Lo Fung Yee
This set of symbols contains possible targets for revenge and ways to take action accordingly. This evil tool box of revenge will facilitate your prayers to the god of Revenge in order to curse your enemies!
These symbols are a reflection of life today in Putins Russia for gay People. After passing the anti gay propaganda law was passed in June 2013 there has been a huge backlash in homophobic violence and hatred towards Homosexuals, bisexuals and transsexuals.Each symbol is either a direct action that has taken place or a reaction taken from comments made by government or political figures in Russia. They are made to feel familiar in a public space, clear to interpretation by a mass audience. As this law has effected everyone in Russia in some way. And as a way of interrupting normal signage with ugly images.
These 45 symbols are designed to illustrate the problems of our world–as a set they build the narrative of our future challenges.
Phở is a traditional Vietnamese noodle soup that is well-known and popular around the world. It embodies the warmth and richness of the people and cultire of Vietnam. The calligraphic symbols for Phở visualise not only its ingredients, but also its origin, the people who made their livings by selling it, and the political context of Vietnam since the beginning of 20th century. Its set of symbols depicts the alliance of the history and meaning of Phở with the development of Vietnam’s economy and social system.
Paris Lullaby is a set of 45 symbols describing the origin and evolution of the Parisian customs. An enigmatic universe located in a landscape of cultural spotlights primarily inspired by Art Nouveau. Parisians are lunatics, stubborn, bad moons, stressed, tired, restless. Look closely! Parisians are also touching, endearing, and fascinating. We must admit, Paris would not be Paris without its Parisians. Imagination, whim, desire, and a touch of fantasy are all welcome. The symbols are poetically designed for gluttonous eyes to enhance enchantment and emotion.
Fairy Tale Symbols
MA PUI YING, MACHAI
The set of 45 symbols is related to the Hong Kong slang. A slang is a language that local people commonly use, also called regional dialect. As a Hong Konger, I didn’t notice this slang as something special until I started to investigate it. Turning it into pic- tographic symbols, I have discovered their uniqueness and reflection of local taste.
The culture of the Nomad is a field in which existence is possible through minimal means. With only the cardinal directions as guiding points, the direction of the nomad is organic, leading to new possibilities. The nomad writes their own path by completing the statement: “ ______ is where I want to be.” To some this may be ‘home,’ a lover, everywhere, or nowhere. The statement becomes a question in which the nomad defines a search for value in the moment.