Thousands of anonymous street calligraphers operate daily in Chinese parks and streets. The endlessly tracing texts composed of «hanzi» signs slowly disappear as water evaporates. This phenomenon, called «dishu».
«Dishu: Ground Calligraphy in China» is the first survey on contemporary calligraphic practices in Chinese public spaces, documented during the summer of 2011 in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenyang.
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François Chastanet is an architect and graphic designer working in Bordeaux. François Chastanet video album on Vimeo: Dishu: Ground Calligraphy in China
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