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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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”

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

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...