Rehahn, the famous French photographer of ethnic groups in Vietnam has built a new museum in Hoi An to house his collection of costumes, jewellery and artifacts that includes a charming collection of pipes. He commissioned me to create the museum logo and a series of maps to help visitors to understand his journeys and to learn more about the disappearing heritage of the ethnic people of SE Asia who live in Vietnam.
A new initiative by indpendent retailers in Thao Dien Village, District 2, Saigon, will raise the profile of the area as a shopping and dining destination.
The map is intended to show Thao Dien as a leafy, riverside neighbourhood that is only 10 minutes from Saigon city centre. Entitled 'Across the Saigon Bridge', this will appear in city magazines, on their Facebook page and be printed on A5 leaflets.
Ha Long Bay Map
Bhaya Cruises of Ha Long Bay commisssioned me to create a new watercolour map of the bay and the wildlife for use on their cruise ships and to give to customers as souvenirs.
Illustrations for a new brand of coffee
Tet Lifestyle collection have brought out a new brand of coffee which they serve in their beautiful cafe on Tay Ho lake in Hanoi and which is available to buy at the counter. The names of the coffee are based on the 8 elements of the Buddhist triagrams. This one is Heaven - the cup is levitating off the saucer and heavenly clouds are rising from the cup. This is the coffee they serve every day in the cafe - how heavenly. Finshed labels developed by Lotus Design Hanoi loosley based on my original concept. http://lotushanoi.vn/
This foldng guide to Sapa was developed to raise funds for two local schools in the Sapa district. My task included research into the history of local ethnic minority groups, map making, researching indigo and batik crafts, local foods, festivals and season indicators.
The illustrations are watercolour and ink. The front cover is a detail from one of my original paintings.