Project / Invitations and Greeting Cards (selected)
Task / Design Concept and Development
Client / Various
Year / 1985–current

 

Over the span of 32 years of operation, our studio must have designed at least a few hundred invitations and greeting cards. Many were created for artists, photographers, and art galleries in Malaysia (and some in Australia). These designs were quite straightforward as we believe graphics should not overwhelm the artist’s work—some artists rightly get very upset when this happens—but there were times when the artists themselves push for us to experiment further with his/her concept, thereby creating an original work in itself, and setting the tone for the exhibition’s promotional materials.

Invitations for corporations are a different matter altogether. Corporate clients invest considerable funds to create unique designs with beautiful paper and special print finishes.

This page presents some of our selected work as there is simply too many to put on the website. 

 

MALAYSIA AIRLINES

A commemorative box set and invitation to celebrate the airline’s 50 years of operation. We designed the die-cut wings on translucent paper to open up and spread out as the gold-plated badge is revealed. The invitation cards were colour-coded (orange and sky blue) to designate different events.

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NN GALLERY

Invitation to an art exhibition, Padi—Growth of Harmony, at Kedah State Art Gallery. The state of Kedah is the rice-bowl of Malaysia—its landscape is dominated by paddy fields as far as the eye can see.

A ‘seal’ with an image of a bundle of padi stalks was specially designed for the identity of the event. The cap mohor (seal) is the most significant formal element of a Malay letter, a mark of authenticity in the Malay world.

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YAYASAN AIDS MALAYSIA

Invitation for the foundation’s Red Ribbon Media Awards. 

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THE CURVE

Invitation to potential retailers and the media for the unveiling of a new shopping mall.

The graphic on the invitation card is a montage of architectural drawings of The Curve. The design of the mall went through many concepts before settling on its current form, including one from a renowned Thai architect based in London who interpreted The Curve as an open public town square with its architecture based on vernacular building forms. On a personal level, I considered his solution to be the most beautiful of all the concepts proposed; but it was rejected by the client as they preferred the safe route of a ‘big box’ design.

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ERIC PERIS

Many conceptual designs were created for photographer Eric Peris.

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YUZARI MALAYSIA

Invitation to an exhibition of hand-drawn textile by (the late) Yusoff Fadzil Idris, widely regarded as one of Malaysia’s most original batik textile artists.

As an artist, he did not take my criticism too well, but out of the dispute emerged an immense expression of creativity and craftsmanship—an output of batik cloth of extraordinary design, unique and visionary. I would say that he was truly a gem of the batik world.
— Majidah Majid, founding President of Malaysian Society of Interior Design (MSID), (MyBatik Magazine, January 2018)
 The front of the invitation, printed in gold on textured paper.

The front of the invitation, printed in gold on textured paper.

 The back of the invitation. 

The back of the invitation. 

 The inside spread, with translucent invitation sheet held in place by a pair of cyan round stickers and text printed in gold.  A information sheet is inserted into the invitation card.

The inside spread, with translucent invitation sheet held in place by a pair of cyan round stickers and text printed in gold. 
A information sheet is inserted into the invitation card.

 Information leaflet, spread

Information leaflet, spread

 Information sheet, back

Information sheet, back



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