We had a great time with Pony Brown's president, illustrator and the translator when they visited our Korean Stationery fair and met their fans in Hong Kong. I was particularly happy to be able to chat with as many fans as possible, they all love the postive messages and cuteness of the main character. One of the fan was upsetted by something this very morning, but when she found out Pony Brown's presence and came, she felt way better. That's why we love to bring positive energy and pleasure through these events.
Contrary to many's perception, the person behind this cute character is a tall handsome hard-bodied guy Mr. Oh. You can pretty much see the similarity of him and the character, cool from the outside, bright and positive but sometimes shy within. We were expecting him to just give out signatures on postcards but for each of the fans whom came, he drew something special and worked very hard in details to make every stroke counts. I believe fans were not disappointed, at all!
After the event today, we've brought the Pony Brown team to a seafood restaurant in Lei Yue Mun (鯉魚門) tonight and enjoyed a great time chit chatting. What a lovely evening, nice weather too.
Last year when I visited Seoul, I found out their project with a Korean music instrument brand called Countess. Upon Countess' request they made these lovely Ukulele prototypes! They are finally available in music instrument stores in Korea now. Excited about this cross over with music, Mr. Oh brought along 2 Ukulele so that we can gift them to Pony Brown fans through a small competition.
So far, Pony Brown is the most successful Korean brand we've brought to Hong Kong, I hope in the future we will have a lot more collaborations and bring more happiness, no matter how tiny, to many.
Realizing the hard work Mr. Oh and the team went through.... you know what, for the past few weeks they've only slept for 2 hours every single day, working hard on projects, so we admire a lot of the Korean speed and dedication really..... last night I decided to make personal gift to them, leather jackets for Cricket lighters, embossed with "PONY BROWN" and "city'super stationery" on them. Took me hours to design and made, until 4am, but I'm happy that it was a perfect gift for them. Looking forward to more PONY BROWN stuffs!