LOKA MADE Pop-Up Postcards aren’t really postcards in the traditional sense, but are actually 3D artworks. The series feature scenes of traditional Malaysian shophouse façades. Instructions on how to cut, fold and assemble are printed in clear and easy-to-understand instructions on the reverse.
Apart from local and fantasy elements, the core of Loka Made is the imagination and exploration of the world during artist FeiGiap’s childhood. He sees the world through the perspective of a child, visualizing scenes of old cinemas, sundry shops, snack bars and other places he frequented as a child. With his artistic skills, FeiGiap transformed his childhood memories into vivid and lively paintings. Where there is life, where there are sceneries, that is where art exist. While everyone is reaching out to a new horizon, we should not forget about what we have right here around us. Understanding our own culture and background brings us a wider view and insight. This is the mission of Loka Made.
About the artist: FeiGiap was born in 1987 in Seremban. Malaysia. Collecting 12 inch action figures is his hobby. In 2013, he published Scenery, a series of his artworks. FeiGiap has thoughtful ideas and a deep interest in creating background sceneries with a fusion of anime characteristics and local elements. His art style is greatly inspired by Animation Director, Makoto Shinkai, the artist imperial Boy, the animation film Tekkonkrinkreet and other related works and novels. He aims to establish a dream-like world through his colour and fantasies. He graduated from The One Academy Illustration Course in 2008. Among his achievements include guest lecturer of The One Academy; publishing the Color of Scenery art print collection; founded Running Snail Studio with Creative Director, Audrey Chew in 2013; co-created the concept art and poster for the movie The Journey and worked on the National Day advertising poster for Petronas Malaysia in 2014. He started Loka Made in 2015.