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Hong Kong Neon Signs

Chinese neon signs are some of the most beautiful things in the world, they are one of the reasons I decided to move to China. Recently I’ve found this cool project that glorifies neon signs of Hong-Kong.

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www.neonsigns.hk is an interactive, online exhibition dedicated to exploring, mapping and documenting Hong Kong’s neon signs.

There is very handy map that helps to locate and categorize neon signs of the city.

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These are just few examples…

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For more goodness check www.neonsigns.hk

Fiona Hewitt

Back from winter holidays I start sharing with you recent findings, inspiring goodies.

British artist Fiona Hewitt is inspired by all things Chinese. And her recent illustrations express this affection, stylistically based on Chinese advertisements and packaging of the beginning of 20th century.

 

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New graphic design in China

{“Shadow Play is Fun!” illustration by Qian Qian.}

Recently I stumbled upon an interesting article about new graphic design in China. It’s an interview with Javin Mo, of the HK-based Milkxhake design collective. Actually, it’s been posted at Ping Mag more then a year ago but still up to date.

In Hong Kong, we started our graphic design history only in the 1970s. In mainland China, it’s been like ten to fifteen years maximum. And in the last seven years, I’ve seen a lot of interesting projects online by these 20-something people. I can see the freedom in spaces like Shanghai or Beijing, because contemporary art is super crazy there. These two art scenes are providing a really good atmosphere for graphic design. The kids can find magazines for their illustrations and open-minded clients for collaboration, especially when it comes to art- and culture-related product design. That’s quite different from Hong Kong where it’s pretty commercial: our art space is not as big as China’s right now. That’s why not many designers can just do art- and cultural-related things and survive…

 

Read the rest of the article here.