I’ll be in the Philippines 3/29 at the Manila Collectible co
Right after our final tour of The Manila Collectible Co., you’ll get to meet Kristian Kabuay in his live Calligraphy and Baybayin Exhibit! Can’t wait to see everyone there!
Free Entrance. 3rd Floor Villa Blanca Bldg. (behind Manila Cathedral), Cabildo cor. Beaterio Sts., Intramuros, Manila.
Asian Journal recently did an article on me regarding my latest projects and specifically, my Sulat ng Malansang Isda (Writing of the Stinky Fish) documentary. This is a follow-up to a 2009 interview that can be read here.
If you can’t get a free copy of the newspaper, read the article here.
I’ve confirmed my participation in the upcoming Baybayin Summit in April in the Philippines. My talk will focus on prePhilippine native scripts as identity, promotion, and preservation in the Filipino American diaspora through art. Contact me firstname.lastname@example.org for speaking/art/workshop inquiries.
Come join us for Sisiklab (to spark) a celebration of activating our light through preFilipino tattoos, art, healing and music on 1/31 5-10pm at Ensoma 352 6th Street San Francisco, CA 94103 .
– Traditional tattooing by Lane Wilcken
– Baybayin jewelry by Ray Haguisan
– Baybayin art by Kristian Kabuay
– Healing by Jasmine Therese Esguerra
– Music by Ron Quesada
More info on the FB event
Annual review of the years top events, projects and what’s coming in 2015
One of the Philippines most popular brands, Team Manila, releases a Baybayin collection. I remember living next to these guys back in the day in Ortigas. Now look where the brand is! They’ve got stores all over the country and brought a sense of “Streetwear” to the Philippine masses. In their Baybayin Collection, they use the script as a pattern rather than words. Maybe in order to avoid mistakes? Notice the use of the diacritic markers similar to Arabic calligraphy. Props to Team Manila! This is great for the promotion of prePhilippine scripts. At least they used their own original artwork rather than ripping of artists like Walker Underwear.
I’m going to try and make it to this! April 9-11 2015, Pangasinan, Philippines