Poster, Spirited, 2011
This is a Poster. It was designed by Tong Yang-Tze and Jianping He. It is dated 2011 and we acquired it in 2014. Its medium is screenprint on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.
Jianping He was among forty Asian designers invited by the Taiwanese calligrapher Tong Yang-Tze to collaborate on a group of twenty-four works of calligraphy focusing on the subject of "imitating nature." The theme, which had long been a driving influence in the tradition of Chinese painting and calligraphy, also reminded He of a quote by Albert Einstein: "Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." Working with Yang-Tze, He designed a poster that features a single calligraphic Chinese character. He built-up a network of thin lines that connect the different ends of the character’s lines, transforming the flat design into a shape with a three-dimensional appearance. The poster was designed for the Asian Culture and Arts Development Alliance.
This object was
It is credited
Gift of Jianping He.
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Its dimensions are
118.9 × 84.1 cm (46 13/16 × 33 1/8 in.)
Cite this object as
Poster, Spirited, 2011; Designed by Jianping He and Tong Yang-Tze; Germany; screenprint on paper; 118.9 × 84.1 cm (46 13/16 × 33 1/8 in.); Gift of Jianping He; 2014-23-5
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Making Design: Recent Acquisitions.