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M I N J IN SHIN PORTFOLIO 2010


The Museum of Modern Art 11 West 53 Street

Oskar Fishinger  (1900—1967)  He was an astract animator, painter, and fi lmmaker. He was born in Gelnhausen,  Germany. He made over 50 short animated fi lms, and painted about 800  canvases. He was an fi rm abstractionist who throughout his life retained a  dogged faith in the trascendental potential of pure geometry and color.

Class: Basic Graphic Design

Project: Oskar Fishinger Film exhibition Poster for MoMA


The Museum of Modern Art 11 West 53 Street

Oskar Fishinger  (1900—1967)  He was an astract animator, painter, and fi lmmaker.  He was born in Gelnhausen, Germany. He made  over 50 short animated fi lms, and painted about  800 canvases. He was an fi rm abstractionist who  throughout his life retained a dogged faith in the  trascendental potential of pure geometry and color.


Tom Stoddart, a British Photojournalist, visited southern Sudan in 1998. Between 1983 and 1993, 1.3 million people in the Sudn died of hunger, disease or violence, mainly because of the civil war between the Arab and Muslim-dominated government in the north of the country and the mostly Christian, animist, black rebels in the south. A number of well-researched reports have accused the government of carrying out an almost genocidal war against the south, including earial bombardment, ethnic cleansing, torture and execution, indiscriminate placing of landmines and forcible conversion to Islarm. Above all, say the critics, the Muslim government is using famine as a weapon of war.

Standing above this SWAMP, Which could gush forth a spring... But the guns don’t bark, And the cannons don’t scream. And you don’t see blood here,
Only silent hunger... How tragic are the youth, That live amongst the gallows? We’ve suffered more than enough here, In this clot of grief and shame.


Horrifc, jarring images of skeletal children made Biafra the universal symbol of starvation. The Nigerian government used starvation as a strategy to quell an uprising among its citizens. As a result, over two million people are thought to have died, many of them children. Hunger is not a new phenomenon, yet is too the tragedy of Biafra as viewed through the works of photojournalists to galvanize the world. Biafra made ofphoto journalists to galvanize the world. Biafra made manifest that man and his machinations were more responsible for hunger than an angry God. As Dwight Eisenhower so effectively put it, “every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed.�

Class: Communication Design

Project: Narrative Concept Development based on Sense Symbol Design

Title: World Hunger with the sense of smell symbol


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ININ ART ART AND AND DESIGN DESIGN ALIKE, ALIKE, THE THE SWEETLY SWEETLY SINISTER SINISTER OLD OLD CRAFT CRAFT OFOF CUT CUT PAPER PAPER IS IS NEW NEW AGAIN. AGAIN.

SNIP, SNIP, SNIP: SNIP:The The world world hashas gone gone Edward Edward Scissorhands Scissorhands onon us,us, showering showering cutcut paper paper everywhere everywhere and and scattering scattering mesmerizing mesmerizing bits bits of of shadow shadow and and light. light. With With a few a few cuts cuts and and nicks, nicks, artists artists areare transforming transforming plain plain sheets sheets of of paper paper into into artworks artworks of of astonishing astonishing complexity. complexity. Cut Cut paper paper hashas become become a prominent a prominent visual visual trend trend over over thethe past past fewfew years, years, evolving evolving from from humble humble folk folk artart to to fodder fodder forfor major major museum museum exhibitions exhibitions and and books. books. The The Museum Museum of of Modern Modern ArtArt in in New New York York recently recently closed closed a a show show of of works works from from itsits won won collection collection that that used used paper paper in in inventive inventive ways, ways, and and in in September, September, thethe design design publisher publisher Die Die Gestalten Gestalten Verlag Verlag released released Papercraft, Papercraft, and and entire entire book book dedicated dedicated to to stunning stunning new new pie-piecesces made made with with paper. paper.

Class: Communication Design

Project: Editorial Design

Title: Running with scissors

This This fall, fall, cutcut paper paper will will getget a multi-floor a multi-floor tribute tribute at at New New York’s York’s Museum Museum of of Arts Arts and and Design Design (MAD). (MAD). The The exhibition, exhibition, “Slash: “Slash: Paper Paper Under Under thethe Knife,” Knife,” according according to to MAD’s MAD’s chief chief curator, curator, David David McFadden. McFadden. Rather, Rather, it will it will emphasize emphasize thethe sophisticated sophisticated turn turn thethe craft craft hashas taken taken in in recent recent years, years, showing showing works works that that demonstrate demonstrate a level a level of of artistry artistry that that McFadden McFadden describes describes as as “drawing “drawing with with scissors.” scissors.” Almost Almost allall countries countries have have a tradition a tradition of of cutcut paper. paper. There There is the is the Swiss Swiss German German scherenshnitte scherenshnitte (“scissor (“scissor cuts”), cuts”), which which first first appeared appeared in in thethe 1500s 1500s and and waswas continued continued in in thethe U.S. U.S. byby thethe Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Dutch Dutch from from thethe 18th 18th century century onward. onward. Mexico Mexico hashas itsits own own


version, thethe centuries-old folk artart of of papel version, centuries-old folk papel picado (“perforated paper”). InIn England and picado (“perforated paper”). England and France, silhouettes were wildly popular in in thethe France, silhouettes were wildly popular 1880s; and in in Indonesia, shadow puppets have 1880s; and Indonesia, shadow puppets have long been used to to convey traditional Hindu long been used convey traditional Hindu myths. These variations have allall spawned their myths. These variations have spawned their own contemporary interpretations. own contemporary interpretations. The democratic qualities of of paper -readily The democratic qualities paper -readily available, cheep to to by,by, and easy to to mold and available, cheep and easy mold and cut-make it an ideal canvas forfor dreamy groves cut-make it an ideal canvas dreamy groves of of cutcut curls and fronds, as as well as as forfor night curls and fronds, well night mare visions of of macabre darkness. The newest mare visions macabre darkness. The newest incarnation of of thethe trend taps into thethe craft’s incarnation trend taps into craft’s ability to to convey both thethe innocence of of ability convey both innocence childhood-with itsits cutout snowflakes and childhood-with cutout snowflakes and valentinesand thethe nightmare flipflip side of of that valentinesand nightmare side that fairy tale, in in one fellfell swoop. fairy tale, one swoop. Without a doubt, thethe massive success of of Without a doubt, massive success Kara Walker’s silhouettes in in thethe artart world waswas Kara Walker’s silhouettes world instrumental in in changing thethe public perception instrumental changing public perception of of cutcut paper. InIn contrast with earlier highpaper. contrast with earlier highartart forays into cut-paper work, such as as Henri forays into cut-paper work, such Henri

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Matisse’s joyful and colorful collages from Matisse’s joyful and colorful collages from thethe 1940s, Walker’s silhouettes areare searing 1940s, Walker’s silhouettes searing indictments of of race relations. Rendered in in thethe indictments race relations. Rendered stark black and white of of Victorian silhouettes, stark black and white Victorian silhouettes, herher work is their direct descendent, both in in work is their direct descendent, both meaning and in in craft. She explored this meaning and craft. She explored this connection in in herher 2006 Metropolitan connection 2006 Metropolitan Museum of of ArtArt exhibit, “After thethe Deluge,” Museum exhibit, “After Deluge,” a show forfor which sheshe hung herher own artart a show which hung own alongside pieces drawn from thethe museum’s alongside pieces drawn from museum’s permanent collection, including work from permanent collection, including work from 19th-century silhouette master Augustin 19th-century silhouette master Augustin Edouart. Talking to to Print about Edouart’s Edouart. Talking Print about Edouart’s influence, Walker says, “He is the primary influence, Walker says, “He is the primary source forfor some of of mymy thinking onon thethe subject. source some thinking subject. There waswas a passage that I wanted to to share in in There a passage that I wanted share hishis book where hehe is talking about thethe trouble book where is talking about trouble with delineating Negroes-stating something with delineating Negroes-stating something like, ‘Contrary to to popular opinion notnot allall like, ‘Contrary popular opinion Negroes look alike.’ I chose instead to to present Negroes look alike.’ I chose instead present thethe book open to to anan image of of a black servant book open image a black servant and white cookto to show Edouart’s vision and white cookshow Edouart’s vision rather than saysay it.”it.” rather than

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SILHOUETTES SILHOUETTES were named forfor were named thethe 18th century 18th century French frinance French frinance minister Etienne minister Etienne dede Silhouette, who Silhouette, who enjoyed thethe hobby of of enjoyed hobby cutting outout profiles. cutting profiles. AsAs hehe waswas known forfor hishis parsimonious known parsimonious edicts, thethe phrase a laa la silhouette cane to to edicts, phrase silhouette cane mean anything done cheaply. InIn anan eraera before mean anything done cheaply. before inexpensive photography, silhouettes were inexpensive photography, silhouettes were anan affordable way of of preserving thethe likeness affordable way preserving likeness of of friends and family. The American magician friends and family. The American magician Dai Vernon earned hishis living during thethe Dai Vernon earned living during Depression byby cutting silhouettes in in departDepression cutting silhouettes department stores across thethe country, turning hishis ment stores across country, turning quick, card-trick-trained hands to to snipping outout quick, card-trick-trained hands snipping portraits. And form thethe early 1800s through portraits. And form early 1800s through thethe 1970s, silhouette artists worked among thethe 1970s, silhouette artists worked among con men and arcade games onon thethe boardwalks con men and arcade games boardwalks of of England’s Brighton and New York City’s England’s Brighton and New York City’s Coney Island, providing day-trippers with Coney Island, providing day-trippers with cheap, instant souvenirs. cheap, instant souvenirs. Modern street artart is aisnatural heir to to thethe Modern street a natural heir huckster history of of cutcut paper. Swoon, thethe huckster history paper. Swoon, street artist whose detailed, cutout wheat-paper street artist whose detailed, cutout wheat-paper portraits began appearing onon New York City portraits began appearing New York City walls in in 2000, is inspired byby thethe aesthetics walls 2000, is inspired aesthetics and narrative power of of cut-leather Indonesian and narrative power cut-leather Indonesian puppets. “ I “wanted to to make something puppets. I wanted make something that’s so so in in itsits element that it might seem that’s element that it might seem like it had been born onon that spot,” sheshe says. like it had been born that spot,” says. InIn alleys around thethe world, Swoon translates alleys around world, Swoon translates portraiture into detailed figures onon cutcut paper. portraiture into detailed figures paper. “I “I amam cutting a little window and trying to to letlet cutting a little window and trying something come through,” sheshe says. something come through,” says. The actact of of cutting paper is central to to thethe The cutting paper is central craft, and each artist approaches thethe process craft, and each artist approaches process differently. Some useuse knives; others prefer differently. Some knives; others prefer scissors. Laser cutting hashas updated thethe craft, scissors. Laser cutting updated craft, significantly expanding itsits possibilities. LosLos significantly expanding possibilities. Angeles-based artist Chris Natrop, who uses Angeles-based artist Chris Natrop, who uses cutcut paper to to transform galleries into a forest paper transform galleries into a forest of of shadows, says hishis hand-rendered scissor shadows, says hand-rendered scissor technique “is“is a very gestural process, and technique a very gestural process, and


Class: Designing with Type

Project: Visual Music

Title: Say it to me now by Glan Hansard


Class: Originality

Project: self-promotion

Title: New-Born Brown Bag


Class: Designing with Type

Project: Re-Design Brooklyn Daily Eagle News Paper

Title: Team Project Team members: Min Jin Shin *

Justina Zun-Zun Chang, Aaron Perez, Devin Washburn, Michael Hefner

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Class: Printed Matter: SilkScreen

Project: Book Design

Title: Drealism: Dream and realism


Class: Communication Design

Project: Re-Design or Create Identity Design

Title: ElMO Restaurant and Lounge in Chelsea

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R E S TA U R A N T L O U N G E


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D I R E CT E D BY M I N J I N S H I N

SHIN IN ASSOCIATION WITH SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS

BOB GIRALDI PRODUCTION

A SHORT FILM BY MIN JIN SHIN “MR.DUST” LAURA BUTLER

KYLE WALTERS

IN SVA THEATHER MAY 11 2010


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