typography , Quark Express , Rasie the Red Lantern

An typography/art project that transfers the form dialogue of a movie from sound to text.

The Dialogue Book is one of my favorite projects done for Typography. It is a Art piece blends the Chinese culture with Westerns, which reflects the culture I grew up with and it’s aesthetic to look at. The idea of this Art project is to have us explore the context of the typography use. The content, the font, the size, the colors, the space, the variations in between are as important as medium choice. The Artist is always responsible with coming up with the possibilities of combinations where designer is the one who made the most sensible choice to deliver the solution to a problem. The dialogue I chose is from the movie Raising the Red Lantern, which talks about the inequality between genders back in China in the 20s that women were objectified. The dialogue was about Songlian (the main character who was being sold to a family as their 4th wife) fought her way up with other wives. In the dialogue book, I used the original dialogue from the movie but at the same time I used Chinese character to describe the character’s emotion. Using the rice paper for the Chinese character, the book itself contains a form of digital calligraphy. I sew the pages together using an old fashion binding technique that spills a hint of when the setting of the movie. Overall, this is a very successful piece that had been shown in the UH Gallery.

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typography , Quark Express , Raise the Red Lantern

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