Kyo is not your average smart techy guy, his passion for his work is about as much as what he have for traveling and photography. Recently, his landscape pictures has been published on a 4-page cover article on Manila Bulletin. His images are crisp with brilliant colors and interesting compositions.

Find out more about his photography on his flickr page.

Fun Fact:  Veteran graphic designer and illustrator Cynthia Bauzon-Arre was actually in a Coke TV commercial back in the good ‘ol 80s!  It is quite a small part where she appears as part of the young crowd, but still!  Check that out!!  It’s Pinoy TV history!  Debbie Gibson hair on everyone!  Coke in bottles!  Ultra in somewhat of a primordial form!  It’d almost remind you of how Megamall used to be a talahiban, your dad used to ride the Love Bus to work,  and you can’t get that “RA Home Vision” tune out of your mind.

Link via Cynthia Bauzon-Arre’s Plurk.  She claims to be the kid in the yellow sweater to the right of the screen around the 0:34 mark. :)

Ang I.N.K. (Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan) will be receiving membership applications. Deadline is February 13, 2009. Your application should include:

1. Accomplished application form. (text or e-mail me so I could send you an electronic copy.)
2. Applicants are asked to conceptualize a distinctly contemporary Filipino aesthetic to any of the following stories: Hansel & Gretel, Three Little Pigs, or Little Red Riding Hood. The illustrator must:

a. respect the original spirit of the story
b. anticipate story text place into their page design (dummy text may be used)
c. illustrate at least one full-color spread of the story that best exhibits the aesthetic and your skill.
(recommended size & orientation: 8 1/2 x 11inches landscape)
d. illustrate one or two bond papers showing eight to ten thumbnails
depicting your interpretation of the selected story. Legible. Color is unnecessary.

Open to Filipino citizens only. Those residing outside the Philippines need not apply.
The application should be mailed or submitted in a manila envelope, or a similar sized envelope with your name and address indicated on the envelope. Send original artworks at your own risk. All paper, works, and packaging submitted to INK for screening will not be returned to any applicant.

Seal the envelope with glue or tape (or both) and send to either address:

Ang INK
Room 307 Ang Bahay ng Alumni
R. Magsaysay Street
UP Diliman, Quezon City

OR

Blooey Singson c/o PRESS Inc.
3F CRZ Bldg. 1269 Batangas cor Guatemala St.
San Isidro Village, Makati City 1234.

The entries will be screened on February 21, 2009. If we contact you after the screening you must attend the Orientation Seminar (ORSEM) on February 28, a Saturday: 9:00am to 3:00pm. Please prepare the 150Php ORSEM fee (lunch, snacks, and happiness) and your corresponding membership fee

Students – 300Php
Professionals – 600Php

BRING YOUR ILLUSTRATION PORTFOLIO!
(Via Multiply)

AJ’s collab piece When Panda’s Attack with jimiyo is now eligible for Threadless Design of the Year! Show your support by voting for it here.

I was just eager to post this thing.  It’s the latest Skittles commercial featuring the Tagalog language and the usual oddball humor.  Kinda hard to explain and it usually sucks if I was the one summarizing it, so go ahead and check out the link.  It’s surprising and refreshing to see the Tagalog language used in U.S. television.

Not sure if there’s any Pinoy brain power behind this ad though.  Would be great to know if there was.