Art Rakhmat Jaka’s nostalgic and psychedelic illustrations
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Rakhmat Jaka’s nostalgic and psychedelic illustrations

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Giulia Guido
Rakhmat Jaka

Vibrant colors, bold outlines, elements of Western and Eastern culture coming together and giving life to chaotic scenarios. These are the foundations on which Rakhmat Jaka‘s entire artistic output is based. 

A native of Jakarta, Indonesia, Rakhmat Jaka is a graphic designer and illustrator who seeks his inspiration in every facet of his country’s culture, from movie posters to advertisements, mixing them with imagery related to Western culture, such as the MTV aesthetic that characterized the entire 1990s and beyond. 

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It seems that within Rakhmat’s illustrations there is room for anything, no limits, no prejudices, the important thing is that there is a vintage feel, of something that was and is no more. Old CRT monitors, the first Super Mario Bros, huge photocopiers and dozens of cables to connect mice, controllers, phones. 

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Starting with his history and a visual soul typical of his country, Rakhmat manages in each image to tell the story of the childhood and adolescence of thousands of boys his age. This ability to narrate an era and a generation has led him to work for magazines as well as brands and music festivals. 

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Written by Giulia Guido
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