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Ugly is Beautiful

“Ugly” is commonly used as a negative expression. However, to me ugliness has its own value. This thesis uses graphic design as a storytelling tool to challenge the common criteria of ugliness and launch a personal manifesto: ugly is beautiful. It’s ok to be ugly.

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Healthy Lifestyle: The Chinese Way!

Motion Graphics
Nowadays, people love to put price tags on everything. Sometimes, beauty and value are the essential elements to define the aesthetic. Does that mean if something is not that beautiful, it should be of less value?
Here is a motion video inspired by the aesthetics of Chinese infomercials, which are usually considered cheap and low quality. But by using a authentic content from Chinese medicine research, I try to post the original question to the world: is low quality really means nothing?

© Jing Xie 2023