Last weekend (March 15 & 16) was definitely one of the highlights of this year.
Aside from freelance projects I’ve been working on this month (read: A LOT), I’ve been busy designing stuff for this event and brainstorming ideas for the collaborative exhibit pieces by Archetype.
Type Kita is the first lettering and typography exhibit in the Philippines, so when Maan invited me to be part of it, I squealed internally and of course, said yes! The exhibit was at 10A Alabama, where most art fairs are held. It was the perfect place to house an exhibit like this.
After a long, long time, I finally got to do some product designing and sell my stuff again at a mini booth inside the event.
Stickers, notebooks, bookmarks, frames and my newly printed calling cards!
The photographer in me spent most of the time exploring the beautiful works that were up for sale at the event.
This is Patrick Cabral‘s. His work is amazing!
Two of Archetype‘s works!
Yummy pizza from Luca’s Corner
Spot Risa Rodil‘s beautiful work!
Me with the four pieces by Archetype. So proud of this collaboration! Lettering by me, photography by Tinne, art direction & post processing by Erika & Tosh. We wanted to emphasize the whole idea of self-discovery which explains why we came up with these sayings. :-)
more artsy stuff for sale at the event
A+ lettering on these cookies and it makes me wonder if people actually eat it.
The best part of the exhibit was seeing familiar faces, of course.
I got to meet some of my readers, followers, and as well as one of my idols, Fozzy! <3
And the default support system :-) Thank you guys for coming! Super touched also that my boss from Quirks dropped by. Working at Quirks has opened up a lot of opportunities for me in the past year and I am more than grateful. <3
Sunday was overwhelming. Aside from boothmanning alone, I had a lettering session in the afternoon with THE Patrick Cabral.
I tried not to fangirl too much and I also tried to keep calm even if there were so much people crowding over us. I was freaking out internally. So. Many. People!
(photo evidence from @popjunklove)
I casually talked about how I started and did some lettering requests. It was actually fun! :) Even if I was super scared at first because hello, who doesn’t when you’re surrounded by a huge number of people watching you do your thing? That does not happen when I work. Hahaha.
(thanks Kristine of Shutter Panda Photography for the photo!)
Spent the rest of the late afternoon doing more lettering requests and entertaining customers. Almost everything was sold. Wipeout! So, so happy.
I stayed for the mini get together with artists and got to chat with some of them (and realized I’m probably the youngest there, haha). They gave me a lot of encouragement and advice and I’m super honored to be able to talk to them (I am not worthy, promise) :-) I went home feeling super tired but fulfilled and extremely happy. I have no words. <3
Thank you so much, Maan and Roma, for inviting me and Archetype to be part of this event and congratulations! Can’t wait to see the Philippine art community even grow bigger and better as the years go by. :)