A visual memoir like no other, Once Upon a Hong Kong is a stirring collection of personal work by artist-illustrator Don Mak that captures scenes of everyday life in an ever-evolving city where traces of the past continue to disappear.
Inspired by Czech writer M. Sasek who created This is Hong Kong, each painting is a poignant reflection of the present that he hopes to pass down to his newborn daughter as well as the next generation. He hopes to inspire them to be more thoughtful about their local heritage, as they continue to beat the odds.
A heartfelt and at times haunting tribute to his beloved home, Don’s first book also features a striking use of colour and authentic storytelling depicting meaningful moments that will forever remain frozen in time.
Hardcover | 48 pages | 23.5 x 29.5cm