Scroll through 18-year-old Danial Isaac’s Instagram account (@danialvisual) and one might find it hard to believe that this multi-talented creative individual was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at birth.
Cerebral palsy is a disorder that affects muscle tone, movement, and motor skills (the ability to move in a coordinated and purposeful way), but it is evident that the diagnosis has not stopped him from making a name for himself in the creative industry.
As a part of its 100th year anniversary, leading stationery brand, Pilot Pen Singapore, is embarking on ‘Colour Our World’, an initiative that shines the light on young creatives with disabilities.
It is partnering with local charity organisation for disabled children, Rainbow Centre, to launch a set of four limited edition pens, designed by four artistic talents from the Senior Art Programme at Rainbow Centre, for fundraising.
Through this campaign, Pilot Pen Singapore hopes to highlight talented individual with disabilities and open up future employment opportunities from industry professionals.
A registered charity and institution, Rainbow Centre envisions a world where persons with disabilities are empowered and thriving in inclusive communities. It works with partners, like Pilot Pen, to create opportunities for persons with disabilities to make the most of their abilities and participate meaningfully in society. The practice of art enables its students to express their inner thoughts, perspectives and emotions.
Each student artist worked on one concept and drew on different mediums, such as canvases and lampshades, using only writing instruments provided by Pilot Pen Singapore.
Their original art pieces incorporated graphic elements of geometry such as lines, patterns, and shapes. The artworks were then translated to digital formats to adorn the pen barrels.
The limited-edition pen set retails at S$10 and is sold exclusively online via the ‘Colour Our World’ microsite hosted by Pilot Pen Singapore.
Original art pieces created for the campaign are up for auction online and featured on the same platform.
The actual pieces will also be available for public viewing at venue sponsor, The Cathay, for the whole of September 2018. All proceeds from the sale of the pen sets and auction will be donated to Rainbow Centre.
Pilot Pen Singapore will also be giving four SBS Transit single deck buses a makeover, with digital prints of the students’ artworks covering the exterior of the vehicles. The campaign will run on bus services 16, 45, 165 and 852, covering the main parts of the island.
You can find out more about the campaign, purchase the pen sets or place a bid for one of the original art pieces here.