This design plays with the eternal conflict between good and evil. The duality of everything that exists in the universe according to Eastern philosophy...
This design plays with the eternal conflict between good and evil. The duality of everything that exists in the universe according to Eastern philosophy; the yin and the yang.
Chinese people are very superstitious about numbers. Some numbers are thought to be lucky while others are considered unlucky and should, therefore, be avoided. Six, eight and nine are lucky numbers. In Chinese, six is pronounced /lìu/ and sounds like “lù”, which means luck.
However, four is their unluckiest number. In Chinese, it sounds like the word “death,” and is considered ill-omened. It is not used for room numbers or on registration plates.
In this CNF Wear design, we highlight the parallel between the six and the four by linking the word “lìu” (6) and the actual number six. When you place a bet you can win (i.e. you can be lucky) or you can lose (i.e. you’re unlucky), if you’re unlucky, you might end up losing a finger (the missing finger hints at the Spanish word for loser “perdedor,” which contains the word finger “dedo”).