Here are several different versions I made of the ICA fair shirt before the final design came out. There were a lot of things to consider like the cost of having multiple colors for printing, the number of storybook characters in the design, etc.
After a number of revisions, the fair committee president worked everything out and got the tee printing company print the original design. It was originally supposed to be the design for the fair committee shirt, but then people voted on it and became the official fair shirt. 400 of these shirts were sold for P150 a piece.
Below is a picture of me proudly wearing the shirt with my friend, Audrey, at the fair last 2010!
We had a great team dinner at Yellow Cab. Important things were discussed, such as our upcoming projects and Vicky’s new pink hair streaks.
ambushed smile. :))
My second attempt of submitting a tee design to threadless was out of pure boredom. It was summer vacation and I didn’t have anything else to do but play around in photoshop. I just made a vector of a polaroid camera since I’ve always wanted one and transferred it to a tee template and submitted it for fun.
2 days later, I got an email.
It got an average score of 1.16 out of 114 votes. It’s pretty low but who cares! You can check out the design on the website by clicking here.
It’s funny when punishment turns out to be really fun.
March 2011: One of the best months ever. 5 shopping days. 4 days of exams. 3 birthday shindigs. EK trip. First Korean haircut. ADMU confirmation. Grad Ball. And finally, my High School Graduation. But before that glorious/painful march in high heels onto the stage where I’ve waited 13 years to get a picture frame, practice makes perfect (or does it?). We had a total of 9 graduation practices. Being my punctual self, I arrived late to some of them which costed me 4 hours of my life doing community service. My tardy-mate, Melanie, and I worked on designing the HSO’s bulletin board for the next school year. Our assistant principal made a joke about how we should make the board fabulous because it’ll serve as our legacy in ICA. HARHAR! I wonder if the board’s still up there. Hmm…
This arrived in my (e-)mail today and I couldn’t help but feel all kilig upon receiving it. I’m now officially a member of LFC’s Creatives Team! Out of more than 50 applicants, my two friends/blockmates (@likesyourface and @charmaineisnumberhwan) got in! <3
July 13, 2011. Only 3 days before the first ADMU vs. DLSU game of my first year as a legit Atenean. I’m not really into sports but there’s no way better to experience school spirit than losing your voice from screaming like a mad man wishing for a ball to enter a hoop.
6:40am. My best friend, let’s call her Watermelon, lines up at school hoping to buy tickets for Saturday’s game.
So the plan was for me to catch up with Watermelon in lining up after my first class was over.
7:30am. My english class starts and the prof tells us that we were going to play Pinoy Henyo.
8:18am. Watermelon: “Where are you???? We’re at Kostka extension. RUUUUN!!!!!”
8:19am. Me: “Still in class!!! I’m going there straight laterrr”
8:20am. Watermelon: “Wtf 8:20 na. Don’t you get dismissed 10 mins earlier???”
8:21am. Watermelon: “You didn’t make it. They won’t let you in anymore. :/ Ruuun!!!!”
8:22am. I was brisk walking my ass off to MVP.
8:29am. Watermelon: “Can you please fucking cut the line? Sabihin mo you just went to the CR and your friends are upstairs.”
I reach the entrance to MVP and there’s a long line of people standing there and glaring at anyone who attempts to cut the line.
It took me quite some time to decide whether or not to be an ass and cut in front of everyone or be fair and go to the back of the line.
8:31am. Me: “Ayaw ng guaaard! And the people outside are glaring! Nagline up na ko and it’s not that long.”
8:33am. Watermelon: “Ok hurry!!!!! We’re near the roofdeck already!”
8:35am. Watermelon: “Tangina you won’t make it. Bilisan mo and run up to the roofdeck.”
8:38am. Me: “I’m inside! Pero sa baba.”
I thought to myself, “Okay, so I got inside the building fair and square. Now, I have to decide again whether to run up the stairs and cut the line or… not. UGH. All this thinking is friggin tiring!”
8:38am. Watermelon: “TANGINA NASAAN KA NA. ROOFDECK!!!! You can go up!!!!! Ano ba!!!”
I took a deep breath and just went up the stairs passing by everyone waiting in line. I tried to avoid making eye contact with anyone since that would only make my guilt even worse.
At last, I finally reached MVP roofdeck and met with Watermelon. She kept saying how slow I was and that I should’ve left class earlier. Okay, here comes the start of the epiphany part. Watermelon went on and on about how I should’ve just ignored everyone in line. “How are you going to survive in this world? You know, everyone cheats their way to the top!” What Watermelon said really struck me. It’s not that I didn’t know it but it’s just that I’ve always played it safe. I never take risks, I always try to think before I act and I like to believe that the honest way is always the way to go. It makes me wonder whether or not living life like this would do me any good.
So that’s it. That’s my big realization for the day. It may be true that some people resort to unjust means to get ahead, but does that mean that everyone should do the same?
On my senior year of high school, I tried out for the fair committee. I’ve applied twice before without the luck of actually getting in but I didn’t lose hope. I thought to myself, “Three years have passed and you haven’t even experienced what it’s like to be part of an org. You better have at least one extra-curricular activity before high school ends!”, and I did. Even though I had only one committee, I was able to gain a lot from it. Good friends, memorable experiences, sneak peeks, exposure,… know what it feels like to attend meetings in school. All these things contributed to what turned out to be the most awesome school year ever.
The fair committee launched a new subcommittee called the IT Crew. They were in charge of artsy stuff like designing the fair comm. shirt, posters, promotional videos, etc. I had just learned a couple of things about photoshop the summer before so I knew that that’s the subcomm for me.
IT Crew auditions involved submitting an ad for a storybook themed fair. This ad should contain the name of the fair, attractions, date, time, and a tagline. I chose to create a fake fair with a theme based on Disney’s Villains book. I’m not even sure if that’s a storybook, but I went with that idea anyway. I got a picture of Cinderella’s castle in Disneyland and did a vector of it.
When I got in the committee, I was asked to come up with a fair ad that would be posted on facebook. I was too lazy to think of a brand new concept so I just did another version of my ‘Wicked’ poster. I switched the gloomy colors to brighter ones to fit the theme.