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This booklet is about how we commiuncate, in a way about miscommunication. People seem to think in order the communicate properly, we need a clarity. And this catalogue is an expression and experimentation on what I think of language and words. Words are really just symbols. It is people who gave them their meanings. Like Ren Magritte’s famous ‘Treachery of image’ said ‘‘This is not a pipe.’ It is only called a pipe because somoeone decidees to call it a pipe. The following pages, I took away the characteristics of the alphebets and words and tried turn it into a typograpzhic abtraction. This typorhaphy was based on lingustics such as Fernidan de Suassure and Roland Barthes.


The essence of things. These are inspired by the Deadgood’s wire table lamp by Dan Ziglam and Elliot Brook, which featured in the Design Event Mart and the New Domestc Lanscape. stripped off of their natural colout and every other attributes, they are still recognisable. Through semiotics, what we recongise is a symbol, a representation. Because these objects are so embedded in subconscous. Much like language itself, where words doesn’t really have a meaning until someone gave it one. So can you guess what are the objects depicted in there?


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These are photocopies of different sections of the same piece of work. The I chose to photocopies them instead of scanning them onto the computer straight away because I want to bring the sketchy quality to it. The work itself was two pieces of work layer on top of each othe, with the cut out on the top. Admittely, it is easier to do it on the computer, but simply cutting and paste on top another piece of work, it makes it harder to read and gives a 3 dimentional quality and textures



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