2023 Communication Arts Annual Competition Design / Award of Excellence
In the “Preface to Shuowen Jiezi (Explaining Glyph and Analyzing Compound Characters) written by Xu Shen of the East Han Dynasty, Chinese characters were made from the observations of people in ancient times. Observing the phenomena of mountains, rivers, the sun and moon, and the vivid movements of fowls and animals, they were enlightened with the meanings of communication and transmission.
Lucky Tiger Year – Fortune Tiger Exudes Grandeur福虎生風
According to the Kangxi Dictionary, the tiger is the king of all animals; its roar gives intimidating majesty, and its leaps gallop like the wind. The tiger symbolizes great fortune and its dominance will welcome a year of abundance.
Lucky Dragon Year – Cloud Dragon Offers Longevity雲龍獻瑞
以中國古字為設計元素，讀音taito，由三「龍」和三「雲」字組成，共84畫。《康熙字典》記其音「沓」，《說文》解作「飛龍」，《廣韻》則釋義為「龍飛之狀」。古字結合多層次剪紙，神龍飛騰於祥雲之中，吉祥獻瑞。 With design elements based on Chinese ancient characters, the composition of three “dragons” and three “clouds” incorporate multi-layered papercutting, which gives the meaning of dragon gods gliding over the blissful clouds, presenting fortune and longevity.