I’ve been spending a lot of time walking around Hong Kong, hunting down interesting typefaces, hand lettering, and various typographic quirks only found here. The few photos here are only a part of my ongoing collection. Look at my Facebook album for many more examples of vernacular typography.
I always wish there’s a switch on me that, when flipped, makes Chinese appear complete gibberish to me. Looking at Chinese characters from a purely visual perspective, without any relevant cultural background must be interesting. It will be like Korean for me: fascinating pictograms to my eyes.
P.S. The first picture was actually taken in Copenhagen. Shhh.