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Internationally acclaimed Indonesian artist Arkiv Vilmansa debuts in Singapore with his solo exhibition, One or Nothing, a graphical take on Singapore’s relentless pursuit of being number one. Singapore's first designer toy-inspired exhibition ‘One or Nothing’ is a series of twelve paintings that are based on uniquely Singaporean icons. The exhibition invites art and toy enthusiasts to explore the distinct Singaporean way of living through the perspective of an international artist. Arkiv's signature style incorporates fluid and curvaceous lines paired with bright vivid colours which is seen in many of his paintings. ‘Arkiv Instant’, his first vinyl toy figurine, is also one of his most recognised works. The exhibition runs at the FLABSLAB gallery at One Commonwealth from 16 November to 30 November. >>
By Invite Only™ presents its inaugural pop-up store at Nana & Bird with jewellery pieces that sums the year, yet welcomes the future. From all-time favourite pieces of the Nature//Nurture series that feature eye-catching crystals and stones, to new arrivals yet to reach stores, there is something for everyone. 26th & 27th November.
11am to 6pm. Nana & Bird. Blk 79 Chay Yan Street #01-02, Singapore, Singapore 160079. >>
Wake Me Up Music, Singapore's premium indie record label, is taking a long long nap after more than a decade of contribution to the Singaporean music scene. Before we take that nap, let's bring back the old times and have one hell of a party! The two-day show will feature current and past Wake Me Up Music bands and also other bands who have been such great friends to us. This will probably be the LAST TIME you'll see bands like Surreal, Sky in Euphoria, Vertical Rush, Marchtwelve, My Squared Circle and Pension State come together for a show like this. Show Details: Venue - Home Club (20 Upper Circular Road) Date & Time - 10 December 2011 (Sat): 8.00pm-10.00pm 11 December 2011 (Sun): 4.30pm-10.00pm Charge - $10 for 2-Day Pass (Tickets sold at door) >>
I have had a xanga, a livejournal, a few tumblrs, and this, is functioning on wordpress which was imported from blogspot. Which blogging platform should you be using then?
A good CMS and easy to customise for those with mid level HTML knowledge. It has a hosts of e-Commerce plugins like Shopify or WooCommerce if you need to integrate them into your website. It has also a lot of wordpress themes to choose from—Portfolio, eCommerce, eMagazine or corporate.
The downside is that the default templates aren’t that fanciful.
I had previous used Tumblr for microsites that just need a one page site to hold all the news and updates. It’s not the easiest to customise but the default templates to choose from are decent looking though the archives are often dreadful to navigate around.
The good side is it has its own little community and ‘share on your own tumblr’ button.
I haven’t used this yet but I have seen people having it here and there.
More beautiful with a focus in writing experience and opinions instead of a website and anything else. Seems like it’s going for the personalised page like it’s your Facebook instead of personalised the look and feel.
Can a passport be more than just a travel document that is secure and highly controlled?
With complex concoction of invisible inks, special fibres, laminated holograms or a cardstock used for passport covers that only comes in the hues of four colours—red, green, blue, and black, can it be designed to impress or to sell your country landscape and scenery other than just having a representation of icons on the cover or montages of national symbols in an 18th-century style?
Perhaps we should take a cue from Norway having their passport designed by Oslo-based Neue Design Studio three years ago. With UV inks and abstracted landscapes to make it stylish and atrractive.
There’s also the Swiss passport designed by Geneva artist Roger Pfund in 2003 where we can find embossed crosses across the cover and the inside spreads resembling stamp design fronted with psychedelic shapes.
Or Finland, making their pages into an flip-book of a walking elk, was released in 2012.
The idea to play with people’s minds. To create an eye-catching optical illusion that would make people sit up and take notice. With the objects hidden in plain sight the mind needs to work at the image. To separate the foreground from the background. And to appreciate what they eventually find…everyday items turned into works of art.
Spook Magazine is a biannual print publication. Spook operates as a space for alternative voices and a place to challenge the traditional dialogue between art and language. Public-Library introduced seemingly opposite color and typography onto an extremely flexible grid system to visually reflect and support the content from the variety of authors and artists.
The brief is to create an invitation for an event, Annual General Meeting, incorporating the club’s theme for
the year, Venture: Breaking New Grounds. This direction chosen by the club is aimed to bring about change, through bold decisions and actions.
A regular invite (4-page fold) is given a quirky twist, with the thought of wood as the main element of the final product. Hence, a tactile project was the approach chosen to compliment the theme of the year and the nature of the club. It was important to also translate the personality of the club and its members, through the execution of the project.
A Wes Anderson colour palette was adapted upon request of the club. Various forms and dimensions of wood were used, finished with two layers of wood stains. Nails and hinges are also part of the final work measuring at 160mm x 230mm x 40mm.
Ruben Pang is a full time practising artist and graduate from the Lasalle College of the Arts, Faculty of Fine Art (2010). Pang explores an intuitive method of painting. His paintings are projections of his psyche, reflecting on notions of prospect, arrival, and transformation. With no preconceived notion of how the painting should look like at its inception, Pang’s process of creation evolves with each mark added or subtracted from the painting surface.
His recent international shows include a solo exhibition, Aetheric Portraiture with Primae Noctis Art Gallery in Lugano, Switzerland and a group exhibition, Deep SEA with Primo Marella Gallery in Milan, Italy. Locally, he has exhibited and performed in the Singapore Art Museum, Lasalle College of the Art’s Praxis and Project Space, The Substation and Chan Hampe Galleries. He received the Winston Oh Travelogue Award (2010), the Georgette Chen Arts Scholarship (2009-2010), and the Lasalle Award for Academic Excellence and was a finalist in the Sovereign Asian Art Prize in 2010 and 2011.
Catch a glimpse of him and his work space in the video by The Creators Project below.