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Project: "Hugo Austen Walpole"
Company:Maryland Institute College of Art
Designer(s): Chen Yu, United States
Category: Other Graphic designs, Student
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Entry Description: In this project, designers develop an alternative persona for themselves, one that amplifies, undermines, and rediscovers an element of who they are. After creating a biographical diagram of their alter ego, they produce a new work of design in the mode of that person. Graphic design becomes a visual performance. My alter ego is a hairdresser, Hugo Austen Walpole. He is a soft-spoken person and owns a small hair salon in downtown London. He loves his job because it allows him to craft beautiful hair cuts with his hands. He also loves reading?books are a solitary comfort for Hugo during his leisure time. Les MisÚrables, Pride and Prejudice and The Castle of Otranto are the books that Hugo loves most. The beautiful spaces between the lines and the narrative of the books inspire him to create hairstyles.

About the Designer/Company
Chen Yu is an exceptional designer and artist. No challenge is too great as he constantly seeks to learn new skills and attempt projects of ever-greater scale and complexity. His work has consequently achieved a superior level of accomplishment. He is a creative thinker, a hard worker, and a leader among his peers. He has obtained numerous awards, and his works have been shown in different countries, such as United States, Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Hungary, Russia, Ukraine, Serbia, Iran, Japan, Singapore, Korea, South Africa and China.