City Living

Homecoming

A man wheels his luggage into Chek Lap Kok's arrivals hall, now crowded and colourful now that Hong Kong's Covid-19 hotel quarantine rules have been lifted. Dated September 23, 2022.

HSBC (Happy Sk8er Boi Club)

A teenager skateboards over a curved roof in Statue Square opposite HSBC's headquarters. Dated August 25, 2022.

Peak Lightning

Danny Zuko and the T-Birds from the musical Grease upgrade the Peak Tram after the popular attraction closed for renovation in June 2021 and reopened to the public in August 2022. Dated August 27, 2022.

Heart Times

216 real Hong Kongers hold up finger hearts, their poses reminiscent of the New Yorker magazine's Eustace Tilley inspecting a butterfly through a monocle. The 216 portraits were originally displayed on The Hong Konger Wall mural at the 2022 Affordable Art Fair in Hong Kong. Dated August 4-7, 2022.

Roadworks

Hong Kong traffic and road signs on a smoggy day. Based on the April 8, 1961 New Yorker magazine by Kenneth Mahood.

Bamboo Builders

Construction workers traverse Hong Kong on bamboo scaffolding stilts. Based on the September 12, 1994 New Yorker magazine cover by Eric Drooker.

Baps & Baos

A food truck cook exchanges a British sandwich for a Chinese dumpling in front of the Legislative Council Complex in Tamar Park. Based on the April 9, 2018 New Yorker magazine cover Gluten-Free Gluten by Bruce McCall.

Campbell's Troupe

Students from the Carol Bateman School of Dancing leave ballet mistress Joan Campbell’s ballet class in the basement of The Helena May and ascend Garden Road. Based on the September 29, 1934 New Yorker cover Housekeepers Cleaning Brownstone House by Arnold Hall.

Choi Hung

Children shoot hoops on Choi Hung Estate’s basketball courts in Kowloon. Based on the May 29, 2017 New Yorker magazine cover Brooklyn Bridge Park by Jorge Colombo.

Closing Time

Pretentious chefs flee the scene of a burning Jumbo Floating Restaurant, one with a dubious lighter in hand. Based on the August 15 & 22, 2011 New Yorker magazine cover S.O.S. by Christoph Niemann.

Colonia Babylonia

Hong Kong’s own Tower of Babel advertises popular colonial-era bars, restaurants, and clubs. Based on the October 2, 1995 New Yorker magazine cover by Edward Sorel.

Colours & Whites

Laundry whites hang from a line in Wan Chai’s colourful Chung Wui Mansion. Based on the April 17, 2017 New Yorker magazine cover Fashion District by Harry Bliss.

Courtship

Hong Kong’s Old Supreme Court Building hints at a future of marriage equality. Based on the May 21, 2012 New Yorker magazine cover Spectrum of Light by Bob Staake.

Covid Closet

The artist gets dressed in a The Sims 2-style user interface, choosing from a variety of zany and Covid-apprioriate outfits during Hong Kong's fifth wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Dated March 14, 2022.

Crossing Over

Women workers from various years of Hong Kong’s past and future cross Des Voeux Road. Based on the November 24, 2014 New Yorker magazine cover Time Warp by Richard McGuire.

Cupidity

A gawky expat fawns over his disinterested date at the Armani/Privé terrace in Central. Based on the February 19, 1996 New Yorker magazine cover Cupid’s Volley by Peter de Sève.

Dark Side

An expat family warily traverses the Kwun Tong Bypass, unfamiliar with their Kowloon-side surroundings. Based on the August 7, 1937 New Yorker magazine cover by William Steig.

Day Off

Domestic workers eat lunch on the Circular Pedestrian Bridge in Causeway Bay during their day off. Based on the September 5, 1942 New Yorker magazine cover by Constantin Alajalov.

Ding Dong

Children dressed as Doraemon, Hello Kitty, Ultraman, and Pikachu trick-or-treat in their apartment building. Based on the November 1, 1958 New Yorker magazine cover Halloween by William Steig.

Extra Extra

The artist sits alone in a newsagent’s kiosk, surrounded by her Hong Konger magazines. Based on the May 30, 1931 New Yorker magazine cover News Stand by Barney Tobey.

Fountain of Youth

Children do homework and extracurricular activities in the now-renovated fountain of the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens. Based on the July 18, 1988 New Yorker magazine cover by John O’Brien.

Ghosts of Punters Past

Ghosts come down from Hong Kong Cemetery to watch the racing at Happy Valley Racecourse. Based on the May 12, 1962 New Yorker magazine cover by Garrett Price.

Go to Gate

A weary traveller waits for a flight as the sun rises on April 1, 2022, the first day of Hong Kong welcoming back transit passengers after three months of its omicron variant travel ban and 800 days of the coronavirus pandemic. Dated April 1, 2022.

Good Vibes Only

Social media influencers enjoy brunch at a trendy coffee shop. Dated May 19, 2022.

Groundlings

An outdoor screening of “Godzilla vs. Kong” at the Grounds in AIA Vitality Park distracts from a real battle between the beasts by Victoria Harbour. Based on the August 24, 2009 New Yorker magazine cover Double Feature by Adrian Tomine.

Half the Sky

Business tycoons, modelling the International Finance Centre, Lippo Centre, Central Plaza, the Peak Tower, and the Bank of China as hats, assemble among Hong Kong’s skyscrapers. Based on the November 8, 1999 New Yorker magazine cover High Fashion by Danuta Dabrowska-Siemaszkiewicz.

Happy Hour

A young writer works on her novel after work as Central commuters ride the Mid-levels escalator home. Based on the September 24, 2018 New Yorker magazine cover Fourth Wall by Adrian Tomine.

High Dive

A swimmer prepares to launch off the diving board at the Ladies’ Recreation Club. Based on the June 19 & 26, 2000 New Yorker magazine cover Poised by R. Kenton Nelson.

Hog Walker

A woman walks a leash-load of Hong Kong wildlife past the Star Street Refuse Collection Point. Based on the June 21, 2021 New Yorker magazine cover Local Fauna by Peter de Sève.

Hong Kong Moms

A woman peruses the Hong Kong Moms Facebook group while domestic chaos rages around her. Based on the December 7, 2020 New Yorker magazine cover Love Life by Adrian Tomine.

Hot Fuzz

Pandas deliver food on Food Panda motorcycles while a hungry, cutlery-wielding mob follow. Based on the September 23, 1972 New Yorker magazine cover by Charles Saxon.

Hurdle

The New York Times's Wordle game references a city-wide emergency government text message sent out to all Hong Konger residents on March 9, 2022. Dated March 9, 2022.

In the Mood for Likes

Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung’s characters from Wong Kar-wai’s 2000 film 'In the Mood for Love’ ride the MTR while using their phones. Leung and Cheung’s phones emit “like” and “love” reactions. Dated May 20, 2022.

Junk of the Magi

The three wise men sail a junk boat down Victoria Harbour. Based on the December 21, 1968 New Yorker magazine cover by Charles Martin.

Just Cabbied

A newly married couple speeds off in a Hong Kong red taxi. Based on the June 25, 2007 New Yorker magazine cover by Lou Romano.

Kowloon Motor Battalion

A Kowloon Motor Bus and a First Bus pass in the night, cannons firing from their gun ports. Based on the July 20, 2009 New Yorker cover Tour Wars by Bruce McCall.

Lion Rock Station

A property developer exits a new MTR station built atop Lion Rock Hill. Based on the August 5, 2002 New Yorker magazine cover by Eric Drooker.

LKF

An average Lan Kwai Fong building on a Saturday night, housing a hookah bar, nightclub, bar, strip club, and their assorted patrons. Based on the June 25, 2018 New Yorker magazine cover City Living by Harry Bliss.

Mallseum

Window shoppers peer at displays in a luxury shopping mall. Based on the March 17, 1975 New Yorker magazine cover by Laura Jean Allen.

Peak Trail

A woman walks her dogs along the Peak Trail. Based on the March 11, 2019 New Yorker magazine cover Off the Path by Gayle Kabaker.

Penny's Bay

A neighbourly signpost welcomes visitors to Penny's Bay, the notorious quarantine centre on Lantau Island. Dated January 31, 2022.

Penthouse

An overzealous real estate agent shows off a disappointing view from a disappointing balcony of a disappointing flat to a hopeful couple. Based on the June 11, 2001 New Yorker magazine cover End of the Line by Peter de Sève.

Pigs in Blankets

A mother chats with a wet market butcher as her child slumbers in a push-chair, cuddling a stuffed toy pig that resembles the butcher’s wares. Based on the May 30, 2011 New Yorker magazine cover Small Growers by Peter de Sève.

Portals

Traditional, historical, and commonplace Hong Kong doors from across various districts and neighbourhoods. Based on the July 16, 1979 New Yorker magazine cover by Laura Jean Allen.

Role Models

Schoolgirls stare at a billboard of underwear models while walking through Mong Kok MTR Station with their teacher. Based on the May 9, 1959 New Yorker magazine cover by Perry Barlow.

Room with a View

A white poodle waits for its owner to return home to their small studio apartment overlooking a Sham Shui Po street market. Based on the March 1, 1982 New Yorker magazine cover by Jean-Jacques Sempé.

Santa at the Cha Chaan Teng

Santa indulges in a Hong Kong-style café meal midway through delivering presents. Based on the December 17, 2018 New Yorker magazine cover Santa’s Little Helpers by John Cuneo.

Scaffolds & Spills

A painter loses his balance on bamboo scaffolding while touching up wall paint above local artist Alex Croft’s mural on the corner of Graham Street and Hollywood Road. Based on the April 2, 2012 New Yorker magazine cover Rite of Spring by George Booth.

Shelf Reflection

A Hong Kong Island-shaped bookcase holds knick-knacks that represent various landmarks. Based on the March 27, 2017 New Yorker magazine cover Shelf Life by Luci Gutiérrez.

Sifu Sees Through

In response to a proposal to limit phones on car dashboards to two, a taxi driver affixes his eleven devices to his windscreen. Dated July 9, 2022.

Splash Harbour

Swimmers practise their front crawl in Victoria Harbour by Central Piers on a hot summer day. Based on the July 21, 2014 New Yorker magazine cover Coney Island by Mark Ulriksen.

St John's Cathedral

Newly-weds leave St John’s Cathedral on Garden Road. Based on the June 2, 1934 New Yorker magazine cover by Harry Brown.

Take Heart

Hong Kongers form the finger heart gesture with their thumbs and index fingers, their poses reminiscent of the iconic New Yorker magazine birthday cover that reoccurs every February. Dated February 21, 2022.

Tiger Mom Tattoos

A Yale graduate watches a tattoo artist brand her son with the Harvard crest. Based on the May 10, 1993 New Yorker magazine cover Mother Tattoo by Art Spiegelman.

Town Club American Club Special)

Santa Claus carries a Christmas tree up the steps between the 48th and 49th floors of The American Club, Town Club. Based on the December 16, 2019 New Yorker magazine cover Priority Shipping by Peter de Sève. Created in a special, festive collaboration with The American Club Hong Kong.

Upward Mobility

A man in a face mask and Jeremy Kin Knicks jersey looks up at an airplane leaving Hong Kong while skyscrapers tower over him. Based on the September 30, 1996 New Yorker magazine cover Businessman Looks Up at Tall Skyscrapers by Eric Drooker.

View of the World from M&S

A view of the world from a Hong Kong Islander expatriate’s perspective. Based on the March 29, 1976 New Yorker magazine cover View of the World from 9th Avenue by Saul Steinberg.

Water Break

A sanitation worker takes a water break on Oil Street. Based on the April 20, 2020 New Yorker magazine cover After the Shift by Owen Smith.

Weekday Warriors

Dogs peer from the windows of an apartment building while waiting for their owners to return home from work. Based on the August 13, 2007 New Yorker magazine cover by Mark Ulriksen.

After Hours

A Zamboni driver at Festival Walk’s ice-skating rink sneaks onto the ice after hours for some fishing. Based on the February 3, 2003 New Yorker magazine cover by Bruce McCall.

Afternoon Tea

A couple enjoys teatime with their dog and toddler, overlooking the land reclamation of Kai Tak and Kowloon Bay. Based on the August 31, 2015 New Yorker magazine cover Gowanus Canal, Brooklyn by Adrian Tomine.

Already Home

The artist sits at a laptop in a Mid-Levels flat messaging her partner across the globe in New York. This Hong Konger print is not based on an original New Yorker cover.

Autotoll

Hong Kong’s most luxurious and popular cars soar over tunnel tollbooths. Based on the December 9, 2002 New Yorker magazine cover by Bruce McCall.

Balconies

Iconic balconies scenes from film and literature play out simultaneously on outdoor terraces of a residential Hong Kong apartment building.