Man Tsun

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There is some great looking vector work in the Behance portfolio of Chinese designer/illustrator Man-Tsun. The above image would make for a desirable print in certain circles.

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Andrea Wan

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Andrea Wan was ‘born in Hong Kong and raised in Canada, Andrea went to Emily Carr University of Art and Design where she received a degree in Film, Video and Integrated Media. With a strong passion in storytelling and image making, she went on to study illustration and design at Designskolen Kolding, Denmark. Andrea is currently working as an illustrator and visual artist in Vancouver, BC.

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Motion designer/director Danny Yount spoke recently at the Semi-Permanent event in Hong Kong about producing motion design for Hollywood, and what it takes to break into the close-knit world of Hollywood as a motion designer. Danny is someone we really look up to and I know we are not alone in our respect for him when it comes to what he has achieved in recent years as a motionographer.

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Q – Tiny Blips & Short Clips

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I almost forgot Daniele Manoli’s alphabet video of the week this week. So this time we have the letter ‘Q’ (one of my favorite letters) that stands for Quadrilateral. How awesome are all of these videos? One for every letter in the alphabet. Still blows my mind.

Video & Audio : Daniele Manoli
Styling, Art Direction, Handmade Props & Accessories : Phoebe Tong behance.net/ ​phoebetong
Model : Isabella L

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W: Tiny Blips & Short Clip

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This weeks alphabet video by motion designer, animator and illustrator Daniele Manoli is all about the letter ‘W’.

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G: Tiny Blips & Short Clips

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I am going to to something a little different here starting today. Swedish born Hong Kong based director/designer/illustrator/animator Daniele Manoli sent me an email about a project he did with no budget just to stretch himself creatively and I must say that I was incredibly impressed. He created a short film for every single letter in the alphabet. That’s 26 different short films full of animation, motion graphics, live action and any other technique Daniele felt like experimenting with. It’s quite an amazing project and we (at the Ctt studio) were super impressed with the effort and the shear volume of experimentation and techniques employed. We were also totally stoked that he shared it with us right away.

So all that being said (and back to my original sentence), I am going to post one of the videos everyday for the next 26 days starting in random order. Today it is the letter ‘G’, which we were rather fond of. You can see all of the videos here.

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Domestic Transformer

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“In Hong Kong, because of the space, apartments are small and expensive. Gary Chang, an architect, decided to design a 344 sq. ft. apartment to be able to change into 24 different designs, all by just sliding panels and walls. He calls this the ‘Domestic Transformer.’

Chang constructed a nice little ‘hideaway’ for himself. Wink wink.

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Howie Tsui

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Artist Howie Tsui sent word of the completion of a recent and epic art project. As opposed to butchering a description in my own words, I will just share what he sent.

“Ottawa-based artist Howie Tsui explores themes of subversion and cultural assimilation through a blend of traditional Asian imagery and Western underground aesthetics. Horror Fables presents his new large paintings, made on paper in the form of Ming Dynasty scrolls, which conjure a phantasmagoria of beasts, ghosts, demons, and gods (and the occasional everyday human) who populate fantastical landscapes. Tsui’s work is informed by a variety of dark subjects, including Asian ghost stories, Buddhist hell scrolls, Hong Kong vampire films, neo-conservative propaganda, and twentieth-century genocides such as the Nanking massacre. He describes the exhibition’s overarching theme as a struggle against “powerful, merciless structures,” citing as examples corporations, political regimes, and social constructs. It also satirizes, in the broadest sense, the atmosphere of fear perpetrated in the West since 9/11 and captured in now-banal catchphrases such as “axis of evil” or “war on terror”. Dim lighting and a spectral soundtrack culled from 1960s Japanese horror movies attend your passage through the artist’s haunted world. There, you’ll find a space both abnormal and paranormal, where dread and glee, the grotesque and the sublime, fluidly co-exist.”

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There is some bizarre but unquestionably original vector illustration work in the Flickr-folio of Gerry Wong who traded advertising for art.

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Johnny Cheuk

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“Born in 1981, Johnny Cheuk is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Hong Kong. He started his career in 2001 after attaining the Diploma in Digital media from the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education. He likes using different materials to create artworks. He usually blends computer graphics with watercolor, pen and ink to explore creative possibilities. His works have been published in various magazines, books, websites and exhibitions.”

I love his portraits of different celebrities.

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Sixstation: Updates

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After a hiatus, Benny Luk is back with a whole new version of Sixstation. It also appears that he has taken the leap and made Sixstation a full service studio as well.

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Michael Wolf

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Beautiful photography and a massive quantity of it in the portfolio of Michael Wolf.

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Banksy Robs Hong Kong

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Notorious stencil artist Banksy will be exhibiting in Hong Kong late this month at the “LOVE ART” show curated by Fabrik Contemporary Art. The exhibition will also feature the work of several other high-profile controversial artists such as Damien Hirst, Keith Haring, Romero Britto, and Mel Ramos. I can’t thin of another exhibition where such an infamous group of artists have all been grouped together. I only wish someone would buy me a ticket to Hong Kong so I could see it for myself. The details of time and place are listed below.

Hong Kong Arts Centre:
2 Harbour Road,
Hong Kong

Opening Night:
April 23 (Wednesday) | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Exhibition dates:
April 23rd (Wednesday) – April 28th (Monday) | 10am – 8pm

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