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A Glimpse of North Point


Client: Hong Kong Government; Community Art Network

Mural for Art at Government Buildings 2012-13 project. I was one of the six selected local artists to beautify government office buildings in Hong Kong through art displays. I was assigned to the office building in North Point. As a glutton, I usually visit North Point for its food, especially the tasty Min Nan style deep fried meat balls and fried meat buns in Chun Yeung Street. A sense of mystery is prevailing as I walk into the street full of shopkeepers speaking in Min Nan. I walk together with trams and crowds in the same street, children sitting alongside with their plastic stools doing their homework, neighbors always playing with them when they are passing by. Turning to Java Road, I see Spirit Book Store with its shop sign in the delicate Fang-Song style, still sitting quietly in the corner. Turning around to King’s Road, Sunbeam Theatre, Chinese Goods Centre and Metropole Department Store, the survivors from dissolving, are still here. I would like to draw them all.

Gouache with digital modification. 2012.


 
 
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Illustrating “Hong Kong”


Client: Creative City

Sleeve cover artwork for a special edition of Creative City, a map-guide to show Hong Kong from the perspective of Hong Kong-based creative community.

The brief is simple: write “Hong Kong” on the cover in any style or format. I presented a collage of local sources of inspiration and items of emotional values, such as gas lamp on Duddell Street, fishermen, Ocean Park, vintage window grille, Chinese ink dragon…etc., and morphed them into pictographs.

Chinese ink with digital modification. 2012.


 
 
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The Future is Now


Client: White Noise Records

Illustration for Toe, legendary Japanese Math-rock band, EP release HK tour 2013 poster. Typesetting by Adonian Chan from Trillingua.

The design idea came from the EP title “The Future is Now” and the cover illustration by Koichiro Takagi portrays a boy with a chicken head. Adonian and I realized if the chicken-boy stands for “now”, then “past” would be an egg and the sperms that fertilized it, and “future” would be the next reproduction thus life cycle. We represented the element of “time” with the poster paper in its materiality, so we designed the poster on both sides. Thin paper is used for its translucence and fragility, a material metaphor of eggshell.

Chinese ink with digital modification. 2013.


 
 
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Sleep Party People


Client: White Noise Records

Poster illustration for SPP (Sleep Party People) Hong Kong live tour 2012, typesetting by Julius Hui.

Members of the Danish electronic band wear bunny masks in performances, Julius and I then decided to create a two-sided poster showing the face and backstrap of a bunny mask. And hey, it got to be a misty, dark fairytale-like bunny, just like SSP’s music.

Chinese ink with digital modification. 2012.


 
 
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Cloudwings


Self-initiated project.

Previews of my on-going (or maybe forever unfinished) children illustration book. Stay tuned.

Gouache with digital modification. Since 2010.