Islands of a Thousand Tongues (2019)6.75"x10.75" / 416 pagesresearch, book design, print, installation
17,000 islands, 300 ethnic group, 700 languages, 1 country. Islands of a Thousand Tongues is a thesis project on the languages of Indonesia, including the 6 different writing scripts, contemporary culture and also literature. Using the idea of the equator line that stretches across the land and sea of Indonesia, the book often has symmetrical composition.
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each chapter represents one particular writing script.
list of languages in Indonesia.
Featuring vernacular typography and modern urban photography of Indonesia.
installationA projection mapping of the map of Indonesia with different writing scripts used by different islands, featuring Soekarno’s poem “Aku Melihat Indonesia” (“I See Indonesia”).
instructor Brad Bartlett / special thanks Carina Huynh, William Tan, Miles Mazzie, Ivan Cruz / photo credit Taylor Luo
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