讀死書Study Die Book Erasers
Students in Hong Kong are always reminded that grades carry a deep burden to them. Many are still expected to become lawyers, doctors, engineers or anything that are not art and design career-related.
The Cantonese phrase: 讀死書 (Duk Sei Syu), or the word-to-word meaning: Study Die Book, is imprinted to mock the city’s rigid education system onto stationaries that the local students always use.
A lot of unfortunate students do not have mental support and teenage suicide rates are high in Hong Kong, as they literally study to death. The packet contains two erasers.
Daphne Tsang is a Hong Kong born, London based graphic designer and design researcher with a great love for print, publication and packaging. She often touches on themes regarding Hong Kong’s culture, East Asian identities and occasionally random banter, infusing them with experimental publication designs.