- Size: 25.4 (L) x 17.78 (W) cm
- Binding: Paperback, 160 pages
- Language: English
- Author: Sophia Hotung
70 Hong Konger prints
70 city-centric poems
Artist’s notes on the secret meanings behind each Hong Konger
The perfect Christmas gift for any Hong Konger
The Hong Konger collection started as a way to pass the time. Bored and bed-ridden with a slew of autoimmune diseases that no longer responded to treatment, Sophia Hotung started making Hong Kong versions of New Yorker magazine covers as a joke to share with friends. The joke snowballed, however, and the hobby gained traction, leading to exhibitions, expos, and now a book.
The Hong Konger Anthology features 70 of Hotung’s favourite covers alongside a compendium of zany, thoughtful, and satirical poems that subvert and adapt elements of well-known western and Chinese poetry just as The Hong Konger prints subvert and adapt The New Yorker covers. All this as a celebration of Hong Kong’s melting pot of synthesised international and local influences.