Monday, December 28, 2009

TEE OF THE DAY!!!!YEHEY!!!




www.emptees.com

tee of the day!stoked and hyped!!yesssssssss!!!

Monday, December 21, 2009

FOR THE SAKE OF...




i hate rabbits.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Quick Brown test


meh~

up for sale, designed for experimental purposes.:P

anyone want this, hit me up.natakuchad@yahoo.com

Friday, December 4, 2009

PROPER SCOLDING UP!!


My design called "A PROPER SCOLDING" is now up at NOMORETEES.com

stoked to be featured as one of the PIONEER shirt designers on this new site.
go get some scolding here for the xmas holidays!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

TATS MAKE ME LOOK MACHO



meh, decided to post pics of my tats...they're the coolest!

AWAKE TOO LONG


Mr. Pierre Pobre, versatile, lucid and just plain fucking awesome.
See more of his work here!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

CHOLESTE-ROLL its so rock!


too much of this:


you will end up like that.

me and my kicks 2006


bragging is definitely a bad habit.

ANYONE WANT THIS AS PRINT?


Was supposed to be a shirt design for popular band Urbandub.
This was inline with their recent single called "evidence".
click on the image for a clearer view of the details and such.

Guns and Love mix like your tropical piƱacolada.
sweet and vengeful.

anyone want this as print?
hit me up.

CHAD MANZO x TAKEN BY CARS



The band is arguably one of the most sought after acts in the music scene to date.
Got to know these people in Manila and they're every bit as sweet as they can be.:)

check these guys out @ WWW.MYSPACE.COM/TAKENBYCARS

URBANDUB x Chad Manzo (old)





Yep...very old render of Urbandub as Lego figures.
circa 2004-2005

forgot when, basta its ooooooooooooollllldddd....i remember doing this in Corel 6.

SINGAPORE!!!! continued...






Another set of whacked up pics in Singapore.

the axe guitar and the rifle guitar were dope!!!

SINGAPORE!!!!






Taken during my trip to singapore last year Aug08??? memory loss is such a bitch.
This was for Esplanade's Rocking the Region : Philippines with the ambassadors, Urbandub, and yours truly.

anyway, here are a few things i saw there.
btw, those hotdogs are freakishly spicy...FREAKISHHHLY..

COLLATERAL DAMAGE



these didnt make it as collaterals during my first exhibit called "The Extraordinary Exhibit" held at Ayala Center Cebu. I think the shirts are still available there.

Anyhoo, these were fun to do.
Their names are Gertrude for the dudette and Gunther for the odd bisexual, gay dude.

PAOK PATTERN CONTEST ENTRY




This was my entry for Paoks Pattern Contest.
It failed.:P

"THE GOLDEN RATIO"

The Golden Ratio is what we call an
irrational number: it has an infinite
number of decimal places and it never
repeats itself. Generally, we round the
Golden Ratio to 1.618.

It has also been used aesthetically as a unit
of measurement in greek architecture and
perceived as a proportion which exemplifies
beauty, perfection, and balance through
symmetry.

Patterns or tilings reflect the basic
mathemathical properties of the golden
ratio as tesselations ( irregular shapes or
combinations of shapes that interlock
completely to cover a surface or plane.)

This design comes from this principle
and that the idea that mathemathics and
art both converge in a manner that is
naturally pleasing, based on a natural order
or law as described by the golden ratio.
this certain balance also reflects the belief
of yin and yang, or the idea of equity/balance
of things, both dark (as the grey areas) and
light elements (as the gold/orange areas); of
which the most basic notions are the ff.:

-good and evil
-life and death
-love and war

these topics are identified as contrasts.
these contrasts are emphasized through the
use of different colors and elements which
all come together in such harmony to
achieve perfect balance, both as an aesthetic
and as an ideological IDEA.

KING TUT IN 3D


Whew, busy busy bee, trying to make some honeeeeyyyy for the holdiays.
We'd all love a lil' honey on xmas day.:(

if you like it, vote for it here!

INKSQUAD entry



ala Times Magazine since Manuel Quezon was the first filipino to grace its covers.

vote for it here.

CHAD MANZO x BRATPACK



Bratpack Philippines is one of the biggest retailers of quality bags like, Jansport, Eastpak, and Timbuk2 just to name a few. They also carry shoe brands like DC skate, and Sanuk.

They approached me to do their staff uniform and the brief was simple.
1. Simple and Clean.
2. Something they can wear outside the store.
3. Street and contemporary.
4. Good sense of branding.

The type tee solution was a hit.
Thanks Bratpack for reaching out!

CHAD MANZO x FRANCIS KONG



Francis Kong is a popular inspirational/motivational writer and speaker in the Philippines.
Francis has a regular column on the Philippine Star and has a ton of books to back up his street cred. Francis also has a slew of seminars and motivational talks under his belt; now he has asked me to do, not one, but two book covers for his upcoming titles.

One for a tablebook/booklet of sorts, and the other one a collection of small motivational stories.
These are in print right now and is available through national bookstore (? not so sure) nationwide.

will update as soon as I know where these are stands.:)
Thanks for reaching out Francis!

SNEAKERHEAD literally


this was submitted to the karmaloop "designing on the sneaktip" contest.
they said to announce the winners on nov.30, and its way past that date.

the design is about what i think is the dopest kicks ever made...answer? Jordan 5s...with the grape colorway, the green bean, and the infrareds, it was a no-brainer. Yey for J5s!!!

was quitely hoping for a chad manzo x sneaktip shirt release, but no word yet....keep on dreaming yeller booi!

Monday, November 30, 2009

NICK AUTOMATIC X TECHISOBA


I was very fortunate enough to get to work on a NICK AUTOMATIC shirt.
Slated release dates will be on January....

progress was sloowww...had to crank up the juice to get this one right and do justice for this great brand! thanks to Nicolo for reaching out to me and blessing me with this opportunity.

will post some sneak pics soon..

for the meantime, check the guys out!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

IF ONLY WE WERE FOOTBALL PLAYERS



Nike has got to be the ultimate "sports for the youth" enthusiast.
These Combat Pro-football packs will be released on Black friday and they come in the sickest package ever.

check out the rest of the troves here.

via nicekicks.com

GM09 CONTRIBUTION


My piece entitled "Clash of the Titans" was one of the many submissions that were accepted to grace the pages of the GM09 booklet. owwwwwwwwwwsssaaaamm.

along with so many great artists, I feel that I need to ask this...

Where the hell is our copy? hehehe.

ZEE MAGAZINE Feature



DELIGHTFULY DELIGHTED TO BE CHOSEN AS ONE OF THE 10 TOP GRAPHIC DESIGNERS
who MOVE TODAYS GROWING CEBUANO DIGITAL-ART SCENE...wow.

PROUD TO BE IN IT WITH:
NIEL QUISABA(DIGITALDELIGHT.ORG)
TAMBOLBEE
GOVINDA
LEO GUEVARRA
PALOT UMALI
KRISTOFERSON PAUNIL

sorry i forgot everyone else.memory loss is a bitch.


AZNRAPS Feature



Was featured recently at AZNRAPS.com.
The site features upcoming artists (music mostly) from asia.

You can read the full article here.

ASIAN WOMEN BY A WHITE GUY






... and most asian women have brutally big eyes?

you decide...

TOKIDOKI GM08

Simone Legno a.k.a. TOKIDOKI is a great illustrator, character designer and businessman.
His rise to prominence was due to his collaboration with "LE SPORTSAC", a brand which focuses on messenger bag products and pouches.

the bags were so hot, the black market found numerous ways of producing knock-offs and sold them at extremely low low looooowww prices.

Mr. Legno and his characters are now one of the biggest names in the streetwear/fashion industry wherein his street cred has found its way to bigger collaborations like NEW ERA, ONITSUKA TIGER (asics family tree), and most recently, SKULLCANDY.

the dude was decked out with all his products from his fitted to his damn socks, jewelry, even his headphones.

on top of all that success, he was down enough for a nobody like me to come up to his face and say "Yo, you's a genius, can we take a quick pic?"

hesitantly, he gave me a nod.
after that, the swarm of fanboys and fangirls alike smelled blood and went for the kill.

Sorry Simone.XP


VISUAL DESIGN CONFERENCE


The south is getting excited to be part of the phenomenon called "VISUAL", a design conference targeted towards the lower half of the country.

With speakers that specialize from web to contemporary apparel design, who wouldn't want to be a part of it?

answer? petty USC-TC fine arts noobs who think they know shit. hypocrites i tell you, hypocrites.
they say the tix are too expensive when they own a mac, any ipod model, cars, and DSLR necklaces. yep, real DSLRs used as necklaces just so they can be baptized as "artists".

anyway, the design conference happens on Nov. 28, 2009 @ SM cinema 1.

for more info, visit the link here

SPIZIKE F'ed UP COLORWAY


To those who dont know, and to those who dont give a damn, im a big sneakerhead.

BIG sneakerhead.

the new jordan spizike colorway is a perfect match for winter-mode gear, with its greys mostly of suede material, are paired with a nice cherry hue. not to mention the tube laces that fit in well with the recent trekking/mountaineering/hiking trend that's actually a big hit in japan.

check out nicekicks.com for the rest of the pics.