Chinese Pictograms

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Pictograms: The Pictographic Evolution & Graphic Creation of Hansi breaks the boundary between culture, art, and design by means of integrating the historical and cultural knowledge of Chinese characters as it pertains to graphic design. Offering a concise introduction of the invention and development of Chinese characters, the book teases out the glyphic characteristics and rules for creating different calligraphic styles, visualizes the glyphic evolution of 132 commonly used characters and analyzes a selection of over 60 outstanding type designs of renowned designers. This book is a powerful tool in enabling designers to maximize the visual expression value of Chinese characters.


edited and published by SendPoints, 2019.

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