Lau Ka-kuen

Hong Kong

Lau Ka-kuen

Graphic designer, illustrator

Lau Ka-kuen joined the Post in 2006 as a graphic artist. He has a special interest in illustration and won an award of excellence from the Society of Newspaper Design in 2016.

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The history and evolution of the Dragon Boat Festival

Every year, on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, crews of paddlers re-enact the legend of Qu Yuan. They power long, narrow boats, their prows mounted with ferocious dragon heads, through the water, to the frenzied, rhythmic beating of drums

29 Jul 2019 - 6:32PM

Every year, on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, crews of paddlers re-enact the legend of Qu Yuan. They power long, narrow boats, their prows mounted with ferocious dragon heads, through the water, to the frenzied, rhythmic beating of drums

The history and evolution of the Dragon Boat Festival
Godzilla: evolution of a monster

Sixty-five years after Godzilla first stomped onto our screens in the 1954 Japanese film, the radioactive monster is back again.

29 May 2019 - 5:32PM

Sixty-five years after Godzilla first stomped onto our screens in the 1954 Japanese film, the radioactive monster is back again.

Godzilla: evolution of a monster
Dragon Boat Festival: how an ancient Chinese tradition became a global sport

Every year, on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, crews of paddlers re-enact the legend of Qu Yuan. They power boats mounted with ferocious dragon heads through the water to the frenzied beating of drums.

7 Jun 2019 - 7:43AM

Every year, on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, crews of paddlers re-enact the legend of Qu Yuan. They power boats mounted with ferocious dragon heads through the water to the frenzied beating of drums.

Dragon Boat Festival: how an ancient Chinese tradition became a global sport
Why is 2019 the Year of the Pig? How the Chinese zodiac’s 12 animals were chosen

According to legend, the heavenly Jade Emperor wanted to segment time into cycles of 12 years with an earthly animal guarding each cycle.

5 Feb 2019 - 5:28AM

According to legend, the heavenly Jade Emperor wanted to segment time into cycles of 12 years with an earthly animal guarding each cycle.

Why is 2019 the Year of the Pig? How the Chinese zodiac’s 12 animals were chosen
Chinese zodiac 2019: All you need to know about the year of the pig

Pigs loom large in Chinese culture so it is little wonder that the character for pig, an animal central to traditional village life, is written nestled inside the character for home

4 Feb 2019 - 8:03AM

Pigs loom large in Chinese culture so it is little wonder that the character for pig, an animal central to traditional village life, is written nestled inside the character for home

Chinese zodiac 2019: All you need to know about the year of the pig
GRAPHICS: Bangkok shrine bombing kills at least 21 people, injuring more than 120

The deadly explosion that ripped through Bangkok’s Erawan Shrine in a busy tourist area on Monday constituted a rare attack of that scale. Elsewhere in Thailand, however, the violence has been more palpable, with a sequence of bombings attributed to various groups over the past four years and many of the attacks occurring in the country’s restive south.

4 Nov 2015 - 11:29AM

The deadly explosion that ripped through Bangkok’s Erawan Shrine in a busy tourist area on Monday constituted a rare attack of that scale. Elsewhere in Thailand, however, the violence has been more palpable, with a sequence of bombings attributed to various groups over the past four years and many of the attacks occurring in the country’s restive south.

GRAPHICS: Bangkok shrine bombing kills at least 21 people, injuring more than 120
INFOGRAPHIC: Silk road revival – how the ancient route is enhancing China's trade ties
INFOGRAPHIC: The damage caused by China's polluting marine emissions
China’s aircraft carrier
17 Aug 2011 - 12:00AM
China’s aircraft carrier
Panic in Pacific
12 Mar 2011 - 12:00AM
Panic in Pacific
Fukushima update
17 Mar 2011 - 12:00AM
Fukushima update
Serious hardware
16 Apr 2011 - 12:00AM
Serious hardware
INFOGRAPHIC: The legend of Deng Xiaoping

Deng's legacy of pragmatic reform through dialogue and engagement reverberates today.

30 Oct 2014 - 10:36AM

Deng's legacy of pragmatic reform through dialogue and engagement reverberates today.

INFOGRAPHIC: The legend of Deng Xiaoping