Theseus Chan is a rare designer who can radiate futuristic sensibility from printed media and who is always ready to embrace unprecedented ideas and inspirations. – Kenya Hara
Theseus Chan is a Singaporean graphic artist and printed matter designer with a keen interest in the visual arts, materials, printing and processing technology. His publication, WERK Magazine has garnered international acclaim for pushing publication design.
He was the first Visual Communication designer in Singapore conferred Designer of the Year at the inaugural President’s Design Award Singapore in 2006. In 2012, Chan was the first Singaporean designer to have a solo exhibition at the prestigious Ginza Graphic Gallery (ggg) in Tokyo and in 2015, he became the only Singaporean to be elected as member of AGI Alliance Graphique Internationale. International awards including D&AD Yellow Pencils, New York Art Directors Club (ADC) and the Tokyo TDC Awards.
His work is in the permanent collection of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York, and M+, Museum of Visual Culture in Hong Kong. Some of his collaborators include Comme des Garçons, Gerhard Steidl, Keiichi Tanaami and Harumi Yamaguchi.
In 2016, he collaborated with ISETAN The Japan Store. An experimental shop was formed though working closely with artisanal Japanese brands including Kaikado, Inoue Kogado, JoJo and Casio.