Donut Moon Cat
aims to combine unexpected colors in one design cohesively. This bizarre face with dehumanized big eyes seems to have an unspoken story behind. The yellow-brown stripes almost imply a circus vibe around the work.
I enjoy the imperfection inherent in printmaking. A little rip of ink, shapes that aren’t quite lined up, and unclean edges make each print unique and give character to the work compared to machine printed products.
is connected with one of my childhood memories-Taiwanese Pogs (尪仔標). They are multi-functional paper cards shaped in circles, some with decorative trims. They can simply be a collection, or can be played as chess, cards, or even debate games. Below is a picture of pogs from my childhood.
There are four small circles on each card. The order is interchangeable. In my design, the top one is Chinese chess characters. The one on the right has the four shapes of cards-spade, heart, diamond, and club. The bottom is the Chinese Animal Zodiac and the one on the left are the Rock-Paper-Scissors hand signatures.
The theme of this project is Collection. When brainstorming the relationship between donuts and collection, the pogs came to mind. It has always been merely collections for me, never really played the games with others. I believe I still have tubes of pogs I collected in my early childhood in my home in Taiwan. The poster style and the two rectangular shapes implied donut takeout boxes.