Art and design inspiration from around the world – CreativeRoots

Explore Taiwan

Inspired by - Taiwan

Taiwanese traditional customs and etiquette

Posted by rod - 04.02.2015

Taiwanese traditional customs and etiquette

Taipei graphic designer di-chun chen and illustrator whooli chen created together this Taiwanese traditional customs and etiquette calendar book. The book was created for the National Center for Traditional Arts and features loots of wonderful illustrations. From historic buildings and instruments to traditional food and kites.

Taiwanese traditional customs and etiquetteTaiwanese traditional customs and etiquette2Taiwanese traditional customs and etiquette3Taiwanese traditional customs and etiquette4Taiwanese traditional customs and etiquette5Taiwanese traditional customs and etiquette6

Explore more art and design inspired by Taiwan

Inspired by - China

Traditional herbal tea packaging

Posted by rod - 16.10.2014

Tea has been around for thousands of years, speeding across multiple cultures. But what is quite likely is that it originated in China during the Shang dynasty as a medicinal drink, according to Wikipedia. Taipei, Taiwan designer Cheng Jie Sung created an interesting packaging design called 喝禮季 “GOOD DAY” which plays on the four seasons of the year and the traditional herbal store.

“It is one of the customs in Taiwan since time immemorial that people use traditional Chinese medicine as nutriment, and it’s also one of the characteristics that represents Taiwan.Therefore, we use the scene and concept of traditional herbal store as the packaging subject of our health-enhancing tea.

By illustrating the 4 procedures of dealing the herbal material which are weighing, cutting, pounding and decocting with small fire, it is also indicated 4 different types of tea. The ingredients will be designed in accordance with seasons, including Lycium Chinense tea with Polygonati Rhizona for spring, ginger tea with brown sugar for winter, and etc.”

Tea has been around for thousands of years, speeding across multiple cultures. But what is quite likely is that it originated in China during the Shang dynasty as a medicinal drink, according to Wikipedia. Taipei, Taiwan designer Cheng Jie Sung created an interesting packaging design called 喝禮季 “GOOD DAY” which plays on the four seasons of the year and the traditional herbal store.  “It is one of the customs in Taiwan since time immemorial that people use traditional Chinese medicine as nutriment, and it’s also one of the characteristics that represents Taiwan.Therefore, we use the scene and concept of traditional herbal store as the packaging subject of our health-enhancing tea.  By illustrating the 4 procedures of dealing the herbal material which are weighing, cutting, pounding and decocting with small fire, it is also indicated 4 different types of tea. The ingredients will be designed in accordance with seasons, including Lycium Chinense tea with Polygonati Rhizona for spring, ginger tea with brown sugar for winter, and etc.”  Traditional herbal tea packaging2 Tea has been around for thousands of years, speeding across multiple cultures. But what is quite likely is that it originated in China during the Shang dynasty as a medicinal drink, according to Wikipedia. Taipei, Taiwan designer Cheng Jie Sung created an interesting packaging design called 喝禮季 “GOOD DAY” which plays on the four seasons of the year and the traditional herbal store.  “It is one of the customs in Taiwan since time immemorial that people use traditional Chinese medicine as nutriment, and it’s also one of the characteristics that represents Taiwan.Therefore, we use the scene and concept of traditional herbal store as the packaging subject of our health-enhancing tea.  By illustrating the 4 procedures of dealing the herbal material which are weighing, cutting, pounding and decocting with small fire, it is also indicated 4 different types of tea. The ingredients will be designed in accordance with seasons, including Lycium Chinense tea with Polygonati Rhizona for spring, ginger tea with brown sugar for winter, and etc.”

Explore more art and design inspired by China, Taiwan

Inspired by - Taiwan

Identity for the Type Directors Club annual exhibition in Taiwan

Posted by rod - 27.09.2013

Taiwan graphic designer Ken-Tsai Lee created the brand identity for the Type Directors Club Annual Exhibition in Taiwan. The Chinese inspired identity received a very distinct and unique type which also serves as the identities graphic element. Enjoy via lookslikegooddesign

Identity for the Type Directors Club annual exhibition in TaiwanIdentity for the Type Directors Club annual exhibition in TaiwanIdentity for the Type Directors Club annual exhibition in TaiwanIdentity for the Type Directors Club annual exhibition in TaiwanIdentity for the Type Directors Club annual exhibition in TaiwanIdentity for the Type Directors Club annual exhibition in TaiwanIdentity for the Type Directors Club annual exhibition in TaiwanIdentity for the Type Directors Club annual exhibition in TaiwanIdentity for the Type Directors Club annual exhibition in TaiwanIdentity for the Type Directors Club annual exhibition in TaiwanIdentity for the Type Directors Club annual exhibition in Taiwan

Explore more art and design inspired by Taiwan

Inspired by - Taiwan

Taiwanese inspired tea packaging

Posted by rod - 29.08.2012

Taiwanese inspired tea packaging by Victor designTaiwanese inspired tea packaging by Victor designTaiwanese inspired tea packaging by Victor design

Taiwan is one of the most famous countries for tea. Its tea history goes back more than 400 years and with it comes a rich culture. Taiwanese design agency Victor design created the above packaging designs, which was inspired by Taiwanese arts, crafts, and texture.

Explore more art and design inspired by Taiwan

Inspired by - Taiwan

Taiwanese tea packaging

Posted by rod - 27.07.2012

Taiwanese tea packaging designTaiwanese tea packaging design

Taiwanese packaging agency Victor Design created the tea packaging for Ming Shui Tang. The main design which is placed on the lid of the black and golden box is made up of iconic buildings and places in Taiwan that come out of a tea pot. Other elements such as the chinese writing and a tea pot symbol are placed on the side panels. To give the packaging the right oriental atmosphere golden bamboo leaves were added around the packaging.

Victor Design also created these awesome rice packaging designs called Eight treasures of Happiness which are worth looking at.

Explore more art and design inspired by Taiwan

Inspired by - Taiwan

Taiwan Tourism illustration

Posted by rod - 19.01.2012

Taiwan Tourism illustration by Adrian Johnson Taiwan Tourism illustration by Adrian Johnson Taiwan Tourism illustration by Adrian Johnson Taiwan Tourism illustration by Adrian Johnson Taiwan Tourism illustration by Adrian Johnson Taiwan Tourism illustration by Adrian Johnson

These are lovely tourism illustrations for Taiwan. The illustrations capture the essence of  Taiwan’s landscape, culture, architecture, people and food. British illustrator Adrian Johnson created them. If you are interesting in more Taiwanese inspired branding, design and illustrations you should check out these two posts:

Taiwan Branding Campaign
Branding Taiwan illustrations

Explore more art and design inspired by Taiwan

Inspired by - Taiwan

Taiwan Designers’ Week visual identity

Posted by rod - 10.01.2012

Taiwan Designers' Week visual identityTaiwan Designers' Week visual identityTaiwan Designers' Week visual identityTaiwan Designers' Week visual identityTaiwan Designers' Week visual identityTaiwan Designers' Week visual identityTaiwan Designers' Week visual identityTaiwan Designers' Week visual identityTaiwan Designers' Week visual identityTaiwan Designers' Week visual identityTaiwan Designers' Week visual identityTaiwan Designers' Week visual identityTaiwan Designers' Week visual identityTaiwan Designers' Week visual identityTaiwan Designers' Week visual identityTaiwan Designers' Week visual identityTaiwan Designers' Week visual identityTaiwan Designers' Week visual identityTaiwan Designers' Week visual identityTaiwan Designers' Week visual identityTaiwan Designers' Week visual identityTaiwan Designers' Week visual identityTaiwan Designers' Week visual identityTaiwan Designers' Week visual identityTaiwan Designers' Week visual identityTaiwan Designers' Week visual identityTaiwan Designers' Week visual identityTaiwan Designers' Week visual identityTaiwan Designers' Week visual identityTaiwan Designers' Week visual identityTaiwan Designers' Week visual identityTaiwan Designers' Week visual identityTaiwan Designers' Week visual identity

The introduction of Taiwan Designers Week

In Taiwan, the merging of traditional and contemporary, western and eastern cultures has nourished many design communities with great diversity. Few years ago, many designers found that it is the time to build a platform for exchanging idea sand getting connected to other designers, creative communities and public. Initialed in 2007,Taiwan designers Week (TWDW) has become one of the most remarkable design events in Taiwan, and also the biggest annual design exhibition organized by non-governmental sector.

The mission of TWDW is to establish the platform and stage for Taiwan designers to show their creativity and present the relationship between design and its cultural contexts. In previous TWDW events, more than 500 design works inspired by different facets of life and culture was presented. In these works, the handcrafts and materials from the old world are given modern meanings, the chaos of the local culture becomes a clue for re-exploring the texture of living.

The objective of TWDW is to improve the cultural, economic and professional climate of design in Taiwan and turn the image of the event to be the both nationally and internationally. Each year, more than 200 Taiwan designers with diverse background joined TWDW exhibitions creating original works, including industrial designers, graphic designers, interior designers and fashion designers. Also, TWDW established partnership and sponsorship with many local business concerning for design and culture. From 2007 to 2009, TDWD steadily increase the quality and content of the event. In 2009,TWDW started to invite international exhibitors from 5 different countries to join to the event.

 

2010 Taiwan Designers Week
Care,I Care!

Introduction of 2010 Taiwan Designers Week
Designers always care about life, environment and new trend. The theme of 2010 Taiwan Designers Week is Care. Continuing with the TWDW core spirit: share and enjoy, world The original of care is to see, to listen, to understand, to implement the willing of giving support with useful method, and finally to make the world better. In previous few years, the world has suffered many calamities from damaging earthquake, financial crisis to worldwide environmental problems. People around the world have experienced the feeling of sadness, fear and fragile, however, through the dark time, people are also conscious of the brightness that deserves to take care of. It can be life, culture, humanity, environment, or even designers and design industry itself.

In 2007, TWDW open the conversation between design and society with the theme of Lets Talk. 2008 TWDW Design & Beyond focus on sustainability of design. In 2009, the theme reveals the main concept of TWDW: Share and Enjoy. In 2010, we choose the word Care to be the main idea of this years exhibition, extending the vision of design to wider issues. It is hoped that through design, creativity and innovational-thinking, designers could help people to take the new angle to see current problems, and to respond to the change of the world and find the solution in a more rational and tender way.

Designed by Ken-Tsai Lee

Explore more art and design inspired by Taiwan

Inspired by - China

Chinese rice packaging design

Posted by rod - 03.01.2012

Chinese rice packaging design together rice by green in handChinese rice packaging design together rice by green in handChinese rice packaging design together rice by green in handChinese rice packaging design together rice by green in handChinese rice packaging design together rice by green in handChinese rice packaging design together rice by green in handChinese rice packaging design together rice by green in handChinese rice packaging design together rice by green in handChinese rice packaging design together rice by green in handChinese rice packaging design together rice by green in handChinese rice packaging design together rice by green in handChinese rice field photo

Beautiful chinese rice packaging by the Taiwanese company green in hand. The company uses sustainable packaging which are stylish, simple and unique. The top packaging which is called “together rice” won several awards including the reddot award and HKDC award. I’ve got the feeling that the Taiwanese take their Rice packaging design quite serious. Also worth looking at are the design for Eight Treasures of Happiness. via designboom

Explore more art and design inspired by China, Taiwan

Inspired by - Taiwan

Eight Treasures of Happiness – Taiwan

Posted by rod - 02.09.2011

Eight Treasures of Happiness, Taiwanese rice packagingEight Treasures of Happiness, Taiwanese rice packagingEight Treasures of Happiness, Taiwanese rice packagingEight Treasures of Happiness, Taiwanese rice packagingEight Treasures of Happiness packaging designEight Treasures of Happiness, Taiwanese rice packagingEight Treasures of Happiness, Taiwanese rice packaging

These Taiwanese rice packaging designs for “Xing-fu-ba-bao” (Eight Treasures of Happiness) are awesome. The illustrated characters on the eight paper box packagings are the eight wise people who are in charge of their area of expertise. Designed by Victor Branding Design Coep

Explore more art and design inspired by Taiwan

Inspired by - Taiwan

Taiwanese landscape bowl

Posted by rod - 10.08.2011

Taiwanese landscape bowl packaging designTaiwanese landscape bowl packaging design

These Taiwanese landscape bowls are compressed into a 12cm-in-diameter blue and white porcelain bowl. The 3-dimensional panorama map is painted inside the bowl and is called the. By rotating the bowl you will be able to see 360 degrees birds view at the landscape. Check out some of “Trip View Bowl” other creations on their website. view packagingoftheworld

Explore more art and design inspired by Taiwan

Inspired by - Taiwan

Introducing Taiwan – infographics

Posted by rod - 04.05.2011

Introducing Taiwan infographicsIntroducing Taiwan infographicsIntroducing Taiwan infographicsIntroducing Taiwan infographicsIntroducing Taiwan infographicsIntroducing Taiwan infographicsIntroducing Taiwan infographicsIntroducing Taiwan infographicsIntroducing Taiwan infographicsIntroducing-Taiwan-infographicsIntroducing-Taiwan-infographicsIntroducing-Taiwan-infographicsdIntroducing Taiwan infographicsIntroducing Taiwan infographics

Taiwanese designer Tien Min Liao who currently works in New york created this awesome book called Ilha Formosa which introduces Taiwan via infographics.

Why
When I came to the United State, I noticed that many people don’t know my hometown Taiwan. Some people even cannot tell the difference between Taiwan and Thailand, just because they sound alike. As a designer, I think I should do something to promote this beautiful island.

Challenge
I would like to do something very different from the other books about Taiwan. It would definitely not be a tourist guide, nor a boring government-published book. It should be interesting and casual, but also clear in delivering the information about Taiwan.”

 

Explore more art and design inspired by Taiwan

Inspired by - Taiwan

Branding Taiwan illustrations

Posted by rod - 01.03.2011

You may have seen that I posted about the new Taiwan tourism campaign last week. Being so inspired by its heart illustrations which I finally found in the March issue of Monocle I just had to do another post about it. The cover illustrations was created by Satoshi Hashimoto and the new tourism Taiwan brand by winkreative

Explore more art and design inspired by Taiwan

Inspired by - Taiwan

Taiwan Branding Campaign

Posted by rod - 18.02.2011


A new Taiwan branding campaign has kicked off and its latest slogan is “Taiwan – The Hart of Asia”. via arnie.tw

Explore more art and design inspired by Taiwan

Inspired by - Taiwan

Taiwan International Design Competition

Posted by rod - 18.06.2010

The Taiwan International Design Competition (TIDC) is entering its ninth consecutive year. In the nine years of its existence it has already cultivated an extensive international reputation. For more info head over to dgi or TIDC

Explore more art and design inspired by Taiwan

Inspired by - Taiwan

Yii, Traditional Craft meets New Design

Posted by rod - 01.06.2010

“The vases in this series are made using traditional Koji pottery and ceramic techniques and decorated with dragons and tigers the classical mascot figures of the Taiwanese temples. These ancient elements are combined with the computer-designed, geometric polygonal shape of the vase’s body.”

“The global Starbucks symbol is combined with traditional Taiwanese crafts such as woodcarving, Koji pottery, glassblowing, and silversmithing. The recognizable shape and circular logo element of the Starbucks cups are integrated with various craft traditions to give each object a unique local character. Creative input by the Taiwanese craftsmen contributed to the decorative details, such as the climbing beetle and flower pattern, of the final design.”

“A refined and emotionally poetic object of intense tactility and visual softness. Oriental embroidery pattern meets Western elegant lace. These bowls express wedding blessing that Chinese mothers give to their daughters. The porcelain’s gradient transparency plays with light that almost penetrates the membrane-like surface which is thinner on the top and thicker on the bottom.”

“The global Starbucks symbol is combined with traditional Taiwanese crafts such as woodcarving, Koji pottery, glassblowing and silversmithing. The recognizable shape and circular logo element of the Starbucks cups are integrated with various craft traditions to give each object a unique local character. Creative input by the Taiwanese craftsmen contributed to the decorative details, such as the climbing beetle and flower pattern, of the final design.”

If you put together 15 Taiwanese designers that work together with 20 master craftsmen, giving them 3 main themes, Inspired by Nature, Cultivation and Sustainability the result is a fantastic combination that fuses together traditional crafts and new design. I especially love the vase. More beautifully crafted objects can be found at Yii. via trendland

Explore more art and design inspired by Taiwan

Inspired by - China

China’s 56 Ethnic Groups

Posted by rod - 04.12.2009

ethnic_achang

Ethnic Achang

ethnic_bai

Ethnic Bai

ethnic_blang

Ethnic Blang

ethnic_bonan

Ethnic Bonan

ethnic_bouyei

Ethnic Bouyei

ethnic_dai

Ethnic Dai

ethnic_daur

Ethnic Daur

ethnic_de'ang

Ethnic De’ang

ethnic_derung

Ethnic Derung

ethnic_dong

Ethnic Dong

ethnic_dongxiang

Ethnic Dongxiang

ethnic_ewenki

Ethnic Ewenki

ethnic_gelao

Ethnic Gelao

ethnic_han

Ethnic Han

ethnic_hani

Ethnic Hani

ethnic_hezhen

Ethnic Hezhen

ethnic_hui

Ethnic Hui

ethnic_jing

Ethnic Jing

ethnic_jingpo

Ethnic Jingpo

ethnic_jino

Ethnic Jino

ethnic_kazak

Ethnic Kazak

ethnic_kirgiz

Ethnic Kirgiz

ethnic_korean

Ethnic Korean

ethnic_lahu

Ethnic Lahu

ethnic_lhoba

Ethnic Lhoba

ethnic_li

Ethnic Li

ethnic_lisu

Ethnic Lisu

ethnic_manchu

Ethnic Manchu

Ethnic_maonan

Ethnic Maonan

ethnic_miao

Ethnic Miao

ethnic_monba

Ethnic Monba

ethnic_mongol

Ethnic Mongol

ethnic_mulam

Ethnic Mulam

ethnic_naxi

Ethnic Naxi

ethnic_nu

Ethnic Nu

ethnic_oroqen

Ethnic Oroqen

ethnic_ozbek

Ethnic Ozbek

ethnic_pumi

Ethnic Pumi

ethnic_qiang

Ethnic Qiang

ethnic_russian

Ethnic Russian

ethnic_salar

Ethnic Salar

ethnic_she

Ethnic She

ethnic_sui

Ethnic Sui

ethnic_taiwan

Ethnic Taiwan

ethnic_tajik

Ethnic Tajik

ethnic_tatar

Ethnic Tatar

ethnic_tibetan

Ethnic Tibetan

ethnic_tu

Ethnic Tu

ethnic_tujia

Ethnic Tujia

ethnic_uygur

Ethnic Uygur

ethnic_va

Ethnic Va

ethnic_xibe

Ethnic Xibe

ethnic_yao

Ethnic Yao

ethnic_yi

Ethnic Yi

ethnic_yugur

Ethnic Yugur

ethnic_zhuang

Ethnic Zhuang

Wow this was a long post, but I just had to represent all of the Chinese Ethnic groups. You can see larger pictures here. via neatorama

Explore more art and design inspired by China, Taiwan

Inspired by - China

Proad Identity

Posted by rod - 26.11.2009

proad_identityproad_identity1proad_identity2proad_identity3

Proad Identity is a design agency from Taiwan, which creates mainly Chinese influenced products and identities.

Explore more art and design inspired by China, Taiwan

Inspired by - Taiwan

Taiwanese folk opera

Posted by rod - 13.06.2009

koreakorea1korea2

Originating in eastern Taiwan in the late 19th century, Taiwanese folk opera is part of the southern variations of Chinese opera. As the only form of Han traditional drama to have come from Taiwan, it was started by immigrants from Fujian, China and told folk stories of the region. While its popularity has declined in the modern era, it still plays an important role in Taiwanese culture. by Craig Ferguson

Explore more art and design inspired by Taiwan

FEATURED CREATIVES