Member News November 15, 2016
An ADC Member helps to launch a colorful movement in Singapore.
by Lauren Festa
These days may be over, but if our Paper Expo has anything left to prove, it’s that we clearly love paper. That’s why we are excited to share this project from ADC Member Yanda (Do Not Design) who helped to curate a paper show for the Colorplan launch in Singapore through RJ Paper and K+, featuring the work of 6 artists and 50 design studios. In conjunction with Kinetic Singapore and hosted by Scotts Square, K+ showcases artists who ‘peddle the extraordinary, things that tickle the imagination, brands that stand out from the bland.’
Until 20 November 2016, K+ is excited to introduce Colorplan, an iconic range of premium colored papers and boards beloved worldwide by the design industry. This exhibition celebrates the launch of British paper company G. F Smith’s remarkable range of paper in Southeast Asia. “When RJ Paper approached us with the idea of creating something that could inspire not only the creative industry but also the general public… We knew that this was an incredible opportunity. We wanted to show off the range and versatility of Colorplan so that everyone can also embark on their own creative projects,” says Carolyn Teo, co-founder of Kinetic Singapore and K+.
“Colorplan is well-known for its range of colors but really, at the very foundation of it all is simple, beautiful paper. The paper itself is incredible to touch and hold.”
In keeping with this revolutionary spirit, K+ has invited six local artists and 50 design studios to explore the limitless possibilities of paper. The K+ Colorplan exhibition is not only devoted to color and creativity itself, but also the seeking of color and paper’s place in the context of modern Singapore society. The main exhibition curated by Yanda (Do Not Design) features six creatives: Lekker Architects, Modular Unit, Ng Si Han, Rachele Ho, Rae Lim, and Tina Fung. Each installation will be a conversation between design and craft that showcases the variety of colors and weights of Colorplan. First created in 1972 inspired by the explosion of color in popular culture, Colorplan changed the landscape of printed communications. Years later, it’s become bigger and more beautiful, as the photos above demonstrate.