How long will plastics stay with the world in the future and how much influence will they have on the future generations of the earth? This is a question worth pondering. Designers set out from this question, using the waste plastics in their lives as materials, designing and cutting purely by hand, and made a unique "plastic book". In the book, they imitated children's handwriting to trigger a warning of plastic pollution to all mankind.
This project is the final documentation of Hsiao-Wen's thesis research on craft making as a preservation methodology in the current digital age. The book consists of three parts, examining the transition between the physical and virtual, material and data, user engagement and experience from the perspective of craft making and preservation. As the world transitioned from physical activities to virtual interactions, new needs and forms of engagement with our surroundings were prompted. Such change not only exhibits via the object and the technology, but also the whole culture at large.
The Seeds of Faith - The Design of the Admission Letter for BFU, 2018. The whole set includes an admission letter, a notebook and an enrollment guidance. Four types of the letters illustrate stages of the growth process: Breeding, Germinating, Growing and Flourishing. The letter is colored dark green, with silver and golden dots or seeds. The concept of this design is the power of seeds, the research objects for Beijing Forestry University. College students in BFU are seeds, that, with the cultivation and irrigation, can release power to make important contributions in the future.
This project initiated with selection and digitalization of analog film photograph followed by a painstaking iterative process of juxtaposing photographs and design elements. As a result, the book was conceptualized into a 250-page photography book. The biggest focus of the project was put on building narrative through careful juxtaposition of photographs and creating a balance where design does not overwhelm the content but plays a modest role in cohesively bridging the variety of content ranging from photography, poems, interviews to illustrations.
These are books on the city's history and regional culture. The books consists of eight volumes, which respectively introduce eight places of interest in Mukden. Mukden is the birthplace of Qing culture and an important Chinese cultural heritage. Books are bound by folding, materials are metal, rice paper, brocade and so on. The shape of the book is an octagonal palace lantern, which expresses the meaning that the palace lantern carries the memory of the old times and lights illuminate the history and culture. The content of the book uses digital illustration to depict the scene.
Stock and financial instruments is a publication that constitutes a compendium of theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of graphic design principles as well as the fundamentals of stock markets’ functioning. The book includes an introduction to graphic design, most common data visualization mistakes, a stock exchange glossary and a brief history of the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Created for all novice designers and traders.
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