Alina Szapocznikow: Human Landscapes, the Hepworth Wakefield
Exhibition graphics for the first UK retrospective of the work of the much-overlooked Polish artist at the Hepworth Wakefield. Exhibition design by vPPR Architects, 2017.
Halo, Interactive Wayfinding System for Croydon Council
Organised by The Architects’ Journal as a part of the borough’s £500 million Growth Zone programme, Twelve and vPPR Architects together with Whitewall Co. won the competition to develop an interactive wayfinding system for Croydon Council. With LEDs set in perforated Cor-ten steel fascia and downward light curtain, Halo is a family of devices that not only provides interactive information such as local data, weathers and local businesses, but also serves as a temporary stage for street performances. Currently under development, the first Halo is to be expected by the end of 2018.
Commissioned by Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Planning & Land Resources to design a set of map and guiding booklets. The project is to coincide with the regeneration plan of both sides of the Huangpu River. 2017
Photography Campaign for Raven H
Art direction for the launch of the smart speaker Raven H with Baidu. Product design by Raven and Teenage Engineering; Photography David Brandon Geeting, set design Gemma Tickle, styling Ali + Aniko, model Emelie Fredengren, 2017.
Raven H Motiongraphics
Working with Builders Club, a series of videos were created for the launch of Raven H in the themes of Connectivity, Waves, AI and Colours. Design and Animation by Builders Club, sound by Simon Pyke, 2017.
Identity Design for Gallery in Active Operation, Stepney Green. Inspired by Yü Bing-nan — whom created Freundschafts Antiqua in the form of bamboo pen strokes during the GDR period — we redrew and updated his early drawings as a display font.
Graphic design and web development for vPPR architects. A homage to Josef Albers and Jan Tschichold’s exploration in stencil typography, a custom font was created to reflect the geometric nature of vPPR’s works. London, 2017.
Bao London and Xu are Asian-inspired restaurants that are leading the gastronomic innovation in London. Art Direction by Bao London. Web Design & Development, London, 2017.
Imagining Architecture Beyond the End Times
The book is to capture the reflections of a generation caught between the failures of utopian thought and cynical reason, it seeks to retool old means in search of new ends; of new stars by which to navigate in an age of dis-aster, literally, an age without stars. Eight essays by Joseph Bedford, Alessandro Toti, Jaffer Kolb, Cristobal Amunategui, Ryan Neiheiser, Xristina Argyros, Bryony Roberts and Andrew Kovacs. Book Design, London, 2017.
Rowing is a contemporary art gallery in Stoke Newington, London. Identity, Web Design & Development, London, 2017.
Paragon Book Gallery
Identity Design, Beijing, 2016.
Website for the renown Kyoto-based type foundry Hiragino. Established in 1993, Hiragino offers typeface products in major East Asian scripts and several of the products are selected as the system fonts in the macOS system. Website Design & Development. Kyoto, 2016
A Brief History of Hygiene
Installation for Projects Reviews 2015, Architectural Association. Installation Design, London, 2015
Is there an Object-Oriented Architecture?
Six architects and architectural theorists gathered with philosopher Graham Harman to discuss and reflected on Harman's work in the first Architecture Exchange. Book Design, London, 2013.
Shri Kali Japan
Japanese yoga practice that offers classes, retreates and courses, and also supports Shri Kali Shram in India. Identity Design, Web Design & Development, Wakayama, 2012, updated 2017.
Architecture Studies 01
An annual publication for the Forum of Contemporary Architectural Theories, which aims to build a bridge for the cross-cultural exchange of architectural ideas and research. Book Design for Southeast University & Architectural Association, London, 2012.
A new media art studio and exhibition space in Beijing with a focus on bringing augmented and virtual reality to entertainment industries. Identity Design, 2016. Lettering generated via Metaflop.com as MF Bespoke.
Architecture Studies 02
An annual publication for the Forum of Contemporary Architectural Theories, which aims to build a bridge for the cross-cultural exchange of architectural ideas and research. Book Design for Southeast University & Architectural Association, London, 2013.
Bespoke typeface design for one of the most successful Chinese fashion brands. Typeface Design, London, 2015.
Artist-led social network for online exhibitions, portfolio and curation. Identity & Website Design, Front-end Development, London–Beijing, 2015.
The Gopher Hole
An exhibition, project space and venue co-founded by aberrant architecture and Beatrice Galilee. Its aim is to explore new ways of curating ideas in contemporary culture and to provide a forum for sharp, critical debate on the arts. Identity, Typeface and Print Design, London, 2010.
The Purple Mountain
A new theatre and drama school for children located below the famous Purple Mountain. Identity Design, Nanjing, 2016.
Silk + Satin
A London based bridal boutique crafted out of a demand for beautiful bridal wear that is distinct, beautiful and affordable. Identity Design, Web Design & Development, London, 2015.
A typeface design inspired by Two Lines English Egyptian of William Caslon IV in 1816 and the English vernacular sign writings, cut in vinyl and printed with Japanese Baren. Typeface and Book Design, London, 2008.
Identity Design for the London-based sound designer, London, 2009.
CDR aims at promoting Chinese contemporary design internationally. CDR dedicates its efforts to create an experimental and cross-disciplinary platform through both formal activities—exhibitions and lectures—and informal events—meetings and parties—to prompt discussions and dialogues. Identity and Print Design, London, 2009—2010.
The literature journal publishes bold experiments in creative nonfiction, criticism, poetry and prose. We look for writing that pushes language to its limits, if necessary to breaking point. Book & Web Design, London, 2013.
A London-based contemporary art agency, it is committed to support and promote emerging Asian artists worldwide. Identity and Print Design, Web Design & Development, London, 2008.