Play Packet

Published on 26 March 2017

Photo: Ching/Green Plastic Soldiers

Because art is long & life is short.


Chinese New Year may be over, but ang pows (red packets) never go out of season — with birthdays, weddings, and everything in between! But for that zany colleague or friend, don’t you sometimes wish there was something less serious? The founders of rudepackets — Hon Jing Yi, Jill Quek and Tony Tan — certainly believe a little irreverent, uniquely Singaporean humour won’t harm. “We settled on the words fairly quickly because Jill and I are annoying people by nature,” says Hon, a journalist by day. “We did come up with a few R-rated taglines, but we can’t share them here.”

“When I first started designing them, I tried out some garish, rude illustrations. But we realised it was funnier when the taglines were contrasted with a subtle, clean design — it made them unexpectedly silly,” adds designer, Quek. These rudepackets double up as greeting cards, with additional space on the back to scribble personalised naughty notes to friends!

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