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Vickie Chan | studio Chanpei

Sai Ying Pun, HK

Bio:

Vickie Chan is an illustrator and surface pattern designer. She grew up and was educated in the UK, spending alternate summers in Hong Kong. In 2006, a few years after graduating in Fine Art, Vickie moved to Hong Kong to revel in a wealth of cross-cultural inspiration.

Her main sources of inspiration are themed but diverse: nature, the animal kingdom, the tropical surrounds of Hong Kong and its urban textures, creating visuals with stylised colour palettes with occasional touches of whimsy and nostalgia. Her work includes illustrations, creative lettering, and surface pattern designs.

Maps By Vickie Chan | studio Chanpei

Out of this World // And into the Astral by Vickie Chan | studio Chanpei

Sai Ying Pun, HK

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In this out of this world, I am bringing together outer space, with the esoteric – astral travel (our sleeping world), intuition, emotions...

Sai Ying Pun (西營盤), Hong Kong by Vickie Chan | studio Chanpei

Sai Ying Pun, HK

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This place is special to me because it is the only neighbourhood in which I have lived, in Hong Kong, as an adult. I have been here for 13 years, and it's directly down the mountain from my Ma Ma's place (嫲嫲 – my father's mother), where I spent many summers as a child.

I love Sai Ying Pun because it has the perfect mixture of delicious Cantonese treats, historical buildings and traditional culture, alongside a splash of great western-style coffee, eggs, and so on. It's close to the heart of the city, yet quiet – and it's not even that far from some trails that take you up to the Peak.