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.
A few rainy Sundays ago, I decided to make my way over to District 10, to check out the FITO Museum. (First Museum of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine). I had read some great reviews online, and eventually my curiosity had gotten the best of me. First stop, coffee. Next stop, Q10.
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.
I met Amanda while working at Work Saigon, a coworking space for designers in District 3. For the few weeks that our paths crossed I’d see her sitting in front of her laptop and Wacom tablet editing layouts in Indesign. She was preparing for her first photography opening — an intimate evening at The Observatory where her photos would hang for the night and her limited run of 25 printed zines would be sold.
We did a video interview with Amanda to find out how she discovered her passion for graphic design.
Buying art supplies in Ho Chi Minh City can be a little daunting, especially if you don’t speak Vietnamese. If you’re new to the city, or just getting into creating analogue art, then this post is for you. We’ve found the best locations for buying large format canvases, pens, paint, and brushes; everything a painter or illustrator might need to get going!
What is dxMag and why did we make it? Find out in this launch post!