DiOSCURi is supposed to be The SVC PH’s second cup sleeve event, but because of quarantine we have converted it into an online digital event. DiOSCURi is a digital cup sleeve event inspired by Cheritz’ popular otome game, Mystic Messenger. With their permission, we were able to hold DiOSCURi and donate the profits to Caritas Philippines.
I became interested in creative writing after being inspired by a local historical film, so I began writing poetry in Filipino and in English. I translate these poems into visual pieces, and eventually into books. I have published one for my publication finals, and sewed the book myself.
Ever since then, I have been writing occasionally and slowly turning my pieces into books. I have self-published 2 poetry books in both Filipino and English. They are currently for sale online on Gumroad as PDFs.
Sigwa by Dettsu
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SIGWA, a visual poetry book for my Publishing Design finals.
SIGWA, a visual poetry book for my PublishiSIGWA in book form, designed and sewn to be presented as a flat book.ng Design finals.
Hilagyo/Essence and Kaisa-isa/My One and Only, Two visual poetry fan books I wrote in both languages.
During some time in 2016, I became active in participating in independent publications that I personally helped start with fellow Philippine history enthusiasts. We wrote, drew, and created content for free for the people interested in the same things. Because I was part of our school newspaper back in high school, I had some starting experience regarding publishing. I did the layout of our newsletter and edited most of the articles.
Being interested in local culture and history reignited my interest in publication and design. And so under the guidance of John Arcilla, Laya! was born.