A record of painted adverts and doorstep mosaics from Britain, France, Germany and other parts of the world, and the story behind some of them.
Thursday, 17 June 2010
Convey, Hong Kong
Hold on! This blog is supposed to be about painted signs (and occasionally mosaics), not plastic signs for a Japanese fast food chain*, with colours reminiscent of 'the decade that taste forgot' (or so they say). True, but there is a painted sign on this picture, even if it is rather unassuming and barely noticeable amongst the skyscrapers that rise in the western part of Wan Chai district.
Let's have a closer look at that sign, a relative oddity in a city where old means outdated and where many shops and businesses would rather opt for billboards, colourful neon signs that light up the night, and increasingly animated LED displays.
Founded in 1986, Convey Advertising Co Ltd is an outdoor media agency based in the Tsim Sha Tsui area of Kowloon. It offers its customers a whole range of solutions for their advertising campaigns, including billboards, LED displays, inflatable models and billboards, replicas and signage installation systems, as well as... painted signs!
*: if you wondered, the food at Yoshinoya is actually not bad and very cheap; but since it's the only fast food restaurant I've been to in nearly twenty years, I am not really qualified to compare...
Location: Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong / Picture taken on: 05/09/2009