China’s growing social, industrial and economic power has paved the way for new industries – like graphic design – to emerge and flourish. To highlight the country’s creative force, School of Visual Arts and the Shenzhen Graphic Design Association presents “Graphic Design in China,” a juried biennial that aims to showcase the highest level of Chinese design to an international audience.
Featuring work by award-winning designers, the exhibition has been on view since late Summer and stays open through September 20 at the SVA Chelsea Gallery in New York. As China’s original design competition, the GDC has evolved into a traveling exhibition, open to submissions from professionals and emerging talents. Over 150 works – including typography, illustration, information visualizations, animation, new media and environmental design – contextualize contemporary Chinese design within the country’s broader culture, commerce and daily life.