Hi, I'm Kit. I take photos, design, and make magazines for a living.

The Real Living Space event featured the works of designers and decorators who dressed up units at the Trion Towers in Taguig. Designers include Kristine Neri-Magturo, Wilmer Lopez, Elle Uy, Rossy Yabut-Rojales, and Pamela Tan.

June 26, 2013

P!: Karel Martens: Selected Letterpress Works

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When Karel Martens began studying art in Holland in the late 1950s, “graphic design” did not even exist as its own course of study. Today he is widely recognized as one of the most important practitioners of that very discipline, with an esteemed client list that includes major publishers, architects, and institutions. His accolades include the H.N. Werkman Prize (1993) for the design of the architectural journal Oase, the Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Art (1996), the Gold Medal at the Leipzig Book Fair (1998), and numerous other distinctions. Martens has taught at the Yale School of Art, Jan van Eyck Academie, and co-founded Werkplaats Typografie in 1997. The below selection of Martens’ monoprints includes rare works from the 1950s and 60s. They engage with the technology of letterpress, deliberately misusing the media to create unique prints. Neither commissioned design objects nor autonomous artworks, Martens’ letterpress experiments exist as unique fragments of an ongoing visual process. 

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Karel Martens
Untitled, 1958
letterpress monoprint on paper
9 × 11 ⁵⁄₈ in. (229 × 295 mm)

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Karel Martens
Untitled, 1958
letterpress monoprint on paper
9 × 11 ⁵⁄₈ in. (229 × 296 mm)

Some of the shingalings remind me of Duchamp <3

December 8, 2012

Hitching A Ride “Into Space”

thegirlsroomonline:

Launch date: December 1, 2012

Launch time: 7pm EST

Destination: To the conclusion or the beginning of worlds.

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It is Dan Matutina (twistedfork), the traveler, who from his frantic sketching while on the journey to space, created these physical memories of what he had seen and what he had experienced.

At the Pablo Gallery, last 1st of December, Dan invited us to take a quick trip with him Into Space. A follower of the designer, I was surprised to see ultra-minimalist works with extreme play on lights and shadows; it’s quite a deviation from his textured geometry we are all used to. His installations are something else that caught me pleasantly off-guard.

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“Dan explores the element of space, as one of the components of design encapsulated within a story that takes him to outer space. He opens the exhibit with his story of a hero off to see the conclusion or the beginning of worlds… and be in awe of a rare opportunity presented to him. The illuminated sculptures act as bookcases to the story. The breaking and the shattering into pieces is a metaphor that shines a light to the unknown.”

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Dan sets aside his digital and texture-heavy illustrations to try his hand on serigraph against the natural texture of watercolor paper. The result is the strange, almost cathartic terrain of the worlds he witnessed.

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Memories, imagination, and fiction push us to create. Just as the traveler was, we, too, should be filled with curiosity and go on a sojourn to witness all the possibilities to what is and what will be—or what could be.

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It was a humble first solo exhibit from Dan, with good friends and good people to share the night with. He was also giving away silkscreen posters he made himself.

It is intriguing to be part of Dan’s process, but it’s one I would definitely keep an eye on. In the mean time, I’ll enjoy this poster, and his current works.

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Photos by Kit Singson

Additional photos from Dan Matutina’s blog

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Stay curious,

Kit of The Girls’ Room

December 1, 2012
talasingson:

Kit’s loot for the day. A poster from @twistedfork ‘s exhibit

Silkscreened by Dan, and very limited. Yey!

talasingson:

Kit’s loot for the day. A poster from @twistedfork ‘s exhibit

Silkscreened by Dan, and very limited. Yey!

July 15, 2012
April 4, 2012
16 x 16&#160;: A Young Star Art Exhibit
Young Star celebrates its 16th with an exhibit featuring artist-photog collabs:


BJ Pascual and Valerie Chua

Tricia Gosingtian and Christian San Jose

An and En Estrada and Paulina Ortega

Hannah Reyes and Carina Santos

Bia Catbagan and Tof Zapanta

Joseph Pascual and Luis Santos

Cholo Dela Vega and Kristine Caguiat

Gabby Cantero and Cj de Silva.Co-presented with the Department of Tourism, the exhibit runs April 13-20 at Rockwell&#8217;s Archaeology. Cocktails on April 17 (Tuesday), 6-9pm. See you there!
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Celebrate with us! Click the photo to RSVP

16 x 16 : A Young Star Art Exhibit

Young Star celebrates its 16th with an exhibit featuring artist-photog collabs:
BJ Pascual and Valerie Chua
Tricia Gosingtian and Christian San Jose
An and En Estrada and Paulina Ortega
Hannah Reyes and Carina Santos
Bia Catbagan and Tof Zapanta
Joseph Pascual and Luis Santos

Cholo Dela Vega and Kristine Caguiat

Gabby Cantero and Cj de Silva.

Co-presented with the Department of Tourism, the exhibit runs April 13-20 at Rockwell’s Archaeology. 

Cocktails on April 17 (Tuesday), 6-9pm. See you there!

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Celebrate with us! Click the photo to RSVP

April 1, 2012
March 31, 2012
 
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