With the exception of my two aunts and my cousin’s family, all my extended family lives in Indonesia. Since 2005 I have gone to Bandung about every year and a half since my only living grandparent (my mother’s mother) is getting older. All over the cities there are food carts / ‘roda’ people navigate around to make a living, serving rice porridge, fried fish cakes, pancakes made from coconut milk, or so many other things. The carts themselves are small, but always have hand painted lettering on their windows serving as a menu and advertisement. Often times uneven and always lovely to look at, I decided to design a typeface based on one.

This is RODA. Completely in the works, and completely started because I miss Indonesia and my family.