Death in the Mouth
is a horror anthology showcasing BIPOC and other ethnically marginalised writers and artists from around the world, featuring prose stories exploring new and unique manifestations of horror.
Curated and edited by Sloane Leong and Cassie Hart, the anthology explores manifestations of dread, grief, and anxiety; embodiments of mania and displacements of faith; transgressions of the body, the spirit, and the community. The title was inspired by Hawaiian proverb: “I ka ‘ōlelo ke ola, i ka ‘ōlelo ka make“, which translates to: “There is life in the mouth and death in the mouth” Exploring the visceral horror of the offending, the transgression of form, language and meanings, the title lettering defies western classification as neither serif nor sans serif; with appendages impaling/corrupting one another as an amalgamated mess. Also featured is an alternate proposal of the title graphic, an ambigram iteration. (Credits — 3D render and sequences: w/ Vu Long; Original soundtrack: Monkey+Dog)
is a creative studio that builds media worlds. With a focus on arts and cultural development, the studio celebrates imagination and creativity while leveraging on new media technologies to unveil new perspectives towards visual culture.
The identity of ToNewEntities (TNE) is a visual embodiment of its aspirations. Inspired by creation myths, the logotype is envisioned as an object-in-motion, churning and forming something new, otherworldly. The type renders itself typographically inside its letters’ counter-spaces and apertures, lines set within text leading — reflecting the studio’s operational interests in the latent spaces/gaps, blank states, unexplored potentialities. As a nod to TNE’s interests in pop culture as well as corporate cultures, the studio’s brand manual is designed with card album sleeve covers and inserts — highlighting the parallels between trading game cards and business cards as collected objects for different games of trade.