Jiaming Zhang

Master of Design in Designed Objects

Various colors collectively construct our world. Lots of natural materials around us can be made into inks or pigments. This project traces specific stories of Chicago and turns representative raw materials into colorful inks and objects in a way to reflect these stories. Some typical materials embedded in stories can be made into inks or pigments to reflect certain stories of Chicago. The texture and thickness may vary due to different production methods, which makes these colors unique. Ultimately the stories, materials, inks and objects will collectively show the diversity of this city and together form a colorful map of Chicago.