Tag: Design

Clothes make the Chan: Breaking the Fourth Wall

Do you have prejudices? Even in ancient Rome it was said: Vestis virum reddit. At that time, one should not feign prosperity by dressing appropriately. Over the course of centuries, many clever people have addressed this issue. In 1874, the Swiss lyricist Gottfried Keller elaborated on this rather human trait of paying attention to appearances and associating them with familiar patterns in his novella “Kleider machen Leute” (translated as “Clothes make the people”).

By Thorsten Boose 21. February 2024 Off

Stunt Couture – exclusive fashion and merchandise designs for Jackie Chan fans, filmmakers and stunt performers

Official merchandise from one’s favourite films and stars has long occupied a strong position in the budget of every pop culture fan. Whether it’s the latest Marvel shirt, a collector’s mug from “The Walking Dead” or simply a poster of the “guilty pleasure” star – the range of products and motifs is almost endless these days.

By Thorsten Boose 11. July 2023 Off

The Jackie Chan brand, part 2: Developing the Sing Ga Ban stunt team logo

Jackie Chan is not only a star herself, but has also brought many stuntmen to cinematic fame around the world. In 1976 he founded Sing Ga Ban, the Jackie Chan stunt team, which is still in its 8th generation today. The development of Jackie’s own cinematic success, political circumstances in Hong Kong and China as well as the globalization of the film industry contributed to the constant change of the stunt team – both in terms of personnel and appearance.

By Thorsten Boose 28. August 2019 Off