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Shifting Lanes: Race Against Time
Client: Private Commissioner

One of 3 editorial illustrations I did for a private commisioner for Shifting Lanes, a zine about emerging perspectives in Singapore’s racial discourse. Initial sketches played with the idea of Raffles' pedestal being a kind of awards podium hinting at the implicit racial hierarchy in Singapore, but the client ultimately opted for the last sketch, which works off the idea that the lived experiences of minorities today continues to be coloured by history in ways that are often subtle and rarely addressed.
© YY Liak, 2023