Two thousand and fourteen
The One Academy
We are invited to speak at The One Academy, top leading art and design institution in Georgetown, Penang. In conjunction to the talk, we will also see a showcase of works by Singapore's design houses from 8 to 16 May 2014.
Asian Creatives: 150 Emerging Talents in Art, Design, Illustration and Photography
A small feature in Asian Creatives Book published by PIE Japan and edited by ubies introducing 150 must-see creators from Asia. Purchase the book here.
A shoutout on our collaboration with Monster Cat and Lomography in the December 2013 issue of Ziggy for Blue Hour Sessions, a collaborative project of visual artists and musicians helmed by Olivia Lin. You can find the feature here.
Singapore Art: Top Picks of 2013
Our design for Lim Kok Boon's Not In Any Order are in the top picks of 2013. "At a time when Singapore contemporary art scene is exploding and it’s very hard to find any book about Singapore artists and their works (that’s not a catalogue), this is a very timely gem. Remember Zai Kuning’s A Bowl Of Rice exhibition at The Substation in 2008? No? That’s page 101. The NUS Museum show I Polunin the following year? Page 59. And I’m just flipping through it randomly.". View the article here here.
We have an intern position open for 3–6 months; drop us an email with the subject ‘Internship’ if interested.
Two thousand and thirteen
Creative Circle Awards Singapore
A silver win at The Gong Shows 2013 for our Being Together by John Clang book.
Temporium at Dunlop Street
Done curation and media relation for Temporium, a pop-up store, diner and gallery housed on 72 Dunlop Street in quaint Little India, the ethnic quarter of Singapore. Spotlighting two conservation houses with close to 4000 sq feet spread over two levels in a charming area, this historical backdrop will play host to a selection of homegrown designers, craftsmen and artists. Curated from a mix of the established and budding, talented students are not excluded. This event will run for six months from 7 September 2013 to 8 March 2014.
Artisanal coffee brewers Papa Palheta, ceramics collective Weekend Worker, are partnering renowned Chef Willin Low of Wild Rocket restaurant, to provide a sensory dining experience through customised dining ware and a specially designed food and drink menu. On the retail front, it will feature a multi-brand lineup for men and women ranging from fashion to bags to watches. Some of Temporium’s brands include Wykidd Song, Max Tan, Stolen, Depression, Kae Hana, Argentum, By Invite Only, Woon Hung, Saught, Mystic Vintage, Foreword, Parasol; just to name a few.
Temporium is a self-initiated partnership project by Tofu with Breezeway and has been featured on Straits Times, The Business Times, Lianhe Zaobao, Surface Asia, Indesign, Style, Female, Her World, Cubes, Expat Living, Indesign, 8 Days, iWeekly, STYLE, Shift, I-S.
The Design Society Journal no.7
Our work for John Clang and Shentonista has been featured in The Design Society Journal no.7! Many thanks! Grab it in Kinokuniya, Basheer or Booksactually before it's gone.
Being Together by John Clang
A catalog accompanying John Clang's exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore. This book presents 5 family-themed series comprising a total of 93 works that were created between 2001 and 2012. This book also includes essays by Szan Tan, Patricia Levasseur de la Motte and Gwen Lee and is now available at BooksActually (Singapore), Dashwood Books (New York City), Utrecht (Tokyo), Shimokitazawa Generations (Taipei) and 0fr (Paris). Special thanks to Clang, Elin Tew, alsoDominie and RJ Paper!
Power Platforms: Raising Singapore Creativity
An interesting article on Singapore's power platforms by Justin Zhuang of In Plain Words. Read it here!
Produced for a “Ministry of Mavens” event held by Heineken in collaboration with Esquire Magazine, this is a book that celebrates all the stylish people of Singapore’s CBD area Shenton Way who were captured on the street photography site dedicated to them, Shentonista. Check it out here!
'The Unusual Suspect' Exhibition
Glad to announce that we are part of the 'The Unusual Suspects' exhibition at Mad Nest till 13th June. Pop by to take a look at the pieces done by SHENTONISTA, in collaboration with MessyMsxi, of crayoned goodness, and check out the other lovely pieces by three other creative photographer-illustrator pairings- namely Lilreddotfolks & Amanda Keisha Ang, Sartorial Daily & Sokkuan Tye and Streetpeek & FadedCrimson. ‘The Unusual Suspects’ Exhibition is located at Mad Nest, 378/380 East Coast Road, Singapore 428986.
The Design Society Journal no.6
The Design Society Journal no. 6 is out in stores now! You can find our good picks of work for the showcase section of John Clang, WORK, Asylum, Underscore/Hjgher, Studio Kaleido, Fabrix/Goodstuph, Foreign Policy Design, Bravo Company, Galavant, to name a few.
'Sew Searching' Exhibition
Curated an exhibition titled Sew Searching, an exhibition that rejects mass production, featuring handmade plush toys and lifestyle products of Cookie Cutter together with 7 local creatives, Larry Peh of &Larry, Soh Eeshaun, Kenny Leck of BooksActually, Jeremy Sharma, Holycrap, Darren Lee of Uniform, and MessyMsxi shared the same belief and gave their own spin to a plush toy. Exhibition was held at Math Paper Press Office from 19 - 26 January 2013.
Feature on Creative People + Projects
An feature and interview by Rebecca Toh on 'creativepeopleprojects.com', a photo project conceived as a record of moments spent with wonderful, super-talented people she admires. See it all here.
Two thousand and twelve
100 Friends 100 Artists 100 Dreams Exhibition
Invited by :phunk to participate in "100 Dreams" exhibition where each will be tasked to share an artwork of a person who has inspired or influenced them positively. The exhibition is an effort to raise funds for the upcoming TRANSMISSION: PROJECT 2012 where 100% of the proceeds from the will go towards supporting the presentation of this year's TRANSMISSION: PROJECT. The exhibition will take place at the tcc - The Connoisseur Concerto "The Gallery", 51 Circular Road Singapore from 24 October 2012 to 7 January 2013.
Two thousand and eleven
In Plain Words
Launched an indexhibit website for In Plain Words, a writing studio headed by Justin Zhuang who writes and researches on Singapore’s visual culture, heritage and spaces. View it here.
Invited by Jason Tong and Alvin Tan of Mystic Vintage to contribute paper sculptures to help built the futuristic city for a Mystic Vintage's exhibition inspired by the city of Fritz Lang's movie Metropolis that will be taking place on 7th of December at Avalon.
The Design Society Newsletter #04
Kind words written about us for the last month's talk for The Design Society Sessions where we had it alongside Abdul Nasser of Basheer Graphic Books and Justin Long of Hjgher. Read the lovely review here!
Interview with ZOUK Blog
An lovely interview by Sofiee and Samantha from Zouk. Read it here!
Feist Heist Pop Up Store Installation
Collaborated with Min and Kenneth of Feist Heist to work on the installation for Feist Heist Pop Up Store. It will be open at Blackmarket No.2 for the month of November. 181 Orchard Road, #02-10 Orchard Central. Go check it out before it's gone!
JUICE Magazine: Reworking It
A nice written article for Zouk x Dr. Martens #FirstExhibition on JUICE magazine penned by Fiona Chen. Read it here!
100 Friends 100 Artists 100 Inspirations Exhibition
Invited by :phunk to participate in "100 Friends" exhibition where each will be tasked to share an artwork of a person who has inspired or influenced them positively. The exhibition is an effort to raise funds for the upcoming TRANSMISSION: PROJECT 2011 where 100% of the proceeds from the will go towards supporting the presentation of this year's TRANSMISSION: PROJECT. The exhibition will take place at the tcc - The Connoisseur Concerto "The Gallery", 51 Circular Road Singapore from 11 October 2011 to 15 January 2012. Thanks Alvin for the invite!
Dr. Martens x Zouk #FirstExhibition
Invited to participate in a collaboration with Dr. Martens, in celebration of Zouk's 20th Anniversary & Dr. Martens’s new #FirstandForever campaign to customised a pair of Limited Edition Made in England Dr. Martens 1461 3-Eye shoe in a rare Emerald Green stitching which is handcrafted in the original factory in Wollaston, Northamptonshire in England. Come celebrate with us on 7th Oct (Friday) at Zouk. Thank you Sofie Chandra and Samantha for the invitation! Catch the behind the scenes video by Martin Yeoh of Mid Life Crisis here.
The Design Society Sessions 04
Invited to speak in The Design Society Sessions on 5th Oct (Wednesday) at Home Club, 20 Upper Circular Road #B1-01/06, The Riverwalk. Themed 'Self Edit', about the new trend of self publishing like online, print or blogging. Check out the link for more information www.thedesignsociety.org.sg
The Design Society Newsletter #03
Read a nice little review of our 'I Have A Room With Everything' exhibition in The Design Society Newsletter #03 here.
An Impossible Project
Invited to participate in an 'An Impossible Project’ presented by Peek! and Zouk alongside international artists including LA-based Celebrity Photographer Kevin Ou, Impossible Project Tokyo's AKISOME, filmmaker Royston Tan, local fashion designer Guan Min, freelance photographer Stephanie Er and club kid Hazel Tan to name a few. The mini party and exhibition will be on 23rd September (Friday) at Velvet Underground & Zouk Boutique. Thank you Samantha for the invite!
Interview with Schon
An interview with Schon magazine from London that never got published. Read it here.
The Design Society Journal no.3
The Design Society Journal no. 3 is out in stores now. You can find our good picks of work by The Secret Little Agency, Bravo Company, Messymsxi, Couple, to name a few, and also an extensive interview with Yong of Somewhere Else who is one of our speakers for I Have A Room With Everything. Get it in stores now!
Wall Street Journal Asia
A review in Wall Street Journal Asia for 'I Have A Room With Everything'. Thank you Justin Zhuang! You can find the article here.
I Have A Room With Everything
Conceived and curated a graphic design exhibition featuring some of the best existing as well as out-of-print material. A free to touch and browse, the exhibition is inspired by the idea of a traveling library filled with a rich assortment of items coming together to illuminate an intimate, personal space. Hand-picked selection of 200 printed materials will be on display. Find more information of the exhibition here, www.ihavearoomwitheverything.com
A review in TimeOut Singapore for Then Now Next, a visual exhibition for Fred Perry (Singapore). Thank you Denise Cheong! You can find the article here.
Fred Perry Singapore
Curated a visual exhibition for Fred Perry (Singapore), 'THEN NOW NEXT' - presenting stories, both familiar and untold from 18 individuals and collectives who have contributed to shaping and inspiring the growth of the cultural scene featuring Andy Yang, BooksActually, Furqan Saini, Ivanho Harlim, JUICE, Kevin Mathews, Kizuki+LIM, Little Ong of fFurious, :phunk, PMP, Pann Lim, Poptart, Royston Tan, Rage Goh, Rosalyn Lee (Rozz), Tracy Phillips of PresentPurpose, X'Ho and ZOUK. The exhibition will runs from 23 April to 22 May at Fred Perry Laurel Wreath Shop, 19 Ann Siang Road.
Tokyo Type Directors Club Awards
We wish to express our deep appreciation for being awarded the Tokyo Type Directors Club (Tokyo TDC) In-Book Award for our own business card out of a total of 3,146 submissions from all around the world for 2010. Founded in 1987, the prestigious Tokyo TDC Awards is annual competition to recognise the best work of the year in typography. Thank you very much!
The Design Society Journal no.2
Our first written and published contribution together with Justin Zhuang for The Design Society Journal no. 2 on a visit to AlsoDoMinie. See the article here.
Interview with Super Youth
An interview by Rebecca Toh from Super Youth, a creative lifestyle web magazine about people, places, things and ideas that inspire us to live better. Read it here.
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