by Gerry Mak in New Design on Sunday 31 January 2010

Hong Kong-based designer Mike Mak (no relation) has a whimsically simple style, using visual puns (a moon ladder shaped like the Chinese character for ‘moon’) and sight gags (an Eyelock with googly eyes instead of hands). His recent Dear Van Gogh design is a mug with a silicon ear instead of a handle, meant to be an homage to the late painter and, according to Mak, the people in your life who listen to you.