Architectural Decoration: Negotiating symbols across time and place

PrizeHonorable Mention in Other
CompanyDesigning Cultures Studio
ArtistJesvin Yeo
Design TeamResearch Team: Charissa Ho, Wong Weiloong
ClientBasheer Graphic Books

In a new age of digital-books, this publication offers a neat analogue take on scrolling through a flowing roll of texts. With a stunning array of 225 bamboo strips measuring 4.35 meters in total scroll length, interpretations are given to images that have been archived from 3 temples in Singapore, built between the 18th and 19th century, as they are given symbolic readings. As a limited-edition collection, it is designed in the form of ancient Chinese palatial scrolls, to elicit the vibes of cultural imageries, as might have been similar visceral experiences felt then, in rituals of reading and pursuits of all things cultural and meaningfully endearing.

Jesvin Yeo is a visual communication designer focused on cultural values, human experience and behaviour, and their application to cultural heritage and wellbeing. She explores new ways to spark and distil insight and addresses people’s needs through bold, optimistic design. Her cultural-related works have been published and exhibited internationally, including the Basel School of Design, Berlin Communication Museum and Taiwan Design Museum. These works have also won prestigious design awards, such as the Red Dot Award, GOOD DESIGN™ Award and iF Communication Design Award. Jesvin is the author