“Grab Community: Custom Typeface as a Brand-Building Tool” from BITS10 is now on YouTube!

In this group discussion panel, our type director Sovichet Tep, the designer responsible for Grab Community Khmer; Carina Teo, the Head of Creative at Grab; Tan Sueh Li of hrftype, the designer responsible for Grab Community Latin and Vietnamese, and moderator Anuthin Wongsunkakon of Cadson Demak, came together to have conversations about the thought process behind Grab's rebranding, the creation of the Grab Community typeface, and the process of localizing them into many other Southeast Asian scripts such as Thai, Khmer, and Burmese. Watch the talk here


Our Type Director Sovichet is Part of the Granshan Competition’s Judge Panel

We are beyond excited to announce that our type director Sovichet Tep will be one of 8 Southeast Asian Script Specialists for the Granshan Competition, curating the world’s most exceptional typefaces beyond Latin; alongside Sasikarn Vongin, Suppakit Chalermlarp, Sirin Gunkloy, Tristan Hinkel, Sasikarn Vongin, Jinda Nuangjumnong, Fiona Ross, and Panuwat Usakulwattana. Submit your next great type before 29 February!


Designing A Brand Identity That Actually Slaps: Slaphouse

Slaphouse is a dynamic and emerging record label in Cambodia, featuring talented artists like Kwan, Maifern, Vito, M-Fatt, Mann Doss, and others. By pushing the boundaries of the Khmer sound, Slaphouse artists have achieved great success, amassing millions of views. We're thrilled to have worked with Slaphouse on the design of their brand identity, capturing their distinct, high-energy, and unapologetic spirit. Additionally, we worked with Sokai Yoon, a Khmer-American designer from Atlanta on the photography and art direction of Slaphouse's artist photoshoot.


“Learning Curve: Reconnecting Typography and Brand Identity Design in Cambodia” from BITS10 is now on YouTube!

While brand identity design in Cambodia has improved significantly in the past decade, there tends to be a disconnect between typography and identity design, in which typography is often overlooked compared to other visual elements within a brand's tool kit. In this talk at BITS10 in Bangkok, our Type Director Sovichet Tep and Creative Director Both Bou discuss the current landscape of Cambodia’s up-and-coming design industry and explore the common problems facing brand identity design relating to the lack of education and resources around Khmer typography and type design. We hope our inclusion in this event will help foster a stronger connection between our country and the rest of the world. Watch the talk here


Anagata Playlist #2: Sunset Drive

Introducing Anagata Playlist Vol. 2, a playlist hand-curated by the Anagata team. For our second volume Sunset Drive, we're compiling 16 songs for those drives home alone while you're vibing to the music and the sunset lights. Artwork by Oudom Chem. Find the playlist here


Why We Redesigned A Typeface For Thai and Cambodian Scripts

Here’s a look at the work we did for Grab’s expansion of the Inter typeface into Khmer and Thai. This project was initiated to make Grab more accessible to local users within these 2 regions. We worked closely with the Grab design team to ensure the Khmer retained its integrity while also aligning with the Latin's simplicity and versatility, while the Thai expansion was handled by the amazing team at Cadson DemakRead the full article here


Anagata Playlist #1: Minor Turbulence

Introducing the Anagata Playlist Vol. 1, which has been hand-curated by the Anagata team. Our first volume, "Minor Turbulence", is all about dealing with the conflicts, whether big or small, that you may be facing in your life. This playlist consists of songs that discuss confusion, and acceptance, and celebrate your journey so far. Artwork by Chansoksambath Chea. Find the playlist here


We made a shirt!

Introducing the first batch of Southeast Asian Designer's T-Shirts! Everyone is welcome to purchase one, regardless of whether you're a designer or not, and whether you're from Southeast Asia or not. The T-shirts are available in sizes XS, S, M, and L, and come in three colors: Black, Matte Gray, and White. The price for all sizes and colors is $18. Stock is limited, so order now at or +855 98 71 71 67 (Telegram). Anagata Merch is proud to offer you merchandise from the future!


AXEAN Festival x Anagata

The AXEAN Festival, previously known as ASEAN Music Showcase Festival (AMS), was founded in 2020 and has since grown to be a globally recognized platform that showcases musical talents from Southeast Asia and beyond. It also provides a venue for artists and music industry professionals worldwide to connect through authentic face-to-face networking opportunities. We're thrilled to announce that Anagata is the Official Design Partner of AXEAN Festival. This year's festival will be held at Goodman Arts Centre, Singapore, from 28-29 October 2023. Don't miss out on the chance to attend! Learn more


Interview with Sovichet with Communication Arts

Our type director Sovichet Tep discussed his experiences forging a new path for Khmer type design in the interview with Communication Arts. He discussed how he discovered type design, the challenges in pursuing the career in Cambodia, as well as his mission to promote Khmer type design in Cambodia moving forward, describing his ambitions to set out to do just that. Read the full article here


Both Bou will be BITS10 in Bangkok

Our creative director Both Bou will also be joining BITS as a panel speaker alongside Sovichet Tep, discussing “Learning Curve: Reconnecting Typography and Brand Identity Design in Cambodia'', where they will explore how oftentimes Cambodia’s visual designs have a disconnect between typography and brand identity, while sharing on how to improve visual identities moving forward to be more cohesive and effective. On top of this, our type director Sovichet Tep will also co-host a group panel discussion on “Grab Community: Custom Typeface as a Brand-Building Tool”. Both sessions will be hosted on 2nd November 2023. For more information, as well as ticket purchasing, Click here


Sovichet Tep will be at BITS10 in Bangkok

We are ecstatic that our type director Sovichet Tep is invited to be a speaker for two sessions at the BITS10, the first and only typographic and type design conference in Southeast Asia, currently in its tenth iteration which will be held in Bangkok. Throughout the conference, Sovichet will examine “Learning Curve: Reconnecting Typography and Brand Identity Design in Cambodia'', as well as a group panel discussion on “Grab Community: Custom Typeface as a Brand-Building Tool”, which will be also joined by Carina Teo, the Head of Creative at Grab; Tan Sueh Li of hrftype, the designer responsible for Grab Community Latin and Vietnamese. For more information, as well as ticket purchasing, Click here


Meet Our Strategy Director, Angkearith Mao, and His Top 5! 

"Top 5" is when the Anagata team shares a bit of who they are and their most loved, most obsessed, top 5 recommendations (often very cool things) on various things that they care about! This time around, let's meet Angkearith Mao, our Co-Founder and Strategy Director, who is a Certified Brand Strategist, a graphic designer, and a design lecturer. Since 2012, he has worked with clients from multiple industries such as Care International, Chavon Hospitality, and Toys&Me. Recently, he helped Forte and PlerngKob redefine their brands. Some stuff he loves includes The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (book), Notion, and WhatFont. To read more of the rest of his Top 5, and why he is obsessed with it, Click here


Both Bou at TypeLab Asia 

Cambodia has a young but growing design industry, and due to this, there is a lack of quality typefaces on the market that designers and brands can utilize. Our creative director Both Bou, talked about "Designing Brand Identities for Cambodia" at Typographics’ TypeLab Asia on Day 3. He will be showcasing our identity design projects from PlerngKob and Forte to display how he navigates around this issue through the use of typography and type design to bring better design sensibilities to the country. Watch the talk here


Design & Paper Talk 

Design & Paper talk is the first event of the new Anagata initiative, in collaboration with Cambodia Academy of Digital Technology, and Fedrigoni Paper. The objective was to help students and participants get a practical understanding of the working experience and in-depth knowledge from experts from various fields. Strategy director Angkearith Mao opened the session, followed by "Designing a Brand Identity" by our creative director Both Bou. Then, the marketing manager of Fedrigoni Paper SEA Mr. Kervin Ong Valero hosted “Art and Science of Paper Selection”, where he went through an introduction to paper’s history, how it is made, and how it is used in design and branding. Both presentations generated a lot of interest from the audience, and those who asked during the Q&A also received gifts from Fedrigoni Paper. The audience then also got the chance to look at Fedrigoni Paper's samples and make connections with other audience members.


Anagata Type ❤ I Love Typography 

As the leader in Khmer Typeface design in Cambodia, we strive to enrich and empower Khmer typeface design to the local community and the world by focusing on making legible typefaces, hosting workshops, and presenting at conferences all around the world. Until now, you can only get our typefaces by contacting us directly, and we feel we need to expand the accessibility of our typefaces to the world. We are ecstatic to announce our collaboration with ILT to bring this mission to the next level and as part of the partnership, we are also sharing three of our most popular Khmer typefaces including Niradei, Krasar, and Kanlong: totaling a combined 21 font styles and weight, with more on the way. Get Anagata Type now


Angkearith Mao on The Confusing World of Branding

Ask ten people to define “Brand” and you will get ten different answers; the word “brand” has recently become a buzzword thrown around by business owners, marketers, and designers alike, and its meaning has started to blur, like a game of telephone. Angkearith Mao, Anagata Design Co-Founder, and a Level C’s Certified Brand Strategist, is here to set the record straight, including why businesses need to define their own brand effectively. Read here×1489-1

Anagata Featured in Issue #102 of Eye Magazine

We’re thrilled that we were featured in issue #102 of Eye Magazine for our talk at the Typographics 2021 Conferences on Typography & Type Design in Cambodia, by Sovichet Tep and Both Bou, two of our co-founders. Alongside our work on Carlberg’s Sans and Grab typefaces, our friends from Malaysia and Thailand were also featured for their sharing on typography and type design in their respective countries.


Both Bou and Sovichet Tep at Typographics 2021

If Khmer has the most letters in the world (Psst! It’s 74!), What do Cambodians think about typography? Sovichet Tep and Both Bou discussed this in Typography & Type Design in Cambodia for Typographics 2021. Watch the talk here


The Significance of Good Logos by Both Bou TEDxRUPP

Logos are one of the most significant insignificant things in the world. They are everywhere, but not all of them are well-designed. The interesting thing about these logos is that when they’re designed well, we often never notice them, they just seem to become a part of our life, but when they’re not, they stand out, and not for good reasons. Drawing upon his experiences, Both dives into the nitty-gritty details behind what makes a good logo and how good logos can have a powerful impact on our lives. Watch the talk here


ATypl 2019

Back in 2019, our type director Sovichet Tep had the opportunity to talk at ATypl 2019 in Tokyo on 45 Days of Khmer Type, a project that aimed to promote Khmer type design, lettering, and calligraphy. In the first year alone, the project received 600+ submissions, from 20+ designers, with 5 different press releases. In the talk, Sovichet discussed the process of the project while detailing how this project is a wonderful addition to boosting the type of design community in Cambodia. Watch the talk here

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