“Our task must be to free ourselves, by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty”
Hand bound coptic stitched publication, Humanity Strengths and Virtues.
Through photography, words and illustration, this publication aims to highlight the wonder of humanity and act as a reminder of all things beautiful in the world. People and Nature.
Pattern and Illustration: Vanessa Bong
Images: v&v photography
To celebrate the 150th year anniversary of the Zoo, the city of Melbourne partnered with 50 artists to create a herd of painted elephants.
The concept behind the design was to bring public attention to the diminishing numbers of Orange Bellied Parrots by producing a vibrant pattern of them. The painted elephant was exhibited at the Queen Victoria Market and auctioned for $8000 in support of wildlife conservation.
This project would not have happened without the help and support of some incredible people. I am forever grateful to:
Ned Culic, Emily Tang, Thu Hoang, Meiling Cheah, my amazing family and my darling sister Valerie Bong to whom all gratitude is due.
Thank you Melbourne Zoo for this amazing opportunity and thank you Queen Victoria Market for selecting my design.
Seen as some strange phenomenon; twins have fascinated and enthralled society for generations.
Highlighting some truths and exposing some myths, this info-graphic is a mixture of strange and wonderful things.
The information design was also applied to a “twin brand” of socks and t-shirts which offered guaranteed “instant twin-ship”.
Illustrations created during a four week residency in Prato Italy as part of the Monash University Culturescape program.
Created around the idea that walls served as their own historical cultural museum, the illustrations were built from the forms of renaissance paintings of Venus and Adam.
These forms were then built up in photoshop from the textures collected from travels around Venice, Florence, Bologna, Prato, Cinque Terre. This project lead to the creation of a collage series.