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The Sound of Dawn

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Sound of Dawn, Betina - Yellow Canary

Sound of Dawn, Betina – Yellow Canary

Love opens our hearts and minds
to unlimited possibilities

Love is the only reason
for our existence

Love is a universal gift
that does not choose sides

Love is my unconditional gift
to you

Every life form begins with love. As the first strokes of the sun’s rays fill every inch of space with cosmic kindness, darkness slowly bids farewell. Sleeping creatures start to wake, absorbing energy and transferring warmth to one another, making the earth beneath happier. Like a conductor who is about to lead a grand symphony, a shiny black cockerel raises itself onto a fence, summoning others to join his sunrise orchestra. Hummingbirds set the opening tune, and daisies dance the cha-cha, while leaves riding on a morning breeze sing a soothing ballad.
(Story and excerpt from The Sound of Dawn by Melissa Sunjaya)

Please join us for the launching Spring-Summer 2016 collection:
The Sound of Dawn

It’s tomorrow!

Where: Plaza Senayan, Level 2, Jalan Asia Afrika No. 8
When: Lucky Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 10.00am – 12.00pm
Meet Melissa Sunjaya and win bags and gifts!

Sound of Dawn, Jantan - Blue Note

Sound of Dawn, Jantan – Blue Note

The Sound of Dawn collection will be available at all of our Tulisan Jakarta Boutiques,
Plaza Senayan, Darmawangsa Square The City Walk, and Colony Kemang

We offer free delivery for order destination within Indonesia
Give us a call at +62 (21) 7278-0235
WA Messenger at +62 (815) 1051 7424
or email us at shop@tulisan.com if you need further assistance.

Photography by Tulisan Chronicles Team
Illustrations by Melissa Sunjaya

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Capturing The Delicate Sound of Dawn

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Feliz Tote, Jantan - Blue Note

Feliz Tote, Jantan – Blue Note

Love opens our hearts and minds
to unlimited possibilities

Love is the only reason
for our existence

Love is a universal gift
that does not choose sides

Love is my unconditional gift
to you

Sleeping creatures start to wake, absorbing energy and transferring warmth to one another, making the earth beneath happier. Like a conductor who is about to lead a grand symphony, a shiny black cockerel raises itself onto a fence, summoning others to join his sunrise orchestra.

Sailing Bag, Betina - Yellow Canary

Sailing Bag, Betina – Yellow Canary

Please join us for the launching S/S 2016 collection:
Sound of Dawn

Where: Plaza Senayan, Level 2
When: Lucky Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 10.00am – 12.00pm
Meet Melissa Sunjaya and win bags and gifts!

Tulisan team had finally pick the winners of our Bio Fantasy Photo Contest. Congratulations for all winners and thank you for the superb enthusiasm and effort from all participants. We should definitely do this more often.

Andini J Melatiputri (@putri_ajm)

Andini J Melati

Lucky winner

Abigael Farid (@keziabigael)

Lucky winner

Penny Sekartaji (@pennysekartaji)

Lucky winner

Their post fits our ‘Bio Fantasy’ perfectly. Congratulations!
Please claim your prize on our launching day this Wednesday.

See you there!

Photography by Tulisan Chronicles Team
Illustrations by Melissa Sunjaya

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Kartini’s Day

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Selamat Hari Kartini

Selamat Hari Kartini

“Terkadang kesulitan harus kamu rasakan terlebih dulu sebelum kebahagiaan yang sempurna datang kepadamu” R. A. Kartini

Kartini’s day is a special day dedicated to Raden Ajeng Kartini who has put up a brave fight. Recently on April 21 the Indonesian nation commemorate Kartini’s day.
That is all for women. This is how special day to further raise the awareness of Indonesian society or even the world, especially the women themselves – about women rights, their struggle for equality, and their important role in various spheres of life. Same as Tulisan’s values; empowering others, celebrating individuality, and caring for our world.

Selamat Hari Kartini!

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‘Hampa’ Be The Last Bio Fantasy Collection

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Luna Tote - HAMPA, Smokey Ash

Luna Tote – HAMPA, Smokey Ash

Kepada Sri

Sepi di luar. Sepi menekan mendesak.
Lurus kaku pohonan. Tak bergerak
Sampai ke puncak. Sepi memagut,
Tak satu kuasa melepas-renggut
Segala menanti. Menanti. Menanti.
Sepi.
Tambah ini menanti jadi mencekik
Memberat-mencekung punda
Sampai binasa segala. Belum apa-apa
Udara bertuba. Setan bertempik
Ini sepi terus ada. Dan menanti.

Hampa Prints Edition
will be released this coming
Wednesday, 23rd of March 2016,
at Tulisan Jakarta Boutiques,
in Colony Kemang, Plaza Senayan, and Darmawangsa Square The City Walk.

Hobo Tote - HAMPA, Fuchsia Fantasia

Hobo Tote – HAMPA, Fuchsia Fantasia

These March colours, Hampa Smokey Ash and  Hampa Fuchsia Fantasia are collectible and to be adored for generations. With a mindset of ethical business practice and environmental awareness, we have hand-crafted our whimsical soft goods in small batches through sustainable fabrication methods.

Available styles can be browsed through the following catalog:

Bio Fantasy – Hampa Catalog

Pouch - HAMPA, Fuchsia Fantasia

Pouch – HAMPA, Fuchsia Fantasia

We offer free delivery for order destinations within Indonesia. 
Whatsapp us at +62 (815) 1051 7424
or email us at shop@tulisan.com
if you need further assistance.

Warmest Regards,
Tulisan Clientele Services

(Photography by Michal Gorzynski)

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Tulisan Continues its Expansion in Jakarta

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We are very proud to announce the opening of our third store in the heart of Kemang. We will not only be celebrating the opening of our new store, we will also be commemorating our 6th anniversary this February.

Please join us for the grand opening of our store.

at Colony Kemang, Ground Floor, Unit 2
Jalan Kemang Raya No. 6, South Jakarta 12730
Wednesday, February 24th 2016, at 10.00am-12.00pm

Meet Melissa Sunjaya and come for an autograph!

Spend minimum od IDR500,000 at our Tulisan Colony store on the day of the grand opening to receive a gift from Tulisan Lucky Dip.

Luna Tote - MAJU, Smokey Night

Luna Tote – MAJU, Smokey Night

Maju

Ini barisan tak bergenderang-berpalu

Kepercayaan tanda menyerbu.

Sekali berarti

Sudah itu mati. 

MAJU 

Bagimu Negri

Menyediakan api. 

Punah di atas menghamba

Binasa di atas ditindas

Sesungguhnya jalan ajal baru tercapai

Jika hidup harus merasai

 

 

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Portico Tote – MAJU, Nero Forest

Maju Prints Edition from Bio Fantasy Collection

will also be released on the same day at Tulisan Boutiques, in Plaza Senayan, Darmawangsa Square The City Walk, and Colony Kemang.

The February colours are Smokey Night and Nero Forest.

Bio Fantasy – Maju Catalog

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Sham and Cushion Cover – MAJU, Smokey Night & Nero Forest

We offer free delivery for order destinations within Indonesia
Give us a call at +62 (21) 7278 0235
WA Messenger at +62 (815) 1051 7424
or email us at shop@tulisan.com if you need further assistance.

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The Year of The Monkey

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Happy Chinese New Year 2567

Happiness, Prosperity, and Longevity
Best wishes for the holidays and wish you luck throughout in the year of the monkey.

Happy Chinese New Year 2567
xīnnián kuàilè

Tulisan Chronicles Team

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Gift Ideas for Year of the Monkey

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Happy Holidays – Polka Dots Red Rumor

Warm hearted wishes for a happy Chinese New Year filled with all your favorite things.

Prepare your gift list in advance, so you don’t need to be stressed out with all this monkey year-end events. Tulisan has created a special gift guide with free services.

Select any of the items listed in the gift guide below to enjoy our free gift-wrapping services and free delivery for destinations within Jakarta area.

Click here to browse through our Free Gift Services catalog

Polka Dots Red Blush

Love – Polka Dots Red Blush

Polka Dots Red Blush

Love – Polka Dots Red Blush

Visit our offline stores in Jakarta at:
Darmawangsa Square The City Walk
Plaza Senayan

Give us a call at +62 (815) 1051 7424
or email us at shop@tulisan.com
if you need further assistance.

Tulisan Chronicles Team

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‘Merdeka’ in The Beginning of The Year

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Aku mau bebas dari segala
Merdeka
Juga dari Ida

Pernah
Aku percaya pada sumpah dan cinta
Menjadi sumsum dan darah
Seharian kukunyah-kumamah

Sedang meradang
Segala kurenggut
Ikut bayang

Tapi kini
Hidupku terlalu tenang
Selama tidak antara badai
Kalah menang

Ah! Jiwa yang menggapai-gapai
Mengapa kalau beranjak dari sini
Kucoba dalam mati.

14 Juli 1943

1512-NV | Merdeka – Nero Velvet, Carita Bag

Merdeka Original Edition
will be released this coming
Wednesday, 20 January 2016,
only at Tulisan Boutiques,
in Plaza Senayan and Darmawangsa Square The City Walk.

These January colours, Nero Velvet and Blue Note, are collectible and to be adored for generations. With a mindset of ethical business practice and environmental awareness, we have hand-crafted our whimsical soft goods in small batches through sustainable fabrication methods.

1512-BN | Merdeka - Blue Note

1512-BN | Merdeka – Blue Note, Concerto Purse

Bio Fantasy – Merdeka Catalog

We offer free delivery for order destinations within Indonesia. 
Give us a call at +62 (21) 7278 0235
WA Messenger at +62 (815) 1051 7424
or email us at shop@tulisan.com if you need further assistance.

Tulisan Chronicles Team

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Have A Wonderful New Year

Dear Beloved Friends,

New Year 2016

 

Love,

Tulisan Chronicles Team

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Letters in December

Postal Bag - Red Rumor

BPS1509-RR: Postal Bag, Aku mau bebas dari segala, Red Rumor | Rp450,000

The New Letters Edition “Aku mau bebas dari segala”
has arrived at our stores today
Wednesday, 16 December 2015,
at Tulisan Boutiques,
in Plaza Senayan and Darmawangsa Square The City Walk.

BPS1509-PR: Postal Bag, Aku mau bebas dari segala, Purple Rain | Rp450,000

BPS1509-PR: Postal Bag, Aku mau bebas dari segala, Purple Rain | Rp450,000

Now available in three bold colour ways:
Red Rumor,  Purple Rain, and Light Ecru

BBT1509-LE: Boat Bag, Aku mau bebas dari segala, Light Eru

BBT1509-LE: Boat Bag, Aku mau bebas dari segala, Light Ecru | Rp350,000

The artworks in this edition feature the excerpt “Aku mau bebas dari segala” which was taken from one of the most famous works by literary maestro Chairil Anwar, Merdeka (1943).

Give us a call at +62 (815) 1051 7424
or email us at shop@tulisan.com
if you need further assistance.

Tulisan Chronicles Team

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December Joy

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December Prints Edition has arrived at Tulisan Boutiques.
Available in two bold color-ways:
Penerimaan Nero Jet (1514-NJ) and Penerimaan Nero Indigo (1514-NI)
Watch video: MS_151201

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View the complete catalog of this edition:
MS_151201 PE_1514_CAT_LR

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See the Unseen at Monolog Plaza Senayan

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LIFE IN PINK (See, Understand & Love)
is a Breast Cancer Awareness campaign brought to you by Monolog & Tulisan.

Seeing the facts will give us knowledge.
Understanding our options will empower us.
Loving every molecule of our being will give us peace.
Now is the time for us to fight breast cancer.

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This ‘Life in Pink’ exhibition features 6 archival-quality giclée prints from the illustrated series Bio Fantasy by Melissa Sunjaya.  Bio Fantasy pays tribute to the great Indonesian poet, Chairil Anwar.  Each special work includes a short story and a red film lens for a second layer viewing experience.

Available in petite size: 250 x 200 x 40 mm and in medium size: 500 x 650 x 40 mm.

During the month of October all proceeds from the exhibit will benefit underprivileged breast cancer patients receiving palliative care services from dr. Maria Witjaksono.

Thank you for your support!


(Photography and Infographic by Monolog Team) 

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Casual Statement

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New arrivals in Tulisan boutiques: T-shirts for Letters Edition. Handmade with soft cotton materials, these t-shirts are comfortable casual wear. Available in 2 color ways: Light Ecru & Smokey Ash (Price: Rp225,000)

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For Men:

Crew Tee | ATC1510
S / M / L / XL

For Women:

Gwen Tee | ATG1510
S / M / L

Scoop Tee | ATS1510
S / M / L / XL


SAVE THE DATE:

Tulisan will debut Bio Fantasy, Fall-Winter 2015-2016 Collection

at Tulisan Plaza Senayan
Jalan Asia Afrika No. 8, South Jakarta
on Wednesday, 28 October,
10.00am – 10.00pm

This event is open for the public

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Inspiration of Bio Fantasy

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Bio Fantasy is a series of visual, musical, and storytelling experiments inspired by abstract microbes and their relation to human being. The inspiration and research behind Bio Fantasy came from personal observations on the interconnectedness of the universe. Just as cells communicate with each other to continuously deliver messages throughout the body, so too do humans as we relay information to each other.

Recent technology has greatly advanced this practice, taking our ability to communicate to a whole new level while diminishing the obstacles that distance, age, gender, and social status typically present in our everyday lives. Our smartphones and their associated technologies have become an extension of ourselves. Today we carry in our pockets the key to a secondary universe, which has its own distinct culture. This modern anthropology has presented a new type of interactions in our society which are more neutral and multi dimensional, as in the captivating imagery of microscopic cells.

Bio Fantasy is a tribute to Chairil Anwar. He was a modern man even by today’s standards and as such his work has never ceased to inspire young people or cultivate new ideas.  Even though he revered individuality, with Bio Fantasy we sought to extend his notions further, and celebrate the value individuality has within a larger society.  After all, social media – which extols personal expression – is useless without an audience. Indeed, art is not simply a personal commodity or national asset but should instead be preserved as part of our collective human heritage.

This project presents the viewer with a beautifully layered experience which I hope, like the timeless words of Chairil Anwar, will be remembered and cherished for years to come.

Triple kisses, M. S.

(Photography by Michal Gorzynski)

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Tulisan will debut Bio Fantasy, Fall-Winter 2015-2016 Collection
at Tulisan Plaza Senayan
Jalan Asia Afrika No. 8, South Jakarta
on Wednesday, 28 October,
10.00am – 10.00pm

This event is open for public

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Your words get into the vein
Reviving what was once dead

Breathing a genetic mutation
Penetrating electrical chemo invasion

Who are you, who am I
Not them, nor anyone

Living cells will die in vain
Only when senses stop being understood

– Excerpt from Bio Fantasy by Melissa Sunjaya –


Related Post(s):
1. A Tribute to Chairil Anwar
2. Inking Chairil Anwar’s Words

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Inking Chairil Anwar’s Words

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The craft of hand-lettering plays a big part in my next science fiction project, Bio Fantasy. The project is a tribute to Chairil Anwar. He had transformed the way our language, Bahasa Indonesia, was used in the past. He deconstructed formal syntax, to create different layers of emotion in his poetry. My exploration was about adding sensuality to the letterforms of his words.

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Like all handmade crafts, hand-lettering allows ourselves to experience mistakes. This craft can be therapeutic on a neurotic day.

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Imperfections are bound to happen with this craft. Mistakes such as misspelling of a word, smudged ink or a bad curve line.

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When I do find these technical defects on my page, I continue to ink. Until the flaws become a charming aspect of the work.

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It is important to get rid of the fear of making mistakes. I often get so anxious of making all the possible mistakes. This fear can stop me from inking the page. So the real challenge is to face this fear and to see the real beauty in many forms. The esthetic is subjective, so I have the option of breaking some lettering standards.

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What is most important for me is the experimental process which can open our mind. If the first word is ugly, the next one will be better and the 100th word will be inked with joy. So I practice a lot.

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The satisfaction from hand-lettering happens when the hand movement is free flowing like water. The aim is to make the pressure of the stroke to be light weight.

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We can twirl the pen as we drag it across the page to produce contrasting thick and thin strokes. Contentment and confidence usually produce a better quality of line.

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This year I have hand-lettered excerpts from Chairil Anwar’s poetry. The first one of this series is ‘Aku ini binatang jalang’. This work will make its debut on 30 September 2015 as part of Tulisan’s new product line – the Letters Edition.

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I hope you will enjoy this collection.

Triple kisses, M.S.

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(Photography by Michal Gorzynski)


Related Post: 
A Tribute to Chairil Anwar

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