Studio Leung brings a Chinese tradition dating back to the Tang Dynasty (739A.D.) up to date with .pdf's, just in time for the Qingming Festival (April 5th). Real on the left, 'Printable offerings' on the right, below. And yes, if you were dead, it would be hard to tell the difference.
Per Studio Leung's site:
"when a person dies, their spirit will still need the things that they used when they were alive...if the spirit [is] not content in the after-life, he or she will not bring good fortune to the living...in response to this Chinese tradition and today's widespread access to the Internet, we have created a range objects to be printed, assembled and offered to loved ones."
Collection 1 is environmentally better than real fake objects printed on metallic papers, etc., is formatted to work on printer-friendly A4-sized paper, and "focuses on everyday objects that play a huge role in Chinese culture, such as the Octopus travel card and Bic biro". And apparently, the iPhone. Download 'em here and burn 'em:
- Wallet.pdf *
- Passport.pdf *
- Mobile_Phone.pdf *
- Notebook.pdf *
- Letterbox.pdf *
And have no worries: Collection 2 is expected to hit a month before the Hungry Ghost festival.