I Love Ngọc Lan
Bringing it back to the beginning
I Love Ngọc Lan is a website dedicated to one of my beloved Vietnamese singers. For fifteen years, I have continued to redesign and to maintain this site. It’s the longest side project I have ever worked on.
After one and a half decade, I wanted to take it back to the original design, which was clean, simple, and elegant. While maintaining the classic look and feel, the modern design takes on bolder photography, more playful typography, and more focus on reability. Header is set in Memoriam, by Patrick Griffin. Headlines are set in Dancing Script, by Impallari Type. The text face is Spectral, by Production Type. Small text is set in Source Sans Pro, by Paul D. Hunt.
For the logo, I returned to one if my favorite display typefaces called Memoriam by Patrick Griffin. Its elegant curves and swaying rhythms are a perfect match to Ngọc Lan’s styles. The name of the typeface also fits well with the purpose of the site.
This project is a labor of love and I am proud of it. I will continue to work on it as long as I can.