Three video presentations about responsibility in design from our event: DX-5.
Akira is one of the most influential works of media ever created. The animated feature film was released in 1988 —the graphic violence, cyber punk style, engaging plot, and high production values made it stand out, especially from animated works being created in the west. It still stands the test of time and has become known as a classic.
Recently a production crew from Montreal decided to adapt Akira into trailer for a would-be live-action film dubbed The Akira Project. It was a fan made project, a labor of love, and it turned out fantastic. We interview the project director Nguyen-Anh Nguyen to find out more.
On any given day you’ll probably find Samuel Faith hacking away with his team who are residents at Work Saigon. They recently launched Project ArtShack, a site for buying art from artists in Southeast Asia. We interview Samuel to find out more!
In this video presentation from our first DX Mornings event, Daryl Villanueva talks about custom motorbike design in China and Vietnam, and why he no longer works in advertising.
In this video presentation from our DX-3 event, the co-founders of Marou Faiseurs de Chocolat talk about how they turned to graphic design to help their artisanal dark chocolate bars get noticed by the world.
Jase is my favourite promoter — and one of my favourite DJs — in Saigon. His DJ sets and the events he organizes are not always beautiful or easy to consume; he doesn’t offer up sick drop after jaw dropping drop nor does he play hit after top 40 hit. What he does do is seamlessly transition from genre to genre, often pushing the boundaries of what is sonically palatable. As such I see him as an educator more than an entertainer.
He is as high-profile as a champion of the underground can become in a scene as commercial as Saigon’s, but what many don’t know is that he also does the art and design for his events’ fliers. They are fantastic and I want to share them with you as well as an interview with the man himself.
Work Saigon is the creative coworking space where dxSaigon staff normally work from. We’re also hosting our first DX Mornings event here this Sunday at 10:30 am. It isn’t too hard to find but online maps sometimes locate it in the wrong district — so we’ve made this post to make it super easy to find. Just follow these three simple steps.
I saw a curious post on my friend Mai Tran’s social feed: “Because of my uninteresting days recently, I’ve decided to make an over-exciting Saturday night for myself and friends with my camera, exploring Saigon at night —feeling excited.”
This week The Others Creative House hosted their third Saigon Artbook release party. A free event where they gave away 500 lovely art books. We attended the event and interviewed one of their producers to find out more about this interesting initiative.
Kamakura Kakigori is a newly opened Japanese shaved ice shop in the Dakao Ward of District 1, just down the street from Decibel Lounge. During its construction the faceted fascade invited curiousity… what are they building here? Once they opened I had to pay a visit.