Poster: The Swastika

December 26th, 2008

This poster was submitted for the ’Pahit Manis’ poster exhibition, at the National Art Gallery of Malaysia. The theme of the exhibition was the ambiguity of good and evil. Are they two opposites of just many shades of grey?

The swastika was not the invention of Adolf Hitler. It is in fact an ancient symbol that have appeared in many ancient cultures. This poster illustrates the many origins and incarnations of the swastika symbol which before the Nazi’s (mis)use would have stayed a benevolent symbol.

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Book: Inside Outside

December 3rd, 2008

A book representing and recreating the experience of a particular journey. Photographs and writings about the land visited, weave in and out of each other to create a multi-layered narrative. Inside and outside experiences intermingle to create a whole.
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Poster: 88

December 1st, 2008

This poster was submitted for the ‘Pahit Manis’ poster exhibition, at the National Art Gallery of Malaysia. The theme of the exhibition was the ambiguity of good and evil. Are they two opposites of just many shades of grey?

This poster draws on the language and power symbols evoke. Symbols are the most powerful communication tools that have ever existed. Because they have the ability to convey so much meaning, intent and significance in such a compact, immediately recognizable form, the effect that they have is enormous. While this number symbol has positive meaning to the Chinese community, it also has a more sinister meaning to other communities. This number symbol is one of many used by neo-nazis in their flyers; and in opening and closing greetings in letters and emails.

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