Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Accented Identity

Not too long ago, after posting up my video interview with Baybayin.com, someone pointed out that I was pronouncing "Bathala" wrong as I was saying the "Th" sound in an English manner. Really, it's said as "bat-ha-la" (Soft a-). So, with this in mind, I give you, Ba-T-Ha-La: (click for full size)

Bathala

Baybayin Modern Print font by Nordenx, expect to see more designs using his fonts in the near future, that is until I finally create my own. With this piece, it's just big, bold, modern design on Baybayin. Scattered about is my last name, written in Baybayin, as if to say that's me still trying to wrap my head around the big picture of "Bathala". My last name characters are a PS brush, which I first tested in this design:

Lazaro

Anyways, expect to see the BATHALA available as an 8x10 print in the shop very soon.

Stay up,

~cyph

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2 comments:

sportaddict said...

this is a very cool project! Mabuhay ang Pilipinas... can you help me translate my nickname in baybayin??

i will create a print of it and stick it on my mountain bike...

here's my nickname: bogs

salamat!!!

David Lazaro (cyph) said...

Hey Bogs, it seems that I can't find your email address, so hopefully you'll see this.

"Bogs" would require use of the cross kudlit, so the characters you would use is Bo - G+ - S+ where the "+" represents the cross kudlit to cancel the vowel sound. Check out my Mabuhay tutorial for more: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5I45ugMoKSA