Between the Lines: Early Advertising in Singapore (2018)by National Library Board
Catalogue for an exhibition on advertisements published in Singapore from the 1830s to 1960s and how they reflected the development of its society.
Chinese Graphic Artists in Pre-war Singapore (2021)by Lee Chor Lin for BiblioAsia
Advertising art began playing a bigger role in the economy after several talented graphic artists moved from China to Singapore from the 1920s onwards. Lee Chor Lin highlights their works.
‘Dignifying Labour’: The History of Early Vocational Education in Indonesia and Singapore (2018) (2018)by Mitha Budhyarto and Vikas Kailankajue for Back to the Future [icdhs 10th+1 Conference] Proceedings Book
The earliest roots of vocational education (trade and craft institutions) in Indonesia and Singapore can be located in their colonial pasts as the Dutch East Indies and British Malaya respectively. In tracing the history of design education, an understanding of early vocational education and its legacies can be enriched by a comparative reading of the former Dutch and British territories.
Migration, Transmission, Localisation: Visual Art in Singapore (1886-1945) (2019)by Yeo Man Thong
Drawing mainly on advertisements and comics in Chinese newspapers, the book demonstrates how Singapore was an important hub for artists who travelled to and lived here during the pre-war period. The book was originally published in Chinese as 流动迁移·在地经历 : 新加坡视觉艺术现象(1886-1945).
Selling Dreams: Early Advertising in Singapore (2018—2019)by National Library Board
An exhibition exploring the development of Singapore society through its local advertising materials from the 1830s to 1960s. It was accompanied by a catalogue, Between the Lines: Early print advertising in Singapore, 1830s–1960s.
Tong Meng Hui, Visual Self-Representation of the Chinese and the Birth of Chinese Cartoons in Early Twentieth Century Singaporeby Lim Cheng Tju for Tangent Vol. 6 No. 2
A paper examining how the Chinese revolutionary organisation founded by Sun Yat Sen to overthrow the Qing Dynasty in China spurred the birth of the first Chinese cartoons to be printed in Singapore.
流动迁移·在地经历 : 新加坡视觉艺术现象(1886-1945) (2017)by 姚梦桐
Essays on the early development of advertising, cartoons and woodcuts in Singapore. In 2019, it was translated into English as Migration, Transmission, Localisation: Visual Art in Singapore.