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Shen Jia Chun Nuts

Posted: June 25th, 2014 | Author: Derrick Lin | Filed under: Asia, china, Snacks | Comments Off

Designer: Zhi Jie
Type of work: Commercial work
Country: China

In the Northeast provinces of China comes the ripe harvest of the best nuts.

The distinctive face of the farmer comes alive in the illustration which carried through all of the packaging range.

Carrying a large bowl of nuts, it is shown clearly to the consumers which type of nuts he is looking at.


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Chinese Teassert packaging design

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 | Author: rod | Filed under: china | Comments Off

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The Chinese Teassert packaging design was designed by Toronto design student Lily Kao.

The origin of Dim Sum is linked to the tradition of Yum Cha – tea tasting. The earliest tea houses originated in Guangzhou, China. They were a lot like diners: small, roadside establishments that served tea along with a bit of sustenance for weary travellers or rural workers. People later discovered that tea can aid in digestion.

Therefore, teahouse owners began to add more snacks to the food selections. Teassert is a look-a-like food package that incorporates the idea of Dim Sum into packing tea leaves (Oolong tea and Pu-Erh tea) and snacks (dark melon seeds and roasted peanuts). The package itself has multiple re-use functions, including Siu Mai recipe, book marks, coasters, and usable bamboo steam baskets for cooking. The package instruction includes two languages – English and Mandarin.

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Mingren Mingyan Chinese tea packaging

Posted: April 9th, 2014 | Author: rod | Filed under: china | Comments Off

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The Chinese tea Mingren Mingyan originates in the Fujian Province, near the Wuyi mountain. This area is also the root to Chinese tea culture. Translated the name ‘Mingren’ means tea maker or the man who sampling tea; ‘Mingya’ means the geographical location of tea growth and the special conditions of the land that gives rise to the unique flavor of the tea produced.

This Chinese tea packaging was designed by Beijing design agency One & One design. According to thedieline the design of the MINGYIN tea collection is as followed:

“The design of the word ‘Ming’ is inspired by an ancient form of Chinese art – rock rubbing. It is also representative of the Chinese culture, linking tea growth to China’s history. In content, ‘Ming’ could be loosely translated to ‘well-known’, again the two collections are tied up in a subtle way.

In the design of the logo, we have highlighted ‘艹’ (grass) of the word ‘茗’ and ‘山’ (mountain) of the word ‘岩’. It is only in the wild nature, between the heaven and earth, may we find the best tea plantation.”

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Chinese poetic typography

Posted: February 24th, 2014 | Author: rod | Filed under: china | Comments Off

Beijing typographer Liam Lee likes to take Chinese poems and turn them into beautiful typographic pieces. In this case he took a poem of probably China’s most famous poet Li Bai (Li Po).

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Shanghai Po Po 336 Restaurant Identity

Posted: January 14th, 2014 | Author: rod | Filed under: china | Comments Off

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Inspired by the gorgeous yet warm atmosphere of the dining room in a Shanghai villa, of Shanghai Po Po 336 is a modern and chic restaurant serving luxurious home style Shanghai cuisine. 336 symbolizes the number plate of Grandma’s house (Po Po means Grandma), and has similar pronunciation as Xie Xie Nong in Shanghai dialect, meaning to say Thank You to families or customers. The restaurant identity is a mixture of Mandarin and English, illustrations, symbols, logos. Designed by Ken Lo

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A mobile exhibition of beautiful Chinese items

Posted: October 15th, 2013 | Author: rod | Filed under: china | Comments Off

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MADE IN CHINA
A mobile exhibition of beautiful Chinese items

‘Made in China labeled products around the World are often associated with poor manufacturing. However, the everyday living of the people of China is surrounded by a multitude of timeless, durable & sustainable carefully crafted items. MADE IN CHINA exhibition put on display twenty-four of these objects during the Beijing Design Week as a reminder that quality, beauty and good design can be found just around the corner.

Each of the twenty-four items in the collection are floating inside a white plastic box, treating them as precious design pieces. The boxes are clamped together in order to create a cluster, recalling the Chinese custom of carrying a multitude of things of any means of transportation.’

Curator: Alexandra Georgescu
In collaboration with: Jimi Chen
Architectural solution: SWAG Architects

 

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Love Guangzhou 愛廣州 - experimental typography

Posted: September 18th, 2013 | Author: rod | Filed under: china | Comments Off

Chinese designer based in Guangzhou Lok Ng wants to attract more visitors to his beloved city, Guangzhou. Using his typo talent he created 16 posters each with its own experimental typography that features a different part, street or building of the city.

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24 hours in Chengdu

Posted: September 11th, 2013 | Author: rod | Filed under: china | Comments Off

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The capital of the Panda bears is with no doubt Chengdu. If you need more reason to visit the Chinese city then you should read the 24 hours in Chengdu article in the August Oryx inflight magazine by Qatar Airways. Patrick Hruby created the inspiring illustration which captures some of the cities and surrounding sight. Patricks illustration features the notable temples which are dotted around the skyscrapers, its traditional tea culture, not to forget 2 pandas, red dragons, Chinese lanterns and much more.

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Tang Shipeng portfolio | China

Posted: June 13th, 2013 | Author: rod | Filed under: china | Comments Off

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Shanghai, Chinese freelance designer Tang Shipeng has a broad design portfolio ranging from Typography, Posters, Packaging to identity design. I especially like his experiment typography work.

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Learn Chinese with Chineasy characters

Posted: May 6th, 2013 | Author: rod | Filed under: china | Comments Off

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If you ever wanted to learn Chinese and never got around to doing it or felt it was to difficult this could be your chance. Chineasy is a project by Shao Lan who has developed together with illustrator Noma Bar an easy to understand Chinese character set. As you can see in the images above, each character incorporates an illustration which reveals the meaning of it.

“Over the past two years, I have deconstructed nearly two thousand of the most frequently used Chinese characters and identified the top one hundred ”components”. These components are similar to the different shapes and sizes of LEGO® bricks. To create more characters, you just need to combine two or three (and sometimes four or five) of these components together.”

If you have been following CreativeRoots since 2010 you may remember the Mandagrams project which is quite similar. If you haven’t, I recommend you to check out part 1 and part 2

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