Saturday, 24 November 2018

little red dot

The always interesting Present /&/ Correct directs our attention to a new logographic resource in the Singapore Graphic Archive, showcasing dozens of vintage specimens from epherma like drink coasters and matchbooks to the emblems of corporations and professional associations of the city state. The title isn’t referring to a specific brand or establishment but rather to the way that the relatively diminutive manner in which the country is displayed on maps with its much larger neighbours—which punches culturally and economically well above its comparative stature. There are additional databases and galleries to be found at the links above.