BT 09- Beijing Typography Exhibition 2009

Beijing Typography Exhibition 2009 will be one of the official exhibitions of Xin: Icograda World Design Congress 2009 in Beijing, under the theme of “Typography, Unity with New Life.” Chinese characters symbolise both words and images, indicating sound and meaning. In its five thousand-year history as a language system that incorporates pictograms, ideograms and phonograms, the Chinese language has evolved into a highly sophisticated writing culture, illustrated by the creation of the first form of (wood-based) printing. Furthermore, the idea of calligraphy as a “sophisticated art” has influenced many countries worldwide. Over the last 30 years, however, a new set of technological difficulties have been faced and overcome, including the migration from traditional writing and mechanical systems into a digitized one. The exhibition has an ambitious goal to be one of the most largest graphic design exhibitions to take place in China to date. It is expected that, through this exchange between different cultures and languages, the Chinese language will be able to inspire a contemporary visual expressiveness informed by a cultural richness.

~ by larausluer on June 18, 2009.

One Response to “BT 09- Beijing Typography Exhibition 2009”

  1. very nice..

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