Chinese Zodiac

by Mengyu Cao

The Chinese Zodiac project combines Chinese calligraphy and watercolor drawing to present each character with its meaning. With design thinking, it breaks the traditional Chinese calligraphy forms and adds creative drawings to it harmoniously to show the meaning of each character. Chinese characters always look like complicated drawings to people who don't know Chinese. This project is aimed to make it understandable to everyone to spread Chinese culture.

The Chinese zodiac is a classification scheme based on the lunar calendar that assigns an animal and its reputed attributes to each year in a repeating 12-year cycle. It is an approximation to the 11.85-year orbital period of Jupiter. 鼠Rat、牛Ox、虎Tiger、兔Rabbit、龙Dragon、蛇Snake、马Horse、羊Goat、猴Monkey、鸡Rooster, 狗Dog, 猪Pig.


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