Friday, April 30, 2010

Profile shot


What is SB1070? Here's the fact sheet, and here's the commentary...

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Putula v Futura

2010 workshop attendees will already have received a copy of this, but now the rest of the world may download it for free. My new Baybayin character chart, showcasing my own designed Baybayin font, "Putula":

Click image to download

I designed the font so that it compliments the sans-serif font, Futura:
Baybayin Vs. Futura


I'll soon render the font into a usable TrueType (or maybe Openfont?) Font for all to use soon. If you look at modern Asian magazines, specifically Chinese and Japanese magazines, you'll notice that if they use a serifed roman font, then the accompanying Chinese/Japanese character font will have tail ends as well. Vice versa, if the magazine article is using a sans-serifed roman font, the accompanying character font will have no tail ends. In an effort to modernize Baybayin and proliferate it through graphic design, I feel that it is necessary to design as many contemporary, complimentary fonts as possible, more so than descriptive, fancy fonts. In this way, a designer may be more inclined to use a complimentary Baybayin font in more publicly viewed print/web articles for further visual communication...

Translation Tuesday will be back next week.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Bahama Mama

Translation tuesdays are coming back as soon as I get settled over here in L.A. and handle some business.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Rest In Power, Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal (GURU)


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Goin in


The brothas Deep Foundation and Hydroponikz go IN:


Thursday, April 8, 2010

Warriors came out to play

What's your definition of a modern day warrior? There are ways to fight and fend for one's own loved ones, community, and own survival in many different ways than just brute force. I highlighted many individuals that I thought had a warrior spirit in one way or another, be it their dedication to the community, how they approach their careers, or their overall attitude in life.

The Mandirigma (Warrior) piece is a set of three renders: a poster, a desktop wallpaper and a shirt design. Modeled by Stacey Ceylon:

Wallpapers are nice, but I'm a sucker for posters. So I also rendered a 22"x34" poster, which is also available as an 11"x17" poster as well. I'm not sure how I'm going to distribute this... so catch me at FPAC? Or just email me.


But why stop at wallpapers and posters? I think it was one of my Estevan Oriol tshirts that really inspired this whole project. So, for the third render, I made a halftone-dot shirt piece too:


Mock up (no, it wasn't actually printed...):

It's been a while since I posted a piece that I thoroughly worked on, as well as a video piece, so I really wanted to come back with a BANG. And to say "my bad", I put up the Desktop wallpapers for free.99 to download!

Video BG Music - House of Flying Daggers by Raekwon feat. the Wu-Tang Clan

Appearances by: DJ Stimey, L. Scatter Brain, Manila Ryce, Deep Foundation, USC Troy Phi, Shining Sons, Sama-Sama Carson, LUV MC, Bambu, Power Struggle, Stacey Ceylon, and Kyrkland

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Virman Commands

I thought you knew...


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Switch up

A change of pace. New piece coming SOON (forreal this time)