The Centre for Communication Design at Hong Kong Design Institute is an applied research and consultancy hub dedicated to the advancement of knowledge in all areas of graphic communication including typography, information design, advertising, user experience design, illustration, brand communications as well as printing and publishing. It acts as a knowledge exchange platform between staff, students as well as external organisations, tightly integrating practice, research, teaching and outreach activities.
It celebrates the achievements of VTC Honorary Fellow Henry Steiner’s storied career. Through the curatorial process, we attempt to extrapolate what makes his work outstanding: how does his active process of looking transform into graphic communications that are powerfully persuasive? In showing Henry Steiner’s iconic work, we attempt to ask questions that pique your curiosity to look closer, look further and be inspired to continue your journey of creativity.
Eight young student artists from the Department of Communication Design have stayed in V54, and expressed their residence experience through their artworks in various formats. Even though the local residents treat it as a usual daily life, students found that Happy Valley has a kind of poetic aesthetics: from a morning light to a slice of collective memory. These eight young talents have tried to frame the treasure moments with their artistic sense.
‘My Washable Book’, the Champion of the Hong Kong Print Awards – Specialty in Printing is an innovation in the printing industry.
‘Dream Homes: property sales brochures in Hong Kong 1970s–2000s’ is an exhibition that showcases a collection of printed artefacts and stories that illustrate how the Hong Kong dream has been manufactured in the last four decades. Supported by architect–collector Mr Alfred Ho, the exhibition displays valuable and original copies of property sales brochures for the public to understand more about the in-depth values of the Hong Kong dream.