Filipino Folk Foundry (FFF) is A pseudo-scientific research publication on sign painting in the Philippines. It contains graphic and text questionnaires filled out by 24 sign painters from Metro Manila and one guy from Samar Island and over 10 stroke manuals. Writings include a manifesto on slow vs. fast typography—by Lobregat Balaguer (PH/ES), Veronica Grow (AU) and Niko Spelbrink (NL)—; an essay on identity politics and graffiti writing in the Philippines, plus two special, syndicated case studies on native type building: Nagari: Learning to make writing for India’s biggest script by Catherine Leigh Schmidt (Rhode Island School of Design/Fulbright Scholar, US), and The Babel Issue by Birk Marcus Hansen (DK), a bilingual typography experiment that combines Chinese and Roman characters.
Design by Dante Carlos and Kristian Henson.
Published by Hardworking Goodlooking, the publishing branch of The Office of Culture and Design (The OCD). Since December 2010, The OCD has functioned as a platform for artists, designers, writers, and projects that investigate solutions primarily for developing world issues. In 2013, they opened Hardworking Goodlooking, a publishing, and design studio, to consolidate the results of their experiments—and the experiments of others—in print and other formats.
Plastic Comb Binding, Riso-Printed on Recycled Newsprint, 8.5 x 11.25 inches, 300 pages, Third Edition, Hardworking Goodlooking for The Office of Culture and Design, Manila, Phillippines 2017.
This is a Third Edition printing!