Wednesday, February 27, 2008


Online contests: love' em or hate 'em. There's no in between.

Here are a few of my entries to different competitions. Can you guess which one won a prize?

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

three cogs, five minutes

a potential client wanted a "fun, casual" mascot-slash-logo. the project's theme, as well as its name, was "cog".

Monday, February 25, 2008


concepts for a company mascot design.

Friday, February 22, 2008

useless things that cost money, #386

seen at trinoma mall: an indicator light to let you know which escalator to take when you want to go "up".

i'm a little insulted, actually.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

INK submission--rejected.

my stuff wasn't good enough for INK, so i might as well post them up here.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

meet jojoy. my kid named him.

we first saw jojoy hanging upside-down by his plastic leg band two weeks ago. the band had caught on the trap-door of my father's aviary (it only opens inwards) and at first i thought he was dead, but thankfully he was only exhausted.

but the band had scraped into his leg down to the tendon, so we took him home, disinfected the wound, and borrowed an unused rabbit cage to keep him in. he's been with us now for about a month.

jojoy looks at things. he watches me work at the computer. he coos for his meal when he sees us eating dinner. we feed him a grain mix for pigeons that we keep in a quaker oats tin, hence the product placement.

after he started walking on two legs again we tried letting him roam around the house (if he hasn't just eaten--things are tidier that way), and the kids squeal with delight when he beats his wings to fly across the room, or hang from the curtains, or slip down the side of the couch. he looks around and pecks at things.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

in 1958, a man named gerald holtom designed the bisected circle we've come to know as the peace symbol:

"'I was in despair. Deep despair. I drew myself: the representative of an individual in despair, with hands palm outstretched outwards and downwards in the manner of Goya's peasant before the firing squad. I formalised the drawing into a line and put a circle round it.'

Ironically the symbol itself is a mix of the military semaphore signals N — representing nuclear — and D — representing disarmament (semaphore alphabet). However, Holtom, a conscientious objector during the Second World War, subverted this use of semaphores by placing the D over the N, the “upside down logo” signifying his anti-military principles."

this year, the peace symbol turns fifty and there's a website where you can submit your own peace-inspired art to stand beside similar works by kate hudson and noam chomsky (mine is pictured on the left). there seems to be some sort of selection process though, because i couldn't find my upload in the main gallery.
edit-- ok it's up there now.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Saturday, February 16, 2008

you crammer!

this is one of three images that i am supposed to hand in tomorrow along with my ilustrador ng kabataan application.

naturally, i haven't done the other two yet.

it's gonna be a long night.

funny--all us INK applicants will be illustrating the same story: nanoy rafael's naku, nakuu, nakuuu! it's also the same story all entrants to this year's PBBY-Alcala contest will be illustrating.

i wonder what happens to all the works that don't make the grade. it would seem a waste, as they represent many hours of many people's lives, and it's not like those artists will be able to make use of them for other projects. hm. me thinkum too much. back to work!

drawing, with kids

ayan kase. pinakita mo pang pwedeng magdrowing sa kompyuter. yung "magic" na bolpen na walang tinta at yung "magic" na papel na di naman nasusulatan.

tuloy ilang beses isang araw: "i-drowing mo si spider-man!"

nasubukan nyo na bang mag-one minute sketch nang me nakakandong sayong dalawang bata?

Thursday, February 14, 2008

so it took me several hours to set up my desktop rss reader. i'm sure there was an easier way of doing it that i overlooked. or ignored. or just didn't know about. anyway, yeesh.
and the day after... info overload!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

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