kwanyin 039 阮千瑞 – 毁烬蓝图 ruan qianrui – burned blue print


画册;18×24厘米;260页;四色印刷;2011
design book; 18x24cm; 260 pages; four-color printing; 2011

微店; bandcamp

实验音乐海报和唱片设计。
阮千瑞,2006年加入撒把芥末。
海报涉及水陆观音,Mini Midi音乐节,王凡,颜峻,FM3,李劲松,巫娜,小河,林其蔚,车前子,李剑鸿,Zbigniew Karkowski,C.C.C.C.,William Basinski,Justice Yeldham,Carl Stone,大友良英,Sachiko M,Fred Frith……唱片封套:万晓利,宋雨哲,万能青年旅店,折磨护士,李增辉……

poster and album designs for experimental music.
Ruan Qianrui, joined China’s most active experimental music/sound collective Sub Jam in 2006.
involved to Waterland Kwanyin, Mini Midi Festival, Wang Fan, Yan Jun, FM3, Dickson Dee, Wu Na, Xiao He, Lin Chiwei, Che Qianzi, Li Jianhong, Zbigniew Karkowski, C.C.C.C., William Basinski, Justice Yeldham, Carl Stone, Otomo Yoshihide, Sachiko M, Fred Frith… and album design for Wan Xiaoli, Song Yuzhe, Ominipotent Youth Society, Tortuing Nurse, Li Zenghui…

阮千瑞自序:
2001年,在开始注意打口唱片封面设计的时候,我已经可以成功入侵一台网络服务器,并放上一篇讽刺白领的文章作为首页。那个时候我和朋友在想如何写一个商业项目策划案去赚风险投资商的钱,在年轻时就成为富翁改变世界,商业策划书上,我的头衔是技术总监也就是CTO,大学学历是捏造的,团队人员也是拼凑的,对于这个最终失败的骗局,我们至今颇为自豪。
之后的5年间,我没有组过乐队,我在广告公司学会了广告设计和营销技巧,学会如何炒作一个地段,包装一个项目,用钱来控制媒体,以及掌握这个时代,那个时候的成功人士和富豪,早已经比开心乐园里的摇滚青年要多了,这期间,我没有成为有钱人,没有成为黑客,也没有成为摇滚青年,这很悲哀。
在我的个人历史上来说,这就是撒把芥末和水陆观音以及观音唱片的雏形,也是愿望的雏形。
之后是2006年,我给颜峻的邮件里说,我要设计海报和唱片,这一切要成为一个作品。如今,这个愿望被我自己整理完成了,不过最终成为的是这样一本书,称不上作品。纵观这其中的过程,我想我算不上一个合格的设计师。不过正因为如此,我至今颇为自豪。

颜峻序:冰封的大海
旁边儿访谈和更多图片
reviw by Robin Peckham

self preface by Ruan Qianrui:
In 2001, when I started to focus on the graphic design of ‘dakou’ disks, I could already hack a web server successfully. I wrote a article satirizing the white collar class on the index page. At that time, some friends and I were thinking about how to write a business plan to get money from venture investors. We wanted to be rich and to change the world when we were pretty young. On that plan, my title was Chief Technology Officer, the CTO, I used a fake university education history. Our crew wanted to shock the world at that time. Even though we failed, I am still proud of myself for that first attempt.
5 years after that, I was interested in music but I didn’t have a band. I learned banner design and marketing skills at an advertising agency. I knew how to speculate a lot, touch up a project, use money to control media. I understood the times. At that time, the number of millionaires and successful business people was bigger than the number of rockers in the “Happy Paradise”. But during that period of time, I didn’t make it. I didn’t become a millionaire, I didn’t become a hacker, I didn’t become a rocker…
But, if I want to say something of my personally history, this is exactly the rudiment of Sub Jam / Kwanyin and the Waterland Kwanyin concert series, the rudiment of my will.
In 2006, I sent a letter to Yan Jun. I said that I wanted to design his posters and record covers. I wanted it to be my art work. So now, I have already collected all this work myself. Even though it’s now in this book, I feel it’s not quite a complete work. Looking over the whole process, I think I’m still not a qualified designer. But this book makes sense for me. I ‘m proud of myself because of this actually.

preface by Yan Jun: The Frozen Sea
interview by Pangbianr with more pictures
review by Robin Peckham