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Monday, 8th September 2014

Absorbing and amusing, witty yet poignant, the Home of Raifuku*(Japanese title: 来福の家; Traditional Chinese title: 來福之家) is an intriguing novel exploring and reflecting on the author’s personal experiences regarding family, love, languages and self-identities. Born in Taiwan and grown up in Japan, the author Wen,You-Rou (溫又柔) creates a brand new literature theme in Japanese literature history by setting four different languages including Japanese, Taiwanese, Chinese and English that the main character speaks in everyday live in the story.

Inspired by the linguistic feature in the book, one of the lines about the main character(Xu Xiao Xiao) in the story was converted into a typographic element for the cover design of the exclusive Traditional Chinese edition. The four expressions of languages on the cover including Japanese, Hanyu Pinyin, Chinese and Taiwanese all means ”I am Xu Xiao Xiao”, which implies the main character’s(also the author’s) seeking of self-identities in the intertwined linguistic memories and living experiences between hometown and foreign land. Moreover, the composition of circle and red-blue color scheme not only represents Japan and Taiwan, but symbolizes the main character’s experiences formed by the two nations’ cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

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Thursday, 4th September 2014

Strelka Press’ selection of ebooks are written by renowned authors and critics, and cover a range of topics related to architecture, design and urbanism.

(Source: dezeen.com)

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Wednesday, 3rd September 2014

Pantone Color Puzzles was a collaboration between publisher Abrams, Pantone and illustrator Tad Carpenter. In Pantone Color Puzzle,children learn to match shades of each of the six basic colors in a self-correcting format. Each page includes a full color illustration and has four removable puzzle pieces that fit into the four associated quadrants, arranged by shade. This puzzle book enables young children to further their color familiarity in a uniquely engaging way.

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Sunday, 31st August 2014

The Makioka Sisters, written by the well-know Japanese author Junichiro Tanizaki (谷崎潤一郎), is a 1948 novel and has been called “the greatest cosmopolitan novel since the Meiji Restoration*. In the design of the exclusive authorized Traditional Chinese edition, the calligraphic title accompanied snowy background taken in real snow scene elegantly reveals the mood of the Japanese title. In addition, the manipulation of light/dark colors on the two volumes implies the decline of the Makiokas’ family’s wealthy life in the story.

(Source: acstdesign.asia)

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Saturday, 30th August 2014

The concept for this biographical book cover series was centered around the author’s place of origin, and features elements that directly reference those places. A papercraft technique was used to create a three dimensional landscape scene which would enforce the idea of the author’s setting and help achieve a sense of cohesiveness through out the series.

I chose to incorporate fences and other small icons to depict the author’s life and to help illustrate what kind of environment these literary legends were exposed to and how that had direct influence on some of the most famous stories in history.

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Tuesday, 26th August 2014
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Sunday, 20th July 2014
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Thursday, 17th July 2014
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Sunday, 6th July 2014

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Friday, 4th July 2014

henri béhar: le théâtre dada et surréaliste idées / gallimard - Paris, 1979 couverture: francis picabia : “femme aux allumettes”

henri béhar: le théâtre dada et surréaliste
idées / gallimard - Paris, 1979 
couverture: francis picabia : “femme aux allumettes”

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Tuesday, 1st July 2014
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Wednesday, 11th June 2014
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Monday, 9th June 2014