Sophia Adalaine Zhou

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Nature to Nurture
February 2013

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Where Sky Meets Sea  
September 2014

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model : Samantha Nolte

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A nod to the Greek myth of Aphrodite, in a way.

Helium
September 2014

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model : Tegan Elliott


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update 09.09.2014 —
I had edited this late last night after a full day of turning my brain to jelly with graphic design homework projects. After looking at it today, I realized the tree was distracting from my lovely friend (model) in the composition, so I took it out. I don’t usually like distorting the landscape I photographed in so much, but it really was bothering me a lot. I think it’s done for sure now…because I really need to stop procrastinating my schoolwork, even though I’d much rather edit photos at the moment. -__-;

This is a display typeface I created for my Typography II coursework. It features hand-drawn plants, many of a flowering variety that are popularly displayed in gardens, with starting letters which correspond to the respective letter form. Here we have Rose, Sunflower, Tulip, and Ursinia. The typeface is named Le Jardin de Adalaine.

About the process: I drew the letters by hand first. The letter forms are based off Georgia because I like its simple and classic serifs, and it has large features that help with legibility even when I add ornate flowers. Drawing by hand alone took about 23 hours; I used an itty bitty black Micron pen. Then I scanned it, created base colors in Illustrator, then added some texture for depth in Photoshop. 

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This is a display typeface I created for my Typography II coursework. It features hand-drawn plants, many of a flowering variety that are popularly displayed in gardens, with starting letters which correspond to the respective letter form. So, here we have Violet, Winterberry, Xeranthemum, Yarrow, and Zinnia.

Students have to name their typefaces, so I’m tentatively thinking of calling this typeface Le Jardin de Adalaine. It’s French because I originally wanted to name it something reminiscent of the fleur de lys, but the letters are more like a garden than just flowers…plus it sounds kind of lame if I just say “Adalaine’s Garden” ^__^; Anyway, I’ll post more of the alphabet soon; I’m starting from the end because with my last name, I’m used to always being called last, so I’m switching it around. ;-b

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Untitled 689. 
July 2014

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model : Samantha Nolte

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She dreamed she drew the tide 
July 2014

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model : Samantha Nolte

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Traversing Existence
August 2014

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Apperceiving an afterimage
August 2014

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model : Tegan Elliott

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Untitled 9622.
August 2014

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model : Tegan Elliott

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In light of summer 
August 2014

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model : Tegan Elliott

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The Seven Deadly Sins
August 2014

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model : Dawn Purcell

This is my version of the seven deadly sins: Gula, Acedia, Luxuria, Avaritia, Invidia, Ira, and Superbia. Although the theme is nothing new, I’ve never really seen the sins depicted in black and white before; the ones I’ve seen always seem to have a color associated to help distinguish the sin. So I thought it’d be more challenging and fun to go black and white, and rely more on my friend’s ability to express emotions as a model and my ability to capture them as a photographer.

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Dreaming from the heart and soul 
July 2014

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model : Samantha Nolte

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These dreams fly on fragile wings
March 2013

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Untitled 1178.
May 2013

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