Visual Communication – Hong Yu Ran

Waiting for the Eggs to Dance,
(& Other tales from my grandmother’s kitchen)


Project Description

Waiting for the Eggs to Dance, and other tales from my grandmother’s kitchen, is a journey of a woman through the eyes and taste buds of her family. Living in a time ravaged by war, poverty and cultural oppression during the Japanese Occupation in World War II. 18-year-old Soon Ee becomes a military nurse, wife and mother overnight. From the sanctuary of her kitchen, recipes recount the fight for survival through the war, each dish struggling for a cultural identity post colonialism period, cooking to find her independence in the modern world and feeding 4 generations along the way.

Project Type

Typography, Book Design/ Layout


20.5cm X 14cm


Perfect Bound Hardcover/ Paperback book


Hong Yu Ran has been using his visual communication background to navigate through the fashion world. He has worked for Audi Fashion Festival, Valentino, Retrospective: Past/Present/Future exhibition and most recently taking a sabbatical year off university to work for Italian fashion house, Max Mara in New York City as a Visual Merchandiser. Yu Ran was part of Nanyang Technological University’s Undergraduate Research Experience on Campus (URECA) program where he was awarded a grant to research on the iconography and symbolism in Laotian Textile. He hopes to further his education in the field of textile conservation and fashion curating.

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