Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Merchant Of Death

Hi guys..
This is my collaboration with Danot, graphic designer, illustrator from Jakarta  for his tee shirt label NOT.
The collaboration come up with  death as the main theme. after discussing the possibilities of the ideas and other technical things. I started searching several symbols that I think its quite enough to represented our perspective about the theme. thank you Danot! :)
You can also check his tee shirts and his collaboration with the other artist here

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Beautiful but in a some way they can be dangerously..

Happy B'day Mr. Kraan

a birthday gift for my inspiring friends Steven Kraan, who always makes everyone smiling with his hilarious works.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

things (that) they said been there

You are balanced, orderly, and organized. You like your ducks in a row.
You are powerful and competent, especially in the workplace.
People can see you as stubborn and headstrong. You definitely have a dominant personality.

You are very charming... dangerously so. You have the potential to break a lot of hearts.
You know how what you want, how to get it, and that you will get it.
You have the power to rule the world. Let's hope you're a benevolent dictator!

You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.
You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.
You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.

You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.
You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.
At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.

You are fair, honest, and logical. You are a natural leader, and people respect you.
You never give up, and you will succeed... even if it takes you a hundred tries.
You are rational enough to see every part of a problem. You are great at giving other people advice.

You are a very lucky person. Things just always seem to go your way.
And because you're so lucky, you don't really have a lot of worries. You just hope for the best in life.
You're sometimes a little guilty of being greedy. Spread your luck around a little to people who need it.

You are truly an original person. You have amazing ideas, and the power to carry them out.
Success comes rather easily for you... especially in business and academia.
Some people find you to be selfish and a bit overbearing. You're a strong person.

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.
You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.
You have the classic "Type A" personality.

You are the total package - suave, sexy, smart, and strong.
You have the whole world under your spell, and you can influence almost everyone you know.
You don't always resist your urges to crush the weak. Just remember, they don't have as much going for them as you do.

You are a seeker. You often find yourself restless - and you have a lot of questions about life.
You tend to travel often, to fairly random locations. You're most comfortable when you're far away from home.
You are quite passionate and easily tempted. Your impulses sometimes get you into trouble.

You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You're always up to something.
You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense.
You definitely are a handful, and you're likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.

What's Your Name's Hidden Meaning?

Sunday, August 28, 2011

26 on 26th

from Drawing Daily

from Straatjutter

There's something that I realize special in this year.
yup! I stepped 26 at August 26th. it's surely  that this phase happened just once in a lifetime.  and it's just started.
And it's rollin more special because at that day  I received a beautiful present from my friends an my fave artist  Drawing Daily,and StraatJutter who always inspiring and  also encourage me to share my daily drawing to you all. 
Check  their pages it's a must. I guarantee after that you will have a ton of reason  why you have to love them

Sunday, August 14, 2011


Illustration friday Continued!  topic of this week  is "swell"
got no idea for  my own "Swell", so I just start from the quotes in this topic.. 

"Some days you must learn a great deal. But you should also have days when you allow what is already in you to swell up and touch everything. If you never let that happen, then you just accumulate facts, and they begin to rattle around inside of you." ~ E.L. Konigsburg 

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Daily Drawing

In the middle finishing my paper for tomorrow.  got little stuck here...  So I thinks it will be nice if I shifted for a while just to share some update from my Daily Drawing  pages. Actually  last month I put a less attention for this project. "deadline" it's a words  that I believe actually  can't be an excuse for it.  But! I'll  try to fix it this month.


Saturday, March 19, 2011

2nd Week

Some of artworks in my daily drawing projects. Started by this month, hope it can always be publish everyday.  you can see all the artworks at here

"The gods of the city have called your name"  inspired from jhon frusciante songs Anne. 

"who are you ?"

Monday, January 3, 2011

RE POST : Update, by David Foldvari

just a note to say i'm still here, i've been getting quite a lot of emails requesting updates and new stuff - i am working on updating my website, and am holding back on any major updates here until that's done. it's obviously taking me forever, and this is due mainly to other work commitments, which have to take priority. watch this space meanwhile, a proper update is not far off now. you can also check the blog over at, which gets weekly updates.

on a slightly different note - a quick message to all illustration students. i've been getting an overwhelming amount of emails from students referencing my work for various projects and essays, and rather than copy/pasting the same reply to everyone, here is a little bit of advice:

if you study graphics or illustration, my most serious piece of advice to you would be to stop looking at my stuff for inspiration as soon as possible. if you want to be genuinely inspired or influenced by what i do, then look outside the tiny and insignificant bubble that is contemporary illustration. watch films, read books, look at other forms of art and design, learn about what's going on around you - anything that takes you outside illustration. despite of what your tutors may tell you, as an illustration student, referencing and studying other contemporary illustrators' work is not only going to damage your own work, but it will only help to homogenise and water down illustration as a whole. there is a big problem with illustration students at the moment - they are spending too much time referencing and copying other illustrators' work, and this will end their career before it has a chance to start. i'm only stating the obvious here, but as a student, you should do everything to make sure your work looks nothing like anybody else's out there, otherwise it will never be noticed, and you might as well get a job in mcdonalds.
i and most other working illustrators i know generally go and see a lot of degree shows, and anyone referencing other contemporary illustrators tends to be seen as ignorant and a bit second rate and crap - nobody wants to see the same old, but we all love seeing things we've never seen before, it's what moves this industry forward. as a new graduate, it's your job to move things forward, and by referencing other illustrators, you are doing the opposite.

so if you're using me as your contextual reference (or whatever), then do the following:
- stop looking at my work for inspiration, it is based on my own background and cultural references, and therefore no use to anyone but me
- look instead at your own cultural and personal background for inspiration, it's what i do
- look at 20th century graphic design and see how much of it you really understand. (i wish i had studied that stuff more at college)
- look at every piece of work you've done over the last year - how much of this work do you feel represents you as a truly unique individual, and how much of it is 100% different from what everyone else is doing? unless the answer is 'all of it', it's time to re-think everything.
(i'm not saying i'm exempt from this rule, i have to remind myself to do this a lot).

your tutors have a responsibility to educate you properly, and if they're making you reference nothing but contemporary illustration, they are failing massively. it's your degree, you should demand more.

that concludes my rant, feel free to prove me wrong by showing me amazing new work. there's a lot of new talent out there, it would be good to see some of it put to use.

site update coming real soon. posted by david foldvari at 6:16 PM