News / September 20, 2019
The jungalow aesthetic as popularised by artist, blogger, and entrepreneur Justina Blakeley has gained many fans over the recent years, and even as design trends have ebbed and flowed, the concept of bringing the beauty of the wild outdoors indoors continues to appeal to many; foregrounding pressing issues like sustainability and climate change. In recognising the role that flora has played since time memorial as a means of contemplation, a source of ideation, and the subject matter of memorable creative endeavours around the world, Botanical Inspiration is a compelling collection of nature in art and illustration by some of the best talents today, featuring various techniques, mediums, and styles to intrigue and inspire.
News / July 23, 2019
BRANDLife: Restaurants & Bars
What makes a restaurant or bar worth 5 stars? Besides the impeccable quality of F&B served and warm hospitality by staff, its visual identity and interior design also play a crucial role in ensuring that your dining and drinking experience is a welcoming and memorable one – whether it is your first visit or not. Our latest edition of BRANDLife looks into the most effective and eye-catching graphics and spatial solutions for some of the best restaurants and bars around the world with the power to transport its patrons to another time and place.
News / May 21, 2019
MATERIAL MATTERS: Wood/Metal/Paper/Stone
Whether they are used as a point of reference or the medium of creation itself, materials are integral to artists and designers who seek to explore fresh outcomes, experiment with new techniques, and elicit distinct responses from their audiences. Our new MATERIAL MATTERS series showcases stunning creative interpretations of some of the most common materials around us – namely wood, metal, paper, and stone – by exploring the compelling ways with which their unique characteristics can be cleverly drawn upon or thoughtfully transformed to shape the outcome of an art or design project.
News / March 02, 2019
Inspired by letterpress printing and childlike observations, The Typefaces by Scott Lambert are simply faces in type. Besides offering young readers a unique and compelling means to learn the alphabet, this award-winning book also sets out to encourage people to look at familiar things in different ways and elicit delight in new discoveries. In Scott’s own words, The Typefaces is for the designer in every child, and the child in every designer.
News / February 16, 2019
One Year in New York
What is it like to live for One Year In New York? Darcel Disappoints tells it like it is in our upcoming release by renowned artist and illustrator Craig Redman, whose semi-autobiographical creation has been making waves online and offline for over a decade. Experience the highs and lows of life in the Big Apple through his cynical, comical, and all-too-relatable diary-style musings on the euphoric, the mundane, and everything else in between.
News / February 04, 2019
The last few years have been encouraging and exciting for women around the world. While there is a lot more work to be done in the creative industry when it comes to diversity and representation, more talents are being seen as more voices are being heard. In recognising all their amazing work and how far they have come, DESIGN(H)ERS celebrates some of the top women in design today by featuring their personal experiences, work, and dreams. With a foreword by Roanne Adams of RoAndCo Studio and interviews by luminaries Jessica Walsh from Sagmeister & Walsh, Verònica Fuerte of HEY, Yah-Leng Yu of Foreign Design Policy Group, and Hattie Stewart, it is an inspiring visual time capsule that captures the distinctive aesthetics and aspirations of the best in their fields, as we work towards a future where success is no longer defined by gender.
News / November 16, 2018
ON THE ROAD TO VARIABLE
Technology has made the world of typography more exciting than before. While the legacies of classical type designers will always be respected and revered, the 2016 update to the OpenType specification online has paved the way for the new generation of digitally-savvy creatives to explore and experiment with new fonts across mediums. Curated and written by renowned design agency TwoPoints.Net, ON THE ROAD TO VARIABLE will showcase an inspiring array of projects and interviews with those who fearlessly push the boundaries and embrace the new frontier of type – the future of graphic design.
News / November 08, 2018
BRANDLife: Concept Stores & Pop-ups
There is more to a concept store or pop-up than the products on display. Although they differ in lifespans and technical definitions, both spaces serve to form, nurture, and strengthen brand-customer connections in meaningful ways that cannot be done solely online. In our upcoming release under the popular BRANDLife series, find out how discerning studios around the world are creating authentic and delightful retail experiences through cleverly-designed visual identities and interiors; resulting in robust eco-systems built upon philosophy, style, and possibilities.
News / October 24, 2018
Social media has made photography an essential and highly accessible means of expression for individuals and businesses alike. For brands looking to make a big impact in the digital realm, the smallest of details within a single frame can matter in attracting and engaging audiences from all around the world.
INSTA-PERFECT showcases some of the most stunning work on Instagram today by the creative movers and shakers who excel at compelling compositions, beautifully stylised sets, and clever aesthetical concepts. It also captures the voices of visual experts who offer insightful tips for producing eye-catching images with the power to stop viewers from simply scrolling on by.
News / October 24, 2018
Identity design plays an integral part in shaping the entire experience of a festival or fair even though it is often overlooked. As the first point of contact for potential visitors, it has to convey the right energy and emotion to attract the right crowd in addition to containing all the relevant content.
Graphic Fest shines the spotlight on distinctive identities that successfully express the essence of new and recurring festivals and fairs in creative ways. From logo and type design to environmental settings and custom applications, it is an informative and inspiring resource book that showcases the comprehensive and systematic approach designers and organisers take to bring events to life.
News / October 02, 2018
Flora & Fauna
Creative people are often known to seek inspiration from nature. Besides providing the setting for ideation and imagination, it is a canvas full of complex shapes and lines interwoven with each other, countless varieties of colour palettes, as well as diverse tones and textures that set distinct moods and atmospheres.
Flora & Fauna explores the ways with which these timeless elements have been re-interpreted and incorporated into modern branding and design work. Spanning a wide range of project types such as logos, icons, packaging and print ads, it showcases a world of creativity as diverse as nature itself.
News / September 18, 2018
ZOOM: An Epic Journey through Circles / Squares / Triangles
The ZOOM series takes young readers on epic journeys that begin from the tiniest of details to the limits of the imagination through delightful illustrations filled with shapes. As they follow simple die cuts, every new page reveals a small twist to the story and a slightly expanded view of the world; hinting at how fun and full of possibilities new perspectives can be. Peppered with questions that promote interactivity, each ZOOM book is bound to make story time more interesting and playful for parents and children alike.
News / July 09, 2018
Up & Down
From the top of a castle in a distant land to the depths of the cold Arctic ocean, Up & Down splits the world into simple contrasts that will intrigue budding little explorers. Packed with beautifully illustrated details that showcase the diversity of our surroundings including some fun fictional environments like a witch’s lair, each of the 20 scenes in this book features 20 or more labelled objects for young readers to expand their vocabulary while developing an eye for detail as well as a sense of wonder about what is around them.
News / June 29, 2018
CITIx60: San Francisco
From the rainbow-hued Castro district to the ultra-trendy Haight-Ashbury enclave, San Francisco’s distinctive neighbourhoods fuse and fuel a colourful culture that celebrates diversity. Jacketed in an illustrated city map by Andrea Nguyen, CITIx60: San Francisco gives you a good, varied taste of what the creative hub has to offer. Endorsed by 60 local ambassadors, all known for their accomplishments in the creative industry, the 60 hangouts list architectural and art spaces, shops and markets, as well as dining and nightime activities; accompanied by Google Maps QR codes, top tips, and useful app recommendations to ease your trip.
News / June 12, 2018
Mix & Rub: People
It’s time to play dress-up with a weird, wacky, and wonderful twist!
Pair random faces with random outfits to create up to 400 crazy characters, then use coloured pencils or crayons to rub over the textures on a thin sheet of paper. The more ridiculous the mix, the better! Make up funny stories to go with their styles, or add as many doodles around them as you like. Mix & Rub: People is a fun homage to simple games from the past that did not require much more than a rich imagination.
News / May 04, 2018
A to Z
Curious about how your name came to be, or what it actually means? Featuring colourful illustrations by award-winning art director and designer Lio Yeung, A to Z depicts the imaginary adventures of over 200 alphabetical characters from the most popular names of our time.
Besides added inspiration for parents-to-be with a library of close to 500 name meanings, this book provides children with a unique way to learn more about the world around them without having to take life too seriously!