Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Lets talk about MYTH

I think this is the second time i will talk about my first selfpublished postcard book, MYTH, but now i want to talk few about reason and discuss about this book interior.

Reason why i made this postcard book? Basically its because thought Indonesia have a lot of interesting mythical creature, not much people know them, both International people or Indonesian people themself. You knew about the famous Pegasus, Griffon, Kraken, Orochi, etc, but i bet you don't know much about Lembuswana, Ebu Gogo or Singa.
To introduce this to International people, i made this postcard book and selling at Singapore convention, and then by order, i started to accepting local order.
First time, i'm planned to made this into book, but i hesitated and wondering how well this book will be accepted outside Indonesian market, that why i converted this to postcard book with more simple content for trial and error.
But someday, i hope i can published a book with more pages about Indonesian Mythical Creature.

The Cover

I like red, and i think red colour is pretty outstanding colour and people will easily notice this colour from far.
In first edition (right), i used Hanacaraka, you can read it as "Dongeng", Indonesian word that have same meaning as Myth. But to be truth i don't ask person who fluent to Hanacaraka to do beta of my writing since i only used digital font in photoshop.
So to avoid a confusion if someday my postcard book reached people who understand Hanacaraka better, i changed Hanacaraka letter to "Postcard book" (left).

I provide few sample inside the postcard book:
Inside 01

Left is index page, you can see the content of this postcard book, there will be 7 creatures included in this book.

Inside 02

As you can see, left side is the back cover of the postcard, its include information of each creature beside postcard design. Right side is other front cover, its not the front cover of left picture (left side has information about Singa, while right picture show Nyi Roro Kidul art).

And the last, bonus section.
Always included a gift for buyer, in first printing that i sold at Singapore, i included mini pin that have fish bone printed on it.
I planned to do different thing for second print, so i made a bookmark. Its also have fish's bone shape like the pin :)

Why fish? its my trademark now :D

If you interested to purchasing this MYTH postcard book, you can contact me at carribian(at) or just email artmedium.conceptstore(at) and asked for MYTH postcard book :)

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