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The First Codex – China Wooden Movable Type Printing

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Producing printed matters using wooden movable types is part of China’s cultural heritage. The aim of the book “The First Codex” is to contribute to keeping this one-thousand-year-old craft, which has long been replaced by modern printing techniques, from fading into obscurity and to preserve it as a testimony to Chinese culture. The cover of this elaborately designed book shows printing types that are kept in a letter case. The book features several colour illustrations explaining individual steps of the printing process and presenting a range of printed matters.

Credits
  • Client:
    C&M Culture Communications Co., Ltd., Shanghai
  • Design:
    C&M Culture Communications Co., Ltd., Shanghai
  • art direction:
    Cai Shi Wei/Eric
  • graphic design:
    Cai Shi Wei/Eric, Miao Yun
  • photography:
    Cai Shi Wei/Eric, Wu Xiao Huai
  • illustration:
    Miao Yun
  • editor:
    Cai Shi Wei/Eric, Miao Yun