Ours has been an inland family for as long as I can remember. But fate — or the objective conditions that we lived in, if you will — would time and again lead me to the edge of the sea, to the beaches and beyond.
I’ve been considering several variations on the central theme of rivers and indigenous life as the basis for the logo design of this website and the concept underlying it. Late last year, on the spur of an impulse, I dashed off a design study on a sketchpad using a Chinese brush, and did some digital photoshop magic to produce this:
The two letter I’s were shaped that way to signify a pine tree and also a native spear with barbs. I would have wanted a modified shape that could also represent, on top of pine tree and spear, also a pointed quill pen and a torch (like in the NMIN logo). But maybe that’s asking too much for a single design object to represent. Continue reading “The IRAIA logo”
Today, world-class champion Manuel “Pacman” Pacquiao notched his nth win in his professional boxing career, easily edging out Shane Mosley in points. Millions of Filipinos and other Pacman fans across the globe are celebrating, as usual.
I sense an undertone of disappointment, however, with many boxing aficionados saying that his victory over Mosley was one of Pacquiao’s “most boring fights” in recent memory. In my case, there was no time wasted, no disappointment. That’s because I didn’t watch it at all, knowing I’d just get bored. But mine is a radically different reason: Boxing in general bores me. Continue reading “Pacman’s art”