A lot of people ask how it feels to set up life again back in Amsterdam. A HK friend sent me a blogpost about ‘reversed culture shock’ and I recognise the emotions that are portrayed in the quote below:
“It hurts but there are so many people so very happy to have us back here. And we don’t want to disappoint them so sometimes we avoid talking about our feelings.(…) The transition material tells me that a new beginning starts with an ending. The rites of passage of ancient cultures teach us to face the end, embrace the grief, and move through to the new. Denial, slap a happy-face emoticon on it, fake-it-’til-you-make-it, just won’t do. Honest tears help wash the soul.”
On a lighter note: it’s so much fun to keep working on projects in Hongkong. It helps somehow to still feel part of what’s happening in the city. One of the projects I finished last week is this logo design for Urban Delight. They took over the Foodwalk business I wrote about here. The ribbon meanders through the word ‘urban’ as a visualisation of a route through the city. I think it’s an adventurous metaphor for an amazing food adventure.
I haven’t been able to post in a while due to a super busy summer with work and a trip to Europe in September. But I’m planning to make it up to you by posting about my summer projects every day for a week.
#1 – The summer issue of HN magazine came out; chock full of travel-stories in Asia. Loved to work on this!
#2 – I made this logo for an architectural firm in Shanghai. Lines become spaces…
Awesome logo design for the summer done by wesleepintents.com. I love the simplicity and strong look&feel… makes me want to jump in the water with those guys, camp out and have lots of nature adventures for the coming two months:).
Any suggestions on logo’s that really make you long for the summer ahead? Or any good Hong Kong adventures you can share for people who’ll have a ‘staycation’ this year (like me:-))? Let me know!
Union Church is one of my favorite buildings in town. It’s the one physical place where I find spiritual rest. For me a personal necessity in a bustling, high-demanding city like Hong Kong. Unfortunately the old, leaking building is going to be replaced by a new one… I felt sad at first because already so many characteristic area’s seem to disappear.
I’ve seen the architects work on new plans and I can’t help to feel excited at the same time! So much more space and recourses to do what churches are supposed to do; providing a place for those who are in need, and shelter for the ones who need rest and inspiration for life. With that in mind, I made the logo for the ‘Building Union for the Future’ project. A lush, leafy tree that grows from a small acorn; hopefully the start of an oasis in Hong Kong.