kwok collages surreal banana posters for year-long graphics project
(above) day 102
all images courtesy of kayan kwok

 

 

 

kayan kwok is an artist, illustrator, and a graphic designer based in hong kong, china, who has the founded ‘akeke’ and cofounded ‘A.D.1.2 artist cooperate organization’. for her latest venture, she has been developing a project called ‘a poster per day for 365 days’. vintage, retro, pin up, and collage are key terms that are reflected in the aesthetic of each work, as she is fascinated by the pop culture advertisements created in america from 1920–1960. therefore, her work attempts to capture the essence of the time period with contemporary graphic design elements. ‘the compositions feature a surrealist background, but other then that, they also act like alchemy, because you are putting stuff together from different places and times,’ says kwok. ‘the result is clearly unpredictable and this is what makes collage so fascinating’. the photos have been preserved in black and white while a banana and a complimentary repetition of yellow have been inserted into its its architecture to create a multiple layers of intersecting visual devices.

kayan kwok banana posters per day for 365 days graphic design hong kong
day 101

kayan kwok banana posters per day for 365 days graphic design hong kong
day 104

kayan kwok banana posters per day for 365 days graphic design hong kong
day 107 

kayan kwok banana posters per day for 365 days graphic design hong kong
day 108

kayan kwok banana posters per day for 365 days graphic design hong kong
day 110

kayan kwok banana posters per day for 365 days graphic design hong kong
day 111

kayan kwok banana posters per day for 365 days graphic design hong kong
day 112

kayan kwok banana posters per day for 365 days graphic design hong kong
day 113 

kayan kwok banana posters per day for 365 days graphic design hong kong
day 118

kayan kwok banana posters per day for 365 days graphic design hong kong
day 115

kayan kwok banana posters per day for 365 days graphic design hong kong
day 116

 

 

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.