Temporary Press publishes books around art and design with an interest in ideas and practices exploring alternative or incidental notions of design. With limited resources, the press relies on economical design and production methods, often with a black-only Risograph and simple tools. Based in Singapore since 2018, Temporary Press is run by gideon-jamie and distributed internationally by Idea Books (ideabooks.nl). Contact us via email (temporarypress@gideon-jamie.com) or IG (@temporarypress

This is Not a Food Magazine


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2018, edition of 150
Written by Sheere Ng, published by Temporary Press
100p. b/w ills.
110 × 178 mm  perfect bound
ISBN 978-981-11-7815-3

designed by gideon-jamie

A collection of essays and articles about culture and identity in Singapore through the lens of food. This compilation contains contents ranging from Zi Char menus, Home Economics curriculums, unassuming kitchen/cooking tools critical for making signature dishes, to contemplations on specific local food or recipes. As designers, we also see interesting relationships between its contents and design; there are insights that might remain unnoticed if not for the author’s versatile and broad range of interests and inquiry.