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Free SOJEE Font

Never thought of making a font, but sometimes I want to think of SOJEE as a brand – to be able to keep things consistent. A font becomes handy because it not only keeps the characters same and neat, but you can also align them, play with letter-spacing, kerning, etc. So voila, my handwritten font is made and you can download it if you want. Hope you'll like it... it's my handwriting after all (but 200% neater).

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(TFF file, 20KB)

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SOJEE's Free Texture Pack #1

I made some color/gradient overlay textures. Had fun playing with the colours and blur effects. Free for commercial use as long as credit is given to sojeeart.com. Enjoy!

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(ZIP download, 1.2MB)

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3 GIF Artists that I Like

Min Liu

I was blown away by his "Bloody Dairy" series. He makes these funny-scary loops that are so pleasing to watch. I also love how his illustration style is so simple yet has all the needed details. Especially the hands! Hands are so complicated and to break them down into flats and lines requires a great amount of practice and observation. 

Min Liu: https://www.instagram.com/bloodydairy

 

James Curran

I am a long-time follower of James Curran ever since I studied Motion Graphics. The animation is incredibly smooth and professional-looking. But I was totally hooked when he started the "Tokyo Gifathon" series, where he animates all his experience while traveling in Japan. He would post a photo of him eating ramen and at night there would be a funny representation of what he did during the day! Since I always travel to Japan, I found his adventures so relatable.

James Curran: https://www.instagram.com/slimjimstudios

 

Yukai Du

Probably one of the most recognizable styles I have seen. The ample serving of dots and lines makes the animation full of energy.  I also love how her artworks can be both abstract and tangible. Sometimes I feel like her work bridges the gap between illustration and fine art.

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Spotlight: TinySupply

I found TinySupply on Instagram and has been finding myself revisiting their page quite frequently. I guess I am really addicted to cute and tiny stuff. The other reason might be due to they are from Singapore, which is the country I grew up in, and I immediately felt this kinship. During my childhood days I have always loved anime and all things "kawaii". But as I got more into art and design, I grew out of the anime/kawaii/chibi type of interest and started to like things more flat and graphic. 

What I love about TinySupply's products are they have this great balance between being "kawaii" and "design-y". What I mean is that it almost embraces a bit of minimalism (having simple facial features for animals, limited color palette for each item, and they are neatly organized), but keep things fun and cute enough for everyone to go "awww". 

Things got even better when I saw they make these personalized picture frames for couples and families. It is really sweet to see the portraits and people's favourite things and memories all in one gift. I definitely would want one for my wedding haha!

And don't forget they make really cute tablewares too!

My heart totally melted seeing these! Oh and did I mention all their products are all meticulously hand-painted? And some are so tiny that I feel like you could only paint on them using a toothpick.

TinySupply: https://www.instagram.com/tinysupply

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