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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’.

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. The digital files were then inserted into a physical memory storage card and embedded within one of the pages — with destruction of the physical page as the only means of file access. (Credits — File/set-up assistance: Vu Long, Nigel Tan & Chloe Tan)

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ToNewEntities

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.