The “Unnamed 20” by Nod Young

The “Unnamed 20” by Nod Young


Nod Young is a visual artist and graphic designer based in Beijing, China. His unique artistic style is easily identified with the accurate contours, rhythmic layout and passionate colors. Despite the constantly evolving artistic style, his minimalistic designs are attempts at reflecting his world, and the subtle emotions within. Nod has also gained commercial success, working with many international clients, including NIKE, Adidas, Coca Cola, McDonald’s, Nokia, Microsoft, FIAT, Disney and Greenpeace. His work has since been exhibited in the UK, Italy, Spain, Finland, US, Japan, South Africa, and China.
Nod Young has participated in many exhibitions around the world.
Check out his website for some amazing inspiration: https://dribbble.com/nod_young

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The Unnamed 20.

Each of us owns a name, which is a code to “define” the one. We can’t actually get to know the person through a name, but the “name” largely influences our understanding of a person indeed. “Unnamed 20” filtered 20 artists’ names. To Chinese people, they are foreigners but all have their own Chinese names. They cannot read or write “My Name”, which is embarrassingly interesting. Based on these characters, Nod Young created abstract graphics, and added some concrete modelings as interferences, bringing obstacles for recognizing or reading. People would guess and doubt these graphics behind the associated text information (name), and may make wrong judgment, or even lose interest directly, as we first heard the name of a person.

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