Sep 25, 2012

City Tales, as Presented by the Goethe Institut

Here's an interesting project the Goethe Institut is putting out. From May this year until April of next, nine artists from nine different cities in Germany, SouthEast Asia (yes, including the Philippines!), and Australia are given a theme each month and they're asked to create a one-pager around that theme as it relates to their city.

The contrast in styles is interesting. Songsin Tiewsomboon, from Bangkok, employs a more text-heavy style, while Mandy Ord from Melbourne is more reminiscent of iconoclastic autobiographical indie artists and gets a lot of emotion through his expressionistic art style. And Lyndon Gregorio of the Philippines employs a more traditional cartooning style with more unconventional layouts!



I think it'd be a bit too much of a generalization to say that every artist perfectly represents his or her country, as surely there's diversity in style everywhere. It is interesting, however, to see how the participating artists differ from the others.

The artists are:

Songsin Tiewsomboon, Bangkok, Thailand


Mawil, Berlin, Germany


Sascha Hommer, Hamburg, Germany



Nguyen Thanh Phong, Hanoi, Vietnam


Beng Rahadian, Jakarta, Indonesia


Sidney Tan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Lyndon Gregorio, Manila, Philippines


Mandy Ord, Melbourne, Australia


Wee Tian Beng, Singapore



Go check it out!

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