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jim e lee
01 November 2010 @ 09:41 pm
Today I apparently made a man cry. It wasn't at work, but someone on the other side of the world in Japan. And they weren't sad tears either, they were happy. I think he's been going through some tough times recently but despite this, he took the time to send me a parcel of awesome Japanese stuff when I mentioned I was feeling down on twitter. So I sent him a parcel of British stuff in return - Nobrow comics, a knitted beard, some of my business cards & handmade sticker, a "void" train ticket and a pack of Vimto sweets! I'm just really glad he liked it and brightened up his day! :)

Hello LJ. Sorry I haven't made any posts lately, of any real substance... but have I ever? If you want to find me, you know how to get hold of me! xxx
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02 September 2010 @ 08:46 pm

This was from my old Typography research/scrapbook for college. I didn't really use it that much though, and only really appreciated the subject towards the end of my course when I wanted to do more Graphic Designery stuff.
It's not surprising though, when the extent of our tutorials on it consisted of being given photocopied handouts on the basics and told to read it ourselves. That was it for the whole course!

Anyway, I made this by using the CMYK test print page of an old inkjet and manually feeding the page back into the printer, trying to figure out where the word "Typography" would print onto. Got it almost right on the 3rd try!

ps. Originally this post just turned into a bit of a rant, but er... I've edited it out. I need to be positive and move on.
jim e lee
02 September 2010 @ 07:35 pm
Hi, my name is Jim E... and I think I have a problem.

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28 August 2010 @ 11:46 am
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11 August 2010 @ 12:17 am
"HIDDEN" was the name of our end of year exhibition that we had to organise ourselves.
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This is the eventual typeface we used. My friend Tim found this one. It's called "Optica" & the whole class voted in favour of using this over my ideas. Oh well, it is pretty cool!
The final poster designed by Tim can be viewed here.
The double whammy of op-art trickery meant that the name HIDDEN is readable up close, but the information below it isn't unless you move away from the poster.
jim e lee
22 July 2010 @ 02:34 pm
Hello hello!
Sorry for the lack of updates lately. I've been pretty busy with finishing college and sorting out our end-of-year exhibitions (which I'll post about in a later entry...)

For now though, here's a piece that remains rough & unfinished but had to be submitted anyway for college.
It's an animated music video for Greg Bird's track, "Fire & Horses" which will be on his second EP release later this year. The track's still unfinished too (minus vox).

The theme of his song is nostalgia & escapism, so I worked with the basic idea of how as a child, I used to gaze out of the car window and imagine a little man running along the rooftops and scenery that we drove past.
I wanted to take this further by involving other children's imaginary characters all racing along too, and creating explosions of colour against the drab, minimalist surroundings of the "real" world.

Fire & Horses (WIP) from Jim E Lee on Vimeo.

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26 May 2010 @ 09:15 pm
My friend John from the Graphics class started up this facebook group for his minimalist portraits.
It all started with him messing around with a few triangles in Illustrator, when he realised that it could easily represent Pamela Anderson. Discovering how fun, addictive & easy it was, he then started creating a load more & eventually started the group.

It was around this time that we all had a big essay to do, but joining in with the minimalising was too much fun and added to my various distractions/procrastinations.

Here's mine that I've submitted:


So gwarrrn, join the group and start creating your own!
jim e lee
25 April 2010 @ 11:03 pm
Just a little something that I posted on twitter the other day. You can follow me if you're on it too, by the way!

If you follow finkenstein you've probably seen her awesome Roller Girl earring designs that she made using shrinky dinks. After seeing them, I knew it'd be pretty easy to animate them in a similar way to how the parts would move on the earrings themselves.

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12 April 2010 @ 01:36 am

Not really touched Flash in months, and I'd almost forgotten how to use it. So it was pretty good that we *gasp* actually had a brief tutorial on Flash & Inverse Kinematics (the "Bone" tool for puppet-style animation) a few weeks ago!
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Current Music: Cibo Matto
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24 March 2010 @ 04:51 pm
Got my business card samples from MOO today!
Just wanted to see what the print quality and card was like, before doing something silly like committing to a large order.
I want to see if I can get some more samples printed on the eco-friendly, recycled stock next time too.

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