If there’s one thing that tourists who visit Hong Kong almost certainly photograph it’s our array of brightly coloured street signs. For visitors, as for many locals, business signs moulded in plastic, written by hand, or created to neon, are an integral and intriguing part of the cityscape. Inevitably the forms of our street signs reflect our urban and cultural development. They may also reflect that our lives are becoming blander, as our streets become more homogenous. The exhibition “Typography and the Sea of Words” organised by the Conservancy Association Centre for Heritage at Sai Ying Pun, focuses on the changing signs of our times.