Positive Posters is an Australian-based non-profit organisation that aims to raise international awareness for global social issues, with a firm "belief in the unrivaled ability of designers to create impact, communicate and spark revolutions". This entry to Postive Posters was submitted to them by our Whitespace graphic designer Andrew Kwong who put a focus on world hunger. Stay tuned for details of this year's annual poster competition winning entry.
Sometime earlier this Spring, two graphic designers from London stopped by Whitespace. Jamie Winder and Iain Hector toured South East Asia for a month to meet with fellow creatives and share ideas, experiences and opportunities. They have since put together a journal of their discoveries and conversations called Where You Going?
We gave them a copy of Creative City, our studio's creative insider guide and a Semi-Permanent Hong Kong goodie bag. It's made an appearance, along with all the wonderful things they've gathered on their travels, in CUTOUT Magazine from Malaysia. We are looking forward to seeing more. In the meantime, their Facebook page has updates and more images of their project.
Pecha Kucha Vol 4 drew a crowd of over 350 people last week to Privé. Apparently there was a line outside the club and people thought there was a famous DJ in town. Instead there were ten Hong Kong-based creatives and collectives, talking about their inspirations and design work! Hosted by Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design, this installment was curated by our studio Whitespace. We invited talented friends and collaborators such as FAK3 and Emily Eldridge to speak alongside some new friends such as Chris Dingcong and Postgal Workshop. We were amazed with the turnout and despite a few technical glitches at the start, everyone loved the presentations.
The view of the club from where the speakers stood, with the audience trying to get the best look at the big screen.
Pam and John from Postgal shows some of the amazing character animation and commercial work they've done for Vita and Coca-Cola.
Lance gets obsessive about his collection of vintage ephemera, which inspires his work for André 3000's clothing label, Benjamin Bixby and Polo Ralph Lauren.
Our good friend and fellow Parsons classmate Jacqueline Yue aka Oiyana is in town this week for a two week long press check! We sat down last night for tapas at Tapeo and the very first thing she remarked was, "They really need a better typeface for this menu." This is one of the reasons why we love her and wanted to share some of her work!