Case Studies

Every project is different, but whatever the strategic objectives, the nature of the content or the timeline available, we always come through with the solutions. This selected portfolio takes you through the creative journeys of four recent past projects and displays the value our team brings to the table.

Seven Hundred Years

Seven Hundred Years: A History of Singapore

Four of Singapore’s most prominent historians - Kwa Chong Guan, Derek Heng, Peter Borschberg and Tan Tai Yong - had been tasked to completely rewrite an existing history book for a new and wider audience  

The book was to be published in 2019 as part of the commemoration of Singapore's Bicentennial. The first discussions began in early 2018 and were followed by a complex and competitive tendering process, which we eventually came out on top of.

Seven Hundred Years

Burmese Silver Art: Illuminating Buddhist, Hindu and Mythological Stories of Purpose and Wisdom

Mr David Owens made contact with us in 2019, in the hope we could help him publish and market a book on Burmese Silver Art. Not a subject you hear much about in everyday conversation, it must be said!

Our interest piqued, a meeting was speedily arranged and we started to pore over the content David had compiled over the previous several years. It didn't take long after seeing the stunning images of his beautiful collection to come to an agreement and get started.

Seven Hundred Years

From Kerala to Singapore: Voices from the Singapore Malayalee Community

This project began as far back as 2015, when Dr Anitha Devi Pillai called for an open-ended discussion on publishing options for a book on Malayalee heritage she was writing. 

We were happy to advise Anitha as best we could and provided her with the information she needed. When she came back to us a year or so later with the good news that funding from the National Heritage Board, Singapore, had been secured, we got down to work soon after.

Seven Hundred Years

A Dash of Szechwan

Nestled atop the Mandarin Orchard Hotel in the heart of Singapore, Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro had been receiving rave reviews and awards for its unique style of Szechwan cuisine for several years already by the time we met to discuss a cookbook with their team in 2017. What made this project particularly exciting was that this would be the first time Chen Kentaro's recipes would ever be published in English.