What is a personal logo (PL)?  A PL is a symbol that represents you and/or your journey in life.  Ideally, the fundamental meaning of your PL remains true even in the face of the unanticipated changes that occur in life.  But if it doesn't, I suppose you'll just have to make a new one.

If you are interested in having your own original PL, feel free to contact me.  We can brainstorm and I can also design your PL for a donation.


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AuthorZachary Chan

     I am inspired, guys!  I had a wonderful and transformative six weeks in Japan, and it's great to be back home.  Along with its natural geographic beauty, Japan is famous for its general design sensibility.  It was a goldmine of natural and man-made wonders.

     After seeing such brilliant patterns, signage, graphics, logos, typography, and calligraphy, I couldn't help but fill my journal with new ideas for V&D.  My favorite contemporary graphics and typography were very clean, concise, and practical -- and it was not uncommon that designers would balance any digital sterility with a tribute to the poetic imperfections that occur in nature.  However, in terms of character and craftsmanship and wabi-sabi, the traditional Japanese signage takes the cake.  There's something about white calligraphy on a wonky slab of dark wood -- so simple and humble, yet strong and elegant.

     Put me to work!  I'm eager to apply these ideas.  

     And if you want to see more photos from the trip, click here.  :-)


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AuthorZachary Chan

I will be in Japan for six weeks, between the 1st of April and the 13th of May.  During this travel period, I encourage people to contact me via messages rather than by phone.  Thank you!

I'll be sharing some travel pics on Instagram.  Click here to check it out!

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AuthorZachary Chan

When we drop off our tanks at San Juan Propane, it's left among many others — some identical to ours.  To keep track of the tanks, someone has to write the names of the owners on each one.  My family decided to mark our tank with a "Chan" decal, just for kicks.  I had some scrap vinyl lying around, so I designed a sticker, cut it out, and slapped it on.  Here's the result.  I bet you've never seen such dreamy photos of an old propane tank.

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AuthorZachary Chan