[Poster Series, Typographic Artwork]
The Beauty of Chinese Characters, Beijing, China
Jen Wei Huang, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
The black-and-white Heart poster series puts the uniqueness of Chinese characters centre-stage. The motifs are composed of 525 characters layered on top of each other, each character visibly containing either of the two “xin” radicals. “Xin” means “heart” in Chinese and, in the series, it represents the emotional aspect of writing, since even individual ideographic Chinese characters can express moods, traits and aspirations. Although a common human experience, this form of expression is uniquely Chinese.