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Tibet Airlines Brand Identity

Posted by rod - 12.12.2011

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Last week I featured 36 Airline logos from China and Hong Kong and amongst them there was the logo of Tibet Airlines. It didn’t take long until I started looking for the design agency who design the brand identity for Tibet Airlines. I quickly found out that Chinese design agency Dongdao created the identity and this is what they have to say about it.

“The idea originates from Khatag and scripture flag, two typical Tibetan elements. Khatag signifies sincerity and purity, hospitality and friendship with people of the world. The scripture flag is a token of a blessed trip. The wing-shaped logo represents a promising future for the company. Also, it resembles a rainbow which hangs over the Roof of the World.”

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Tibetan Cavalry armor

Posted by rod - 02.02.2011

A 18th–19th century Tibetan Cavalry armor found via the metmuseum. Here is the decryption of the armor.

“This figure has been assembled based on photographs taken in the 1930s and 1940s in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa during the Great Prayer Festival. The photographs showed troops of ceremonial armored cavalry, who wore a standardized set of equipment as stipulated by the central government of Tibet probably from the mid-seventeenth or eighteenth century onward. The equipment included a helmet, a mail shirt, a set of four mirrors, an armored belt, a bow case and quiver, a matchlock musket, a bandoleer with gunpowder and bullets, and a short spear for the rider, as well as a saddle, saddle rug, and tack for the horse. Armed and equipped in a similar fashion, Tibetan government officials were periodically required to demonstrate proficiency on horseback with musket, bow and arrow, and spear until as late as the mid twentieth century.”

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Tibet – Frederic Lemalet

Posted by rod - 13.01.2011

Just discovered Frederic Lemalet’s photos. I in particular like his Tibet series, which you can see above.

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The soul of Ladakh

Posted by rod - 28.12.2010

Beautiful photography of the people of Ladakh. Ladakh “land of high passes” is a region of Jammu and Kashmir, the nothernmost state of the Republic of India. The area is surrounded by 7000 meter high mountains and is inhabited by people of Indo-Aryan and Tibetan descent. Photographed by Henry Fucks

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Seven days in Tibet

Posted by rod - 01.11.2010

Seven days in Tibet is a fashion photo series shot for Harper’s Bazaar by Nicoline Patricia Malina

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Free Tibet by Gorilla

Posted by rod - 21.09.2010

In May 2009 Gorilla created this Free Tibet visual column because the Dalai Lama not welcome at Balkenende by Jan Peter Balkenende, Prime Minister of the Netherlands. Gorilla is a visual column that comments on current affairs through words and images. Gorilla was published every week in De Groene Amsterdammer and Adformatie, and on thedailygorilla.com.

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Tibetan Portraits

Posted by rod - 10.09.2010

Another great series of Portraits of Tibetan people taken by Steve McCurry.

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Hulk and Spiderman as Tibetan Art

Posted by rod - 08.04.2010

Tibetan artist Gade created these wonderful artworks which mix Western comic-book heroes (The Incredible Hulk, Spiderman and Ultraman) with traditional Tibetan art.

“Gade was born May 1971in Lhasa, Tibet. In 1991, he graduated from the School of Fine Arts, Tibet University in Lhasa, with a degree in Traditional Chinese Realistic Painting. In 1992, he was admitted to the Master of Arts programme at the Central Academy of Arts as a student assistant.
Gade is a founding member of the Gedun Choephel Artists’ Guild. Now a lecturer in the School of Fine Arts, Tibet University, Gade is also a contracted artist with Rossi & Rossi Gallery in London, Plum Blossoms Gallery in Hong Kong and the Red Gate Gallery in Beijing.” via oneinchpunch and rossirossi

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Mandala

Posted by rod - 23.09.2009

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Jekyll & Hyde created this interesting project about Mandalas. Mandalas come from Tibet and have spiritual and ritual significance in both buddhism and hinduism. If you like this post you may like this one too.

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Inspired by - Bhutan

Tibetan medical tangkas

Posted by rod - 03.09.2009

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These Tibetan medical tangkas were “painted by the Nepalese tangka artist Romio Shrestha and his Tibetan, Nepalese, and Bhutanese students in Kathmandu during seven years in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s.” Found via diskursdisko and assemblyman-eph.blogspot.com

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Sand Mandalas

Posted by rod - 16.08.2009

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The Sand Mandala (tib: kilkhor) is a Tibetan Buddhist tradition involving the creation and destruction of mandalas made from colored sand. A sand mandala is ritualistically destroyed once it has been completed and its accompanying ceremonies and viewing are finished to symbolize the Buddhist doctrinal belief in the transitory nature of material life. Found via colourlovers.com

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Lungta typeface

Posted by rod - 11.08.2009

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lungta_typeface1 Jo De Baerdemaeker designed Lungta at the University of Reading. The font is a latin typeface with Tibetan letters attached.

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Free Tibet poster

Posted by rod - 27.06.2009

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Free tibet poster. The A3 posters was designed for the DATA (Designers Against Tibetan Abuse) project to benefit charities helping put an end to Tibetan occupation and abuse. found via changethethought.com

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Diaspora Smile, 50th Anniversary of Tibetan in Exile

Posted by rod - 14.04.2009

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Photography by Bhanuwat Jittivuthikarn March 10, 2009 marks the 50th anniversary of Tibetan National Uprising Day, a day in 1959 when the Tibetan people rose up to defend their country and their leader against the military aggression of the People’s Republic of China. A week after this historic Uprising, Dalai Lama, spiritual and temporal leader of the six million Tibetans escaped into exile where he has remained ever since.found via behance

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