Best of Best 2021 / Typography / Typefaces

Drinking Alone with the Moon

  • Prize
    Best of Best in Typefaces / Typography
  • Company
    Nanyang Technological University
  • Lead
    Cindy Wang
  • Client
    The Ministry of Education, Singapore
  • Credits
    Printing by Chen Chu Fu, Video by M.Synchrony, Jan
  • Video

Inspired by the poem “Drinking Alone with the Moon” by Chinese Poet Li Bai, this experimental typography design expresses the juxtaposition of the tangible and intangible, virtual and real, through the use of printing technique and visual form. Inspired by the visual imagery of moonlight and the play between light and shadow, the type design references the waxing and waning of the moon. The use of black and white creates a contrast that also reflects the Taoism philosophy of being and nothing.