My poster i designed to contribute in the 100 Posters: ‘Hakka Impression’ (客家印象) Poster Invitational Exhibition; part of the 3rd Shenzhen International Poster Festival 2018 (http://www.ipf-sz.com), Shenzhen, China.
This exhibition is allowed for international invited designers only; organized by the organizing committee of Shenzhen International Poster Festival and Red Cube Public Art and Planning Museum, and hosted by Culture, Sports and Tourism Administration of Shenzhen Municipality, Longgang District.
The Hakkas (Chinese: 客家) are Han Chinese people whose ancestral homes are chiefly in the Hakka-speaking provincial areas of Guangdong, Fujian, Jiangxi, Guangxi, Sichuan, Hunan, Zhejiang, Hainan and Guizhou. The Chinese characters for Hakka (客家) literally mean “guest families”.Unlike other Han Chinese groups, the Hakkas are not named after a geographical region, e.g. a province, county or city.
The poster was created to show an interpretation of the impression of the Hakka culture. It shows the charm of Hakka culture, that is a Hakka woman in traditional clothes smoking a pipe (in daily activities).
One of the clothing attribute that attracts the attention of the global world is the famous unique hat worn by Hakka women. Hakka women wear unique cool hat. This hat are usually woven from thin wheat stalks and straw. Except for the front side, the hat is surrounded by a cloth/fabric around 16 cm height well distributed throughout. When viewed from a far, this hat resembles stalks of beautiful wild flower.
The color elements are made more dominated by Hakka-Chinese culture which symbolizes respect, prosperity, and glory, light and shiny, movement, enthusiasm, color, and balance.