August 25, 2008
November 22, 2007
I’m so glad Singapore embarks onto stuff like that, but do general Singaporeans appreciate design at all? Ask your fellow Singaporean friend “When was the last time design mattered to you?” If the person waited for 5 seconds, then design does not really matter to him / her.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Promote design in Singapore of cause important lah, but Singaporeans I think generally don't appreciate good design, i mean if the design is good, most likely you won't even notice it. But if the design is bad like the recent too high too slippery seats in Orcard MRT, EVERYONE notices."
July 27, 2007
Five Foot Way Magazine said:
With the globalisation of cities aided by the connectedness of internet and our constant globe-trotting, it’s not surprising to see design works that are no longer contextually based. However, it is also those that relate more to a local culture or society that we notice and enjoy.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Thoughts on the state of Singapore's creative industry by the organisers of the STAMP campaign ( the one where postboxes around Singapore were painted)"
June 16, 2007
March 17, 2007
Melvin Ryan Tan said:
Honouring its stance as one of Asia's most influential public fashion events showcasing the latest Spring/Summer 2007 and Fall/Winter 2007 collections, straught from the world's top shows in New York, Paris and Milan, Singapore Fashion Festival 2007 is proud to announce that international designer to the stars, Matthew Williamson, will be making his full scale fashion runway debut in Asia. Williamson joins an internationally-acclaimed list of designers showcasing their collections during the Festival, including Vivienne Tam, who will personally present her Fall/Winter collection hot off the international runway, direct from New York.
Recommended by alvinism: "The 10-day festival is running from 23 March to 1 April 2007. The event was launched in a press conference held at Sentosa Cove. "
January 20, 2007
Singapore’s statutory boards easily the most active agencies of the state and have the most frequent engagements with the general folk. Since a wave of renaming and re-branding in the last 5 years, we are left with a motley bunch of logos. Some are innovative while others look like they were done in WordArt by an uninspired accountant over a long weekend. Some of these logos go a long way back and have become entrenched in the collective memory. Then there are some that look cool but have failed to capture the fancy of our endearing kopitiam crowd.
Anyhow, I think it would be nice to look at some of the iconic (as well as the the wash-out) logos of our teeming bureaucracy that always tries to look hip and relevant.
Recommended by augur: "AN interesting look on the design and branding effort of our govt. A lot of money is spent on branding and image consultancy and you ask yourself if it is well spent. This is a simple snapshot on how this is played out across the country."
January 05, 2007
Ee Shaun said:
Here's the 2007 calendar that I drew for Animal Lovers' League at MAAD. It's a cardboard that comes with either a dog or cat head, and it's only $10. Help support the league.
Recommended by alvinism: "Eeshaun does very good design/illustration in a unique doodle style. Will be good to showcase his works to more Singaporeans, for a good cause."
December 12, 2006
Aen Tan said:
Why do I say it’s poorly designed? Considering the negative experience while using it in extreme environmental conditions (the crowded, shaky, smelly bus), it is.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Often designers focus too much on the exterior they forget about the interior. Nice observation."
November 29, 2006
Core77 design blog said:
Singapore-based industrial designer Jaren Goh's Rollertoaster just may revolutionize toast as we know it. His 2006 Red Dot Award-winning design not only toasts bread, but it also allows the user to watch the slice magically transform before their eyes—from cold and squishy to hot 'n crispy!
Recommended by vayern: "A novel, modernistic take on a very boring kitchen appliance.
September 10, 2006
So naturally, when it was proposed that the National Library be demolished, people with memories of the old library protested. But what about the old logo? Is the old logo part of any memory? Or is it forgotten because it is just a logo? An insignificant little graphic design of a librarian.
Graphic Design as prominent as it is in the world around us, leaves no footprint or memory when they are lost.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Is Graphic Design a victim of progression?"
September 06, 2006
June 21, 2006
It's a question every Singaporean designer, artist and anyone in the creative industry should ask themselves. Are we as individual creatives, inspired by the City we are living in? Singapore, an aspiring design hub of Asia has hardly any element or story that a designer could work with. What is the Singapore story? What is the Singapore identity? Where is our brand?
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Identities for nations, countries and cities however are not guidelines. But a reflection of the country itself. The story of the city. The history of the nation. From these elements, designers will pull and work with. Their works will be a part of the city, fostering a brand and image, extending the identity."
March 13, 2006
Please remember that you read this here first and not one of those rip off blogs with a higher hit rate. Pui.
Yes, 1819supermovement is now calling for entries for series 3 of the stickers. The official launch will be held at ROJAK, which is another sweet child o' mine.
Secret presenters will be presenting the 1819supermovement to the world at ROJAK. So be there for the unveiling of the maverick founder and his 2 loyal idea dumpholers.
Recommended by Tym: "Singapore sticks together! But only if you submit your design to show off Singapore to the world."
January 20, 2006
1819 Supermovement said
Project 1819 SuperMovement is the continuation of the "Support Your Local Heroes" curriculum that grew from coffeeshop talk and a small sticker movement. 1819 is a mentality. An idea. A renaissance. A renewal of love. It is about rekindling the lost flame. It is about saying no to the naysayers. 1819 is about being proud of who we are and what we can do. We are immune to Kryptonite. We Love SG. We Love 1819. We Love those who Supports SG. Our Local Heroes need us. Support the Supermovement.
This is the best strange movement with local vibes launched so far. Warning, requires brain juice to understand what exactly is going on.
December 04, 2005
2005 Singapore Design and Art vis-a-vis 1999 Dot Com Boom
The government is funding Design, Art and other Creative endeavours. Design Fest, Beyond 2005, Singapore Bienalle...
The government funded anything IT.
Design and Art might change and improve our lifes.
IT is going to change our lifes... democratization of power, globalization of information and media flows, disintermediation of traditional "middlemen", ie. music and media and other big ass paradigm shifts.
2005 It is cool to be a Designer or Artist. 1999 A career in IT transcends coolness because you can change the world. ie. Launch your own Dot Com, then the rest will follow...
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "A funny comparison of Singapore Design and Dot Com Boom."
November 19, 2005
If the letter was an appeal for a more critical look at evolution that would be a applaudable point of view, but a religiously-motivated criticism sees things through tinted eyes, and here’s the frightening part, this FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) spreads.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "This article discusses and rebukes a recent forum letter that attacks the validity of evolution."
November 02, 2005
Slam X Hype said:
Singapore has a rather hectic schedule ahead for this November. The Design Festival looks to be superb with Black Convoy holding a workshop from the 17th till the 20th and an exhibition by Phunk Studio running from the 5th till the 20th. The highlight has to be the designEDGE exhibition and conference. Taking place from Thursday 10th till Saturday 12th, and what a line up: Surrender, UNKLE, The Designer’s Republic, Delta, Mode 2, Rostarr, Kostas, D-Fuse, Maharishi, Answer, Faile, Lmac, Medicom…
Recommended by ssf: "Info on the Singapore Design Festival"
August 13, 2005
Web magazine Moco Loco reports Singaporean designer Jason Ong's project, "Chair for Day Dreamers".
Singapore designer Jason Ong wants us to look outward towards projecting and achieving happiness with his Chair for Day Dreamers. Perched far above the madding crowds, one can reflect in peace and quiet. Basing his design on the typical lifeguard chair, Ong removed the hind legs to create tension, with the goal of having the ascension be a leap of faith.
Also check out the interview with Jason at Post.fm.