“How would you play if you can set the rules?”
4 creators from different backgrounds.
4 distinctive methods and perspectives.
“What Zine?!” is a prelude to “Here is Zine・Here is Hong Kong” Exhibition, which opens in late December at PMQ.
Benny Au, Eric Zhu, Lau Chi-Chung, Wong Tin-Yan
Conducted in Cantonese
As Design Director of Amazing Angle Design Benny dedicates to explore new design possibilities from everyday life, while he specialises in graphic, branding, publication and exhibition curatorial work. In 2003, Benny founded miniminigallery at his studio, where designers and creative units from around the world are invited to show their works.
Benny’s works are collected by museums and galleries worldwide, and have received numerous local and overseas creative awards. In 2012, Benny was named by Time Out Hong Kong as one of "'The Design Hot 25' – the 25 Hong Kong Designers You Need to Know", and he was among the Hong Kong Ten Outstanding Designer in 2008. Benny is currently a member of Hong Kong Designers Association, Tokyo Type Directors Club and Japan Graphic Designers Association.
Chairman of SGDA (Shenzhen Graphic Design Association) Creative Director of Intox Design & Communication
Main Curator of Shenzhen Fringe
Visiting professor of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts
Visiting lecturer of Design & Art College, Shenzhen University
Eric Zhu was born in 1976, Guangdong. He graduated with an MA in Interactive Multimedia from the London College of Communication, University of Arts London in 2003. He set up Intox Design & Communication right after he returned from London, and the studio focuses on cultural creative communication and media publishing. Furthermore, he is dedicated to interactive public art events.
Wong Tin Yan was born in Hong Kong and graduated from the Department of Fine Arts, Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2000. He is keen on collecting discarded wood pellet to create cartoon-like animal sculptures. His works are collected by Hong Kong Museum of Art, and local and overseas collectors. Besides, he has collaborated with world-famous brands for commissioned art projects. He also did public art projects in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Japan and Taiwan. Recently, he teaches many wood workshops tailored for different people. Meanwhile, he loves to share his opinion and experiences as a columnist in various media.
He graduated from The Surry Institute of Art & Design University College (BFA on Interior Design). After spending 8 years in the art direction for Television commercials, Lau became Creative Director of Skyhigh Creative Partners from its inception for six years. He participated in various annual campaigns and projects for clients such as The Hong Kong Jockey Club, LKS Foundation Hong Kong, etc., in which Lau was involved in different media such as TVC, featurettes, music videos, music concert video projection, graphic design, event performance, photography, radio and online promotions.
Apart from gaining experience for himself, Lau has also been heavily involved in youth education, and hosted workshops for young people on video production, photography, graphic design and art education. He is the curator of Old Textbooks Showroom, a private gallery operated since 2015 where people can reminisce how Hong Kong once was.
Lau is also an established artist in his own right starting out on short films and eventually focuses on photography for over a decade. His works have been exhibited in various countries, including Festival De la Luz of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Singapore International Photography, Athens Photo Festival, Angkor Photo Festival, and are collected by museums and private collectors. His photography series “Landscaped Artifacts” (2013) has gained him the New Photography Artist of the year from Lianzhoufoto Festival 2013.