Roots

Twentyfifteen.sg

'Twentyfifteen.sg' is an independent book publishing initiative by Platform, held in conjunction with Singapore's 50th Independence Anniversary celebration in 2015. Twenty books of twenty photographers' work are curated and published over the course of two years.

Idea We were engaged to design 19 of the books out of 20. Each book shares the constraint of same print specification and production budget. Various layout treatments and typographic expressions are then explored to give each book a unique identity and design that befitting their individual photographic themes.

01. For My Son, Darren Soh

02. Our Coastline, Lim Weixiang

03. Bay of Dreams, Kevin WY Lee

04. Two People, Sean Lee

05. Made in Singapore, Tay Kay Chin

06. Singapore 1925 - 2025, Robert Zhao Renhui

07. A Little Bit of Me From Everything Else, Matthew Teo

08. Articulate, Tan Ngiap Heng

09. The Land of My Heart, John Clang

10. Senseless Spaces, Chow Chee Yong

11. The Gift Book, Ernest Goh

12. We Are Farmers, Ore Huiying

13. Singaporelang - What the Singlish?, Zinkie Aw

14. School of Hard Knocks, Bernice Wong

16. Transit, Edwin Khoo

17. Defu, Sam&Sam

18. Common Wealth, Nicky Loh

19. Roots: A Granddaughter's Belated Search, Sim Chi Yin

20. Transitions, Bryan Van Der Beek