Muhammad Hariz Bin Azmi (he/him)
Lover of colours
Unapologetic maximalist &
H̶a̶r̶i̶z̶ ̶i̶s̶ ̶a̶ ̶S̶i̶n̶g̶a̶p̶o̶r̶e̶a̶n̶ ̶c̶r̶e̶a̶t̶i̶v̶e̶ ̶t̶r̶a̶i̶n̶e̶d̶ ̶p̶r̶i̶m̶a̶r̶i̶l̶y̶ ̶i̶n̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶f̶i̶e̶l̶d̶s̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶g̶r̶a̶p̶h̶i̶c̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶m̶o̶t̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶d̶e̶s̶i̶g̶n̶.̶ ̶P̶r̶e̶v̶i̶o̶u̶s̶l̶y̶ ̶m̶a̶j̶o̶r̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶i̶n̶ ̶b̶r̶a̶n̶d̶i̶n̶g̶,̶ ̶H̶a̶r̶i̶z̶’̶s̶ ̶w̶o̶r̶k̶s̶ ̶o̶f̶t̶e̶n̶ ̶f̶o̶c̶u̶s̶e̶s̶ ̶o̶n̶ ̶b̶u̶i̶l̶d̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶n̶a̶r̶r̶a̶t̶i̶v̶e̶s̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶c̶r̶e̶a̶t̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶c̶o̶n̶v̶e̶r̶s̶a̶t̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶—̶ ̶a̶l̶l̶ ̶w̶h̶i̶l̶e̶ ̶k̶e̶e̶p̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶a̶n̶ ̶e̶y̶e̶ ̶o̶n̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶b̶i̶g̶ ̶p̶i̶c̶t̶u̶r̶e̶.̶ ̶
Seriously, who cares? We live in a panoramic; Everyone’s got a story to tell and everyone’s gonna sell themselves. Between telling different stories and telling stories differently, I would rather listen. Particularly, listen to stories of the world and redesigning the way narratives are told. I bask in the sacrilegious act of mistaking art for design, and design for art, or perhaps I just don’t believe in the distinction of the two. I used to love writing highfalutin and showing off my ostentatious vocabulary but just for you:
I design art. Sometimes they move.
‘Neue Normal’ is an introspective project that focuses on the reflections of inner peace that arose from Singapore’s Circuit Breaker event of 2020. It features 2 parts — a typeface design attempt and a series of zines.
What is “new” in our new normal? What is normal in the new? At the time that this project was in progress, these were commonly echoed words in our attempts to try and make sense of the strange times we live in. But what exactly is the “new normal”? The project seeks to reflect on the transition and transformation of our world by looking inwards. Through an acceptance of chaos & an embrace of abnormality, the project seeks to discover explore inner peace that arose during the otherwise pandemonium of our pandemic.