Chinatown

Type in Chinatown by An Huynh

What I truly identify with is a simulation of the real thing. I don’t really know “home,” but I know the longing for it, how it manifests through shared signs and symbols: glass jars with salted plum inside, a character in outlined neon that says “Wax.”

For me, at least, this answers the question of whether to use Traditional or Simplified Chinese in our event posters. Full article here: https://eyeondesign.aiga.org/tracy-ma-takes-us-on-a-typographic-tour-of-the-signs-of-manhattans-chinatown/

ID Photos by An Huynh

Check out these sweet photos from Stephen Cysewski of the International District! It's cool to see places that are now under construction or closed come alive through these old photos. This place has changed so much and yet barely at all... http://www.cysewski.com/seattleweb/international/index.html

Chinatowns Across The Country Face Off With Gentrification by An Huynh

What you have to know about Chinatown is that the vast majority of long-term residents are renters,” she said. “Home ownership is very, very low here, so when you’re talking about renters and property values going up, that’s to their detriment.
Courtesy of Bryan Ledgard/Flickr

Courtesy of Bryan Ledgard/Flickr

I see a lot of parallels between Seattle's Chinatown/ID and the examples used here of Chinatowns in San Francisco and New York City. The fight to keep these neighborhoods intact happens everyday throughout the country, and support for anti-displacement work is needed now more than ever.

Full article here: http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2017/03/15/515792846/chinatowns-across-the-country-face-off-with-gentrification