Curhat Tita

This is a graphic diary written by Tita Larasati. First I read about her in Kompas. I was curious about it.I went to Gramedia and bought two books of her, “Curhat Tita” and “Curhat Tita: Back In Bandung”.

The books are about Tita’s daily life. She smartly put her real life into a warm and natural drawing. When you read her story, you’ll feel that you sit next to her and listen to her friendly talk.

Her graphic diary actually started in 1995 when she had the chance to do an internship in Germany for one year. There she sent news to her family regularly. Instead of letters, she made drawings of her daily occurrences on loose A4-sized paper sheets and facsimiled these to her parents in Jakarta. It turned out that these facsimiles were photocopied, multiplied and distributed to other relatives and friends. Then she knew that her curhat and daily notes belonged to many people.

Tita is a lecturer and researcher at the Industrial Design Department of ITB. More about her graphic diary can be accessed here.