The crazy-fun IAF weekend is over ! But the Illustration events continue this week with the Singapore Writers Festival. We hope last weekend was fun for everyone who attended- vendors, guests, speakers,sponsors and organisers : Thank you for making this possible ! We continue the IAF Poster highlights with an Interview with TYC or Tell Your Children, a local studio of four rebellious creators – Deon , Lydia , Kevin & Russell. The guys and gal of TYC have been making waves in the street art/fashion and Illustration scene since their debut exhibition in 2014. They’ve worked with brands like MTV Asia and Facebook Singapore. Dan talks to the guys to find out more !
We’re a few hours away from IAF 2016, and today’s highlight is Teresa Lim ! ( Also known as Teeteeheehee )
Teresa is an OIC regular and multi-talented Illustrator. A LASALLE College of the Arts graduate, Teresa’s combination of skills in pattern design, embroidery and Illustration mixed with creative ideas and serious hard work has made her a creative powerhouse in our industry with over 62,000 followers on Instagram. Yet she remains humble and continues to work hard (making us look bad )- she conducts workshops, live illustration sessions, commissions for big fashion labels like Gucci, creates powerful personal projects that become overnight internet sensations, all this and teach violin classes ! She’s mad !
Christopher Chai is a graduate with a BFA in Illustration from the School Of Visual Arts. Known across the land for his intense line work and patience. Since graduating he’s been working with local powerhouse – Kult, but now he’s gone full ronin in pursuit of perfect balance of black strokes and negative space. We traveled deep into the forests of Upper Thomson to meet Chris to discuss what keeps this mad man awake and drawing non-stop.
Today’s Poster and Illustrator interview is the with very talented and award winning Esther Goh ! Esther has been making waves in the Illustration scene since transitioning into a independent Illustrator – we’ve been huge fans since. Her work on the Lien Foundation Annual Report with Agency Couple, was a stunning piece of comic art and a beautiful project with narratives that could only be brought to life with her illustrations. She’s worked with clients like Ikea, Esquire magazine and you definitely recognise her vibrant sushi illustrations for Maki-San ! We knew we had to have a chat with her to find out more ! ( editor note : this interview took place awhile back but it made sense to post it now together the amazing poster she’s done for IAF )
OIC artist Jing Hu has a series of paintings featured in the exhibition, “The Lust for Art”, curated by Art Fellas Gallery, running from 19 to 28 August 2015. We catch up with her at the opening night of the show at Ion Art gallery. (more…)
In OIC – we try to encourage everyone here do their part to make our illustrating life in Singapore interesting and vibrant. We love to hear our members share about what they have learned and what inspires them too. Kaiyee is a fulltime illustrator and has been actively volunteering in OIC whenever he can through helping at our events and also reaching out to international illustrators that he admires on his own to request for interviews and network with them.
In case you missed the recent talk by the super awesome Victo Ngai, check out this short video of the interview we did before the evening talk session at Ogilvy Singapore. We had a wonderful time getting to know Victo and showing her around Singapore.
FSc is a Singaporean comic book artist and has created several alternative comic books, including A Lost Stock of Children, Zeet, Nightmares & Fairy Tales, MuZz, etc. She was one of my biggest inspirations when I was just starting out to draw and I’m really excited to present this interview with her!