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RUFA

The 2016 Report is characterized by the use of an expressive typography, the combination of photography and magenta thread artistic submissions, the free-form layout and visible binding: everything is meant to evoke the school’s multi-disciplinary nature. The product is printed in hexachrome, using 802 and 806 Pantone Neon hues. The poster/book jacket sorts the different entries by type. The 16-page, differently sized bi-chrome insert, reports about the RUFA contest. It also contains extra digital contents, view-able via a dedicated app for smartphones or tablets.

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Optics and Chromatics

The title Optics and Chromatic refers to the debate between Goethe and Newton on the nature of colors. This debate is represented by the clash of the two letter-form compositions: one is calculated, geometric, with sharp contours, the other relies on the impressionistic play of colorful shadows. In 2014 this design served as the cover for Pantone Plus Series Artist Covers.

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Harmony Without Disputes

"Protecting the Spiritual Environmental" was the core philosophy brought up by Ven. Master Sheng Yen, the founder of Dharma Drum Mountain, in 1992. The concept is aimed to enhance the quality of humans, so humans are able to face reality and solve problems with healthy mentalities. The design element for the expression of visual design is focused on how lotus flowers and roots "grow out of mud yet remain pure and untainted", and based on this element, the imagery of spiritual purification is created.

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Matcha Me

Matcha Me's new identity represents its true core; best tasting Matcha powder and a big love for Matcha tea. The new brand design reflects the main element "love for Matcha" at its heart and carries the symbol into the packaging design. The brand has a green colour palette inspired by the original Matcha powder tones and a pattern made out of the brand symbol.

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Midsummerday

It is children’s picture book which tailored oral traditional tales into an imaginative story. Visualized the saga of young girl and various invisible illusion creatures with delicate and gentle touching of color pencil and pencil in combination. Reminds expression of legends and folklore of the ancient European illusional creature seen in the picture book of the Victorian era, gives the impression of inviting the reader to the fantastic story world.

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The Landscape the Tropics Never Had

Chui Wan is an experimental psychedelic rock band who asked Qingyu Wu to create art work for their new album, The Landscape the Tropics Never Had. Wu designed this bilingual visual identity draws upon the soft tone of photography and the unique mix of calligraphic and typographic form to represent the tracks’ ambiguous, poetic, and textural melodies. Created artwork for the CD, cassette tape, t-shirts, banners, posters, and the 12-inch, which was included with a limited edition press of the vinyl.

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Design interview of the day

Read the latest interviews and conversations on design, creativity and innovation between design journalist and world-famous designers, artists and architects. See latest design projects and award-winning designs by famous designers, artists, architects and innovators. Discover new insights on creativity, innovation, arts, design and architecture. Learn about design processes of great designers.

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