Bambook

Novum Design Award
WINNER

GOLDEN

Digital Art and Graphic Design Category

in

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2021

Project Title

Bambook

Project Function

Book

Project Location

Singapore

Project Tags

Graphic Design; Book Design

Office Name

Designing Cultures Studios

Team Members

Jesvin Yeo

Office Link

Copyrights

Designing Cultures Studios

Project Description

In the age of the e-book, the 225-strip bamboo book offers a different take on scrolling text. It deliberately adopts the form of an ancient Chinese scroll (4.35 meters in length), which allows for the depiction of a continuous narrative. Tradition and culture are symbols of thought, and it is important to pass them on to our younger generation. Thus, this book aims to serve as a platform for a better understanding of cultural materials and to provide our next generation with a delightful capture of the long-lost tradition of reading a bamboo scroll book.

This limited edition introduces the symbolic imagery of Hokkien architectural style temples. It combines illustrations and incisive texts about specific symbols and representative images of 3 centuries-old temples built between the 18th and 19th centuries. Each article explains the meaning, myths and materials of these symbolic images.

The lack of bamboo, the use of a laser machine to achieve small details and 6-point text and the right thread to support the weight of the book (about 4 kg) are challenges to be overcome in book production. Mainly by hand, each book takes five days to complete.

Project Link

Image Credits

Jesvin Yeo

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DESIGN SCORE:      /100

93

GOLDEN

Novum Design Award Winner in

2021