Kirsten Murray

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Folior Fest

 
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Kuala Lumpur is a hotbed of design talent. This week I checked out FOLIOR FEST, an exhibition and art market, displaying the work of this year's Dasein Academy of Art graduates.

Here's a roundup of some of the work that caught my eye...

 
 
 
 
  Blahzaar zine by Chong Siew Wen

Blahzaar zine by Chong Siew Wen

 
 
 

BLAHZAAR by Chong Siew Wen
Chong's humorous work aims to provide an antidote to boredom. Her illustrations are a riot of detail and, if I didn't have a conscience, I would have slipped a copy of her zine into my bag. Luckily she's making more so I can buy one. Her Boredom Survival Kit includes tiny packets of iced-gems, aptly named 'rainbow shit'. Consider me officially unbored.

 
 
 
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WHAT’S GOING ON? by Chow Xin Rou / Chong Li Ling / Liew Yu Wah
A capsule vending machine, peanut desserts, and kawaii characters on keyrings definitely had me thinking what's going on? The trio's eclectic and colourful works embrace the unpredictable moments in life, which they liken to cracking a peanut.DAILY PRACTICE by Phang Chee Ken
Pang combines beautiful hand lettering with illustrations to convey daily practices that could enrich our lives.

 
 
 
  What's going on

What's going on

 
 

DAILY PRACTICE by Phang Chee Ken
Pang combines beautiful hand lettering with illustrations to convey daily practices that could enrich our lives.

 
 
  Daily practice by Phang Chee Ken

Daily practice by Phang Chee Ken

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REMINISCE by Lee Shiau Ling / Chin Onn Khee / She Wei Kien
Lee, Chin and She's quaint, retro-style postcards and handmade stamps, depicting childhood games, were beautifully displayed in a charming pop-up shop.

 
 
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Reminisce

 
 
 
 

TRIO & STITCH by Er Beng Kun / Chiam Su Teng / Tan Kai Wei
Trio & Stitch's delicate craftwork, featuring letters embellished with pastel-coloured flowers, reminds me of the embroidered handkerchiefs my Grandma had. Like many of the other designers exhibiting at the show, Trio & Stich ran mini workshops for visitors to try their hand at making their own embroidery.

 
 
  Trio & Stitch

Trio & Stitch