Dynamic Mayon a la Mojave

A mini-vacation on my desktop with unobstructed views.

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Form Function & Class 7 web design conference 2016

The 7th Form Function & Class conference will be held on October 22 to 23, 2016 at the Hive Hotel in Quezon City, and you’re cordially invited to be part of it!

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Seeking out sources

I saw this set of Marvel characters morphing into their movie counterparts in my social media feed. If you use Tumblr long enough, you’ll recognize when something comes from a photoset (a grid of images in different configurations, which are captioned and/or animated) even after they get screencapped and land elsewhere, like Twitter, or Imgur, 9gag, or Pinterest. Thankfully, I could finally make out the credit watermark on the Imgur […]

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Iconatomy: Hollywood hybrids by George Chamoun

Instantly reminded me of these Age Maps but has that “built-in audience”: have you ever noticed how there’s a certain look the most popular Hollywood actors have, or how some of them look similar even though they aren’t related? The series Iconatomy by George Chamoun explains a lot. The whole showbiz machine seems to have a type. “I think the concept of beauty has definitely been altered. We still have […]

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“We build experiences by manipulating their shadows”

“An important part of my design process now happens in the browser, and it has been extremely difficult to make myself work this way. However, as a result, I feel much closer to the ephemeral, flexible, multi-dimensional nature of the things I make. Designing for the Web is like visualizing a tesseract. We build experiences by manipulating their shadows.” Tim Brown Geometry aside, the tesseract reference also gives me Avengers […]

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“Adventure may hurt you, but monotony will kill you”

Update (03/31/2016): Yöeme notes in the comments that he posted this quote and suddenly showed up everywhere else. Saw this in my Twitter feed, apparently being sold locally. I really just wanted to keep this nice little quote on my blog. Turns out it’s a project by Florida-based 48 Savvy Sailors. What are the odds that shop asked permission or even obtained this design from the source instead of Pinterest, […]

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Letras y Figuras

Justin Leyva crafted lettering that’s all about Jose Rizal, which is awesome.

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Empathy from Vulnerability

“We can’t begin being empathetic when another person arrives. We have to already have made a space in our lives where empathy can thrive. And that means being open—truly open—to feeling emotions we may not want to feel. It means allowing another’s experiences to gut us. It means ceding control. Empathy begins with vulnerability. And being vulnerable, especially in our work, is fucking terrifying.” The Pastry Box Project entry on […]

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Art in Parks

Two artsy events this weekend: one launching in my backyard the north, the other to the south. Fingers crossed I can visit either or both. Plot is a public art project to be launched at the University of the Philippines Sculpture Garden. The project is envisioned as the first of a series that engages outdoor public spaces through creative projects and encounters. This site will chronicle preparations for the project […]

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Design + code + words for a better web, made in the Philippines by Sophia Lucero.