Chinese New Year in 2021 was anything but usual. With the pandemic’s social distancing measures and gathering limits in force, the typical large family reunions were simply out of the question.
Amidst the dispiriting outlook, we decided to spread cheer and hope by putting a spin on the traditional angbaos given to MINI drivers.
On first glance, the red packets feature festive scenes where people are socially separated on both sides. But the surprise comes when using the thaumatrope technique, the two images would merge together in an optical illusion to bring about a joyful reunion.