Posted by: nastypen | February 4, 2008

The Shortest Month Is For…

….it says a lot about when the month celebrating culture and arts is designated to the shortest month of the calendar. So, it’s that time of the year and I feel a little bit more bitten by the art bug. I’m going to be a little bit busier this month. I’m going to give the exam this month, we’re going on a field trip, too. I want to cram into my suffocating schedule time for the arts but I don’t know. I really miss watching theater…and by the theater, I don’t mean musicals. I miss hanging out in galleries with former classmates and painter friends. But, I got too much on my plate.

Ah well. If it’s any consolation for me, art is always with me. Forever. No month needed to celebrate that.  

I am going to be extra-busy this month.  I’m making a commitment to myself about priorities in my life and this is the month to do that because it is the last month of my 20s and I want a fantastic send-off to that decade and a fab entry to the 30s.

Next week is the department’s Culture Week and here are the posters I made. this is going to be my first culture week as a member of the UP Manila faculty. The department jokingly said that I am the Centennial graphic designer for the college, so I took the cudgels and designed a series of posters.

Here’s the Culture Week ’08 poster:

Here are the activities for said culture week. Prof. Joey Ogatis and I wrote the copy for the posters. Thank goodness for my stock photos I came up with collages and appropriate images. If I say so myself, I quite like the visual pegs and the recurrent theme running in the posters; clean, crisp and dynamic. I’d like to say that I made these posters under duress a.k.a. last minute. I had a design in mind and thought it was too elaborate. I was staring at my stack of books and got the idea of a slant in the pegs there.

This promises to be one of those show-down events, I’ll bring my camera and shoot like crazy:

Now, for the Jologs Quiz show, I have to give thanks to Ade, one of the funniest people in cyberspace for posting a photo on his blog that gave me peals of schadenfreude-laden laughter. I appropriated the photo into the poster and I obscured their faces with txt language and thought it is pretty nifty.

Culture is meant to be lived and not just enjoyed. Can’t stop the flood art, bitches.

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  1. oh oh! is that sir burn sa isa sa mga pics dun sa Culture Week ‘08 poster? heehee… c”,)

  2. hello, maita! yes, that’s him alright.


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