What is an Adventure? What do the adventurers bring to the history, the cultures, and the natural environments?
This is a record of the adventures of a modern Chinese adventurer and an association of adventure, the China Exploration & Research Society (CERS) during the past thirty years.
The author aims to inspire the public to discover the unknown and to raise the public’s attention to the protection of the nature and cultures by the publication of this book.
If “Arts” equals to making everything in its perfection, an adventure must equal to the most challenging and attractive actions of arts. Therefore, we created five themes featuring five Tibetan colours, representing five different meanings in Tibetan religion, as well as five different lands of adventures. We aimed to categorise the content of the book clearly by the visualisation of the colours, and to help the readers to learn more about CERS’ vision and their works. Inspired by the author’s background rooted in oriental countries, we used calligraphy and the design at typography. Combining the typography with the blocking technology, the design represents the idea that “every adventure is a work of arts”. The creative process of our design is like a journey of adventures. Meanwhile, the journey of adventures is like a creative process of arts.
With the design concept, we aimed to inspire the readers of Classic of Mountains and Seas, with not only the remarkable achievements of CERS, but also the visual experience of the challenges and the happiness throughout an adventure. We also look forward to seeing those who are inspired by this book will join the journey of adventures, exploring and protecting the priceless legacy of nature and human being.