A word play from Chinese idiom “一往情深“ (pronounced as yì wǎng qíng shēn) that translates to “be passionately devoted” [adj.] By replacing the first word which is also in the same pronunciation (yì), ”艺往情深“ could be interpreted as “the passion and love for art is deep” [noun].
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. They would be great for adorning your journal pages, adding personalised touch to outgoings and also as a unique gift for people who are looking for something different.
Designed by SOM Studio x Pooi Chin
Made in Malaysia
We believe that hand-written form has no equivalent in computer fonts
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.