UNAIR NEWS – His name is Adien Gunarta. A student of Communications Science recorded as one of UNAIR students who goes global. His skill in creating fonts has been acknowledged globally. One of his fonts, Ceria Lebaran was used in a Hollywood film, Despicable Me.
Ceria Lebaran was used in a scene showing Eagle Hair Club. It was shown for a club which sells artificial hair. “Film crew contacted me via email and confirmed that my font was used,” said Adien during interview last week.
Adien was proud as his creations often used at international level such as in a catalogue of Klingspor Museum Jerman, Macgill University, and included as Fonstruct Nominee, world competition for font creators.
The son of Sri Hartati and Muhammad Gun Abdul Rasyid has loved creating fonts since Junior High School. He thought that his talent was from his grandfather, Hadianto which was also a calligrapher.
So far, at least he has created 103 fonts and can be downloaded free on dafont.com. The names of the font were Indonesian-ish, Buka Puasa Bersama, Aceh Darusalam, Nur Kholis, and other Indonesian names.
Adien elaborated that some supermarket, food, and restaurant merchants have used his fonts. But not all of them confirmed the usage, Adien himself do not make the users confirm the usage beforehand.
“On dafont.com page, I suggest the users contact me first to use it. But, as it is easily accessed, not all confirm the usage,” he said.
Asked about the income from the users download, Adien said not all of them paid. It was like a donation, not royalty. It was also for Ceria Lebaran which was used in the film. “I got some money, not much but enough,” said the author of Javanese short stories collection Kiambang. (*)
Author: Rio F. Rachman
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