Violet Oon Singapore

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Violet Oon Singapore is a showcase of Singapore’s treasure trove of secret home recipes from their Peranakan heritage while at the same time reflecting Singapore’s history as the crossroads of the world with their repertoire of foods from many lands.

The brand revamp reflects Violet’s rich heritage background as a Singapore Nyonya and her food journey thus far. The monogram logomark is inspired by the elements of the Peranakan tiles & how Violet used to sign off her articles written for The Food Paper.

The branding was also expanded to their second outlet at the National Gallery – National Kitchen by Violet Oon Singapore, which celebrates Singapore’s fine flavours located in the iconic historical City Hall building. And to Violet Oon Satay Bar and Grill, the latest concept by Violet Oon Singapore. It relishes the chargrilled scents and flavours of Singapore’s satays, meats, and seafood accompanied with fiery signature sauces at our laid-back bar & grill.

Interior design by LAANK.

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TungLok XiHe 同樂 羲和

A Culinary Collaboration between TungLok Group and Beijing’s renowned XiHe Group – with it’s modern asian interior designed by Formwerkz Architects, BLACK complimented it with a graphical spin on the story of the Peking Duck!

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.

Spa Artisan

The Spa Artisan is a new concept spa at the historic Fullerton Hotel Singapore that celebrates the tradition and heritage of asian spa treatments, elevated and delivered with a contemporary touch. BLACK worked on the branding as well as the environmental graphics in collaboration with Formwerkz Architects to create a garden spa in the heart of the city.

Table Manners

A casual restaurant serving comfort food, Table Manners is the least expected place to be called that name. Always staying gracious – but sometimes irreverent – Table Manners promotes proper dining etiquette through engaging and entertaining ways. From the napkins, to the quirky quotes, and down to the staff uniform, everything comes with a mischievous twist. The acronymic logo mark of the restaurant also secretly hopes to ‘trademark’ everything it can possibly own. Interior by Formwerkz.

White House

White house is a home furnishing gallery that celebrates a mix of original and mid-century scandinavian inspired designs.

Like an empty space with the potential and versatility to be filled with different designs and ideas, the logo is designed with a stenciled font, having the possibility of being applied onto any surface and space.

Bar Stories

With the idea of Bar Stories in mind, we had a little fun illustrating different characters into the standard martini glass, creating an endless possibility of stories to be shared. This forms the supporting graphics for Bar Stories, injecting more life into the experience.

A Thousand Tales

A Thousand Tales is conceptualized to bring style and quality to our everyday living. From a flagship furniture store that offers a striking range of home-ware, it has since evolved into a growing group of lifestyle concepts, with several restaurants, bars, furniture and retail stores under its arm.

With A Thousand Tales continuing to build their empire of dreams, Black have designed for them a strong and inspiring logo. The colon serves as an introduction and the beginning of many more tales to come.

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.

President’s Design Award 2011

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.

Design Thinking SG

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.

Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall 晚晴園

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.

Herman Miller Reach 2011

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.

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.

President’s Design Award 2010

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.

Shiok! 超! 新加坡

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 QuekMindflyerDon Low.

Nosejob

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.

Voyage De La Vie

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.

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.