Winner 2023 / Books / Other books


  • Prize
    Winner in Other books / Books
  • University
    Pratt Institute
  • Lead
    Wenyue Xu

The book analyzes how to use unexpectedness as a design strategy in three aspects—multilayered complexity; creative thinking and innovation of materials, forms, and perspectives; and stimulation and balancing of different senses. These three aspects are represented by several visual works that I created. The design of book supports the concept: images printed on the inside of the french folds are random scraps of paper that I scanned from the recycled paper box in the imaging center at Pratt Institute; the images within the book are unexpected photographs that I captured during my travels.

I am a creative graphic designer based in New York. As a young designer, I look forward to creating more interesting designs that are not only socially responsible but can bring hope and excitement to people’s lives.