Hanzi Graphy – A typographic translation between Latin letters and Chinese characters

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The book “Hanzi Graphy” is based on research that started in 2008 and aims to create a bridge between the Latin and the Chinese writing systems. By using typography as a common thread, this book is an introduction to and primer for Chinese characters. The purist book design and the graphical visualisation of the content enhance the accessibility of the topic. Thanks to the direct comparison of Chinese symbols and Latin letters the reader is able to discover unexpected similarities and differences.

  • Design:
    Mariko Takagi, mikan – mariko takagi, Hong Kong
  • Publisher:
    Mary Chan, mccm creations, Hong Kong Angelika Petruschat, form + zweck verlag, Berlin
  • Printing:
    Die Qualitaner, Düsseldorf