Gentle Bones with Bynd Artisan Capsule Collection, 2016
The Gentle Bones with Bynd Artisan Capsule Collection is an anticipated series featuring a line of four items which represents Gentle Bones’ daily necessities - T-shirt, Cap, Key & Card Wallet and Draw String Bag.
Each product is emblazoned with the ingenious motif which Gentle Bones conceptualised while the design feasibility of the series is the collective wisdom of both parties.
Designed in steel grey, the motif by Gentle Bones consists of the capital character “S” and is followed by a solid rectangular block of the same colour.
Born in the 1990s, Gentle Bones belongs to the last decade of young Singaporeans whose NRIC number starts with ‘S’. The conception of this motif reflects a Gen-Y’s appreciation for the usually-undermined system that gives identity to each individual.
Using black as the base colour for the series, Gentle Bones envisages this collection to be minimalistic yet conveying a powerful message in the absence of words. The T-shirt and Cap are made of 100% cotton and 100% polyester respectively while the Key & Card Wallet and Draw String Bag are made of genuine full-grain calf-leather.
About Joel Tan
Joel Tan, more widely known as Gentle Bones, is Singapore’s latest music sensation. Known for his distinct voice and lyrical songwriting, the music of Gentle Bones transcends the boundaries of taste, age and language. His creation represents the complicated mix of lost and hope which youth experiences on the exciting yet daunting path of finding themselves.
Soaring to popularity after the release of his first single “Until We Die” in 2013, Gentle Bones have since achieved numerous milestones in his career. Listed in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 2016 list alongside international artists which include G-Dragon and Liam Hemsworth, Gentle Bones is also the first Singaporean to receive the Super Nova Award at the Hong Kong Asian-Pop Music Festival. After signing a new contract with Universal Music Singapore, he also held his first act at Esplanade Concert Hall in 2016 in which the tickets were sold out within the first ten days. The enthusiastic reception prompted the addition of a second show and he became the first local artist to hold two shows at the Esplanade.