This project is an experiment combining Chinese characters with elements of other typography systems found in Thai, Tibetan, Hindi, Burmese, Arabic, Russian, and Hebrew. 


Spring, 2013



Print Design


I selected seven proverbs about the true value of existence by remarkable people around the world. Then, I covered the Chinese characters with temperature-sensing ink. When a hand is placed on the postcards the proverbs appear.

These phrases might guide to enlightenment for those who dare to apply them on a daily basis through self-exploration and personal commitment. This brings an experiential quality to the texts just as in a search for truth and meaning. Experiential discovery transforms design into a life lesson.