Feature: Earth Manual Exhibition (Kobe, Japan)
A year ago, Typhoon Gener hit the Philippines bringing in dark-grey skies filled with rains that left the country in a gloomy state. However, despite this sad event, Filipinos have remained positive in their outlook in life. To show encouragement to our fellowmen, Ayala Museum has called for inspiring works from designers with the hashtag #FilipinoSpiritIsWaterproof.
Recently, Ayala Museum’s graphic design campaign was selected to be part of the Earth Manual Project, an exhibition that focuses on a theme addressing disaster preparedness gathering exemplary creative approaches from different parts of the world, held at Design and Creative Center (KIITO) in Kobe, Japan. As part of the city-wide art festival (2013 Kobe Biennale), it will run until October 24, 2013.
It amazes me how design and art could be of help through social media. So, to the genius people behind this great campaign, I would like to thank them for giving us this wonderful opportunity!
You can see my artwork at the middle right on the first photo! A good friend of mine, Gian Nicdao, is part of the said exhibit as well! *highfive* Anyway, the photos are courtesy of Ayala Museum. You can see more here.
The Iridescent Experience
As some of you may know, I was chosen as one of the ten presenters for the Graphic Design category during the Behance Portfolio Review last November 5. Can’t think how much lucky and grateful I was until we, Kuya Glenn and I, were actually there. Upon entering the lobby, I was a star-struck guy while my eyes dazzle with shining glitters - AJ Dimarucot, Dan Matutina, Anjo Bolarda and some known illustrators were sitting and chit-chatting in the lobby while waiting. Thinking how it would turn out, I was really nervous the whole time. Still in awe, a lady approached and asked if we were there to attend the Behance Reviews, of course, we nodded and said “yes”. She then gave the freebies above, hooray!
Anyway, I wasn’t able to take a lot of pictures since the camera was so noisy. With just one click, everyone would hear that “chekerngkkk” sound and they might be disrupted while someone’s talking in front. Hence I focused on their presentations instead.
Here I was, anxiously presenting one of my works - Avengers Assemble and explaining the process behind. The awkwardness was totally over me at first but as I started talking, it all went off. Sir Dan Matutina’s critiques were quite overwhelming and intriguing as he gave them clearly and wisely. I might do a separate post on what I’ve learned from this wonderful event soon. Stay tuned!
The event ended; I gained plenty of creative information and I hope to live with them as I grow. I will not forget this day as it marks my second biggest turning point of my-future-career, I guess?
It’s unusual to have this kind of event in the country. Therefore, creatives grab such opportunity and make the most out of it. My deepest gratitude to the people behind, 98B and BehancePH team, for having this successful and meaningful occasion! ‘Til then!
Token Of Appreciation
Before September ended, Behance PH called for portfolio submissions of any emerging young photographer, graphic designer or illustrator. I took this chance so I submitted some of my works on the Graphic Design category and not on Illustration. As you may know, I’ve been into Typography as well making me more of a graphic designer rather than an illustration enthusiast.
Excited and nervous of the result, I waited patiently in hope to pass the screening. I then focused on refining my Manila Art so my nervousness could go away at least. By the way, If you haven’t liked it on Facebook, please do so!
After some weeks, they posted the short-listed artists and luckily I was part of it! I was literally shocked and jaw-dropped the whole time! Didn’t expect that they will choose me as one since there are a lot of great artists.
Hence, I’m here to say thank you to all my friends and followers who constantly give their support to me. You just don’t know how thankful I am now!
What they featured was my branding experiment of my beloved land, the Philippines. This project of mine focuses on promoting the country’s best tourist attractions by putting the name of that particular place with its notable landmark on the background and a PHL logo made by Kuya James. Click the link above to see it all!
Still preparing myself for the presentation though I don’t know what to say! This is a great challenge thus I hope myself a good luck.
98B together with Anjo Bolarda and some will be hosting this Behance Portfolio Review in the Philippines which will be held on November 5, 2012. Hope that everything’s going to be alright. See you guys!
Retreat in B/W
Having my last retreat with the grandeur class of St. Jerome was so sad. Right now, I’m currently thinking of having a side project that is dedicated for my section, including my adviser. Awww. :’-( I will definitely miss my whole 13ATCH (Batch 13) especially my classmates today because they’ve allowed me to lead them, at least, in the right path on their lives being the president of the class.
Enough of the drama. Anyway, we needed to make sure that it’ll be a very memorable experience. And guess what, we’ve succeeded!
Here are some photos I’ve taking during the said event. Will blog about it soon!
Goodluck to everyone who will take the test later.. and that includes me! So yup, hope I can pass. Have a great day everyone!