NOISE Singapore is a platform organised by the National Arts Council that gives youths the opportunity to express, develop and showcase their talents.
NOISE Singapore 2014 is based on the concept of ‘Work in Progress’. The layers of continuous processes that an artist goes through during his/her Work in Progress stage is as important as their final artworks. The exhibition centers around this theme and gives the artists a channel to showcase their processes and their works.
CREATIVE©ITIES is a project inspired by how the “creative city” defines the aspirations of cities around the world today. It maps out what this new world looks like through the people, projects, products and places, recommended by creators living in these cities. The exhibition looked at 10 cities in the Asia-Pacific that are leading this wave of change — Kaohsiung, Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo.
「創意©城市」企劃靈感來自於好奇現今世界上的「創意城市」如何定義城市的企圖心。本展透過居住在不同 城市的創意人分別推薦人、企劃、商品和地點,勾勒出嶄新的世界風貌。「創意©城市」首站聚焦於10個引領 改變風潮的亞太城市—高雄、曼谷、北京、香港、吉隆坡、馬尼拉、首爾、新加坡、雪梨和東京。
BLACK curated and designed the exhibition.
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.
BLACK created the festival branding and exhibition design of the showcase festival.
BLACK created the exhibition’s visual identity to celebrate Old Master Q’s 50th anniversary
The theme for the President’s Design Award 2011 was “Multipli-City”. It not only celebrates the multitude of talents, ideas, and designs that this award has recognised through its six-year history, but also the “multiplier effect” the award recipients have generated with their designs.
BLACK curated and designed the awards presentation at the Istana, and the exhibition showcase at ION Art Gallery, SPACE Asia Hub and URA Centre.
The Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall 晚晴園 was refurbished and reopened on the 100th anniversary of the Chinese revolution. BLACK worked closely in collaboration with DesignAct and National Museum of Singapore on content, visual direction and signage to create a coherent experience. The museum tells the compelling story of Sun Yat Sen’s stay in Singapore and how he inspired many well-known Singaporeans in the Chinese community.
We had the pleasure of working closely with the Herman Miller team on the branding of, and visual merchandising in the Retreat zone, for the annual Herman Miller Reach 2011, held at the Hong Kong Design Institute. Jackson also spoke alongside the likes of Eames Demetrios, Don Chadwick and Steve Frykholm. – Images courtesy of Herman Miller Asia Pacific. Illustrations in collaboration with Pigologist.
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.
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 curated and designed the awards presentation at the Istana, and the exhibition showcase at ION Gallery, in December 2010.
BLACK was invited to curate and create the premise and concept for an exhibition to represent Singapore design at the inaugural Asia Design Conference organised by the centre of creative communication (CCC), in Shizuoka City, Japan. Shiok! A Gastronomy of Singapore Design featured local contemporary design and art inspired by and about food – from the likes of Royston Tan, Jing Quek, &Larry and FARM just to name a few. It introduced and shared over 15 local works and ideas (as well as Singapore’s favourite pastime) with the audience. Organised by ccc and supported by DesignSingapore Council. Artwork images courtesy of respective artists, Jing Quek, Mindflyer, Don Low.
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.
New Wave, Singapore’s Contemporary Design Culture explores the recent emergence of Singapore’s contemporary design culture. The exhibition captures an exciting phase as the island-stage repositions itself as a global design centre.Featuring 8 prominent local designers who have established themselves as the ‘New Wave’. BLACK curated and designed the show. The exhibition was showcased at the centre for creative communications(CCC); Shizuoka, Japan. Supported by Design Singapore Council. Organised by CCC.
This project was a collaborative effort between W Architects and BLACK. BLACK developed the graphic content, multi-media content including the signage system and decorative graphics for the museum. It is the first museum in Singapore to use graphic design intensively within its environment as both content and decor.
Green Cities was Singapore’s bid for the UIA World Congress 2014. Design of the bid documents and booth in Turin, Italy were inspired by theme of sustainable and green cities for the future.
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.
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!: 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.
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.
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 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.
With the client’s view of its exclusive apartment building as a piece of art, an exercise in luxury both internally and externally. Targeted at the young and affluent, the apartments were launched with an art exhibition where various young international artists exhibited their interpretations of the Lincoln Modern. A commemorative book of the artwork was then presented to the prospective buyers at the launch.