MOTT OPTICAL GROUP X LAURA YE

ANATOMY OF THE VISIONARY

Mott Optical Group has collaborated with illustrator Laura Ye to bring you a story about the passions and obsessions of 1970's immigrant community in Chinatown, featuring Mott Optical Group's latest eyeglass brand designs. The bold designs of Suki and Mott & Bayard are inspired by the passions of the early Chinatown community as they ambitiously dreamed and sought after brighter visions of new lives and possibilities. 

Laura Ye grew up in Shanghai, China, and is now studying illustration at Parsons School of Design in New York. 

 

CHINATOWN 1987

They were drawn to the lights-- the fluorescent glow of familiar and unfamiliar languages, and the dim warmth of private spaces and private dreams. But they were also drawn by the unseen light, an inkling of a reality that they have yet to create for themselves.

這裏的光,永不熄滅。炫彩奪目的霓虹招牌和玻璃窗內的溫暖微光都深深地吸引著他們,但他們心馳神往的是那盞穿透迷霧、照亮前程的明燈,和那還未被點亮的新世界。

 

DREAM [ER]

They chased the light. They followed it into a dream, and down the rabbit hole they went.
The steady chorus of machinery, needles, and repetitions reverberated through heat, smoke, and sweat. Words, aspirations, childish fantasies, fears and hopes, the chill of early mornings, and distant drumbeats rolled in like waves, until there were thousands upon thousands of dreams within one dream, and until it seemed like the dreamers were lost in their dreams. But they were not lost. They were the architects of their dreams. Despite the chaos that sought to blind them, they could always see the winding road and the light that illuminated its course.

他們追著光,墜入了一場夢。
機械與銀針的聲響重疊交錯,日復一日,回蕩在油煙與汗水中。詞藻、抱負、孩童的幻想、恐懼與希望、清晨的微風、和遙遠的擊鼓聲如海浪一般席卷而來,將千層夢融合為一個迷宮似的夢。他們便是這夢的建造者。即使穿行在錯綜復雜的迷宮中,他們也始終能看到照亮前進道路的那束光。

 

DRAGONSCALE

They saw, with clarity, the visions of tomorrow.

他們清晰地看見明日的願景。

 

Dragonscale (Mott Optical Group x Laura Ye) from Laura Ye on Vimeo.

 

 

VISIONARY <n.>

They held onto the dragonscale, and believed in what did not exist.

They see what does not exist, and fight to create it.

他們緊握龍鱗,堅定不移。

他們竭力創造:見所未見。

 

SPRUCE by MOTT & BAYARD                                                                                       MURRAY by MOTT & BAYARD
SK-2046 by SUKI                                                                                                                    SK-2048 by SUKI

 

 

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