Opening Ceremony x Vans ‘Qi-Bao’
Mock up of my book on the taboo brief
Currently using newsprint but would test it on other paper as well
making a pattern for the inside of my cover… used the pattern from traditional Chinese bowls
found a InDesign template on lynda.com for vertical Chinese typesetting
China in Ten Words by Lu Xua
Designed by Peter Mendelsund ; Published by Pantheon Books in 2011
Toko’s book “Long Story” captures the sheer scale, complexity and history of the Chinese Dragon.
A monumental but foremost conceptual interpretation of the Dragon, the book celebrates every Dragon year since it’s supposed origins in 2697 BCE, based on the most widely ‘tolerated’ myth.
The 4,716 page book carries the title ‘Long Story Made in China’. ‘Long’ as in the rich culture, cultivated over thousands of years, and ‘Long’ as in the Chinese word for Dragon (Long story / Dragon story). The book (edition 5) should be seen as a paper sculpture and is a tribute to Chinese culture by western interpretation.
Long Story Made in China by Toko