Chop seals have a more than 3000 year's history in Chinese culture and had an important role in official, private and even magic spheres. They first were used by the emperors of China as a symbol of being successors of heaven. Nowadays they are still used for many official purposes and frequently by artists
as a signature seal on their artwork.
Andre Pectin is using 5 different seals as stylistic elements in the corporate design, to express not only the
values of Chinese culture but also the precise handicraft which is proven in the seal itself.
The calligraphies of the inscriptions used on our seals have each four characters that are read from top-down and right-left. In our following explanation we give in the first line a corresponding English
translation, in the second line the writing in Pin Yin and in the third line a word by word translation: