Wykidd Song to design jackets for Apec leaders
When United States President Barack Obama attends the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) meetings in Singapore next month, he will be decked out in a jacket designed by home-grown fashion designer Wykidd Song. Song, who was behind the design label Song+Kelly, will create an Apec jacket for the leaders, who include Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama and Chinese President Hu Jintao.
4 Singapore architectural projects win at IAA09
The International Architecture Awards, the only global award of its kind, gave out four awards to Singapore projects by local architectural firms this year. LOOK Architects received two awards for the Bishan Public Library and the Alexandra Arch and Forest Walk, while SCDA Architects received an award for Masuzawa House and WOHA Designs for Newton Suites. These Singapore firms came out tops from out of a record number of entries from locations as wide-ranging as Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Americas.
The Monocle Singapore Survey 2009
Singapore was featured in Monocle's September supplement, "The Monocle Singapore Survey 2009", focusing on "the rise of a new class of young, globally minded entrepreneurs" and the government's role in cultivating the creative industries. The supplement features local designers from various fields such as branding, graphic design, fashion design, furniture design and architecture...
2 Yellow Pencils for Singapore in D&AD 2009
Two Yellow Pencils were awarded to local design firm, WORK Advertising, at this year's prestigious D&AD Awards. Out of 20,000 pieces of judged works, WORK's issue of WERK No. 16: Joe Magee Special won the awards in the categories "Graphic Design/Catalogues & Brochures" and "Illustration/Magazine & Newspaper Design". The issue, WERK No. 16: Joe Magee Special, is a collaboration between Joe Magee and Theseus Chan in a presentation of Magee's works...
Singapore, Bangkok dominate Creative Brief rankings
The year's most awaited, most debated list is out: the Campaign Brief Asia Creative Rankings. Ogilvy & Mather senior art director Adrian Chan leads the pack this year, followed by Saatchi Singapore ECD Richard Copping (#3 last year) and BBH CD Ashidiq Ghazali, Chan's former partner at Ogilvy Singapore. 1st Adrian Chan O&M Singapore 1036 ranking points 2nd Richard Copping Saatchi & Saatchi Singapore 1010 3rd Ashidiq Ghazali BBH Singapore 995 4th Sompat Trisadikun Leo Burnett Bangkok 965 5th Troy Lim O&M Singapore 943 6th Eric Yeo O&M Singapore 941 7th Noranit Yasopa Leo Burnett Bangkok 861 8th Pipat Uraporn Leo Burnett Bangkok 829 9th Jagdish Ramakrishnan BBDO Singapore 816 10th Suthisak Sucharittanonta BBDO Bangkok 798