a day MagazineSep 2017 | Feature
Our Design Director's special zine for DOOR to ASIA featured on a day magazine.
Translated text snippet by Pat:A colourful zine from one of our designers from DTA program… This zine is highly suggested for a curious-to-know reader. Ryan, who made this zine and the founder of The Workbench chose to tell the story through its design and binding. If you flip through the book, you will just see photographs taken from TOHOKU. But if you peek inside, you could read the story behind.
Read all about it here!
Bangkok Art Book Fair 2017Sep 2017 | Exhibition
Venue: BANGKOK CITYCITY GALLERYDate: 07.09.2017–10.09.2017Time: 13:00~21:00
We are thrilled to share that we have a very special zine made for Door To Asia project on sale along with many other amazing creatives! Do drop by to check out the inaugural Bangkok Art Book Fair!
Asian Entrepreneur InterviewSep 2017 | Interview
Our Design Director is recently interviewed by The Asian Entrepreneur on his thoughts about Asia and business.
styleXstyle InterviewJun 2017 | Interview
styleXstyle caught up with our founder Ryan lately to find out more about being his own boss and sustaining the business.
Local Design Studies: Projects for Revitalising CommunitiesJan 2017 | Exhibition
Venue: Tokyo Midtown Design HubDate: 03.02.2017–26.02.2017Time: 11:00~19:00
We are excited to share that our Door To Asia project, together with a new zine, will be exhibited at 63th Tokyo Midtown Design Hub Exhibition. This exhibition introduces projects that have introduced design into Japan revitalizing communities. Do drop by to check out the exhibition!
Asia Pacific Design No. 12Dec 2016 | Award
We are thrilled that our works have been selected to be featured in Asia Pacific Design No. 12!
Asia-Pacific Design (APD) collects excellent graphic designs from Asian countries and those along the Pacific Ocean to be showcased in their annual publication.
K+ RJ Paper Colorplan Paper ExhibitionSep 2016 | Exhibition
Venue: K+ Curatorial SpaceDate: 07.10.2016—20.11.2016Time: 11:00~21:00
We are honoured to be invited as one of the 50 designers and studio to contribute a notebook cover for the exciting launch of Colorplan papers in collaboration with RJ Paper in Singapore.
Singaplural 2016: DisruptionFeb 2016 | Exhibition
Venue: Room 37, 99 Beach Road, S(189701)Date: 07.03.2016–13.03.2016Time: 11:00~22:00
We recently conceived an interactive installation entitled “Disruption” at Singaplural 2016, and collaborated with Reza San (Programming) and Fluttersound (Sound) to produce it.
“Disruption” is an interactive installation that explores the detrimental effects of noise in our pursuit for efficiency and modernity, making sounds much more pervasive.
Tokyo Type Directors Club Annual Awards 2016Dec 2015 | Award
We are thrilled to announce that our work for How To Ink has been awarded in-book for Tokyo TDC Annual Awards 2016! Got to be the best Christmas present for the studio this year.
The Greater Goods Collection 01Sep 2015 | Exhibition
Venue: The Substation GalleryDate: 10.10.2015Time: 12:00~22:00
As purveyors of craft ourselves, we are proud to contribute an artwork to this initative that advocates about printmaking to the public through fun and memorable prints. Come on down and get your hands dirty making your very own tote bag with the guidance from How To Ink!
Asia Pacific Design No. 11Sep 2015 | Award
We are thrilled to have our studio branding selected to be featured in Asia Pacific Design No. 11!
Present!: London Design Festival 2015Aug 2015 | Exhibition
Venue: The Proud ArchivistDate: 19.09.2015–27.09.2015Time: 08:00~22:30
Present! is a week long exhibition held at London Design Festival 2015 that brings together designers from across the world to raise money to build a 12-child home for street children in India.
We are honoured to be one of the 63 invited designers from all over the world, along with other Singapore represents &Larry, Asylum, Bravo and Roots to contribute a piece.
+65 Convos: The WorkbenchMar 2015 | Interview
“I am a sweatshop owner and I am responsible for imparting my knowledge to the next generation of young creatives” — Ryan Len
Our founder Ryan recently caught up with Ziqq from Design Says Hello, sharing his thoughts about the industry and our latest works.
The Design Society x ChinaHouseOct 2014 | Exhibition
Thank you The Design Society for inviting us to be a part of this show at The ChinaHouse, Malaysia! There, we feature our latest branding done for Of Labour & Love.
Lecture At First Media Design SchoolAug 2014 | Lecture
Our founder, Ryan, recently spoke at First Media Design School to share his thoughts on how to avoid being burnt out.
View the slides here!