China is one of the four ancient civilizations that has a long and beautiful history of more than 5,000 years. Chinese paper-cutting is one of the most important types of Chinese folk art. Chinese paper-cuttings are usually made of thin red paper, as red is associated with luck and happiness in Chinese culture. People practice paper-cutting for Spring Festival, weddings, and childbirth.
By combining Chinese with American culture, the new style of Chinese paper-cutting will make young people from China and the US gain more interest and higher enthusiasm to practice it, making traditional culture become popular again.
Through the research, one of the greatest interests of young people today is to travel. In 2016, there were 75.6 million people from all over the world came to the United States to travel.
A paper-cutting book is the design solution. All the graphic creations in the book show the culture and places of the United States. Through this book, we will not only practice Chinese traditional culture but also experience the charm of the United States. By using this paper-cutting book, people are able to get the happiness of art creation. The cutting process could also be seen as a mindfulness practice that helps people reduce their stress and have a more positive attitude.