Oro Design Conference gathered six prominent designers and design studios from different parts of the Philippines, to share their stories, process, and advice to inspire curious and creative minds within the area.
It was the first of its kind in Northern Mindanao and is held at Capitol University’s Mini Theatre last February 9, 2019. The conference was geared towards graphic design and its interdisciplinary effect on different creative fields.
Being the first installment and a first in the Northern Mindanao region, the theme revolves around the literal translation of the word “Oro” which means gold. For its identity, Uncurated Studio decided to make it type-centric and weave every graphic element to visually translating it typographically.
Aside from the warm hospitality, Cagayan de Oro City is also known for its river and is often associated with countless myths, legends and folk stories. With this, Uncurated Studio decided to use a typeface that would translate the wavy, flowy and eccentric characteristic of the river and used Radimpesko’s Lyno Jean typeface. We also used Good Type’s Adieu to compliment the primary typeface.
Meet IMAO OBRA, the first-ever font named after a Filipino. This is named after National Artist Abdulmari Asia Imao, whose works are pre-dominant with his trademark icons sarimanok, okir, and anaga motifs. These icons were the inspiration of the typeface made which made a rich tapestry of letters and images.
Good Design Award Philippines is a national design excellence recognition system that aims to promote design as a key tool in developing and providing solutions to social challenges as well as strengthen the country’s global competitiveness and increase its innovative quotient.