Natural vinyl de Kooky love
A great music t-shirt for all music & nature lovers ! Check out Kooky love’s first print at laFraise !
Hi Kooky love, nice to meet you!
Could you please introduce yourself to those in the community who don’t know you yet? How did you get into graphic design?
This is one of those questions that makes me think for hours. Ok, I will make it simple. Who am I? I’m Dina Prasetyawan aka kooky love, 33 years old, graphic designer for kids’ apparel in Indonesia and freelance artist. I’ve got the name of kooky love after I joined in threadless.com in June 2005. I’m just an ordinary guy who spends my life with a wife and a little daughter. I trust in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Saviour. I’ve always known I would be an artist or a designer as my dream career since I was a little kid. I’m a self-educated artist. I have never graduated from an art school/ college. I don’t have a degree in art. I have no style in art.
Since childhood I was brought up in a family that has always been on the move. If I count from childhood until I was a teenager, my family has moved as many as 7 times. It makes me have more acquaintances, friends, neighbours and relations of social relationships than other children who live permanently in one location. I am grateful for this. It has really enriched my social experience in the real world. It is also without my knowing has enriched the content and form of my artwork. Thank God.
What is the story behind “Vinyl story”? How did you get the idea? How long did it take to make it and how did you proceed?
The initial idea of Natural Vinyl is thus the story, I was actually preparing a design with another theme, namely, two cute animals holding a banquet at the afternoon tea party. As the banquet table and chairs where they sat down, I needed to find a reference image of the stump, and then suddenly I got the idea when looking at a stump with across section viewed from above. I saw the lines of tree age, looks like a classic vinyl record. Then I write down that idea, and I created it after the tea party between two animals was complete.
Executing the design process long enough, I had to wait for the two funny animals to finish their tea party banquet. I made a sketch after washing the cup – the cup for the tea party. Not bad, they paid me $5 for each cup. I finished the last vinyl natural idea about just one night, 3 hours of nonstop work.
I do it behind the washing plates & cups that have not dried. Sorry, but this time, the process of execution, I accidentally used a bitmap-based program to get a natural impression.
Kooky love, draw me your impression of the Indian summer! Thanks ☺
Dina Prasetyawan aka kooky love