Neat pictograms from Yang Liu explore the differences between East and West
Already an online phenomenon, East Meets West is the first volume in designer Yang Liu's successful infographic series. Conceived and designed with perceptive wit and her signature graphic simplicity, Yang Liu's pictograms convey the obvious and sometimes not so obvious discrepancies in life on opposite sides of the globe.
Drawing on her own experiences of China and Europe, Yang Liu explores a rich range of differences between Eastern and Western experience, from sleeping patterns to the role of senior citizens, from leisure activities to attitudes towards beauty, property, and public space. With their clarity, insight, and fundamental fondness towards both cultures, Yang Liu's work has become not only a social media and magazine darling, but also a favorite with professional training programms around the world.
Yang Liu was born in 1976 in Beijing and has been living in Germany since 1990. After studying at the University of Arts Berlin (UdK), she worked as a designer in Singapore, London, Berlin, and New York. In 2004 she founded her own design studio, Yang Liu Design, which she continues to run today, and in 2010 was appointed a professor at the BTK University of Applied Sciences in Berlin.
Her works, which can be found in museums and collections all over the world (The German Poster Museum in Essen, the Museum for Arts and Crafts in Hamburg, the Taiwan Poster Association, the Heritage Museum in Hong Kong, and the Design Center Nordrhein-Westfalen in Essen), have been exhibited all around the world: Germany, USA, Japan, Mexico, Finland, China, France, Poland, Iran. She has won numerous prizes in international competitions, such as the Red-dot International Award for Communication Design, the German Design Award and the bronze medal at the 18th International Poster Biennale in Warszaw. Yang Liu lives and works in Berlin.
|Dimensions||cm 13,0 x 13,0|
|Language/s||italian, english, chinese|
|Come fate all'Est?||Amica||31-08-2015|