Estée Chan | BLOG (2003 – 2015)

A weekend in Budapest

Posted in - LIFE by esteechan on 14/03/2014

Budapest in mid-February was interesting. I was there for a weekend 弓道 (kyudo) seminar with a lovely sensei from Japan. Shooting with other archers was fun and I had learned a lot from them.

It was surprising in that the weather in the city turned out pretty nice and warm (we were expecting sub-zero temperatures!). It was pleasant – had a lot of delicious Hungarian comfort-food and saw beautiful things everywhere, especially the pastel coloured buildings around the river Danube.

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Ornaments

Posted in - DESIGN, - SKETCH by esteechan on 05/12/2013

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Kyudo senseis

Posted in - LIFE, - SKETCH by esteechan on 05/12/2013

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monkey | girl girl girl

Posted in # GIRL GIRL GIRL, - ARTWORK by esteechan on 27/09/2013

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blue | girl girl girl

Posted in # GIRL GIRL GIRL, - ARTWORK by esteechan on 20/09/2013

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Makiko Ui ~ “Ainu, Portrait of the Wind”

Posted in - LIFE by esteechan on 22/08/2013

Today I saw some very moving photos of the Ainu people by photographer Makiko Ui. I especially liked the ones with children – their innocence and purity shone through. You can see her work now at the National Geographic store in London until 27 August.

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Photo copyright © Makiko Ui.

A Random Universe

Posted in - ARTWORK by esteechan on 23/07/2013

Recently I’ve been reminded of my old illustration – A Random Universe (2010, pencil). Even today I still don’t quite understand the piece myself, but I believe it to be an impression of my mental state at the time.

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yurui | girl girl girl

Posted in # GIRL GIRL GIRL, - ARTWORK by esteechan on 22/07/2013

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night porter | girl girl girl

Posted in # GIRL GIRL GIRL, - ARTWORK by esteechan on 24/06/2013

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Nostalgic Song 少年期

Posted in - LIFE by esteechan on 17/06/2013

A song that I heard while I was at the Fujiko.F.Fujio Museum sparked nostalgic memories of my childhood of when me and my brother and sister would watch Doraemon and many various animes on VHS tapes everyday (Cantonese dubbed versions recorded by my uncle in Hong Kong). The songs were luckily kept in Japanese so it was brilliant listening to this particular piece again which I haven’t heard in about 20 years! The song is 少年期 (shounenki) by Tetsuya Takeda, and it was played at the end of the movie called ドラえもんのび太の宇宙小戦争 (Doraemon: Nobita’s Little Star Wars). Somebody uploaded a clip of the song on Youtube :)

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Nippon ni ikimashita! 日本にいきました!

Posted in - LIFE by esteechan on 16/06/2013

Well, that explains my lack of recent update. I was on holiday in Japan for 3 weeks, and during that time I managed to visit a decent number of places throughout Kyoto, Osaka and Tokyo! It was so dynamically different to the UK, but I was able to settle into their system after a short while of being there. [Photos of my travels are on Instagram]

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Zombies, Run! nominated | Design Museum

Posted in - DESIGN, - GAME by esteechan on 21/03/2013

Our game Zombies,Run! got nominated by the London Design Museum for the Designs of the Year awards!

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Also the sequel Zombies, Run! 2 will be released next month! So please look forward to that – all new artwork, gameplay, story, etc. and plenty more zoms!

MUJI x VIBBON | 2012 Xmas

Posted in # BRAND CONCEPTS, - DESIGN by esteechan on 17/12/2012

For information about these designs please click here.

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MUJI x VIBBON design sketches

Posted in # BRAND CONCEPTS, - DESIGN by esteechan on 16/09/2012

For information about these designs please click here.

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Bowie: An Icon (mixed media) | UNIQLO, UTGP 2013

Posted in - ARTWORK, - CONTEST, - DESIGN by esteechan on 30/08/2012

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