With the finance and property developer companies dominating HK’s economy, sometimes it can be hard to find good and fresh graphic design work. Especially with all the high profile companies looking often for big multinational design agencies to run their accounts.
But big doesn’t mean it’s good, and if I had to point where the best creative work is coming from, local design studio Blow, would be without a doubt on my top 3. Their exceptional and groundbreaking work has potential to inspire the best creative minds in Europe or New York.
BLOW is a Hong Kong based design studio founded by Ken Lo in 2010.
Ken Lo, born in Hong Kong in 1981, is one of the up-and-coming local designers. In 2005, Ken graduated from HKU SPACE Community College in Visual Communication and won the Champion of “Design Student of The Year” presented by Hong Kong Designers Association. After graduation, he has joined CoDesign and Alan Chan Design Company as Designer and Senior Designer respectively.
BLOW won two gold awards at the Hong Kong Print Awards 2012.
Astrobrights Paper packaging:
Astrobrights Thank You Card:
Hong Kong’s Fashion Walk:
“Torimen is a new chic yakitori & ramen restaurant located in the SOHO area in Central, Hong Kong. Inspired by the form of yakitori and ramen, the letter “T” and “M”, we have designed a modern and unique logo for Torimen as well as the in-store collaterals, menu, uniform, signage and promotional materials.”
Giordano is a Hong Kong apparel brand that aims at creating a big world without boundaries. To support local arts & culture, and to encourage the older & younger generations to create dreams and pass it on, Giordano has invited 20 local designers to take part in the “Pass the Torch, Play it Forward” T-shirt design project. Our design director, Ken Lo is one of the designers chosen to represent the young guns.
Presented by the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority and co-curated by cross-disciplinary artists, Freespace Fest is an attempt to test the boundaries of cultural freedom in public space where participants can shout, sing, dance or simply play at their will. It is the space to provide freedom for different cultural elements and art forms to cross, for performers and the public to interact.