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Images from the Hong Kong Book Fair 2013

Late post but here are images from the Hong Kong Book Fair, 17-23 July 2013 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong.

The annual exhibition at the City Hall organised by the Hong Kong Publishing Federation could be regarded as the predecessor of the Hong Kong Book Fair. The First Hong Kong Book Fair was held in 1990 and this year it is its 25th year. The Fair has become an annual major event in Hong Kong with the number of visitors reaching new high every year. The organiser, the HKTDC, has always been striving to promote local reading culture. Apart form extensively inviting the public to the Fair to visit and buy books, it also spares no effort in organising diversified cultural activities during the Book Fair period with a view to enhance the contents and quality of the Fair.

During the past 24 years the number of exhibitors has grown from 149 to 504 in 2009, with corresponding growth of attendance from 200,000 to 900,000 in 2009. The Fair has developed from a mere promotion platform for the industry to an annual territory-wide major reading and cultural event for the public of Hong Kong.

Major Exhibit Categories:

  • Books and Publications
  • Children’s and Teen’s Books
  • Religious Books
  • e-Books & e-Learning Resources: e-Book Readers, Audio Visual Learning Aids, Educational Software
  • Multimedia Products
  • Stationery and Printed Products

Hong Kong Book Fair 2014 will happen on  16-22 July 2014 (Wednesday – Tuesday) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong.

Bonus image, The Monocle Shop in Hong Kong.

Bloom Arts Festival 2012

Celebrating Creativity : 70+ Artists / 29 Sept 2012 / Cubao X

On September 29, 2012 (5:00pm to 1:00AM), over 70 creative minds and skillful hands come together to celebrate, nourish, and exhibit the art and design of Cubao X.

Avalon.ph will be a merchant at the event. Look for us!


Saturnino Basilla (Dina & Allan), Dex Fernandez, Mariano Ching, Carina Santos, Electrolychee (Marcus & Bru), Jason Moss, Zeus Bascon, Kadin Tiu, Ronald Caringal

Valerie Chua, Thursday Room (Soleil Ignacio / Tokwa Penaflorida / Kris Abrigo), Dan Matutina, Ge Mapa, Aleyn Comprendio, Charles Buenconsejo, Everywhere We Shoot!, Folk Superlative, InkSurge, Idkids

Wiji Lacsamana, Kristine Caguiat, CJ De Silva, Celina De Guzman, Paulina Ortega, Victoria Viray, Serj Bumatay, May Anne Licudine, Katrina Teh, Mai Evangelista, Gigi Lapid, Dang Sering

JP Cuison, Burnwater Art x Design, Ros Velez, Mara Nepomuceno, Ramona Gaston, Spidersilk Productions, Ang Gerilya, Robotars, Urban Toy Designer Philippines, JeAA, Archie Geotina, Aeon Barrameda, Triskaideka, Mikki de la Rea, Nikka Uminga, Sig Torre

Edric Chen, Your Evil Twin, Paolo Ruiz, BJ Pascual, Shaira Luna, Cholo dela Vega, Uro dela Cruz, Dodong dela Cruz, Bia Catbagan, Gabby Cantero, Regine David, Nante Santamaria

Kiko Escora, Apol Sta Maria, Manix Abrera, Cza Javier, Paolo Roa, Rob Cham, John Ed de Vera, Nelz Yumul, Designers of Asia

MOTION
Flux Design Labs, Acid House Post, Arnold Arre, Carl Chua, Dex Fernandez, Clarissa Gonzalez, Johann Tanhueco

LIVEART
Ang Gerilya, Cavity, Tigasouth, Nelz Yumul, Anjo Bolarda, Dex Fernandez, Quiccs, Dee Jae Paeste, Takako Sono

INSTALLATION
Kaloy Olavides
Today X Future (Sharon Atillo, Leah Castaneda, Rendel Natividad & Austin Castaneda)

MARKET
98B, OS, Plastic Octopus, SweetLeaf, Bookay-Ukay, Moon Leaf Tea Shop, Roomix and more!

MUSIC
Earthmover, Similar Objects, Twin Lobster, SINYMA, Gentle Universe

DJ SET BY:
Diego Mapa + Chie Castaneda

With the special participation of Heima, Today x Future, THE Clothing, PenPen's Restaurant, Fred's Revolucion, Escobar, Sweet Ecstasy, Daylight Studios, AvalonPH, and PunchDrunkPanda

FREE ENTRANCE.

Official Bar Host: Today x Future
Official Sound Partner: On-Air Studio
Official Print Media Partner: Philippine Star (Young Star)
Official Online Media Partners: Splintr.com & When In Manila


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Fashionary x Page One Sketches Exhibition (Hong Kong)

 

Fashion designers, illustrators and artists around the world were invited to showcase their original hand sketches on their Fashionary products. The 30 sketches collected are exhibited along side the 20 samples created by the Fashionary teams.

Representing the Philippines and Avalon.ph friends, Valerie Chua of quietgirl.net and Mickey Velarde of Cava Handbags.

Illustrated by Valerie Chua

 

 

Illustrated by Mickey Velarde

 

Fashionary x Page One Sketches Exhibition happening in 3 locations in Hong Kong:

Timesquare Page One, Causeway Bay
Harbour City Page One, Tsim Sha Tsui
Festival Walk Page One, Kowloon Tong

Hong Kong exhibition up to July 16, 2012. China exhibition dates to be announced.

List of designers and illustrators:

  • +2 Chan, fashion designer, Hong Kong
  • Alex Andrini, fashion designer, Italy
  • Amy Bennett, Illustrator, New Zealand
  • Elin Bjorndalen, fashion stylist, Norway
  • Jasmine Chin, fashion student, Singapore
  • Jennifer Curtis, fashion designer, US
  • Jordana Ramos, fashion designer, Brazil
  • Kate Hogg, fashion designer, UK
  • Kim Atkinson, fashion designer, Australia
  • Laura Lima, Illustrator, Brazil
  • Mandy Armstrong, director, Canada
  • Mickey Velarde, handbag designer, Philippines
  • Mona Reiche, fashion designer, Germany
  • Pippa McManus, fashion illustrator, Australia
  • Queenie Leung, fashion designer, Hong Kong
  • Stephanie Lewis, fashion designer, US
  • Valerie Chua, Illustrator, Philippines
  • Yankee Leung, fashion student, Hong Kong

Congratulations to Valerie and Mickey!