Hanzi • Kanji • Hanja: Graphic & Logo Design with Contemporary Chinese Characters

Hanzi • Kanji • Hanja:
Graphic & Logo Design
with Contemporary
Chinese Characters
viction:ary
272 pages, $39.95

From the publisher: "Hanzi • Kanji • Hanja compares the capacity of some of today’s finest contemporary logograms and Chinese character designs to one-off ideas for books, movies, campaigns and brands, and celebrates traditions in a modern context. Considered one of the most intricate writing systems in use, Chinese characters embody a typographic beauty comprehensible beyond language barriers. Thanks to the growing popularity of Asian cultures, the graphic innovations of these centuries-old characters have begun to shine through in the world of modern design, demonstrating skills at crafting ideas and visualising abstract concepts within complicated forms.

"Stylistically categorised chapters of logo designs and applications offer a cultural insight into the art of strokes and the structure of characters. The book then expands the focus to identities, posters, packaging, advertisements and set design, through more than 100 works gathered from Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong and beyond."

 

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