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We recently came across the work of Chinese illustrator Animagis from Guangzhou. The young designer has been working as a freelancer in the city, designing imaginative scenes and short films. Having graduated from GAFA (Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts) in 2012, she has won numerous awards, one of which being the Silver Medal for Designnova China in 2012.
Shanghai graphic designer Jiang Qinggong has spent the past 5 years researching the history of Chinese typography and recently wrote a book about his findings. There are roughly 80,000 Chinese characters in sum and about 3,500 of them are commonly used. The history of typefaces for Chinese characters can be dated back to the 7th century, when engraving typography was invented during the Sui Dynasty (581-618). According to the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone Daily, there were some 420 distinct Chinese font designs by 2011.

Tuann | Shuang Liang

Posted by on 06.03.2015 in Furniture

Young Chinese furniture designer Shuang Liang has presented Tuann, his first furniture collection at the Stockholm Furniture Fair 2015.

Based in Beijing, the designer originally studied at the School of Architecture at CAFA (Central Academy of Fine Arts) before moving to Scandinavia and studying at the Oslo School of Architecture (AHO) before moving back to China to develop his furniture range there.

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The Southern Fish | INDOORGROUP

Posted by on 02.03.2015 in Interior
Beijing's newest Yunnan inspired restaurant has opened in its historic hutongs, designed by indoorgroup, a local Chinese interior design firm. Covering less than 65sqm, with a width of just 3 metres, the designers had to completely remodel the old restaurant. The double height space is topped off by a large skylight. All elements in the restaurant were designed by indoorgroup, from the plates to the signage.
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Some of our favourite Chinese designers, CaoPu, the minds behind the pop-up store Trash & Diamond in Beijing have returned with their latest project, Like Gardening, a studio space for young artists. We love how they tell us the story of the project through illustrations with the client and designers. View the whole story inside.