• Studio Wu Bag "Faye" – limited artist edition.t

    Edition t. – “Faye” studio wu bag

    An exquisite collaboration with „taschengeist“ – a sophisticated bag label from Hamburg – leads to the Studio Wu 無 bag „Faye 菲“ from edition t. which is the union of German traditional leather craftsmanship and Chinese calligraphy art. 100% handmade in Germany and naturally tanned with plants.

  • Design Chai Film Festival 2023

    Chai Film Festival 2023

    CHAI FILM FESTIVAL Design for CHAI FILM FESTIVAL celebrating 10 years birthday of the Chinese film festival in Leipzig. More information: www.chai-filmfestival.de

  • Wo kommst Du denn her?

    In times of social uncertainties and stiffening nationalism, the illustrated children's book „Wo kommst Du denn her?“ – published by Beltz publisher is a ray of hope. Together with the illustrators Diana Bobb (Austria) / Hanna Jung ( Ukrainian origin) / Beyza Tolgay (Turkish origin) , I had the chance to answer autobiographical questions about cultural identity, origin and life in Germany through illustrations. The result is a colorful, sensitive artistic book celebrating cultural diversity, with texts by Sonja Eismann / Naira Estevez (in German language).

  • Mountain & Water Visuals

    Inspired by the traditional landscape painting art in China called Shanshui (Water & Mountain), this is a series of visuals for different cultural events. The colorful visuals have been created in papercut technique. 

  • TAT unBindingBodies

    UnBinding Bodies Exhibition

    Unbinding bodies exhibition Studio Wu was honored to create the whole communication media including book design, visual identity and the exhibition graphic design of the exhibition “UnBinding Bodies – Lotos Shoes and Corset“ starting from 09.09.2022–26.02.2023 – in MARKK Museum Hamburg and from 23.03.2023–31.08.2023 in Tieranatomisches Theater of Humbold University Berlin. The topic is the painful cultural […]

  • CHAI 2022

    It’s a pity that we cannot travel easily to China since long, however the CHAI 拆 Festival from 25.–28.05.2022 in Leipzig brings you the latest movies from the middle country – with documentaries, short films and vivid (indie) movies.

  • the Cost of Militarization

    This self-initiated project has arised through the urgent calling for peace are information graphics showing the cost of militarisation. They are a reaction to the German government's decision to raise the budget for military and defense up to 100 billions in 2022 and to spend up to 2% of the GdP in the future.

  • Poster China Allerlei

      China allerlei Poster design for the international day of the Confucius Institutes in Leipzig on Saturday, 26.09.2020 under the motto of China Allerlei the KUB gallery in Leipzig. The style is a reference to stamp art. Work: Poster Design & Postcards, 2020 Client: Confucius Institute Leipzig

  • Keep Wuhan Walking – interactive storytelling

      KEEP WUHAN WALKING – interactive urban discovery Wuhan is more than Corona! The multimedia interplay of Keep Wuhan Walking Online Magazine – consisting of audio atmospheres, video impressions, reports, essays and scientific writings – guides you as strollers through Wuhan digitally – in front of the screen at home or on site in Wuhan. […]

  • Keep Wuhan Walking

      KEEP WUHAN WALKING Out of a strong feeling of solidarity the CITYMAKERS CHINA GERMANY started the initiative “Keep Wuhan Walking” with the ‘MEMORY WALK MAP’– tool kit as part of it, that was first ideated by Khedidja Benniche and Lena Nafe, urban designers in London and Kopenhagen. The WUHAN MEMORY WALK MAP-Tool was just a […]

  • Citymakers Suitcase / Stadtmacher Koffer

      STADTMACHER KOFFER The STADTMACHER-Koffer is a toolkit designed by CITYMAKERS to deepen the dialogue between city-making enthusiasts from Europe and China engaged in the topic of liveable cities in the Chinese-European context. Based on many years of CITYMAKERS insights and our experience that context is the key to successful cross-cultural collaboration, the tools are designed […]

  • Lettering for Confuzius Institut Magazine

      Lettering for Confuzius Institut Magazine Chinese and German lettering for the magazine back of Confucius Institute Magazine, a innovative and beautifully designed bilingual cultural magazine. The words of the lettering are related to the main topic of each issue like “Love” or “Urbanization”. Work: Inc brush Lettering, since 2019 Client: Confucius Institute Leipzig

  • CITYMAKERS Harvest Celebrations

    Citymakers Harvest celebrations Citymakers China-Europe is a network of cross-disciplinary pioneers who seek alternative ways to make cities ‚livable‘. Studio Wu 無 is glad to be the design partner of this program funded by Robert Bosch Stiftung, lead by CONSTELLATIONS since 2015. Now, 5 years funding is coming to an end and it’s time to harvest insights and celebrate […]

  • Les Caractères Vivants – silkscreen edition

    Les Caracteres Vivants – silkscreen edition On the colored silkscreen A1 posters from the series “Les Caractères Vivants”, you can find radiating Chinese and French characters. The beautiful typographic elements are taken from historical books and well-known Chinese magazines of the 20-40s fron the “Fonds Chinois”, a historical archive of the Institut Franco-Chinois in the […]

  • Made in China

      made in china – book illustrations In her latest book „Made in China“ (in German Language), the author Lea Schneider moves through six Chinese metropolises: Nanjing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei, Chengdu and Beijing.  This is the second creative collaboration between Lea Schneider and me as illustrator after „Chinabox“  for Verlagshaus Berlin. The drawings are inspired […]

  • Book Cover Illustration

    Book Cover Illustration Cover illustration for the Chinese Studies book “Einstieg in die Chinastudien”, by the authors Thorben Pelzer and Merle Schatz, published by De Gruyter. Work: illustration, 2019 Client: East Asia Institute, Leipzig University

  • Stadt- und Landgeschichten

      Stadt- und landgeschichten Stadt- und Landgeschichten is a news blog which features different persons in China and Germany and their spe/acial relationship to places in their cities and the countryside. I am honored to be commissioned by the editors of Goethe Institute Beijing with the creation of a series of illustrations in urban skeching style. […]

  • Les caractères vivants – Musée de Nouvel Institut Franco-Chinois, Lyon

    I am very excited to bring back the story of „Yaotao’s Zeichen /里昂的汉字/ Les caractères vivants“ to the historical place where everything has begun – with a solo exhibition in Musée of Nouvel Institut Franco-Chinois in Lyon, France.

  • New Years Greetings 2019

      New Years Greetings 2019 – riso print edition Greeting Card for the year of the pig 2019 by Studio Wu 無, printed on Metapaper 120g. Technique: Typographic collage on Riso-Print with 3 soy-based colors | 2018/2019 Printer: Melomelo Print Neukölln

  • 里昂的汉字 The Chinese Characters from Lyon

      里昂的汉字 The Chinese Characters from Lyon  The Chinese version of Yaotaos Zeichen – 里昂的汉字 is out now! With a new cover and bonus materials just for Chinese readers: 导读 review for parents by 陈香 CHEN Xiang and an additional chapter with historical background about the Institute Franco Chinois 中法大学。 In the 1930s the young man arrives […]

  • 25 years Beijing Berlin Map

      25 years – Beijing Berlin learning cities map In cooperation with the Senate Chancellery of the Governing Mayer of Berlin within the framework of the “Promotion of Town Twinning Projects”, the STADTMACHER team lead by CONSTELLATIONS developed the “Berlin-Beijing Learning Cities Map” between April and November 2018: What connects the cities? What are places […]

  • Lektorenprogramm

      lektorenprogramm – Begegnungen Studio Wu 無 was entrusted with the redesign of the visual identity for “Lektorenprogramm in Asien“– a scholarship by Robert Bosch Foundation and the association Midost e.V. which enables young graduates from Germany to teach German and to realize self-organized projects at host universities in Eastern Europe and Asia for the […]

  • Plant Sinfonia – Riso Artist Print Edition

      plant sinfonia – riso print edition Size: A3, printed on Metapaper 120g Technique: Inc illustration on Riso-Print with 3 soy-based colors | 2018 Printer: Melomelo Print Neukölln of Thomas Monses Limited Artist Edition of 30 pieces. All signed. Prize: 25 Euro each print, 80 Euros for a set of all 4 prints GET IT HERE […]

  • StudioWuDesign Etsy Shop

    No worries about Christmas gifts this year: Check out the new Etsy Shop of Studio Wu 無 with wonderful handcrafted illustrated prints & artistic limited editions – 100% made in Berlin with love!  

  • Joseph Binder Award for Yaotaos Zeichen

    Now the results are out: Yaotao's Zeichen has been awarded with Bonze of Joseph Binder Award 2018 by Design Austria.

  • Robot Arm

    Robot arm Illustration as Cover for a publication by MERICS. Work: illustration, 2016 Client: MERICS Institute for China Studies

  • Yaotaos Zeichen

      YAOTAOS ZEICHEN Yaotaos Zeichen/Yaotao’s Characters is a atmospheric journey back in time, written for both young and old. Lyon, France. In her grandparent’s attic, Lucie finds an old suitcase filled with mysterious Chinese characters. Does it belong to her great-grandfather Yaotao who emigrated from China to France? All of a sudden the characters begin […]

  • DeinBildinmeinemAuge

      Dein Bild in meinem Auge The bilingual booklet „Dein Bild in meinem Auge/Your Image in My Eye“ documents a two day symposium about images in media about China and Germany with experts from both countries from academia andmedia institutions. The event was held in Robert-Bosch Foundation Berlin by Konfuzius Institute Heidelberg and the Institute of […]

  • Chinabox

    Illustration art for a bilingual anthology of 12 chinese contemporary poets with over 100 poems – translated and edited by Lea Schneider, published by Verlagshaus Berlin.

  • Dinge-Geschichten at Stiftung Warentest

    A special exhibition place has been found for the mysterious Chinese and German objects at "Stiftung Warentest" Berlin.

  • Archaeological Cloth Sculptures

    Archaeological Cloth Sculptures The dresses were created out of old clothes I found in my family’s wardrobe 
in Shanghai. Pyjamas, dresses, bedclothes, caps – every single piece is a mosaic of family history and reveals the 70s, 80s and 90s in China, a time of huge social transformation and style mixes. Fashion project 2008 Hand-sewn […]

  • WUXI Helü Relics Museum

    WUXI Helv Relics Museum Work: ink painting style illustrations & concept design, 2012-2013 Client: Tamschick Media + Space for ACCIONA Producciones y Diseno, S.A. (APD) It was a great experience to be part of the Tamschick & Media Team to work on this large format, interactive media installation for the Wu Kingdom Helv Relics Museum […]