Saturday, 10 January 2009

AND NEVER THE TWAIN...

As the saying goes East is East and West is West and so on and so forth...

If you've missed the following images which have been circulating in various e-mails, you're in for a diverting, thought-provoking, few minutes.

These pictograms are the creation of Yang Liu a Chinese designer educated, as I understand it, in Germany.

Yang Liu's images depict/define the contrasting attitudes of West and East towards aspects of daily life.

The perceptions of the West/Europe/Germany are coloured BLUE

Those of Asian/Chinese attitudes are in RED

Opinion


Way of Life


Punctuality


Contacts


Anger


Queuing


Me


Sundays on the Road


Party


In the Restaurant


Stomach-Ache


Travelling


Definition of Beauty


Handling Problems


Three Meals a Day


Transport


The Elderly in Daily Life


Shower Time


Moods and Weather


The Boss


Trends


The Child


Innovations



3 comments:

LisaH said...

Very interestink (as the man with the German helmet in Rowan and Martin's Laugh In used to say.

Eudora said...

Profundity in funny images.

But I'm afraid that spanish character is not here, in the Europe vision.....;)

andy in greece said...

It is interesting that the person creating the images is 'eastern' by birth but 'western' educated.
I wonder if the images are supposed to be about how westerners are perceived by eastern people to view people from the east or how people from the east are perceived by westerners to view westerners.
Gosh, does that make sense?