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About the Project

ROM poster was a York/Sheridan Design program project in 2008. The project goal was researching on one of the ancient writing types, including Prehistoric cave paintings, Native American pictographs / petroglyphs, Mayan hieroglyphics, Mesopotamian cuneiform, Egyptian hieroglyphics, Phoenician picture signs, Greek letterforms, Roman capitals, Chinese ideograms, Early Hebrew calligraphic forms, Arabic calligraphy, Caroline miniscules [Carolingian minuscule], and Gothic textura, and make a poster "on behalf of" Royal Ontario Museum for exhibition.

All three design have the same body content. To reflect the exhibition was hold by Royal Ontario Museum, I used ROM logo colour, blue, orange, and red, in the word "Art" in the topic. The plain white background in the first design represent the rice paper Chinese used for calligraphy. the bottom part is the most famous Chinese calligraphy work called "Orchid Pavilion Preface" written by WANG Xizhi. In the second design, I used traditional Chinese yellowish painting as background, and also applied Chinese calligraphy into the design on the left side. In the third design, the seal like icon was a dragon caved on ancient Chinese tiles (most of them were on the roof). and the bottom timeline was the evolution of the Chinese character dragon, "long", from oracle to current Simplified Chinese.