On a recent trip to the Mint Museum of Toys in Singapore I was so enchanted by the bright colors and fonts seen on the packages of the delighful vintage toys, that when I returned to Jakarta I immediately went to work on creating items that conveyed the same of cheerful  and flamboyant qualities.

Tulisan’s Pepe Doll project was actually inspired by treasures housed in the Mint Museum.

 These rich colors and eye-catching fonts convey a kind of idealism & nostalgia that I wanted to further explore.

I love to delve into the past to seek out inspiration.  Often I find it when I look at vintage batiks or iconic graphics, but on that day it was found in the childhood playthings from decades past. Triple kisses, Melissa Sunjaya