Rice wine and rice vinegar are intricately intertwined in Chinese culture. Myths abound of their first invention, where both were discovered almost simultaneously. Interestingly enough, the Chinese characters for both wine and vinegar share a common root, the word YOU (酉), which is a wine vessel.
This character was in fact used as inspiration for this packaging work as the lid of these bottles is the first stroke one would make when writing YOU (酉). Further premium flourishes are brought through in both walnut and oak material on the packaging.
Well done Rong design – this is really exceptional!
Hailun Ma is a Chinese photographer from Xinjiang, who now divides her time between New York and Shanghai. After studying fashion photography in New York, she was inspired to return to the place where she grew up to document the fashion and style of the local people – Uyghurs. The Uyghur are a mostly Muslim Turkic ethnic group who live in East and Central Asia.
When you see their incredible use of colour and flamboyant dress sense, you’ll see exactly why taking photographs of them is something Hailun Ma just couldn’t turn down.
Take a look at more of Hailun Ma’s photography on her website here.
Yishu Wang is a Chinese photojournalist who has travelled across China for the last 15 years, collecting images that attest to the true nature of China. At times weird, unsettling or downright Orwellian, these images are nothing if not entirely honest. And while they may leave you scratching your head, they definitely make you think twice about how you might understand China as a country.
You can visit Yishu’s site here.
Hei Ce Ce is a Chinese illustrator who specialises in moody, mostly black and white illustrations that call to mind old fairy tales and other intriguing things.
We love to see how the language of design truly is universal, where we can share and understand things with people halfway across the globe.
To see more from Hei Ce Ce, click here.