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Let 100 Voices Speak

Let 100 Voices Speak

3 illustrations for “Let 100 Voice Speak: How the Internet is Transforming China and Changing Everything” by Liz Carter.

 

The river crab is a Chinese internet slang term for internet censorship. In Chinese Mandarin, the word ‘river crab’ sounds similar to ‘harmonious’ in the word ‘harmonious society’. The concept of the ‘harmonious society’ was adopted by the Chinese government in 2004, and is usually cited by them as the reason for censorship. 

The grass-mud horse is a mythical creature (described as a lively, intelligent and tenacious alpaca) created in a hoax article published on China’s equivalent of Wikipedia. It is a play on the Mandarin words ‘cao ni ma’, which literally mean ‘f**k your mother’.  River crabs (symbolising Chinese internet censorship) invade their habitat - and so the grass mud horse (symbolising defiance against censorship) is at war.

The Chinese military suppressed the Tiananmen Square protests by force in 1989, with the iconic photograph of a protestor moving to block tanks taken the following morning. A photoshopped version of the original image circulated on China's version of Twitter in 2013, with huge rubber ducks in place of the tanks. This sparked censorship of the words ‘big yellow duck’.

various doodle books by Rose Adders

various doodle books by Rose Adders

Books of partially complete illustrations featuring adult themes and situations ready to be completed, amended or defaced by you.... 

The first adult doodle book under the pen name of Rose Adders was Dirty Doodles (Carlton, 2007).  This led onto The Bored @ Work Doodle Book (2008) which featured on the Carlton Publishing Groups’ best seller list that year. The Travel Doodle Book and The Really Bored @ Work Doodle Book (both Prion, 2009) followed.

The books have also been translated into German and Russian (featuring on Russia's "Comedy Battle" TV show) and been released in numerous print formats.

bum drum

bum drum

(ink on paper) 

Thaumatrope Project, 2013

A double sided card with two varying images is spun to give the illusion of a moving image. This limited edition box set contains cards from 10 artists as a fundraiser for The British Red Cross Typhoon Haiyan Appeal and the Japan Tsunami Appeal. 

 

Big Linda "I Loved You"​ artwork

Big Linda "I Loved You"​ artwork

(pen and ink)

CD, sleeve and t-shirt artwork, 2007

SONY / ATV

 

candles

candles

(pen and ink) 

1 in a series of 10: "colour and light in black and white"

​wedding invitation

​wedding invitation

Pen and ink, 2010

daniel o'doodle

A bit of doodling/soundtrack fun.... 

Thanks to Tina Hart for doodling on December.

Let 100 Voices Speak

3 illustrations for “Let 100 Voice Speak: How the Internet is Transforming China and Changing Everything” by Liz Carter.

 

The river crab is a Chinese internet slang term for internet censorship. In Chinese Mandarin, the word ‘river crab’ sounds similar to ‘harmonious’ in the word ‘harmonious society’. The concept of the ‘harmonious society’ was adopted by the Chinese government in 2004, and is usually cited by them as the reason for censorship. 

The grass-mud horse is a mythical creature (described as a lively, intelligent and tenacious alpaca) created in a hoax article published on China’s equivalent of Wikipedia. It is a play on the Mandarin words ‘cao ni ma’, which literally mean ‘f**k your mother’.  River crabs (symbolising Chinese internet censorship) invade their habitat - and so the grass mud horse (symbolising defiance against censorship) is at war.

The Chinese military suppressed the Tiananmen Square protests by force in 1989, with the iconic photograph of a protestor moving to block tanks taken the following morning. A photoshopped version of the original image circulated on China's version of Twitter in 2013, with huge rubber ducks in place of the tanks. This sparked censorship of the words ‘big yellow duck’.

various doodle books by Rose Adders

Books of partially complete illustrations featuring adult themes and situations ready to be completed, amended or defaced by you.... 

The first adult doodle book under the pen name of Rose Adders was Dirty Doodles (Carlton, 2007).  This led onto The Bored @ Work Doodle Book (2008) which featured on the Carlton Publishing Groups’ best seller list that year. The Travel Doodle Book and The Really Bored @ Work Doodle Book (both Prion, 2009) followed.

The books have also been translated into German and Russian (featuring on Russia's "Comedy Battle" TV show) and been released in numerous print formats.

bum drum

(ink on paper) 

Thaumatrope Project, 2013

A double sided card with two varying images is spun to give the illusion of a moving image. This limited edition box set contains cards from 10 artists as a fundraiser for The British Red Cross Typhoon Haiyan Appeal and the Japan Tsunami Appeal. 

 

Big Linda "I Loved You"​ artwork

(pen and ink)

CD, sleeve and t-shirt artwork, 2007

SONY / ATV

 

candles

(pen and ink) 

1 in a series of 10: "colour and light in black and white"

​wedding invitation

Pen and ink, 2010

daniel o'doodle

A bit of doodling/soundtrack fun.... 

Thanks to Tina Hart for doodling on December.

Let 100 Voices Speak
various doodle books by Rose Adders
bum drum
Big Linda "I Loved You"​ artwork
candles
​wedding invitation
daniel o'doodle