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An Open Letter to Professor Emeritus Tan Sr...

Jun 19, 2015Comments off5594 Views

By Rachel Leow. First published in The Malaysian Insider, 15 April 2015. Dear Professor Khoo, You may not remember me and anyway, if you saw me today you probably wouldn’t recognise me. I was just a young student back then,

Dossier: The State Of Design In Malaysia

Apr 09, 2015Comments off6363 Views

The by-invitation roundtable discussion was chaired by Prof. Helmut Lueckenhausen and attended by board members of ico-D, Indigo Ambassadors, business and design educators, design associations and the executive committee members of wREGA. It is a discourse on

Visibility as Power – Mascot, Logo, and I...

Feb 26, 2014Comments off7754 Views

Competing Visibilities (Part 2): Visibility as Power – Mascot, Logo, and Installation By Tan Zi Hao, 2013 To make oneself apparent is to demonstrate one’s prospect of power. Even a suggestive appearance of power is greater than

The Politics of Colour

Jul 22, 2013Comments off5313 Views

Competing Visibilities (Part 1) – The Politics of Colour By Tan Zi Hao, 2013 Protestors dressed in yellow, green, red, orange, and black for Himpunan Kebangkitan Rakyat #KL112, held on 12 January 2012. Photo credit: themalaysianinsider.com Colour

Code of Professional Conduct

Apr 09, 2013Comments off2159 Views

wREGA’s Code of Professional Conduct is a guide of professional practice for graphic design in Malaysia. It is an ethical standard which are accepted by all members of wREGA to instill integrity and to demonstrate respect of

Unravelling the story of Graphic Design in ...

Feb 26, 2013Comments off18792 Views

A glimpse into the story of Graphic Design in Malaysia through the periods of colonialism, occupation and emergency. This article was written for Kuala Lumpur Design Week 2010.

The History of Malaysian Flag Design

Feb 17, 2013Comments off3997 Views

The history and design chronology of the Jalur Gemilang

Yellow is the colour of…

Feb 18, 2012Comments off2228 Views

Colours have always embodied symbolic and emotive meanings, whether in art, religion, politics or culture.

The Old Wooden Church

Dec 03, 2010Comments off1988 Views

I am an old wooden church. You might even stroll past me without even a second glance. For if you look at me now, you might think I am nothing much to shout about. But I am

The forgotten women warriors of the Malayan...

Jun 02, 2010Comments off13086 Views

Adrianna Tan examines the case of the women warriors of the Malayan Communist Party.