The Bold Calligraphy of the King of Kowloon

If you’ve ever been to Hong Kong, you may have spotted graffiti by Tsang Tsou-choi aka the King of Kowloon.’

The artist’s bold calligraphy-inspired street art, which sometimes contains self-invented characters, can found on walls, pavements, and bridges throughout the city.

Tsang’s large-scale works are more than a means of self-expression; they are a way for him to assert his identity as a member of the Kowloon community, and to ‘lay claim’ over the territory.

Although it is illegal to vandalize public property, his graffiti has been recognized as a form of culture, and is often protected for its historical significance.

The pioneer has inspired future generations of artists and activists in Hong Kong.

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