Pictures of Persuasion: An Exhibition of Vintage Hong Kong Travel Posters
Why We Recommend it
A comprehensive collection of vintage Hong Kong travel posters, featuring more than 100 posters printed between the 1930s and 1982, is on display at the Academy of Visual Arts at Hong Kong Baptist University.
The exhibition offers a wealth of art, history, design, and popular culture for visitors, who can get a glimpse into the evolving mid-century commercial art and the visual languages of Western modernism, the diverse styles in promoting Hong Kong as a tourist destination by the Hong Kong Tourist Association, and the changing symbols representing the city.
The travel posters on show lend a valuable perspective on Hong Kong’s image in the West during the city’s late colonial period, forming a collective memory of Hongkongers and the city’s rich cultural heritage.