CREATIVE©ITIES 創意©城市

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.

 

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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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.

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.

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.

 

Green Cities

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.

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.

Design Difference

This set of lobbying campaign materials designed for Design-Singapore Council successfully won them the bid for the Icsid World Design Congress 2009 to be held in Singapore.

ISM – Lincoln Modern

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.

36 Design Actions

36 Design Actions was a promotional effort done with DesignSingapore Council, to promote the use of design. It contains 36 simple actions to implementing design in our life, work and play.