It’s not exactly easy to define what TK from Hong Kong does. I like to say that he’s a “cultural hobbyist” because throughout the years, I have seen him and his creative agency, Silly Thing, be involved in a myriad of interesting projects in multimedia, publishing, design, art, photography, retail, and fashion. His latest endeavor is Blackbird, a very well-executed style publication for car enthusiasts.

Can you tell me more about your new automotive journal, Blackbird?

Ever since the first day I started my career in 1998, I’ve always wanted to create a publication about cars with my own touch. I just felt that it was finally the right time to make it happen and introduce a new way to feature automobiles.


Why is the cover star of the debut issue a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS?

There was no particular reason to be honest. The RS was on the mock-up of the cover from the day we started the project, so we just went with the flow and ended up with a whole section dedicated to Porsche cars, from vintage to modern.

Was your incredible model car collection the inspiration board for the magazine? How many do have?

[Laughing] I think I have few hundred of these car models from Amalgam [Fine Model Cars], U.K. I work closely with a team of three in building up this collection.


What is your current favorite vintage car that you are driving?

A Honda Civic from 1974.

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Check out the Blackbird video “Disturbing the Peace” here.

Photos: Courtesy of Silly Thing


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Federico Tan

Marketing & Communications Director
Federico Tan is a director and cofounder of Social/Capital, a Hong Kong-based marketing and communications agency whose clients include J.Crew, Topshop, Sacai, Lane Crawford Joyce Group, PYE, Converse, Pharrell Williams, ...