My name is Yonghao Yan. I was born and raised in China, but educated as a Western graphic designer in the United States. I see and think in multiple ways, which allows me to create new and unique designs...
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Identity System | archawaiʻi

An identity system designed for the University of Hawaiʻi School of Architecture.
Situated at the geographic center of the Asia-Pacific region, the University of Hawaiʻi School of Architecture sought an identity system that embodied their commitment to diverse cultural, environmental, and social perspectives. The final system utilizes a single commercial ‘press sheet’ based on standard (Western) paper dimensions as a template. It exists as a whole composition, but can be used in its different parts. When the individual parts are folded (indexing paper folding as an Eastern tradition) they reveal different perspectives and multiple uses that are not obvious until explored. This interchangeability of forms as well as the folding, exemplifies the fluidity of interchange between East and West as well as the particularity of each perspective. It also produces the school’s entire identity system out of a single press sheet and, in so doing, becomes attentive to the environment and issues of sustainability.
Group Project by Adine Close, John Bennet Cruz, Hao In Kuan and Yonghao Yan.