As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. But if you piece related images together, they can outline a connecting tale that even text isn’t required to explain. So, allow your eyes to trail the consecutive frames and unravel adventures through storyboards.
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Bad Island By Stanley Donwood
Devoid of words and colour, Donwood’s post-apocalyptic linocut art monochromatic saga uncovers a moody terrain with wild seascape and spotlighted by a full moon. Best known for his album cover art to Radiohead’s Hail to the Thief and In Rainbows, the cult graphic designer carved out a disturbing yet familiar story that hits home hard. Earth’s sacrifice for progression and environmentalism must be addressed. Else, we’ve to pay a devastating price.
City Monster By Reza Farazmand
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In a world of environmental disaster, political turmoil, economic crisis, social upheaval and public health emergency, is the logical next step for humanity the construction of floating maritime communities? Or is so-called seasteading just an extravagant passion project for paranoid tech bros and alt-utopian dreamers?
The prolific public embrace of ‘cancelling’ disgraced or accused celebrities means the erasure of certain parts of our shared cultural history. But how, Huw Walmsley-Evans wonders, can we separate the art from the artist?
Present In The Past
Award-winning Singaporean writer O Thiam Chin’s latest novel, The Dogs, chronicles history will always stay with us even as time passes.
Fitness App That Puts You Front And Centre For A Story
Here’s a fitness app that puts you front and centre for a story.
The Body Perfect
The theatre might have been closed for the better part of the past year, but that hasn’t stopped Etienne Ferrère from refining his craft. The Singapore Dance Theatre principal artist shares what goes into making ballet look effortless.
In For The Long Run
In a market saturated by neon-hued synthetic activewear, Boston-based running brand Tracksmith aims to restore grace and timelessness to an ageold sport, writes Mitchell Oakley Smith.
The Big Time
The digital watch turns 50.
Making Money Moves
Money can’t buy happiness, but it sure does help to alleviate stress and uplift moods, even if it may be deemed temporary. But is retail therapy just a fancy excuse to shop, or does it actually work?
The works and names of late artists live on and gain multiple reincarnations via a medium that has often been derided as ‘not art’, writes Asri Jasman.
The Life Of Brian
It wasn’t long ago that Rich Brian was just a tween creating skit videos in the suburbs of Indonesia. Five years later, with two albums under his belt, Brian puts out 1999, a deeply personal EP. It’d appear that he has finally grown up and if so, is it a good thing?