Voices from the Courts is a collaboration between the artist Jack Tan and the Community Justice Centre Singapore (CJC), a charity based at the State Courts and the Family Justice Courts of Singapore, out of which a number of projects, events, exhibitions and artworks have emerged.
Inspired by legal statutes binders and being a project with collaboration at its core, the catalogue was designed with the mechanism of two parts coming together - Articles One and Two. The idea of two distinct fields coming together (Art and Law) is similarly represented by two accompanying typographic systems, each with its own distinct 'personalities': serif typefaces (Caslon & Canela) always centralised and justified; sans-serif typeface (Helvectica Neue) always left-aligned and ragged-right.
The other core idea of the project is the inquisition of the processes and relationships Tan had with CJC, a legal entity that was previously new to arts engagement. Flowcharts and diagrams were used to symbolise this idea, with various essays in the catalogue designed in flowchart form.
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