Mahsuri: A Legend Reborn

The story of the young and beautiful Mahsuri, is a legend of Langkawi, who was accused of adultery and executed by stabbing. In this novel, Ooi Kok Chuen has retold and re-fashioned the story.

To accompany the painting by Kow Leong Kiang, who represents Mahsuri, this project required the title to be designed along with the interior layout. The title design incorporates the keris with an eagle hilt, as Langkawi is derived of two local words, meaning reddish-brown eagle.

Client: Ooi Kok Chuen
Studio: William Harald-Wong & Associates / 2016

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