36 Chambers Seal

I was commissioned by the Wu-Tang Clan (the American hip hop group) to create five seal designs for use on their 36 Chambers apparel line.

This Chinese-language seal in white characters with “36” from top to bottom on the right and the character for “chambers” on the left. Based on a design from the Chinese Han dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD) in the shape of a coin (a square within a circle). The outer circle represents the heavens (think sun and moon) and the inner square represents the earth (with its four directions), with mankind bridging the two—an auspicious symbol. It’s always good fortune to have lots of coins!

Note: this image is copyrighted by 36 Chambers and cannot be used in any way without their permission.

©Copyright 36 Chambers
  • Inscription: 三十六 [x]
  • Pinyin: sanshiliu [x]
  • Collection: Wu-Tang Clan
  • Material: Chinese stone
  • Size: 2.4 cm. diameter
  • Date: 2017

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