Radiant Material: A Dialogue in Vietnamese Lacquer Painting

We were engaged to conceptualise and design an essay booklet on Vietnamese lacquer painting to complement 'Radiant Material', an exhibition held in National Gallery Singapore.

Idea Vietnamese lacquer painting are long famed for their intricate layering techniques. This quality is expressed as successive sheets of cover on the booklet. Thoughtful typesetting and grid system are carefully implemented on the inside pages, with periodical fold-outs of expansive visual to create an engaging reading rhythm.