Everyone of us has been hooked to hand lettering and on different forms of art lately. I, as you all know, am very fond of Typography and has been studying and exploring everything that it has to offer. From books, pens, tutorials, and countless of tips on how I could be better. A friend told me about this exhibit a few weeks ago and I was super hyped when I found out that it was an typography exhibit. Since it’s a hobby and a passion that I really want to be good at, I immediately decided to volunteer so I could be a part of the event.

Mark your calendars and save the dates, TYPE KITA 3: PASS ON THE PASSION is happening on the 12th & 13th of December.

Type lovers and letter enthusiasts like me are in for a treat this December . The Type Kita team will be having its third typography exhibit and I’m sure that it’s going to be super fun! The previous Type Kita exhibits offered visitors with an incredible
showcase of local typographic art pieces, on-the-spot workshops by some of the
country’s well-known hand-letterers and calligraphers, and for the bargain
hunters, a slew of handmade crafts and printed goods from local entrepreneurs. 

As it gets bigger every year, the Type Kita exhibit will surely be better than ever with over 60 exhibitors and artists sharing their talent for this
event-for-a-cause. How cool is that, right? We’ll get to meet and somehow “hang out” with the greatest and most famous artists in the world of Type here in the Philippines. It will also serve as a holiday gathering for us type enthusiasts since they’re also going to have live art, demos, art trade
and gift giving activities, it’s the perfect holiday feast for type lovers.


With the theme “Pass on the
Passion,” the event aims to foster camaraderie and to strengthen the local type
community during the Christmas season by focusing on the value of collaboration
and sharing! With this event, type-enthusiasts can give back to the community
and share their passion to others as well. Proceeds from the event will be for
the benefit of PEARLS- a non-profit organization that aims to provide
unprivileged kids with Peace, Education, Aspiration, Respect, Love &

Here are the activities in store for us on the event:


For this leg, exhibitors are encouraged to work and collaborate
with other artists to share their talent and trade skills as they develop their
pieces, strengthening the idea of sharing one’s passion through art.  


Art Trade Manila will lead an art-exchange
activity where artists and guests can bring their works or writing tools and
trade it with fellow type-enthusiasts. It’s like a massive exchange gift
activity but more fun!


Some of your favorite local letterers will
also be invited to paint on wooden panels as part of the live art exhibit.
Glass panels will also serve as a big doodle wall canvas!


And because the venue will be bigger, Zig Philippines will
also be displaying large scale art murals as part of the exhibit. 


Type Kita exhibits are also the best place to
build your network with fellow type-geeks! To further promote camaraderie,
participants will be given name tags for their IG handles so they can easily
follow each other and keep connected even after the event!


One portion of the event will allow guests to
write Christmas cards, design covers of blank notebooks and leave behind hand-lettered
pieces as part of gift kits for the kids of PROJECT PEARLS. 


Pass on the passion for type with free demos such as lettering,
calligraphy, watercolor lettering and many more! There will also be a scheduled
film showing, some live art & for the hoarders, there will also be pop-up
shops for tools and type merchandise. 


To keep the Christmas spirit alive, they will be holding a
simple get-together/Christmas potluck to celebrate the community this holiday
season. You may bring food and drinks too if you want to join in the

Type Kita 3: PASS ON THE PASSION will be held from December 12 - 13, 2015 at 1161
Pasong Tamo St., Makati City
(formerly Bosch Building, in front of Ambers) Tickets are sold for PHP 100 only and proceeds will be for the benefit of Project Pearls

Check Abbey Sy’s Type Kita 2014 blog entry here. 

This event will be super fun since ALL of us who are into hand lettering and crafts will be able to gather in one place and share everything we know with each other. I’m super excited for the fun activities and workshops that would help me learn more about my passion for writing. Can’t believe that there’s an event where we could improve our skills and at the same time would give us an opportunity to help people. So for all of you who are interested, please come and join us, as we make Type Kita 3 another success. Cheers! 

Sabrina Escoto

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