I was thinking about a little design project to get going. Something that has always intrigued me about Chinese culture is its focus on the essence of a matter. Their painting often have simple lines with a tremendous amount of space. These works of art lead you to feel the art rather than see it alone.
What I'd like to achieve is to use graphic design to bring out some of that mystical feeling of old China, some of its culture, or other aspects. It doesn't necessarily need to be like traditional Chinese painting, but maybe that style of "leaving it up to the imagination" could produce some interesting results.
An easy place to start is with Chinese characters. Pick a character and build a design around it. This would give an obvious theme and may spark the imagination.
What do you think?