music Series – “Serenity” – Water Color Painting 2006 Research on music score 2006 Music Series – “Craziness” (Water Color Painting) 2006

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“Taihu Stone” Series This is also an assignment of a fundamental course on shape of the Chinese traditional element “Taihu stone”. The students are expected to form a taihu stone with life elements. I use stools, cloth, and iron wires construct taihu stones with the relationship among point, line and panel in mind. It is my understanding of the characteristics of the traditional taihu stone.

<composition>1-100 Stool This basic practice was done when I just entered into my university, of which purpose was to know the conception of ‘composition’. I painted 30 common stools by using acrylic paints and then combined it,which cost my one month to finish it. One part of the color of the stools was drawn from paintings, the other part from tricolor. I tried to rely on color similarity and color divergence to form an interesting combination which was embodied by stool that is a standard unit-vector. It not only forms an aesthetic feeling by crisscrossing in structure, but also forms composition in color.

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“Taihu Stone” Series – Chinese

“Taihu Stone” Series – Newspaper

“Taihu Stone” Series – Cloth and

“Taihu Stone” Series – Iron Wire

Combination unit 2006

Character and Stool Combination

and Stool Combination unit 2006

People Combination unit 2006

Combination unit 2006

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<composition>1-100 Stool 2006

Post /Graphic /Layout Design 2009.7

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“New Day, New Energy” – Nestle Coffee, Commercial Poster Designing The poster is made for the Poster Festival of College Students. The picture is composed of two parts: the startup screen of vista and that of windows. The startup of the computer means the beginning of a new day. Coffee beans in the picture are the source of power of the computers, which indicates that Nestle Coffee is the source of energy.

“Literary Skills Showing Off”, Poster Design China has a long history in the art of ink. The ink painting has a special visual perception and always displays a unique flavor of elegance and awesomeness, liveliness and preciseness. The comparison among the three colors of black, white, and gray is a reflection of profound Chinese culture. I choose seals, ink stones, wash (not sure), and volumes which have close relationships with the ink art as the main roles of the poster, with Chinese characters lining either horizontally or vertically in the picture. The Chinese styled painting, together with the graphic elements in gradually-changing seven colors, shows the perfect integration of modern world and Chinese tradition.

< Lunar calendar> To create for literal coexist This is both a CD player and a clock. The disk rotates, and time ticks by. The songs in the disks sound sorrowful, happy, tedious… just like how we feel in our daily life. There are lots of things in common between a CD player and a clock.

“CD Player” Clock This is both a CD player and a clock. The disk rotates, and time ticks by. The songs in the disks sound sorrowful, happy, tedious… just like how we feel in our daily life. There are lots of things in common between a CD player and a clock.

Graphic Design of Letters with Hands and Rubber Band I got the idea of forming the 26 letters with different ways of hand overlaying after watching a magic performed by the Chinese famous magician, Liu Qian. The shapes of the 26 letters are actually graphics.

“Unity of Style”/“Style differences ” /“Combination practice”– Layout Exercise 1.Unify the style of eight pieces of works with certain elements. I choose conch as the element to make the eight works unified in style through diffusion, centralization, symmetrization. 2. There are four pattern layouts in different styles which contain a common element, giraffe. 3. This is a combination practice by using English letters and numbers. I paid attention to the size and weight of the letters and then arranged it on the grid paper in order.

“New Day, New Energy” – Nestle

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Coffee Commercial Poster Designing 2009

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“Literary Skills Showing Off” Poster Design 2009 < Lunar calendar> To create for literal coexist 2009

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“CD Player” Clock 2008 Graphic Design of Letters with Hands and Rubber Band 2008

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“Unity of Style” – Layout Exercise 2007

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Design of the UI Interface of “Summer Travel” I got the idea of the design during my traveling in Hainan. The six elements are my impression upon the summer travel, and meanwhile they represent six interface functions of computers. The camera stands for my documents, as camera is used to record things, which is much similar to the function of my documents. The luggage bag represents my computer. The note book is file folder in the computer. The slippers are a representation of tool case, as slippers are articles for daily use. Surfing board is the representation of surfing online. A pair of ducks stands for network neighborhood. All these elements are combined together, showing the happy feelings on the summer beach.

Design of the UI Interface of “Alien Spacecrafts” The idea originates from a film I have watched, “Star Wars”. The four interfaces are designed based on the theme of space alien technology, representing respectively the four functions of music, setting, TV, and calendar. Thus they are unified in the style of alien spacecraft.

Design of Logos Logo of School of Industrial Design of Nanjing Arts Institute, Logo of Schoolfellow, and Logo of SEECOOL Media, 2006-2009 This is a collection of the logos I have designed from 2006 to 2009, including both logos of commercial institutions and logos of non-profit making institutions.

<Merman Warrior> illustration This is my another hobby, illustration. I drew a merman robot number 1, and then there were number 2 and number 3. That was the most successful one, which cost my almost two weeks to finish it.

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Design of the UI Interface of “Alien

Design of Logos

Spacecrafts”

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2009 D e s i g n o f t h e U I I n te r f a c e o f “Summer Travel” 2009

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<Merman Warrior> illustration 2008

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Shape Design of Books I make use of the differences among various materials to design the book. The transparent polymethyl methacrylate plates and single sheets of color paper are used as the main body of the book. The content of the book are craved in the plate, which can be seen only if one put the plate on the color paper. This makes reading great fun and changes the peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reading habits.

Shape Design of Books The book was designed in April, 2009. I pay special attention to the design of the book cover, while the content is not important in this case. I use the bamboo knitting as the cover, and special paper similar to Chinese calligraphy paper together with parchment paper as the inside pages. This is my own research design about the effects of different materials applied in the design of book shapes. In this case, I want to display a kind of elegance in the outlook of the book.

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Shape Design of Books (Polymethyl Methacrylate Plate, Special Paper) 2008

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Shape Design of Books (Bamboo, Hemp Ropes, Special Paper) 2009

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“My Video Tape” – Book Design This book records some important moments of my life, such as my birth, admission into college… I choose video tape as the media to indicate that my life is just like the tape, playing and recorded. This book is made based on the theory of deconstruction. With a nostalgic style, the book acts as a reminder of the past important matters.

“More Energy, More Responsibilities” – Book Design I use many sheets of parchment paper to be part of the whole book cover, with some information in each sheet. Put all the sheets together, and we can get the complete content in the cover. It embodies a kind of implicitness. The inside pages are dedicated to three sections: calmness, repression, and explosion, which represents my understanding of the expression “more energy, more responsibilities”.

“Language of Flowers and Birds” Book Design The flower-bird painting of Song Dynasty is always one of my favorite types of paintings. Each time I appreciate them, I am moved by the passions for life the painting expresses, and overwhelmed by the ingenious painting skills and its artistic charm. I borrow many elements of the Song dynasty paintings, and apply them in my own painting through tiling and deconstructing. The picture I drawn has a fresh and sweet taste, yet it is still song-dynasty-styled.

Book Design 2007-2008 WenKang Kan

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“My Video Tape” Book Sharp Design 2007 “My Video Tape” Book Design Inside 2007

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“Language of Flowers and Birds” Book Design 2008 “Language of Flowers and Birds” Post Design 2008

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I have been working in the SHAKE studio by my professor’s introduction since 2007, which mainly dominates book publishing. The three design magazines New Graphic , New Space, and New Product with the largest circulation in China are all published by this studio. There is no doubt that the studio provides me with a wonderful pratical platform so that my design results could be fully demonstrated. Since 2007 to now, I have taken part in the editing the edition 9 to 23 of New Graphic and the edition 1 to 5 of New Product. In addition, this year I join the edition of PRO which is a bi-monthly design magazine facing European and Asian markets. During this time, New Graphic--Documents of Iran, LifeIis Different Due to Them—The Creation Essence of World Famous Designers, New Graphic-- Picture Books of New Characters edited all by myself in 2009 will be published recently. http://www.seecoo.com.cn

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New Graphic NO.21 2009

PRO is a professional publication edited by the SHAKE studio. PRO focuses on the creative visual culture of new concepts, new patterns and new perception, transforming the trends and wisdom of visual design and creation to wider readers. The magazine edited by me and two other designers is very modern. Moreover, its aim is to introduce the most popular design and design elements so as to gathering different kinds of designs.

New Graphic is an academic journal planed and edited by PRO cultural organization. Since 2004, New Graphic has gradually been a publication with a certain representation and an influence in China. I have begun editing the design since 2007, and it is also my first magazine. Totally, I have participated in 14 editions of the magazine and I am still doing the job. New Graphic introduces mainly on the most famous plane designs at home and abroad or focuses on the designers. The style of the magazine is extremely rigorous and academic. Within the short three years, New Graphic has been the most authoritative publication in design area in China.

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PRO NO.1 2009

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