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Poetry Book

Torn is an oversized poetry book inspired by the 1991 Chinese movie, "Raise the Red Lantern". The movie portrays the tragic life of a westernized Chinese woman, forced into marrying into a traditional Chinese family as the 4th concubine. Torn by strict old-world barriers and her newfound self identity, her sorrowful survival only led her to a deeper doom. An attempt to portray her trapped life and utter sadness, the book was made with blood-color threads in Chinese stitch-binding technique, and dark textured cover and oversize print. Design and typography is dark, gloomy, and overlaps on top of each other.

You can watch “Raise the Red Lantern” ON YOUTUBE.




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