Memories of Shanghai – best souvenirs of 2016
Updated: 2016-12-26

Souvenirs are the best memories of a city – with landscapes, culture and customs all concentrating in delicate crafts.

The tourist souvenir design competition at the 2016 Shanghai Tourism Festival, themed "Memory of Shanghai", has just come to a close after half a year's selection. Twelve works embodying the history and craftsmanship of the metropolitan are the final winners.

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Stationery supply miniatures of the best-known buildings in Shanghai [Photo from WeChat account shanghaitourism]

"Most Commercial Value" award – Micro Shanghai
Designer: Qiu Qi
Introduction: The mini-versions of the city's best-known buildings are nifty gadgets to help you at work, such as using the Shanghai World Financial Center as a stapler, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower as a ball pen, the Shanghai Tower as a sharpener and Jin Mao Tower as a magnet pin.

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A portable scale from Shanghai Backup, designed with unique Shanghai cultural elements. [Photo from WeChat account shanghaitourism]


"Judges' Choice" award – Shanghai Backup
Designer: Zhang Ziheng
Introduction: As a series of tourist assistance products, Shanghai Backup consists of a portable scale and a coded lock for suitcases, a mobile charger, a USB flash drive, a flashlight and a tapeline all decorated with unique Shanghai cultural elements.
 

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 The Cultural Shanghai Fridge Magnets perfectly interpret Shanghai-style culture. [Photo from WeChat account shanghaitourism]

"Judges' Choice" award – Cultural Shanghai Fridge Magnets
Designer: Yang Chengyun
Introduction: Integrating distinct local conditions and customs, Cultural Shanghai Fridge Magnets perfectly interpret Shanghai-style culture in five magnets, including the Bund for traditional Shanghai-style architecture, the City God Temple (Chenghuang Temple) representing the city's old streets and shikumen (stone-framed gatehouses) residential complexes representing typical 1930s Shanghainese lane houses.

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Sticky notes inspired from Shun Pao, the most influential newspaper in modern China. [Photo from WeChat account shanghaitourism]


"Cultural Inheritance" award – Shun Pao Sticky Note
Designer: Gao Yu, Liang Ruru
Introduction: Inspired by Shun Pao, an influential newspaper in modern China, the sticky note features real-time recording, while improving a joy for work and study.

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Modified retro Huili sneakers with the Chinese characters "My Visit to Shanghai" and some tourist spots on the sole. [Photo from WeChat account shanghaitourism]

"Cultural Inheritance" award – My Visit to Shanghai
Designer: Yang Dingli
Introduction: The retro Huili sneakers, which were a resounding success in 1980s, are a legend of the times. Hailing to the classics, the designer has added the Chinese characters "My Visit to Shanghai" on the sole, plus some renowned tourist spots.

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