18 Jun 2007

Young is power

I watched the season's performance of the Flow Dance School. It's amazing! I didn't dance well (but I would like to), so I was the audience. Those kids are powerful and are having so much fun. From the choreography, the music, the costume to the program run down, the show is extremely inspiring and entertaining. I was impressed! Young is power, everythng... let it flow!

16 Jun 2007


Draw, draw, draw...
The view looking outside from my flat window in Amager, Copenhagen.
Medium: Colour pencils on paper

Train station in Berlin.
Medium: Arcylic and ball pen on paper

14 Jun 2007

SAD design contest

e-Types' solution.

Kontrapunkt's, our solution.

Finally, the result of the SAD medicine labels and packaging design contest was announced. It was sad that we did not win the game, but e-Types did! Congratulations to e-Types anyway! Here are the jury's evaluation of the different designs:

e-Types' elegant solution has improved the accessibility of the labels and packaging with the following elements:
>The name is partially coloured to emphasize differences in similar product names capital letters are used to divide long names
>They have developed a nice and very legible typography, even at small sizes the label appears clean and easy to grasp
>The project is based on a thorough analysis and, based on this, the solution can be adapted to possible extensions in the product range.
>The jury also appreciated the idea on the packaging for single ampoules and the suggested implementation progress.

Kontrapunkt’s label-design is very clean, colour and type size underline the strength of the products.
>A very legible typeface has been used.
>Kontrapunkt’s solution further develops the existing SAD-box-system in an elegant and functional way which also creates the impression of a well-ordered label.
>The jury also agrees that the solution included a number of ideas which will increase patient safety, e.g. differentiating paper”collars” on ampoules.

I felt alright of the comments even we didn't win anyway... at least the judges appreciated that... I have looked at e-Tyes proposal (which is in the download box now)... though in Danish, I was impressed of the kind of analysis work and the systematic way of documenting the process, it looks promising!

For their final solution, though I don't know exactly, i can see their solution may somehow very close to us or to what we had tried before...It seems that they addressed the issue of ATC group as well with another colour, so like a 2-colour system. Whatever, I think each entry has its own good point actually, it's just choice sometimes. But I guess e-Types got a good way of presentation in this case...anyway, it was an interesting project! link

12 Jun 2007

"Drømmer Jeg" by Johnny Delux

The Öresund bridge

I accidentally listened to this song in my friend's car on the way from Copenhagen, Denmark travel to Malmo, Sweden. Geographically, the two countries are so close just with the Öresund bridge connected that it only takes half hour of train to travel. The song is a sweety love story between a Danish guy and a Swedish girl. I think it's a so lovely song inspired by the close location of these two countries especially when I listened to that on the way...Here is the brief English translation of the song lyric:

Drømmer Jeg

I stand and watching out on Öresund
Dreaming about your eyes and your mouth
You're at some place over there now
I want to swim to you if I could
Coz' I miss your swedish kiss, but you're ouside my radar...

Coz' I can never forget about you - oh no oh no..
When I'm awake I dream - about you about you..
Are you dreaming about me?

I'm taking a walk along the beach with my dog
Looking across the dark Öresund
It feels strange being here alone
I wonder what you do and where you are
I miss your words, I hardly understand, but expressing everything....

You're my Rachel - and I'm your Ross - why oh why..
Is it water between us
I want you in my embrace - why oh why..
Is it hunderedthousands of miles to Copenhagen?
Am I dreaming, am I dreaming, am I dreaming, am I dreaming? About you?

Travel to nature

A two-day travel to the fantastic nature in Møn's coast cliff and Roskilde's river in Denmark. link

6 Jun 2007

Eye camera

These days, I went out shooting photos around. The most valuable photo is that with the perfect story, perfect atmosphere in a perfect timing. But once I grasp it, since because I have to bring out the camera, focus the image, adjust the shutter speed, find a good angle, think a while, hold firm my hands and.....the moment has gone already! Shit! So I am thinking if our eyes is the camera, we blink a photo instead of shoot a photo whenever we catch that important moment. Fast, precise, intuitive! That will be fantastic!!!

5 Jun 2007

Dramatic game, Denmark vs Sweden

I went to watched the football game, Denmark vs Sweden, though not in the stadium but in a park. The atmosphere was still so good that fans went crazy for that dramatic game. Sweden won 3-0 finally! link