01 2 / 2014
It’s nearly Spring & I’ve only just found some time to post these images from last Autumn’s wonderful ‘Standard Chartered Arts In The Park’ Mardi Gras: a community arts event, devised & hosted by Hong Kong Youth Arts Festival . Every year 3500 young people design & parade their fabulous costumes, giant puppets, rod puppets & perform spectacular routines in them.
The year’s theme this year was “Gallery in Motion’ & I was lucky enough to be asked to re-imagine famous paintings as carnival costumes. I created 25 different costumes depicting Cubism, Pop Art, Surrealism & Post Impressionism. Here are just a few of the illustrations.
Thanks to the visionary Lindsey McAlister, Wendy Tsang & her creative team at the HKYAF for the creative freedom & the opportunity to work on one of Hong Kong’s great community arts projects.
Check out HKYAF- they do wonderful work.
01 2 / 2014
Ear-shattering firecrackers all night, drums & cymbals coming soon
Limited edition print http://etsy.me/1nulgcZ
12 1 / 2014
Unusually, it was an Autumn of character drawing. I drew until that pencil caught fire. The job was a really enjoyable collaboration with Swire Properties & their team of designers to create an environmental artwork for Pacific Place ( Hong Kong’s swishest shopping mall)
Swire Properties commissioned a cast of 100 characters that reflected the stylish demographic of tai-tais, lawyers, business peeps, hipsters etc who work & shop in the Pacific Place. But they also threw in a few surprise requests designed to bring a smile to the face of their tenants & customers.
When I finally got around to photographing it, I found it wasn’t quite that easy.It’s one of those projects where the whole is somewhat greater than the sum of it’s parts. So I’ve included some working progress sketches, as well as overviews & close-ups, but hopefully you get the idea.
Name that Beatles album?
This crowd scene becomes a wallpaper with multiple permutations, lining various corridors & lobbies in the building.
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