Ruida Si

Visual Philosophy

Thoughts on I and We

This book is an attempt to think through life and the universe in graphic-design terms. With concise drawings and brief texts, illustrator and designer Ruida Si quietly shows humanity in the grip of a dawning realization about its own collectivity. Facing the imminent collapse of the ecosystem, humanity must prepare to replace “I” with “we” – “we” defined in a utopian spirit as a subject transcending generations and individuals.

The simple and clear visuals are the product of Si's extensive and sophisticated knowledge of information, pattern and rhythm – and they deliver her message with great clarity and simplicity. Muji art director Kenya Hara, with whom Si studied, provided a foreword.

«Ein vertracktes Büchlein voller Zeichnungen – und eins von hoher Relevanz für alle an digitaler Planung Beteiligten»
Momentum Magazin

Author(s): Ruida Si
Foreword by Kenya Hara
Design: Ruida Si

11,8 × 16 cm, 4 ¾ × 6 ¼ in
304 pages, 160 illustrations
2022, 978-3-03778-688-8, English
25,00 €