Lys Bui is an illustrator born in Saigon who now lives in New York
Saigon Boulevard is a collection of seven artworks by Bui that depict nine iconic Saigon buildings that have become central to the residents ' collective memory.
The book was printed using the riso technique by local studio Kho Muc, which produces various colors by layered printing.
Since her project From Saigon, which she began after moving to New York, Lys Bui has been documenting Saigon's architectural gems through colorful drawings.
"When I came to New York City, my friends were telling me that I should draw the Manhattan cityscape because the city was going through a similar phase [as Saigon] of old architecture being torn down. As pretty as those buildings were, I didn't feel any connection to the city and its history like I did with Saigon, so I decided to start a side project on the disappearing Saigon architecture instead," Ly told Ginkgo Journal.
Bui went on to experiment with silkscreen printing from only sketches in a notebook. Some of these silkscreened works of art were exhibited at the exhibition Saigon Blueprint in 2017.
Saigon Boulevard presents on a different medium a similar ethos of the previous works of the artist on Saigon.
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Original text via Saigoneer and photos courtesy of Kho Muc Studio Facebook's account