Five guys at the cutting edge of street fashion pause from parading along the Bund in Shanghai, 1985. Photo: Adrian Bradshaw

China in the 1980s: photos from a time of hope and optimism

  • The Door Opened: 1980s China is a collection of images by photojournalist Adrian Bradshaw, who has been snapping the country since 1984
  • He says he wants the book to reflect the dignity, optimism and warmth of the people he encountered at a time of wide-ranging change
Topic |   Books and Literature

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Five guys at the cutting edge of street fashion pause from parading along the Bund in Shanghai, 1985. Photo: Adrian Bradshaw
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Jay Foss-Cole, creative director of China Stylus, has used vintage Wan Chai bar cards to make wallpaper. Photo: China Stylus

The sexy business cards Hong Kong go-go bars handed out to attract sailors in the 1960s

  • While researching Wan Chai history for inspiration for a restaurant interior, graphic designer Jay Foss-Cole fell in love with the bars’ gaudy business cards
  • He started collected them, buying them on eBay and from private collectors
Topic |   Old Hong Kong

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Jay Foss-Cole, creative director of China Stylus, has used vintage Wan Chai bar cards to make wallpaper. Photo: China Stylus
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