21 July 2012

The Last Orangutans

Acrylic on handshaped skateboard
8.5" x 32"

Do you remember the time when this creature appeared on our national bank note?
Do you remember when you last see them on national tv?
Do you remember of someone who taught you of their importance?
Do you remember what the basic ingredients of your fried foods, moisturizer, etc?
Do you remember where this creature's habitats are?
Do you remember that we used to have forests, not palm fields?

If you do, please do your part.

09 February 2012

There's a Hint of Blood Scent in Her Hand

She has spoke what she should not, I am sure of that. Heaven knows what she has known.
Here’s the smell of the blood still. All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand. Oh, Oh, Oh!
What a sigh is there! The heart is sorely charged.
I would not have such a heart in my bosom for the dignity of the whole body.
Well, well, well.
Pray God it be, sir.
This disease is beyond my practice. Yet I have known those which have walked in their sleep who have died holily in their beds.
Wash your hands. Put on your nightgown. Look not so pale.—I tell you yet again, Banquo’s buried; he cannot come out on one's grave.
Even so?
To bed, to bed. There’s knocking at the gate. Come, come, come, come. Give me your hand. What’s done cannot be undone.—To bed, to bed, to bed!

22 July 2011

The Datsuns Gig, 21st July at Hard Rock Cafe Jakarta

After a 9 year await, I could finally see The Datsuns on stage and off stage. It was like a staged rehearsal actually, audience were less than 100 and barely dancing or stomping. There weren't rushing to the front row so I stood right in front of Phil the Datsuns. I could even investigate their gear. Could of steal one or two stompbox if I wanted to. But my hands were too busy doing air guitar. They were using pretty much the same gear as mine, but I never got to produce the sound they were bursting. Might need to omit some of my pedals that I never really use. The 9 minutes "Freeze Sucker" was not only the climax of the night but also an approval for the psych-esque poster I made for them when Dolf told me he like the lettering coz it reminds him a lot of Fillmore posters. Thanks Dolf and Phil.

20 July 2011

The Datsuns Poster

Done! See you at Hard Rock Cafe on 21st July, or at Rockvolution on 23rd July.

12 July 2011

Gig Poster

Working on illustration for a band that will be performing in Jakarta later this month. Can't tell the band name yet. But You can always make a guess...

10 June 2011

Mixtape #1

I was an avid mixtaper back in my youth. I would stay up all night compiling my favorite songs using my 'now defunct' Victor Tape Deck. It has the 'Dolby' switch that would make the song some how more 'warm', it was magical. But those days were long gone, and came the lazy culture of digitals and file sharing. It was my friend Anto Arief who brought back my interest in this matter, through his infamous "Mixtape Project".

When I talked about this to my ex-girlfriend, I was quite surprised by the numbers of mixtape I've made in my highschool years. She said she still has tons of cassette tapes I gave her (and ask me if I want them back, just in case). And she also told me that every cassette has its hand made or drawn cover, some absurd and fews are good she said. Then suddenly, I was reminded by the feelings while making mixtape. It was fun, it was emotional, like writing a poem or something. I used to compiled the songs in my head, write'em down, search for the records and copy them. Also tried to visualize the theme of the compilation.

So once again, after a while, I'm shutting all the digi-music player, compile some song in my head and draw some thing that I feel.

04 May 2011

Getting ready for "Interstellar"

Opening for THTC "Interstellar" Artist Series is getting so near. And tonight I'm re-illustrating "Musculinary", will be screen printing this poster for that opening and will be making it in limited numbers around 10 or 15.

If you happened to be in Bandung on 7th May 2011, come join me at Family Affair, Jl. Trunojoyo, around 5PM.

If you're in Jakarta, please visit the opening on may 21st- 2011. Event starts on 4pm at the goods dept. plaza indonesia, jakarta.