Design & Research:
RELATED DEPARTMENT is an independent graphic design practice founded in Shanghai in 2017, in which we dedicate ourselves to alternative approaches in design-related experiments, academic researches, visual exploration and cultural output. We actively focus on the post-Internet and post-colonial contexts for image-making processes and typographic expression. We founded Page Bureau in 2018, a self-publishing unit of RELATED DEPARTMENT, which releases printed matter and digital files ranging from one page to thousands of pages, designed with/for our friends.
abC × Trigger
Why Bilingual? Why Print?
The Mix Place, Shanghai
SPINE 02 – 世界のデザイナーの本棚から
The Graphic Design Review, JAGDA
#### 4-Digit Public Realm
Modern Academy, Shanghai
Approaching Uncertainty – Catherine Griffiths
The Space, Shanghai
University of Seoul, Seoul
Power Station of Art, Shanghai
Tongji University, Shanghai
ACC, Gwangju, South Korea
Design against Epidemic, psD
Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China
Printed Matter NYABF
MoMA PS1, New York City, U.S.
Asia as Fiction
On Growing Up in a Chinatown Store
San Francisco, U.S.
San Francisco, U.S.
Florence Design Biennale China
Ningbo, China / Florence, Italy
Shanghai Visual Art & Design Exhibition
Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai
SCARLETT XIN MENG
Scarlett holds a BFA in Studio Art from Cornell University and an MFA in Graphic Design from Rhode Island School of Design, and has studied Architecture in Career Discovery program at Harvard Graduate School of Design. She has worked for Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), China Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum (CAFAM) and so on. Scarlett has exhibited her work internationally including TDC62 Traveling Exhibition, AIGA SeeHER, Printed Matter Art Book Fair, Odds & Ends Art Book Fair, San Francisco Design Week and so on, and has received awards including TDC, Core77 Design Awards, Graphis New Talent, etc. She founded RELATED DEPARTMENT in 2017, and is currently Adjunct Associate Professor at SIVA.
Polly graduated from Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology and has worked as designer at ZUCZUG. She founded FEVER DOG online art shop and FEVER DOG STUDIO in 2016. Polly is actively involved in independent publishing, silkscreen printing, independent comics as well as other artistic practice.
Daphne Spelier is a graphic designer from Amsterdam. She holds a BA in Graphic Design from Gerrit Rietveld Academie, and has worked with qandq and Stijn Pommée in 2017.
Yihao holds a BFA from School of Design at China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), and has worked at 702design before joining RELATED DEPARTMENT. His graduation thesis project has been awarded and collected by CAFA. In 2020, Yihao participated in the touring exhibition of New Media Art Biennial “Post-Life” at Chongqing Contemporary Art Museum.
Past Related Staff
Connie Chang (Intern), Yu Chenyan (Intern), Baijun Chen (Intern), Huangzhi Tang (Junior Designer), Mianwei Wang (Designer), Kiro Xie (Freelancer), OlgaZ (Freelancer)
2nd Flr, Building 3, 516 Ju Lu Lu, Jing’an District, Shanghai, China