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. 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 in inspiring 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.
* As a Hong Kong-based publisher, we hold this book close to our hearts and collaborated with several local studios to create a limited number of special keepsakes to commemorate its release. These include enamel pins and a postcard set of Don's work that you can purchase separately or with the book as a bundle.