Happy Wednesday, two people who came across my blog by mistake and might not read past this line!
I’ve added a “full” sketchbook to my sketchbook page. It’s my sketchbook from my Los Angeles study trip with Marwen in 2007. Go check it out! Next up, I plan to finish uploading my Pink Metal sketchbook in the next couple of days.
I’m also currently working on some black and white drawings on brown packaging paper. The set I’m currently working on is going to be a 4-piece polyptych self portrait. I’ll post up a preview later on. That’s all for now!
So, last week, I received in the mail some packages that I was very excited and anxious to receive. Unfortunately for any intellectuals out there, it wasn’t anything morally stimulating or anything like school or work related, if anything it was just m merchandise to further feed into my greedy indulgences as a fangirl.
In the morning my Big Bang Photobook arrived.I got a wake up call from my little cousin who was downstairs, saying that there was a surprise for me. Of course I had to assume my package had arrived, the only other possibility could have been that Choi Seunghyun himself came all the way from Japan to sweep me off my feet. Er, anywho, it was my book, and I was damn well excited.
I was slightly disappointed by the postal packaging. It didn’t come in a box so the plastic edges of the book container were bent, broken and damaged. You’d think or at least hope that whoever packs these things, would say, “Hey this looks a little flimsy, how’s about we stick in in a box?”
Either way, the book itself was the most important. The book was certainly more than I expected. Aside from the obvious photos, member profiles and snippets of band history, there were a few other details that made me love it even more.
Accompanying a majority of the pictures in the book was either specs on the camera used for the photographs or detail on the clothes each member was wearing. Yes, just like a fashion magazine. Of course, I spazzed out. How could I not ? I love photography, I love fashion and I love Big Bang, so this was like my dream book. Not just that, but being a photo book, it’s going to come it handy for my illustrations I’m making of Big Bang for a large poster I’m designing to put up i my room (details on that later).
The pages are a great combination of matte and glossy finishes. The typography was really well done and the extra photo shop elements were really nicely put together. And aside from all that they had to further push my regression into my 8-year-old fangirly self by including stickers. Yes, stickers of Big Bang. They also included a VIP keychain (which I forgot to take a picture of, but it’s there, and I love it).
Then, just a few hours later, my DVDs came in the mail. I didn’t expect they would arrive until the end of the week. This only made my day even better. I’m always thrown by great packaging, I think packaging is a really important part of selling a product. I’ve also heard that Big Bang merchandise is known for it’s great packaging, so there’s no way I’m not gonna buy their stuff.
The DVD case comes in a really sturdy black box that has little 3D cut outs on the top lid of Big Bang singing on a stage. Inside the box is the glossy DVD folder which contains 3 DVDs, the original concert show, the version that was aired on TV and the special features disc. Even the folder had a little pop up part on it with the ‘Big Show’ sign.
It cam with an awesome little photobook. Resilient color on high gloss pages. I loved it. This whole set is awesome to have.
I would talk about the dvd content it self but I don’t wan’t to spoil it for anyone. I’ll just say, it’s freakin AWESOME. You will disappointed in NO WAY.
Also, for those of you who don’t know, Big Bang’s G-Dragon has created an account on me2day.net which is like a Korean version of twitter. I joined for the sole purpose of following G-Dragon’s posts, and believe me, it’s so worth it because that man spam-posts like there is no tomorrow. Not just text posts, he posts pictures! And his latest post is a clip from one of the tracks off his new solo album! It sounds really tight and fresh. I love it and I’m super excited about the new album. Click here to check out his profile. FYI if you plan on joining, it helps to know Korean. I know like 4 words in Korean and I don’t know what half the stuff on that site says, but I don’t care. Big Bang is my love right now, so i do what i can to stay up to date.
In other news! I have t-shirt designs up at RedBubble.com! I think you should check them out and help a broke college kid out.
I’m also getting my super old sewing machine fixed so I can stimulate my interest in textiles, particularly fashion design and possibly the making of adorable plushies.
In the mean time, check out my RedBubble page and help me make some dollaz~ I plan on making some designs for Mexican Independence day coming up in September! Keep an eye out for it!