A nationally revered artist, Liao Chiung-chih devoted most of her life to promoting the art of Taiwanese Opera.
Her unique crying technique in the performance seemed to reflect her tumultuous life.
Because of her signature crying style, she is deemed “the most beautiful crying voice in the East” and “the top tragedy performer in Taiwan”.
Taiwanese Opera originated in the Han tradition.
It was the main form of entertainment in early Taiwanese agrarian society.
The high contrast and saturation between the red and green was inspired by the traditional set and costume used in performance.
Overall, the design has a very grassroots voice, but the details still retain a classical undertone.
The design accentuates the elegance in such a tradition.
The focus in the redesign is to minimize expendable elements in the packaging.
The red string and exposed spine of the book took inspiration from traditional scripts.
Additionally, the exposed spine also allows for the the book to open all the way flat,
allowing the book to be read at maximum comfort.