Nanyang Trilogy Restored identity, promotional materials and exhibition
Asian Film Archive
Creative and Art Director
Bryan Angelo Lim
Lim Jia Qing
Motion Graphics Designer
Programme booklet printer
Asian Film Archive (AFA) presented Nanyang Trilogy Restored in 2018 at the National Museum of Singapore. The programme included a screening the restored films of ⟪南洋三部曲⟫ (Nanyang Trilogy) for the first time, 61 years after its release, namely ⟪血染相思谷⟫ (Blood Stains – The Valley of Love), ⟪唐山阿嫂⟫ (China Wife) and ⟪椰林月⟫ (Moon Over Malaya), and an exhibition about the film and the restoration process. Produced by the Kong Ngee Company and shot in 1957 Singapore and Malaya, the films, starring the youthful idols of the time, 谢贤 (Patrick Tse Yin), 嘉玲 (Patsy Kar Ling) and 南红 (Nam Hung), appealed to the younger post-war audiences and introduced urban perspectives.
Inspired by the core of AFA’s work of film restoration, the juxtaposition of images before and after restoration expresses the timely restoration of the lost gems of Singapore’s film history while a halftone effect applied across logotype paid homage to old film and imaging technologies. As the exhibition continued to travel around various venues in Singapore throughout the year, the structures were designed as using lightweight materials such as wood and cloth panels, while the form still kept close to the concept by making reference to the pin-hole camera.