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Archive for August, 2007

Here comes the Fat Of The Land

Armed with deranged thoughts and indigestable experiences, I welcome you Fat Of The Land (FOTL for short).

FOTL a.k.a Hosu, a.k.a Arthur Josue, is a graphic artist and an illustrator, who uses pens and markers as weapons for his masterpieces. He is also the manager of his own Internet Cafe which makes him a big-time boss. On his desk you will see a sign that says, “Nevermind the dog, beware of the owner”. He is ruthless and makes chemistry with dying kittens. A PSP gamer like me, he plays a lot of RPG and creates music in TraxxPad which makes him a big time music producer and a recording artist. He’s planning on releasis his tracks at the end of this season.

He says he’s really new in the blogging thing but read his blog and you’ll be amazed on his writings. So what are you doing here? Get on his blog now.


Rip-Offs: An Infectious Bad Habit

Rounin’s logo is a rip-off

I know I should have blogged this long ago but hey, it’s never too late.

Has anyone seen Rounin? It’s an ABS-CBN show which they call a tele-epiko (where do they get those weird names) that ended a month ago, I think. I saw it on TV a month ago and I noticed something fishy about the logo. As a comic book fan, I’m really familiar with the logos of comic book titles. I noticed the R on Rounin as somewhat identical to one of the comics I saw while I was in highschool. It looks like the logo of Shaman’s Tears, an Image comic release. You can see the similarity on this photo that I’ve put up. Well, it’s for you to judge.

This may not be new among Filipinos, but ripping off logos ,titles and movies has become a very bad habit of Filipinos. I always read on articles, blogs, newspapers that the Filipino is globally competitive but is it really true? Well, I really believe that there are really good Filipino designers out there, but aren’t really recognized. Are Filipino’s incapable of creating a unique concept? I think not. The problem is the Filipino is afraid to try something different. That’s why he rips off.

But then again there are still those who stay true to themselves. those are the true Filipino designers. I hate rip-offs.