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AMAZIAN OF THE WEEK! Patrick Li

November 30th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

Name: Patrick Li

Age: 41

Occupation: Art Director, Graphic Designer, Creative Director and Principal of the branding firm Li, Inc.


Patrick Li, Packaging Your Sartorial Experience

Patrick Li, Packaging Your Sartorial Experience



Known for: Integrating the inscrutable design aesthetic of your favorite amazian fashion designers (from Alexander Wang to Philip Lim to Jason Wu) into the strangely-important little pieces–like label tags and gift boxes.

The NYTimes did a fascinating profile of Li over the weekend, in which he is depicted as both a design and communication genius. In the article, Rodarte co-designer Kate Mulleavy explains Li’s gift: “I would describe Patrick’s work as like distilling something to the purest form”–likely why the boldest and most complex of the fashion world flock to him when trying to determine their season’s essence.

We fancy ourselves a bit complex… now, all we have to do is see if he’ll redesign the DISGRASIAN logo in exchange for both of our first-born. And maybe a nice bottle of scotch.

[NYT: The Graphic Designer Patrick Li Translates Fashion From Silk To Paper]

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AMAZIAN OF THE WEEK! Shigemi Ikeda

September 14th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana


Name: Shigemi Ikeda

Hails from: Japan

Occupation: Art Director, Animator

Known for: A long laundry list of animation achievements. New and notable, however, is the juried Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation that Ikeda received on Saturday, for his work on Afro Samurai. The Emmy is a monumental first for a Japanese-animated production, and when Ikeda took to the mic, he humbly apologized for his minimal English and delivered thank yous in his native tongue–to a roomful of resounding applause.

Congratulasians go out to Ikeda! And mad props for also dressing super sharp!

[Academy of Television Arts & Sciences: 2009 Creative Arts Emmy® Winners]
[IMDB: Shigemi Ikeda]

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