banner artwork for Chaoyang Trap
"The Magical Realism of SpongeBob Slippers"
Chaoyang Trap is a newsletter about everyday life on the Chinese internet. It is an exploration of contemporary China, one niche at a time. Chaoyang trap is interested in marginal subcultures, tiny obsessions, and unexpected connections.
In May 2021, I was approached by contributor Krish Raghav to create a banner illustration for a piece about fashionable senior citizens' street wear and its documentation on Chinese social media platform, Xiaohongshu.