For the Berlin based agency dan pearlman – who developed the overall new “Panda Garden” for the Berlin Zoo – I’ve designed a complete set of brush painting illustrations, Chinese calligraphy and in addition a new suitable typeface as part of the compound’s visual communication. All brush paintings are created by hand with an original Chinese writing brush (Maobi).
The Chinese characters and the new typeface are designed digitally based on the calligraphy style called “regular script” (Kaishu). The goal was to create a harmonious and consistent look, which combines eastern and western elements as well as educational and atmospheric aspects.
For Dan Pearlman, Berlin