My new song/visual “589”, first foretaste of my coming album Mooncake Songs, is on Youtube! A stop signal of an old Shanghai bus inspired me during my first days in China back in 2002, still in the Jiang Zemin era long ago:
New video on a new project: The Thousand Character Classic of the Streets (街道之千字文) and the new Hong Kong Street Face (港街黑)
A short video on how I work on my new Chinese typeface is on Youtube:
Ambivalentopia: New song, new visual
My new song/visual “Ambivalentopia” is on Youtube:
The Type (editors): Collection of Research on Chinese Typography (中文文字设计研究选集)
Friends of typography and culture: Here is a new triptych on the Chinese type cosmos, edited and published by The Type (formerly Type Is Beautiful) in Shanghai. Get your copy here. I had the honor of contributing to this project.
Multilingual typography workshops and presentation, Hof University
On January 14–15, 2020, I held two one-day classes and a talk at Münchberg Media Design Campus, Hof University of Applied Sciences, on multilingual typography. The students experimented with multilingual signage systems on the backdrop of the coming semester exhibition, including Korean, Chinese, Arabic, Hindi and German. I am always excited to contribute a spark of multilingual, trans-cultural design to existing projects.
New collaboration with Type is Beautiful (China)
Hermann Schmidt Verlag, Mainz, recently published the 2017 version of legendary Typodarium, a tear-off calendar with a daily dose of fresh type specimen. You propably wouldn’t want to tear off these beautiful pages, though. This year, Typodarium was opened for Non-Latin entries, which is good news to me. It was an honor to be asked to submit three pages – April 7 (Frust, a new sans serif development), August 28 (Hong Kong Street Face 港街黑), and October 14 (AR Laowai Sung 文鼎老外宋). Better order your copy soon!