When a graphic designer feels depressed
Years：2016 - 2017
Designer：陳品丞 Chen Ping-Chen
The summer of 2016 was a hard time for me, when I started working on this poster without a clear purpose. Using materials that did not see a chance of being applied to my past works, I just pieced them together randomly and sentimentally. I believed, without any concrete proof, that the clues to my “ego” were hiding amongst the myriad of colors and shapes. For me it was some sort of “confession” to the world and to the society, with which I tried to reflect truthfully those incommunicable and even imperceptible emotions or fantasies.
In a context where how design “should be like” is constantly being emphasized, it was perhaps farcical and unprofitable for me as a designer to release my emotions through creating a poster egoistically, and then intentionally make it known to the public... then again, it was also quite fascinating. In retrospect, the process of creating is undoubtedly free, but what exactly is a poster? What is design? Among all those established definitions that are taken for granted, maybe I was opening a gate to the unknown.