The Abaca Baking Company (ABC) Murals and Hand-painted Clipboards

Remember that bakeshop where we were doing some chalk art on? Well we ended up drawing all over the place. They asked us back to draw on the ceilings and posts and little corners. We erased a lot of the chalk art and just painted them over with paint.

The new place is called the Abaca Baking Company (ABC) and its owned by the Abaca Group – the same owners as the Abaca Restaurant in Mactan as well as a few other restaurants in the city – Maya, Phat Pho, Tavolata, and Beqaa (and etcetera)


The most challenging part about this job was painting at midnight, getting hungry and smelling all the fresh bread from the kitchen. I promise I did not swipe any of the bread. <3


When we were done with that, we also signed up to paint on a number of clipboards (they’ll use them as menus). We initially had 20 but we asked for 6 more because 26 makes an alphabet. That way we could paint over and do the ABCs of the Abaca Baking Company (ABC). C’mon, that makes sense right? They agreed to let us do it. No real directions (restrictions), which made it a whole lot more fun. Just paint anything:

clipboards We’ll be Home Soon. Acrylic and Color Pencils on Clipboard (9×15 inches)

Here’s an IG post with some thoughts on the process



Also, a lot of our friends have been asking us the most important question of all, how is the bread? Dude, the bread is worth the dough!

SEE ALSO: Clipboard Art Set 2

On our desk: a Drawing of the Church in Malitbog

church
Found: a drawing of the Malitbog Church in Leyte done by Ryan. This didn’t make it into the book as with hundreds of other artworks that shuffled through many of the proposed page layouts. In all, it has been five months since we started work on a book about the Escaños. Today, we are finally ready to go to print. 🙂

Raffles

“A Hotel that stands for all the fables of the Exotic East!”
– Somerset Maugham

 

For the past several months we have been doing some design work for the renowned luxury brand Raffles. Raffles is known to travelers as one of the great hotel chains in the world. The original Raffles hotel in Singapore is over 100 years old, first opening its doors in 1887!

 

The King of Siam, Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor, Charlie Chaplain, Pablo Neruda, Ava Gardner and Rudyard Kipling have all, at one point, stayed at the Raffles. It is also where the drink Singapore Sling was invented.

 

 

If you google “raffles doorman” you’ll find thousands of photos of the  current doorman from the original Raffles hotel. That’s because some will say that he is the most photographed person in Singapore.

 

 

The symbol on the logo was designed by Peter Horridge and depicts a drawing of the Traveler’s Palm. The Traveler’s palm can be found in Africa, particularly Madagascar, and whose leaves are always said to rest in an east to west direction, thus serving as an informal compass. The tree also stores water and can come in handy to long-distance walkers :-p

 

Upon checking into any Raffles hotel or resort, guests are greeted by staff who each wears a Traveler’s Palm pin, to signify that they have found their way home. Raffles destinations include Beijing, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Makati, Seychelles, Makkah, Tianjin, Paris and Singapore.

 

 


We’ve been really fortunate to have had the chance to work with such a storied brand. The Happy Garaje design team has been creating ads and marketing collateral for Raffles Residences Makati and Raffles Estates Praslin.

 

Caresharing

Caresharing is a company that specializes in creating software that helps thousands of people in the Netherlands keep track of information that pertains to their health. We worked with them for a few months to create some graphics and illustrations that they could use for their website and print materials.

We went through a lot of studies and in the end we decided that we wanted to portray images of, to put it as simple as possible, a happy and healthy life. 😀


Caresharing was founded in Amsterdam and we thought it would be nice to make illustrations inspired by such a beautiful city.


They work with hospitals, clinics, doctors and patients to make sure everyone gets important healthcare data and information. We made some diagrams to illustrate this relationship.

The company has two offices, one in Amsterdam and another in Cebu.

Application:

The awesome Mar Anthony Go implemented the designs for the website and also customized their posterous blog.

We made some postcards and a new business card design:

Mauser draws Fighter. Wins.

Meet Ryan. Illustrator, designer and also known as the buccaneer Mauser.

He’s been helping us recreate Fighter – who we all know is the famed character/mascot from Fighter Wine.

We made our own interpretation of the character but also kept some of the best features from the original.

Fighter’s two-step guide to stretching your fingers. 1. Bend, 2. Snap.

Since the character is going to be animated in some television spots, we had to create various poses for him. This is Fighter with all the arm poses. Looks freaky/cool no?

A man shouldn’t be all muscle. He should be charming too.