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.
Logos can sometimes be very underrated, or at least depending on who you talk to. But imagine a material that can very much represent the whole idea of what you believe in. Take for example the cross, which almost globally is tied up to what Jesus has done on the cross.
With the changes happening fast, it is not just adequate for us to be a great designer but be equipped with the latest and knowing what may lie ahead. Join this annual event happening this September 20 at Green Sun Hotel, Makati City.
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.