Chinese Holiday GIFS

Christmas design – yawn. I just landed on these spiffy GIFS created by Beijing data visualization shop LXU, who’s done pollution-viz-mapping-whatever work for local branches of Greenpeace, and who is churning out some neat experimental projects every so often. I went to North Korea last year, and it occurred to me at some point during…

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XiGua Zodiac Animals

A concept created by the Beijing branch of Amsterdam design firm Lava, these custom-made, typography-based zodiac animals were creatively folded into their client’s VI. In Lava Beijing’s own words: “For our Chinese client Xi Gua 喜瓜, online shopping platform, we’ve incorporated all 12 Chinese zodiac animals into their new identity. While working on the new…

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Ni Bu Zai 你不在

I have exactly zero background information on this beautifully depressing project, but we saw this in 咸鱼’s portfolio and loved it, cuz, you know, logo designs are best served with a deep well of longing. The three characters “你不在” mean “You’re not here”. The soft back-turned imagery and the pink/blue female/male color combo is a…

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