The Part In The Story Where We Lost Count Of The Days is an artist book and monograph that reflects on the artistic practice of Singaporean artist Heman Chong. Acting as both maker of objects and facilitator of situations, Chong’s work sits at the intersection of multiple genres: visual art, performance, writing, installation and science fiction. Through commissioned texts and explanations of Chong’s selected projects, this publication seeks to engage and unravel these categories as well as to highlight their overlapping and circuitous nature.
Edited by Pauline J. Yao and designed by H55 in Singapore, The Part In The Story Where We Lost Count Of The Days features new texts by Nav Haq, Ahmad Mashadi, Claudia Pestana, and Tirdad Zolghadr, and an illustrated project index by Amanda Lee Koe.
Portfolio LAC is a periodic publication, launched to share the ideas and visions behind the new cultural center LAC (Lugano Arte e Cultura). The Portfolio also thematises the exhibitions, concerts, theater plays and events that will animate it. The second issue is dedicated to the topic of time. The cultural center, nearing completion, talks about its future through images and interviews set within the construction site. The Portfolio project is coordinated by Agenzia di Comunicazione di Lugano, CCRZ is responsible for the art direction.
The product catalogue presents the complete 2012 collection. Each product is visually represented on two conceptual levels, micro and macro. In micro, the product is photographically set in a real situation, a place in which a character is engaged in the act of writing. On the second level, macro, the close-up image is built on a flow of pens in an abstract space. Each chapter is completed with a technical sheet featuring colours and finishes. A series of illustrated inserts dedicated to the company philosophy accompany the reading of the catalogue.
The objective of this project was to create a book investigating a social or cultural phenomena. For my topic, I choose the 1992 Los Angeles Riots because of its significance to the place and culture I grew up in. The L.A. Riots took place 7 years after I was born, as a child I had no memory of the riots and had only heard stories or seen media footage of what had occurred. What I saw though had deeply disturbed me, and motivated me to investigate the underlying factors that caused this event (which included racism, poverty, media influence, L.A.P.D. corruption, etc). My goal is to integrate this book with an accompanying web platform to serve as an educational resource for Los Angeles high school students.
The book is comprised of unbound stapled signatures. Black lines throughout symbolize divisions. The images are cropped erratically and the typographic elements are brutally slammed together in relation to its neighboring elements to create a feeling of tension.
Books are made for reading.
But what if they could achieve much more?
Aequilibrium plays with the forces of water, gravity and equation. The book offers the opportunity to hold the balance in your own hands.
This book presents the human body from a lyrical point of view without using images only by using the means of typography. Each of the 15 poems deals with a single part of the body. Individual specifics in rhyme, language or structure are interpreted typographically. By doing that every poem becomes a body itself.
Le Blé is a deli restaurant, with homemade and French kitchen, offering several locations throughout the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Built in the 1920s, this shophouse used to be a book shop called The Lucky Book Store. The ground floor was the retail area, while the upper level was partitioned for storage. Behind this shophouse was a long, narrow concreted vacated land. Surrounded by 3 to 4-storey service apartments and semi-detached houses, a portion of its side faces a back lane, franked by houses on both sides.