Critically acclaimed literary magazine Chutzpah! has stopped publication after nearly four years. Chief Editor Ou Ning announced the news on 19 February 2014 on his Weibo and Facebook accounts. Over its print run of 16 issues, the publication has earned “rave reviews by lovers of literature for its presentation and edgy selection of literary content. Subjects ranged from dialect to minority literature, poetry, diaspora, and the last on the ‘Diamond Generation’ of post-89 youth. Each issue also included an abridged English-language supplement consisting mainly of translations from the Chinese”. Read more via randian.
Beijing Creatives 7
Looking for some mid-week inspiration? Beijing Creatives 7 is set to take place this coming Wednesday (19 Feb) at Dada Bar. Speakers include Anthony Tao, the blogger behind Beijing Cream, marketing director Iris Zhao, 3D photographer Matjaž Tančič, and Penguin Random House China designer Suo Di. Details in the poster above. Find Dada here.
Winners of the 6th “Design for Sitting” Exhibition Competition Announced
The Concrete Flux community has been kept lively with reading groups, film nights and other events. Last December we held a ‘hybidity’ reading group and dinner. We read from Homi Bhabha’s The Location of Culture, a key text in hybridity studies, and dined on the fantastic mixed cultures and mixed concepts cooking of Richard Gong, Orianna Cacchione and Emi Uemura.
TYPE TRIP - The New Asian Graphic Design Exhibition
TYPE TRIP - The New Asian Graphic Design Exhibition, currently taking place in Hong Kong, explores the relationship between graphic design and typography from eight different Asian cities. Initiated by Japanese design journal typographics ti: in 2011, TYPE TRIP began at ddd gallery in Osaka and travelled to Seoul, Singapore, Taipei, Shenzhen, Bangkok and Beijing.
Presented by K11 in cooperation with DNP Foundation for Cultural Promotion, and co-curated by Hong Kong-based independent graphic design studio Milkxhake and Japan design unit OOO Projects, this edition of the exhibition aims to “build a new cultural platform for contemporary Asian graphic designers to exchange ideas and creativity among eight different cities, and to discover TYPE TRIP from a fresh perspective”. Details.
More on NLGX
Our friends at NLGX checked in with us recently with this newly-released tee design. Called ‘Epic Fight’ or 巅峰对决, the new design evokes the aesthetic of vintage posters, advertising a fight “between the two greatest Kung Fu legends (LEE vs. LI) the world has ever seen”. In stores now.
Another weekend event for Beijingers:
"This Sunday from four to eight, AnyShopStyle will be hosting a pop-up shop right in Beijing’s Opposite House. Work of designers from the website will be available for the public to touch, feel and try on. Fashion brands include LUVON by Liu Lu, Sara Yun, NEEMIC, Mandarin & General, TwS, funky, animalistic Yang Du, Elysee Yang, Madeleine Thompson, and Candy & Caviar. For Hong Kong designer Erbert Chong this is the exclusive Mainland launch. His designs will only be available at the event and on AnyShopStyle.com the week after. Accessory brands will include Carmen Chan, French Sole, DSata, Everard & Wang, and Rfactory". Via Stylites.
We hear an unfortunate rumour that HomeShop is closing. Catch their last few events before doors are closed forever. Find out more.