The Ladies’ Recreation Club in Hong Kong recently published an interview with Jewish community member Henry Steiner in its Number 10 quarterly magazine. They and Henry have very kindly granted us permission to reproduce it here.
For those who aren’t familiar with Henry and his graphic design work, Henry is perhaps most famous for designing the iconic logo for HSBC, that can be seen all over the world.
Henry also designed the Hong Kong banknotes for the Standard Chartered Bank that were in use between 1975 and 2016. In 2003, he updated the designs incorporating the latest anti-counterfeiting technology, with the reverse featuring Hong Kong’s dynamic harbour from various time periods. In 2010s, he was commissioned for the last time to design banknotes which featured Chinese traditional and modern technology. He also designed a HK$150 commemorative banknote for the bank’s 150th anniversary in 2009, which featured the Standard Chartered Bank Building and a group of people representing Hong Kong’s history watching over the coasts of Victoria Harbour.
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