Fan Jiang


The Chinese Zodiac, a 12-year cycle that ancient Chinese people use to count years, is considered as a very important and seminal part of traditional culture in China and. Now, more and more foreigners are being introduced to this traditional culture of China. Consequently, there are many books about Chinese Zodiac have been published because of its increasing exposure. Currently, though people have access to a large variety of information about Chinese Zodiac, most of the information is ineffective. Through research and conceptual experimentation, effective visual design solutions that convey the essence of the Chinese Zodiac were developed in this thesis. The purpose is to help Western people better understand and develop interest in traditional Chinese culture through design, to enhance the communications and exchanges between Eastern and Western culture and to show how design can improve them. The project integrates illustration, book and series poster design.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Astrology, Chinese--Posters--Design; Illustration of books--Themes, motives; Visual communication

Publication Date


Document Type


Department, Program, or Center

School of Design (CIAS)


Frear, Lorrie

Advisor/Committee Member

Sheppard, Luvon


Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works. Physical copy available through RIT's The Wallace Library at: NC1810 .J42 2012


RIT – Main Campus