The Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi (KPK) is theIndonesian Corruption Eradication Commission, which was formed after special consideration on the extraordinary nature of corruption in Indonesia. I was asked to make an illustration for a children book that taught them to learn about the concept of corruption and being honest.
First the manuscript take the main character as a boy, and I just feel that a human character for this subject would be to mainstream, so I’m trying to thing about other character that can catch a child attention, a naughty critter from Indonesia, a brave and wild one.
So my option goes to the red cat from Kalimantan, known as the bay cat or Borneo Cat. Look at his photo, isn’t he look scary and fierce? Haha.. anyway I won’t make a character so scary that children would run away by looking at him.But he end up like this. Cute isn’t he?
The story is teaching children to be honest, here the little kitten using his mother’s money to buy some ice cream without permission, so he’s a little overwhelmed and get a nightmare because of his guilty feeling.
And herewith the final version of the book, with a little bit additional story of traditional cake making as the background.
I hope this book could teach the children to learn about honesty, and bravery to admit one mistakes and deal with the problem 🙂
Never done this before, when ibu Nana from Lembaga Seni & Sastra Reboeng contact me to do some illustration for her book, a compilation book of children poems. At first I’m smiling at how this children described their feeling in poem, some poem are very children-angle-described, but surprisingly there are 1 or 2 poem that are quite deep. Interesting.
These are 2 poem taken from compilation, the first one is about the flight accidident Air Asia QZ 8501, and the second one is about disappointment & complaints. Part of it is below.
I meet the Lord
The Lord says: “I’m going to rent a taxi for you to return to earth!”
I answer nothing
And the Lord immediately kicks me to earth
I fall into the sea
Still lucky I am not dead
And the rescue team finds me
Our voices and Our complaints
Are like rubbish Oh, cry me a river Looking at the misery
Ombé Kofie Ombe means “drink” in Javanese. The main concept is something bold,
never ending and masculine. So I end up with something circular,
with shape that related to coffee stain under the main image.
The main concept is something bold, never ending and masculine.
So I end up with something circular, with shape that related to coffee stain under the main image.
With simplicity and one color that describe Ombe Kofie on the first place as a artistry coffee place for those who know the real taste of coffee.
Learning not to put sugar on the coffee. And I prefer a little bit of milk. 😀
Jln Pluit Sakti Raya No 117, Jakarta Utara 14450 Opening hours: 08:00 – 17:45 Monday – Saturday PH-Sunday 10:00 – 17:45 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org *All of the photo above were courtesy of Ombe Kofie.
Been working for a Christmas cards project, this time I collaborate my design with Mika doodles, to add an original children perspective of Christmas and style, and it turns out great.. what do you think :D?!
In this project I try to put the effort on the details, about the frog family expression, the mountain of stones that been taken away by the human, and the beauty of the ecosystem in this story. As this story are real life situation , about the rocks mining in Java, a little bit of Javanese culture is put inside the details, like the the “blangkon’ that the frog put on their head, the batik for dancing, and gamelan for the music instruments. Enjoy.. 🙂
Sketches and sketches…
:: Give our rock back!
:: Maybe we can do something…
:: From rock to rock we jump and play, from rock to rock we dance and sing!
Been busy doing these series, books series about a little boy named Alvin, this one is about what to do when you loose your baby tooth :). There will be 6 series about Alvin, I’ll post about it later.. 🙂
Psst, don’t you just love the unbalanced teeth? They’re soo big.. well it’s because the children face are still growing, so the unbalanced proportion of their teeth is so cute.. I do think so!