The world is a big place, and it contains many different types of typography that can be vastly different from continent to continent. I chose Hong Kong as my location for this Wander Type Project for a multitude of reasons: me wanting to revisit a location that I only vaguely remember; a slight desire to bring eastern type, Chinese to be specific, into talks of typography that mainly centered around the western world; and maybe just a slight curiosity if I could do it.
Google Maps is a wonderful tool, and because of it, I was able to bring this book to life. The type found in Hong Kong is very different from the ones we see everyday in the west, and it can seem like night and day at times, but that is what makes it so intriguing. Many of the specimen found in this book are from the everyday market stalls and outdoor markets found littered throughout the streets of Hong Kong and ooze of practicality and function. Though the type found in this book is not the fanciest, nor is it the prettiest, I hope that as you flip through this book and look at the specimen, you’ll find it as fascinating as I did.
About the Author: Crystal Ho
Crystal Ho is a student at Nova Southeastern University and is majoring in computer science along with a minor in graphic design. Crystal was born and raised in South Florida and has been drawing and designing for many years for both herself and for family and friends. As an avid reader and creative mind, Crystal has an active imagination that comes in handy in her works. Her graphic work is primarily illustration-focused with a love for aesthetics and visuals. Crystal is a big fan of animation and gaming and aspires to immerse herself more in those skillsets.
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Wander Type: Hong Kong