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.
For more information, visit http://www.obscura-mag.com.
Check out the Blackbird video “Disturbing the Peace” here.
Photos: Courtesy of Silly Thing