Ever since my Tumblr days, I’ve always been an admirer of typography—most especially because all I can do is stare at the artwork on my screen and wish that I had the same set of skills to create such a piece.
My recent attempt at calligraphy after buying this pen from Scribe
Which is why when I first heard about Type Kita, a typography exhibit for Yolanda survivors to be held on March 15 and 16, 2014 (Saturday and Sunday) at 10A Alabama, Quezon City, that will be featuring the works of different artists, letterers, penmans, and other type-lovers, I was immediately intrigued by the concept. It’s going to be a two-day event open to anyone who shares the same passion for typography.
Typography is an art form that’s very prevalent in our daily lives. Everywhere you look, our surroundings are infused with typography. From taxi labels to jeepney signs to famous brand logos—even your typical street sign is a humble example of typographic art. With this exhibit, founder and the mind behind—Maan Agsalud, wants to focus on featuring this often ignored art form.
The exhibit is a fundraiser to support fellow Filipinos affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda. Artists will be selling or auctioning off their works for the benefit of the survivors. By simply attending, visitors can already contribute to this cause. A small entrance fee of P50 will be charged as part of the fundraiser.
As a celebration of typography, the two-day event will include the following activities:
- Typographic Exhibit in Varying Art Forms, Styles, and Mediums
- Video Showcase featuring different short films, documentaries, and/or features on Typography (one small area is allocated to play collected videos about anything and everything related to typography)
- On-the-Spot Signage and/or Calligraphy-Making, where local signage makers will accept special requests from visitors and customize hand-lettering works for a small fee
- Selling of Typographic Tools, Typography Works, and Merchandise from local stores and crafters
To get to know more about Type Kita: A Typography Exhibit for Yolanda Survivors, you can also visit their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/typekitaexhibit. They’ve got some of the cutest teasers and sneak peeks that I can’t wait to see in person.