Our first collection ever, the "Mandarin" collection was inspired by the complicated yet appealing traditional mandarin characters. This collection is meant to portray words that I love from two languages. When you look at my designs, I want you to see that it is a complete composition, not simply one English word translated into mandarin characters of the same meaning. It is rather the seemliness connection between two of the most used language in the world and how they can be combined through art & illustration.
Designs are drawn by hand then translated into vector files on computer. As someone who has lived and experienced both Taiwanese and American culture long enough to write a book about the similarities and differences, these mandarin characters are not the common typefaces you see from other clothing brands, rather they are written in an original way.