Design Talk – Design Books and Books for Designers


14 July 2018 (Saturday)


3:00pm – 5:00pm

07/14/2018 07/14/2018 Asia/Hong_Kong Design Talk – Design Books and Books for Designers DATE: 14 July 2018 (Saturday)
TIME: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
HUB (S710-711), 7/f, Staunton

HUB (S710-711), 7/f, Staunton

Fee (HKD)

Free of charge



(Full house. Thanks You!)

Design is always considered as a method for problem solving. Learning design is actually learning a methodology, and graphic design is no exception. Design has its own rationale and system and is not just about creating beautiful visuals with softwares.

In this talk, graphic designers Ray Lau and Renatus Wu will talk about how graphic designers can learn through reading and will share with us their recommended reading lists that cover design and other subjects.

By sharing the books he has read at different career stages, from classic texts, portfolio books to other titles on printing and craft, Ray will explain how his reading preference changes with the times and his personal growth, and how it constantly inspires and influences his design practice.

Then, Renatus will introduce books of non-design category but they are still inspirational amidst the era of overwhelming visuals and homogeneity.

The two designers will then have a conversation about the development of design books, the booming online platforms such as Pinterest and Behance, and how graphic designers can get inspired in daily life.

[ Event Details ]
Time|14/07/2018 (SAT) 15:00 – 17:00
Venue|HUB (S710-711), PMQ (35 Aberdeen Street, Central)
Topic|Design Books and Books for Designers
Speakers|Renatus Wu, Ray Lau

Free admission on a first-come-first-served basis.
Register here to save your seat: FULL HOUSE, thank you!

[ About the Speakers ]
Renatus Wu Cheuk-pan
Renatus Wu Cheuk-pan is a designer, publisher, editor, and an all-round book creator. Wu has been recognised by Hong Kong Designers Association Global Design Awards, at which he received the Hong Kong Best Award, Design for Asia Awards (DFA), and Graphic Design in China (GDC). He founded the Hong Kong-based design studio Edited, an independent publishing company Mosses, and an independent bookshop Book B. His goal is to develop a platform for independent publications to allow Hong Kong publishers to showcase their works.

Ray Lau
Ray Lau is the Design Director of Tomorrow Design Office. He has worked in the graphic design field for over 15 years and established his own studio in 2012. He has served as a part-time lecturer at Hong Kong Art School in 2014.

Ray has received recognition from a number of international awards, including Hong Kong Designers Association Global Design Awards, Applied Typography, Golden Pin Design Award, Taipei International Design Award, Taiwan International Graphic Design Award, Macau Design Biennial, D&AD Awards, and Graphic Design in China (GDC).

In 2017, Ray started to run a self-initiated project named PAPERIST to develop swatch books and other printing related products. In September of the same year, his studio’s first exhibition Graphic Works was held in collaboration with Unit Gallery.

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