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    A digital music album about Zen, meditation, about happiness and insights hidden behind our daily lives.
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Counting and Thinking Over Everything / 筹算济物 
Graphic Design, Album Cover Design
A digital music album about Zen, meditation, about happiness and insights hidden behind our daily lives.
Concepts → Visual design
from Zen and Water to Ice and Moon

Two Concepts

• The state of Zen meditation, which is silent but dynamic inside.
• The process of being inspired by thinking among the temporal (*1).
   *1  ”Temporal” means all things on earth


Visual Design

I chose water as a main role in the project because its purity, transparency, and colorlessness coincide with the state of Zen. Also, water looks silent but dynamic inside, which matched the state of meditation. Since it was hard to record the liquid water, I froze water into half-spheres and illuminated them in a dark room. Unexpectedly, the texture and shape looked like a full moon. This inspired me create a set of moon phases, implying movement and time.
How to present thinking among the temporal?
from yin-yang to Temporal

Moon phases are born from light and shadow, which is Yin and Yang in Chinese Taoist cosmology. I related the moon phases with the trigrams in Taoism called "Posterior Eight Diagrams." The Eight Diagrams mean eight nature elements(*2).

The eight elements create the temporal. Based on the meanings, I designed a more representational and iconic graphic for each diagram and combined them with the moon phases following cardinal direction. The process of designing this album showed my own understanding of meditation.

*2  Eight Diagrams: ☰Heaven/Sky, ☱Lake/Marsh, ☲Fire, ☳Thunder, ☴Wind, ☵Water, ☶Mountain, and ☷Field
• Phase of the Moon + Posterior Eight Diagrams
• Cover Design
Credit
Client  /  photosphere
Model Number   /   PTSP-0003 
Release Date   /   05 / 2015 
Artist   /   Enritsu、Alyssa 
Design   /   AMoZoe (Qi Zhou)
Mastering   /   狼姬 
Director   /   Enritsu