Your Shopping Cart

Your shopping cart is empty!

Discover our bestsellers
Subtotal0 Items0
Go to Shopping Cart

Yang Liu. Big meets Little

16Edition: EnglishAvailability: In Stock
In this fourth installment of her best-selling pictogram series, award-winning graphic designer Yang Liu distills all the little joys and aches of childhood and parenting. Big meets Little takes on the daily happenings of family life through tongue-in-cheek irony and incisive observations, bringing fresh awareness to our different perspectives and shared growing pains.
Clothbound5.1 x 5.1 in.0.50 lb128 pages
Yang Liu. Big meets Little

Yang Liu. Big meets Little


I Was Once like You Are Now

A striking exploration of childhood, parenting, and our evolving perspectives

As children, the world is our playground, our parents are both almighty heroes and merciless adversaries, and our homes are the territories where big and small battle for dominance. As adults, we lament the innocence, boundless wonder, and simple pleasures of childhood.

In this fourth installment of Yang Liu’s best-selling pictogram series, the award-winning designer encapsulates the delights and debacles of family life with her characteristic measure of wit. Combining minimal infographics with incisive and touching observations about human nature, the crisp pictorials draw upon Liu’s Chinese heritage; as in traditional calligraphy, the simpler the depiction, the deeper-seated the truth that is expressed.

With graphic precision, Big meets Little takes on the daily happenings of a family home by visually pairing the perspectives of grown-ups and our tiny counterparts. Simultaneously humorous and honest, Liu distills the parenting narrative into bite-sized, insightful lessons. Over 128 pages, the clothbound volume cleverly contrasts the reality of parenthood with the glossy family portraits we’re often sold—though not without a dose of tongue-in-cheek humor.
The artist

Yang Liu was born in 1976 in Beijing. After studying at the University of Arts Berlin (UdK), she worked as a designer in Singapore, London, Berlin, and New York. In 2004 she founded her own design studio, which she continues to run today. In addition to holding workshops and lectures at international conferences, she has taught at numerous universities in Germany and abroad. In 2010 she was appointed a professor at the BTK University of Applied Sciences in Berlin. Her works have won numerous prizes in international competitions and can be found in museums and collections all over the world.

Yang Liu. Big meets Little
Clothbound13 x 13 cm0.23 kg128 pages

ISBN 978-3-8365-7303-0

Edition: English
Download product images here



4 Ratings

Perfect gift

Daniel Z.,October 27, 2021
We always have books from this collection to bring as a gift to friends for all occasions. It is a pleasure to everyone to understand the pictograms, and have this fabulous insights that came from this pleasure of small book.

A great little book

Eleni,October 27, 2021
A great little book, with so much meaning and symbolism, that anyone should have it. Yang liu is such a great artist and you can see how well she feels and understands the world. Excellent choice, excellent book!

Ein Must-Have für Eltern

Jan H.,December 27, 2021
Sehr schön illustrierte Wahrheiten der schönsten Sache des Lebens.

Stylish, schlicht, witzig

Michael,October 27, 2021
Das nette kleine Büchlein zaubert ein Lächeln auf das Gesicht des Lesers. Die Illustrationen sind sowohl stylish als auch schlicht, treffen den Nagel aber immer auf den Kopf. Auch ein super Geschenk für frischgebackene Eltern!