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Playlist: Unfold

Unfold playlist cover
It’s been over a year! .. since the last time I uploaded a playlist. Which is a shame. And which is why it’s such a long one, 44 tracks.
I had thoughts about making it on Spotify, but I couldn’t find there like half of the songs from the list .. then I thought I could make it on Soundcloud – but then there I couldn’t find the previous half of the list. So that left same old 8tracks.

These are the songs I have been listening a lot this year, they are more on the electronic-pop-femalevocal-chillstep-ish side. It pretty much describes my year. The first track is my yesterday-today’s favorite. : )
The quote on the list is also from that song:
“And weeks went by but felt like hours 
Spring would lie in summer showers 
In my hair were winter flowers”

The photo I used for the playlist cover – I took it 3 (?) weeks ago. It was an amazing foggy environment around Milford Sound, I will share them later.

LISTEN

Unfold – 44 tracks:

  1. Vallis Alps – Young
  2. Wafia – Heartburn
  3. Alina Baraz & Galimatias – Unfold
  4. Elliot Berger – Home (feat Notelle)
  5. Elenne – Between Us (feat Mothica)
  6. Singularity – Alone
  7. Airia – Infinity
  8. Kiiara – Gold
  9. Crywolf – Anachronism
  10. Michl – Kill Our Way To Heaven
  11. Echos & Nightcall – Rainfall
  12. Dahila Sleeps – Breathe
  13. Kina Grannis – Chandelier (Cover)
  14. Dahila Sleeps – Hessian
  15. Crywolf – Epithelial (feat Echos)
  16. Sirena – Primal
  17. Beyoncé – Crazy in Love (Remix)
  18. Gnash – I Hate U I Love U (feat Olivia O’brien)
  19. Echos – The Hills (Weeknd Cover)
  20. Skylar Grey – I Know You
  21. Lena Fayre – This World
  22. Caribou – Melody Day
  23. Niia – BTSTU (Cover)
  24. Portishead – Roads
  25. Glimpse – Until It Falls Apart
  26. Echos – Save You
  27. Glimpse – Rising Storm
  28. Nightcall – Dead V
  29. Oh Wonder – Technicolor Beat
  30. Feverkin – Sinking (feat Nori)
  31. Blackbear – IDFC
  32. Made in Heights – Viices
  33. Electus – Leaving the Lights
  34. Nightcall  – Unknown
  35. Stalgia – Rust
  36. Enkidu – Thin Plastic (feat Anke Sommer)
  37. Ekali – Another Girl (Aywy & Ekali)
  38. Made in Heights – Forgiveness
  39. Akira Kosemura – Petrarca
  40. Oh Wonder – Heart Hope
  41. Niia – Running Up That Hill
  42. Vanic x K Flay – Hypnotic
  43. Vanic x K Flay – Make Me Fade
  44. Haelos – Dust

 

Ps: I have preordered the EXO album, and as an additional present for myself for christmas, the official ring too, and I’m just so excited for both of them, so can’t wait till I will have them in my hands.

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Identity – Gaborovna ’15

identity: gaborovna '15

My new identity: business cards, portfolio book, website.
My new me.

They are all matte, in the colors of creamy white, dark grey, and something around greenish turquoise. (Where there is white on the book in the identity text, there is the turquoise on the business card instead of white, and where there is white on the business card there is the turquoise on the book.)
Everything says ERIKA AT GABOROVNA.COM on the front, and #/@ gaborovna on the back.

I have updated my website too: gaborovna.com
IMPORTANT: I have moved the commission info from my website to my tumblr blogs including: only-elie.tumblr.com

And lower below I added some shots from my portfolio book. My full portfolio book can be read online too at: http://issuu.com/gaborovna

identity: gaborovna '15

identity: gaborovna '15

identity: gaborovna '15

Képernyőfotó 2015-05-23 - 17.21.29

identity: gaborovna '15

identity: gaborovna '15

identity: gaborovna '15

identity: gaborovna '15

identity: gaborovna '15

identity: gaborovna '15

identity: gaborovna '15

identity: gaborovna '15

identity: gaborovna '15

identity: gaborovna '15

identity: gaborovna '15

Find Transparency (graduation project) – Raindrop

find transparency

“And you are just like that transparent raindrop
Passing through my skin and drenching my heart”
/ EXO – Beautiful (Chinese version)

find transparency

Guess who put EXO as part of her diploma project.
Really, I totally actually did it, no regrets.

My graduation project is about transparency, and on the level of humans we can talk about transparency when someone is absolutely honest. I’m representing honesty in my project in the actual graphics and typos I used to show the layers of transparency. I present my own honesty, me, myself, as a person, the girl behind everything – and EXO is a big part of me and who I am today, like it or not.
Please excuse my long storytelling, but I have never said these before and I won’t repeat it again. But I want them to know – especially after the events of these past months – what they mean to us. I know, I very well know that the members are only the peak of what we know as EXO, and I honestly totally adore every single person behind them, who put work, knowledge, energy, and time into them (the teasers, gosh, I want to know who made the exodus teasers, who was responsible for that amazingness, I’m applying for a job to whoever made those, I want to work there – update: ig: vm_project). But if a well-made group was enough I would be a fan of a lot of groups now, but here I am as a – no matter what – proud EXO-L, and that is because of our honeys. Without the power and energy they give me I wouldn’t be able to draw now, nor to use the entire Adobe pack for my designs, I wouldn’t be editing films, and would not have known a lot of amazing girls I met in the past years. Overall I would have been me divided by hundred times, everything that matters to me right know wouldn’t be part of my life, and even the thought of this scares me. I didn’t even notice when exactly I fell for them, when I realised it was already too late, and I don’t know how could I possibly repay them for everything. I wish the sun always shined an additional ray onto them, their slice of cake always to be a little sweeter, their teamug always warming up their fingers. I hope one day I will be able to pay back to them everything they gave me, and even more.
Loving you honeys, everything is gonna be just fine : )

This part of my diploma project is for them, it’s representing my love towards them, and my gratefulness for what they gave me to improve as a human being and as a designer, so that now, today, I can show something like this.

And this is exactly what I’m going to tell to the examining committee, the creative directors and whoever will be requiring explanations from me, and I don’t care what they will think, “the stupid little fangirl who can’t grow up”, because they have no idea —
They do not have a single idea — …
And I’m going to proudly hold my back to it. Because this is me.

find transparency

find transparency

University Infographic Posters

University Infographic Posters

School project, 2014
Infographic Posters

My university is celebrating its’ 10th anniversary, and as one of our school project we were asked to make infographic posters for the VISART10 exhibition. The data on the posters are real numbers from our university life. The graphics are layed over the photos I took for the exhibiton visual plans.

This was a complex project. We were the ones who made the exhibition for the school. So we all had to make visual plans, and one was chosen and made real. We made the plans, posters, tickets, banners, animation, etc. At least that’s how the others worked, because I’m angry at my school and I didn’t quite bother myself with it, so the visual plans I did are not for this exhibition, just an imagined exhibition, for my own taste.

This project I shared on Behance too.

University Infographic Posters

University Infographic Posters

University Infographic Posters

University Infographic Posters

University Infographic Posters

University Infographic Posters

University Infographic Posters

University Infographic Posters

University Infographic Posters

University Infographic Posters

University Infographic Posters

University Infographic Posters

University Infographic Posters

These infographic posters and my animation video were chosen to participate in the exhibition, but I refused.

And though a lot of things were made by us, in the result the main poster for example is something I have never seen, and I don’t really know how it ended up to be a poster for the exhibition at all, it looks terrible and embarrassing on so many levels.

exam + bubblydiaries is 3 years old

preparing for the exam

this week is exam-week for us. i have finished preparing for it, used up almost all of my homeworks from this semester, what you see that’s basically it. i was looking at it, thinking, if i sat down right now, i could finish all of these in 3 days in a calm way, 1 day if i was pushing myself and make an effort. now that makes me wonder then what i have been doing all this 3 months.

preparing for the exam

i was planning to share these here, but didn’t really get to it. the top row will be my first art project btw, i will make it full, because i liked the thought behind my school project, so i will grow it out into an art project: Secondary Emotions. that’s the reason for why you haven’t seen it yet. for the rest of them i don’t have an excuse.

and today i didn’t draw a kyungsoo portrait either. hopefully tomorrow i will. so honey got 22 today. thats an awesome year, i loved being 22, it was fun, i hope his will be too. (and i got 22 in 2012.2.2. and my lucky number is – guess what – 2, and 22, and all that’s 2, so my year was nice, yes.)

this wordpress blog also had his birthday today. which is a coincidence i didn’t realise up till 10 mins ago, when i logged in, that i actually registrated on the same day as kyungsoo’s birthday. in 2012. Bubblydiaries is a proud 3 years old. .. … and 3 years ago i was 22 too. just like now kyungsoo.
yep.

Untitled

so, with this blog and with tumblr (my tumblr will have its birthday in May) happened the first time that i stayed at one online place for longer than a year. before them i used to have blogs here and there, but got tired of them after a year. not now, here i am, after 3 years. and I’m happy to be here, and happy you are here too.
this blog will probably see me grow old, get all wrinkly, live with an army of cats, and scare the loud neighbor kids when their ball falls onto my grass.
because i can’t imagine myself without this blog. (and if it’s really going to be like this, i probably should have taken the url thing a little more serious 3 years ago)

freehand hipster typo

freehand hipster typo

“It’s like a bad dream, but I swear it’s goddamn daylight” – Kate Miller – Feed the Light lyrics

can you imagine i have never made something like this? this is something that every graphic student tried at least once. well, i didn’t. whenever i wanted i always found something else to do, and never actually got to this. not today!
with all this “let’s do what i always wanted to do” – new year concept of mine i didn’t think much when i suddenly had the desire to.
the thing is that I’m not good in freehand typo. my hands start to shake often when i start to control them, and while this looks super artsy in a drawing, its not a good thing when it comes to typography, geometry, and such. i did have some fight with my hands while making this too. i can’t draw a damned straight line. -.- ah, well, but while i was getting angry about that i remembered one of my drawing teachers from the first and second year art classes. when we had our last class with her she said to me, as the conclusion of our two years together: “i guess i will never understand why you can’t draw a straight line.”
plus in classes and life i somehow always got surrounded by some really talented typographers, mostly guys, who were super talented in drawing creative typos or not creative typos. my experiments would look like cats’ scratch next to them.
but its 2015 and i felt like doing it, so i did.
and i loved doing it.
though let me tell you this takes muuuuch longer than i thought it would. i spent 4 hours with it. i could have finished two portraits during this time. hm.

it even crossed my mind what if typo posters will be my first, the 2015 january art project. i had something else in my mind, but since I’m in the mood.. why not. we will see.

Christmas Giveaway: Free Commission

christmas giveaway - free commissions

Yesterday was Santa Claus Day for us (Christmas is for Winter Father), it’s a happy day, children get a looot of sweets into their boots during the night. My little sister tried to record Santa on her mobile phone camera. Santa was tricky though, he turned off the lights. : D

Yesterday also was the day my Christmas Giveaway* started.
I’m going to start drawing commissions from 2015.01.01. But the first two places on the list are out for christmas, free, gift from me to you. Two winners will have the chance to have their wish and desire be drawn. Anything. Anyone.

To enter:
> comment under the giveaway Youtube video
AND/OR
> like and/or reblog the giveaway image on Tumblr
AND/OR
> favourite and/or retweet the giveaway image on Twitter

* The giveaway promotion stands only for First Type Commissions + Shipping. Two winners will be chosen among the people entered. To read more about commissions and to understand what First Type Commission means please visit www.gaborovna.com . To enter the giveaway comment on Youtube under the promotion video (youtube.com/kpope11ie), favourite or retweet the giveaway image on Twitter (twitter.com/elie0202), like or reblog the giveaway image or video on Tumblr (only-elie.tumblr.com). The giveaway closes on 2014.12.23. The winners will be chosen random. The winners will be contacted, and have 48 hours to reply. If a winner cannot be contacted or have not replied after 48 hours another winner will be chosen.

i really wanted this to be available for the most social hotpoints, the places im usually at.
youtube makes possible only comments, thats the only way i can check who wanted to enter the giveaway. this gave the opportunity for a lot of you tell me things you might not have told before. and it turned out to be my christmas gift as well. soooooooo many lovely comments, i read them all, they make me smile, laugh sometimes, all of them are really nice.

notice my website there? : ) www.gaborovna.com
i have been working hard to be in time with it, and with the commission info i have been delaying for like forever. unfortunately my portfolio basically doesn’t exist (someone tell me what i have been doing in the past 6 years, because i see totally nothing), but im working on it.
the situation have been especially challenging because next week is our last one in the semester, and ALL project deadlines are during it. which means i have minimum 2 deadlines every day. unnecessary to explain how it feels like from within, most of you probably can imagine, since we all have semester-ends. but it will be over in a week.