Gabrielle Widjaja

is a designer based in Brooklyn, NYC. She is currently a brand designer at Airtable.

How to Make Century Eggs

MAY 2018

A miniature accordion book detailing the alkaline fermentation process of making Chinese Century Eggs, using as few words as possible.

This project was created for Mapping Information at RISD under the instruction of Doug Scott during Spring 2018. We were instructed to choose any type of process (how orange juice is made, how airplanes are constructed, etc), and create a step-by-step visual showing the process using as few words as possible.

What are Century Eggs?

Century eggs are duck eggs that are fermented in a caustic mixture and left for several weeks. The yolk turns creamy and green, and the whites turn gelatinous and brown. They are certainly an acquired taste for those unfamiliar with this asian delicacy!

I chose to show the process of fermenting century eggs. Using mostly pictorial and iconic language I showed this process. The brown paper choice signifies the color of the egg yolk, and the use of black circular shapes represents the eggs.

Thanks for viewing!