The Cure for Everything
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They get to work. Small hands even smaller against too-big chalk. “You’ve drawn too many legs,” says the girl to the boy, “chickens only have two.” Her companion explains that they grow one every year, up to sixty or so he hears. “That’s silly,” the girl says, “chickens don’t live that long*.” The boy takes out a photograph and explains his hen hatched twenty-four years ago*. Perhaps they had given her a green-hued brew*, the girl thinks: the kind in the movies that make you grow. She briefly wonders if animals threw birthday parties* too. At dusk, the girl and the boy step back to admire their obstacle course—pastel chalk lines between her house and his. The boy asks if they had done enough for the night: for the moon* was going to bed soon. “Of course not, can't you see?* ” she says to him, “There is so much more to do*.”

A fully illustrated yearbook for the National University of Singapore’s Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.

The Cure for Everything: An Academic Year in Pictures showcases the curriculum, service, research, achievements and student work of the school for the 2019 academic year. Each chapter dresses the topics as cures for various fictive ailments, coming together as a whole to indeed become the cure for everything.

︎190mm (W) × 260mm (H)

Art direction & design
︎Epigram Books

︎Kim Nguyen
︎Elvin Ching