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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My designs are a small part of an important social movement/campaign in Hong Kong right now.

I’m a bit wary of designing graphics related to social issues. It goes against why we think the internet is so great, but I sometimes feel if they aren’t actually printed our and spread around, all I get back is a bunch of likes and no real change. It feels a bit masturbatory and slacktivism-ish. So I’m very glad and grateful about how things turned out this time.

Background info:

July 1st is the handover anniversary when Hong Kong got returned to China as a former British colony. But it’s also the time when hundreds of thousands of people take part in the annual rally, to make their voices heard.

I was never that into politics, but our city’s future has never looked dimmer under the threat of the mainland government. March we must.

This year is more special, because there was a referendum before this, about our city’s universal suffrage. It’s not recognized by our government and has no real legal power, so some people are saying this is just a feel-good effort with no real impact. But Hong Konngers aren’t known for their political activism, so seeing more than 700000 people giving a crap about this at all is pretty amazing. Even if we lose everything to the Chinese government, we’re not going down without taking a stand.

Credit: Nike shoe icon by Luboš Volkov, available under a Free for Commercial Use license.



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Soccer fans! I made this animation for my friend Jason Kwan, who started a site with his friends called A-Fan-Of.com that let’s you vote for your favorite team, which then gets visualized into flags in different sizes based on their popularity.

Even if you don’t follow the World Cup (I don’t), it’s still fun to click around and see the flags bump into each other. Go play with it!


It’s been quite a while since my last post. You can go to my YouTube channel to see some other motion graphics I’ve made, and go to my Facebook / Instagram where I update far more frequently. But I’m seriously gonna publish a few posts about some of the more major stuff I’ve done for the past few months. (Working at pill & pillow has been fun~)

P.S. Screw the 1-200 people who unfollowed me during my hiatus (unless they’re all spam accounts. Yes, that must be it)

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My portfolio is finally live. I’m no programmer, but I did my best to create a layout that displays reasonably well across different screen dimensions, as well as to introduce a degree of sophistication to how the text is laid out. This blog remains the place with the most current stuff I’m up to, but the portfolio gives a nice overview of my work.
American designer James Victore once spoke in an interview that doing a compilation of his work was like packing his old stuff into a box. It was the only way to move on. The interviewer teased him by saying that publishing a book was the exact opposite of hiding things in a box, to which he pretty much laughed and shrugged.
Joking aside, I think it says something about how one looks at his/her past. On one hand, I do kind of tire of certain old pieces of mine, sometimes not because of its quality, but simply because it’s “old news” (what that says about the timelessness of my designs I don’t know, heh). But for me, in a way, to get rid of something in my mind is to put my creations out there. So there is an interesting “keep it private/public”, love/hate relationship there.
It really is the only way to move on. And that I’ll do.
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My portfolio is finally live. I’m no programmer, but I did my best to create a layout that displays reasonably well across different screen dimensions, as well as to introduce a degree of sophistication to how the text is laid out. This blog remains the place with the most current stuff I’m up to, but the portfolio gives a nice overview of my work.

American designer James Victore once spoke in an interview that doing a compilation of his work was like packing his old stuff into a box. It was the only way to move on. The interviewer teased him by saying that publishing a book was the exact opposite of hiding things in a box, to which he pretty much laughed and shrugged.

Joking aside, I think it says something about how one looks at his/her past. On one hand, I do kind of tire of certain old pieces of mine, sometimes not because of its quality, but simply because it’s “old news” (what that says about the timelessness of my designs I don’t know, heh). But for me, in a way, to get rid of something in my mind is to put my creations out there. So there is an interesting “keep it private/public”, love/hate relationship there.

It really is the only way to move on. And that I’ll do.

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If you are in Shanghai, you may come across a poster I designed for Coca-Cola. The Chief Creative Officer of Ogilvy China got in touch with me, and offered me this amazing opportunity. I can’t thank them enough, and really hope we can keep doing work together in the future.

You can read an article about it on Ad Age. There’s also a set of pretty cool photos of passers-by posing with the ad on Ogilvy’s Flickr.

It has been half a year since my image went viral, and it never ceases to amaze me how much the incident has affected me.

When life gives you lemonade, pour some coke into it.

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I see a poster for a ballet/opera.



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Who knew an old sketch I did could lead to hours of fun?

Continuing to try out looser, rougher shapes.

Feel free to tell me the one(s) you prefer. These are just four (see the other post) of the many, many versions I did.



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Experimenting
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Past “styles”: here, here, here, here, here, here, and many more… that’s what I get for not tagging my posts properly.

Experimenting

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Past “styles”: here, here, here, here, here, here, and many more… that’s what I get for not tagging my posts properly.



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Ought to be shot

Many people were protesting outside the Dolce & Gabbana flagship store here in Hong Kong yesterday. They were upset about the fact that a security guard of the store tried to stop people standing in a public space from taking photos. But few of the online overseas news report I read got the point of the protest. The guard said tourists from Mainland China are allowed to shoot photos, presumably because they are typically far bigger spenders than the locals. Whether it’s outright hostility or passive-aggressive behavior, we’ve long been treated differently, and there’ve been other factors stirring up tension between the Hong Kongers and those from the Mainland.

The issue is obviously not just about D&G. The event just sparked off some longstanding grievances. It’s about inequality, the right over public space, cultural identities, and above all, our dissatisfaction with a government/society obsessed with money.

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