Our primary challenge was to create a design that could encapsulate the essence of these old portraits.
In celebration of Esplanade’s tenth anniversary, a tributary exhibition commemorating the creative pioneers of Singapore was organised at the Jendela as well as the Esplanade tunnel. The show, however, did not display artworks or literary texts. It was a celebration of the people, and thus primarily consisted of portraits and photographs. As the creative consultants, our primary challenge was to create a design that could encapsulate the essence of these old portraits - most of them not in the best condition - and yet maintain consistency within the space. A conceptual ribbon made up of all the aged portraits spanned the walls of the tunnel giving life to the celebration while the Jendela was adorned with large panels that recited the words of wisdom of these celebrated individuals.