Nunovit Comics Did a Mini Profile of Me by john cheng

A big THANK YOU to Nunovit Comics for making this mini profile video of me. It was really fun hanging out with you guys and talking about all sorts of stuff. Hope to do it again in the future!

A mini glimpse into the mind of artist, illustrator, designer John Cheng / Interviewed by Jackie Chang from Nunovit Comics, an indie comic, design and illustration anthology / Cinematography by Naveen Chaubal / Song: House by Kindness See Confabulation with John Cheng - Part 1: Nunovit Cover here:

Leica 45-min Ad: The Most Boring Ad Ever? by john cheng

This is a Leica ad that runs for 45 minutes. I can't tell if it's a genius concept, or completely ridiculous. I'm on the fence...but honestly I couldn't watch the whole thing.

But also, it's actually someones job to sit and polish all day! Think about it...kind of makes your job look less boring now doesn't it.

Nunovit: John Cheng by john cheng

Big thanks to Jackie Chang of Nunovit for creating this confabulation vid of me and to Naveen Chaubal for the cinematography. Part 2 will be coming soon. Can't wait to see the rest!

By the way, it's is very, very strange to hear yourself talk...

Fiona Apple Sings "Pure Imagination" by john cheng

Fiona Apple sings "Pure Imagination" from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. I loved Charlie and the Chocolate factory when I was growing up and this song brings back a lot of memories. This rendition, however, takes it to a completely different place.

It is an ad for the game that Chipotle has made available for download and has a lot of social commentary about the overly processed foods and mistreatment of livestock that our food industries and full with.

At the end of the day it is still an ad from Chipotle trying to convince us of how sustainable their practices are and how much better their product is compared to others. I cant speak much to the validity of their claim, but as an ad, well done Chipotle, well done.


Watch "The Scarecrow," the companion film for Chipotle's new app-based game. Then download the free app at and join the quest for wholesome, sustainable food. The song "Pure Imagination" performed by Grammy Award®--winning artist Fiona Apple, is available for download on iTunes.

Honda "Hands" by john cheng

I always love finding interesting videos to draw inspiration from and this is one of those videos. Curiously enough, it's a video about inspiration as well. Thanks to my dad for sending me this video.

Discover more at Honda "Hands" film celebrates the curiosity of Honda engineers, which has led to some of the most successful Honda innovations over the past 65 years.

Documentary: NO INTERNET WEEK by john cheng

A short documentary called "No Internet Week" by Mother London.

This really brought to light how addicted to internet our lives are, how addicted to internet I am! We live in a world where encountering and interacting with the internet is inevitable, but taking a moment to step back and be more aware of how we use the internet is very important. In all honesty, I really don't need to check instagram 6+ times a day.

Noramoji Project by john cheng

The Noramoji Project is one of the greatest undertakings that I've come across. Noramoji are fonts made from the deconstruction of storefront signage found all over Japan. These fonts can't be found in books or type kits, they have to be sought out.

The goal of Noramoji is to find these fonts, deconstruct and analyze the fonts in order to recreate a full set of hiragana or katakana and then returning the letters back to the store owners. You can actually download these fonts and donate to fund their ongoing project. The proceeds are then given back to the store owners that the fonts were found from.

What a great idea!

プロジェクトサイトはこちら → 古い町並みには、洗練されていないけれど個性的で味のある文字がたくさんあります。このプロジェクトは、そんなステキな文字たちを「のらもじ」と名付け、それを 発見 → 分析 → フォント化 を進めていく活動です。

We Are What We Do by john cheng

A great video on master craftsman Eric Hollenbeck using his workshop as a remedy. Hollenbeck teaches kids who have been kicked out of reform schools multiple times and shows them how to make things. Watch the video to hear why he does what he does.

Finding Vivian Maier by john cheng

The mysterious photographer, Vivian Maier, was only discovered after her undeveloped work was purchased from an auction. Watch the clip after the jump to see the trailer of the documentary unfolding the mystery that is Vivian Maier.

This is the official trailer for the documentary film, Finding Vivian Maier. Coming Soon in 2013 A film unraveling the life of the now famous Vivian Maier and John Maloof's journey to piece together Maier's past. (Film website) (Maier's photographs)

The OMEn Chronicles by john cheng

Harry Potter fans probably already know that J.K. Rowling is writing an 8th book for the Harry Potter series. But enough about that, check out the OMEn Chronicles by Wren Weichman (@wrenthereaper) a film based in the world of Harry Potter years after the fall of Voldemort.

The phenomenal sound design was done by Kevin Senzaki, whom I knew from way back in high school when we were in the same art class together. I doubt he remembers me now, but I still love seeing the successes of classmates from my younger years.

Click here to tweet it! Follow me for updates In a world filled with magic, one mysterious person tries to keep a forgotten power safe from both the Officers of OMEn and the Evil forces wanting to corrupt it. Kial's Kickstarter!! Please check it out!

How I created the Magic Spell Sounds for wrenthereaper's short "The OMEn Chronicles!"