Archive: Interview

Cai Peng | Interview

Posted by on 18.06.2014 in Interview, Typography

EightSix caught up with the talented Chinese typographer, Cai Peng to have a short talk about his influences and the future of Chinese typography.

Can you tell me about about yourself?

I was born in 1985 in Beijing. I studied both graphic design with a specialism in font design and graduated from the Beijing University of Technology in 2006. Since then I have been awarded the Annual Excellence Award of Tokyo Type Directors Club and have established my own lab/studio in 2013. Choi System Studio is my current focus, and we concentrate on graphic design, font design and research.

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He Jianping Interview

Posted by on 07.11.2013 in Graphic, Identity, Interview

He Jianping is an award-winning graphic designer, professor and publisher. He studied graphic design at China Academy of Art (1991-1994) and Meisterschule of Fine Arts, Berlin University of Arts (1997-2001), before achieving a PhD in cultural history at Frei University, Berlin in 2011. He has taught at Berlin University of the Arts, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, in addition to acting as a PhD supervisor for the latter. In 2002, He Jianping established his own design studio and publishing house called hesign, which is based in Berlin and Hangzhou. Design China recently spoke with the designer to discuss his journey to date.

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Founded in 2011 by Hongchao Wang and Peng You, and based in New York City and London, Benwu Studio specialises in furniture, product and spatial design. The practice’s distinct work has left traces in homes, galleries and museums; the designers believe that “good conceptual thinking can be applied to anything, and new experiences can stimulate creativity. We immerse ourselves in all kinds of subjects…Inspired and refreshed, our dreams are made into reality through beautiful craftsmanship”. Design China caught up with the duo to uncover more.

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Veiray Zhang Interview

Posted by on 01.08.2013 in Illustration, Interview
EightSix has admired to work of young illustrator Veiray Zhang for a couple of years now, and his recent typography shows his many talents. He has previously been featured both here and here. We caught up with Shanghai based Veiray to speak to him about his inspiration and his work.