Calligrapher | Tong Yang-tze (II — Commissioned Works)
Did You Know That … ?
- All travelers to Taiwan will have their passports stamped with the calligraphy art of Tong Yang-tze (董陽孜). The National Immigration Agency commissioned the master calligrapher to pen the Chinese characters for the nation’s official entry/departure stamps in 2013.
- Tong created the calligraphy used for Taiwanese pop star Jay Chou’s (周杰倫) “Lanting Xu (蘭亭序)” music video.
- Her calligraphy art has also been featured in several prominent films, including art house film “Visage (臉)” by Malaysia-born, Taiwan-based director Tsai Ming-liang (蔡明亮), “Beyond Beauty: Taiwan from Above (看見台灣)” by Taiwanese documentary maker Chi Bo-lin (齊柏林), and “The Grandmaster (一代宗師)” by Cantonese director Wong Kar-wai (王家衛).
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Taoyuan Airport immigration: Republic of China/Entry
Happy 2011: Happy New Year cards from the Presidential Office, featuring the phrase "Centennial Anniversary of the R.O.C." written by Tong Yang-tze
EasyCard gift set: Year of the Dragon, 2011, with the Chinese character for "dragon" written in four different scripts
WDC bid: Tong's calligraphy was submitted as part of Taipei's winning World Design Capital bid in 2013
1973: Cloud Gate Dance Theatre
1982: Kingstone Bookstore
2009: Huashan 1914 Creative Park
2011: Taipei Main Station
2012: Ministry of Culture, R.O.C. (Taiwan)