West Lake No. 1 by John Pasden in personal 14 Jun 2007 I love stylized Chinese characters. It says 西湖一號 (West Lake No. 1). This is a good example of mainland Chinese designers using traditional Chinese characters for artistic effect (號 rather than 号). Taken next to West Lake in Hangzhou. Share this:FacebookTwitterEmail Share artChinese charactersdesignHangzhouhanzi John Pasden John is a Shanghai-based linguist and entrepreneur, founder of AllSet Learning.