Global Campaign: Taiwan By Design
"Taiwan by Design" is a major ongoing initiative aimed at drawing international attention to the cultural heritage of Taiwan. Specially researched projects present the deeper links between local craft traditions and the development of authentic art and design practices.
agIdeas is one of the most influential international design events. The annual program explores the philosophy, strategy and processes behind some of the world’s most inspiring design communities. It is a week of immense energy and excitement during which creative leaders share insights about the convergence of design with business, technology and society.
Stony Cherng, whose practice is profoundly grounded in her cultural heritage, is one of Taiwan’s most successful designers. Over a career spanning 35 years as a commercial designer, industry leader and educator, Stony has earned many accolades, including Best Design Company, Gold Dot Design Award, National Design Award, and the national Commercial Creative Design Award. She founded the Taiwan Graphic Design Association, serving as its inaugural president.
Ken-Tsai Lee is a designer, visual director of Taiwan Designers’ Week and regional representative of the New York Art Directors Club and New York Type Directors Club. Mentored by Japanese master Shigeo Fukuda, Lee established his studio in 1996. His work has been recognised by: Design for Asia, D&AD, New York Type Directors Club, New York One Show, Tokyo Type Directors Club, Hong Kong Designers Association, Red Dot Design, Communication Arts & Graphis.
Apex Pang-soong Lin is widely regarded as the most influential image-maker and design educator in Taiwan, and was the Director of the department of fine arts at National Taiwan Normal University. He has been honored with the ICOGRADA Achievement Award and the Red Dot award for communication design, amongst many other accolades.
Taiwan By Design
88 Products For Better LivingThe first comprehensive book of the elements and influences shaping a new Asian design aesthetic from the Beautiful Island.