“Not By The Book: Fashioning Design” by Tippi Ocampo


Project: “Not By The Book: Fashioning Design” by Tippi Ocampo
Tasks: Book graphic design and layout in collaboration with my friends & fellow designers Lizza Gutierrez and Patricia Labrador
Year of publication: October 2010
Client: Fashion designer Tippi Ocampo

My former UP College of Fine Arts blockmate and very good friend Tippi Ocampo has a very individual and creative fashion sense, something I and our classmates witnessed even back in school. I’ve always admired her funky style which is also why I chose to ask her to design my constellation-themed wedding gown. 🙂

I was overjoyed to learn that she was going to have a solo exhibit and write a book that detailed her out of the box thought process and sensibilities. I was honored to have been asked to design it, but it was going to be a big project so I asked two of my most trusted designer friends, Lizza Gutierrez and Chinggay Labrador if they were open to collaborating on the project with me and fortunately, they were game. Over lots of coffee dates & Google chats, the three of us decided on the overall look and assigned each other spreads to work on. The result was a whimsical chocolate fabric-covered confection with a hook and eye closure (Tippi’s logo) and fun, quirky, thread and fabric laden layouts.

Photos from the book launch are on Tippi’s website.

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Various logos for Rock Ed Philippines

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Rock Ed Philippines logo by founder Gang Badoy-Capati

Rock Ed is a volunteer group working to provide venues and events for alternative education through projects and various activities like concerts, film screenings, exhibits etc. My husband Arnold and I had the privilege of working the group by contributing our support through art and design (and in Arnold’s case, animation).

Here are a few of the logos I made for some of the projects:


Logo for Rock Ed Radio which used to air on NU107 and later on, JAM 88.3


Logo for Rock Aid Radio which provided on-air help, assistance, and updates during the times calamities struck our islands


Logo for Citizen Safe, a project of Rock Ed Philippines that supported the NDRRMC (National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council). It comprised of a series of gigs that rallied for a demand for efficient crime investigation methods and better training for law enforcers.


Logo for The Safety Series. Rock Ed partnered with the Department of Health to create a sustained and accessible campaign for HIV/AIDS awareness in the country.


Logo for Rock Malinaw, a vision-testing health project for public schools which is also tied up with Rock Eds eyeglass donation drive.


Logo for Rock Ed X, to celebrate ten years of Rock Ed Philippines projects.

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I'm Cynthia Bauzon-Arre, a Filipino watercolor artist & graphic designer. I live in QC with my graphic novelist husband Arnold and our friendly marmalade tabby Abbas. This blog has been chronicling my life, likes, and loves since 2001. [ more ]

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