The Art of Design


The Art of Design is a special edition T-Shirt series by North East x A Design Film Festival 2014. 7 international designers from Singapore, USA, UK, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, and Taiwan designed T-shirts based on a creative discipline that they have been assigned.

The disciplines include: Architecture, Contemporary Art, Fashion Design, Food Design, Photography, DIY Culture and Graphic Design.

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The tees are printed in limited quantities of 50 for each design, and will be available at the Festival.

Can’t wait to get your favorite design? Get them now on North East’s online store.

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Bonus Content

More, more and more

opening film – hakusho: the story of rice

The Festival opens with the world premiere of Hakusho: The Story of Rice. Director Yu Yamanaka who also directed 2013’s Tema Hima, will be in Singapore for the Festival to introduce the film, followed by a Q&A session after. Tickets to the opening film are available at $25.

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Opening titles

Freiburg-based motion designer, Sebastian Lange will once again direct the opening titles for the festival. Some of you may remember his piece for A Design Film Festival 2011 that was awarded at the Type Directors Club (New York) and HKDA Global Design Awards.

Watch Opening Titles

Festival Soundtrack

Our long-time collaborator, designer-slash-deejay, Daniel Koh (UNIT) follows up last year’s Festival soundtrack with a brand new mix this year. Daniel has impeccable taste in music, film, and fashion and has carefully selected each track inspired by the 12 Official Selection from this year’s Festival.

The soundtrack will be played in the theatre prior to each film.

Listen online

festival 4-sheet flyer

Making a comeback this year is our popular 4-sheet flyer containing the festival schedule, synopses from the official selections and to make your life simpler, a handy map with some of the best ways you can get to DFF2014 this year — either by car, train, bus or foot. We’ve made 10,000 copies, available at selected stores, cafes and boutiques island-wide.

Download 4-Sheet in PDF

festival guide

Making another comeback this year will be the festival guide in a brand new size and format, featuring extended synopses and exclusive photos from all the films featured in this year's festival, and specially commissioned essays on the festival theme of "On a Scale of Art to Design" written by Justin Zhuang, Adrian Shaughnessy and Yin Shan Yang.

The festival guide is complimentary for all festival attendees.

festival tote bag

We’ll be giving away a tote bag with any purchase from “The Art of Design” t-shirt collection at the Festival. You’ll also receive a tote bag if you book 20 or more tickets from now till 31 August 2014. Additional tote bags can be purchased for $25 at the Festival.