Italian Cool Hunter: These Books are Works of Art is an Italian website specialised in hunting new tendencies, innovation and trends by a continuos monitoring, researching and editing of all new phenomenon, candidate to be a wide spread success.

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Book Artworks is always very happy to hear that it is given an opportunity to the winners of competitions. As it happened to Hei Shing Chan who won the Swatch Young Illustration Award 2010, which gives him a Trophy and a Money Prize.

Born in 1984 in Hong Kong, Hei Shing Chan graduated in Visual Communication Design in 2006 and he completed a Master in Book Art at the Comberwell College of Art, University of Arts in London in 2008.

His Book Artworks is a conceptual exploration of the Book, intended as an Object. If the habit leads to consider them as containers of documents, bound by the words and as if they were necessary to preserve wisdom in time, Hei explores new perspectives, Three_Dimensional, that give back value.

In his deconstructions Hei examine the Object from the symbolic point of view, through the exploration of its functional significance. Through this research many key elements such as structure, composition and context are explored in a critical description easily accessible by the public.

Materials such as fabric, plastic and cloth make up this path recounting of a Book, inexhaustible source of Ideas and Mean of great expressive power.

In this way Hei enhances the subject freeing its power beyond the content.

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Hei Shing

書就是… A Book is…


A piece of paper reflects not only time but also space. Books are formed by binding papers together to become containers of words that serve as a reservoir as well as a spring of wisdom.

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