Minibus Sign Calligraphy Workshop

Calligraphy signs with red and blue words informing passengers the destination and fare. In 1984, the government approved the installation of air conditioning in minibuses, which directly increased the demands of minibus as well as minibus sign. In recent years, the demands have declined and turned the handicraft into a sunset business. Minibus signs indeed reflect the unique culture of minibus in Hong Kong and changing times.

Tutor: Mak Kam Sang
The last minibus sign-writer in Hong Kong. He has been in the industry for over 30 years and is passionate about promoting the disappearing culture of “red vans”. Apart from the traditional signs and common minibus wordings, Master Mak also keeps up with the trend by writing slangs or trendy greetings on other products including key chains so to draw the public’s attention onto the minibus culture.

Workshop’s details
- Introduce Eldage and the history of Hong Kong mini-bus
- Master Mak shares his own experiences and stories in the industry
- Introduce different types of Chinese calligraphy and writing techniques
- Each participant can handwrite 1 mini-bus sign and 1 keychain

2 hours

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