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Yang Liu. East meets West

Clothbound, 5.1 x 5.1 in., 0.43 lb, 100 pages
US$ 15
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How do you talk about love on opposite sides of the earth? Does beauty change over distant longitudes? Is the boss bigger in Stuttgart or Shanghai? In this best-selling pictogram panorama of Chinese and Western experience, designer Yang Liu reimagines the fascinating contrasts between Occident and Orient.

“Understand the world in just a few words.”

Cultured Conversation

Neat pictograms from Yang Liu explore the differences between East and West

Already an online phenomenon, East Meets West is the first volume in designer Yang Liu’s successful infographic series. Conceived and designed with perceptive wit and her signature graphic simplicity, Yang Liu’s pictograms convey the obvious and sometimes not so obvious discrepancies in life on opposite sides of the globe.

Drawing on her own experiences of China and Europe, Yang Liu explores a rich range of differences between Eastern and Western experience, from sleeping patterns to the role of senior citizens, from leisure activities to attitudes towards beauty, property, and public space. With their clarity, insight, and fundamental fondness towards both cultures, Yang Liu’s work has become not only a social media and magazine darling, but also a favorite with professional training programs around the world.
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. East meets West
Clothbound, 5.1 x 5.1 in., 0.43 lb, 100 pages
Yang Liu. East meets West
Yang Liu.
East meets West
US$ 15
Yang Liu. East meets West
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