Graphika Manila 2016: Patrick Cabral

On the second day of its eleventh year, Graphika Manila continued to inspire thousands of Filipinos to live a creative life starting with Patrick Cabral followed by fellow creatives including Blind represented by Matthew Encina, Gemma O’Brien, Pixar Animation represented by Benjamin Su, TokiDoki by Simone Legno, and Harvey Tolibao.

Patrick Cabral

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Image from Graphika Manila

Giddy was the exact feeling I felt when I read that he was the artist commissioned to do this year’s branding for Graphika Manila. For the past few years, I have been following Patrick Cabral and his beautiful typography and intricately designed illustrations (especially the vibrant botanicals and the jaw-dropping insta-clips of his handwriting!)

Just look at those details. *tilts head, stares in awe*

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More details and images about the Graphika Manila 2016 brand here.

Of course, every speaker gets to narrate their creation process. With every story I hear from each one of them, the desire to pursue art just keeps getting stronger. According to him, these hand-painted library of designs took two weeks in the making but only a few of them made it to the actual poster. Talk about patience! We can all agree that it’s definitely worth it.

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Details, details, details!

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I personally love how all these details were also turned into a motion graphic that gives an even more magical kaleidoscope vibe in it.

Graphika Manila 2016 Intro from Patrick Cabral on Vimeo.

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He also did a project called “Names with Story” where he asked for the names of his followers in his Instagram (@darkgravity) and the stories behind it. He picked the ones with unique stories and created beautiful typography from it.

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Probably one of the best features of Instagram is the repetitive playing of the clips. Who wouldn’t want to see that pen turn into beautifully written script? Makes me want to buy (or hoard? loljk) parallel pens, too!

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Some of his other works.

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Commissioned for San Miguel Corporation. More details on the process in Behance.
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Game of Thrones illustration. More details to be found here.

In his talk, he emphasized about obsession. He talked about his obsession with drawing, typography, computers, and solving problems. He talked about how important it is to have a strong passion to create more and become better at what you are doing. Find what you love, and let it kill you — that kind of passion. More importantly (and what I really loved the most), he told us that the best obsession in life is the one that you can put a ring on… *queue Beyonce song* …because everything we do comes from a source of strength. Inspiration.

 

Patrick Cabral is a Manila-based designer whose passion includes web design, motion graphics, game design and development, illustration and typography. His hobbies are calligraphy and jewellery design. Follow his beautiful illustrations and jaw-dropping typography stills (and insta-clips) via his website, Facebook page, BehanceTwitter, and Instagram.

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