ABOUT THIS PROJECT
‘Locale’ required us to pick a site to explore, quantitatively and qualitatively, its unique and interesting features. Part I of the project was to create a visually engaging presentation on our site, whereas Part II was to curate our materials to create a zine with abstract elements, about our location.
My choice of site was the Japanese Cemetery Park, an overlooked historical site in Singapore that was a site I often visited in JC for research. It houses Japanese tombs from the Japanese community that lived in Singapore before the war, as well as the Japanese war dead.
PART I – PRESENTATION
For the actual ppt file go here! You’ll be able to see all the neat transitions: https://tinyurl.com/nikis-graph-form
Do take note that the file size is kinda large: 211.6 MB. I’d turn it into a PDF but it was monstrous. Past 900MB kind of monstrous 🙁
PART II – ZINE
For the zine I decided to concentrate on the historical aspects of the site, and designed each spread to be a different time period, with a different focus on unique Japanese visual elements of the Park.
- First spread: Pre-war era
- Karayuki in their kimonos, with kamon crests overlaid as patterns
- Second spread: Wartime
- War monuments erected in the park
- Third spread: Post-war era
- The prayer hall (mido) and flowers in the park
Presentation process work
Zine process work