The soul of a city is its people, who demolish old buildings, relocate the inhabitants, which reflect the development of the city. As the major carrier of this design, the envelopes reflect the theme of demolition using dismantled and restructured strokes of Chinese characters. Four among six, the envelopes carry the inspiration coming from buildings which once had impact on people’s life but has been pulled down today. By means of comparing between the small print characters (description of the old buildings and past life) outside the envelopes and the surrounding environment of new buildings after the demolition inside, it shows the development and change of the place. The other two envelopes show the dismantling buildings and a female living in the city.
Seven Days in TIBET
The book and the poster are about my seven-day journey in Tibet. The poster, following certain time and spatial orders, narrates the unique characteristics of Tibet architecture and cultural establishment as well as my feelings at the time. The book contains photos depicting the sceneries of local culture and landscape, which are taken in the same altitude corresponding to the respective poster content.
Poster: 700*505mm, Book: 148*210mm
The book inquires into the concept of uselessness, and reflects on how one measures the value of things and what makes one think that the value of things is lost. The book consists of two parts: the questions and the answers. The first part is a self-questioning process in which I metaphorized myself into lotus and asked why I deemed myself useless; the second part is a responding process in which I answered my questions through observations and reflections demonstrated in photographed images.
Ode to typography
A Typographic Poem
13.5×20×2.5 inches (34.3×50.8×6.4 cm)
Xizhimen Inner Street
8.3×13 inches (21×33 cm)
The book records by photo of the actual transformation of Xizhimen Inner Street before and after the removal of apartment buildings along the road. The book, when torn open with the inside showing the buildings before and the outside showing the debris after the massive dismantlement, intends to let the readers experience the changing process of the street, and interact with the book itself.
Planning, Environmental graphic design, Proposal
Art paper, needleworks
9.5×14×0.8 inches (24×35.5×2 cm)
“On Sale” series project explored the relationship between self value and social identity. This work deals with the issues that identity, culture diversity and urban modernization.
“On Sale” series project consist of “Pork product” “Butter product” “Sushi” “Shrimp product ” “Egg” “Empanadas” and “Naengmyeon”.
These food products metaphor different people with different culture background treat themselves as on sale product/ subject. Just like food shelf life, students are the same. The length of the preservation depending on different types of visas.
Buildings that Disappeared
The series of posters shows transformation of a place with different buildings in different times. The pink pieces are people’s descriptive memories of the old buildings and the black-and-white images are photos of the new constructions in the same place. The two layers of information, when overlapped with each other, create a conflict to demonstrate the transformation and mirror the development of the city.
In and Out
Photography records a moment. A photo proves the existence of an event. But what can prove the existence of this photo? By another photo? I have re-photographed a hundred photos online, and with certain information already lost in the process, I further printed them out by sulfuric acid paper. With the authenticity of information itself being questioned, it was even harder to retain the originality of such information through transmission by different media. The book mainly expresses the idea that the same things cannot be truly replicated.