The changing face of Hong Kong typography

By Rebecca Lo | China Daily | Updated: 2021-06-06 07:26
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A slim, driver-friendly font used to print road signs. [PHOTO PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY]

Most people go about their day without giving a second thought to the ubiquitous signboards that are a part of Hong Kong's architecture. Many readers consume the city's vast quantities of newspapers and books without appreciating the skill that went into designing a particular typeface.

Hong Kong Typographical Expression is the latest cultural exhibition mounted by Nan Fung Development. The atrium of TKO Plaza has been transformed into a gallery subdivided into six categories displaying familiar public typography. There is also a workshop area set up for interactive demonstrations and public participation in techniques such as stenciling.

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