For this final project, my main idea is to show some Chinese traditional culture to you guys. From so many different aspects of our culture. I selected the 24 solar terms as my topic. Almost every Chinese knows something about the 24 solar terms because they are very close to our life. In the period of one year, the change of climate, temperature, and natural phenomenon are in accord with the 24 solar terms so they are seen as useful instruction to help Chinese manage daily life and agriculture activities. The 24 solar terms are created by ancient Chinese when they observed the change of climate in a year and found the relation between the position of the sun and climate transition around them. The 24 solar terms were concluded by them after long-term observation so I think it is the great intelligence of ancient people. Even if they do not have advanced technology, they could still find such accurate and useful data of nature. Therefore, in my project, I am trying to transfer this Chinese traditional culture to modern visualization works and also I combined some Chinese traditional art style into my project. I made 24 pages of calendar for 24 solar terms to present the information of them. The calendar is the Chinese traditional calendar’s style. In this way, I want to show Chinese culture in Chinese style.
My goal is to show Chinese culture in my project. I want to make it look nice and special so that the information would be easier for us to understand. I have a big poster of all 24 solar terms in one image and other 24 images in the form of the calendar. Each solar term has its unique feature and special characteristic so I want to both show them separately and together as a whole.
Here are four examples of solar terms in each season: