“Xing” refers to shape or form. And “Shi” could be understood as the rule that constitutes the form. Exploring the forms and rules that best match the characteristics of media and content in different media and expressions, this is probably the origin of working as a graphic designer.
The focus of type design is a somewhat abstract but unavoidable visual problem. This poster sets the center of gravity for each Chinese stroke, and it results in change of gravity of the strokes. The text that separates and falls apart becomes a poem of dots, lines, surfaces and gravity.
OPPO打造的全新音乐节品牌“OPPO Reno 造乐节“，UDL提供品牌形象设计服务
The Co-founder of United Design Lab, Dingfan & Fangjianping become the new member of Alliance Graphique Internationale.
“基于北京的设计师组合丁凡与方建平，是新一代中国先锋平面设计师的优秀代表。他们基础扎实、兴趣⼴泛、方法坚实、视野开阔。两人与其所带领的设计团队United Design Lab，深入参与复杂的当代中国城市文化领域。从内容生产到与生活空间，他们⼀直在多元领域坚定地进行⼴泛实验。这些生动的实践，正不不断地拓展平面设计这一生机勃勃的学科在当代中国的定义。”
“Beijing-based designer duo Ding Fan and Fang Jianping is an outstanding representative of the new generation of Chinese pioneer graphic designers. They have solid foundations, wide range of interests, strong approaches and open minds. The duo and their design team, the United Design Lab, are deeply participated in the complex contemporary Chinese urban culture. From generating contents to spatial practicing , they have been steadfastly experimenting in extensive and diverse fields. These practices are constantly expanding the definition of graphic design as an invigorating discipline in contemporary China.”
Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) is a professional association of the world’s leading graphic artists and designers, with 509 elected members from 40 countries across the globe. Our mission is to promote practices of design through our annual conference as well as talks, partnerships, exhibitions, publications and educational pursuits.
AGI was founded in 1951, in Paris, and continues to uphold the values set out by its founders – the belief that graphic design is fundamental to how we communicate, educate and inform. As an organization, we remain unique – a place for growth and development, and a constant source of creative inspiration for members and non-members alike.
Membership is prestigious; AGI inducts new members annually, from single practitioners to partners in multinational agencies, whose expertise includes typography, graphic design, branding, self-publishing, design writing, way-finding, illustration, animation, experience design and many other creative pursuits that constitute visual communication. In 2017, we welcomed 31 practitioners including Sara de Bondt (Belgium), Dhali Zhang (China), István Horkay (Hungary), Selva Hernández López (Mexico) and Tnop Wangsillapakun (Thailand). Each designer was put forward by an existing member from their country, had their work reviewed by the international selection committee and was voted in. It is a rigorous process that ensures AGI’s continued dedication to ‘raising the aesthetic standard’ (Walter Allner, inducted 1962).