Commissioned by Kevin Silalahi to design the visual identity for Gondang Turing, a music project that marries traditional Batak music with electronic sounds. I was inspired by this combination and wanted to take that concept through visually, by looking to traditional Batak artefacts through an electronic lens. I was also commissioned to create a sculpture as a centrepiece for an exhibition and a zine for distribution.
I looked to:
-- the Ulos: a traditional Batak textile, to create textural interest
-- Pustahas, a sculptural, traditional concertina-fold Batak book as a
predecessor to DIY bookmaking practices like creating zines
-- Batak script and explored language making and the connection
between sound and shapes
You can learn more about my process here.
The distributed zine is accompanied by 4 postcards and a a private Bandcamp code to claim. Feel free to contact me if you would like a copy!