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Michael Lau Discusses Vinyl Toy Design, Hong Kong’s Street Culture and “remember-disc · time-table”

EditorialComments ⋅ Jun 5, 2014
Widely credited as the godfather of the urban vinyl toy movement, Michael Lau started his tenure in 1998 with the Gardener comic strip for Hong Kong’s East Touch magazine. Heavily influenced by street culture, Michael looked to graffiti writers and s...

Michael Lau “remember-disc · time-table” @ GUMGUMGUM Recap

ArtsComments ⋅ May 16, 2014
Stepping away from vinyl toy designs, Michael Lau returns to his roots of painting and illustrating in his fourth solo exhibition “remember-disc · time-table.” Coinciding with Art Basel Hong Kong, the show consists of 44 mixed-media pieces that build...

Michael Lau Exhibition IV “remember-disc · time-table” @ Michael Lau Pop-up Gallery

ArtsComments ⋅ Apr 24, 2014
Widely known as “the godfather of urban vinyl,” artist Michael Lau presents his latest exhibition: “remember-disc · time-table.” Combining his roots in painting with his signature three-dimensional touch, the exhibit reflects...

Gardener BB by Michael Lau at GumGumGum

DesignComments ⋅ Dec 12, 2013
Hong Kong-based artist Michael Lau presents this Gardener BB figure from his Gardernergala series. The 12″-tall figure depicts BB, a 2-year-old skateboarding dog and the pet of Max, another member of the series. This figure comes complete with...

How2work x Michael Lau Garden (Palm)er Series

DesignComments ⋅ Nov 13, 2013
Fans of Michael Lau will be pleased to learn about the new Garden(palm)er series. The toy designer is releasing a mini version of the 12″ Gardener series where the toys are made exactly to 1/12 the size of the originals. This collaboration with...

Michael Lau “AR+OY” Exhibition @ Sejong Art Centre

ArtsComments ⋅ Feb 21, 2013
One of Asia’s most recognizable artists and toy designers Michael Lau presents his “AR+OY” Exhibition at Sejong Art Centre in Seoul. Exhibition highlights include not just Lau’s famous figurines and vinyl toys, but sketches, paintin...

HYPEBEAST Spaces: A Look Inside Michael Lau’s Workspace

VideosComments ⋅ Jul 4, 2012
Throughout Hong Kong’s creative landscape, few have had the same global impact as toy designer and artist Michael Lau. Frequently at the forefront of impressive campaigns with the likes of Nike, Lau’s philosophy towards design has often e...

Michael Lau 2012 Gardener 108 “I LOVE ZEX” Preview

DesignComments ⋅ Feb 27, 2012
Wholly inspired by rogue fashion photographer Terry Richardson, Hong Kong toy designer Michael Lau integrated Richardson’s likeness into his Gardener series several years ago. The life-sized format created in association with Diesel back in 200...

Michael Lau x Terry Richardson 2012 “CRAZY ZEX YEAR”

DesignComments ⋅ Feb 6, 2012
MINDstyle and Michael Lau give a small glimpse into what looks to be another vinyl toy inspired by Terry richardson. Lau, one of Hong Kong’s most visible illustrators and pop artists, looks to have reworked yet another figurine of the iconic shutterb...

Almost Normal 2011 Fall/Winter Collection Interview Featuring Florence Yip & Michael Lau

StyleComments ⋅ Oct 28, 2011
or many people out there, they often settle into a cozy job that while not exactly stimulating, offers security and balance. Despite this in mind, Almost Normal founder Florence Yip took the plunge to try her hand from an independent angle as an up-s...

Michael Lau “We Are 10 Years Old” 12″ CRAZYCHILDRENKING “Child F” Preview

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 15, 2011
Michael Lau’s Crazy Smiles series marks its 10th anniversary with the launch of the “We Are 10 Years Old” and 12″ CRAZYCHILDRENKING pieces. Today we are given a look at the “Child F” vinyl collectors item which sports Lau...

Michael Lau “We Are 10 Years Old” 12″ CRAZYCHILDRENKING

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 13, 2011
One designer whose name stands on atop of the toy biz world is Hong Kong’s pioneering designer Michael Lau and his creation, Crazy Smiles. This year, Lau marks his 10th anniversary by launching “We Are 10 Years Old” as well as a themed collection, be...

Michael Lau x Nike “JUST DO IT” Exhibition Interview

ArtsComments ⋅ Aug 2, 2011
Back in July, one of Hong Kong’s most visible illustrators and pop artists Michael Lau once again joined forces with the regional Nike team for an exhibition titled “JUST DO IT.” The exhibition featured some never before explored me...

Michael Lau x Nike “JUST DONE IT” Exhibition Recap

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 6, 2011
Michael Lau once again partnered with Nike to help promote Nike Sportswear’s upcoming Fall/Winter collection. Under the show theme of “JUST DONE IT,” the exhibition featured a series of ballpoint pen drawings featuring some of N...

Michael Lau “CRAZYX’MAS” Exhibition Video Recap

EventsComments ⋅ Mar 7, 2011
Referencing back on an event from the holidays, Michael Lau presents a behind-the-scenes look into the construction and installation process behind his “CRAZYX’MAS” exhibition. Ultimately, the event garnered much attention based on it...