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Malaysian inspired illustrations for the 2013 GDAYX event

Posted by rod - 29.10.2014

Malaysian inspired illustrations

George Town designer Valen Lim Chong Chin was commissioned to create the visual identity for the 2013 GDayX event in Malaysia. The event is a community-organised event supported by Google and organised by Google Business Group Malaysia. The task was to create an event identity that represents Malays yet maintain the corporate colours of GBGMalaysia. Valen created a bunch of Malaysian inspired illustrations based on localised elements like tourist hotspots, food, nature, transportation, and iconic buildings.

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HashTag Hey Penang

Posted by rod - 22.11.2013

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HashTagHeyPenang is a self initiated project & Tourism Campaign by Zachary Khoo to promote Penang! Zachary believes that the Malaysian island of Penang has more to offer than just its famous Georgetown and variety of food.

 

His approach was to create a graphic and illustrative visual language that is bold, fun and aims at enhance Penang’s tourism.

 

As the post title kind of mentions, the tourism campaign is built around the idea of social media. In addition to the campaign identity, a pop up photo booth was placed around the city, to encourage tourists and locals to share their pictures/videos of Penang on the Social Network with Hash Tag Hey Penang.

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Kuala Lumpur city guide

Posted by rod - 09.09.2013

Kuala Lumpur city guide

South Asia’s youngest capital Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia is the 6th most visited city in the world. To point tourists into the right direction and highlight some of the most popular spots of KL, Jing Zhang together with Istanbul agency 41?29! created a infographic style city guide for Turkish Airlines.

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Malacca murals

Posted by rod - 30.05.2013

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The historic centre of Malacca, Malaysia was inscribed on the World Heritage List on 7 July 2008. Malacca is a land of many sights and attractions, rich in colour and contrasts. Along the Melaka river there are some awesome murals that are densely influenced by the city’s culture – Malay, Chinese, Indian, Dutch, Portuguese.

According to a popular legend, Parameswara was resting under a tree near a river while hunting, when one of his dogs cornered a mouse deer. In self-defence, the mouse deer pushed the dog into the river. Impressed by the courage of the deer, and taking it as a propitious omen of the weak overcoming the powerful, Parameswara decided on the spot to found an empire on that very spot. He named it ‘Melaka’ after the tree under which he had taken shelter, the Melaka tree

Thanks to Neha Deshmukh for the tip and for sending over some of the above pictures

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Malaysian inspired Restaurant design – Old Street Kobiteh

Posted by rod - 28.02.2013

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The Old Street Kobiteh restaurant was inspired by Malaysia‘s streetscape and the traditional 1920s Malaysian coffee shops called “kopitiam”. Kopi is the Malay term for coffee, and tiam is the Hokkien world for shop. A kopitaiam is an unique Malaysian dining experience that reflects the country’s multi-ethnic society, serving dished from different ethnicities so that people from different background can dine together.

The main visual characteristic of the restaurant is the 37foot long ding table. It is comprise of 30 modular units, each featuring a different tile pattern from the Malaysian streetscape. Other elements such as the neon signs, vintage vintage plates and hand drawn menus contribute to the overall ambience. Designed by Nelson Chow

If you ever visit the Popcorn shopping mall in Hong Kong’s Tseung O district check out the Old Street Kobitech restaurant.

via dezeen

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Handcrafted typography posters

Posted by rod - 26.03.2012

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I love the simple idea and execution behind these posters. The brief was to design a series of posters for the Makanlah Buah-Buahan Tempatan exhibition. Curated by L.I.E. the posters should communicate and celebrate Malaysia‘s local fruits through art and design.

Singaporean graphic design studio Roots came up with the simple solution that combined structure colour with chinese typography to bring forward the unique character of each fruit. To achieve this, geometric shapes taken from the stereotypical form of the fruit were inserted into the poster. Three posters were produced, representing the Durian, Kelapa (Coconut) and Nanas (Pineapple). Each posters was hand crafted. via underconsideration

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The Station Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Posted by rod - 12.08.2009

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The Heritage Station Hotel is located at the old Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, one of the most distinctive Railway Station’s in the world. The building has been gazetted as a heritage site since 14 April 1983. Found via FFFFOUND and static.booking.com

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Malaysia Truly Asia

Posted by rod - 03.06.2009

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Sepak takraw

Posted by rod - 02.06.2009

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Sepak takraw was initially played by the ruling elites of the 15th Century’s Malacca Sultanate. Back then it was called takraw in Thai or sepak raga (literally “kick rattan ball”, because the ball is made of rattan) in Malay and played mainly by men and boys standing in a circle, kicking the ball back and forth between them. Sepak Takraw was originally evolved from the hacky sack type practice and then evolved further into competitive sport over a net on a court. More about the histroy at Wikipedia. Found via tommyschultz.com daydreaming5.tistory.com

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North Borneo Railway

Posted by rod - 31.05.2009

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The North Borneo Railway is the oldest running steam train in Borneo. In the 1880’s, the so-called “White Rajahs” of the British Crown
established the British North Borneo Company by obtaining parts of
North Borneo from the Sultan of Sulu. via skyscrapercity.com

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Malaysia Airlines – Wau kites

Posted by rod - 28.05.2009

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The Malaysian Airlines logo was inspired by the tradition Wau kits. There are various types of kites such as wau kuching (cat kite), wau merak (peacock kite), and wau bulan (moon kite). Each kite also comes with a different design and size. Via bdeen.blogspot.com   skyscrapercity.com   playle.com   kelantan-in-heritage.blogspot.com   malaysianmade.com

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The Lost Souls of Malacca

Posted by rod - 27.05.2009

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Malacca is a small seaside town in southern Malaysia. It has many Chinese residents, a majority of whom are still quite poor. When the family members die, there is usually very little money to give them a grave in a graveyard, so there are a multitude of shrines and temples in which families erect these miniature tombstones, stacked deep in rows. Found via Stuck in Customs

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Tourism Malaysia Promotion 2007

Posted by rod - 21.05.2009


Malaysia is definitely a difficult country to define, seeing that it is such a diverse country with so many cultures mixed together. The video clip is a bit long but it’s a good summary of Malaysia. Found via malaysianidentity.com

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