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Hi, this is Mengyi Qian, I’m a graphic designer / web designer, currently live in New Haven.

→ To Hear No Echo (2021)

The Yale School of Art is pleased to announce the Sculpture Graduate Thesis Exhibition, To Hear No Echo, presenting works by MFA candidates Armando Cortés, Sae Jun Kim, Jeenho Seo, Hyeree Ro, Freddy Villalobos, and Stella Zhong.

Identity designed for the exhibition (with Minhwan Kim)

→ City Of Order (2020)

City Of Order is a space for virtual citizens, a digital cemetery, and a social experiment.

→ A Daily Check (2020)

Belonging to a community, sometimes an everyday check-in or a survey is required. You can contribute to a collective identity by submitting a form on A Daily Check. The outcome is generated from the average of all the submissions.

→ Love On The Cloud (2020)

Love On The Cloud is programmed as a bot/human named Mengyi that is talking to anyone who connects. The website is a simulation of having an online crush.

→ Readable Touches (2020)

Readable Touches are 4 objects that translate how feeling a thing look like.

→ Point To The Pointer (2020)

The mouse is a tool we navigate through the space on the screen, and the pointer is the interface of the mouse. They’re our prosthesis, and always have to be “humble”.

the mouse has to disappear in order to work, unseen and unfelt” --Mark Wigley is a study on the input devices. I sorted pointing devices into 9 categories in the form of a grid, that allows the user to navigate in replace of the pointer.

1. navigator: A pointer on mobile device (open in the private browser if not working)
2. locator: To navigate with the missing pointer

→ Typing Time (2020) is a typing game that reflects the perception of time.

→ (non)fiction (2019)

Can someone’s movement be repeated by themselves? Are actors aware of their acting and people aware of their behaving? Are we acting or behaving under a gaze? This video (non)fiction shows these two states of our body, natural and unnatural, aware and unaware. The video on the left is a hidden camera. On the right is when people are told to react the movement in front of the camera.

Based on the video, a pair of books was also printed.

→ Simples Larges (2019)

Simples Larges is a sans-serif typeface based on it’s origin by a French type foundry Deberny & Peignot.

Download the specimen here.

→ Chen Xiangyun (2019)

A website for a photographer Chen Xiangyun to display her work and a blog for writing.

→ Yuck! (2019)

Yuck! is Paprika! vol.5 no.6, a publication of Yale School Of Architecture.

(with Sam Wood)

→ A Textbook (2017)

A Textbook is a collection of my old textbook images that has 628 pages.


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