Friday, April 18, 2008

Shanty Kids

The idea of Shanty Kids was conceptualized by my ex-boss, Mr Yong Teck Meng, National Director (then) of Habitat For Humanity Singapore in 2007. Artwork & Design was refined and modelled by me using sculpey clay.

Boss was thinking of creating a mascot to represent Habitat and thus Shanty Kids was born. They represents the homeless children all around the world. Initially, ShantyKids were meant to be thank-you gifts for our kind sponsors. Then we wanted to mass-produced them and sell them as merchandise where funds will go to our builds for the homeless. Unfortunately, we couldn't get enough funding and thus ShantyKids project was "frozen". It's really such a pity.

Shanty Baby

ShantyKids Plaque

Ah Du and His Dog

We had collaboration with the local Ocean Butterfly Records.
Mr Xu Huan Liang wrote a song "家" and Ah Du sang it for us.
Wanted to make this as a thank-you gift... can't remember what happened in the end...

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