Man & God
Man&God is a project of Art4Soul. This project is contributed by creative minds around the world; Austria, Brazil, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, The Nethelands, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, USA, Turkey and United Kingdom.
Man+God is a project by Art4Soul. It seeks to explore the relationship between Man and God through the eyes and ideas of creative minds of different faiths and various cultures. It re-examines the ancient questions of God in a new way at a crucial time. The result is a series of powerful and thought-provoking visuals contributed by notable designers and artists from Africa, Austria, Brazil, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, The Netherlands, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Man+God was launched in Kuala Lumpur in April 2003. It kicked off with a book, also titled 'Man+God', and a poster show. Since then, Man+God has been exhibited in Penang, Singapore, New York, Stuttgart Germany and Taiwan. Along its journey around the globe, not only has its number of contributors grown, the scope of this project has also expanded beyond book and poster design and now includes moving graphics, installation art and performing art; all of which were presented at the exhibition aptly titled 'Man+God-3 Years on the Road' in Galleriiizu, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 2006 and 'Man+God International Visual Feast, Taipei and Kaohsiung' in Taiwan 2007.
Some posters designed for this project and the Man+God book have won recognition in international and local award shows, namely the Singapore Design Awards 2004, Hong Kong International Poster Triennial 2004, Kancil Awards 2002/03 and MC2 Awards 2004. They have also been featured in local and international publications including World Graphic Design (New York/London), etapes (Paris), XFun (Taiwan), IdN (Hong Kong), Art & Design (Beijing), New Graphics (Shanghai), The Business Times and Zhao Bao (Singapore) and Malaysia's very own The Star.
Man+God is Art4Soul's on-going project. Through this project, the team at Art4Soul hopes to prompt its contributors and audiences to pause and rethink some very basic questions such as "Is there purpose in life?" or "Is there God?" and share with the general public the various thoughts on the theme of Man and God from different designers and artists.