Glamour of Words – Pictograph Essence of Chinese Characters

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The key elements of Chinese characters are form, tone and meaning. This book is designed to help people who are learning Chinese characters. It is based on the assumption that learning becomes easier when the student knows about the development of the characters from their original pictures to their contemporary forms. The design of this square-shaped book features folding pages. The user can see the original images of the Chinese characters through the holes cut into the pages and thus gets an understanding of the meaning behind the characters.

  • Client:
    National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei
  • Design:
    China University of Technology, Taipei
  • creative direction:
    Shih-Lun Chen
  • design team:
    Jia-Hong Lin, Yu-Ru Cho, Siao-Huei Tang