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Khmer Graphics

Posted by rod - 13.05.2013

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The Khmer Empire was perhaps the most powerful empire in Southeast Asia, covering Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Southern Vietnam and parts of Burma. Nowadays people associate Khmer mainly with Cambodia. Vietnamese designer Nguyen Thanh Nhan recently completed a Khmer graphics project for Applied Art. The illustrations are influenced by ancient motifs of gods and mythical creatures.

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Cambodian contemporary art

Posted by rod - 31.08.2010

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Leang Seckon is one of Cambodian leading contemporary artists. His style is predominantly mixed mixed and collage based. It has a strong focus on his early artistic education, his enthusiasm to 1960s Cambodian pop icons and his up bringing under the Khmer Rouge. Images via bbc and idesignmagazine

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Fried Tarantulas in Cambodia

Posted by rod - 21.07.2010

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Do you fancy one of these big black hairy Tarantulas which are a delicacy in Cambodia and are consumed either deep fried or as a cocktail brewed together with rice wine and jack fruit. Cambodian‘s first started frying Tarantulas in 1975-1979 during the the Khmer Rouge regime where there was a widespread food shortage. Eating a spider is also consider to be medicine helping against back ache and apparently helps children with breathing problems. Would you want to eat one of these eight legged friends? Images via neatorama, chinadaily and parkerlab

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Khmer – Satay combination

Posted by rod - 13.07.2010

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Khmer satay sauces was designed by tdmarketing. The packaging incorporates typical Khmer features which can also be seen on the famous Angkor Wat temple.

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Angkor Wat photos

Posted by rod - 28.04.2010

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Incredible Angkor Wat photos. Angkor Wat is a temple complex in Cambodia and was built for the king Suryavarman II  in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. Angkor Wat has become a symbol of Cambodia, appearing on it’s national flag, money and it also has a beer named after it. If you haven’t visited this fascinating temple and its surroundings you should definitely put it on your travel to do list.  Images via industrialnature and flickr

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Sak Yant tattoos

Posted by rod - 18.03.2010

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Sak Yant also called yantra tattooing, is a form of sacred tattooing practiced in Southeast Asia countries by Wicha’s (magic) practitioners or Buddhist monks. The most famous temple for getting a Sak yant is Wat Bang Phra in Nakhon Chaysri out side Bangkok, Thailand. Records have shown that the tattoo dates back to Angkor times and the script used for Yant designs is ancient Khmer. Sak Yant derive from beliefs that are animistic in nature. Often, they feature animals, such as the tiger for which the monks of Wat Bang Phra are famous, and -consequently- it is believed the wearer will exhibit the characteristics of these animals. Thus a tiger tattoo will lend them strength and protection from injury ; a dragon signifies strength and wisdom, a lion dignity and strength. These tattoos can also consist of detailed geometrical patterns interweaved with prayers and spells that benefit the wearer. There is also a Sak Yant Festival at the Wat Bang Phra see video. images via life.com, nyenoona, muaythai, sak-yant, josefpolleross

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Cambodian Riel Money

Posted by rod - 08.11.2009

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Cambodian Riel Money via currencymuseum.net

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Cambodian tourism identity

Posted by rod - 13.10.2009

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Branding Cambodia: This is the new Cambodian tourism identity designed by Scott Lambert. Scott created a series of 9 logos representing different distinct characteristics of the country. Thanks to Scott for submitting this project.

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Cambodian Dance

Posted by rod - 25.09.2009

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Cambodian Dance – Celebration of the gods a book by Denis Heywood. via Amazon

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Khmer typography

Posted by rod - 21.09.2009

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Cambodian Khmer typography. via flickr and planet-typography

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Black Clouds

Posted by rod - 09.09.2009

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TomTor’s Black Clouds was an experimental design book based on the invasion of the Khmer Rouge (the red army) into Cambodia. Using letterpress and copy machine. More pages can be seen on TomTor’s web site

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Miss Landmine Cambodia

Posted by rod - 12.08.2009

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Miss Landmine, a campaign launched initially in Angola, is now being rolled out in Cambodia. Norwegian theater director Morten Traavik is working with a team of photographers and event managers to run a beauty pageant that raises awareness of the impact of landmines in countries affected by civil war. Twenty amputees representing their provinces pose for the camera with or without their artificial limbs. See the campaign online at miss-landmine.org/cambodia found via theinspirationroom.com

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Acleda Bank PLc. logo – Cambodia

Posted by rod - 25.06.2009

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Acleda Bank PLc. logo – Cambodia Found via seeklogo.com

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Coat of arms Cambodia

Posted by rod - 15.06.2009

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Angkor Beer

Posted by rod - 05.05.2009

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Angkor Beer is the offical beer of Cambodia. Found via angkorbeer.com.kh and flickr

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Caring for Cambodian’s Children

Posted by rod - 28.04.2009

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This long illustration is done for www.caringforcambodia.org formed by a group of kind voluteers, with a vision to provide Cambodia’s children opportunities to learn in safe, modern, technologically equipped schools. Please visit the site, make a donation and give colours to Cambodia’s children. (‘u’) Designed by OgilvyOne Worldwide Singapore found via sokkuan.blogspot.com

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Bokator

Posted by rod - 16.04.2009

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Resurrecting Bokator Khmer, The Nearly Lost Martial Art of Cambodia.
A new DVD introduces the world to the pride of Cambodian martial arts, while preserving a piece of history, which was almost lost. The Ancient Khmer martial art of Bokator is something which belongs only to Cambodia. The proof is written in stone, on the walls of Angkor Wat. A thousand years of war with Thailand and Vietnam, followed by the Khmer Rouge Genocide nearly wiped this art off of the face of the Earth. Found via Mr. B

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Cambodian Stamps

Posted by rod - 02.04.2009

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Here a little stamp collection from Cambodia. found via seserak.blogspot.com, bisean.blogspot.com, danstopicals.com, humanflowerproject.com, pro.corbis.com, flickr.com

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