Marcos Era Architecture.
This is quite something I wouldn’t really post about, but I suddenly felt like blogging my-own-country-related stuff. In the entire history of the Philippines, I think one thing Filipinos like myself should be proud of is the architecture of structures in the Marcos years (1965-1986). The infrastructure his administration built that time all seemed so advance and ‘state of the art’. One of the most concrete is the Cultural Center of the Philippines main building. When I was inside, I somehow felt like I time traveled back to fifty years ago.
Google Images, ‘cultural center of the philippines’
For a submission in my other major FA 101, I decided to create a simple vector of an Air Jordan Spizike, a popular basketball sneaker. I even sort of copied the advertising style of Air Jordan/Nike for the cover. Hehee. After making the Spizike, I incorporated the original image to a windmill by retaining its colors and the form factor of the shoe. I never thought that ‘reimagining’ objects by vectoring/photoshopping them would be fun. I also think it’s good exercise and practice for making objects versatile. I found this project quite fulfilling too!
Talk about modernism in structures.
As I’ve traveled to a lot of places in my country and in the world, I noticed that most buildings and houses are heading toward this direction. I mean they’re really nice and attractive but it’s somehow starting to bother me that ‘modern’ things in the world are all becoming look-alikes. The new houses being built lose distinction from other houses. Something like that. I think there’s nothing really wrong with it, but I just hope people would get more creative when they talk ‘modern design’ these days.
Confetti craze digital blast.
Since entering college, I became so fascinated with digital art and vectored objects. I even tried starting out myself on those already.They are things I wish to develop further for the future. In connection to digital art, I found these amazing works by Alessandro Pautasso from Italy. Though they might seem so mainstream for some, I just find it so cool! I could say it’s my kind of art too. I hope to do something like these in the years to come. They’re really great!
Something to brighten things up.
Here’s a nice and simple artwork I found while I was browsing through design stuff. The work itself speaks out its title, “Today Is The Greatest”; done by Christopher David Ryan. I like how it brings out a happy and positive vibe. Just looking at the work reminds me that I’m going to have a great day ahead, and another great day tomorrow!
Today is the greatest. :)
Another one from Childhood.
Aside from “Poldy” in my early years, I think the most memorable book I read as a child was “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle. It was also my favorite. Up to this day, I still love it! Though I may sound like a kid, the story is still very interesting for me at this age. Aside from the story itself, the illustrations are really nice and they are indeed pretty artistic. I love how the objects, the food and the caterpillar itself are painted. They are collage-like illustrations. Here’s the film version of the book! The Very Hungry Caterpillar is truly a classic.
One of the most interesting adventure-type activities I’ve experienced is Helmet-diving. This one was taken last year during my vacation in Boracay Island. The part of the sea where you would dive in is really deep. I think that was around 20-30 feet down. When you’re there, you get to feed the fishes and touch the corals (which is somewhat creepy and icky) while you and your friends get recorded on video. It’s pretty fun and worth your money! Just make sure you listen well to the dive instructor so that your ears don’t pop in that helmet!
A lot of things get pretty when they are placed in a backlit setting. In modern architecture and scenes, making use of backlights (sometimes called, mood light) is like a standard thing. It’s the kind of light that is not too dim nor too bright. I also like the fact that it does brighten up places without showing the actual light source. Pretty much, that is backlighting, There’s not much to be said about it actually. Haha!
Google Images, ‘backlit bar’.