Sep 22, 2008

Graphika Manila 2008

Last saturday, my brother and I attended the one of my most awaited events of the year. I always look forward on this event. I believe that somehow this would make me inspired and awe with the works of the masters of graphics. It is a conference and a gathering of people, as what I know with “the same ideals” in life. Ideals and aim to express oneself through graphics.

That day was my second time to attend it and the best lesson I’ve learned came from Robert Alejandro was:

“Be a part of the solution.”

He shared that the “Art is-kool” stopped airing on 1994 and left the Probe team to work abroad… with a VERY GOOD PAY. But he came back after some months and realized he could do something more in our country.

Money really can’t buy everything. Even you have everything, but when you’re not enjoying with what you’re doing, nothing will happen.. it will be just a routine and nothing more.

He believes that graphic artist can do something; he is not really saying that you don’t have to leave the Philippines but to realize that there is more to do here. [pro bono, charity works, etc.. something for a cause.]

[projects of Acid house]

The organizer also invited Kristophe Vergne of Pixar Animation, who talked how they produced those 3d films especially the “Ratatoille”. Acid house, talked about how they got the projects from ABS-CBN and etc. Collision theory, shared something about their commissioning and freelancing jobs. Simone Legno, on how he created his characters and made a business out of it.

[Robert Alejandro, Caliph8 and Aj of Collision theory, Kristophe Vergne of Pixar,
Simone Legno of Tokidoki, Pauline Vicencio and Ivan Despi of Acid House]

All in all.. it was a fully loaded inspiration and wisdom!

*by the way.. this is also known as the gathering of the weirdos... you know what i mean.. just kidding.. ^_^


the donG said...

wow! sayang hindi ko to alam. nahuhuli lagi ako sa balita. i should have attended this.

tutubi said...

weirdos...its the weirdos who create weird things we all love :P

mimi said...

to dong:
next year po attend kayo!

amen! ^_^

Anonymous said...

That's so cool that you got to attend something like this. Wow.

And LOL @ gathering of the weirdos. Hahaha.

mimi said...

to cloviece: lols... thanks! ^_^