Winner 2020 / Books / Art & culture books

Vanishing Crafts

  • Prize
    Winner in Art & culture books / Books
  • Company
    Designing Cultures Studio
  • Lead
    Jesvin Yeo
  • Team
    Quek Tengwan; Cheng Yuhui; Alvin Ng
  • Client
    National Library Board Singapore
  • Video

Vanishing Crafts comes in two books and is designed to raise the awareness of traditional crafts. The main book shares the stories of the last remaining artisans and encourages readers to act as co-authors, by providing lots of blank space for their curatorial input and record any story of artisans from around the world. Its folding design denotes that the craft trades are folding or folded. To pass on this valuable history to future generations, the bilingual children’s storybook (by flipping over on either side) is designed to introduce this heritage to the younger generations.