重陽放假 chung yeung holiday

2018.10.17 | 皇后大道西 190 queen’s road west 中國節日,傳統行業很多都會放假。而如海味業或押業,總是保持敦厚禮儀,會在門外掛起放假通知。 這是西營盤的泰順大押。 a respectable practice, observed by only few traditional trades in hong kong now, pawn industry and dried seafood industry are these few; putting up a notice informing its customers and public the holiday closure. this is tai shun pawn shop. it is at sai ying pun. […]

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中環商舖招牌 signage of businesses in central

2018.03.17 | 威靈頓街 65 wellington street 不是樓上咖啡座不是按摩。中環唐樓地下掛滿是講手藝從前興盛的行業,畫框和洋服。 膠片招牌滿載文字,而且中英並重,絕對中環特色。 this is a busy street, one level up the main road, full of traffic and passersby. so are the signage at the entrance of a walk-up commercial building. no up-stair cafes or boutique, nor any message parlour. we are talking about central, or some might say, old […]

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櫥窗廣告 - 趙光利參茸行 shop window – chiu kwong lee hong

2017.11.30 | 文咸西街  6-10 bonham strand west  中式的參茸海味,歷史根源長久,但觀念和操作上,都可能與今天重動物權益物種多元永續有所衝突。在上環一帶老字號,還有將鹿茸珍品放在櫥窗作「生招牌」,每次經過,都替商店和老闆擔心,會否有日遭激進的動物權益關注人士打破商店窗戶,並有進一步行動。 趙光利參茸行放在櫥窗的,則可愛得多;看畫可感受已有相當年份,有美術和歷史的份量。 所用的中文和英文字體,也極有體面和美工。畫框所用花紋有如中式建築中門窗的雕飾。 大幅燈箱照明的廣告畫前,並有產品和道具(抑或有歷史的物品?),包括高麗參、自家的珍珠末、湯壺(?)。 antler in tonic cuisine has a long history in chinese culture. it may not go with modern days’ concept of animal rights and protection. setting aside the argument, this commercial painting is full of nostalgic and aesthetic values. there is the style of chinese scenery […]

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恒生銀行標誌窗花 hang sang bank logo window frame

2017.07.06 | 青山道 399 castle peak road 對恒生銀行原來的標誌、符號、情懷,當中的老香港連線依戀不捨:農曆年電視上老版本譚炳文飾演財神的賀年廣告,即使是早十年的非常有情味的各區小朋友的恭喜發財廣告;小時候對於守門持槍的「摩羅差」印度籍守衛又敬又畏。近年恒生銀行大型地面分行數目似乎銳減,從前老式大鐵門黑色雲石牆面的門面裝潢當然不復在。 近日,經過青山道一間分行,竟然還看到樓上的窗戶還裝有窗花,且是有銀行那中國古錢幣標誌,珍惜。 hang sang bank was first established by local “bankers” back in 1933. even today, under the corporate umbrella of the international banking giant hsbc, the bank is still projecting a more local more hong kong chinese vibe. i have an affection bonding with hang sang. when […]

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