10-Year Challenge

The 10-year challenge that needs our attention.

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National Reading Day 2018 Video Challenge

A poster we did for the National Reading Day 2018 Video Challenge.

This video challenge is open to all students enrolled in a MOE-registered institute of higher learning and the closing date for entries is 30 April 2018.

To enter the competition, participants have to make a short film on their reading journey, their campus’ reading culture and how to promote reading widely. The video could be about their favourite book, why they love reading, where they love to read, what they love about their (school or public) library or how they would promote reading to their friends! The video should be between 30 secs and 2 minutes in length. Winning entries stand to win cash prizes. Go to www.nationalreadingmovement.sg for all the details!


Happy lunar new year 2018!

It's time to toss some Yu Sheng.

Wishing all a happy and prosperous lunar new year!

Wishing all a happy and prosperous lunar new year! Have a great long weekend and enjoy your holiday!

When client says just a few 'minor' changes

The Star Wars fever rages on.

Beware when the client says it's just a few 'minor' changes lol

I find your lack of design sense disturbing

As Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in cinema this week, here's a Star Wars related post to bring a smile to your face. Star Wars fans will understand this :p

Printing of DC Posters

We have some beautiful DC comics posters in our office last week as our associate Gallant Printing were involved in the printing of posters for DC Appreciation Day that was held at Downtown East on the 4th and 5th of November.

Man of Steel.

Aquaman in his classical suit.

Harley Quinn and Joker.

A nice black and white print on uncoated paper.

Hot off the press!

Everything ready for delivery!

Storydrive Asia 2017

We are helping our friends at the Singapore Book Publishers Association to spread the word! And we have a piece of good news for you at the end of this blog.

Organised by the Singapore Book Publishers Association and Frankfurter Buchmesse, StoryDrive Asia 2017 is a good opportunity to meet the key business players in the region, to update yourself on the latest insight on change and transformation in the industry, and to learn about exciting development and opportunities in the fast-moving (and growing) publishing markets in Asia. The conference will be held in the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) from 13 to 14 November 2017.

Aside from business matching and pitching sessions for authors and creators, StoryDrive Asia also offers training modules in structuring and presenting proposals, rights sales, new digital workflows, and turning your books into film ideas.

Features Speakers:

  • Christiane Frohmann, publisher, Frohmann Publishing, Germany
  • Isabelle Fauvel, film development expert, founder of Initiative Film, France
  • Michael Healy, Copyright Clearance Centre, US
  • Guang Xi Normal University Press, China
  • Kathrin Wessling, author, social media expert, online journalist, Germany
  • Minakshi Thakur, Publisher, Language Division, Westland Publications, an Amazon company

Standard ticket is $390 for the two day event but here's an opportunity to get the tickets at $120. Key in the discount code “ACASInvites” to qualify for the discount, courtesy of Association of Comic Artists (Singapore).

Tickets can be purchased on the official website: www.storydriveasiasg.com

Downtown Line 3 to open on 21 October 2017

Downtown Line 3 is opening on 21 Oct 2017 and commuters will get to travel for free along the 34 DTL stations on that day and the following day.

This video is not commissioned by the Land Transport Authority or the Downtown Line operator SBS Transit. This is a sample we submitted as part of our proposal to client. It’s a self-initiated brief and since Downtown Line 3 (DTL3) is opening soon, we decided to do a video that promotes the opening of DTL3 and the free travel on 21 and 22 October 2017.

The initial idea was to show the visuals of the 16 soon to be open MRT stations in the video. But one of our designers Skip suggest the concept of taking the viewer through the entire Downtown Line journey since the free travel is on that entire network. The best way to show it is to use the DTL3 network map. To give a local flavour, we added a Singlish slang at the end of the video. The translation of the Singlish slang was added as an afterthought for those who do not understand its meaning or to satisfy the purist.

Ani-Com and Games Convention 2017

Ani-Com and Games Convention in Hong Kong (ACGHK), happening from 28 July to 1 Aug 2017. The event took place at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. At ACGHK, the range of exhibits include animation, comics, games, toys and collectibles.

You also get to see Hong Kong iconic places and architecture in the from of Lego. There’s also an interesting contest. Guess the total number of Lego minifigures used in the exhibition and stand to win a travel package to Japan.

There are plenty of photo taking opportunities. And with a Nissin cup noodle because Iron Man and Optimus Prime is too mainstream.

Talking about mainstream, there’s your Marvel and DC superheroes. Thor, Hulk, Spiderman, Iron Man, Wonder Woman, Batman and Superman are the main spotlight as their movies were either released this year or are going to hit cinemas soon.

If you are not a fan of superhero movies, there are also figurines from other movies. The usual suspects like Star Wars, Transformers etc.

The Hong Kong Society of Illustrators have secured an area for their members, and this is the place to be if you are looking for local flavour.

Dragon Tiger Gate or Long Hu Men (龙虎门) is an iconic Hong Kong comic. This title was made into a live action movie in 2006, starring Donnie Yen, Nicholas Tse and Shawn Yue.

Look, there’s the lovable Doraemon and the irritating Shin Chan. We are not sure if we should censored the elephant but it looked innocent enough.

Of course, there’s plenty of  stuff for Japanese anime and manga fans.

There’s lots of Gundam models around, and below is just a small faction of what was exhibited.

For more information, you can go to Ani-Com and Games Hong Kong official site.