Apr 7, 2016

Dishu, ephemeral calligraphy
François Chastanet
Point de détails

Léandra Ricou
Dishu, ephemeral calligraphy François Chastanet Point de détails

Born in 1975, François Chastanet is a French architect and typographer, he founded TypoMorpho, a graphic design studio, in Bordeaux, France. He is interested in urban cultures through visual communication.

In 2007, he wrote Pixaçäo: São Paulo Signature, which is about the relationship between urban art, body and architecture. Dishu: Ground Calligraphy in China is a photographic essay retracing this calligraphy phenomenon and its evolution in the Chinese society. The Dishu is an urban art arose at the beginning of the nineties, it is water ephemeral calligraphy on the ground, which the Chineses practices in the morning in the parks as a cultural activity.


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Léandra Ricou

Léandra Ricou

Made in Fontenay-aux-Roses. Both a freelance writer and a press agent, she writes about fashion and people behind it: designers, craftsmen and industrialists. She is a regular contributor on Maison d’Exceptions and Made in France Première Vision online magazines, among others. She is graduated from the Institut de Management et de Communication Interculturels, formerly Institut Supérieur d’Interprétation et de Traduction and from the Institut Français de la Mode.

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