Logo and brand redesign for a local Japanese noodle house, Ramen Shokudo.
The chef's method of using handmade ingredients to serve food in contrast from the ready-made ones that are available in the nearest store is the essence of embracing and surviving the harsh contemporary while being deeply grounded and organic by its tradition.
The brand's principle inspired the development of the visual to represent pride and richness of the Japanese Ramen as the face of the brand as it welcomes the diners with warm and charm to share its authenticity and quality.
Three words to describe him: bouncy, quirky and squishy.
There was never a dull moment whenever I get to hang with this eccentric artist ever since I went in one of his barter performances.
His is work would sprinkle the audience with laughter blended with shock, sarcasm (and Chocnut) all the way and then drip you with a high doze of caffeinated reality in the end. You're pretty much awake and see things differently after the show.
He made his essence clear and easy for me to draw like I am copying a live cartoon character.
Catch and poke him on Walk This Way - The Intramuros Tour in Manila, your unorthodox guide to about Philippine history and Livin' La Vida Imelda (now showing in The Mirror Studio Theater directed by Jamie Esteban Wilson) about the former first lady from the Marcos Era.
Each weaving design is unique and never repeated as it is profoundly based on the weaver's dream from a fragment of her sleep, then the weaving and visualizing her dream to an actual material would take several days to months of work. An immense dedication and patience to their craftsmanship on today's modernization, or should I say they work hard to make their dreams come true?
This is another one of the study for the commissioned series by Mont Albo Massage Hut in 2016. Check out their page or in IG to see more of the illustrations.
Some past design studies of the slums that were suppose to be an animated short film that I have worked with my mentor, Hans Bacher.
The film is now scrapped and shelved in 2012, until it was redesigned to be one of the visuals for the Manila Biennale 2018 - perfect timing and "zero waste". Ha.