Vibrant neon signs and bright street lights glow above the busy night traffic of taxis, double-decker buses and pedestrians along Nathan Road in the crowded Tsim Sha Tsui district of Kowloon in Hong Kong. Photo: Getty ImagesVibrant neon signs and bright street lights glow above the busy night traffic of taxis, double-decker buses and pedestrians along Nathan Road in the crowded Tsim Sha Tsui district of Kowloon in Hong Kong. Photo: Getty Images
Vibrant neon signs and bright street lights glow above the busy night traffic of taxis, double-decker buses and pedestrians along Nathan Road in the crowded Tsim Sha Tsui district of Kowloon in Hong Kong. Photo: Getty Images

Sign maker and calligrapher keeps his art alive, architects preserve old signs as they are stripped from Hong Kong streets

  • One of the last artisans still making signs using Chinese calligraphy, Au Yeung Cheong describes his work. Two architects, meanwhile, save old Hong Kong signs
  • A recent exhibition of signs they rescued from businesses that shut or fell foul of government safety rules drew nostalgic older people and curious youngsters

Topic |   Art
Vibrant neon signs and bright street lights glow above the busy night traffic of taxis, double-decker buses and pedestrians along Nathan Road in the crowded Tsim Sha Tsui district of Kowloon in Hong Kong. Photo: Getty ImagesVibrant neon signs and bright street lights glow above the busy night traffic of taxis, double-decker buses and pedestrians along Nathan Road in the crowded Tsim Sha Tsui district of Kowloon in Hong Kong. Photo: Getty Images
Vibrant neon signs and bright street lights glow above the busy night traffic of taxis, double-decker buses and pedestrians along Nathan Road in the crowded Tsim Sha Tsui district of Kowloon in Hong Kong. Photo: Getty Images
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