Vintage Chinese Medicine Packaging in Hong Kong

I read a book about the vintage Chinese medicine packaging – “Hong Kong Apothecary: A Visual History of Chinese Medicine Packaging”. This book is filled information with lots of pictures of the vintage packaging collected and researched by Simon Go.

Look at these colourful packaging….they are art!!  The colours combination, illustration and lines are so well-planned which make the brands  stand-out. Though normally each packaging only used 2 or 3 colours in design, they make good use of the colour theory. And many of them are red or yellow which are considered lucky and blessed in Chinese tradition. Well who don’t want to be healed fast?

Vinatge Hong Kong medicine packaging

Red and yellow…primary colours are always eye-catching when put together.

Vinatge Hong Kong medicine packaging


Vinatge Hong Kong medicine packaging

Love these complicated lines. And red and white..yeah it was white I supposed.

Vinatge Hong Kong medicine packaging

Primary colours combination again. Making a powerful impression.

Vinatge Hong Kong medicine packaging

Red and purple, quite matched with the snake-made medicine..though look like poison with these colours LOL

Vinatge Hong Kong medicine packaging

Vinatge Hong Kong medicine packaging

Guess why their faces are like that…? Because they are coughing hahahaaaaaa!

Vinatge Hong Kong medicine packaging

These are like some magic little pills from a witch…! Purple! This is too dreamy and romantic for pills…I love them actually 😛

Vinatge Hong Kong medicine packaging

The designer of this was really daring, shocking pink!! For medicine!!

Vinatge Hong Kong medicine packaging

Still can see this in Hong Kong. Packing the Chinese herbs together into a paper. I loved seeing staff doing this when I went to Chinese medicine store when I was a kid…I loved the sound I don’t know why..

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