We are an outfit based in Singapore, offering art direction and graphic design services to commercial and cultural fields. Working at the intersection of print and motion, we believe in an inquisitive approach for each and every project. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow us on Instagram.
Our works have been selected by international design exhibitions like the Graphic Design Festival Scotland,
13th Golden Bee Moscow Biennale, and 28th Brno Biennial of Graphic Design; by organisations such as
Art Directors' Club Switzerland and Society of Typographic Arts Chicago (STA 100); and shown in art institutions such as CCA Derry~Londonderry and Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore.
A wider sample of work in PDF format is available via request.
Karaoke Court is a work of art by artist Jack Tan as part of his solo exhibition How to do things with rules at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) Singapore in 2015. Karaoke Court was first produced at The Gowlett Pub in Peckham, South London, in 2014, and then later at The Yard Theatre, London in 2016. Inspired by the Arctic Inuit and Eskimo tradition of 'song duels', Tan invites pairs of contestants to participate in a singing performance to resolve their disputes. Taking place within festive occasions, litigants present grievances to the entire community for judgment in the form of humorous and satirical songs.
The identity of Karaoke Court is inspired by the visual tropes of local getai and Karaoke Television (KTV) bars that are common sight in Singapore. The main visual element - spikes/starbursts, draws parallels from the festive disco-esque lights with the idea of conflict and hostility.
Karaoke Court (London, Glasgow, Beijing & Hong Kong) Art Direction & Design: Darius Ou
Karaoke Court (Singapore) Art Direction & Design: Darius Ou, Melvin Tan