Graphika Manila is the premiere design conference in the Philippines. The international speakers for this year were Jessica Hische, Ash Thorp, The Mill, Dvein & Sara Blake, along with local speaker Isabel Gatuslao.

We were asked to work on the branding for this year's event. We started with the idea of gods coming down to connect with its people, and from this basic idea it all spun out to notions of dissecting gods and figuring out what makes them breathe. We used a design aesthetic that fuses Pinoy ethnic culture and abstract ethereal forms.

Here is the almost 2-minute long opener that we created for Graphika Manila 2014.


Client: Graphika Manila 2014
Concept: The Acid House
Direction, design, 3D modeling, animation & compositing: Ivan Despi
2D animation: Gerone Perez, JC Revilloza & Ivan Despi
Original Score: Pauline Vicencio-Despi

February 2014


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