Gallery & Co. seeks to democratise art and design through collaborations with Singaporean and international brands, artists and designers. The Artist Project invites a diverse mix of creative talents across the fields of art, graphic design and illustration to craft a visual response to a given theme.
“Siapa Nama Kamu?” or, “What is your name?” in Malay, is the title of the inaugural exhibition at the DBS Singapore Gallery. As the history of art in Singapore moves towards the future, it becomes clear that this story is hardly finished.
The products in this first exclusive capsule collaboration are usable and wearable forms of art created by artists and designers as a contemporary take on what Singapore means to them.
About the Artist
Push—Press is a Risograph printing press based in Singapore, running a 2-drum Risograph MZ 770 Duplicator. We are particularly interested in exploring the aesthetic, ideological, and technical potential of a Risograph for purposes of self-publication and production of small to medium-run printed matter in this part of the world.
Rationale: We love Housing Development Board (HDB) flats for their brutal aesthetic, use of concrete and their functional role in the building of Singapore’s social fabric. However, we also feel the beauty of HDB flats have often been marred by a gaudy (mis)use of colour.
As a response, we designed a set of 3 posters to be printed with 3 different LPI settings inbuilt in the Risograph, resulting in varying sizes of ‘little red dots’. The resulting prints highlight the brutal and monolithic qualities of the flats, and were deliberately used off a Creative Commons license to acknowledge the democratic nature of the Risograph and its roots in punk/DIY/political culture and zines.
29 x 42 cm 3 designs available Limited edition of 20 pieces per design
This poster is printed using the risograph technique.