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Graphic Design

Rejected film posters go on online display

A gallery that should comfort any struggling young graphic artist has been revealed for the first time: the ones that got away, rejected original versions of posters for some of the most famous films of recent decades, including Batman, Pulp Fiction, A Clockwork Orange, The Exorcist and Cool Hand Luke.

Monday, 20 May, 2013, 6:44am

Post wins big in the Pulitzer of news design

Plotting every one of Picasso's 5,717 paintings from his Blue Period to his last days was no easy feat, but it was work like this that won the South China Morning Post five awards at this year's "Pulitzer of news design".

19 Mar 2013 - 2:50pm

Pedderzine exhibition

Exhibitionist: Pedderzine Uncatalogued, an exhibition that celebrates Hong Kong retailer On Pedder's seasonal magazine, Pedderzine, opens today in Central.

23 Sep 2012 - 10:41am

How a tragedy transformed my life

Andy Ann is very much his own man and marches to the beat of his own drum. He is the founder of the successful digital media and advertising firm New Digital Noise and a raft of other web-based businesses, including Hot Media, Hot Mob and Social Med, a Facebook analytical tool that monitors more than 1,000 brands globally.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:54pm

Hotel industry provides room for creativity

Advertising firms are not the only places for graphic designers to showcase their talent. They are also in demand at hotels that want to create attractive decorations, menus, name cards and many other items.

Henry Wong Cheuk-fai (right), art director at Langham Place Hotel, Mongkok, is a graphic designer who used to work in advertising.

29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Flat buyers still have to beware

The abbreviation GFA signals buyer beware in the city's housing market. The use of gross floor area in advertising and marketing by developers and agents can inflate the quoted size of a flat by including communal areas such as staircases and lobbies. In some new estates, according to the consumer watchdog, this has accounted for as much as 32 per cent of the quoted size of a flat.

28 May 2012 - 12:00am

Spreading digital word

As the lines between communication channels continue to blur, digital technology is emerging as a game-changer for disseminating information to the public and marketing products and services.

19 May 2012 - 12:00am


New bill will ruin creative rights

The government's proposed Copyright (Amendment) Bill has stirred a lot of criticism. I believe its approval will lead to many people committing offences.

15 May 2012 - 12:00am

Glass falls 40 storeys off hotel, just missing workers

Calls for new safety rules following a huge blaze at a luxury hotel in North Point gained impetus yesterday as three people narrowly avoided injury after a shard of glass fell more than 40 storeys from the building.

Hundreds of guests had to be evacuated from the burning Harbour Grand Hotel in the early hours of Saturday, although no one was injured.

24 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

The message is the medium

Branding, an intangible yet powerful marketing weapon for corporates and even individuals to stand out from the crowd, is always the expertise of public relations (PR) firms and professionals. And these days, Greater China's rocketing demand for luxury and lifestyle products is propelling the region's PR industry to new heights.

7 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

'The brand is all about people'

A veteran of the hospitality sector in Asia, Brian Williams helped set up Swire Hotels in 2006 as a new venture under the parent group's property arm. As managing director, he has seen the company establish a firm presence in Hong Kong's luxury and high-end business markets with The Upper House and East.

17 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Post picks up record nine awards for news design

The South China Morning Post won nine awards at the Society for News Design's 'best of news design' creative competition.

This is the highest number the newspaper has ever won in the competition, and the first time it has been recognised for its infographics.

19 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Illustration Now! Vol 4

Illustration Now! Vol 4 edited by Julius Wiedermann Taschen

Taschen's Illustration Now! is a sumptuous compendium of new illustrative design work from around the world - and mightily impressive much of it is. The problem is that the book's format and editing frequently make it difficult to judge just how impressive.

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

New twist on ancient book craft

Books, notebooks and albums are all mass-produced in factories these days. But the traditional Italian handicraft of bookbinding still appeals to Louise Garnaut, founder of Bookworks in Sheung Wan.

Here, Garnaut demonstrates how to turn an average notebook into an exquisite hardback.

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25 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Sophie Thomas

Who is she? Sophie Thomas is the founding director of Britain-based communication design company thomas.matthews. She is also co-founder of Three Trees Don't Make a Forest, a social enterprise set up to educate and inspire communication designers, and Greengaged, a sustainable-design events and networking organisation.

20 Nov 2011 - 12:00am