The past few months have been challenging for the creative industry, but here at The Wedding Notebook, we are very much encouraged by how wedding vendors have stayed strong and positive. This project, spearheaded by KAMI, is one of many beautiful initiatives.
Teaming up with the best local artists, fashion designers, interior designers, independent stationers and lifestyle brands, KAMI has produced this exclusive collaboration that embodies the artists’ signature aesthetics. What a gorgeous wedding invitation collection! It’s exactly what we need to get us all excited about wedding planning again.
All designs can be purchased on www.kamidesign.co under Artist Collection. KAMI is also committed to introducing a new local artist every month in order to continue to support this amazing initiative.
Adrien Kent, co-founder of Studio Kanta, is a Kuala Lumpur-based interior designer and sketch artist. His studio excels in varied design perspectives and visual storytelling, providing multifaceted services in interior design, graphic design, branding, wayfinding and product design. His clients include Common Ground, Nelissa Hilman, Fern and The Bijan Group. An avid hobbyist, Adrien spends his time practicing ballet, piano, the harp and the theremin. He was crowned winner of the reality TV show, ‘The Apartment season 7’, in 2019.
A bespoke letterpress stationery brand based in Malaysia, The Alphabet Press (TAP) designs and prints premium wedding invitations, business cards, corporate stationery and products such as cards and notebooks. Their 1950s vintage German presses ensure the quality of traditional craft production, combined with the efficiencies of modern industrial processes.
Born in Malaysia, Cassey had already graduated university with a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons): Chemical when she decided to go down a completely different path – design. She spent four years studying in London, graduating with a BA First Class Honours in Fashion Design & Technology: Womenswear from the London College of Fashion in 2012.
Founded in 2010, Whimsy Whimsical Paper Goods is a collection of woodland-inspired gifts and paper goods aimed at bringing a touch of whimsy into your daily life. Each and every illustration is lovingly hand-drawn to give it that personal touch, as it gently reminds you to cherish every moment in life with love and joy.
With more than three years under her belt as a wedding and event calligrapher, Shatila enjoys working with clients that are seeking that personal touch. Well-versed in both traditional and modern scripts, her unique signature style is loose, romantic yet structured – perfect for your special occasion. Rest assured that when you work with Shatila, everything she creates will be handlettered with love.
Arts & Crafts Artist
Pooi Chin believes that nothing is more intimate than communicating with loved ones through something as tangible as a handwritten letter, delivered in a carefully sealed envelope. She celebrates beautiful stationery the best way she knows how – with a true passion for crafts.
Piqued and pensive is how Nina, a Malaysian art director and illustrator, chooses to describe herself. She produces her best work when it is driven by powerful emotions, and her favourite art medium is watercolour. “It never comes out entirely as planned,” she says of her creative process. “It has a life of its own.” Nina specialises in brand identity, print design and graphic design. When she is not designing or illustrating, she can usually be found gaming, sipping wine or petting a cat – often all at the same time.
With a background in graphic design, Inez became a self-taught calligraphy artist in 2014. Together with Jil, another calligraphy artist, the pair has organised calligraphy workshops all over Malaysia. Inez eventually resigned from her day job to devote herself to teaching and working in this field full time. Her previous work includes both corporate clients and noted fashion brands, and she is currently working on producing premium metallic inks for calligraphy.
Tinytype is a design company based in Kuala Lumpur that focuses on illustrations and graphic design. Founded in 2013 by Zurisha, who was later joined by her partner Jim Ajmal in 2017, the company has grown into a design hub that specialises in all things pretty. Tinytypeʼs design aesthetic circles around clean, chic and fun themes, with excessive use of blush tones – their corporate colour. Best known for their custom illustration portraits and annual money packet charity drive, they have also dabbled in stationery, home decor, gift boxes, branding and packaging design.
Valenlim Studio is a graphics and illustration studio that is based in Kuala Lumpur. The team dabbles in a variety of fields, such as brand identity, print graphics, typography and illustration. Their work is heavily influenced by the local heritage and emboldened by a touch of modernist flair.
Eleanor is an illustrator and calligraphy/watercolour artist based in Malaysia. Her work typically features delicate nature-inspired themes, and when she’s not busy writing or painting, is often found drawing inspiration from sunny KL or searching for a good bowl of prawn mee and a refreshing serving of ais kacang to go with it.