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Indonesian Batik Alphabet

Posted by rod - 08.12.2014

Indonesian Batik Alphabet

Graphic designer and Illustrator Haris Mustafa was inspired by Indonesian mythical creatures, stories shapes and colours which are used in Indonesian batik. He experimented with with the elements and formed the contemporary Alphabet Nusantara.

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Indonesia etc. book cover illustrations

Posted by rod - 21.04.2014

Indonesia etc. book cover illustrations

London based Illustrator Rod Hunt created the book cover illustrations for the Book Indonesia etc. by elizabeth Pisani, Art Direction by Michael Salu.

Where on earth can you take tea with a corpse, go hunting for whales, bunk down in a sulphurous volcano and incur the wrath of a crocodile whisperer? For encounters with the unexpected, look to Indonesia.

In 1945, Indonesia’s declaration of independence promised: ‘the details of the transfer of power etc. will be worked out as soon as possible.’ Still working on the ‘etc.’ seven decades later, the world’s fourth most populous nation is now enthusiastically democratic and riotously diverse. Over 65 million Indonesians use Facebook, though 80 million live without electricity. It is one of the richest and most enchanting countries on earth, but is riddled, too, with ineptitude and corruption.

Elizabeth Pisani, who first worked in Indonesia 25 years ago as a foreign correspondent and came back a decade later as a medical researcher, set out in 2011 to rediscover its enduring attraction, and to find the links which bind together this impossibly disparate nation. She travelled for over a year, covering 13,000 miles by land and sea, dropping in on local potentates and staying with farmers and fishermen, and nomads and nurses, often on islands too small to appear on a map.

Indonesia Etc. Pisani weaves together the stories of Indonesians encountered on her journey with a considered analysis of Indonesia’s recent history, corrupt political system, ethnic and religious identities, stifling bureaucracy and traditional ‘sticky’ cultures. Fearless and funny, she gives a compelling and sharply perceptive account of a captivating nation.

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Jakarta Illustrated Map

Posted by rod - 08.04.2014

Jakarta Illustrated Map

Indonesian designer Retno Hadiningdiah created this Jakarta illustrated Map for Nike ASEAN. Nike ASEAN held a Country Leadership Team Meeting in Jakarta with attendees coming from all around Southeast Asia. This illustrated map was handed out to the attendees along with some information about the city as their guide to the city during their whole stay.

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Explore Bali with Visa – illustration

Posted by rod - 01.10.2013

Explore Bali with Visa illustration

TBWA, Indonesia where responsible for the creation of the Indonesian ad campaign of the Go with Visa campaign for Visa. The ad agency commissioned Jakarta illustrator Bondan Gail to create the letters go. Bondan hand drew the letters and filled them with various typical and unique features such as the Barong and balinese temples that one encounters when exploring Bali.

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Indonesian phinisi boat transformed

Posted by rod - 26.09.2013

Indonesian phinisi boat transformed

The Indonesian Phinisi boat is a traditional two-masted sailing ship. Phinisi boats are mainly built by the Konjo tribe who live in Southern Sulawesi, Indonesia and would mainly be used for transporting cargo and for fishing. The Italian architect Sergio Supino transformed one of these traditional vessels into a super luxury party yacht called dragoon 130. via designboom

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24 hours in Jakarta – Indonesia

Posted by rod - 03.04.2013

24 hours in Jakarta, Indonesia illustrations by Patrick Hruby

 

If you had 24 hours in Jakarta, Indonesia what would you do? The Indonesian capital is full of colour and life and has plenty of sights to see and experience. With a population of over 10 million people and just as many taxis, cars, busses and bajaj the metropolis can be quite overwhelming, so what would you do? Qatar Airway’s inflight magazine Orxy has explored the city in their April issue, giving you an action-packed itinerary. Illustrator Patrick Hruby who you may know from some of CreativeRoots’s previous posts such as 24 hours in Tokyo and 24 hours in Nairobi has also created the Jakarta illustration. He included some of Jakarta’s main attractions, such as the boats of the old port of Sunda Kelapa, Indonesia’s famous shadow puppets and the cities National Monument (Monas), just to mention a few.

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Contemporary batik indonesia

Posted by rod - 07.01.2013

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Contemporary batik Indonesia are Flower petals, animals, mythological story, existing batik patterns and fragments of traditional textiles that all find their way into the contemporary batik patterns designed by Indonesian designer Intan Cheria. Here batik patterns fuse traditional Indonesian culture with a modern design style.

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Indonesia – From volcanos to rice fields

Posted by rod - 21.12.2012

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French Art Director and Photographer Thomas Ciszewski traveled to Indonesia and experienced some of the beauties of the country. Along the way he took some amazing photos of Borobudur, Gunung Bromo and Balis rice fields.

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Bali art merged into advert

Posted by rod - 23.02.2012

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Indonesian chocolate producer Fullo is giving away a Honda Scoopy. To promote this gift Fullo commissioned Indonesian advertising agency Creative Juice to design their advert. The advert is inspired by Balinese painting which is also know as the Kamasan or Wayang style. If you love the Wayang style but want to see a modern version, check out the Wayang Pop Art

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A to Z Archipelago – Indonesian type patterns

Posted by rod - 24.08.2011

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A-Z Archipelago is a decorative font, inspired by Indonesia’s rich and diverse heritage. Each letter captures a piece of Indonesia’s cultural patterns. The side project took over 10 years to complete by Agra Satria and his colleagues. Read more about the project via dgi

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See Indonesia poster design

Posted by rod - 09.08.2011

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See Bali, Sumatra and Java are a series of posters that depict Indonesia‘s strong warriors, temples, culture and dance. The posters 90×65 are created by LeBoYe and printed Offset onto 170 gsm. If you go over to the DGI website you can see the prices etc.

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Balinese Mask Set

Posted by rod - 28.06.2011

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Pale Horse take on the Balinese mask, created for an exhibit called “Honey, Poison & My Country” at Salihara Gallery in Indonesia.

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Indonesian Wayang Pop Art

Posted by rod - 13.06.2011

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Indieguerillas created these cross cultural paintings of the Indonesian Wayang puppets and blended them with bikinis, pop art, Japanese ukiyo’e, marionettes, Nike trainers and other westernised icons. The series of paintings called Fools’lore: Folklore Reload (2008), were exhibited at their solo exhibition at the Biasa Art space, in Bali, Indonesia.

Wayang is an Indonesian word for theatre (literally “shadow”). via dgi

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Postcard from Bali

Posted by rod - 18.03.2011

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Postcard from Bali (Canon 5d MkII) from Stephan Kot on Vimeo.

Postcard from Bali is a short video presentation of the islands nature, people and surroundings. Stephan Kot is behind this video which he shot with his Canon 5D Mk II

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The Mentawai people

Posted by rod - 02.03.2011

The Mentawai, Behind the Scenes Documentary from Joey L on Vimeo.

If you have see my previous post about Joey’s photos of the Mentawai people then this behind the scenes video is must see. I can just imagine what it was like to carry all that stuff through the jungle. found via metrobatavia

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Palapa-Nusantara Indonesian jewellery

Posted by rod - 08.02.2011

Five Product design students from Bandung Institute, Indonesia joined up to create the Palapa Jewellery.

This is what they have got to say about their JewelleryPALAPA begins with the concept of “giving” as it is an Indonesian people nature to give. It is reflected in many Indonesian tradition and lifestyle, from daily activities, to ritual and religious ceremony. Furthermore, it is a common thing for Indonesian to bring gift for closest people, like family and friends after their trip to foreign places.

We choose jewelry as a gift object to be developed, as jewelry is a product designed for exposing itself, and has an ability to create interaction between the user and others using its attractive visual appearance.

The basic form of PALAPA is a sphere sliced into eight pieces. Since sphere has neither front nor backside, dominant wouldn’t exist as all sides are equal.
The eight amount itself comes from eastern spiritual philosophy based on eight wind direction, which also represents eight ethnic group existing in Indonesia based on isle groups and islands in Indonesia; Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Celebes, Nusa Tenggara, Bali, Moluccan, and Papua. Each piece expresses the uniqueness of every ethnic group in every island, which is visually represented by its traditional decorative pattern.

As we collected images of Indonesia from all provinces, a combination of brown and golden shade dominate, which underlies us to make the choice of material; rosewood and golden metal.
Traditional pattern metal attached to wooden piece represents every ethnic group is unique, special and has their own characters. This pattern variation will enable people to choose which one represents them best.

Back to the main concept of giving, here every piece is meant to be given to closest persons as a gift from one who has bought PALAPA from Indonesia. Here, the act of giving will make a personal expression in both of the giver and the given one.

The basic structure of PALAPA is to unite all the pieces in one unity, which is a metaphor to Indonesia motto; Bhinneka Tunggal Ika (Instead of the differences, stay the unity). Every single piece represents uniqueness and diversity, whereas all the eight pieces are combined, a solid sphere will be formed. It represents unity, since a solid sphere wouldn’t be formed when apiece is missed.
PALAPA pieces are made from rosewood with the traditional pattern shaped metal attached on it. When apiece stands alone, adornment beauty shimmers with sparkle of the metal, yet a sweet humble brown appears when all the pieces are combined, philosophizing; to form a unity one have to forbear one’s ego to accept others.

It is all connected with the naming of PALAPA itself. The word PALAPA comes from Sumpah Palapa from Patih (vice regent) Gadjah Mada who has swore not to eat palapa fruit (nutmeg) before he could unite Nusantara – a term used by Indonesian people to define Indonesian archipelago.
Briefly, PALAPA isn’t only about a gift, or jewelry, but a message for Indonesia and world that together we should advance unity despite of our egos.
Created by Anastasia Sulemantoro, Annisa Fardan Nabila, Aulia Amanda Santoso, Emeraldi Kumastyo Paramaeswara and Maria Yosepha

via craftunbound

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Swarnadwipa Indonesia

Posted by rod - 18.01.2011

Harper’s Bazaar Indonesia commissioned photographer Nicoline Patricia Malina to travel to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Borobudur on the Indonesian island of Java to shoot for their mag.

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Bali hotel luggage label

Posted by rod - 20.12.2010

The Bali Hotel luggage label. Featured on the label is the mystical creature Barong,  who for many residents of the island of Bali, Indonesia is the village guardian.

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