Jan 31, 2010
This installation piece aims to explore how Singapore, the whole landscape can be viewed as a series of heavily iconographic signs and symbols. The photo-montage approach in the project, points to the presence of the “montage effect” that is already in existence in Singapore through the “piling up” and layering of road signs and symbols which in turn become part of the scenic views of the Roadscape, and part of the visual experience of urbanism. The transformation of the urban environment of contemporary city into a Roadscape.
Pictorial symbols are a universal bridge between the visual language of forms and a direct experience of the perceived reality. The most interesting about pictorial symbols is not their future way of use, but their form. Thus, this book will be looking at the comparison of 2D and 3D pictograms, and their strengths and weaknesses. Such a complex task requires streamlining of all aspects of graphic work into an ideal unity. The visual concept is connected with the chosen environment which is the Singapore Changi Airport, Terminal 3.
Jan 27, 2010
The typeface I am working on is Sho. The master German calligrapher Karlgeorg Hoefer created the Sho typeface for Linotype’s Calligraphy for Print collection in 1992. The typeface is recognizable by the extreme contrast between strokes and the way it uses simple, round forms in some of its letters, giving it a peppy and playful feel. The name Sho comes from the Japanese and it reflects the Japanese art of writing. Thus, the main concept of this series of posters is to combine both the western (Germany) and eastern (Japan) cultures. Basically, I have used a simple palette of strong, intense colors to reinforce the strength of my design, producing a striking, eyecatching, traditional oriental yet contemporary feeling for my viewers. The main colors used for the designs are red, yellow, green and black. Red, yellow and black symbolize Germany because these are the colors that appear on their national flag. Red and yellow also symbolize the traditional Japanese culture. Green symbolizes the harmonious interactions between the East and the West.