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Our Old Textbooks: Lau Chi Chung

16 Jan 2020

<i>Our Old Textbooks</i>: Lau Chi Chung

Lau Chi Chung is a visual artist and avid collector of old Hong Kong textbooks. Fascinated by stories relating to Hong Kong’s history and vernacular culture, he mostly works in photography and has exhibited in various international photo festivals. He has written the “Our Old Textbooks” series, which chronicles everything about old textbooks and the histories of local schools. The illustrations seen on his “Old Textbooks” postcards take inspiration from the vintage literature that he has collected, which he updates with modern slang and phrases. Printed with the recognisable colours and unique texture of risograph, his humourous designs play on giving familiar images a contemporary twist.⠀

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