Elements of Himalaya

Elements of Himalaya

Print/Icon Design/Dimensions variable

 

Himalayan region includes regions around Himalayan Mountain such as Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan. For most people Himalayan is a mystery. Because of the unique elevation and climate from their living environment, Himalayan people formed their distinctive behavior and culture system. The objective of this project is creating a visual language to let people understand Himalayan culture, especially Tibetan Buddhism. Since icon is a universal visual language to let people possible to read context without per-knowledge; I hope these icon set can be used to become a label system for tagging literatures from Himalayan. I hope this project can bridge Himalayan culture to the world and encourage people to study and protect this endangered culture system. 


Design: Michael Zibin Yuan
Print in Pratt Grad ComD studio, New York, May 2015

"Elements of Himalaya" Icon Design Poster, Print, 11in x 17in

 "Ghost"

"Ghost"

 "Human Set"

"Human Set"

 "Buddhist Set"

"Buddhist Set"

 "Animal Set"

"Animal Set"

    "Nature Elements Set"

 

"Nature Elements Set"

  Ashtamangala (Eight Auspicious Signs of Buddhism)

Ashtamangala(Eight Auspicious Signs of Buddhism)

    Label Design, Print, 2in x 3in

 

Label Design, Print, 2in x 3in

    Label Design, Print, 2in x 3in

 

Label Design, Print, 2in x 3in

 "Elements of Himalaya" Icon Design Poster, Print, 11in x 17in

"Elements of Himalaya" Icon Design Poster, Print, 11in x 17in