4.22.2017

Saving the Planet


One of the ways to save the planet is to stop producing new people.
Happy Earth Day. 🌎

3.26.2017

Oxfam : Women's Month | Indigenous Women

A short film I've worked with Oxfam Asia / Philippines about Asian indigenous women and their economic rights.


What fascinates me is that these tribes remain pure, humble and intact despite the strong colonization of the West for centuries and thus the commercial abuse and exploitation of the modern world.


I have enjoyed studying and designing each minorities and knowing only a morceau of their lifestyle and history.  So much to learn, so little time!



Credits:

Project Manager : Ella Quiogue
Speaker : Elina Horo
Direction & Animation : Kenny Tai
Music: "Where Silence is Nonexistent" by A Himitsu



3.18.2017

Oxfam : Women's Month | Domestic Workers

For the Women's Month, here's one of the three animated shorts that I've collaborated with Oxfam Asia - Philippines.





This film is about the current status and struggles of domestic workers around Asia, this project hopes to give them a voice and reach out to give awareness and respect to one of the oldest job in history.

Credits: 

Project Manager : Ella Quiogue
Speaker : Veny Non
Direction & Animation : Kenny Tai 
Music:

3.10.2017

The Three Deities

To celebrate the Women's Month, here are the three deities representing the basic Filipino / South East Asian essentials for healing, nurture and relaxation to the human body. These were used to be design studies for a spa salon that eventually got disapproved.

Coconut Oil represents nurture.

Banana Leaf represents healing.

Sampaguita Flower for relaxation.

Happy Women's Month!

2.14.2017

Valentine's Day from Sunshine Manibay



Meet Sunshine Manibay.

My secret / experimental project that I've longed to post since last April.
Please share the love and as I've said every year, Happy Valentines Day to all couples and Happy Independence Day to all singles. VIVA AMOR!

❤ ❤ ❤

Audio taken from a Youtube video.
Voice by DJ Kristine Dera (Colleen Parrilla)

© Kenny Tai 2017. All Rights Reserved

1.27.2017

Igorot Girl

From the high mountains of Northern Luzon, Philippines.

1.14.2017

Arabic Perfume


I went to Dubai last year and bought myself a perfume.
This is how I think it smells like.

1.06.2017

Yaya / Nana


Yayas create a special bond with children whose parents are away eight hours daily, that special bond blurs the line of discrimination and social classes. Thus they have become a second parent to some children including me.

 Should there be an International Nanny Day that is officially declared?

A late homage to the documentary film, "Sunday Beauty Queen".

Have a thoughtful day.

1.01.2017

Greenery


Pantone Color of the Year 2017 : Greenery
Refresh, revive, restore.

Happy New Year

8.20.2016

Nena the Aviator


She is a war veteran who got drafted at a tender age. With such misfortune, the war has left her a permanent scar, yet despite the limitations she is still on duty, a calling of responsibility to spread red balloons as homage to the victims of war. She carries on to fly for peace. Her name is Nena.

My first entry for Character Design Challenge for August 2016

7.29.2016

Darna

Darna is an iconic Filipina Superhero.

She is often compared to Wonder Woman because of her "official" and identical design
as portrayed and the over sexualization by the Philippine entertainment industry.

Needless to say, here is my own interpretation of Darna with influence from the Mandaya Tribe.

7.22.2016

Payday

May all your Fridays be payday and your Mondays be Fridays.
Have a great weekend!