20" x 30" poster
Written with a traditional chinese brush, the Chinese proverb reads, "He who asks is a fool for five minutes but he who do not ask remains a fool forever". The red character of both Japanese and Chinese origins, "Zen", literally means "to reach the state of enlightenment".
The brash strokes of the chinese brush letterforms is constructed to make the phrase more difficult to decipher. While not completely illegible, if the reader takes some time to analyze the letterforms a bit more, the reader will reach a state of enlightenment upon figuring out the message.
Constructed in Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Adobe Illustrator CS5.