Collection of Research on Chinese Typography
The Type, Rex Chen (Editor-in-Chief), Mira Ying (Series Editor)
English / Chinese
Published by The Type
Designed by He Rongkai, Jiang Hao of Atmosphere Office
14.5 x 10.5, 3 volumes bundle (Shanghai Type: a slice of modern Chinese type history, 116 page; Kongquè: restoring the mindset of Chinese typesetting, 104 pages; Transcultural Type Design: a dialogue from China, 122 pages), b/w, offset, perfect bound, softcover
As the earliest and leading research & culture project about typography & graphic design culture in the Chinese speaking world, The Type has pioneered reports, dialogues and research since 2007. It is now launching its first bilingual publication (English & Chinese), Collection of Research on Chinese Typography, a three-volume bundle that aims to introduce the international audience into Chinese typography from the insider’s perspective.
Titled “Shanghai Type: a slice of modern Chinese type history“, the first booklet provides a historic overview of state-sponsored type-founding practices in Shanghai since the 1940s. Calling for a re-establishment of the Chinese aesthetic standard in typography, the second booklet “Kongquè: restoring the mindset of Chinese typesetting” excavates Chinese typographic traditions that had been forgotten in recent decades and brings them to the digital era. The third booklet“Transcultural Type Design: a dialogue from China” records a panel discussion between typographers and designers, both domestic and overseas, about design contexts and strategies in an increasingly multicultural world.