‘points of departure’ publication and exhibition graphics
‘Points of Departure’ is an exploration of the notion of individual and collective remembrance of the changing seascape through time by visual artist, Juria Toramae. An island nation—surrounded by the sea and one that has underwent tremondous physical changes in the landscape in the past 50 years,this reflective piece of work that will be presented as part of SG50 celebrations culminates in at a very significant moment of Singapore’s history. An artist book consolidated the images by Juria as well as compiled anecdotes and interviews collected during the project. An exhibition was also held at the National Library building, 1-28 April 2015.
As the Artist’s work takes centerstage in the publication and the exhibition, the art direction recedes into the back in subtlety. A gradually diminishing half-tone effect is applied onto the simple logotype design to reinforce the Artist’s message. This visual element presents itself at various points of the publication along the bottom edge, just as sea waves gently ebbs and flows along the shoreline.