08/28/2014: Chinese typography

A nice look at the form and shape of Chinese characters through Cai Peng portfolio. Check out more here. Via Looks Like Good Design.

Ye Olde China on 5th Avenue

China is changing at such a rapid pace, the old socialist realism and patriotic romanticism of the '50s through '80s is receding from memory and practice. Occasionally, I find relics of that past, such as these examples.

Image of the Day, June 14, 2013

Illustrations range from futuristic and clever to surreal in this collection from 1930s Chinese satire magazine Modern Sketch. Via 50 Watts.

Dispatches from Hong Kong, Part 1: The Page One Challenge

Perhaps no Hong Kong newspaper faces a greater daily challenge than the South China Morning Post, which has been bringing news of Hong Kong and China to its readers, in English, since 1903. During its history, the SCMP has been owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation and is now owned by Malaysian tycoon Robert Kuok’s...