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Quantity Produced


Production Cost

SGD6,000+ taxes (US$4,652.25)

Production Time

3 weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

25 cm × 25 cm (9.84 in × 9.84 in)

Page Count


Paper Stock

Maple Snow 170gsm (uncoated)

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Hardcover with Cialux


Neutraface from House Industries
Farnham by Christian Schwartz


Sometimes it takes getting your hands dirty to really clean up, and that’s what Singapore-based Manic has done with their spotless, 10-year anniversary promotional piece. Better late than never, but, as their clients know, never late is better.

This book took forever (something like two years) to write, design and lay out. Whenever a paid project came along, it got shelved. Whenever we were unsatisfied with the design, it got stalled.

The lesson here is, when it comes to personal projects, to keep pressing on no matter how many times you’ve “hit the wall”. The old adage is true: It’s better late than never. And even though it’s late (we had the foresight to start on it a whole year earlier), we’re terribly glad that it’s done.

The other lesson is that a self-promotional piece is highly personal. This wasn’t obvious to us, and we delegated it several times. But it never worked. It was only when we rolled up our sleeves and really got our hands dirty with the writing and design, that the book started to come together and to feel “real” and honest. Also, printing on uncoated stock is not for the faint-hearted.

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Manic 10th Anniversary Book


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Manic Design
Design: Adeline Chong
Copywriting: Jimmy Tan
Design and copywriting: Karen Huang



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February 7, 2012


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