Article By: Creative City
Published: Nov 1, 2010
To celebrate the official launch of Hong Kong's first design and culture focused map, Creative City has teamed up with the recently opened Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Hong Kong. An exhibition featuring a specially curated selection of poster designs from online magazine, Neue Showusyourtype will be held at SCAD, with the opening event on Tuesday, November 2nd 2010.
Creative City reached out to Neue Showusyourtype, a tri-annual online magazine featuring poster designs of two things - cities and type. A city is chosen for each edition and submissions are invited, with the only requirement being that the designs display the name of the city. Neue Showusyourtype first began with the design capitals of New York, Barcelona and Berlin, and now Hong Kong is featured in the latest edition. A selection of 130 of the most talented work from 525 global submissions, the highest number ever received, will be showcased at Creative City's exhibition to be held at SCAD's Moot Gallery from November 1st-12th. The artworks on display will be printed and sponsored by Green Productions, an environmentally friendly printing press based in Hong Kong.
Devoted to celebrating Hong Kong's creative diversity, Creative City is a map which features direct input from some of the city's established and emerging designers, writers and other creative entrepreneurs. With over 150 locations recommended by the creative insiders, the map also highlights intangible cultural elements that make Hong Kong a uniquely vibrant and dynamic city.
The opening of SCAD's first campus in Asia marks an invaluable addition to Hong Kong's creative and educational landscape, nurturing the next generation of artists and designers. SCAD's significant expertise in the conservation and rehabilitation of historic buildings has transformed the beautiful historic North Kowloon Magistracy Building in Sham Shui Po into a living laboratory for the study of art, architecture and design while retaining many of the original features and facades, including courtrooms and prison cells. By holding the exhibition at SCAD Hong Kong, Creative City aims to bring people to this outstanding campus and institution.
Creative City x Neue Show Us Your Type: Hong Kong
November 1 - 12 (Opening Event November 2 - 6:30 to 8:30)
Moot Gallery - SCAD Hong Kong
292 Tai Po Road, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong
Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm
The exhibition is free and open to the public.
About Creative City
Creative City was conceived and developed by Danielle Huthart along with her partner, former journalist Louise Wong. Danielle is the founder of Whitespace, a design consultancy that provides creative direction, branding and interactive services for a diverse group of clients. Louise specializes in strategic communication solutions, providing crisis counsel, reputation management and media training through her consultancy, Lancashire Road.
Creative City is available at Kelly & Walsh, Swindon Books, IFC and K11 Dymocks, AO Photo Book Centre, G.O.D, Loveramics, Kapok and other select bookshops and boutiques in Hong Kong. Visit www.creativecity.hk
About Neue Showusyourtype
NEUE SHOWUSYOURTYPE is an tri-annual online magazine that is open to collaborators all over the world. The idea behind the project is that they choose a city and ask designers to send in posters which displays only the name of that city. So far they have reached the cities of New York, Barcelona and Berlin. Visit www.showusyourtype.com
About Green Production
Green Production is a Hong Kong based printing press servicing clients with a wide range of high quality printing solutions, whilst strongly supporting the community and the conservation of our natural environment. Visit www.greenpro.com.hk