Point of View

Adonian Chan x Edmond Wong

Location: chi K11 art space Zone D

"What would we discover if we walk into a character? What would we see from the back, the side or even inside?

The design concept derives from the imagination of a tangible character. Daily usage of characters usually manifest two dimensionally, however, when characters are used amidst the city, it would evolve into an entity with depth, weight, texture.

This design takes the form of the Chinese character “永” which means “eternity, forever”. It is usually used in calligraphy to demonstrate the eight fundamental strokes in Chinese writing. The type design bases on Adonian Chan’s research and type design “Hong Kong Beiwei Zansyu” which Edmond Wong interprets with his spatial concepts and transforms into a fluid form. The void of the character could store small objects like clips, coins and a watch, this further expands our imagination to the possible scale and the space of the character.

Combining architectural design thinking with Hong Kong Beiwei Zansyu’s calligraphy, the art work broadens our imagination of space through the artistic expression of human language.

Adonian Chan x Edmond Wong

Chan Adonian Freeman

Hong Kong lettering designer, graphic design, and musician. Born in 1986 Hong Kong, graduated from Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2009. He cofounded Trilingua Design with Chris Tsui in 2010, and cofounded restaurant and cultural space “tfvsjs.syut” with his music group “tfvsjs”. since 2011, Adonian has been researching on Hong Kong BeiWei Zansyu. In 2018, he has published the book “A Study on Hong Kong Beiwei Calligraphy & Type Design”, which documented the eight years of research on Hong Kong Beiwei, as well as his type design. He is now on a process of reinterpreting and redesigning this lettering style under today’s aesthetics and technological context, the crowd funding campaign on type design “Hong Kong Beiwei Zansyu” will launch in summer of 2019.

Edmond Wong

Edmond Wong is an architect and designer who founded his namesake studio and 3D printed eyewear brand ITUM in 2014. He practices across the disciplines of architecture, interiors, products and public art installations and is awarded Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award, Perspective “ 40 Under 40” Award and Salone Satellite 2nd Prize.



Location: chi K11 art space Zone D