Jive Lau Ho-fai teaches neon-bending workshops at Kowloneon, a neon workspace in Kwun Tong, Hong Kong. Photo: Connor Mycroft
Jive Lau Ho-fai teaches neon-bending workshops at Kowloneon, a neon workspace in Kwun Tong, Hong Kong. Photo: Connor Mycroft
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The Hong Kong neon artist teaching his craft to a new generation – can he help it survive the onslaught of LEDs?

  • Neon signs once dominated the Hong Kong nightscape, but have dwindled in recent years with the rise of LED lights, with now only a few traditional artists left
  • We take a class from Jive Lau Ho-fai, a 20-year veteran who teaches neon bending at his Kwun Tong studio in an effort to preserve the art form

Jive Lau Ho-fai teaches neon-bending workshops at Kowloneon, a neon workspace in Kwun Tong, Hong Kong. Photo: Connor Mycroft
Jive Lau Ho-fai teaches neon-bending workshops at Kowloneon, a neon workspace in Kwun Tong, Hong Kong. Photo: Connor Mycroft
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