Wheelsome is a car- themed cafe based in Chongqing China that offers a space for people to celebrate car culture.
Wheelsome creates a sensory experience for the customers by combining eyesome cars, adventuresome display and wholesome food to engage all their senses.
Inside the cafe there are cars all over the place. A car on the wall for people to discover its former glory from a whole new perspective, a car pointing up like a launching rocket to reminisce the Space Age ('59 Cadillac Eldorado would be the perfect choice).
There’s also an in-house theatre in which customers can sit in one of two vintage cars with their loved ones and enjoy a movie just like people did in drive-in theatres decades ago. The difference is now they get to choose what they're going to watch.
Wheelsome, car cafe reimagined.
Heartfelt thanks to Steven Heller, Lita Talarico and advisor Stephen Doyle.
“27 Club” is a hand made pop-up book in commemoration of six gifted rock musicians who all died tragically at the young age of 27.
In this book, I tried to reproduce a glory moment when these accomplished musicians were performing on stage, and tried to discover their states of mind when they felt puzzled, depressed or desperate, using all possible expressive techniques of pop-up books.
Special thanks to Fang Yang for the photography.
Front and back covers made of wood coated with black paint.
Pop-up Grammy Award.
The 6 main members of the 27 Club (from left): Brian Jones, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse.
Their representative items.
A question mark made of cassette tape, submerged in a sea of question marks.
A cracked TV screen indicates how public opinion and negative media coverage can ruin a celebrity and his family.
The skull is a collage of multiple elements in lives of 27 Club members, including their highlights and what led to their tragic deaths.
Opening the last page, there are two hands approaching each other, eventually clasping together. The upper left hand is inscribed with the lyrics of Amy Winehouse’s “Help Yourself”.
Adventure of Taoists
I collaborated with my classmate Jiayue Li on this illustration book trying to combine 3 Chinese Taoist stories into an adventurous journey.
the Adventure of Taoists
A rebranding project for the Evolution Store, one of NYC's best retail destination for science and natural history collectibles, artifacts, gifts, and home furnishings.
Chongqing Public Transit
Visual identity design for public transportation system of Chongqing
App Interface design as an extension of the visual identity of Chongqing Public Transit
Roosevelt Island greeting cards
Day version designed for tourists and visitors
Night version designed for residents (islanders)
A 16-page book recording my random thoughts on a random morning.
One Perfectly Ordinary Day
A carousel book I made for Warren Lehrer's Writing and Designing the Visual Book class.
It generally outlines my daily routine during the first semester in the SVA MFA Design program which was exhausting but fruitful. The book has 12 folds, each fold standing for a time span of 2 hours, adding up to a whole day. I wrote my thoughts and activities for each time node on the outer layer of the book, and using cutouts as windows to reveal my inner world which was printed on the inner layer.
Special thanks to Yang Fang for the photography.
A typeface inspired by the marvelous works of Ladislav Sutnar. Also a project for Steven Heller's Paul Rand Lecture Series class.
This typeface later was included in Steven Heller’s new book: Ladislav Sutnar Shapes II
Caffeine & Gasoline
What happens when a biker confuses what he drinks with what his bike drinks?
More to come soon
Guest Lecture Poster
Poster design I did for ESPO's Art World studio visit with legendary graffiti artist Stephen Powers. The walking legs and hand drawn types are all inspired by his iconic works.