Design Thinking SG organises successful and highly rated design thinking and design related workshops, facilitated by Brian Ling and Jackson Tan. BLACK worked on the identity and assets development for the workshops.
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.
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 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.
BLACK was invited by FARM to contribute and design a stationery product for the Made for SAM project. The ‘Nosejob’ allows for the user to alter the appearance of their nose through the gesture and usage of rubbing. Rather than the usual scenario faced of losing its former glory once used, this eraser transforms and becomes a work of art in the hands of its sculptor. Images courtesy of FARM.
BLACK was commisioned to conceptualise and create the branding and identity for the Resorts World Sentosa’s production of Voyage De La Vie, a circus theatre extravaganza. The illustration was done in collaboration with Pixelpastry. Images Courtesy of Resorts World Sentosa.
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.
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.
BLACK worked on the brand revamp of NTUC Foodfare’s corporate identity as well as the interiors and brand outlook of its food outlets. The design process focused on thoughtful usability for the consumers, from comfort of seating and visibility of stalls, to specially designed hooks located under the tables, for patrons to hang and tuck away their bags.
A set of brochures for DesignSingapore Council’s Scholarship and Capability programs.
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.
Black worked on the brand logo and advertising campaigns for ModLiving, a furniture retailer specialising in contemporary and modern furnishings for the home.
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.
Animation for website of Nanyang Technological University, School of Art, Design & Media.
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.
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.
Animation of TV Spots for Discovery Channel.
Graphic animation for a TV Spot introducing Discovery Channel’s Travel & Living channel.
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.