So I tried to make a bauhaus typeface of my name and an simple bauhaus-ish Kandinsky-ish poster.
To be honest, I think that a lot of design in Singapore like the whole minimalist idea? A lot of shapes, a lot of lines and a lot of block colours.
At this point of my research, I’m a bit vexed. I resorted to reading a particular book for inspiration. The book is called “flows and counterflows globalisation in contemporary art” and it talks about contemporary art that is affected by globalisation. In the first chapter, Art and Nomad, it was described that there were two forms of art that was influenced by the process of globalisation: the ones that work around the globalised world through ease of travel, and the ones that work within the globalised world through the ease of import and export. I looked towards contemporary art because I was struggling looking for a visual representation on the idea of the globalised world.
I was drawn to the Storage Piece by Haegue Yang that examined the commodification of objects within art and Walead Beshty’s large FEDex sculptures that showed the effect of objects traversing the globe via courier services.
Moving forward, while thinking about these fragilities, I had to remind myself that despite all globalisations, I needed to stay true to my idea of pushing trade within a globalised framework. Soooo I looked at trade show designs to see what people did for trade shows.
The last 3 showcases the converging of ideas and shapes. In terms of visual representation, I want to show the traversing ideas to Singapore for Design Week, making it both literal and figurative.