Local Studio HK

Local Studio HK/ Unknown

Hong Kong 2015

Graphic Design

www.localstudiohk.com

Local Studio HK
Unknown
Female
Hong Kong
2015
January 31, 2016
Ok, I know it's so damn corny to quote somebody just to describe yourself, let alone Confucius, but this quote says all about my relationship with Widewalls, so forgive me for doing this: Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Am I forgiven?

Local Studio HK is a Hong Kong design studio where art, design, local and international social issues come together with an aim to promote local awareness.

Hong Kong is not China

Local Studio HK - Hong Kong is not China, 2015
Local Studio HK – Hong Kong is not China, 2015

Local Studio came to life in 2015 as a factory of socially provocative comments on HK’s politics, above anything else, but on culture scene as well. Studio crew participated in Yellow Market based on Hong Kong and Taiwan social issues.

One of Studio’s first projects was a 2015 series of illustrations titled Hong Kong is not China. In an effort to represent some of the main differences between Hongkies, as the Hong Kongers sometimes refer to themselves, and the people living in Mainland China.

Exactly 25 info graphics depicted went viral pretty soon, launching Local Studio to the world of art and design. By juxtaposing iconic elements of these two cultures Studio crew highlighted the differences with brutal honesty. Elements in difference (according to prejudices) like language or toilet habit, passport, food quality and politics are being exposed to the public comment.

From Back to the Future exhibition

Local Studio HK - Redraw of The Coastal Map of Guang Dong Province from 1552, 2015
Local Studio HK – Redraw of The Coastal Map of Guang Dong Province from 1552, 2015

In the end of 2015, Local Studio participated in a group exhibition titled Back to the Future at The Cat Street Gallery. The show explores themes illustrated in this popular American comedy. Back to the future was a two phase exhibition presenting 18 Hong Kong artists and their work. Among other projects, Studio created also a Hong Kong Ancient Maps series, and Words of Mao Revolution series.

This studio is represented by The Cat Street Gallery.

Local Studio HK creates its art in Hong Kong.

All images copyright © the artists

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2015Back to the futureThe Cat galleryGroup