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My Business Card in Chinese and English

My Business Card in Chinese and English

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Published by Jennifer Ball
The two-ness of eyes, the unity of them astride a nose, is ingrained in our visualization of faces. Eyes come as a pair, even when you’re only talking about one of them. The word “eye” is not just a portrait of a face but a caricature because the bilateral symmetry in the word “eye” is broken where the leg of the “y” turns left and implies a nose. The Egyptians portrayed images in their most informative angles, and one could argue that our word “eye” retains this same consideration at the expense of accurate perspective. Imparting information is superior to artistic considerations when it comes to language.
The two-ness of eyes, the unity of them astride a nose, is ingrained in our visualization of faces. Eyes come as a pair, even when you’re only talking about one of them. The word “eye” is not just a portrait of a face but a caricature because the bilateral symmetry in the word “eye” is broken where the leg of the “y” turns left and implies a nose. The Egyptians portrayed images in their most informative angles, and one could argue that our word “eye” retains this same consideration at the expense of accurate perspective. Imparting information is superior to artistic considerations when it comes to language.

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Published by: Jennifer Ball on Mar 21, 2012
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I handed out 200 of these when I was in traveling in China, at Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, as well as in the narrow markets of Beijing. People were interested in discussing language in China. They were surprised at my knowledge of written Chinese. Made me want to move there.

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