Once ubiquitous, neon signs with Beiwei caligraphy are increasingly scarce on the streets of Hong Kong. Photo: Adonian Chan

Lights go out on art of Hong Kong signwriting, but old calligraphy master and younger enthusiasts fight to preserve it

Yeung Kai, 82, has devoted his life to the unique, expressive calligraphy style used on Hong Kong neon lights and shop signs, a trade that is now dying. A graphic designer is digitising the characters for a typeface to give it new life

Topic |   Old Hong Kong

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Once ubiquitous, neon signs with Beiwei caligraphy are increasingly scarce on the streets of Hong Kong. Photo: Adonian Chan
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