Hello, I am Siu Yen Lo and I do Graphic Design. A Singaporean based in Reading, UK, I am studying for a BA in Graphic Communication at the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication, U/o Reading. View my projects ( ↓ scroll ) or get in touch ( → info ).


With the set of woodblock type I created, I letterpress printed this Modieval Letterpress Specimen ( 2017 / 6 · letterpress / typography ) using a precision proofing press. ( ↑ back to top )


I created three compositions of London ( 2017 / 6 · risography ) illustrating my time in the city using print paraphernalia I've gathered from various events and activities, and through the method of improvisation so beautifully possible only with Risography. ( ↑ back to top )


#Dhmmpda ( 2017 / 6 · letterpress / typography ) is a reinterpretation of two verses of Buddhist scripture from the Dhammapada realised in two pairs of letterpress posters that act as open spreads. ( ↑ back to top )


Modieval ( 2017 / 5 · modular type / type design ) is a modern-day boldface blackletter revival that stresses the rhythmic doggedness, hefty contrast and angularity of fraktur scripts through the constraints of a modular substructure. ~ Documentation In Progress ~. ( ↑ back to top )


Species Of Spaces: Topo Map ( 2017 / 3 · typography ) is a typographic response to the 1974 essay ‘Species of Spaces’ by Georges Perec. His obsessive observation and meta-referential links between occupying physical space and space on the page made it apt for me to reinterpret his essay as a topographic map of words. ( ↑ back to top )


With the Brutalist Biannual ( 2016 / 12 · editorial / typography ), I exploited the dense, content-heavy graphic language of newspapers to emphasise the aesthetic regularity and stoic elegance of the Barbican Estate in the City of London. ( ↑ back to top )


I was commissioned by SUPERMAMA to design ‹ Fú 福 Shòu 壽 Xǐ 囍 › Plates ( 2015 / 1 · chinese lettering / product design ), a 3-piece series suitable for gifting to family. The plates had to embody the ideals of filial piety, warmth and love, and look clean, elegant and relevant. ( ↑ back to top )


I seek to present synergy between content, function and form through content-driven editorial solutions and infographics, and through employing typography as structure, message, image and texture.

Reach me at hello@siuyenlo.com or via Telegram for work, collaborations, or even just a chat. Also check out what I'm up to on Instagram, or purchase some risography prints on my Etsy page.

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If you should require it, my résumé is as follows:

Education
›    Typography & Graphic Comm., U/o Reading  ·  BA Graphic Communication  ·  2017 / 9 – present
›    London College of Communication  ·  BA (Hons) Graphic & Media Design  ·  2016 / 10 – 2017 / 6
›    School of Design; Temasek Polytechnic  ·  Diploma in Visual Communication  ·  2011 / 4 – 2014 / 4

Experience
›    Somewhere Else  ·  Freelance Graphic Designer  ·  2014 / 5 – 9
›    Somewhere Else  ·  Graphic Design Intern  ·  2013 / 7 – 10

Achievements
›    The Crowbar Awards 2014
      Editorial Publication GOLD for “–graphy: How We Understand The World”  ·  2014 / 9
›    Philips Design Excellence Award 2014
      For “–graphy: How We Understand The World”  ·  2014 / 3

Features
›    The Design Society — Journal No. 9: Order
      Student Showcase feature of “–graphy: How We Understand The World”  ·  2015 / 2
›    The Straits Times — Life! Section
      Product feature of “Jalan Besar Gangster Kitties” Plates  ·  2014 / 8 / 2