I’ve designed a poster for a poetry journal (聲韻詩刊)in Hong Kong. I’m working at a digital studio these days, so it’s fun to help a friend work on some prints every now and then. These are a few of the many versions throughout the process. Let me know which one you prefer.

(The last batch is just some color palette tests. Choose from the 4 main ones!)

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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.

Thoughts?

P.S. The first picture was actually taken in Copenhagen. Shhh.



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Made a poster with these strange unicode characters: Ḷ͈͇A̢̽̏͟͠Ą̷͞҉҉
Just for fun. No graphical elements were added. I only overlapped the letterforms.
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Made a poster with these strange unicode characters: Ḷ͈͇A̢̽̏͟͠Ą̷͞҉҉

Just for fun. No graphical elements were added. I only overlapped the letterforms.

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Here for the Adventure
As you may know, I’m going to Germany in March for my student exchange programme. Made this as part of my scholarship application.
Still trying to loosen up and experiment with a more expressive, “raw” look.
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Here for the Adventure

As you may know, I’m going to Germany in March for my student exchange programme. Made this as part of my scholarship application.

Still trying to loosen up and experiment with a more expressive, “raw” look.

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Happy Halloween!
I lead an exceedingly boring life have a million design assignments piled up, so no costume parties for me.
But how are you going to spend your day?

Happy Halloween!

I lead an exceedingly boring life have a million design assignments piled up, so no costume parties for me.

But how are you going to spend your day?



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Hope — 10 years later
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Hope — 10 years later

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