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New Releases!

A return to the more modest and simpler way of bookmaking. The books come mostly in chapbook sizes and loaded with ideas -ranging from personal obsessions, meditation on life to social engagement and activism.

Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom is an attempt to rescue animals used in logo creation and commercial branding. The artist would like to return them to their natural habitats or to provide new narratives in imaginative settings. The drawings were created with color pencils. Available

 

5.5 x 4.25 inches (14 x 10.8 cm), 40 pages, inkjet printed on cream paper, 2024. Open edition. 18 USD (shipping included)

 

Canadians in Hong Kong: 1941-1945

In 19 chapters, this book tells the story of 1,975 Canadian soldiers sent to Hong Kong during WW2. The Canadian troops were supposedly put there for garrison duties only but they soon found themselves in a violent 18-day fighting against the Japanese. The surviving soldiers were captured, incarcerated and put into harsh labour for 44 months until Japan surrendered. It is a primer for readers to find out more about this particular history during the WW2. Available

 

5.5 x 4.25 inches (14 x 10.8 cm), 40 pages, inkjet printed on cream paper, 2023. Open edition. 18 USD (shipping included)

 

Fine China (3rd Edition)

Entering the 21st Century, China has proven to be emerging as the next super power. Fine China set off to examine the various issues as a project started in 1997. The first edition was simply a print of re-designed porcelain ware with reference to the history and culture. The second edition became a book project, with written text that describes each objects, in the form of a pseudo-art catalogue. This new edition is another revision, with four new pieces that speaks about the more recent events and political issues related to China.

 

5.5 x 4.25 inches (14 x 10.8 cm), 48 pages, inkjet printed on white, 2021. Open edition. 18 USD (shipping included)

BLM

This is a collection of the slogans, testimonies and demands from the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020. All graphics were found on the protest signs and banners by the participants in the demonstrations from all over the world, documented in various media. The book is a reminder of our time and the battle that each of us are dealing with everyday.

 

5.5 x 4.25 inches (14 x 10.8 cm), 40 pages, inkjet printed  on grey paper, 2021. Open edition. 18 USD (shipping included)

 

Leading Ladies- 37 Actresses from the Cantonese Cinema

Leading Ladies is a book of portrait drawings of 37 actresses of the Cantonese Cinema in Hong Kong, from 1940s to 1960s. They were the divas that I grew up with.

 

5.5 x 4.25 inches (14 x 10.8 cm), 40 pages, inkjet printed on cream paper, 2021. Open edition. 18 USD (shipping included)

Let My People Love

This is a collection of the graphics and writings on the protest signs from the Pride Marches through the years.

 

5.5 x 4.25 inches (14 x 10.8 cm), 40 pages, inkjet printed on pink paper, 2023. Open edition. 18 USD (shipping included)

 

The Yellow Pages (4th Edition)

This is the 4th edition of The Yellow Pages, an alphabet book that plays with the Asian experience in North America and beyond. Almost twenty years after the original version, the artist revisits the subject with an updated and redesigned version.

 

5.5 x 4.25 inches (14 x 10.8 cm), 28 pages, inkjet printed on beige paper, 2022. Open edition. 18 USD (shipping included)

my i ching

My I Ching is based on the Chinese classic, with drawings and notes on each of the 64 hexagrams, reproduced from an original sketchbook.

 

6 x 5 x 1 inches, 66 single pages, 2021. Edition of 100.

40 USD (shipping not included due to oversize). Please contact us for shipping costs.

These images are the original sketchbook with the reproduced book. The original sketchbook is in the dimension of 12 x 9 inches.

Double-sided Newspapers

These newspapers are oversized artwork and will be folded for shipping in a letter sized (9x12 inches) envelope.

Fine China (the poster)

This is the poster version of Fine China

 

22.75 x 33.75 inches (58 x 86 cm), front and back, offset printing on white paper, 2023. Edition of 500. 20 USD (shipping included)

Hong Kong,

2019

Slogans of the revolution

 

22.75 x 33.75 inches (58 x 86 cm), front and back, offset printing on newsprint, 2022. Edition of 500. 20 USD (shipping included)

HK47

The 47 Hong Kong activists prosecuted by the government

 

22.75 x 33.75 inches (58 x 86 cm), front and back, offset printing on glossy paper, 2022. Edition of 500. 20 USD (shipping included)