Sari-Sari Storybooks: Keeping Our Languages Alive with Children’s Stories

Sari-Sari Storybooks seeks a revival of Filipino languages with children's stories written in dialect. “Language holds culture, and we shape our realities through word,” Christina Newhard wrote to explain the importance of showcasing linguistic diversity, “If certain words simply don’t exist anymore, or the language vanishes, culture disappears.” Christina is a New-York based graphic designer [...]

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Take Five with
Natassja Velasco

This week for Take Five, we feature Natassja Velasco, advertising and branding creative, and a recent graduate of Bournemouth University's masters program. Nat used to be a visualizer at Publicis Manila. She designed my logo and helped put together this website. Like most in the industry, Nat was not initially set for a life in advertising. [...]

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2016 Readers Survey a.k.a. the Friendship Test

Let us work together in improving this blog. I can’t believe it’s only been six months. It feels like this blog has been around forever. Since it was launched in May, we’ve gone through a rediscovery of Manila documented through one photowalk after another, a few interviews and collaborations. It’s been busy, but even so, I’m sure [...]

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Take Five with
Don Michael
Acelar De Leon

Within the confines of whatever counts as office hours (it varies), Don Michael Acelar De Leon is an adman. He’s currently based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where he holds a regional post for Grey Worldwide. I had worked with him awhile, as had Bleps, in an agency in Taguig some two years ago. It was [...]

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