Neon Escapism Series
GEMBALA ELEKTRIK [Electric Herdsman] is a visual communication design practice operated by Leopold Adi Surya. He is an Indonesian writer, graphic designer, and illustrator currently based in South Kuta, Bali. He received his MA (with Distinction) in Design: Illustration from the Manchester School of Art in 2019. He has designed and illustrated for leading literary outlets, such as Giramondo Publishing (Australia), Asian American Writers' Workshop (United States), Kompas Gramedia Group (Indonesia). His short stories have been published in the mainstream medias in Indonesia, including VICE Indonesia. He is also a student of traditional astrology (who is well-aware that some of the projects displayed here are antithetical to the paradigm). You can call him Leo, even though he is not a Leo. And despite being an “electric herdsman,” he actually aspires to be a water Pokémon trainer.
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Clients & collaborators
Asian American Writer’s Workshop
Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Kepustakaan Populer Gramedia
Manchester Art Gallery
École française d'Extrême-Orient
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