BOOKED: Hong Kong Art Book Fair

is an annual fair presented by Tai Kwun Contemporary that celebrates art books from local and international publishers, artists, booksellers, and organisations — complemented with a programme comprising book launches, talks, workshops, displays, projects and performances.

The identity for the 2020’s edition is based on a visual motif of a U-shaped line, resembling the edge-on view of a book. The motif is interweaved typographically with the fair’s bilingual logo, and is designed to be dynamic in motion and versatile in any format, representing the celebration of books in all forms, shapes, and sizes. (Credits — Animation, Site photography: Izzul Jumat; Fair Architect: BEAU Architects)


Form & Agency

is a solo exhibition by artist Brandon Tay that explores the materiality of the digital. Presented on three stacks — the physical, the virtual, and live simulation components — the visual identity echoes the verticality of the stacks with a custom typeface and code logic. Shown in Yeo Workshop, Singapore.

The experimental variable typeface, As above, so below with elongated ascenders and descenders is capable of forming ‘vertical ligatures’, not with lateral letters but across lines of texts through stems of letterforms. This verticality is reflected through the placement of texts on edges of walls in the gallery space; of thresholds between spaces. Vertical ligatures challenging the linearity of languages; of words in lines; of thresholds between symbols and meanings. (Credits — Curator: Rafi Abdullah; Exhibition design: Amirul Nazree, set up w/ Nghia Phung; Website design and build: w/ Bảo Anh Bùi; Exhibition Photography: Jonathan Tan)