The Bold Calligraphy of the King of Kowloon

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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