Min Wang

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the beijing olympic games will begin on august 8, 2008 - and if it’s
not already the case, you can expect to see the game's iconography
on just about everything in the coming weeks. with such a massive
global audience guaranteed, the job of communicating the event
is no small task.

one of the people taking responsibility for this is min wang,
design director for the beijing 2008 olympic games. wang and his
team have been the creative force behind everything from street
banners to the olympic medals.

designboom recently spoke to him about his role.

past, present, future
I was born in china, where I also grew up and began my studies
before leaving for europe. I went to university of arts in berlin
and then the school of art at yale university in the US.
after studying, teaching and working in europe and the US for
over twenty years, I made the decision to come back to china
to focus my work on two things: design education and
design for the 2008 beijing olympic games. [Ler mais...]

about min wang
min wang was born in china, 1956. he completed his BA in art
at zhejiang academy of fine arts (now the china academy of
fine arts) before studying in berlin and then later achieving
an MFA at yale university school of art in 1986.
since graduating from yale he has worked at adobe systems
where he developed digital kanji typefaces (japanese fonts).
later he worked at a graphic design studio in connecticut,
while continuing in his roles as graphic designer, art director
and design manager in the creative services division at adobe
systems. in 1998, wang left adobe to form square two design
with eddie lee and the consultancy now has offices in
san francisco and beijing. in 2003 wang was appointed as
the dean of the school of design, at china central academy of
fine arts (CAFA) in beijing. after the creation of the art research
centre for the olympic games (ARCOG) at CAFA, wang became
the design director for the beijing 2008 olympic games.

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