HALO, HELLO, HEJ!

I’m Aftri, an Artist and Designer based in Pontianak, Indonesia. My work identifies as playful and meticulous. I have special interests in Sweden, existentialism, and equality. Sometimes, I create based on my silly thoughts (like The ABC of Butts).

Available For:

  • Art Licensing
  • Book Illustration
  • Editorial (Print and Online)
  • Merchandise Design
  • Social Media Graphics
  • Hooray for finishing this year's @36daysoftype πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ whether you made it everyday, or still catching up, or just did it three times with no particular theme (like me πŸ˜‚).
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Here is my NINE for #36daysoftype_07 πŸ™ Created this based on my last year's Nine (the last picture). This was a super fun experiment. Loving this "mini type/lettering installation" I'm doing lately. Have you seen my "E"? πŸ˜‰ Might do more of this "real" 3D lettering! .
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This is made of a plastic media for the based on the nine and the hands, some felt fabrics and watercolor paper + soft wires for the handmade ribbon. I use @posca_pens to color the hands, ribbons and the leaves spines. (not sponsored).
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I recorded the gluing process in a time lapse and will post it in my IGTV tomorrow! Stay tune!
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#aftrisletter #36daysoftype #36days_9 #miniinstallation #artinstallation #letteringcraft #handcraft #numbernine #number9 #paperart #multimediaart #paperlettering #tactilelettering  #letteringinstallation #artoftype #makeart #3dlettering #artoflettering #designspiration #modernlettering @poscagallery @poscaoficial @poscasverige #poscamarkers #typism #Goodtype #thedailytype #typeeverything #typegang #typetopia #folioart
  • Or on any social media platform πŸ˜ΆπŸ˜‚ My #mondaymotivation today is watching @jvn learning chinese with @duolingo and gotta letter this wisdom from his caption πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
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Just got back on my Spanish lesson after losing 90 days of streak (coz I forgot to "buy" the streak-freeze feature when I was still in my mural making madness 😢) And for my Korean lesson, gosh, I feel like wanna give up. But I imagine meeting @leedongwook_official, @jaeuck.kim and Gong Yoo. Gotta impress them with my Korean, right? .
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Who likes learning language here? What are you learning right now? πŸ™‹
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#aftrisletter #twitterrant #jvn #jonathanvanness #loveyall #lettering #handdrawntype #Goodtype #thedailytype #peoplearecrazy #typeyeah #fuckyeah #typeeverything #typematters #womenofillustration #lovelettering #loveletter #jvnwisdom #typespire #showusyourtype #quarantinedcreator
  • Born To Create - Video

These days throw me back to the first year when I lost my Dad. The time when laughing (and feeling happy in general) felt inappropriate. I couldn’t let myself feel happy, because it felt wrong. I felt guilty of wanting to feel (or post anything) positive, because what I should do is just grieving and being sad all the time. That’s what’s appropriate, someone I love just died.
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People say it’ll get better in time (weeks. months, maybe?) but the feeling actually continued for another few years. So, I acknowledge now that some griefs will never go away. Like the grief of losing my Dad, I’ll always take it with me while life just keeps on going. Not until recently, that I feel okay talking about my Dad, without tears running down my face everytime the convo must popped up. 6.5 years later. And I still can't go through one thing: going to his grave.
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Back to today, I acknowledge that what I feel lately, is another grief. As the world has suddenly changed. The world that I knew merely three weeks ago seems like it’s gone in a puff. I felt like being happy is no longer appropriate. I felt guilty having a privilege to #stayhome and get well fed, while many others are suffering. I felt uninspired creatively, because what I do is no way near important and essential to what the world needs right now.
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So, I cried my eyes out for a few days, complaining lots of things to my friends, and hold myself off on anything I planned out during the last week of February.
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GOSH, it feels good now that I’m taking the time to feel aaaaall the feels. And to remember, by this writing, that life goes on, that eventually I need to keep moving on. And by the end of the day, even if all I can do is creating (not like doing anything super important like health workers and many humanitarian heroes out there), but I assure myself now that it’s okay. It is my part of this world, and this is what I was born to do, to create. (continued in comment).
  • Hello! How are you all during this surreal time? I feel really confused now, to be honest.
I finished two exciting projects this month, a podcast cover and a mural. So, in one way, this is like the best month I got so far in my freelance life financially. I also met new friends, new workshop partners, and was interviewed by a sweet group of a local university's journalists for their magazine assignment.
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On the other hand, after I finished all the projects and all those hypes starting to disappear, I feel forced back to the reality of what's happening globally right now. Makes me feel even more restless than I've been feeling for a while now, more anxious and more worriness about my friends all around the world.
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It feels too much to take in right now. I know that I can only take one day at a time right and be grateful with what I have. But I also feel guilty of having all the privileges I have right now, while many people are suffering.
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Probably I'm just still tired from the 9 days of working of my first mural project. Or probably I feel affected by what everyone else feeling and sharing (I'm a super sensitive person). Or probably it is the phase when I feel all the feels.
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I still don't know how to process this, so what I can do now is rumbling here πŸ˜” I hope that you're all stay safe, stay home (or wherever shelter you have right now), and stay healthy. If you're having a hard time right now, and it's hard to share, remember that I'm thinking about you all. We all do. Let's stay strong together ❀❀
  • I'm skipping from C to H in this series for today's @36daysoftype! You can watch the ABC on my IGTV page. I won't join the challenge this year with all the letters, as I'm full with jobs recently (which I'm super grateful for!). So probably I will continue jump to another letter without the alphabet order during this #36daysoftype_07 season. And there's another letter from last year's series that I'll bring to life in the coming weeks!
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Share with me if you practice this styles, don't forget to tag me (@aftrisletter) and I'll share your sketch in my story!
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Music: Blue Window by Jef
Video recorded using smartphone
and edited using InShot
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#aftrisletter #letterC #pencillettering #letteringwip #letteringsketch #letteringpractice #drawingletters #drawingpractice #pencildrawing #practicetoday #goodtype #thedailytype #50words #funlettering #letteringexercise #drawwithme #practicemakessomething #artoftype #kaligrafina #typegang #typematters #letteringvideo #10styleschallenge #typefacedesign #36days_H #homwork #homwork2020 @homsweethom @adobedrawing
  • Hooray for finishing this year's @36daysoftype πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ whether you made it everyday, or still catching up, or just did it three times with no particular theme (like me πŸ˜‚).
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Here is my NINE for #36daysoftype_07 πŸ™ Created this based on my last year's Nine (the last picture). This was a super fun experiment. Loving this "mini type/lettering installation" I'm doing lately. Have you seen my "E"? πŸ˜‰ Might do more of this "real" 3D lettering! .
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This is made of a plastic media for the based on the nine and the hands, some felt fabrics and watercolor paper + soft wires for the handmade ribbon. I use @posca_pens to color the hands, ribbons and the leaves spines. (not sponsored).
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I recorded the gluing process in a time lapse and will post it in my IGTV tomorrow! Stay tune!
.
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.
#aftrisletter #36daysoftype #36days_9 #miniinstallation #artinstallation #letteringcraft #handcraft #numbernine #number9 #paperart #multimediaart #paperlettering #tactilelettering  #letteringinstallation #artoftype #makeart #3dlettering #artoflettering #designspiration #modernlettering @poscagallery @poscaoficial @poscasverige #poscamarkers #typism #Goodtype #thedailytype #typeeverything #typegang #typetopia #folioart
  • Or on any social media platform πŸ˜ΆπŸ˜‚ My #mondaymotivation today is watching @jvn learning chinese with @duolingo and gotta letter this wisdom from his caption πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
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Just got back on my Spanish lesson after losing 90 days of streak (coz I forgot to "buy" the streak-freeze feature when I was still in my mural making madness 😢) And for my Korean lesson, gosh, I feel like wanna give up. But I imagine meeting @leedongwook_official, @jaeuck.kim and Gong Yoo. Gotta impress them with my Korean, right? .
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Who likes learning language here? What are you learning right now? πŸ™‹
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#aftrisletter #twitterrant #jvn #jonathanvanness #loveyall #lettering #handdrawntype #Goodtype #thedailytype #peoplearecrazy #typeyeah #fuckyeah #typeeverything #typematters #womenofillustration #lovelettering #loveletter #jvnwisdom #typespire #showusyourtype #quarantinedcreator
  • Born To Create - Video

These days throw me back to the first year when I lost my Dad. The time when laughing (and feeling happy in general) felt inappropriate. I couldn’t let myself feel happy, because it felt wrong. I felt guilty of wanting to feel (or post anything) positive, because what I should do is just grieving and being sad all the time. That’s what’s appropriate, someone I love just died.
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People say it’ll get better in time (weeks. months, maybe?) but the feeling actually continued for another few years. So, I acknowledge now that some griefs will never go away. Like the grief of losing my Dad, I’ll always take it with me while life just keeps on going. Not until recently, that I feel okay talking about my Dad, without tears running down my face everytime the convo must popped up. 6.5 years later. And I still can't go through one thing: going to his grave.
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Back to today, I acknowledge that what I feel lately, is another grief. As the world has suddenly changed. The world that I knew merely three weeks ago seems like it’s gone in a puff. I felt like being happy is no longer appropriate. I felt guilty having a privilege to #stayhome and get well fed, while many others are suffering. I felt uninspired creatively, because what I do is no way near important and essential to what the world needs right now.
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.
So, I cried my eyes out for a few days, complaining lots of things to my friends, and hold myself off on anything I planned out during the last week of February.
.
.
GOSH, it feels good now that I’m taking the time to feel aaaaall the feels. And to remember, by this writing, that life goes on, that eventually I need to keep moving on. And by the end of the day, even if all I can do is creating (not like doing anything super important like health workers and many humanitarian heroes out there), but I assure myself now that it’s okay. It is my part of this world, and this is what I was born to do, to create. (continued in comment).
  • Hello! How are you all during this surreal time? I feel really confused now, to be honest.
I finished two exciting projects this month, a podcast cover and a mural. So, in one way, this is like the best month I got so far in my freelance life financially. I also met new friends, new workshop partners, and was interviewed by a sweet group of a local university's journalists for their magazine assignment.
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.
On the other hand, after I finished all the projects and all those hypes starting to disappear, I feel forced back to the reality of what's happening globally right now. Makes me feel even more restless than I've been feeling for a while now, more anxious and more worriness about my friends all around the world.
.
.
It feels too much to take in right now. I know that I can only take one day at a time right and be grateful with what I have. But I also feel guilty of having all the privileges I have right now, while many people are suffering.
.
.
Probably I'm just still tired from the 9 days of working of my first mural project. Or probably I feel affected by what everyone else feeling and sharing (I'm a super sensitive person). Or probably it is the phase when I feel all the feels.
.
.
I still don't know how to process this, so what I can do now is rumbling here πŸ˜” I hope that you're all stay safe, stay home (or wherever shelter you have right now), and stay healthy. If you're having a hard time right now, and it's hard to share, remember that I'm thinking about you all. We all do. Let's stay strong together ❀❀
  • I'm skipping from C to H in this series for today's @36daysoftype! You can watch the ABC on my IGTV page. I won't join the challenge this year with all the letters, as I'm full with jobs recently (which I'm super grateful for!). So probably I will continue jump to another letter without the alphabet order during this #36daysoftype_07 season. And there's another letter from last year's series that I'll bring to life in the coming weeks!
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Share with me if you practice this styles, don't forget to tag me (@aftrisletter) and I'll share your sketch in my story!
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Music: Blue Window by Jef
Video recorded using smartphone
and edited using InShot
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#aftrisletter #letterC #pencillettering #letteringwip #letteringsketch #letteringpractice #drawingletters #drawingpractice #pencildrawing #practicetoday #goodtype #thedailytype #50words #funlettering #letteringexercise #drawwithme #practicemakessomething #artoftype #kaligrafina #typegang #typematters #letteringvideo #10styleschallenge #typefacedesign #36days_H #homwork #homwork2020 @homsweethom @adobedrawing
  • Too late for @36daysoftype but not too late for #homwork πŸ˜‰ I'm loving this project! Here's E for Experiment, E for Elsa ❄, E for my nickname Epie, and E for Elizabeth Gilbert!
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It just happened that I'm currently reading Big Magic by @elizabeth_gilbert_writer , and how I can make a relation between this project and the philosophy Liz talked about in the book πŸ‘€ It happened that I have everything that I need in making this E. No need to spend any money at all. And when I needed something, like the tiny scissor to make sure I cut a "perfect" corners, I actually have one in my manicure set bought like a decade ago.
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Seems like that "idea/inspiration" soul that Liz talked about it the book has always been there, waiting in the corner, for me to finally execute it and bring it to life in our world. I feel bad for it though, that it's been waiting all this time (like a year since I created the "sketch" for last year's 36 days of type, and I knew since that I want to "build" it for real). I know how annoying it is the act of waiting that I'm trying my best to not keep anyone waiting for me on any occassion. Nonetheless, I kept that one idea waiting for me.
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But, I'm also thankful, that this one idea is kindly waiting for me to make it happen, like it trusted me. That I'm the one who should do it. Like it knows how patience I am in the act of waiting, so it understands me and patiently waiting for me in return.
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I think I'm being too melodramatic now πŸ˜‚ I haven't finished the book yet though. Half through it, and it riches my soul already 😭 The book was actually recommended to me years ago by a friend, but I think my soul (and mental health) wasn't ready at that time. I finally bought it after seeing a review by another friend just a week ago. Guess that it finds its "perfect time" for me. Seriously though, I even cringe when I say this (coz I sound cheesy, omg). But it's the Big Magic i can't deny 😭

#aftrisletter #36daysoftype #36days_E #36daysoftype07 #homwork2020 #handlettering #letteringinstallation #letterbuilder #Ebuilding #letterinstallation #letterE #goodtype #thedailytype #artoftype #modernlettering #designspiration @homsweethom @adobedrawing

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