Vanishing Crafts

by Designing Cultures Studio, Nanyang Technological University

Vanishing Crafts is designed to promote the awareness of traditional crafts. It was conceived to serve as a memory project of Singapore, sharing stories of the last few remaining artisans. Readers are invited to partake as co-creators. As the pages are designed with lots of blank space for their curatorial input, their memory records and photographs of any traditional artisan and vanishing trade from around the world. In order for this valuable history to pass down for generations to come, a children’s storybook is included to introduce this heritage to the younger generations. Children can have an English or a Chinese storybook, by flipping on either side of the 5 metres long storybook.


Silver in Book Design 2019

Created by:

Design Director

Jesvin Yeo

Design Company

Designing Cultures Studio, Nanyang Technological University


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National Library Board Singapore

Design Team

Alvin Ng, Quek Tengwan, Cheng Yuhui

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Entrant Companies

Designing Cultures Studio, SG
Nanyang Technological University, SG


National Library Board Singapore, SG

Individual Credits

Editorial Designer: Alvin Ng, Designing Cultures Studio
Lead Illustrator: Quek Teng Wan, Designing Cultures Studio
Project Manager: Cheng Yu Hui, Designing Cultures Studio