Inspired by the water and brush calligraphy of older artists in his local Beijing parks, Hanna converted a Beijing tricycle, called a san lun che, to digitally “paint” (or more accurately drip) Chinese characters onto the sidewalk. The characters write out Dongcheng District Propaganda phrases that are on banners and housing developments in the district.
Create a good environment for minors to grow up healthy
Civilization comes from every individual, to contribute from every little thing
Be a civilized citizen and build a civilized new atmosphere for constructing s cultured and civilized city
Build a civilized city for everyone to share a beautiful home altogether
Be civilized and polite Beijingers, to build a harmonious charm new Dong Cheng district together
Virtue shows through long term persistence, civilization reflects by actions
Harmonious Dong Cheng District constructed by you and me
Constructs the national civilized district, to be the civilized citizen of Dong Cheng District
The project was first shown at Beijing Design Week in 2011. Hanna now lives in Los Angeles where he works as an artist and designer.