Landmarks

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.

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.

Cable Guys

Children peer out of an Ocean Park cable car and behold the fun of the fair below. Based on the September 5, 1964 New Yorker cover New York World’s Fair by Arthur Kimmig Getz.

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.

Country Club (American Club Special)

Holiday-makers skate on an icy swimming pool at The American Club, Country Club while a Christmas tree glistens on the South Lawn and a rogue polar bear pilfers a snow cone. Based on the February 26, 1927 New Yorker magazine cover. Created in a special, festive collaboration with The American Club Hong Kong.

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.

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.

Dimsum Dénouement

Servers clear tables after lunch at Maxim’s Palace in City Hall. Based on the January 3, 1953 New Yorker magazine cover by Ludwig Bemelmans.

Dragon Riders

An exhausted dragon boat team burns out as their drummer urges them to press on. Based on the June 15, 1935 New Yorker magazine cover by Garrett Price.

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 Fish

A koi fishes along the promenade in Sai Kung. Dated February 4, 2022.

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.

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.

High Junk Reef

Hong Kong sea creatures go about their daily business, encumbered by environmental destruction. Based on the January 20, 1968 New Yorker cover Under the Sea by Charles Samuel Addams.

Hike Don't Hunt

Hikers trek along the narrow winding roads along the Tai Tam Tuk Reservoir Masonry Bridge. Based on the October 18, 1941 New Yorker magazine cover by Roger Duvoisin.

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.

Horoscope Zoetrope

The zodiac animals, represented on a wheel by capitalist, colonial, traditional, political, and cultural Hong Kong symbols. Based on the September 30, 1991 New Yorker magazine cover Mother Goose Zodiac by J.B. Handelsman.

Hot Girl Bummer

Plane banners soar over sunbathing and canoodling beachgoers on Repulse Bay Beach, delivering messages from an anxious mother. Based on the August 16, 2021 New Yorker magazine cover Hi It’s Mom by Roz Chast.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sea Soar

A man flies a kite over Green Egg Island at Clearwater Bay Country Park. Dated April 9, 2022.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Welcome Party

Arrivals into Chek Lap Kok Airport pass through immigration. Based on the October 14 & 21, 2002 New Yorker magazine cover International Arrivals by Bruce McCall.

Yacht Yahoos

A crew of expats sail past the stilt villages of Tai O Fishing Village on a lofty yacht. Based on the August 7, 1954 New Yorker magazine cover by Garrett Price.

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.

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.