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.

Swastika

Corporate: Annual Reports

December 23rd, 2008

A set of 3 annual reports for the TR Group (Malaysia), consisting of Malaysia Airlines, Technology Resources Industries (TRI) and Naluri Berhad. Designed to be viewed as a set or as individual reports.

Report covers

Inside pages 1

Inside pages 2

Inside spread 3

Promo: Colours Postcards

December 23rd, 2008

Everyday scenes of Malaysian life often missed by the naked eye is captured on a series of postards. Vibrant colours and shapes so often dismissed as urban noise are depicted in 5 different themes: expressions, rhythms, symbols, shapes and textures.

Postcards

Examples of the packaged postcards

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.
inside-outside1

inside-outside2

inside-outside3

Book: For 2, 3 & 5

December 3rd, 2008

This limited print A6 size book was produced in conjunction with the exhibition of drawings by Jarra Schirris. It is meant to be an intimate reflection between the drawings and the observer.

“As an indivisible combination of the masculine 3 and the feminine 2, 5 appears,…, to be a fitting number to express the union of male and female.”

Annemarie Schimmel in ‘The Mystery of Numbers’

Numbers Book Cover

Numbers Book -  spread 1

Numbers Book - spread 2

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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Meaning 2