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Saturday, November 6, 2010

JP Cuison, advertising wonder kid, rock star, and and artist extraordinaire has released his gig posters to the wild. So now you can have a piece of his zaniness for you very own. Get it at Secret Fresh at the Ronac Art Center.
I got this Rizal Cyborg silk screen and I consider it one my best art purchases. I'm not going to say for how much but these posters are retailing for P2,500. Not too bad if you've scanned how much some art pieces are going for nowadays. 

What I really like about JP (aside from his killer Robin Padilla impersonations) is that he's managed to make our Filipino jeepney aesthetic cool. The jeepney aesthetic is a fantastically confused artform that's a hodgepodge of anything and everything we like. Look at the side of any jeepney and you'll see what I'm talking about. Filipinos just have this need to put their faith, their love for anime, a portrait of their first born, and anything they fancy in one canvas for all to see. JP's work is about turning over popular symbols by infusing it with unrelated imagery. Sometimes, it turns out ironic. Sometimes, it's just plain strange. Either way, it's electric. 

Oh, they're also selling toys from JP Cuison and other artists.

Friday, November 5, 2010

I'm a huge fan of Mich Dulce. She's always had a quirky distinctive style that's reminiscent of the good old days when women were proper, men smoked cigars, and tailored clothing was the norm. Not to say that her work is vintage because the structure and the cuts are very modern.

Stylish, demure, with a little wacky sewn in. That's Mich Dulce for me. One of my favorite Mich Dulce designs had this detailed print on it. (Btw, that's Bryanboy modeling it.)

Upon closer inspection, you'll see that the women are being very naughty indeed. Lately, Mich Dulce has been experimenting with hats and corsets. Her invite for Ayala defines her as designer, milliner, and corsetiere. (They forgot to put in vocalist and one time reality TV star.)

Award-winning fashion designer, milliner and corsetiere Mich Dulce invites you to her talk at the Ayala Museum this November 6, 2010.Trained at Central Saint Martins, London College of Fashion, and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, Mich Dulce will take you through her design process that has produced critically acclaimed pieces that push the boundaries of creativity.
Admission to the talk is PHP 125 for students, PHP 200 for teachers, senior citizens and Ayala Museum members, and PHP 300 for other adults.

To reserve call 757-7117 local 29 or email

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Brave Use of Coffin as Advertisement by St Peter Memorial Chapel

I work in an ad agency where we often pass around ads we think are particularly clever or insightful. Today, our big boss emailed this to us hailing it the "Ad of the Month". He was kidding. I think. Well, it made me laugh because despite its somewhat crude and morbid nature, it encapsulates how Filipinos view death. It's certainly not the end so why be so mopey about it? Most of the wakes I've been too had riotous moments of uncontrollable laughter. Even the most tragic ones had a point when we were all chugging down alcohol and recalling the funny situations we had shared. Filipino wakes are notorious occasions for gambling and karaoke singing. Weddings and deaths are really the big events that bring families together so why not make the most of it?

Our Creative Director for Digital says that St. Peter really does go out of their way to be innovative. They're the first ones to come out with the e-burol (translated to e-wake) so that loved ones from abroad don't have to miss out. Here's their website: St. Peter Memorial Chapel