Poster Annual Submission Spotlight: Chinese Designers

Screen Shot 2014-01-15 at 3.52.10 PMCountry’ Lei Bob                                                           ‘Critical Graphic Design,’  Eric Cai Shi Wei      

Chinese Designer Lei Bob – Country

Lei Bob’s “Country” displays the raw, yet elegant typography of Chinese characters. The face of the man is covered by the words that mean “Country” in Chinese. Though his eyes, ears and mouth are covered, he is not afraid, Bob explained to Graphis, because he believes in himself. “Things may block our eyes, our ears and our mouths, but never our hearts as we Chinese have faith and truth in ourselves to believe.” The entry was submitted to this year’s Poster Annual 2015.

Other Graphis Chinese designers include Eric Cal Shi Wei, a Gold winner in the Poster Annual 2013, Zhao Yan, a Gold winner in the Poster Annual 2013Rong Liang, a Platinum winner in the Poster Annual 2011 and Kuokwai Cheong, a Gold winner in our Design Annual 2014. Represented in the Poster Annual 2012 are Gold winners Hei Yiyang and Liu Zhao. Issue 346 features designer Fang Chen’s ability to merge Chinese design with universalism. Issue 49 delves into the masterpieces of Chinese Painting, and Issue 11/12 presents the Chinese method of writing and painting with ink through the work of artist Lin Tsiu-sen. 

Screen Shot 2014-01-24 at 10.28.42 AM‘X Exhibition A,’ Hei Yiyang                                             ”Magic Bow,’ Kuokwai Cheong

The Poster Competition features the most compelling and influential design of the year. Prizes consist of gold and platinum awards, with winning entries published in the Poster Annual 2015. To submit your own work to the Poster Annual 2015 competition, click here.

Author: Rachel Lowry

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