Designer Mentee: Adonian Chan
Mentor: Hunter Tura
The designer will develop a graphic design concept that relates the Haw Par Music Foundation to the Mansion’s history and myths, while bridging them to contemporary life, as the building space opens to the public. The concept will be realised with mural designs, and possibly other visual identity elements and motifs, working with and inspired from the archives of the Mansion, as well as the emblems, symbols and recovered ornamentation at Haw Par.
Designer Statement • Adonian Chan
The main concept is to design a wall mural in a way that they reflect the layered history of the Haw Par Mansion and Tiger Balm Garden. Different historical images of the mansion and the garden overlay on each other representing the eclectic nature of the architecture and the family’s background. Two design directions were considered; the first direction involves a backdrop of the Tiger Balm Garden overlaid with other images; the second direction involves several smaller images in different sizes of frames on one wall. I have also been exploring different kinds of logotypes in order to provide a holistic visual identity for the new Haw Par Music Foundation. Looking into
the architectural design of the Mansion, the various patterns and movements of tigers and leopards, as well as the different possibilities of the foundation’s initials, I am developing a logotype that will truly represent the spirit of Haw Par Music Foundation, its representation, evolution and application for different contexts.