Browsing Tag »pictograms«

Graphic Design as Art – Part 3/6

August 14, 2010

Graphic Design as Art – Part 3/6

Permanent UV ink on canvas, 50cm x 100cm, scroll bound contemporary Chinese style Visual Work – Sections on Close Up Chinese character for ‘Learn’ ‘學’. The bottom part of this character is ‘Child’,  ‘子’, a child with knowledge on top of his/her head. Please observe the 2 crosses within the top brackets, I picked up […]

What are Chinese name chops?

November 21, 2009

What are Chinese name chops?

What are Chinese Name Chops (name seals)? What? Lamb chops? No, not something you bought out of a butcher shop, a name chop is developed in ancient Chinese times to symbolize and validate a person’s identity. A name chop is an artefact hand crafted out of a choice of beautiful precious stones; the full name […]

Chinese Typo-graphy

October 29, 2009

Chinese Typo-graphy

Chinese characters were originally drawings of objects (pictographs), but during the course of history they have been refined that they are now abstract and many of them are no longer recognizable as images. By putting the image quality back into a character, the character can then be read as an image again and can therefore also be understood by people with different language backgrounds. Universality thus re-established.

Chapter 3 – Learning English

October 25, 2009

Chapter 3 – Learning English

After what seemed like the happiest time of my life, it was time to go back to school, only this time it was worse because I had little English. At first it was like a Panda trying to talk to a Kiwi bird, with question marks popping up comically. It was frustrating but nevertheless, an […]