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Professor’s Work Became Covers of Magazines

The work of Leo Lin, Chun-Liang, Professor of Department of Design and the Dean of College of Fine Arts, was given the silver award at the 89th New York Art Directors Club Annual Awards. In echo with global warming, this piece was authorized to be the cover of French magazine Le Monde and Italian magazine Internazionale in 2015.
The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 21 or CMP 11 was held in Paris, France, from 30 November to 12 December 2015. COP21 is another important meeting as significant as the one that signed the Kyoto Protocol. The conference negotiated the Paris Agreement, a global agreement on the reduction of climate change, the text of which represented a consensus of the representatives of the 196 parties attending it. The agreement will become legally binding if joined by at least 55 countries which together represent at least 55 percent of global greenhouse emissions.

According to the organizing committee at the outset of the talks, the expected key result was an agreement to set a goal of limiting global warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius (°C) compared to pre-industrial levels. The agreement calls for zero net anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions to be reached during the second half of the 21st century. In the adopted version of the Paris Agreement, the parties will also 'pursue efforts to' limit the temperature increase to 1.5 °C.
The work of Professor Leo Lin, Chun-Liang, was chosen as cover of French magazine Le Monde in the November issue and Italian magazine Internazionale in the December issue.

Lin stated that the value of design is to create eternity and inspiration. Graphic design is not only conveying a message, but more importantly, to reflect the world, to care our society and inspire humanity. Global warming is a key issue that everyone must pay attention to. The earth has sent out signs to us. The sea levels also rises and many islands may have the problem of shrinking land area. This is what his work is about.

In 2010, this piece was chosen among 20,000 applicants as the silver award of the 89th New York Art Directors Club Annual Awards (No Golden Award was given that time). The New York Art Directors Club Annual Awards is one of the professional design awards in the world and it was the first time that a Taiwanese designer topped the list of the winners.