2019

Off Centre — A Necessary Resource publication

haresh sharma, alvin tan, qu'est-ce que c'est design, qu’est-ce que c’est design, singapore graphic design, graphic design studio, the necessary stage, singapore theatre, promotional design, identity design, off centre, mental health, gce o levels, gce n levels, literature, vinod, saloma, literature study guide, the necessary resource, singapore literature, sing lit, spark notes, laremy lee, akanksha raja, isometric perspective, birds, fly away
haresh sharma, alvin tan, qu'est-ce que c'est design, qu’est-ce que c’est design, singapore graphic design, graphic design studio, the necessary stage, singapore theatre, promotional design, identity design, off centre, mental health, gce o levels, gce n levels, literature, vinod, saloma, literature study guide, the necessary resource, singapore literature, sing lit, spark notes, laremy lee, akanksha raja, isometric perspective, birds, fly away
haresh sharma, alvin tan, qu'est-ce que c'est design, qu’est-ce que c’est design, singapore graphic design, graphic design studio, the necessary stage, singapore theatre, promotional design, identity design, off centre, mental health, gce o levels, gce n levels, literature, vinod, saloma, literature study guide, the necessary resource, singapore literature, sing lit, spark notes, laremy lee, akanksha raja, isometric perspective, birds, fly away

Client
The Necessary Stage

Creative and Art Director
Deborah Neo

Graphic Designers
Deborah Neo

Printer
First Printers

Documentation Photography
Bryan Angelo Lim
Deborah Neo
Lau Liqin

Bēhance Editorial Gallery, 14 November 2019

Off Centre, written by Haresh Sharma, was selected as the first Singaporean play to be offered as a GCE ‘O’ and ‘N’ Level literature text since 2007. Since then, the play, which explores the topic of mental illness through the characters Saloma and Vinod, has been studied and interpreted by batches of literature students in Singapore. Yet there has never been a comprehensive guide to study the text, up till now.

The Necessary Stage (TNS) responded to this need—by both teachers and students studying the text—by putting together a study resource that includes educator Laremy Lee‘s guide, journalist Akanksha Raja‘s reflection on studying Off Centre, insights from TNS’ artistic director Alvin Tan and even a Q&A section by Haresh Sharma.

The cover design follows the stylistic trajectory of the play’s book cover design, which is now familiar to the students. However, for the design of the guide, we chose to make reference to the birds that were used as a metaphoric device in the text to allude to Saloma and Vinod. The birds are set against a isometric grid pattern which, on one hand, gives a sense of depth, but on another, provide possibilities in understanding the image in different perspectives—subtly embodying what the resource aims to do.

haresh sharma, alvin tan, qu'est-ce que c'est design, qu’est-ce que c’est design, singapore graphic design, graphic design studio, the necessary stage, singapore theatre, promotional design, identity design, off centre, mental health, gce o levels, gce n levels, literature, vinod, saloma, literature study guide, the necessary resource, singapore literature, sing lit, spark notes, laremy lee, akanksha raja, isometric perspective, birds, fly away
haresh sharma, alvin tan, qu'est-ce que c'est design, qu’est-ce que c’est design, singapore graphic design, graphic design studio, the necessary stage, singapore theatre, promotional design, identity design, off centre, mental health, gce o levels, gce n levels, literature, vinod, saloma, literature study guide, the necessary resource, singapore literature, sing lit, spark notes, laremy lee, akanksha raja, isometric perspective, birds, fly away
haresh sharma, alvin tan, qu'est-ce que c'est design, qu’est-ce que c’est design, singapore graphic design, graphic design studio, the necessary stage, singapore theatre, promotional design, identity design, off centre, mental health, gce o levels, gce n levels, literature, vinod, saloma, literature study guide, the necessary resource, singapore literature, sing lit, spark notes, laremy lee, akanksha raja, isometric perspective, birds, fly away
haresh sharma, alvin tan, qu'est-ce que c'est design, qu’est-ce que c’est design, singapore graphic design, graphic design studio, the necessary stage, singapore theatre, promotional design, identity design, off centre, mental health, gce o levels, gce n levels, literature, vinod, saloma, literature study guide, the necessary resource, singapore literature, sing lit, spark notes, laremy lee, akanksha raja, isometric perspective, birds, fly away
haresh sharma, alvin tan, qu'est-ce que c'est design, qu’est-ce que c’est design, singapore graphic design, graphic design studio, the necessary stage, singapore theatre, promotional design, identity design, off centre, mental health, gce o levels, gce n levels, literature, vinod, saloma, literature study guide, the necessary resource, singapore literature, sing lit, spark notes, laremy lee, akanksha raja, isometric perspective, birds, fly away
haresh sharma, alvin tan, qu'est-ce que c'est design, qu’est-ce que c’est design, singapore graphic design, graphic design studio, the necessary stage, singapore theatre, promotional design, identity design, off centre, mental health, gce o levels, gce n levels, literature, vinod, saloma, literature study guide, the necessary resource, singapore literature, sing lit, spark notes, laremy lee, akanksha raja, isometric perspective, birds, fly away
haresh sharma, alvin tan, qu'est-ce que c'est design, qu’est-ce que c’est design, singapore graphic design, graphic design studio, the necessary stage, singapore theatre, promotional design, identity design, off centre, mental health, gce o levels, gce n levels, literature, vinod, saloma, literature study guide, the necessary resource, singapore literature, sing lit, spark notes, laremy lee, akanksha raja, isometric perspective, birds, fly away
haresh sharma, alvin tan, qu'est-ce que c'est design, qu’est-ce que c’est design, singapore graphic design, graphic design studio, the necessary stage, singapore theatre, promotional design, identity design, off centre, mental health, gce o levels, gce n levels, literature, vinod, saloma, literature study guide, the necessary resource, singapore literature, sing lit, spark notes, laremy lee, akanksha raja, isometric perspective, birds, fly away
haresh sharma, alvin tan, qu'est-ce que c'est design, qu’est-ce que c’est design, singapore graphic design, graphic design studio, the necessary stage, singapore theatre, promotional design, identity design, off centre, mental health, gce o levels, gce n levels, literature, vinod, saloma, literature study guide, the necessary resource, singapore literature, sing lit, spark notes, laremy lee, akanksha raja, isometric perspective, birds, fly away
haresh sharma, alvin tan, qu'est-ce que c'est design, qu’est-ce que c’est design, singapore graphic design, graphic design studio, the necessary stage, singapore theatre, promotional design, identity design, off centre, mental health, gce o levels, gce n levels, literature, vinod, saloma, literature study guide, the necessary resource, singapore literature, sing lit, spark notes, laremy lee, akanksha raja, isometric perspective, birds, fly away
haresh sharma, alvin tan, qu'est-ce que c'est design, qu’est-ce que c’est design, singapore graphic design, graphic design studio, the necessary stage, singapore theatre, promotional design, identity design, off centre, mental health, gce o levels, gce n levels, literature, vinod, saloma, literature study guide, the necessary resource, singapore literature, sing lit, spark notes, laremy lee, akanksha raja, isometric perspective, birds, fly away
haresh sharma, alvin tan, qu'est-ce que c'est design, qu’est-ce que c’est design, singapore graphic design, graphic design studio, the necessary stage, singapore theatre, promotional design, identity design, off centre, mental health, gce o levels, gce n levels, literature, vinod, saloma, literature study guide, the necessary resource, singapore literature, sing lit, spark notes, laremy lee, akanksha raja, isometric perspective, birds, fly away
haresh sharma, alvin tan, qu'est-ce que c'est design, qu’est-ce que c’est design, singapore graphic design, graphic design studio, the necessary stage, singapore theatre, promotional design, identity design, off centre, mental health, gce o levels, gce n levels, literature, vinod, saloma, literature study guide, the necessary resource, singapore literature, sing lit, spark notes, laremy lee, akanksha raja, isometric perspective, birds, fly away
haresh sharma, alvin tan, qu'est-ce que c'est design, qu’est-ce que c’est design, singapore graphic design, graphic design studio, the necessary stage, singapore theatre, promotional design, identity design, off centre, mental health, gce o levels, gce n levels, literature, vinod, saloma, literature study guide, the necessary resource, singapore literature, sing lit, spark notes, laremy lee, akanksha raja, isometric perspective, birds, fly away
haresh sharma, alvin tan, qu'est-ce que c'est design, qu’est-ce que c’est design, singapore graphic design, graphic design studio, the necessary stage, singapore theatre, promotional design, identity design, off centre, mental health, gce o levels, gce n levels, literature, vinod, saloma, literature study guide, the necessary resource, singapore literature, sing lit, spark notes, laremy lee, akanksha raja, isometric perspective, birds, fly away
haresh sharma, alvin tan, qu'est-ce que c'est design, qu’est-ce que c’est design, singapore graphic design, graphic design studio, the necessary stage, singapore theatre, promotional design, identity design, off centre, mental health, gce o levels, gce n levels, literature, vinod, saloma, literature study guide, the necessary resource, singapore literature, sing lit, spark notes, laremy lee, akanksha raja, isometric perspective, birds, fly away
haresh sharma, alvin tan, qu'est-ce que c'est design, qu’est-ce que c’est design, singapore graphic design, graphic design studio, the necessary stage, singapore theatre, promotional design, identity design, off centre, mental health, gce o levels, gce n levels, literature, vinod, saloma, literature study guide, the necessary resource, singapore literature, sing lit, spark notes, laremy lee, akanksha raja, isometric perspective, birds, fly away
haresh sharma, alvin tan, qu'est-ce que c'est design, qu’est-ce que c’est design, singapore graphic design, graphic design studio, the necessary stage, singapore theatre, promotional design, identity design, off centre, mental health, gce o levels, gce n levels, literature, vinod, saloma, literature study guide, the necessary resource, singapore literature, sing lit, spark notes, laremy lee, akanksha raja, isometric perspective, birds, fly away
haresh sharma, alvin tan, qu'est-ce que c'est design, qu’est-ce que c’est design, singapore graphic design, graphic design studio, the necessary stage, singapore theatre, promotional design, identity design, off centre, mental health, gce o levels, gce n levels, literature, vinod, saloma, literature study guide, the necessary resource, singapore literature, sing lit, spark notes, laremy lee, akanksha raja, isometric perspective, birds, fly away
haresh sharma, alvin tan, qu'est-ce que c'est design, qu’est-ce que c’est design, singapore graphic design, graphic design studio, the necessary stage, singapore theatre, promotional design, identity design, off centre, mental health, gce o levels, gce n levels, literature, vinod, saloma, literature study guide, the necessary resource, singapore literature, sing lit, spark notes, laremy lee, akanksha raja, isometric perspective, birds, fly away
haresh sharma, alvin tan, qu'est-ce que c'est design, qu’est-ce que c’est design, singapore graphic design, graphic design studio, the necessary stage, singapore theatre, promotional design, identity design, off centre, mental health, gce o levels, gce n levels, literature, vinod, saloma, literature study guide, the necessary resource, singapore literature, sing lit, spark notes, laremy lee, akanksha raja, isometric perspective, birds, fly away
haresh sharma, alvin tan, qu'est-ce que c'est design, qu’est-ce que c’est design, singapore graphic design, graphic design studio, the necessary stage, singapore theatre, promotional design, identity design, off centre, mental health, gce o levels, gce n levels, literature, vinod, saloma, literature study guide, the necessary resource, singapore literature, sing lit, spark notes, laremy lee, akanksha raja, isometric perspective, birds, fly away
haresh sharma, alvin tan, qu'est-ce que c'est design, qu’est-ce que c’est design, singapore graphic design, graphic design studio, the necessary stage, singapore theatre, promotional design, identity design, off centre, mental health, gce o levels, gce n levels, literature, vinod, saloma, literature study guide, the necessary resource, singapore literature, sing lit, spark notes, laremy lee, akanksha raja, isometric perspective, birds, fly away
haresh sharma, alvin tan, qu'est-ce que c'est design, qu’est-ce que c’est design, singapore graphic design, graphic design studio, the necessary stage, singapore theatre, promotional design, identity design, off centre, mental health, gce o levels, gce n levels, literature, vinod, saloma, literature study guide, the necessary resource, singapore literature, sing lit, spark notes, laremy lee, akanksha raja, isometric perspective, birds, fly away