History of Chop Suey
Asian restaurant signs
in the U.S. are designed with letterings inspired by
is the most well-known
stereotypical “Asian font”
Why is this
font associated with Asian culture? How did this font become the “Asian font”?
font was created to promote and
in San Fransisco after the earthquake in 1906.
started to be used for
, which caused an
association between the font and any Asian culture
(in this example, Japan).
“Asian” font officially shows up on Google search today. This represents that stereotype caused
generalizing / flattening
Asian cultures into one aesthetic.
In addition, this font is considered as
among designers even though it was not meant to represent
(1)Association: Form and Culture
(3)Breaking a Stereotype(Outcome1)
(4)Deconstructed Stereotype (Outcome2)
(A)Research: Swapping Perspectives
(B)Research: History of
(C)Research: Urgency - covid19
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