Around The World Across The Universe By PHUNK
PHUNK is an art and design collective based in Singapore. Labeled “Creators of modern urban mythological tales” (Chinese Contemporary Art News) and “one of the world’s foremost cutting-edge design collectives” (Asia Tatler), PHUNK expansive scope of projects spans across art, design, publishing, fashion, music, film and interactive.
Around the World Across the Universe takes you on a journey into PHUNK’s imaginary universe. The collection is a close-up study of their artworks from the Universe and New World series. It is an evolving visual system that seamlessly references and reinterprets their diverse influences such as traditional Chinese philosophy, craft and folklore, Hong Kong wuxia pulp fiction, Japanese manga and otaku subculture, western popular culture, art and design movements into the creation of a universe populated by it’s own world of mythological creatures, objects, people, ideologies, buildings, landscapes, cities, and natural forces. It reflects the collective’s multi-cultural identity, background and environment.
Format: Hardcover | 173 pages
Dimensions: 29.2 x 23.3 cm
Publication Date: 2009
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