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SLIC3D

is a fully 3D-printed book that explores and documents the 3D-printing process beyond its immediate use case for rapid-prototyping/object manufacturing — as a tool for graphic-making and re-examining the material properties of a ‘book’. Part of hyperpress.

Envisioned as TPU loose-leaves in a bound format, SLIC3D reimagines pages of a book as slices of a designed (printed) object and explores additive printing in place of traditional planographic processes. By manipulating the slicer software’s parameters/settings and physical interventions during the print process, graphics were created using open-source 3D models and the software’s generative support forms. (Credits — File/set-up assistance: Vu Long, Nigel Tan & Chloe Tan)

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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)