Souvenirs for Provinces of China - Designing memorable gifts with illustration and digital fabrication

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2022-05
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Wang, Yiran
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Lee, Taekyeom
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Due to the advanced education, many international students worldwide come to the United States to pursue their studies every year. However, not every American is familiar with the foreign countries, or they have only heard of the names of the big cities. Take China as an example; except for the most famous big cities like Beijing and Shanghai, many Americans may not know the characteristics of other cities and regions. This project aims to design unified illustrations to introduce the architectural and scenic features of different provinces and cities in China and deepen their understanding of Chinese provinces and cities. Graphic illustration and digital fabrication were infused into the design process to create innovative souvenirs. Souvenirs carry people's memories of a place by showing famous and distinctive local scenery. A good souvenir is a beautiful decoration and functional and can interact with people. Through these interactions, people's impressions and memory of a place will be deepened continuously, and at the same time, people will be stimulated to explore and understand the place more. For some people who can travel to China, tourist souvenirs play a perfect role in connecting and strengthening the impression between different provinces and cities in China and tourists.
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