THE GODFATHER OF LOCAL DESIGN: PANN LIM
Who he is: The multiple-award-winning designer and co-founder of design and advertising agency Kinetic Singapore. Why know him: Trust us, you already do. Lim, 44, is a multi-virtuoso in design, advertising, retail and art, and his creativity is evident across Singapore’s creative scene: from Notebook Vol.2: (a collaboration with specialist printer Dominie Press), Noise Singapore, K+ at Scotts Square (curated by Kinetic), to his work with car brand Mini. But perhaps his most influential work is a bit more personal. In 2011, he started Holycrap, possibly Singapore’s only creative collective whose members make up the same family – Lim, his wife Claire, 43, and their two children Renn, 13, and Aira, 11. As a family, they publish the art-meets-design (and award-winning, no less) publication Rubbish Famzine twice a year – proving that “education” really begins at home.
What’s next: The seventh edition of Rubbish Famzine will be out later this month at K+ Curatorial Space. The issue will focus on “the family’s fascination with film cameras” and, with its limited print run of 300, is likely to be sold out. Also, Holycrap will hold an exhibition at Deck in December.