TOMORROW: Design Stories of Our Future

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What would a day in Singapore look like come 2065? 10 designers and 10 illustrators from this city present their visions of her future today.
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Singapore Design Golden Jubilee Award

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The Singapore Design Golden Jubilee Award is a commendation by the Minister for Communications and Information to honour Singapore’s pioneer designers.
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Future Tense 2014

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A publication from the Futures Group of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Future Tense aims to discuss local and international topics that would impact us. The cover flap of the publication provides a play of juxtaposition of the current and possible future situation of a selected topic. Information graphics are also suitably applied to various articles to aid in the dissemination of content.

Noise SG Festival Exhibition 2013

Every artist hopes to develop a distinct voice and Noise Singapore wants to get them heard. The Noise Singapore 2013 Festival Showcase brought together the voices of aspiring artists in a series of exhibitions and concerts.
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SingaPlural

SingaPlural is an annual showcase that celebrates design in all its forms, functions, stories and inspirations.

BLACK designed the brand identity for the festival. The logo design symbolizes this movement and invigoration of design and designers in our furniture industry, locally and internationally, from our little red dot.

FUTUREtense 2013

A publication from the Futures Group of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Future Tense aims to discuss local and international topics that would impact us. The cover flap of the publication provides a play of juxtaposition of the current and possible future situation of a selected topic. Information graphics are also suitably applied to various articles to aid in the dissemination of content.

Loopz

Created by Wong Li-Lin, the Loop® fitness band is an easy, simple exercise system that allows individuals of all fitness levels to begin exercising and stay fit while maintaining a busy schedule. BLACK helped Loopz repurpose their brand thinking, redesigned the bands, packaging, promotional materials, and the design of their first Loopz Fitness Book. Making sure everything is simple and easy to use and delivers their brand promise, that you can exercise anytime, anywhere.

Singapore Furniture Industries Council

BLACK worked on the design and editorial direction for the Singapore Furniture Industries Council design book, that celebrates and provides insight to featured designers in the furniture industry. BLACK oversaw the concept, design, writing, photography and production of the book.

The cover artwork — a sea of building blocks of varying shapes, sizes and textures — is an abstract representation of the diverse makeup of talents and ideas in our local furniture industry. Together, this growing matrix forms a dynamic landscape, fostering growth and a vibrant future. The brief was to design a coffee-table book, but not just as a picture book that showcases products and designers — it had to be content-rich as well. Thus, an editorial approach was taken, interviewing the designers on their own stories and inspirations, with a different slant in each section. With this, the book stays informative and engaging for a leisurely read at the same time.

Scotts Square

Wheelock Properties approached BLACK to work on packaging the handover kit for their residential property, Scotts Square. The brief also called for the design and editorial content of a Little Red Book – a manifesto to luxurious living in Singapore. Artists impression courtesy of Wheelock Properties.

Noise Singapore 2011

Noise Singapore is a platform organised by the National Arts Council, that gives youths the opportunity to express, develop and showcase their talent. BLACK worked on the advertising, publication, and exhibition at ION – a ‘Noise City’ filled with the works of Noise artists.

Strange Times

BLACK worked with WOHA on their presentation at the ICSID World Design Congress 2009, creating infographics and layout of a newspaper – the ‘Strange Times’, for the future year of 2050.

ICSID World Design Congress 2009

The Icsid World Design Congress 2009 was the parallel event to the Singapore Design Festival 2009. BLACK played a key role in the branding and visual communications of the congress, working on a seamless system of graphics that gradually evolved and depicted the underlying message of ‘Design Difference’. Collaterals included printed materials such as the congress book, brochures, nametags to badges. As well environmental design, infographics and signages for the congress venue.

DSG Scholarship & Capability Program

A set of brochures for DesignSingapore Council’s Scholarship and Capability programs.

UseLess Life 無用生活

UseLess Life 無用生活 was featured in the Kaohsiung Design Festival 2009, in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan. ‘UseLess 無用’ is a thematic design project that presents ideas, works and exhibits by leading international designers and creators unified in their exploration on how design can create positive value for the self, society and the world. The concept engages the audience in presentations that dramatically highlight the role and direction design plays in creating a sustainable future.

 

20/20 BASE

The fourth installment of 20/20, titled ‘BASE’ was exhibited at the National Library in 2007. It explored alternative ways of construction and was built entirely using plastic crates.

President’s Design Award 2007

The President’s Design Award is Singapore’s highest accolade for design – acknowledging good design in the fields of architecture and urban design, fashion design, industrial and product design, interior design and visual communications design. Black created the branding and identity for award – featured here is the publication and nomination kit design for 2007.

Utterubbish!

Utterubbish!: A Collection of UseLess Ideas, the featured event of Singapore Design Festival 2007, is a unique design experience that presents ideas, works and exhibits by 30 leading international and local designers and creators unified in their exploration on how design can create value for individuals, society and the world, whether Social, Cultural, Emotional, Functional, Economic, Commercial or Intellectual. The event fully integrated an exhibition, a conference, talks and workshops, a publication and a retail concept store to engage audiences as diverse as professional designers and design students to school students, community groups and families. Utterubbish was presented by DesignSingapore Council and produced by Utterubbish Pte Ltd.

President’s Design Award Brand Identity and Design 2006

The President’s Design Award is Singapore’s highest accolade for design – acknowledging good design in the fields of architecture and urban design, fashion design, industrial and product design, interior design and visual communications design.

Black created the brand concept and visual identity for the award – featured here is the publication and nomination kit design for 2006.

20/20 MOVEMENT

Featured at the 2006 London Design Festival and then in Singapore at the National Library, 20/20 MOVEMENT featured the next crop of 20 local designers. The graphics and exhibition concepts were inspired by the theme of movement, signifying our local designers crossing international borders.

20/20 UNDER CONSTRUCTION

20/20 was an annual show-case of Singapore’s designers that captured the emerging design culture, and shared their ideas and visions of the ever-evolving local creative landscape. For Under Construction, scaffolding was creatively integrated into the exhibition format to represent the ‘construction’ process of the Singapore design scene.