SOM x PC
癸卯 (Year of Rabbit) Rubber Stamp
2023 is known as the year of the rabbit, the Water Rabbit Year or Gui Mao (癸卯) 계묘년. The calendar system is based on the combination of the 10 heavenly stems over the 12 Zodiac Signs. Gui Mao (癸卯) starts from 22nd January 2023.
Representing longevity, mercy, elegant and beauty, the rabbit is described as the symbol of protection against the evil spirits and demons in folktales. In Chinese culture, rabbit can be used to symbolise the moon. Ancient Chinese believed there was a rabbit living on the moon.
Celebrating the new year with collaboration stamps by som x pc --- this marks the 5th release for our sexagenary cycle stamp collection based on the Chinese 60-year calendar cycle.
These wooden rubber stamps feature Chinese/Japanese characters of 癸卯 (Year of Rabbit) in handwritten Chinese Calligraphy and an adorable rabbit motif under the moon, both stylised into a rectilinear geometry. The geometrical style developed from the needs to adapt Chinese characters to block seals and stamps for official purposes in the past.
This rubber stamp will be great for adorning your journal pages, adding personalised touch to outgoings or any projects. It will also make a unique gift or personal collection.
Each piece of rubber stamps is assembled by hand with care and attention to details. We hope this unique creation will add some sparks in your everyday life.
Wood Size: 15x30mm
Designed by SOM Studio x Pooi Chin
Made in Malaysia
Distinct from mere writing, we believe that handwriting should continue to be valued and collected. This rubber stamp features handwritten Chinese calligraphy by Pooi Chin (@pooi_chin), who is an avid the art journaling enthusiast. She enjoy expressing herself in analogue way, such as stationery crafting and handwriting.
Pooi Chin is known for her personal creative touches on her journals pages, outgoing mails and wrappings with the usage of different materials, such as wax seals, washi tapes, ephemera, rubber stamps, and many more. She believes that recording memories in analogue way is a chance of allowing ourselves to slow down and experience the rhythm of life, and also looking into the details in everyday life.
Pooi Chin has also published her first book, "Pooi Chin - Love for Journal: The ultimate mystery of stationery" in 2017 and conducted a number of journalling workshops these years.