Bangkok-based graphic designer, Manita Songserm is interested in the way communication intersects between art and design. From her typo-eccentric book covers to her self-initiated Typewriter Project art to her maximalist graphic experiments, Songserm’s work is always about concept interpretation. Her creative process begins with dialogue — utilizing concept, origins, and sorts as tools to dissect and assess the identity of a design. She illustrates this as, “before sailing into design, delving deep into the surrounding environment to realize what you’re sailing on.” This helps inform a distinctive, visual solution that is precisely representative of the project. “I try to be adaptable to what I have immersed with. I research through enough flows of information to be naturally influenced by them. Depending on the needs, I could swing my design ethos from minimal to maximal experimentation.”
Her concrete philosophy is that for people to fully experience a project, they must go beyond something she coins the safe zone, or the first impression of the visual. “You can notice that I always carry on the clean and minimal design, but if you look closely in the details, rebel is always a cause.”
Songserm is currently curating graphic designs for art exhibitions based on psychology, a topic she is passionate in exploring through her design work, that touch on subjects from mental disorder patients’ art to art therapy workshops.
“You can notice that I always carry on the clean and minimal design, but if you look closely in the details, rebel is always a cause.”
Written by Carolyn Rhee