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.
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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.
"Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde has developed an ‘electronic vacuum cleaner’ that can remove smog from urban skies and is working with the mayor of Beijing to use the technology in a new park in the city". Interview and movie via Dezeen.
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Columbia University x Beijing
Columbia University have a series of interesting talks and exhibitions taking place throughout China these coming months. Studio-X Beijing, for instance, will offer up a new exhibition called “On the Immediacy of Objecthood and Situatedness of Architecture”, whilst the People Building Better Cities exhibition will open in Shanghai this Sunday with a talk moderated by Dr. Dai Chun, Managing Editor of Time + Architecture and Director of T+A Books Publishing Studio. See also Columbia Global Centers, East Asia for related events.
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"To prepare ourselves for the dark winter months ahead, Ubi Gallery have created a new exhibition [called Glow] with work from three bright, young artists: Xinzi Song from Beijing, Heng Lee from Taiwan, and Choonson Moon from Korea. All three dare to work with strong colours, outspoken shapes and fresh materials: big gestures to express ourselves and to celebrate life”. Exclusive preview images under the cut.
Last month, Beijing-based fashion label NEEMIC launched their Cocoon collection alongside beautiful handcrafted fabrics from Summerwood (夏木). Here, we select some images from the launch event and new collection.