Esplanade Presents | The Studios 2017

Presented by The Esplanade, 'The Studios 2017—MARGINS' celebrates the work of Haresh Sharma, one of Singapore's most respected and established playwrights. We were engaged to conceptualise a key visual design for the season.

Idea Haresh's plays have been known for their multiple dimensions and perspectives in characters and commentaries, often steer spectators away from absolutes and reductive judgements.

By altering the facial image of the actress on a tessellated geometric grid, we produced a unique visual distortion of the portraiture, one that is seemingly familiar yet unsettlingly alien. This shifting familiarity of the portraiture experienced by the audience echoes the nature of Haresh's work.

Visual Guideline To ensure coherency and consistency, a basic visual guideline is devised to assist the adaptation of the key visual by third party vendors.