Felix Ng YG9
- Current Location: Singapore
- Originally From: Singapore
- Studio: SILNT
Felix Ng (b.1982) is an art director, designer, publisher and curator. He founded design practice, SILNT in 2005 after graduating from school where he studied journalism. A recipient of the prestigious Young Guns 9 Award in 2011 from the Art Directors Club New York and the 40 under 40 Award in 2012 from Perspective Hong Kong — he has served as jury in the British D&AD, Singapore Creative Circle and Crowbar Awards.
Project 1 of 5
On 12th Jan 2010, a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, causing over 200,000 deaths. Along with eBoy, Neubau, Build and some of the world's most influential designers, we were tasked to design a poster to support the Haiti Earthquake Relief Cause. All proceeds from sale of the posters were donated to Doctors without Borders. The snellen chart was developed in 1862 to assist physicians in vision assessment. This artwork appears austere and deceptively meaningless, unless the viewer makes the effort to unravel it.
Project 2 of 5
The Singapore Art Museum and FARM invited us to MADE FOR SAM — a re-invention of everyday items into a special range of functional and inspiring objets d'art that museum visitors can take home and use in their daily lives. We were tasked to design a pencil case for adults. Everyday, there are new products produced whether we need it or not. So we came up with the Adapter — to introduce a new way of using an object we already own. The Adapter is a flexible 'plug-in' that can be used on almost any cylindrical object — like your cup, an empty food can or a glass beaker, and turns it into an organized pencil holder.
Project 3 of 5
Bracket is conceived as a publication that features everything-in-between — ideas, voices and processes that are overlooked and under-appreciated. The collection contains 8 volumes to be published on craft, hunger, ethics, spirit and failure. For the third issue, we survey 16 individuals on the future of education and its impact on creativity. Bracket Vol. 03: Education featured: Kenya Hara, John Jay, Jasper Morrison, Steve Heller and more. The issue was awarded at the British D&AD Awards in 2012.
Project 4 of 5
Conceived by Anonymous as a film festival dedicated solely to design, A Design Film Festival 2010 launched in Singapore and has travelled to Berlin, Taipei, Kaohsiung and Bangkok. The festival is an annual celebration of films dedicated to architecture, fashion, photography, street art, motion graphics, technology and the subcultures of design. In 2011, the festival — attended by over 2,500 in Singapore, featured 16 films including the Asian premiere of Eames: The Architect & The Painter, Yohji Yamamoto, Jun Takahashi (Undercover), PressPausePlay, How to Make a Book with Steidl and more. http://www.designfilmfestival.com
Project 5 of 5
Thanks to digital proliferation, paper's numerous variants and breeds are dying out, leaving only the dull A4 copier paper, most commonly found in offices. In such dire straits, we've called on twelve individuals from all artistic disciplines to create an object using only paper — to create things of beauty, things of usefulness or anything else they can imagine, as long as it elevates the status of paper — from a surface for printing, to a versatile medium of brilliant creativity. The 12 objects were featured on the Antalis 2010 calendar, to serve as inspiration to and a reminder of the infinite possibilities that paper presents.