Thai illustrator Tanawat Sakdawisarak has a coolly surreal aesthetic

Date
17 September 2015
Reading Time
1 minute read

Illustrator Tanawat Sakdawisarak has a beautifully crisp but detailed aesthetic. His scenes are a mix of the ordinary and surreal, with a crocodile carrying a surfboard in one image and a yellow bowling ball-like character running down stairs in another. Based in Bangkok, Thailand, Tanawat’s grid-like worlds are filled with numerous 80s pop culture references with a few Memphis touches thrown in for good measure, making it feel like you’re wandering through a coolly refined video game. But rather than the fluouro tones of yesteryear, Tanawat leans towards a more sophisticated palette of muted greens and subdued blues for his creations.

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Tanawat Sakdawisarak: Beach Room

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Tanawat Sakdawisarak: The Cost of Being Single

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Tanawat Sakdawisarak: World Imagination

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Tanawat Sakdawisarak: Note

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Tanawat Sakdawisarak: Chair of Megalomania

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Tanawat Sakdawisarak: Chair of Megalomania

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Tanawat Sakdawisarak: Beach Room

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Rebecca Fulleylove

Rebecca became staff writer at It’s Nice That in March 2016 before leaving the company at the end of 2017. Before joining the company full time she worked with us on a freelance basis many times, as well as stints at Macmillan Publishers, D&AD, Dazed and frieze.

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