Chenyue Yuan
Shanghai !933

Book Covers

Commissioned | New Talent

Why did you make this work:
My initial impression of ShanghaiI city was from the literature of Eileen Zhang. The work was inspired by her work ‘Blockade’, which not only outlines the commonplace of all beings but also depicts an out-of-normal temporal and spatial illusion. I intended to recreate the atmosphere of the era to raise the nostalgia for the old-time of this city.

How was the illustration used:
a book cover for The Shanghairen magazine

How did you make this work:
Pencil & Digital Color

Commissioner Name :
The Shanghairen
Commissioner Company :
The Shanghairen

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Royal College of Art
Visual Communication - Illustration Pathway
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Chenyue Yuan is a Chinese born illustrator recently base in London. She studied Archival Science at Sun Yet-Sen University and is studying Visual Communication at Royal College of Art. Chenyue’s work looks for the intersection of multi-culture, and the narrative reflecting on the interaction between cultural inertia and social surroundings.