Hong Kong Apothecary: a Visual History of Chinese Medicine Packaging

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This book transports us to the exotic world of Chinese Medicine – a world of saan (powders), yun (pills), gou (plasters), dann (pellets), etc for every known ailment. These forms had a direct influence on the materials, typefaces, patterns, and compositions used in packaging. It documents contemporary changes in the packaging of Chinese patent medicines and stores since the mid-19th.

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Born in Hong Kong in 1967, Simon GO is a photojournalist who, over the last eleven years, has concentrated on documentary and fine-art photography.
Having graduated from the Polytechnic University’s Swire School of Design in 1989, Go turned to photography with particular emphasis on reportage features, and economic and political subjects.

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Designers and artists who are both nostalgic and fascinated with contemporary oriental design elements in packaging design; Creative practitioners and marketers seeking for marketing and design inspirations between design and our daily life; Socio-cultural historians having special interest in the changes of Chinese medicine tradition. --Reviewer

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