白熱 AFTERGLOW

A conceptual exploration on HK Government’s Initiated Design

 

2019

Banknote

Basic Law

ID card

Map

Passport

Postage Stamp

.NEXT

.ABOUT

●● Government initiated design (Passport, banknote, etc.) should be the representation of one city’s or country’s identity. Unfortunately, the research result from this project shows that the majority of the citizen does not agree the current government design is showing what Hong Kong really is. 

 

Through switching the perspective from high authority to a perspective from a normal citizen, “after-glow” conceptualize the design idea without the strict limitation of a government’s design and aim to be a media that can let HK citizens reflect our sense of identity. 

●● “Incandescence” is a phenomenon that refers to a metal being heated to a high temperature, forming visible light. The hotter the metal is, the softer it becomes. Incandescence usually appears when forging a metal, as the metalsmith needs to heat the material to reach its softest point, so as to reshape it.

 

This project uses the notion of incandescence as a metaphor to represent the status of Hong Kong people’s current sense of identity, being at the moment in its least solid state. But what could become the focus today is how the citizens continue to manipulate and reshape their own identity: good “craftsmanship” can change the most fragile sense of identity into the toughest one.

●● Project Logo

●● Project Deliverables

 

The 6 outcomes are representing one specific aspect of Hong Kong which is being hot up to a serious point respectively. 

 

Basic Law - Political - Hong Kong core value

ID card - Personal - Personality and characteristic

Postage stamp - Social - Society atmosphere

Banknote - Economical - Economic growth

Map - Geographical - Public open space

Passport - Touristic - night scenery

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01 PASSPORT - Tourist

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03 BASIC LAW - Political

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05 ID CARD - Personal

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02 POSTAGE STAMP - Social

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04 BANKNOTE - Economical

06 MAP - Environmental

© 2019 by Thomas Chan.