An art director and graphic designer based in Jakarta, Indonesia, Godot worked in various design fields including corporate identity, publishing, illustration, and print material. In 2008, he started Welikerock, his own design studio, and works as well as the managing/art director of Babyboss Magazine, a creative print magazine from Indonesia with strong, rich visuals and featuring outstanding and experimental urban art. It is currently being published bi-monthly by PT Concept Media, publisher of Concept Magazine, a well-known local graphic design magazine in Indonesia.
What Godot has done with Vektorika is combine the old school print format with the distribution efficiency of the web--expansion of broadband internet only helps. Distributed as a PDF file, Vektorika's two-page spreads look beautiful when enlarged on widescreen monitors.
Just small enough to download in a few minutes, the magazine offers readers the benefit of printing any page (artwork) they want with enough quality to maintain the artwork's beauty. The format is not suited to all publications perhaps, but it has worked beautifully for Godot and Vektorika. In the words of one its contributors, Mark Wasyl, "Vektorika is inspiration wrapped up in one tightly knit package!"
This February, Vektorika is distributing its greatest hits issue: "The Best of Vektorika Magazine 'Sex, Vektor & Rock N' Roll'" (download here: www.vektorjunkie.com).
Q1. Tell us about Vektorjunkie. Why and when did you start the site and magazine?
Vektorjunkie was founded in early 2003. It was started as a personal online playground of mine, mostly vektor graphik illustrations. And I created a project called Vektorika magazine published in PDF format. It containing vektor illustration based on different theme each issue submitted. Since the response of vektorika magazine and the other projekts by vektorjunkie.com was really good now the site is moving towards into vektoriel portal online or collective vektor site. The main objective of the site and the magazine is to gain and share experiences and knowledge from other vektor fanatiks all around the world.
How did you choose the theme for your "Best of" issue?
Vektorjunkie.com have been through more than 5 years now and Thanks God we're still alive n' kicking. We would like to present the achievements by compiling some of the best artwork from previous issues of Vektorika (from issue 1 until the latest issue 10) and make it 'Sex, Vektor, Rock n' Roll' The Best Issue of Vektorika in issue #11. Big thanks goes to all the kontributors, partners, friends and our lovely fellow vektor fanatiks.
Q3. You have quite an extensive international network of artists. How did you build it?
I think it build itself along the way.
Q4. What is the graphic design scene like in Indonesia & Southeast Asia? Do you feel Vektorika is contributing to raising awareness of regional artists in the international scene?
It's growing and getting better everyday. I would say Yes, Vektorika will help to bring that level, so the rest of the world could see the productions from Southeast Asia or other Asia country.
Q5. Which issue of Vektorika did you like the best?
The last 5 issues is getting stronger... um maybe the Rock n' Roll Issue \|,,|
Q6. Who would you like to interview in the future?
Stay tuned for our fellow vektor fighters like 123klan, Toki Doki, Crisvector, J3 and many more!
Q7. Now that you've done a "Best of" issue, what's next?
Just wait and see :D
But this year we bring back the United Vektor Kalendar Project 2009, please check it out and download it--12 great vektor illustrations by 12 different artists and designers.