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Ying Yefu designed notebooks with brown paper inside sheets and the traditional dark green fabric cover with silkscreen print images.
Ao Yun: Girls in the image are playing with hula-hoops and wearing the popular sport suits in the 1980s of last century in China. It’s is an interesting game from our memory of childhood and it is disappearing from our lives because of the fast development of the city and modern life. This image recalls childhood and with the suggestion to be closer to nature.
The Protection of the East Sea: a giant sea turtle carries girls who are playing the Sheng (Chinese reed pipe), and they are going forward in the sea. They are playing a hymn about the sea and nature to remind us we should protect the earth.
Boy / Girl in Gallipots: Lingzhi, known as “magic grass”, is a symbol of longevity and health in China. The cute boy and girl are placed in the old style gallipots. Ying Yefu is using this interesting and humorous image to represent the best wishes to health and life.
Artist Ying Yefu designed notebooks with brown paper inside sheets and the traditional dark green fabric cover with silkscreen print images. The binding of the notebook imitates the Chinese classical method – The Song dynasty book binding method (stitched bound bookbinding). The habit of handwriting is being lost to electronic products, which are more and more popular. Ying Yefu wants to evoke people’s enthusiasm to write or draw their bits and pieces of life with these nostalgic notebooks.