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Unfettered ink: The Writings of Chen Chong Swee

'Unfettered ink: The Writings of Chen Chong Swee' is a compilation of anecdotes, discourses and essays penned by the fame Nanyang-style watercolour artist spanning over 30 years.

Idea 'Unfettered ink' is a 30-year compilation of essays by the fame Nanyang-style watercolour artist. The book is designed to highlight Chen Chong Swee's art as a visual extension to his literary depth. A sliver of his art is progressively printed on the edge of each page. When the reader presses to flip the book, the bled artwork becomes visible.

This gesture expresses, unfettered by medium, the intimate relationship between his art and the thoughts he penned.

Dual-language The book comes in both English and Chinese languages, which allow a second piece of his artwork to be printed on the overside.

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