SOM x PC
庚子 (Year of the Rat) Rubber Stamp
2020 is known as the year of the rat, the Metal Rat Year or Geng Zi (庚子) 경자년. The calendar system is based on the combination of the 10 heavenly stems over the 12 Zodiac Signs. Geng Zi (庚子) starts from 25th January 2020, ends on 10th February 2021.
This wooden rubber stamp features 2 Chinese/Japanese characters of 庚子 (Year of the Rat) in handwritten Chinese Calligraphy and are 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 would be great for adorning your journal pages, adding personalised touch to outgoings or any projects. It would also make a unique gift for people who are looking for something different.
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.
Size: 9x21mm; (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.