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May 1st (postcard) by Ng Yi Shian for Asian Film Archive – Retrospective: Wong Kar Wai

$5.35 SGD

Dimension: 14.8 (h) x 10.5 (w) cm
Digital ink jet postcard print (colours differs to Risograph)
Limited to 250
Printed on 300gsm Maple Bright paper (Acid-free, FSC® certified)
Produced by Knuckles & Notch

While not as heavily featured as the ‘Midnight Express Diner’ where the film gets its name from, the convenience store where Takeshi Kaneshiro’s character forages for his canned pineapples was the setting I found most intriguing in ‘Chungking’s Express’. It represented on a smaller scale the heterotypic, cramped nature of Wong Kar Wai’s Hong Kong and exemplified the dichotomy of living amongst an abundance of people and commodities while remaining emotionally isolated.
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Shian is an independent illustrator based in Singapore. She is mostly known for her lush and intricate gig and movie posters. However, due to her ongoing identity crisis and an unending pool of influences and interests ranging from embroidered tapestries to deep sea biology, her work is an eclectic and flexible mix of styles. She has produced artwork for Apple, Metallica, Weird Al Yankovic and Bad Robot Productions. Her work has received awards from 3x3, Creative Quarterly and has been included in Spectrum Fantastic Art 26.
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Shipped in flat cardboard packaging.

Registered mail with tracking number.

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