The Revival of Hong Kong Night Market
Born in the era of prosperous night market, I went to the night market in Sham Shui Po with my mum every week, when I was a kid. I still remember every piece of memory of people holding a torch to check out the items, hawkers yelling to offer a bargain, etc. So, The Night Market Project is like a look back at my childhood.
The project is established by a group of Creatives & students in Hong Kong. They picked a spot, exhibited & sold what creative things they did, as means to promote Hong Kong’s unique night market culture. Owing to Hong Kong’s rapid urban development, the traditional night market is rarely seen here. It is good to have some people step up to do something, in order to conserve this culture, especially in Hong Kong who is always called as “culture desert”.
During my walk at the night market, I heard so many hawkers saying,
“Why is it so crowded tonight? What happened?”
“WOAH, I am so happy to see the revival of Sham Shui Po! Sham Shui Po forever!”
I believe the Night Market Project’ curators have made a big step!
The crowds were checking Creative City‘s map, conceived & developed by Whitespace founder Danielle Huthart and former journalist Louise Wong.
Craving for Helvetica Beer?
A typeface is important for any design as a right typeface will incorporate a brand’s message.
Russian designer Alexander Kischenko used Helvetica font as the key design element when he was working on a Swiss beer packaging.
The colors of cans (silver & color) corresponds to the types of beer (lagers & stouts) and the numbers represent the alcohol percentage. All texts are written in Helvetica font with planned scale of lettering.
“David Bowie is” Exhibition
When we are talking about London’s nightlife of yesteryear, ones will not be missed are the Punks and also a signature punk icon, David Bowie.
The Victoria & Albert Museum has been given an unprecedented access to the David Bowie Archive to curate the first international retrospective of the extraordinary career of David Bowie. More than 300 objects will be brought together for the very first time, e.g. lyrics, fashion, photography etc. The exhibition’s concept is derived from David Bowie’s famous song “Heroes” and also a book “We Can be Heroes” which has the most detailed account of London’s coolest people in nightlife.
The exhibition will start from 23 March and end on 28 July 2013. If you don’t have a chance to stop by London for the exhibition, make sure you get a copy of “We Can be Heroes”.
MUJI’s MEKURI Campaign
Mekuri means “turn it over” in Japan and also a programming system in Windows.
Smartly used this term and combined with the concept of new year, MUJI has recently launched MEKURI Campaign to celebrate the coming new year. You just need to connect to your preferred social media platform and complete a simple registration process for participation. All you need to do is to flip any lots and win the prize by completing a set of 30 lucky cans.
This campaign not only promotes MUJI’s branding, also its e-Commerce and Japanese tradition in New Year.
Desk top calendar sounds old school as who really needs a printed calendar when you have everything either on your iCal or Google calendar? But I wouldn’t mind to get an owlendar at all for 2013! Owl is such a symbol for wisdom and intellect! May everyone of you be as wise as an owl for 2013.