Netflix engages Penang-based illustrator for Stranger Things promo

Netflix has engaged Penang-based graphic designer and illustrator Ong Lyn-Hui as one of the 18 artists globally to interpret 18 episodes from the first two seasons of Stranger Things. This is in the lead up to the launch of the third season in July.

Ong was tasked to design a poster according to her interpretation of the Chapter Two: Trick or Treat, Freak episode in the second season of Stranger Things.

In an Instagram post, Ong said the opportunity to work with Netflix for the #StrangerRewind project was “unreal”. She added that seeing her work being featured alongside other renowned illustrators including Thailand’s Yozanun Wutigonsombutkul, South Korea’s Kim Jung Gi and France’s Jean Jullien was “incredibly insane”. A+M has reached out to Netflix for comment.

Ong is a graphic designer and illustrator at ForReal, an indie illustration and graphic design studio based in Penang. Among the list of clients that ForReal has worked with include Baskin Robbins, TradeWinds Asia, Wellness Quest and Funtasy House.

Netflix has been actively promoting the Stranger Things series. Earlier this month, it announced the launch of the Stranger Things mobile game in 2020 as part of a wider push to extend the universe of Netflix’s programming into other mediums.

The company also tied up with Coca-Cola to bring back the 80s-themed “New Coke” ahead of the new season, which will showcase stories dated back to 1985. It was also the year New Coke was first launched.

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(Photo courtesy: Netflix Facebook)